Can anyone tell me what the type of screw head is called that
looks a bit like a hex or torx socket but with a pin in the middle of
the hole, often used in electrical appliances to try and stop
consumers from dismantling them? Do they come in different
sizes, if so what are they?
Tamper proof hex or tamper proof torx respectively, drivers available(*) in
sets from Maplin, CPC or a market stall near you.
(*) Assuming it is conventional 6 lobed torx, some paranoid eqpt mfrs are
using 5 lobed security torx to protect their cases. Supply of tools is
You make it sound sooooo easy ;-)
I recently had cause to undo some stainless M5 security torx bolts without
access to regular tool. That pip turned out to be toughest SOB that cursed
this earth. The heads finally succumbed to my angle grinder.
Totally OT but
The cells at my local police station use the 6 lobed variety to box in the
radiators and make up what is supposedly called a bed. The rads are under
the beds and the boxing in makes a platform for you to sleep on. They are
also the same torx screws as used on Gent hand dryers.
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