Hitachi Electric Screwdriver

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  1. Tabb Firchau

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  2. Benjamin Rowland

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    Just added those to the purchase list. Thanks for the recommendations.
     
  3. Johnny Beavers

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    Fantastic! That'll save some time for sure. Thanks man!
     
  4. Ed Tan

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    thanks for the tip! =D
     
  5. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    One thing that really makes the Hitachi driver nice is a set of these balldriver metric hex shank bits -- especially the 2.0 and 2.5 mm bits:
    http://www.amazon.com/Bondhus-11099...343766692&sr=1-18&keywords=bondhus+balldriver

    It allows you come at the M3 bolts from an angle.

    I also found these to be useful: http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-79495-31...TF8&qid=1343766780&sr=1-1&keywords=Wiha+79495

    I take a couple the less-likely-to-be-used bits out and put in the Bondhus 2.0 and 2.5 mm bits in their place.

    Finally, for the props I use this socket wrench with the Hitachi driver set to 13 (just the right torque to get the props snug) -- I would estimate it takes me about five seconds to do/undo a Nylock nut for a prop:
    http://www.amazon.com/Sunex-810mdmg...-Inch+Drive+10-Mm+Deep+Magnetic+Impact+Socket

    My backup is this flex-head wrench:
    http://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-99...0+10mm+Flex-Head+Combination+Ratcheting+Wrenc

    Hope this helps.
    Andy.
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Oh, you're right, Ben...I forgot to mention that didn't I?
    I got a set of these and used just the right hand one -- it might be cheaper to try and find just the one you need rather than get the whole set, but the set's not too pricey.

    Andy.
     
  7. Benjamin Rowland

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    Thanks Andy! I actually deleted my question because as soon as I hit submit, I smacked my forehead - I knew exactly the adapter I needed. I think I have one out in the garage, somewhere....
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    No sweat. I had such an adapter out in the garage somewhere too....but there comes a point where it's more cost-effective to buy a replacement and declare the original Missing In Action.

    Andy.
     
  9. Janne Hoglund

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    Thanks everyone for every bit of usefull info, this forum is great :)
     
  10. Benjamin Rowland

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    Well I didn't find the adapters in my garage, but I did find them down the street at Ace Hardware. Thanks again Andy!
     

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