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Forum topic by Charlie posted 09-25-2013 02:14 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Charlie

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09-25-2013 02:14 PM

Just getting to where I might want to flip the blades in my 734. I was reading stories about people having issues getting the knife screws loose so I went out and gave it a try. I got ‘em all broke free for one knife without even any swearing! :)

What I can’t seem to find is what size that torx head is on the t-handled knife wrech. It does not appear to be very high quality and I’m afraid I’m gonna bugger it up. I would like to have a spare (or spares) handy.

Anyone know the size of that torx wrench?

Thanks
Charlie


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#1 posted 09-25-2013 03:17 PM

I take things like that to the auto parts store and let them fine me a match in a good quality wrench like a T-handle Bondhus or similar.
I have several frequently used specialty tools like that for working on bicycles and such.
They wind up costing about $7 each, but they last a long time.

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 07:27 PM

I am an old mechanic and my Dewalt planer uses a #35 torx driver. You really need a full set that goes from #10-#40 .Get the best tools you can afford it pays off in the long run. snapon , craftsman Blackhawk (at auto parts store) I have 3 or 4 different styles, t-handle, socket and 90 degree handle. They will come in handy ,as time passes a lot of manufactures are going to the torx style fasteners. They last longer with less strip out.

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Charlie

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 07:54 PM

All the sets I find go from T30 to T40 and there’s no T35. Any chance this is a TP27? (Torx Plus)

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 07:57 PM

The online parts diagrams say T30.

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