Torx T70 Availability

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by ricardox, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. ricardox

    ricardox Guest

    Does anyone know where I can buy a Torx T70 socket that I can use with
    either a 3/8" or 1/2" ratchet? All the stores I've visited in Southern
    California stop at T60. It's used to drain the front differential (for
    auto boxes) and the 5-speed manuals for most new Subarus. Thanks!
    ricardox, Mar 2, 2004
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  2. ricardox

    No Way Guest

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  3. ricardox

    ricardox Guest

    Any chance to obtain it locally? Or is the Internet the way to
    go...I've seen T-60 sockets go for $6 at Pep Boys and AutoZone, maybe
    $7. T-70's priced around $25, $30 shipped to the door seems kinda
    steep, but if that's because they are so hard to find, I guess there's
    no way around it. Anyone have success in obtaining one of these
    suckers? Thanks.
    ricardox, Mar 3, 2004
  4. eBay.

    I bought a set of torx bits (external from T10 thru T70 and internal thru
    E20) for $20 or so - it was sold as a set of security bits (the torx are
    actually pin-in-torx)
    David & Caroline, Mar 3, 2004
  5. ricardox

    y_p_w Guest

    I don't know if you saw it, but I contacted Lisle Tool (sold in many
    parts stores) to find out if they were going to make a T70. The
    answer was A) We didn't know anyone used this, and B) We don't plan
    on making one. They stop at T60.
    y_p_w, Mar 3, 2004
  6. ricardox

    y_p_w Guest

    I just broke down and ordered a T70 socket for 1/2" drive from ($21.95). The 3/4" drive version is almost $40.
    Flat rate shipping was $7.95 for under $100 (over $100 is free),
    so I ordered a clicker-type torque wrench for $28.95 (I always
    wanted one, but couldn't find any for less than $60).

    The socket is made by the German tool company Stahlwille (pronouced
    y_p_w, Mar 5, 2004
  7. ricardox

    y_p_w Guest

    I saw that Torx bits (that fit in a special socket) can be inexpensive.
    I thought I saw some at an internet retailer for between $3-4 each up
    to T60.

    I went to a local Orchard Supply Hardware yesterday. They're a
    California based store owned by Sears, so they sell Craftsmen tools.
    The biggest Torx socket they had was a Craftsman T50 for 3/8", or
    a Vermont American T60 (about $8).

    The T70 I ordered is on back-order, and it's supposedly not shipping
    until about the 23rd.
    y_p_w, Mar 6, 2004
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