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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Torx bit sizes?

Starting to dismantle the 03, and realized I sent my bits with the 01 when we sold it. So now that it gotta go buy some - anyone have an educated guess at the different sizes I will need besides a 45 and 50?

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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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I find it useful to have pretty much everything from T10-T65, when doing automotive work (but I've got them all the way down to a T4, for small electronics.)
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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T-55 for sure, but I wuld just go buy another complete set if I were you !
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I've never needed anything bigger than a T-55 on my TJ - maybe I haven't pulled it apart enough

I seem to go through the T-40's pretty regularly but a whole new set (or 2) would be the way to go.
I say 2 sets becuse the regular socket TORX are invaluable but these T-handle TORX are also very useful - here's a set at Quadratec as an example

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92810_216.htm
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Sears has a torx set in 3/8" drive that's pretty complete for $20-30 dollars.

Can't remember the brand, but, I think it starts with an "L"
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Probably the Lisle set. I have that one from Sears. Bit size from T10 - T60
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Yeah, I was going to hit Sears for the set. It's funny how they used the torx - drivers seat had three standard hex and one torx. Crazy.
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Roll cage has a T60 security torx near the door strikers if you are taking that out.
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I have a couple different sets. I did just pick up an impact set in 1/2" drive from Harbor frieght for about $12.00. Guarenteed for life. What the heck.
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Roll cage has a T60 security torx near the door strikers if you are taking that out.
I passed on getting a bit for these by removing them with a vicegrip and replaced with standard grade 8 bolts.
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I have a couple different sets. I did just pick up an impact set in 1/2" drive from Harbor frieght for about $12.00. Guarenteed for life. What the heck.
Bear in mind that "the best warranty is the one you don't need."

Snap-On is guaranteed for life, and I don't have to use it very often (if at all.)

Craftsman is guaranteed for life, and i don't have to use it very often either (a bit more than Snap-On, but I'm sure that will change. Wonder what I'll have to source next - S&K? Proto?)

Not much point to a "lifetime warranty" if you've got to take the tool in every time you use it.
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Trust me, I agree totally with you. I am not a Harbor frieght only kinda guy. I do know "You get what you pay for". That's the reason 95% of my tools are Craftsman and Snap-on. I just purchase certain things from Harbor Frieght. You know, the things you'll use maybe once or twice and don't feel like paying a million dollars for. Like I said, I have a couple of sets of torx bits, I just saw those and said what the heck, $12.00, impact, life-time waranty, why not...................what's $12.00.
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Bear in mind that "the best warranty is the one you don't need."

Snap-On is guaranteed for life, and I don't have to use it very often (if at all.)

Craftsman is guaranteed for life, and i don't have to use it very often either (a bit more than Snap-On, but I'm sure that will change. Wonder what I'll have to source next - S&K? Proto?)

Not much point to a "lifetime warranty" if you've got to take the tool in every time you use it.
Ive broken my snap on 88 tooth flex head 3/8 ratchet at work twice already and ive had it for maybe six months. Ive had all of my craftsman ratchets for over 6 years and never broken one. Same thing with Matco, ive broken my 1/2 inch ratchet with a 24 inch handle as well. The tool truck tools aren't always necessarily better, the service they give you is what you pay for, not the tools.
op Lisle makes good quality tools that are affordable. Every tool I have from them is stout and worth what I paid. Gearwrench is also one of the best. Fyi KD tools makes gearwrench and matco brand tools. Same manufacturer, half the price.
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Ive broken my snap on 88 tooth flex head 3/8 ratchet at work twice already and ive had it for maybe six months. Ive had all of my craftsman ratchets for over 6 years and never broken one. Same thing with Matco, ive broken my 1/2 inch ratchet with a 24 inch handle as well. The tool truck tools aren't always necessarily better, the service they give you is what you pay for, not the tools.
op Lisle makes good quality tools that are affordable. Every tool I have from them is stout and worth what I paid. Gearwrench is also one of the best. Fyi KD tools makes gearwrench and matco brand tools. Same manufacturer, half the price.
True - everything's getting cheaper these days.

I too have had excellent results with Lisle - I have a couple of ideas to submit, once I get them drawn up. But, I've got plenty of specialty tools from Lisle, and haven't had any of them fail me.

It's getting hard to find good tools these days...
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Ive broken my snap on 88 tooth flex head 3/8 ratchet at work twice already and ive had it for maybe six months. Ive had all of my craftsman ratchets for over 6 years and never broken one. Same thing with Matco, ive broken my 1/2 inch ratchet with a 24 inch handle as well. The tool truck tools aren't always necessarily better, the service they give you is what you pay for, not the tools.
op Lisle makes good quality tools that are affordable. Every tool I have from them is stout and worth what I paid. Gearwrench is also one of the best. Fyi KD tools makes gearwrench and matco brand tools. Same manufacturer, half the price.
I would tend to agree with you - no manufacture is going to have tools that wont break - statistically impossible.

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It's getting hard to find good tools these days...
Quality steel is the hard to come by part. Theres so much recycled metal being used nowadays - its almost too costly to use only "new" raw materials.

Well, first pull on the T55 resulted in a snapped bit. Broke around the socket drive - there was an obvious void in the bit - I'll upload a pic of it - having issues right now with photbucket and the attachment function on this site...
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