Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Re: Sorry so long
1. Torx was introduced in the 1960's by General Motors.
2. The Torx fastener was developed for few reasons.
a. The splines in the hole increase the contact surface between the tool and the fastener.
b. This makes it possible to increase torque when tightening the bolt. This is a boon for assemblers
c. There was less danger of stripping the head or.
d. Rounding out the assembly tool
c Aftermarket tools were hard to find.
d. It made it harder for the average backyard mechanic to dissassemble the parts.... hence,
e. It became a new revenue stream, 'security through obscurity'
f. The same principle is practiced today by the the computer industry.
3. Economics and ease of assembly aside... they suck! [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]