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Anyone know how i can remove a Torx screw out without a torx driver? Answered

I need to remove 2 large torx screws but i dont have the driver. any suggestions?

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Bardouv (author)2009-09-19

Melt the end of a plastic pen with a lighter or torch and then jam it into the head of the screw. This will mold the end of the pen into a torx bit. Hopefully the pen will hold up long enough to remove the screw.

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littlebastard (author)Bardouv2009-09-19

Damn, you reminded me, i could have used a pencil to do the same thing

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jtobako (author)2009-09-18

If you have a range of screwdrivers, you can get a flat one to fit. Sometimes you need to grind down the edges to fit tight enough.

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seandogue (author)2009-09-18

Sometimes, ie, rarely, an allen wrench will work, if the screw isn't super tight and you have a full selection of metric and SAE allen drivers to play with. Generally, it's time to hit the store for a proper driver.

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orksecurity (author)2009-09-18

Torx bits for interchangable-bit drivers are widely available and cheap. And you may have a friend who could lend you a set... Failing that: Treat it as you would a screw with a stripped head. Of course in doing so you will probably strip the head.

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Re-design (author)2009-09-18

Dremel cutter to cut a slot then use a slotted screw driver. You can even reuse the screw if you need to. You can use a hacksaw if you can get the room.

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