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Old 03-12-2022, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default MIP or VP?

Looking for a fresh set of hex drivers, wondering if to go with MIP (yellow handles, not sure if they do others)
Or the Vanquish set, who uses which and which do you prefer?
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Old 03-12-2022, 11:52 AM   #2
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Iím picking the MIPS, Iíve broken 2 of the 1.5 VP, never a MIP yet


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Old 03-12-2022, 11:55 AM   #3
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I can highly recommend the MIP drivers, very high quality. Can't speak for vanquish as I've never seen any
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Old 03-12-2022, 11:58 AM   #4
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I have the VP. Liking them so far. They are pricey but, I prefer the handles over MIP. I have used the for non RC related tasks as well. I am not sure if the MIP have replaceable tips or not but, I like the fact that the VP tools do. As an aside, for 1/4" drivers, I went with Traxxas as they were cheaper and you get more pieces for the money.
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Old 03-12-2022, 12:05 PM   #5
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Iím picking the MIPS, Iíve broken 2 of the 1.5 VP, never a MIP yet


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Same here.

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Old 03-12-2022, 12:28 PM   #6
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Are the tips replaceable in the yellow handled ones? Only reason I am being specific about those is that's what's available for me in the UK.
The VPs actually work out more than twice as expensive to import.
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Old 03-12-2022, 12:36 PM   #7
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No the tips are not replaceable on the MIP drivers I'm afraid

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Old 03-12-2022, 12:41 PM   #8
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Hmmmm, bit screwed if it snaps then lol.
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:21 PM   #9
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Hmmmm, bit screwed if it snaps then lol.

Iíd be shocked if any MIP snaps. I believe they are guaranteed


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Old 03-12-2022, 01:23 PM   #10
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Iíd be shocked if any MIP snaps. I believe they are guaranteed


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Be interesting to hear if anyones snapped one after a few years useage.
If not, I will order them for sure.
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:40 PM   #11
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Havenít used the MIP drivers yet, but Iíve only ever heard good things.

Iíve used the VP metric hex and nut drivers for the last couple years without issue.
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Old 03-12-2022, 02:17 PM   #12
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Iíd be shocked if any MIP snaps. I believe they are guaranteed


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I use Vanquish after snapping a 1.5mm and 2(!) 2.0mm MIP ones. Used my old ass Integy drivers until the Vanquish ones came in. Much more comfortable handles w/ball bearing caps (handles are all the same size) with the Vanquish and replaceable tips. I do know several others who use the MIP ones and love them so Iíd suggest get whatever set is more accessible and agrees with your wallet.
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Old 03-12-2022, 08:38 PM   #13
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MIP all the way. If you're not crazy about the MIP handles, or the fact that the tips aren't replaceable, buy the MIP 1/4" driver inserts and a 1/4" driver handle of your choice. Best of all worlds.

Though I can't imagine the MIPs wearing out in any reasonable amount of time-- mine are still so tight in fasteners that it's often frustrating.
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Old 03-12-2022, 08:58 PM   #14
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MIP 100%

Ive only replaced one screwdriver in 20 years of using MIP products and that screwdriver was lost Alos the drill Hexes area must
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Old 03-13-2022, 06:16 AM   #15
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I just ordered the yellow handled ones, since they come with lifetime warranty, hopefully that applies to us UK guys, then if anything does go wrong, hopefully it'll be replaced, I don't tend to really crank down hard on my screws, but my EDS and Arrowmax are definitely wearing out pretty good now and tips don't really last long.
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Old 03-13-2022, 08:13 PM   #16
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MIP sets the standard for great RC tools. I've worn a few out over a couple decades... but that should be expected.
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Old 03-31-2022, 12:56 PM   #17
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havent used either but i use PROTEK after going through abunch of the cheap ones
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Old 03-31-2022, 07:07 PM   #18
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havent used either but i use PROTEK after going through abunch of the cheap ones
Iíve heard a lot of positive feedback about those. Thought about trying their speed tips.
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Old 04-01-2022, 10:45 PM   #19
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I managed to snap one MIP 1.5 driver by being stupid.

Tools that aren't prybars, shouldn't be used for prying. That especially applies to thin shafts of metal.

The tip was still in sharp shape when the shaft shattered though. Had I not been dumb with it, I'd still be using it, 6 years later.
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Old 04-02-2022, 10:56 AM   #20
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MIP all the way. If you're not crazy about the MIP handles, or the fact that the tips aren't replaceable, buy the MIP 1/4" driver inserts and a 1/4" driver handle of your choice. Best of all worlds.
Great idea! Why didn't I think of that? Now to find a good handle........

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