Small Torx (Was: What is a safe way to clean corrosion?

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at
Tue Jul 22 18:04:12 CDT 2008

Eric Smith wrote:
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> The 6-lobed Torx security bits are pretty easy to come by just about 
>> anywhere.  The 5-lobed Torx security bits, on the other hand, are 
>> considerably more difficult to find, though not unobtanium.
> If it has five lobes, I don't know what it is, but it isn't Torx.

Torx-plus, and the ones with a centre pin are called "Resistorx".  You 
also get them with the "male" side on a bolt head in both six- and 
five-lobe versions, the latter being used to hold certain VW brake 
calipers onto the hub.


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