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Old October 4th, 2008, 1:31 PM   #1
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Does anybody know where I could find these? Tried McMaster, local parts stores. Need them to removes some screws on a Pace trailer. The screw heads resemble a torx, but have 8 points instead of 6.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 1:53 PM   #2
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Just use the right size square bit. That's what I use on my Pace Trailer.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 2:37 PM   #3
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I use a Robertson (square) bit as well, after spending at least $30 buying three different bit sets of Torx, etc... They ain't a standard screw, except in the trailer industry!

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Old October 4th, 2008, 2:45 PM   #4
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Does anybody know where I could find these? Tried McMaster, local parts stores. Need them to removes some screws on a Pace trailer. The screw heads resemble a torx, but have 8 points instead of 6.
My trailer (a Mission; which is essentially a Thule) has the same screws. After looking quite a lot for the bits, I gave up and called the factory - they said you can buy an expensive 8 point bit, or just use a #2 square drive, which is what they actually use in the factory so they don't have to buy the expensive bits.

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Old October 4th, 2008, 3:24 PM   #5
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One more vote for using a square drive bit. It works like a charm for me.

I needed to tighten a few screws on my Pace a while back, at a friend's who has, say, 16 12mm wrenches, 8 cheap grinders, etc. He was shocked to learn that he didn't own a bit that fit. . . I am sure that he does now. Nice custom race car, with dyno for the engine, in his shop, which is bigger than his house. . .

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Old October 5th, 2008, 12:06 PM   #6
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Thanks Guys. The square drive does not work when trying to loosen really tight ones. I will see if I can bum one from a local trailer place.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:36 AM   #7
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Northern Tool. Inexpensive sets of hardened 8 or 12 point bits.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #8
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Got mine from Pace Parts department
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Old October 6th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #9
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Thanks Guys. The square drive does not work when trying to loosen really tight ones. I will see if I can bum one from a local trailer place.
Beat the bit into the head of the screw with a hammer and try again. Works for phillips as well that have been buggered up by camming out. Also try a hand impact driver if that doesn't work.
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