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removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 26, 2009 02:08PM
anyone have any suggestions? Many anti-theft fasteners have a special bit to get them out. No idea about this style, other than carefully tapping counterclockwise with a small chisel.




its actually on a firearm, but a common screw/bolt head for anti-theft/anti-vandalism design.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: May 26, 2009 02:10PM
You might have to drill it in the center and use an EZ-Out

Can you grab the outside with small ViseGrip

You could Dremel a new slot for a screwdriver



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/2009 02:11PM by Ken Sp..
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Carm
Date: May 26, 2009 02:12PM
Vise grip would be my first choice, if it protruded. Next would be EZ Out.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Doc
Date: May 26, 2009 02:13PM
'Not sure which one it is from that angle.

Microcenter sells a nice collection of security-bits. If you have a store near you, go and have a look.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Z
Date: May 26, 2009 02:13PM
Screw extractor?


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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: May 26, 2009 02:14PM
Those are Eazypower Isomax screws from the looks of it.

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I bought a security bit kit 20 years ago..... and those are probably one of the hardest to get out without proper tools. They are the ones I do NOT have unfortunately sad smiley

One size does not fit all either.... many sizes.



Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: billb
Date: May 26, 2009 02:19PM


beats trying to use a noisy dremel during those midnight requisition projects.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Date: May 26, 2009 02:54PM
I would use one of the thin grinding wheels on a Dremel and cut another slot at 90 degrees.



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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 26, 2009 03:50PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
I would use one of the thin grinding wheels on a Dremel and cut another slot at 90 degrees.

Exactly, just make look like a phillips head.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: testcase
Date: May 26, 2009 04:29PM
Doc has it right. There are kits available with a variety of special bits. I got my kit for $10 as a trade show special. I've seen similar kits in Fry's for $20.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 26, 2009 04:31PM
I don't see what kind of pre-made bit would allow you to simply unscrew that kind of screw.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: decay
Date: May 26, 2009 05:29PM
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Black
Date: May 26, 2009 05:58PM
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mikebw
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Filliam H. Muffman
I would use one of the thin grinding wheels on a Dremel and cut another slot at 90 degrees.

Exactly, just make look like a phillips head.

Third.




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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: maco
Date: May 26, 2009 06:18PM
I will PM you the cheap way to remove them without grinding them...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/2009 06:43PM by maco.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: May 26, 2009 07:54PM
Good luck.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/2009 08:04PM by Dennis R.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: May 26, 2009 08:58PM
Harbor Freight sells a selection of security bits for less than $10, if there is one near you.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: May 26, 2009 09:06PM
>No idea about this style

I've seen those in public bathroom stalls.



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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 26, 2009 09:07PM
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maco
I will PM you the cheap way to remove them without grinding them...

You could just tighten them until the screw head shears off or the material it is screwed into strips out.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 26, 2009 10:22PM
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Grateful11
>No idea about this style

I've seen those in public bathroom stalls.

that's where ours are at work. Those stainless handrails in the handicapped stall are about $400 each to replace. I saw some on a guy's sailboat once, as rails on top of his cabin. That is one smart and cheap bastige.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: maco
Date: May 26, 2009 10:51PM
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mikebw
I don't see what kind of pre-made bit would allow you to simply unscrew that kind of screw.

I sent a PM with the solution to Racer X. I would rather not post it on a public forum. There is a cheap off the shelf solution. Among other things, I used to sell tamper-resistant fasteners.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 27, 2009 12:05AM
quietest solution is an oxy-acetylene torch. Of course the smoke alarm going off spoils the whole stealth aspect.
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Re: removing anti-theft screws
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: May 27, 2009 06:33AM
There were a couple of those holding a window dressing in my house. Couldn't get it off but a fixit guy managed to using various pliers and screwdrivers. I also have some holding down the locks on some of my windows and a garden variety slotted screwdriver can remove them if I go slowly and apply pressure.
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