What is a Torx Allen key?

What is a Torx Allen key?

Torx keys are also commonly known as star keys. Like hexagon allen keys, most torx keys are small enough to be carried in a pocket and enable the user to drive the appropriate fasteners without needing a separate screwdriver or power tool.

Is a Torx key the same as an Allen key?

No, they are two very different tools. The Allen wrench or hex key, as it is sometimes called, is a hexagon shape, that is why many refer to them as hex keys. The Torx key has a star shape. So if you are trying to use an Allen wrench on a Torx screw, it won’t work, and vise versa.

Can I use Torx instead of Allen key?

The size designations don’t match up, but if you loose your Allen wrenches, Torx wrenches can be used instead.

What is a star key wrench?

Long Arm Star Key Set keeps star keys stored in a hinged case with high visibility sizes for fast size selection. Extended reach on one end and extra leverage on the other. Color-coded housing opens flat, making it easier to access wrenches. (9) Star key wrenches: T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40, T45, T50.

What size are Torx keys?

Torx Screw Sizes

Torx Size Imperial Point to Point (inches) Metric Point to Point
T6 .066″ 1.70 mm
T7 .078″ 1.99 mm
T8 .090″ 2.31 mm
T9 .098″ 2.50 mm

Is Torx same as hex?

Unlike hex keys, which usually have a hexagonal cross-section along their entire length, Torx keys frequently have a circular cross-section, with the Torx shape only appearing at the ends of the tool.

What does a Torx bit look like?

Torx is the trademark for a type of screw head, developed by Camcar Textron in 1967. It’s characterised by a distinct, 6-point star-shaped pattern and is often called a ‘star screw’ that requires a ‘star screwdriver’ with a ‘star bit’ to tighten and untighten them.