Hudy Engine Break-In Bench

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The HUDY Engine Break-In Bench is the ultimate tool for easy, safe, and professional break-in of .12, .15 and .21 size SG crank bump-start engines. The bench allows for a controlled break-in process that reduces wear & tear on engine components and increases performance, reliability, and longevity. Constructed of top-quality aluminum and spring steel components, the Break-In Bench comes partially assembled from the factory to get you running sooner.

A thick aluminum base plate with integrated clamps allows quick, solid mounting on any workbench. A large protective propeller shroud safely covers the included prop. Includes pre assembled throttle linkage, universal engine mounts, large-capacity 125cc fuel tank, prop spinner, and all necessary hardware.

Requires use of an electric drill (not included) to spin the prop to start the engine. On-road type header is required to route the exhaust the correct direction.  

  • May not fit RTR engines or rotary style carburetors. Customers may need to make modifications to work in these applications. HUDY/AMain Hobbies assumes no responsibility for any damage or injury caused by any modifications to the Engine Break-In Bench or engines.
  • The break-in bench has been designed for .21 engines. However, most .28 motors currently available are a larger bore/stoke version of a standard .21 and should fit on the bench.

This product was added to our catalog on October 5, 2006

Daniel Jones
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jan 18 2014 (about 10 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
Great tool which is invaluable for nitro racers who break in a few engines each season. It cuts so much of the required track time and wear and tear on the car when breaking in engines. I've also found that the engines broke in on the break in bench generally last longer and run smoother with lower temperatures, better idling, holds tune better and has more power than engines broken in on track. It's very well made and will last years if looked after. For the price I believe the bench pays for itself after just a few engines! Buy it you won't be sorry.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Feb 14 2013 (about 11 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
I had own this product for almost three year it has finish breakin six of my nitro engine on and off road from .12 to .21. And now I have a few more nitro to breakin especially the one from murnan. As you may read the review from other user I don't have to say much about this product. It is super Great product to have if you are running nitro. I understand there is lots of different way of breaking in the nitro but I found this way with the Hudy bench is much more easier, and way more control to how you want to perform the breakin process.
John Neary
Verified Owner
Thursday, Apr 24 2008 (about 16 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
Super nice tool to have, fits almost all sizes of engines and comes with everything you will need. Make sure to get a on road header for you pipe as the U shaped off road ones do not work with this break in stand.

5 star item.
Melbourne Adams
Sunday, Aug 28 2016 (about 7 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
excellent built & materials used, not to mention the ease of use for beginners like myself. very easy to assemble with detailed instructions. will purchase another in the near future or an upgraded model if hudy makes one. WELL DONE HUDY! i give this break-in bench a 2 thumbs up and 2 big toes up(way up).
Boris Majic
Verified Owner
Saturday, May 14 2016 (about 7 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
Hudy break in bench is a great product and high quality materials.Very simple to use, and perfect for break in new nitro engine.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Apr 25 2010 (about 13 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
Hudy you need a medal! if you break in 2 nitro car engines in your life its worth buying this bench!! just get (onroad) manifold,pipe,crankshaft locking tool,fuel,glowdriver and i suggest a good 12v rotory airplane starter (you dont need this but it helps! as the included drill atachment WILL struggle on most rechargable drills) and you will be pleased you did! Amainhobbies needs a big pat on the back for having this item!! as its paid for itself 4 times over and runs in engines better than putting them in cars!!!
Jared D
Tuesday, Apr 19 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
This is a nice tool however I do not run my engines without an air filter under any circumstances so when I first purchased the stand it sat around my garage for a little bit till I found an air filter that fit it. I found that the Traxxas TRA5266 or TRA5267 depending on your carb. Filter works you just have to trim a little off the prop guard. Also if you are having issues with the prop hitting you can shim the brass collet out some. Now my experiences is with.21 engines only. I also tape the front prop guard to limit airflow to engine. I don’t think it’s wise to run it without prop, you want a little drag or resistance on engine and the prop pushing air provides just that. Hope this helps some users and I would definitely recommend it!!
abdul rashid
Verified Owner
Friday, Sep 24 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
Item delivered as ordered n not damaged n i've tried it with my 1/10 new engine n it works
Mike C
Verified Owner
Friday, Feb 2 2018 (about 6 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
If you are a nitro head like myself this is a must have. I made a little wood stand to hold mine and have routes for the exhaust to flow away from the stand. It stays super clean and it makes break in a breeze. I bash race kits (Losi nitro truggy and buggy) It is a great tool to ensure a long life for those pricey modified or race engines.
Brendan Orr
Verified Owner
Saturday, Dec 8 2012 (about 11 years ago)
Hudy Engine Break-In Bench
this is a good tool overall, although i have come across a few problems, you cant run the prop on some motors as it hits the carb, especially if you run a removable venturi. this also means you can not use an air filter whilst the prop is on, also the plastic pole that holds the throttle linkage on split down the middle and broke, i decided not to use the prop to break the engines in and just fitted the clutch as i believed the prop actually didnt let the engines get hot enough.