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Old 08-04-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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Is there a shock tool that is better than others, or it really doesn't make a difference what shock tool i get ?
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:08 PM   #2
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I really like the Protek Shock shaft pliers, but any that have the part for installing ball ends should be just as good
https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...k-8267/p248643
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:42 PM   #3
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I second the Protek ones from A-Main, had them years never wanted another, would get again in an instant if I needed
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:24 PM   #4
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I made a tool to hold shock shafts out of a old set of wire strippers with the crimping tool on the nose. I took my Dremel and rounded off the sharp edges of the crimpers, polished them and have been using it for the last 10 years. I know I didn't answer your question, but just thought I'd throw out a repurpose idea!
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:25 PM   #5
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x3 I don’t have any others to compare to, but the protek haven’t let me down and get the job done.
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Old 08-05-2019, 12:55 AM   #6
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x4 I have protek as well. They just work. You'd only need to get another one if you happen to get a kit like Tekno where you need the hex shape for the shock caps.
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Nice! I've been meaning to buy a good pair of shock pliers. Looks like Protek is the way to go!

Thanks for the advice guys!
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:17 AM   #8
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Guess I'll throw in another vote for the Protek pliers, that was easily some of the best money I have ever spent in RC. In addition to holding shock shafts, they are great for holding links and turnbuckles while installing rod ends, holding shock bodies when tightening or loosening shock caps (getting the cap off the Incision shocks would have been a nightmare without these), and popping pivot balls in and out of rod ends.

Also if you are not in a hurry to get them, the Protek shock pliers are basically a lock to be heavily discounted for Amain's Black Friday sale. I think I paid $15 for my set one year.
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For strictly shock work I'd take a set of losi shock pliers over tekno. They are built like a normal plier so the shock shaft goes in on the other side of the fulcrum from your hand vs tekno on the same side as your hand. This just makes it easier to grab the shaft.

I have tekno pliers now, I had losi and sold them to a buddy after buying tekno. Handy little buggers!


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https://www.amainhobbies.com/team-lo...r99101/p204193

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This just makes it easier to grab the shaft.
The 13 year old that lives in my head is dying.

Back to the topic at hand, I have a Chinese knock-off of the Protek pliers. No complaints.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:28 AM   #11
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I have a Chinese knock-off of the Protek pliers. No complaints.
I second that

0 complains about Chinese knock-off of the Protek pliers

The only reason to get the beautiful Tekno shock tool or similar would be if you are a tool junkye

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Old 08-06-2019, 11:18 AM   #12
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I really like the Protek Shock shaft pliers, but any that have the part for installing ball ends should be just as good
https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...k-8267/p248643
I am a big fan of the Protek shock pliers as well. I like this design because you get more leverage and clamping force. That way you don't have to squeeze them hard to hold the shocks or shafts in place.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:07 PM   #13
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I didn't have the funds for the protek so bought this one .

Thanks guys for the info !

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Old 08-07-2019, 06:11 AM   #14
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I didn't have the funds for the protek so bought this one .
That's the exact one I have.
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