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Who sells star wrenches for Benchmades?

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by emt1581, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    My wife bought me a Griptilian last month for my birthday. Now I'm a lefty so I want to switch the clip to the other side. Only problem is Benchmade uses these teeny tiny star wrench screws to attach their clips...and NO ONE has wrenches that small around here.

    I've checked Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears, etc...no luck.

    So where do I find one small enough for these damn screws!?!

    Does Benchmade sell them?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
  2. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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    http://www.wihatools.com/

    They use Torx fasteners. I got a little kit with a variety of torx bit sizes and one driver in a carry package. I'm not seeing that kit on the website right now, let me look a little more.
     


  3. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Thanks!

    I mean if anyone has one...I'll pay shipping both ways just to borrow it. All I need to do is switch the clip from one side to the other.

    Thanks again!

    -Emt1581
     
  4. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Try your local Sears. That's where I got the little Torx wrench to do the same thing to my CRKTs. Was like $3 IIRC.
     
  5. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    See my original post. I already tried Sears...well...Sears Essentials.

    -Emt1581
     
  6. I got my Torx driver at Lowes. came with about 8 different sizes in a little kit. Under $10 IIRC.
     
  7. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    That's the one place I haven't tried around here. But they had one tiny enough for the Benchmade clip??

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
  8. Yes. In fact, I bought mine specifically to tighten the Torx screws on my Benchmade knives. Mine is small, with the bits stored in the handle. Has four double-ended drivers that fit in the end of it. Here's a link:
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_239384-16878-60272_0_?productId=1067905&Ntt=torx%20driver&Ntk=i_products&pl=1&currentURL=/pl__0__s?newSearch=true$Ntt=torx%20driver
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
  9. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Sounds good. I'll check Lowes out in the AM.

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
  10. kayakjax

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    Benchmade makes a little kit that has the torx sizes they use. I got mine at my local Benchmade dealer. I can't remember how much it was, but don't think it was more than $10.
     
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  11. GlockontheRocks

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    You might even try your local Harbor Freight store.
     
  12. kayakjax

    kayakjax

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    I needed the bit to fit the clip on a Kershaw Leek. I was going nuts trying to find one small enough to fit. All the ones in the hardware stores started in a bigger size than what I needed.
    The Benchmade kit is so handy, I keep it in my truck console (because somebody at work is always needing to do something to a knife)
     
  13. kayakjax

    kayakjax

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    I just looked on ebay (Benchmade Tool Kit). The "buy it now" prices start at about $10.95 (+ $3.95 sh), but I think I paid less than that at Whittaker's in Kentucky.
     
  14. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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  15. cabindriver

    cabindriver NRA Life Member

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    Sears for me too.
     
  16. Combatcomm

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    Harbor Freight large security bit set on sale for $7.99 I believe.
     
  17. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    I have purchased a variety of Torx from Sears also.
     
  18. The size you're looking for is T6, your local Ace would carry it also..

    Make sure you buy one with the super small bits, a lot of them stop at T8.

    I think we've all been in your shoes.. frustrating for sure.. you think they'd send like an allen type wrench with the torx design with every knife..
     
  19. Update::

    I was at Harbor Freight today and seen the Torx for 2.49, complete set of like 6 bits that go into the end of a screwdriver.
     
  20. KenBGlock19

    KenBGlock19 SEMPER PARATUS

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    I had the same problem. Found one at Home Depot made by General. It came with a ton of bits and a zipper case for about $15 give or take. Worked on my Grip perfectly.