In Focus: CTA Tools 16-pc 5-pt EPR Torx Socket Set

Aug. 4, 2023
Allows technicians to service the new EPR, or 5-pt Torx Plus, sockets found on GM, Ford, and Tesla, as well as many other applications including industrial, E-bikes, and more.

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Application

The CTA Tools 16-pc 5-pt EPR Torx Socket Set, No. 1220, includes a variety of EPR, or Pentalobe, sockets for the growing range of applications for GM, Ford, Tesla, and many other late model applications. Most of these applications utilize these fasteners for securing seat-rails, safety harnesses, airbag systems, sub-frames, body panels, and even license plate brackets for Tesla models.

Origin

Throughout the past 50 years, Torx fasteners have been adopted by many robotic manufacturing facilities due to the improvements in strength and durability. With the increased adoption of Torx came the evolution of E, EP, and EPR Torx sockets. The E represents external, P for plus, and EPR is the newest variant, which is also known as Pentalobe. “Penta” which means five, and “lobe” for the shape.

Selling Points

  • Includes a wide range of EPR, or 5-pt Torx Plus, sockets (also known as Pentalobe with the 5-pt design).
    • EPR sizes: 6EPR, 7EPR, 8EPR, 10EPR, 11EPR, 12EPR, 14EPR, 16EPR, 18EPR, 20EPR, 22EPR, 24EPR, 26EPR, 28EPR, 30EPR, and 32EPR.
    • As well as a progressive range of 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” drive sizes.
  • The fasteners these sockets are used for are found on many new applications.

Features and Benefits

  • Allows technicians to service the new EPR, or 5-pt Torx Plus, sockets when encountered on applications.
  • Made from high-quality satin finish chrome vanadium material to ensure the sockets will stand the test of time.
  • Comes in an EVA foam tray for convenient storage and identification in toolbox.

Storage and Display

The socket set is shipped in an EVA foam tray. It has a shipping weight of 2.5 lbs and measures 7.5” in length by 7.5” in width by 2.5” in height. The company recommends placing the set near specialty sockets and tools on the truck.

Manufacturing Specs

The sockets are made in Taiwan, of high-quality satin finish chrome vanadium material that has undergone high-pressure forging, heat treating, and bead blasting.

Torque load ratings range (from smallest socket to largest): 10.8 ft-lbs to 416.6 ft-lbs.

Suggested Retail Price

$149.95

For More Information

Contact Alberto, technical director at CTA Tools, at [email protected].

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