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The air above the din
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I need a decent set of torx bits and driver for my Benchmade knives. Seems like every torx bit I can put my hands on breaks or strips damn near instantly. And I don't know what one has to do to actually find quality U.S. made metal or tools anymore. I figured maybe Benchmade's own blue box maintenance kit might be worth a try, but even that has some shoddy reviews online.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
 
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I've used the Benchmade factory kit for years. No issues and no warping or rounding on the torx heads. I just use my socket driver and I'm good to go.


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I have no experience with their Torx, but I bought a good deal of ball end Allen from Bondhus. They are made in America. Like I said I can't speak to the Torx but I am extremely impressed with the Allen head bits I have bought. I use mine in a power driver and have never needed to replace one due to wear or breakage. http://www.bondhus.com/bondhus...tar_tools/index.html

You can even just buy the size you need instead of buying an entire set. Click on the bits or screwdrivers link to get a list of part numbers.




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Originally posted by GarandGuy:
I've used the Benchmade factory kit for years. No issues and no warping or rounding on the torx heads. I just use my socket driver and I'm good to go.


It's that "for years" part that bothers me. If you bought the kit a decade ago, it may well have been U.S. made. I'm afraid if I bought one now, it might just be Chinese junk. I've got really nice Craftsman tools I've been using for years too. But you can't go out and buy them anymore. I guess I could email Benchmade and ask where they come from.
 
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Originally posted by Pale Horse:
I have no experience with their Torx, but I bought a good deal of ball end Allen from Bondhus. They are made in America. Like I said I can't speak to the Torx but I am extremely impressed with the Allen head bits I have bought. I use mine in a power driver and have never needed to replace one due to wear or breakage. http://www.bondhus.com/bondhus...tar_tools/index.html

You can even just buy the size you need instead of buying an entire set. Click on the bits or screwdrivers link to get a list of part numbers.


Perfect! Will order a set of these.
 
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I've done the same and stripped bits from Benchmade, Rhino, and a couple other cheap sets.
A couple years ago I bought several Wiha torx bits and drivers and none of them have stripped yet.




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I've done the same and stripped bits from Benchmade, Rhino, and a couple other cheap sets.
A couple years ago I bought several Wiha torx bits and drivers and none of them have stripped yet.


I use the Wiha drivers, rotating caps, German made, nice tools.


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I agree that WiHa is the best. But the OP asked for American made. WiHa is German.




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Thanks for the WiHa suggestion as well. I’ve ordered some from Bondhus. Hopefully those will fit the bill. I try to buy US sourced and US made as much as possible, so that’s my first choice. If those fail as well, I’ll try WiHa as the next stop.
 
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IIRC, a few months back some members were speaking highly of the tools and bits made by Chapman Manufacturing.

Made in USA, they offer various sets as well as individual bits.

https://chapmanmfg.com/




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Bondhus.
 
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Wiha for the win. Buy a US car.
 
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Wiha.




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Chapman makes the best tool kit I have ever used. Easily worth twice the price. Will work perfectly for what you are doing

https://chapmanmfg.com/products/master-kit-5575





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