Security bits

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Wed Jan 23 12:56:35 2002

On Jan 23, 9:39, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:
> On 23 Jan 2002, R. D. Davis wrote:
> > Quothe Tony Duell, from writings of Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 11:45:06PM
> > > In my experience nothing will grip those other than the right tool.
> > > the well known kludgers tool, 'Mole Grips', just spring off....
> > When all else fails, why not use a very strong epoxy to "weld" a piece
> > of metal, or a bolt, screw, etc. onto the heads of these idiotic
> > security screws, and then just unscrew them by putting a tool onto the
> > attached piece metal, screw, bolt, etc.? Ok, it's a kludge. but it
> Why don't you just take a very small [such as dental] burr, and just cut
> slot for a screwdriver?

'Cos they're usually hardened and a dental burr will make little or no
impression on it. A cutting disk works, though, when there's room to get
at the screw head. It's easier to buy the right tool bit, though.

And they're usually so tight that epoxy will give way before you turn it.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Wed Jan 23 2002 - 12:56:35 GMT

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