Torx Socket Screw what?

  • 2018-06-10

Torx screw, AKA. star socket screw. Torx developed in 1967 by Camcar Textron, is the trademark for a type of screw head characterized by a 6-point star-shaped pattern. These Torx nuts have been widely used in automotive parts, motorcycles, bike brake systems, or 3C products such as iPhone and so on. It's designed to prevent people from disassembling easily.

These Torx socket screw and Torx socket set are getting more and more popular. Torx nut is not mainly for tamper resistance any more, but for time-saving and preventing from wear-off. This is because the Torx design allows for a higher torque to be exerted than a similarly sized conventional hex socket head without damaging the head or the Torx socket.

The hand tools for disassembling Torx screw could be divided into 2 series: Torx socket (star female) or Torx Bit (star convexity male).

The professional socket maker will pay extra attention on the angle of Torx hole. Torx nuts got different drive angles according to the standard. In other words, the quality Star (Torx) Sockets are made with the optimal angles in accordance with Torx socket screw.

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