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Posted May 09, 2013 - 05:22 PM

My coffee brewer kind of died and I thought I would "investigate". I started to remove all retaining hardware and lo and behold another "special" screw, and of course it was recessed where no tool known to man could access it. Now this is not the first time in the last year or so that I have encountered these "safety" type nuts, bolts, screws, or anti tampering hardware. Well, I was in sears the other day and WOW! look at this little set. I think it was on sale for $23.00 or so. Damn cheap in my book. So I went home with it and have used it a half dozen times in the last few weeks. Check it out.

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Posted May 09, 2013 - 05:52 PM

Yep, a set like that sure is handy to have. Usually when ya get to that point of " inspection" that warranty on the coffe maker is well beyond null and void ! 

 

( yep , I have a couple sets of similar " tamper - proof " tools ) :poke: :thumbs:


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 06:00 PM

So, did you fix the coffee maker, or just tear it apart?

 

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Posted May 09, 2013 - 06:05 PM

 

So, did you fix the coffee maker, or just tear it apart?

 

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Naw, the board was fried. The warranty ran out 20 minutes before. :boo_hoo:

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Posted May 09, 2013 - 06:11 PM

I picked up a set of those a few years back. Mine has a few more bits and is in a metal case. I've used it a few times to remove those blasted Torx screws with the pin in the center. Even microwaves have them now. Needed the special bit to change the fuse in the one in the lunch room at work the other day. 


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 06:14 PM

I think they are required in all tool boxes now.


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:41 PM

I bought a set of those many years ago because I was screwed many times without them. Nothing worse then not being able to open something up when your called out to fix it.
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Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:05 PM

That certainly would be a handy item to have in your tool box.  When HF had a coupon for the free screw driver set I usually pick one up and store it.  I have quite a few special tools made out of those screwdrivers.  I figure if I screw it up and it doesn't work out or if I take to much off the tip for what I need it for no big lose.  Another good tool(s) to have is ones that fit the hi and low speed air/fuel screws for those 2 stroke engines.



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Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Years ago I needed one single bit (Torx I think) to remove the housing of my Ryobi trimmer and wound up with one of those very handy sets.  Seems the more stuff I get the more "interesting" fasteners they have and for once, I'm ready for 'em!  Mine came with a 6 piece set of socket/nut drivers with a standard hex shank.  2 of those will fit the nuts on gear hose clamps and in a drill/driver w/extensions will reach almost anywhere.



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 05:47 AM

Looks like I'll need to get a set of those bits , it took me a few minutes to figure those wern't regular phillips bits in your pic. lol



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:13 AM

I got this set from HF a while back. It's a 100 piece set for those 'security' screws.


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 08:39 AM

I bought a set of those many years ago because I was screwed many times without them. Nothing worse then not being able to open something up when your called out to fix it.

now your screwed with it.. hahahaha wow.. too  early for jokes...


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 08:44 AM

......  Another good tool(s) to have is ones that fit the hi and low speed air/fuel screws for those 2 stroke engines.

 

I agree there. I ended up using my dremel with a small cutter and cut a flat slot in the adjustment screws on my newer weedeater. I put almost a 3/4 turn on each screw to get it running right, now it will finally weed eat without stalling out.

Those sets sure do come on handy!


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:00 PM

In the picture of that 100 pc. set from HF, what's the name of the bits on the far left that look like very short drill bits?  My set doesn't have those or the hollow center ones.  I guess I didn't get a "security set" but I've not run into anything so far more exotic than Torx...



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:03 PM

In the picture of that 100 pc. set from HF, what's the name of the bits on the far left that look like very short drill bits?  My set doesn't have those or the hollow center ones.  I guess I didn't get a "security set" but I've not run into anything so far more exotic than Torx...

Those are the ones that open your PC security.






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