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Old 09-29-2022, 05:23 PM
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Default Switching from Phillips to Torx

So, I am tired of stripping out the phillips drive socket when going into metal locknuts.

Going for torx drives when possible.

Does anyone have a source for some AN507 C632 R8 screws in various lengths with Torx drive?

I searched the net and came up pretty short unless I want 1000 pieces. I need 20 or 30 at most.

Not looking for structural screws, but that's ok if available.

Thanks in advance as usual.

S
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Old 09-29-2022, 05:32 PM
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Default Albany County Fasteners

Try these guys - I've bought some stainless 8-32 torx head screws off them, not sure about 6-32.
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Old 09-29-2022, 05:33 PM
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So, I am tired of stripping out the phillips drive socket when going into metal locknuts.

Going for torx drives when possible.

Does anyone have a source for some AN507 C632 R8 screws in various lengths with Torx drive?

I searched the net and came up pretty short unless I want 1000 pieces. I need 20 or 30 at most.

Not looking for structural screws, but that's ok if available.

Thanks in advance as usual.

S
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Old 09-29-2022, 05:53 PM
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for lower torque applications I'm a fan also of robertson type screws. Might be a consideration if you can't locate your torx in the correct size and spec.
or even hex socket screws...I agree though, philips is a poor design and should never be used
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Old 09-29-2022, 06:41 PM
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Look up this link https://www.microfasteners.com

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Old 09-29-2022, 06:53 PM
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My experience with Torx is such that I replace them with Philips every chance I get. I try to use the SJS style Philips bits and truthfully have fewer problems with stripping than with the Torx.
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Old 09-29-2022, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by rockitdoc View Post
So, I am tired of stripping out the phillips drive socket when going into metal locknuts.

Going for torx drives when possible.

Does anyone have a source for some AN507 C632 R8 screws in various lengths with Torx drive?

I searched the net and came up pretty short unless I want 1000 pieces. I need 20 or 30 at most.

Not looking for structural screws, but that's ok if available.

Thanks in advance as usual.

S
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My experience with Torx is such that I replace them with Philips every chance I get. I try to use the SJS style Philips bits and truthfully have fewer problems with stripping than with the Torx.
My experience has mirrored Boydís concerning Torx screws. I started my build way back in 2005 and thought the Torx screws were the answer. It didnít take long for me to figure out they werenít. Trust me when I say the Torx will strip out just as easily as the Phillips. Plus it is difficult to find the correct Torx head driver if away from home.

I went back to Phillips head screws and never looked back. I keep plenty of Phillips head screws in inventory and replace any the minute they show wear.
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Old 09-29-2022, 08:17 PM
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I too have found that JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) bits seem to fit our aircraft's Philips screws better. McMaster-Carr carries them in various sizes and styles.
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Old 09-29-2022, 09:06 PM
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Default Torx

If you are stripping Torx head screws, you are doing something wrong, using the wrong size bit, or the screws are of questionable quality. With a #6 size Torx screw, you are more likely to shear the screw before you strip the head.

I have replaced ALL of the panel mount screws on my -10 with Torx screws and have not had any problems, with the exception of trying to use a #15 bit in a #20 screw; in that case, it seems like it is the right bit but only the tips are engaged and it will feel like it is stripped.

I ordered from Penncom, and 1000 screws was about $55. #6 and #8 FH 100 degree SS screws...
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Old 09-29-2022, 09:08 PM
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I love the Torx head screws. Never stripped a single one. Donít forget you need the 100* models screws,,,not the 82*. I get mine here:
https://www.microfasteners.com/home.php?cat=589
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