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High Quality Torx Drivers

High Quality Torx Drivers

To most people, there’s two types of screws and screwdrivers:  flat heads (slotted) or a Phillips. In reality, there are many different types of screws and screwdrivers, all meant for various jobs and many of them designed to prevent tampering, provide greater grip and torque or both. One such screw type is the torx, also known as the star driver. Torx is not just limited to drivers and screws, though, there are sockets as well. Torx was invented in the 60’s by Camcar Textron, an aerospace company, and they actually own the trademark on “torx.” One of the best features of a torx is that it prevents cam-out, stripping and can aid in preventing basic tampering.

Wiha Torx and Precision Torx
Although torx were initially adopted by manufacturers as a way to prevent tampering, as the years passed torx has become one of the most common and popular drivers next to Phillips and slotted, and since they allow greater torque and don’t strip screws, why not? Probably the manufacturer with the most selection of torx sizes is Wiha. They make everything from precision size all the way up the chain. You can get them all individually or search for a set that suits your needs. The Wiha 26791, for example, is an 8 Piece set of precision torx drivers. Wiha also makes T-Handle torx like the Wiha 36409 and also with, MicroFinish, ESD handle, proturn, and power handle. All of those styles come in various sizes, so be sure to find the right size for your needs.

Klein Tools 32525 Tamperproof Bits
Klein tools is also no stranger to the world of torx. They make a tamper proof bit set which includes some specialized torx bits. Klein also makes an interesting seven-in-one multi tool which is easy to carry around and offers a convenient selection at your fingertips. You can also see Klein’s standard torx drivers individually or in a set in addition to T-handles that have an extra driver on the side.

Wera Precision Torx Drivers
Wera tools has also put their unique spin on torx. They have a number of different styles. The flagdriver seems to be unique to Wera while the torx L-key is closer to what other manufacturers make, but with Wera’s passion for color on display in some models. They’ve also made T-Handle, and an insulated handle and micro torx. Gedore Tools also has similar offerings as the others in the form of micro/precision torx, standard size drivers, and socket keys.

Whatever brand you go with, the torx will help you get into your “tamper-proof” stuff so you can modify or repair it. Torx helps you get more power into turns and also keep screws from stripping as well. Be sure to look through what we have and get the sizes you need! We’d also appreciate if you leave us product reviews for your favorites and tell us about your favorite on Facebook or Instagram!

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