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Old May 19, 2007, 06:18 PM
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1.5 mm hex wrench

where the heck do i get a 1.5 mm hex wrench to change blades? Please dont tell me I have wait and order it! I have some small ones but nothing close to that small! Thanks.
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Old May 19, 2007, 06:34 PM
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Radio Shack has some precision screwdriver sets with hex drivers. I don't know specifically about metric, but it's worth looking.
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Old May 19, 2007, 07:57 PM
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Radio Shack, Ace hardware, Wal-Mart.
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Old May 20, 2007, 08:40 AM
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Also, most hobby shops selling planes, helis, cars, accessorys, etc will usually carry metric tools/hardware, since most everything made outside US is metric (rather than SAE).
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Old May 20, 2007, 08:51 AM
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If I have learned anything usefull at all from this hobby it is the metric system. At one point in my life I did not care for it, now I understand how good the metric system actually is.

Converting me to drive on the 'wrong' side of the road will probably prove more difficult.
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Old May 20, 2007, 11:23 AM
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Welcome aboard cdj, do **not** waste yor money on hex wrenches - what you want is a hex driver with a hardened tip. The one below has a replaceable shaft (you'll never need to) and as mentioned can be obtained from any hobby shop, or you can order them online from Tower Hobbies, Horizon Hobbies, etc. Integy and MIP have good ones too. If you don't want to wait to order, you're better off checking with auto supply stores or anywhere quality tools are sold.

Hardened tip hex drivers are your best hobby investment ever. Second comes the Dremel.
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Old May 21, 2007, 11:15 AM
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You've got that right. Like most hobbies, work, other pastimes, etc requiring some form of manual dexterity, you quickly learn (or soon will) that it make good sense to buy quality tools. While they may cost more, you get a better tool, service, and ease of use with them. Allen/hex key wrenches have their place in our hobby, but hardened ball drivers are the way to go if you plan to remain in the 'hobby' for any length of time.
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Old May 22, 2007, 10:51 AM
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Great, thanks for the welcome and the tips!
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Old May 22, 2007, 03:48 PM
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Yes, a good set of hex drivers, but I also find T handle hex wrenches come in very handy, metric or standard, and not expensive
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Old May 22, 2007, 05:21 PM
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one thing I might add from my experiance, is take the nut with you and make sure the driver actually fits it. I bought a hex wrench for my blade CP and it was just too small even tho it was supposed to be the exact size I needed, I had to return 2 of them and finnaly just order a second wrench set from esky (same wrench the Blade CP uses)
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Old May 23, 2007, 02:34 PM
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The BCX set screws are indeed 1.5 mm.
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Old May 24, 2007, 06:53 AM
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cdjflyslow,

You can also go to Sears, Lowes, and Home Depot. They all have 1.5 mm hex drivers in their tool departments. Radio Shack does have sets with 1.5 mm hex drivers. They, the 1.5 mm drivers, are really not that hard to find in the U.S.

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