If you are new to the RC world, you will have to work on your car sooner or later.
Here are a few of my favorite picks for tools. These are the tools I use on a regular basis and ones you will probably need right off the bat.
Lets start with the tool you will use the most.
The driver set. Some people like to have an expensive set of dedicated drivers but if they get lost or damaged you have to buy them again. my preference is for a set that is inexpensive, takes little room in my box and gets the job done. Due to their low cost, I can get a second set as a backup and even get a third set to put in my mobile tool box.
Next is the RC stand.
I use this thing every time I work on my cars. It is very handy.
Next is an electric powered screwdriver and drill.
I wanted to combine two tools in one here so I opted for a single device that is both an electric screwdriver with a low RPM and a high speed power drill. I am glad I did because this tool does both things superbly!
The next tool I use constantly is a Soldering Iron.
You may not think you need one but if you buy batteries, you will sooner or later.
All batteries and the RC vehicles that use them come with a batter connector. These can often be mismatched as there are lots of different connectors out there. Taking the time to put all of your batteries and vehicles on the same type of connector will save plenty of time down the road. You know what I mean if you have ever been out and you can not connect your brand new batteries to your car.
Of course if you are going to get a good soldering gun you need good solder and other soldering items to get the job done quickly and done right.
Optional but Recommended
Next is some two sided tape.
Very useful when you need it.
Various Hand Tools
I find these tools necessary and use them often.
Small Needle Nose Pliers
Small Dykes / Flush Cutters
Small Guage Wire Strippers
Curved Scissors for Lexan Bodies
Some of these links have two items in them. I often buy two tools at the same time so I have a tool for my workbench and my mobile tool box.
Next we have some more hand tools but you have a choice with this one as I use both.
Now you need a box to carry all of your tools.
If you are like me you want to be able to work on your RC vehicles on the go, you will need a mobile tool box. Here is the tool box I carry. It is a modular box that will let you add on a wheeled base and various other boxes so you can connect the boxes together as one big tool box and wheel it around like a dolly or a truck.
The best part of this is that you can mix and match the boxes to your needs.
So for my needs I use the top box for chargers, the drawer box for my batteries, the next one down is my tool box and the wheeled bottom is my spare parts - drone, cameras and transmitter. Everything is in one place. I grab it, go, and I am ready to RC!
For starters, I suggest getting only one box, the tool box, and expanding as you see the need.
The tool box, in the photo above is located second from the bottom. It should hold all the tools I have recommended to you here and leave you lots of room to expand the tool set as you need.