Special tool needed

I have a rechargeable battery that I want to dissassemble.
The screws are a modified hex with a protrusion in the center that I need to remove and don't know where I can find the tool needed.
Thanks, Andy
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:12:22 -0800 (PST), WhiteTea

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They have that tool at my local Ace hardware store. It's called a security torx bit or something like that.
Ken
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I ordered the 100 piece tamper proof tool kit from Harbor Freight. A few days later I got a card thanking me for my order. Then I got an e-mail telling me that the order was cancelled because the item is not in stock. Are there any other on-line suppliers that might sell these tools? I need to take apart a Capresso coffee grinder for repair.
---MIKE---

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On Mar 4, 8:34 am, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (---MIKE---) wrote:

Depending on the tool, you might have luck at a Micro Center. I've bought two sets of tamper proof bits there from the little junk bins by the checkout counters, quite inexpensively.
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Look and see if there is a HF store near you. That's usually a stock item, at least at the store near me.
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I was able to order the 100 piece set from Amazon.com.
---MIKE---

>> (44° 15' N - Elevation 1580')
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WhiteTea wrote:

It's called a 'tamper proof allen'. if it's a hex. You sure it's not a torx? Any reputable tool supplier has the keys for them. whether hex or torx.
steve
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Thanks to everyone who replied.
Cute name. The manufacturer's internal manual calls it a D.W.I.R. screw. Don't Want It Rebuilt. :-) N.A.P. Not A Problem
Andy
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if your attempting to replace the cells you might check out primecell.com they do a excellent job, at reasonable price and the cells used are better than new, with higher capacity.
plkus soldering to cells damages them, primcell welds the leads to the cells.
heck they can even do the glued together battery packs
http://primecell.com/pctools.htm
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Cordless Power Tool Batteries - we make them work like they should.
We do not offer new tool battery packs. Our quotes are for rebuilding your old battery pack. (It must be sent to us.)
If you are considering the purchase of new battery packs from the original manufacturer.. remember this: If your tool is 5 years old... it is likely that the existing replacement packs are also 5 years old. They stopped making the battery packs... when they released the new model, and the gadgets that go with it.. If you do not care about the gadgets that draw most customers into the "buy a new one" trap - then you are our intended customer. Our purpose is to provide improved performance... for use by those who require only the best. It is not our intention to compete with low cost replacement batteries. Remember that the poor quality battery problem will continue... it is sold to you along with the new gadgets and doo-dads. If you do not require more than a casual use of your cordless tools, then you should probably search for the lowest price.
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that link doesn't work
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Eric in North TX wrote:

The .pdf at the end of the link got cut off. Try this:
http://www.primecell.com/PDF/OF062808-BT-2PG.pdf
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WhiteTea wrote:

Any security screw with the post sticking up can be defeated with an automatic center punch. You simply place the tip of the punch between the post and side of the socket and push. The little post will snap off and you can use a standard driver to remove the screw.
TDD
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