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for those of you that may not know this but instead of purchasing a set of torx sockets just use your 6 point sockets on the male torx bolts
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Be careful doing this. If your 6 point socket is not exact size, you can round out/strip the torx bolt you're trying to turn. Otherwise, not a bad tip!
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Not sure why but this thread took me waaay back . . .

The cartoon, produced by Disney for GM, introduces you to the caveman character Primitive Pete, who shows you throughout the cartoon what not to do with certain tools.

https://youtu.be/sd2PNHysj7A
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..the right tool for the job makes the task easy and pain free....

Jetfuel.....where's that hammer at???
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The cartoon, produced by Disney for GM, introduces you to the caveman character Primitive Pete, who shows you throughout the cartoon what not to do with certain tools.
I enjoyed the production, watched the whole thing, thanks.

I used to work with Primitive Pete. But I guess he was using a pseudonym.
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..the right tool for the job makes the task easy and pain free....

Jetfuel.....where's that hammer at???
SAE or metric hammer?
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for those of you that may not know this but instead of purchasing a set of torx sockets just use your 6 point sockets on the male torx bolts
I'm sorry, but that is a dumb idea. Why not a pair of vice grips or a pipe wrench?

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I'm sorry, but that is a dumb idea. Why not a pair of vice grips or a pipe wrench?

Nah, we will just use our adjustable metric wrench....
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On low-torque fasteners, I have used a 12 point box end wrench on Torx. But having the right tools is not expensive.
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Once I bought a set, I was surprised how many times I have used them. worth buying the right tools for the job!
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