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This guy is a total moron
« on: May 19, 2012, 07:10:06 PM »
http://garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150719

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Using Torx Socket on Hex Heads
Can we use Torx sockets on hex heads? Of course we can. It'll be like using a "super flank drive" socket. The lobes of the Torx socket will be applying pressure on the face of the hex head, not the corner.

Question is, what size Torx fits what size hex? We always compare the compatibility between SAE and metric, I haven't seen any comparison between Torx and metric. I can measure the distance from lobe to lobe but I don't have any Torx sockets. Specs found on Torx do not have the number for lobe to lobe. They have "Anti-lobe" to "Anti-lobe" .


That's gotta be about the most stupid post I've ever seen on GJ. 

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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 07:21:37 PM »
Start pulling CV  joints on rustbelt VW models and you will see that where the 8mm allen fails a T25 will dig in and loosen the bolt without stripping it out right off.  You still have to replace the bolt but that was a given most times anyway.
My lone T25 socket was bought for that and still saves the day when needed.  I do have the 8mm hex and the 12pt M8 also for when they are in good shape.

This dude is just overthinking the entire idea.  As an emergency thing its ok, as a substitute its a bad idea.

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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 07:30:20 PM »
As an emergency thing its ok, as a substitute its a bad idea.

Exactly.

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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 08:13:15 PM »
I broke a Snap-on torx driver when I was too lazy to dig out my metric allen keys.  lolx Had a hell of a time getting the set screw out with a broke off torx bit in it...
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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 08:44:11 PM »
There lies the failure Altec.   Mine is a no name asain cheapo and has lasted years.  Your SO just can't measure up to  No Name tools, can it?

 :D :D

Seriously, it takes a smooth hand to make sure it don't twist out or go sideways somehow on those F-it bolts.  You gotta get em out the first time or its a bigger mess on the 2nd attempt.  I used to mess it up half the time the 1st attempt, I've improved with practice.  One of four will invariably go bad now.

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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 09:30:24 PM »
I think it was the size (T15), combined with the material the set screw was in (aluminum). It was fully seated, and fit like a glove. But the first time putting pressure it it the driver went "ping."  lolx It rung the tip off just above the hole in the set screw.
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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 11:54:42 PM »
maybe if the torx socket isn't available, a guy could just pound a flat blade screwdriver into the hex hole, then clamp a vise grip to the screwdriver handle and turn the bolt out.  :)

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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 03:14:06 PM »
honestly, who gives a shit how someone uses their own tools?

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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2012, 01:51:35 AM »
hmmm the name on one of those replies looks kind of familiar  maybe a short and condensed version?

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Re: This guy is a total moron
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 09:35:30 PM »
I'm glad there's not rust on the vast majority of cars I see here.
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Re: This guy is a total moron
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