Proper Torx Wrench Techniques Explained
A Torx wrench is used with an assortment of screw heads and driver bits all in the Torx design. By virtue of its design, Torx heads are better able to withstand a cam-out. Screw heads and driver bits are produced with a deep star-shaped pattern which achieves the desired torque with more consistency when using Torx brand wrenches and tools. Torx wrenches are based on torque wrench, with the only difference being the aforementioned wrench heads. These wrenches are an important tool in repairing everything from machinery, car engine parts to personal electronics.
Apply Uniform Force
To begin, place the socket with the head of the wrench. After getting a secure fit, slowly turn the fastener clockwise to tighten or turn it counterclockwise to loosen. Apply uniform force on the Torx wrench and turn slowly with no sudden motions. Try to avoid using extensions. Use then only when necessary as control and feel is greatly sacrificed when using an extending tool. Use the shortest available tool to be able to get the best control possible. Moving from one bolt or screw to the next in a straight line would result in damaging or warping that particular area. The best way to go about this would be to move from the first, the last, the middle, the second, the next to last and so on.
Work in Stages
Moving and working in stages would be recommended. Applying the right amount of torque (using foot pounds) and doing each area that needs that measurement of torque, then moving to other areas which need a share another required torque measurement.
Another type of Torx wrench is the beam type. When using this variation, one must be careful is the placement of the hands. Position the center of the grip over the rivet part of the handle and turn using smooth, but constant motion. supporting the socket end with the non-working hand is advised but care must be given so that the it does not interfere with the indicator needle. Stop when the desired torque has been achieved.