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Old 07-21-2020, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default 5.5mm and 7mm the only nut drivers you will need?

I have a SCX10 OG RTR and noticed that I only need 5.5mm and 7mm nut drivers for maintenance.

I just got a Capra kit and haven't even touched it yet due to life.

Does the same apply? Basically all I need is 5.5mm and 7mm for nut drivers? I already have a set of MIP hex drivers from my RC helicopter days.

Trying to minimize my tools or should I just get the Dynamite metric nut driver set and be done with it? If just the two sizes I was going to go Wiha.

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Old 07-21-2020, 10:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: 5.5mm and 7mm the only nut driver you will need?

Sizes , yes but remember there are always a few nuts that the drivers are too long for. , then it’s needle scaring nose pliers or a set of flat wrench’s, WIHA tools are top notch for me


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Old 07-21-2020, 10:43 AM   #3
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Thanks! I already have a set of Sears mini open ended and box wrenches in mm sizes. A very nice set and I don't think they make them any more. They were Made in USA. Those were the days!
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Default Re: 5.5mm and 7mm the only nut driver you will need?

I was going to suggest getting a 5.5mm open ended wrench instead of a 5.5mm nut driver because I use the open ended wrench about 10 times more than a driver on M3 nuts.

Actually looking at my Capra, it has almost no (and it may be zero) M3 nuts so a 5.5mm wrench isn't really needed to build one.
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I was going to suggest getting a 5.5mm open ended wrench instead of a 5.5mm nut driver because I use the open ended wrench about 10 times more than a driver on M3 nuts.

Actually looking at my Capra, it has almost no (and it may be zero) M3 nuts so a 5.5mm wrench isn't really needed to build one.
Oh? Let me take a look at the online manual then. Haven't open the box yet.

EDIT: you're right! Looking on the PDF I found zero M3 nuts. Saved me some $$$.

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