In this article I will review PB Swiss Tools Torx set with product number PB 411.BH 6-25. As you probably know I’m a fan of the PB Swiss long hex key set, and with more and more Torx bolts on bikes I simply wanted to add a high quality Torx set to my home mechanic toolbox.
For the more generic work in my garage, I have a set of Stahlwille 10771 Torx key set as well. I’ll perform a brief comparison of the Stahlwille 10771 Torx set and the PB Swiss Tools Torx set in the second part of the article.
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DESIGN DETAILS PB SWISS TOOLS TORX SET – PB 411.BH 6-25
The Torx set has the same red holder as the long hex key set from PB Swiss. It keeps the Torx L-wrenches organized ranging from TX6 – TX25.
You can see in the picture that both the tips of the Torx L-wrenches have dark brown color. This is the most interesting design detail because, as one can read on the PB Swiss Tools product-page:
First this a “special alloy based on spring steel, exceptional elasticity coupled with high grade hardening“. So, you are set-up for life when you use these tools the way they are intended. I have a pair of hex keys that are 25+ years old, without showing any signs of wear.
Second when you look at a close-up picture of one of the tips you see a bore in the center of the dark brown tip. So, this allows the use with bolts that come with and without non-tamper pin (also called secure torx bolts).
STAHLWILLE 10771 HEXAGON TORX SET – LONGER HEX KEY WITH A DIFFERENT RANGE
Stahlwille is a well-known high quality German tool brand, that I especially like for their Manoskop torque wrenches. I’ve reviewed the Stahlwille Manoskop 730N/2 Mechanical Torque Wrench 2-20 Nm, because it has a cycling friendly torque range.
The Stahlwille 10771 Hexagon Torx set has a range from TX9 – TX40 and comes with a Stahlwille green plastic holder. The chrome Vanadium, hexagon shaped keys with Torx endpoints and a gunmetal finish give an industrial and high-quality look and feel. Please recall that the PB 411.BH 6-25 has a round shape (and different range TX6 – TX25).
Another difference is that the Stahlwille 10771 Hexagon Torx set has a ball end on the long arm of the Torx key which also allows for a swivel angle up to 25° each side. Please check the Stahlwille product-page for the complete overview.
CONCLUDING THOUGHTS AND WRAP-UP
The PB 411.BH 6-25 from PB Swiss Tools is a solid choice for the finer ranges of Torx bolts, based upon the well-known quality of PB Swiss Tools. The price-point of the PB Swiss Tools PB 411.BH 6-25 is now around € 57,– (where I was able to get these in a discount a little while ago). Not cheap, but well-known quality.
The Stahlwille 10771/8 are available for the price-point of around € 35,– and provide a more extensive range for all-round use. I have these in my Hazet tool cabinet, while the PB 411.BH 6-25 are in my Bera Clic box with cycling tools.
Both are great Torx toolsets that you cannot go wrong with. Which Torx key sets do you use on your bikes?
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