William Levak wrote: > > On Wed, 23 Apr 2014, HÁRSFALVI Levente wrote: > >> Hi!, >> >> >> On 2014-04-23 04:09, MikeS wrote: >>>>> What are they called, BTW? >>>>> >>>> >>>> We call them Torx bits/sockets but they are also known as star >>>> bits/sockets in other places. >>> >>> Oops; you're absolutely right, they're just normal Torx screws; for >>> some >>> reason I thought they were the five point variant. >>> >>> Sorry for the detour; let's get back to memory bits instead of Torx >>> bits.... >> >> Just my 2 cents... Here, literally nobody knew these Torx screws until >> maybe the last 20 years, either. When they appeared first they also met >> unappreciation, and (I'd somewhat agree that) they did that for a >> reason. The situation became better past years with the general >> availability of tools but Torx is still not "that" appreciated today. >> People generally don't need/want to deal with them unless they have to >> fix modern cars and consumer stuff. Torx might have come because of some >> manufacturers decisions, not the metric system itself IMHO. > > Torx screws were originally called Bristol screws. Bristol screws are different to Torx. > Bristol was an instrument manufacturer and they used them in their > equipment. I remember their strip chart recorders in the 1970s where > they were used. You needed to get those strange little "Allen-like" > wrenches in order to make adjustments. They were also called spline > screws. > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-04-25 23:00:03
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