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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:59 am

I will say that in failure-prone conditions where red loctite is present or it's on a knife where someone has already partially stripped a screw i'm working on, wiha bits have twisted on me rather than strip the screw. That's the preferable failure mode in my opinion.
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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby Mm1313 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:05 am

I have a few sets of Wiha & Wera drivers/bits. While they're both very good quality, I have had broken tips(on t6 only) and sum deforming on a few over the years... For the past year though o only use one brand and couldn't be happier, PB Swiss. Very expensive, difficult to find but worth every penny IMO. if u I spend $100 on a set of Torx drivers so that it prevents damage on potentially tens of thousands of dollars worth of knives, it doesn't seem like a bad deal anymore.

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby JuPaul » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:11 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:21 am
I am a big tool junkie and have everything from Snap On to Wiha to Wera to Witte to Felo to Vessel to Bonhus to Harbor Freight! But for drivers and bits I have found PB Swiss to be the best there is. Expensive but totally worth it. Definitely go for the bits and bit holder. Much cheaper to replace a bit than a screwdriver! And the Crosshandle Driver is perfect for knives with loctite. It allows you to turn the driver while applying constant downward pressure so you will likely never strip a screw if you do it right.
I definitely see how this handle shape would be excellent. I may give the PB holder and bits a shot, and also get a set of cheaper Wiha fixed drivers. Sometimes it's nice not to have to fiddle with changing bits.
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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby abbazaba » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:14 pm

+1 for Wiha. I used cheapies for years, but the Wiha torx (and phillips) drivers lock into heads with more confidence and bite.

The Wiha 36291 is my favorite set, with the thicker handles for more control.

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby wsdavies » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:16 pm

Wiha. I have taken apart something like 5,000 Spyderco knives and that is all we use and trust.

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby Mike Blue » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:37 pm

My WIHA small bit set goes back so far I can't find a comparable combination on their website. It will be akin to the precision handle sets but has a hex throat to change bits instead of being committed to a fixed driver.

I really like the small handle because it keeps me from over-torquing the screw. Small screws tend to be 18-8 stainless unless you know for certain what you are buying. They can strip out quickly. A driver that does not allow you to load up on the screw head is priceless. Getting one of these small screws out when you've stripped it and you don't have a bit that works, will teach you many things very quickly.

The normal ritual assembly-disassembly process of making a folding knife is a hard stress on these. Sometimes a maker will go through a few sets of screws building a knife, then replacing them at the very end with a brand new group.

Loctite is not a permanent barrier. I've had success even with red loctite by a soak in warm water.

Maybe someone already said this before...

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby Bloke » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:09 pm

Hey Julia, I have a set of Wiha Picofinish torx screwdrivers though the largest in the set is a T8 so I bought a T10 separately for Military pivots.

The tips are fine glass blasted or etched by the look and the ends are square without a chamfer which affords best purchase, I reckon. They work very well and I’ve been able to disassemble any Spyderco I like without damaging screws.

For what it’s worth, I think the “trick” to not damaging screws is to keep driver plumb and exert more down thrust than torque thus not allowing the driver to twist out of the screw’s driver pocket. :)
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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby JuPaul » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:45 pm

Bloke wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:09 pm

For what it’s worth, I think the “trick” to not damaging screws is to keep driver plumb and exert more down thrust than torque thus not allowing the driver to twist out of the screw’s driver pocket. :)
That's a big reason I want a new set. The cheaper folding set I have doesn't allow for much downward pressure since the wrenches are on pivots.
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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby JMM » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:07 pm

I've been using this Wiha set for a year or so now, best set I've ever seen/had/used by far...

Wiha 36590 Torx Hex Key Set, Wing Handle, 7 Piece - $25
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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby shunsui » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:18 pm

My Crimson Trace laser grip came with 0.028" hex adjusters for windage and elevation. The hex L wrench they sent with the grip was so worthless they sent two.

After briefly trying the wrench, I stopped and ordered a Wiha 0.028" hex driver. When I got it, I was amazed at how solid it was, machined down from the driver shaft, rather than a pin sized flimsy wrench.

Worked perfectly, precise adjustments of the laser position, and no sense it would ever strip the tiny hex adjusters.

When I need a tool, if Wiha makes one, I buy it.

