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    Username Post: what size torx bit for M16-14ZSF?        (Topic#922303)
    MUKAMOmember
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    04-28-12 06:25.25 - Post#2466002    



    How are you? I have a CRKT M16-14ZSF. What is the bit size (T#) torx tool that I would need to remove the three torx screws to re-position the clip? Please let me know, so that I can buy the correct torx tool bit size. Thanks.
     
    antonio_luiz
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    04-29-12 01:40.24 - Post#2466234    


        In response to MUKAMOmember

    I no longer have that particular model but a T6 works on all of my M16s

    All the same I suggest you get a quality set rather than just the one tool as a good Torx set(I opted for the 'security' version) comes in handy for all sorts of tasks
    I'm paranoid only cause everyone's out to get me!


     
    Dkb45
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    04-30-12 03:23.37 - Post#2466559    


        In response to antonio_luiz

    I would advise going to a hardware store (the bigger the name, the better) and buying individual torx drivers that fit a few knives you bring. Opt for a brand of drivers that carry a lifetime warranty (Craftsman is pretty much tops there) that covers wear and tear. The heads of your drivers will eventually twist. I find myself replacing my drivers (mine are T6, T8, and T9- those 3 cover pretty much all production folders) roughly every 3-4 months.

    All 3 of those drivers cost me roughly 12 bucks.
     
    Big Mike
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    04-30-12 03:43.19 - Post#2466565    


        In response to Dkb45

    • Dkb45 Said:
    I would advise going to a hardware store (the bigger the name, the better) and buying individual torx drivers that fit a few knives you bring. Opt for a brand of drivers that carry a lifetime warranty (Craftsman is pretty much tops there) that covers wear and tear. The heads of your drivers will eventually twist. I find myself replacing my drivers (mine are T6, T8, and T9- those 3 cover pretty much all production folders) roughly every 3-4 months.

    All 3 of those drivers cost me roughly 12 bucks.





    OR...


    Buy a quality driver kit with hardened bits and it will last you a lifetime.


    Like when working with Guns (or anything else),

    ...quality tools designed for the task at hand are the only way to go.




    A note on those Torx bits:


    Several sizes might seem to fit any given head size,

    ...but only one will fit it securely.




    Big Mike



    It's not the tool you use, ...it's how you use the tool!.


    "A gentle hand to victory."


     
    Dkb45
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    04-30-12 06:05.12 - Post#2466604    


        In response to Big Mike

    I learned that multiples fit. Hence why I bought both t8 and t9. Had a few different knives where t8 fit but wound up damaging my driver. I would still advise something with a lifetime warranty, though. A little assurance is never a bad thing.
     
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