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Best options for removing Torx security screws

By SaintJonus

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

I have a Baby Pac and the bulbs behind the marquee are starting to go. I tried the mini screwdriver trick but these screws are very tight. Any recommendations for bits that will not strip?

#2 2 years ago

A torx security bit? You can get a full set at Harbos Freight for a few bucks.

#3 2 years ago

Thanks! These screws are tight as hell, just wanted to find some bits that were quality and would not strip

#4 2 years ago

They usually don’t strip due to the shape of the heads

#5 2 years ago

I have been using this set for several years. Performance Tool W1384. . No problems with breakage or rounding off.

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#6 2 years ago

If it’s an 8 star screw use a #2 square bit.

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#7 2 years ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

If it’s an 8 star screw use a #2 square bit.
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There is usually a small post in the middle so a square bit wont fit

#8 2 years ago

On midway games, they usually included an allen wrench-shaped tool that had the tamper proof bits on the ends (instead of hex). Do you have that floating around somewhere in the cabinet?

#9 2 years ago
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#10 2 years ago

$4-5 at any hardware store

#11 2 years ago

It's a Tamperproof Torx T-20 bit. This is included in the Harbor Freight security bit set.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

There is usually a small post in the middle so a square bit wont fit

Never seen a small post in a 8 star screw. Yes, in a six.

#13 2 years ago

If the screw is frozen, turn it CW about 1mm to break it free, then turn it CCW like normal to remove it.

Get the HF kit, every time you need to get your TV off the wall mount, you will never be able to find where your wife put the security bit that came with it.

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