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I will admit, I've always just used whatever cheap Torx wrenches I have around the house to work on my knives. I got really, really tired of stripping heads. It seems like the cheap wrenches allow you to get sorta tight, then either the wrench (most of the time) or screw (it's happened to me) strip and then you cannot really get it tight again.

So, a few weeks ago I contacted Spyderco and they sent me three brand new screws for my Yojimbo 2. I figured that would be an appropriate time to purchase some quality Torx wrenches. I did my research, and I found a brand called "Wiha". Perhaps some of you have heard of them, I had not.

They're not cheap, but the are by far the best quality Torx wrenches of this size I've ever used. I actually worried I was over-tightening the screws this time. Nothing slipped, stripped, etc. All good to go!

Wiha 36392 L-Wrench Set

Anyone used these before?

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I am not familiar with that brand. I am definitely going to look into them though. 👍🏻

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Haven't seen those before. I did stumble upon a Kershaw TX when I last needed a T10 size. 

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The machinists at work have a couple of those tiny torx sets that I've borrowed to work on my knives.  I don't recall the brand, but the holder looked like that and they worked fine. 

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Whia makes excellent tools.

You’ll not find a better quality set. 

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59 minutes ago, MacGyver said:

Whia makes excellent tools.

You’ll not find a better quality set. 

Agree 100%

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19 minutes ago, Hozzie said:

Yep, they make good stuff.  If you ever need a good set of drivers, this set is nice.  As you say, not cheap, but worth it.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000T9XUI6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I don’t know that you can truly appreciate a screwdriver with good tool steel that’s been appropriately hardened until you’ve used one. 

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14 minutes ago, MacGyver said:

I don’t know that you can truly appreciate a screwdriver with good tool steel that’s been appropriately hardened until you’ve used one. 

Or a gunsmithimg screwdriver that actually fits the slot. Sometimes good tools can actually save you money.

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All I use are Wiha  tools I have absolutely everything for knives along with a few custom drivers with every whia available 

 

 

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3 hours ago, KahrMan said:

I am not familiar with that brand. I am definitely going to look into them though. 👍🏻

Wiha make the best I have always used them 

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Wiha tools are the best precision screw drivers I've found.  There aren't cheap but damaging delicate mechanisms with cheap tools is more expensive.

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11 hours ago, MacGyver said:

I don’t know that you can truly appreciate a screwdriver with good tool steel that’s been appropriately hardened until you’ve used one. 

I agree, but its interesting how thats exactly the reverse of the original intent of the Phillips head. The Phillips head design was intended to be a torque limiting device. The driver was supposed to be softer and cam-out to prevent over tightening and damaging the fastener... it was easier to replace the tool in a production environment. 

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14 minutes ago, peejman said:

I agree, but its interesting how thats exactly the reverse of the original intent of the Phillips head. The Phillips head design was intended to be a torque limiting device. The driver was supposed to be softer and cam-out to prevent over tightening and damaging the fastener... it was easier to replace the tool in a production environment. 

Yeah, that idea didn't work as intended. 

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1 minute ago, Quavodus said:

Yeah, that idea didn't work as intended. 

Actually it did. The demand for higher installation torque and consumer usage is what has driven the design changes. Consumers don't want their tools to wear out quickly while industry is happy to replace tools if the cost of the tool is less than the cost to rework the product. 

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58 minutes ago, willis68 said:

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I'm almost afraid to ask, where does one get such an item?

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Actually I have a buddy in California who is a wizard and makes the kits 

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43 minutes ago, willis68 said:

Actually I have a buddy in California who is a wizard and makes the kits 

Is his name Harry Potter?

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46 minutes ago, E4 No More said:

Is his name Harry Potter?

He lives in Great Britain.

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24 minutes ago, GlockSpock said:

He lives in Great Britain.

Dude's a wizard. He can live everywhere.

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You guys forget, the wizard doesn't pick the Torx wrench, the Torx wrench picks the wizard......

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I could use a wizard to pick my tori wrenches for me.  Seems like I always pick the wrong one first.

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1 hour ago, MacGyver said:

Seems like I always pick the wrong one first.

You're not alone. Must mean most of us are just Muggles.

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1 hour ago, Ronald_55 said:

You guys forget, the wizard doesn't pick the Torx wrench, the Torx wrench picks the wizard......

We need a proper sorcerer to remove to scourge of Torx from the realm.

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