Torx head screws

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Alistair Ross, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Is it me or do others find the Torx head fasteners a real pain, They seem to
    be used most it the car industries and I don't doubt that when it comes to
    assembly lines that air driven tools can be located quickly into these type
    of fasteners. But when it come to getting the bloody things out ! No matter
    the quality of the Torx bits it always seems hit or miss if the thing will
    grip and turn.
    I know lying in the drive with ice cold wind whistling up your trouser
    leg, your hands so cold you can feel them, the kids crying, the teas gone
    cold, the mortgage payments are to high, the wife mothers on the phone don't
    help but give me a hex head any time.

    My rant for the day.....ttfn.....Alistair
    Alistair Ross, Mar 1, 2004
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    brackenburn Guest

    Hi Alistair,

    " I know lying in the drive with ice cold wind whistling up your trouser
    Lucky you weren't wearing your kilt...............

    Andy I.
    brackenburn, Mar 1, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest

    I rather like Torx screws, my experience with them has been good, once I got
    a set of decent bits they work well, don't seem to strip out as easily as
    James Sweet, Mar 1, 2004
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    Volvoman Guest

    Well, I rather prefer torx since there *is* only one standard. If people
    finally would learn not to use a philips screwdriver on a pozidrive screw
    (and vice versa) much would be gained. How many of you have not tried to
    unscrew a worn screw, destroyed by an %¤#¤% owner who couldn't tell a pozi
    from a philips?!
    Volvoman, Mar 1, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest

    What's pozidrive? I've never even heard of it, probably just been calling it
    something else.
    James Sweet, Mar 1, 2004
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    Sammy Guest

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    Spiggy Topes Guest

    Almost identical to the Phillips screw, supposedly the next
    generation. I can't tell the difference, but then I live in Canada,
    where we have the Robertson screw. Sadly, the rest of you don't know
    what you're missing!
    Spiggy Topes, Mar 2, 2004
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