Tell us about the items in your toolbox (or the toolbox itself) or on your workbench that you can't be without or that make RC maintenance easier.
- Blue Loctite Threadlocker is used more than any other tool in my RC shop.
- you have gotta have a spare steering rod and nitro fuel and fuel dispencer and tyres and body
- —Guest dj300
- I always have personal lubricant readily available, and not not for that. I use it to fill shocks when the time arrives where you are out of shock oil. Its great for crawler shocks, and bashers.
- —Guest TRX
- A hands-free magnifying glass is a must for building kits and for doing other detail work. I also keep a smaller handheld one in my toolbox. Also good for searching for dropped screws.
- —Guest Paul
- I always keep a small magnet in one compartment of my toolbox. I use it to hold tiny little screws and pins when I'm taking apart or rebuilding my car so I don't lose them.
- —Guest KenMcGee
My Ultimate tool!
- A screw driver, i know it isnt much but my wheely king 4x4's drive shaft keeps on popping, when you hit a kerb or something like that. Need it to undo the shocks.
- —Guest G mannnn
- every thing revalves around my sguare drive bits. you need them for rc this rc that.
- —Guest jeremy
- One of those rotary tools with lots of attachments. With my rcs I use engraving tools to cut grooves into my tires. For stripped screws the cutting wheel comes in handy. You can cut a slot in the head so you can then use a flat screwdriver on it.
- —Guest devilboy
Long and Short Bit Sets
- Get bit sets for screwdrivers that have hex and flathead and all kinds of others. Cobalt makes a good one and it comes with long shaft nutdrivers too. Goes good with a pistol grip cordless screwdriver. Mine is Black & Decker. Saves on tired wrists. Be sure to get all lengths so you can get into all kinds of tight or hard to reach places.
- —Guest John
- Allen wrenches or hex wrenches are a must have. And get as many sizes as you can especially the super tiny ones. I've run into RCs where you needed 2 or more different sizes on the one vehicle. I use them lots more than almost any other tool.
- —Guest Steve
- A good sharp hobby knife comes in handy for bodywork. Use it to cut decals, trim up wheel wells (even on rtr bodies), trim masks/tape when painting bodies and trim up any bits or knobs of plastic that shouldn't be there (I run into that a lot on some cheap toy rcs). Change the blades regularly!!!! Dull knives are worthless.
- —Guest ToddC