Torx toolkit ?

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Can anybody recommend a decent toolkit of Torx sockets ? (prefer a UK shop rather than internet order - e.g. Halfords, ToolStation, ScrewFix, etc)
I've got plenty of normal sockets and spanners, wrenches, etc.
But none of my previous vehicles have needed Torx fitting tools.





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Surely you have a local hardware or home improvement store with a toll section. You can buy sockets that fit a standard socket wrench, individual bits for bit drivers or dedicated T handle drivers.
 
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You are right, but there are a lot of options out there. From the on-line reviews, it appears that some tools have the breaking strain of a chocolate bar.

I was just trying to get some local opinion without using a lot of shoe leather walking round the shops. And with Covid, it's a real pain - mask on, mask off, mask on, mask off, etc ...
 

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you know you have a kit with the ones you need in the toolkit?

Its in the boot or the sidewalk as our friends call it :flag:
 

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No outdoor markets/car boot sales around you? When I was stationed in England the wife and I used to love going to them. What we call 'flea markets' in the states, is a great place to find some good used tools, and sometimes new, for cheap.
 

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Another option are these from Halfords.

https://www.halfords.com/tools/hand...-piece-torx-bit-socket-rail-3/8in-168419.html

Not generally a fan of Halfords tools but I do have their 200 piece Advanced set. All the Advanced range comes with a lifetime warranty. It's certainly better quality than the cheapo range. I managed to break a 1/4" drive extension from my set due to seriously overloading it :swear: . Just took the broken one into our local store and they handed me a brad new one without even asking to see the original purchase receipt.
 

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When I am in the UK ( Farnham, Surrey) I go to either Tool Station or Screwfix. They both have a good selection of tools.
 
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Thanks all, got myself a suitable set from ScrewFix
 

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Can anybody recommend a decent toolkit of Torx sockets ? (prefer a UK shop rather than internet order - e.g. Halfords, ToolStation, ScrewFix, etc)
I've got plenty of normal sockets and spanners, wrenches, etc.
But none of my previous vehicles have needed Torx fitting tools.
My jeeps came with the ratcheting kit. Rather nice.
 

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OP, it looks like you already found a set of tools.

For future reference, Tekton makes great stuff (US made or sometimes Taiwan) and Tekton is available for sale in the UK, I think. I don’t know what shops would carry the brand however. But, in your travels, if you do come across the brand, know that it is solid stuff.
 

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OP, it looks like you already found a set of tools.

For future reference, Tekton makes great stuff (US made or sometimes Taiwan) and Tekton is available for sale in the UK, I think. I don’t know what shops would carry the brand however. But, in your travels, if you do come across the brand, know that it is solid stuff.
Thanks, cant see that on a phone, but thank you. He probably has one in the trunk. lol
 

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