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What size torx drive do I need to remove tupperware?

I am not a do-it-yourselfer but I need to remove a bit of the plastic. If I only wanted to buy just one torx screwdriver, which size do I need?

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Most are T-25. A few 3mm allen (hex) and some T-20 in the top case.



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Most are T-25. A few 3mm allen (hex) and some T-20 in the top case.

I changed out my 3mm allen, they are the four screws on the belly of the bike, but isn't the tag mounting plate t-27?

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I use this to remove almost all the screws. Attaching it to the drill makes it very quick. Tightening them up requires care and low torque on the drill so they don't crossthread and strip.

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I use this to remove almost all the screws. Attaching it to the drill makes it very quick. Tightening them up requires care and low torque on the drill so they don't crossthread and strip.

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Most newer cordless drills have a clutch...but I've noticed that few people seem to use them. The Tupperware screws are a great place to utilize this feature to prevent stripage.

I personally use an S&K thumbwheel ratchet for all these chores...but I didn't want to hijack the thread.
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isn't the tag mounting plate t-27?
T25, too.

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Tightening them up requires care and low torque on the drill so they don't crossthread and strip.
Agreed -- even with my electric screwdriver clutch set at the lowest setting, I _never_ start an LT screw with the electric motor -- too easy to crossthread. A couple manual turns to ensure proper thread engagement, then hit the go button. And I do not hold the driver firmly -- a very loose three-finger grip lets the driver rotate backwards without resistance if the screw unexpectedly stops turning, avoiding excess torque.

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