Tamper proof tools

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Tue Jan 28 00:19:00 2003

On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Sue & Francois wrote:

> Thank you for the answer,
> I have that set and unfortunately there is no bit that fits those weird
> screws. It looks like a hex nut driver would work on those star shaped
> screws but I can't find my set at the moment. I'm still looking for the
> proper tool though

I believe what you are looking for is called an 'External linehead' bit.
Linehead fasteners, are extremely popular in Japan, but US made and
imported tools are available. There are several varieties and sizes, such
as internal and external line head. The external type seems to be the type
most commonly used for video game type items. Jensen tools stocks several
varieties of the linehead type bits.

They can be found here:

Google turned up photos of various bits here:

In general, those bits will be a bit pricey, since they are specialty bits
and are usually imported.

Received on Tue Jan 28 2003 - 00:19:00 GMT

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