I bought these without hesitation due to all the positive comments, I purchased the 1.5mm 2mm and 2.5mm set. I used the 2mm about 95% of the time. I broke the tip on the 2mm then ordered a replacement and broke that tip within 2 weeks. I have to admit I did use them to put together several kits , like around 5 total for both drivers. Both times they broke I noticed it was when I was screwing a longer screw such as a 18mm into newer unthreaded hard plastic such as the TLR 22's a-arms. The screw and the hex tip got pretty hot just turning the driver by hand and I believe this is what caused it to break. Wish I could upload pics somehow on here to show. I did contact MIP and they are sending replacements for one of them but after breaking 2 of them Im going to go back to using my Protek hex drivers.
These wrenches are awesome! Very precise fit and great handles. Wish they made nut drivers too.
Excellent product. Very nice fit in screws and durable. Definitely add these to your tool collection.
the best tools, but a few months ago they were $31 and now $45...that price increase is absurd amain!!
I love these MIP hex drivers so much, they have such and exact fit into hex screws that they can even unscrew stripped screws
Tips are great, strong and keep their shape. Shaft is not, it can/will break, had 2 break on me.
I have had this set for over two years! And they are still sharp and work perfectly, Now I know some complain about the price but let me tell you its worth it. Ive tried a couple different brands of hex drivers and about a year in for most of them I found my self replacing the tips. This set is still going strong, I still trust it after all this time to use on the titanium screws in my 1/10th cars. Strongly recommend these, you cant beat the longevity of this product.
My path to MIP tools started with the need for a 1.3mm hex driver and about the same time a failing 1.5mm hex driver ruining screws and making more work for me. Below is copied and pasted from my review if the MIP 1.3 mm hex driver.
I needed a 1.3mm hex driver for the tail of an Align Trex 450L.i had one 1.3mm hex bit in a cheap metric tool set. It wouldn't work at all. It would spin completely around 360 degrees in the hex head. I borrowed an MIP tool and it fit perfectly, tight, and no, zero rotation in the hex head before contacting the facits.
So I returned the MIP driver to my friend and started shopping for one on AMain. I ran across an Align tool and it was half the price of the MIP tool and, well, Align. I have a positive opinion of their helis. So I bought it. See my review of that tool. Short story, it had way too much slop in the fit in the hex head, guaranteed to ruin screws over time and probably damage the tool as well.
I bought the MIP 1.3mm tool and the 3 piece 1.5, 2 and 2.5mm MIP set. My 1.5mm hex driver from an Eflite set was starting to ruin hex head screws and was itself rounding on the facit edges. I love everything about the MIP tools. It's really satisfying to work with tools that are so perfect for the job you're doing. I don't even mind the high price because these tools deliver value equal to the price and no frustration with tool caused problems.
Buy these. You won't regret it.
Absolutely the best! MIP hands down makes the very best hex drivers. Really like the new labels as their easy to read and color coded. Excellent, 5 stars, highly recommend!
Best tools that I have ever owned. I've used a variety of cheaper tools and wish I would have spent the extra money to start off with.
Awesome tools, the best I've bought yet. They have a very snug fit on screw heads, so much so that a couple that were already slightly rounded, and unable to unscrew with my hex keys, these got them out easily. BUY THEM YOU WON'T REGRET IT
The best rc tools I've ever used by far! They fit so snug into screw heads it just makes working on your cars so much easier and more enjoyable. The handles are very nice and make the wrench feel like such a quality tool. I've been using them for months and they show no wear at all. It's a little pricey for three wrenches, but I'd say they're well worth it.
I have been using these hex drivers to work on my 1/8 nitro buggies for about 4 months now and i am very happy with them compared to some other tools i had been using. They have lasted through countless wrenching sessions and they still fit very snug in the screw heads and have not warn much at all, if at all. The plastic handles are great and prevent blisters and cramps in your hands due to their shape and design compared to tools with aluminium handles. I also like the fact that the driver bit is permanently attached very securely to the handle. This sounds like a negative because u cant replace the tip (not that u should have to worry about that cos they dont wear much and are very strong) but i cannot recall how many times i have gone to get a loctited screw out with an aluminium handle tool with a set screw holding the tip and it has slipped, the set screw has loosened or fallen out, or worst of all the set screw has stripped the aluminium thread in the handle. Overall, Iam very happy with the tools and highly recommend them to anybody who needs tools and wants the best at the best price. They are a very reasonable price, good handles, excellent tips, they fit the screw heads very precisely even after countless hours of use and I have not stripped the head of a screw since I started using these tools. GOOD JOB MIP
The MIP tools are the best i have found, if you buy cheap you will be back to buy these....
Strongly recommended for continued use, repairs and a new build
Well I used my wrenches for the first time and I have to say, they wormlike no other wrench I've ever had.
Super impressed! ON the topic of another persons comment about the tip getting hot while turning the wrench on a 19 mm screw.
Do you have super powers like the Flash to produce that much power to turn your wrist that fast.
They are decent drivers. You will hear a lot about them. When I hear the amount of excellent work that goes into them I wonder - why they could not take the xtra step, which is what people do when they want to make something amazing, to engrave the size of the hex driver somewhere - anywhere - on the driver. Instead, they toss in a very cheap piece of paper - mine had the staples from the package punched through on all the labels. The paper stickers showing the size has terrible stick. If you look at the picture - they are even coming up there. This is what we call in the engineering world - a weak effort. Was it really that much effort to engrave the size - anywhere - on the drivers? I am guessing it was super cheap to put their name on the handles - as you could pump out a ton that are all the same and save cost.
So no, I do not believe they put their best effort into these drives. This opens the door for other companies to jump on this weak effort.
Quality of the driver itself seems excellent, but disappointed in the labeling. With a tool this expensive I should not have to apply the sizing labels myself. The labels themselves are difficult to align with small text that is difficult to read. I would not recommend these at this price point
Not super impressed with these. They were great at first but we use them at work (to repair rc vehicles) and they started rounding off after a few months. Im sure with average use they would get a few years fairly trouble free, but the 2.0 is completely useless at this point and we haven't really had them that long. We have a set of Dynamite wrenches we got years before the MIPs and they have held up far better.