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Forum topic by kmetzger posted 12-05-2016 04:59 AM 404 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kmetzger

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12-05-2016 04:59 AM

My 1617 Bosch router just stopped working (probably need to clean the switch) and am looking for the right torx screwdriver to remove the top. Is it a metric torx screwdriver? Any suggestions on the right set at Amazon? https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_16?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=torx+screwdriver+set&sprefix=torx+screwdriver%2Caps%2C2948&crid=6PGRYFFQBEDZ
Help appreciated. Kim

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 05:12 AM

AFAIK, there are no english/metric specific torx drivers… they are simply numbered T4, T6, etc…
Some approximate dimensions can be found here: http://www.newmantools.com/tech/torxspecs.htm

Pretty much any standard set should work for you, even the cheap sets over at HF.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 05:15 AM

That screw is most likely a t 10 or t 15.

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#3 posted 12-05-2016 01:23 PM

I agree, any cheap set should do just fine. The only thing to watch out for is that some Torx screws are made to be “tamper resistant”. They have a small pin standing up in the center of the hole that prevents insertion of a regular Torx driver. You can buy Torx drivers that have a matching hole. Sort of defeats the “tamper resistant” feature, doesn’t it? The ones with the hole work fine on screws that lack the pin, so just purchasing them would save some cash. Actually, you don’t need a set, just measure the opening in the screw and buy one driver bit at the hardware store.

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 02:24 PM

One of my Bosch 1617 routers quit a few years ago. It was the switch, and if memory is correct, Bosch sent me a new switch upon request. They have an improved switch. You might as well call them and see if they’ll send you one.

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#5 posted 12-05-2016 03:54 PM

Thanks for your suggestions. I finally located a torx screwdriver that let me remove the cover. Cleaning out the switch with compressed air didn’t do the trick, so I’ll have to get a replacement switch. My problem now is the replacement switch shown here http://www.ereplacementparts.com/onoff-switch-p-57795.html?osCsid=54eukrcvghqaclkgng239mi2a4 shows just one lead and my router has two leads. I don’t know which lead to connect the new switch to. Any suggestions?

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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