Small Torx (Was: What is a safe way to clean corrosion?
jlobocki at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 13:58:15 CDT 2008
home depot has a "husky" brand torx driver, has something like 3 two-headed
bits that go in the handle,all of them are the tiny sizes, i think i paid
something like $10 for it, that thing has been an invaluable tool for
working on old systems and new systems alike, a MUST for any toolbox.
On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
> > Non-OT: it always seems to be worth buying a set when it comes to things
> > this and gambling on needing at least one other size at some point down
> > line. Individual "specialist" tools always seem to have a huge mark-up...
> The other reason is that if you need one size of such a tool, you'll use
> it to get the cover off and then find some other size of the same type of
> tool is needed to go further. Been there, done that :-)
> > Trouble is, at least back in the UK, the walk-in stores often only carry
> > individual tools; sets have to be ordered online, which is no use when
> Odd... I find the reverse. Plenty of places will sell me a set of
> spanners, finding a shop that will sell an idividual spanner is a lot
> The problem with ets is that they don't always include every size. Most
> UK-sets of inch-size Allen keys do not include 9/64", which is a stnadard
> size for a small UNX bold. You'll have 'fun' dismantling an ASR33 or
> getting the backplane out of a PDP11/45 without one.
> And how many UK spanner sets include 11/32 A/F? An open-ended spanner of
> that size is esential for getting the PSU panel out of an HP9810 or 9820.
> I did manage to get one from a good local tool shop, it was _very_
> expensive, but excellent quality (and worth it to restore an old HP
> > need it right away...
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