Torx (pronounced /tɔːrks/) is a trademark for a type of screw drive characterized by a star-shaped six-point pattern developed by Camcar Textron in 1967. A popular generic name for the drive is star, as in star screwdrivers or star bits.
Torx screwdrivers have a distinctive 6-point star-shaped head that perfectly mates with appropriately sized screw heads. The unique Torx design reduces the likelihood of the screw head being ripped off or the screwdriver being damaged.
The head looks like a star with 8 points. This drive uses a square drill known as a double because the drill can be used in two different ways.
The FastenMaster HeadLok Spider screwdriver bits (pack of 2) are made of robust high-speed steel. They feature a drive system with 8-bit contact points for quick and easy installations.
The difference between Torx bits and Star bits is that Torx is the brand name while Star is the general description – the terms can be used interchangeably as the tools are identical.< /p>
At first I thought it was a torx, but then I realized it had 5 points and not 6. (This 5-point bit is called a pentalobe and they’re hard to find.)
The Pentalobe Security Screw (Apple nomenclature) or Pentalobe Screw Drive is a five-pronged tamper-proof system used by Apple, among others, in its products.
The straight sides of the six-sided star-shaped Torx socket prevent camout and require a lower end load than cruciform systems. However, large tolerances can result in a loose fit between the screwdriver and the screw head socket, and the 15 degree drive angle can reduce the life of the tool bit.
These Faithfull Professional 1/4″ Hex Drive Screwdriver Bits are made of high-strength, heat-treated S2 steel. Resistant to impact and wear, the bits feature precision-machined tips to ensure an optimal fit, prevent stripping and screw stripping, and ensure long life.
A drill or press can rotate the drill with more force because there is much less risk of slipping. More force can be applied to the flats of the hex shank than you would otherwise on a round shank, allowing hex bits to turn faster, cut faster and remove materials more easily.
The main difference between a metal drill bit and a wood drill bit is the geometry. The wood drill has a central spur that penetrates the wood and keeps the drill stable while drilling. The metal drill is a twist drill with tapered cutting tips followed by spiral flutes.
There’s the standard Torx and there’s something called a Torx Plus. I have both As others have said there is no such thing as English or metric torx only torx. The 1/4″ and 3/8″ drive are the “security” screws with a hole in the end of the bit to fit over a button in the Torx fastener.
The hex drive is a hex mounting head. It is often referred to as a hex head screw or hex head machine screw. This type of head can be driven with a wrench or with 6 or 12 point sockets.
A Torx® socket wrench is a tool for removing Torx®-type fasteners. These fasteners differ from standard hex nuts and bolts in that the Torx® fastener has a six-pointed star head that must be used with a Torx® socket wrench.
The most common Torx screws are T6, T8, T10, T15, T20, T25 and T30. All Chapman Star screwdriver sets include the bits to drive these screws. Just behind the most common sizes are T27 and T40 Torx screws, and Chapman’s larger Star bit sets include these screwdrivers.