In this guide we’ll take a look at the best Torx bit sets for the UK market.
We’ve compared the number of bits, sizes, carry case and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Torx Bit Set?
More Detailed Torx Bit Set Reviews
Anfahr 34 Pcs Torx Bit Socket Set Review
Specialising in automotive tools and gadgets, Anfahr know that working on cars needs the best Torx bit set, as this fixing has almost completely replaced other types of fastener. We ordered this comprehensive 34 bit set and put it through its paces.
The first thing we noticed was the size of the kit for the price. If you’re working on your car or other bits of machinery you probably won’t need to buy another set again. The bits themselves are Chrome Vanadium steel, which is as hard as it comes and will last a long time.
What we like is the included E type sockets that aren’t normally included in a set like this- you won’t have to buy another kit when you come up against external torx sockets. The case feels solid and the foam insert keeps the bits snug and stops any rattle. A nice little touch.
Tacklife 14Pcs Cr-V Steel Torx Bit Star Socket Set Review
Innovative tool brand TACKLIFE are a good choice for the keen DIYer or handyman because they offer just about any type of tool at affordable prices. We took a closer look at one of their Torx bit sets.
Suitable for both hand driven ratcheting wrenches as well as power tools, the heat-treated Chrome Vanadium steel sockets are well machined and finished. We were really happy to see the bit sizes etched into the S2 steel itself, as they won’t rub off over time.
The ends of each bit in the set are nicely chamfered, as you’d expect from the best Torx bits, which make for easy insertion and removal, and reduce wear on the bit itself. The range of bits is good, but they won’t fit into security Torx heads.
Hakkin 11pcs Steel Magnetic Star Torx Screwdriver Bit Set Review
If you want to get hold of the best long Torx bit for those deep recessed fasteners in your car or on your bike, you should probably get these Hakkin hex shank Torx bits. The 75 mm long shank on the bits is long enough for that annoying screw that you just can’t get to in any other way.
The S2 steel bits should be hard enough to cope with power tool use, but the best part of this set is that they’re all security Torx compatible. The hole drilled into the end of each bit means they’ll fit on to normal as well as security fittings in lots of modern appliances.
The carry case isn’t much more than a see-through plastic wallet, but it’s nice that you can keep them together in your toolbox.
Gunpla 12 Pieces S2 Security Torx Screwdriver Bit Set Review
This is a hex shank bit set that will fit straight into the bit holder for your cordless drill or screwdriver. All the bits are 50 mm long which means they add a fair bit of extra length to your driver, which may or may not be a bad thing depending on the situation.
The S2 alloy steel should make these bits tough enough to withstand high torsion if you need it, and the sizes are nicely marked on the sides- hopefully, they won’t wear out over time. It’s a shame that the T5-T7 bits don’t have security holes, but for the price this is one of the best Torx-bit sets that we’ve come across.
Gunpla 12 Piece Heavy Duty Torx Bit Socket Set Review
With an interesting range of hand tools on offer, Gunpla caught our eye with their 12-piece Torx star bit set in brilliant shining Chrome. We got our hands on one of them and put it through its paces. Although they’re not security Torx compatible, the low-profile bits are sure to fit into tight spaces when you’re working on your car or bike.
Even though there’s only 12 bits in the set, the main sizes are all covered with a T60 in there for the big jobs. We like the embossed bits, and the chrome finish should keep the rust away for as long as possible.
The case isn’t premium, but well-marked and easy enough to throw into your larger tool kit. For the price, it’s got one of the best T20 Torx bits we’ve come across so far as well.
Torx Bit Set FAQ
What is a Torx bit?
The earliest screw-type fixings had slotted heads that were driven with flat screwdrivers. They’re cheap and easy to make, but you probably already know how easy it is to slip off the screw head or even strip the head.
Because there’s nothing more frustrating than slipping off a screw head, tool companies have come up with a huge range of driver types from the popular cross head Phillips to the lesser known Bristol or Polydrive screws.
Torx screws have become the go to fastener in all sorts of places- from cars to washing machines and laptops, because they are easy to lock into and difficult to strip. They use a six-pointed star shape that allows you to transfer the maximum torque with minimal slip.
Any keen DIYer or handyman knows that Torx fixings are becoming more common all the time. And that means that you’ll have to invest in the best Torx bits sooner rather than later. Although we’d happily chuck any of these sets in our toolbox, the winner has to be the Anfahr male and female Torx bit set, simply because the excellent kit includes external Torx sockets and a nice carry case.