Good point.most won't fit unless you grind the sides down to the same diameter as the head - that's why I said they were hard to find. Thay come with the switch assembly, but I don't think Mag sells just the torx key without the switch.
last time I looked, nothing at home depot would fit. I don't know if anyone found a source other than in the ones that come with the Mag switches.Good point.
Torx "L Key" is what to look for. Home Depot probably has them in the wood working tools area.
Sorry, but I have another question...
Can anybody recommend a Torx T8 allen key/wrench that will fit into the hole?
When I put the switch back into the housing I'll need to tighten the screw and don't want to strip it.
Soon after I bought a Maglite repair kit at eBay. I'll just swap out the switch if need be.
The repair kit I mentioned AZ was a dealer replenish kit with 6 sets of switches for C and D lights, lenses, reflectors, o'rings etc. It was a pre-torx era kit so it only came with the hex wrench. Some neighbors had asked me to fix their old incan Maglites and one had a switch that flickered.Did that come with a wrench? (I thought I read the replacement switch comes with one). If so, was it really that much more expensive than a set of decent quality wrenches?
EDIT: Just wanted to add that the reason for my question(s) is that the last mention I see about the current operation / status of the switch is post #13, and in that post I gather the switch was not yet 'repaired' and working correctly. Have I missed something?:
..."However, after I reassemble the switch, the button is still sticky. I'm not sure which part(s) are causing it though."...
That screw certainly does appear to be stripped. I know you're looking for what would have been the correct Torx wrench for that screw, but even if you find the wrench that won't help as long as this stripped screw is all you have to reinstall. If you reinstall this screw you likely won't be able to get it tight, and if you manage to, likely won't ever be able to remove it again.I tried again with the 2mm and with some angled pressure I was able to get it out but it looks stripped as I expected:
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Can I purchase a replacement set screw?
(I'm not sure how it became stripped... My first attempts were using a 2mm allen hex key...) It's also odd that the set screw has a hex-shape in the center, haha.
Thanks so much for the help!