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby SpyderGrill » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:05 pm

I bought a 6 pack of Wiha bits only from amazon I think. T5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. I have drivers for the bits

https://www.amazon.com/Wiha-71570-Torx- ... 258&sr=8-3

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby fixall » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:19 pm

Dazen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:48 am
This is what I use most of the time.

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Are you me?

This is the exact setup I use 99% of the time. Fantastic tools.

One of my other hobbies is computers so I also have a very comprehensive ifixit kit for when I need speciality bits or a second driver because of a free spinning pivot.

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby JuPaul » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:39 pm

fixall wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:19 pm
Dazen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:48 am
This is what I use most of the time.

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Are you me?

This is the exact setup I use 99% of the time. Fantastic tools.

One of my other hobbies is computers so I also have a very comprehensive ifixit kit for when I need speciality bits or a second driver because of a free spinning pivot.
Thanks a bunch, everyone! The PB bit holder was on backorder until late april, so I ended up ordering this set exactly. Also will probably get a set of the Wiha fixed wrenches mentioned a few times above as well. Thanks to amazon prime they'll be at my door friday and ready to instal the terotuf delica scales that are also on their way. ;) :D
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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby Notchlubber » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:52 am

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:39 pm
fixall wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:19 pm
Dazen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:48 am
This is what I use most of the time.

Image
Are you me?

This is the exact setup I use 99% of the time. Fantastic tools.

One of my other hobbies is computers so I also have a very comprehensive ifixit kit for when I need speciality bits or a second driver because of a free spinning pivot.
Thanks a bunch, everyone! The PB bit holder was on backorder until late april, so I ended up ordering this set exactly. Also will probably get a set of the Wiha fixed wrenches mentioned a few times above as well. Thanks to amazon prime they'll be at my door friday and ready to instal the terotuf delica scales that are also on their way. ;) :D
Awesome, Julia! I'm sure the new set will bring you joy. Nothing like a good set of tools!

If you end up wanting a thinner driver, I've been using ifixit brand drivers with micro wiha bits. Best deal I've found on the drivers is here: https://www.threeriversmfg.com/knives/i ... um-handles . They have really nice bearings at the top and very grippy knurling. If you order one at a time, it's free shipping to boot. Three Rivers' customer service is excellent, as well!

Enjoy your tinkering! :)

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby Daniel » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:50 pm

Wiha Power Bit Torx set

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby Dazen » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:31 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:39 pm
fixall wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:19 pm
Dazen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:48 am
This is what I use most of the time.
Are you me?

This is the exact setup I use 99% of the time. Fantastic tools.

One of my other hobbies is computers so I also have a very comprehensive ifixit kit for when I need speciality bits or a second driver because of a free spinning pivot.
Thanks a bunch, everyone! The PB bit holder was on backorder until late april, so I ended up ordering this set exactly. Also will probably get a set of the Wiha fixed wrenches mentioned a few times above as well. Thanks to amazon prime they'll be at my door friday and ready to instal the terotuf delica scales that are also on their way. ;) :D
Great choice, you won’t be disappointed!

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby 208 tim » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:25 pm

Wiha precision drivers and a couple of wiha flag drivers.

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby toxophilus » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:55 am

Dazen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:48 am
This is what I use most of the time.

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+1 on what Dazen uses, I have the same set up; I added a Winchester firearm screw driver bit set (Walmart, though it is sturdy) as it has very thin flat screw driver bits that fit very nicely between stubborn scales when I'm doing scale updates/swaps.

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:42 pm

Dazen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:48 am
This is what I use most of the time.

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The Torx kit that I got from Benchmade at their booth at the 2004 BLADE Show has really served me well over the years which is quite similar to that one you displayed. But I'm always up for improvement. I would even like to see some type of a multi-tool set up with all those Torx bits in the set up. I've heard from a friend that the SNAP-On tool trucks also offer a Torx kit similar to that one as well. You can not go wrong with Snap-On even though they are a bit pricey.

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Re: Best torx wrench set

Postby koenigsegg » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:32 am

Wright.88 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:31 am
BONDHUS, 12632, T6-T25 GORILLA GRIP FOLDUP TORX TOOL SET https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000E7ZLHQ/re ... xEb5T613GH

I’ve had one of these for years and have never stripped a torx screw or any of the tool heads. It’s not the most ergonomic though if you’re using it often.

Also use a leatherman bit kit from my wave and extender which has worked really well.
Yes this is the set I use and never had a stripped driver, compact and cheap
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