Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Threaded tamper proof screw - how can I remove?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    State
    Qld
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    34 Post(s)

    Threaded tamper proof screw - how can I remove?

    Hey everyone

    Any idea how I can remove a threaded tamper proof screw?

    I thinks itís a T30, at least thatís the bit I used to remove the others. Hopefully you can see from pic below just how threaded it is.

    7E3F6E46-17FB-4EC5-8A58-3563013F097D.jpg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    State
    New South Wales
    Posts
    1,184
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Quoted
    380 Post(s)
    Scrape a notch for a flat head

    Sent from my HTC 2PZF1 using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    State
    Qld
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    34 Post(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by redferatu View Post
    Scrape a notch for a flat head

    Sent from my HTC 2PZF1 using Tapatalk
    Thanks Iíll give that a crack - is there a plan b?


    Sent from my iPhone using Aussie Arcade

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    State
    New South Wales
    Posts
    1,184
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Quoted
    380 Post(s)
    People drill them out. I've not had to

    Sent from my HTC 2PZF1 using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    State
    Victoria
    Posts
    3,588
    Mentioned
    202 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1363 Post(s)
    Try an "Easy Out" if slotting it doesn't help. Have you tried flat nosed pliers to get a grip around the head. An extreme measure if you have a mig welder spot weld an old allen key or bent nail at right angles then unscrew.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    State
    Qld
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    34 Post(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by redferatu View Post
    People drill them out. I've not had to

    Sent from my HTC 2PZF1 using Tapatalk
    Yeah I was hoping to not have to either, itís a tricky little one though as itís down a plastic cylinder so notching for the flat head screw driver is difficult- thanks though


    Sent from my iPhone using Aussie Arcade

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    State
    Qld
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    34 Post(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by hotty View Post
    Try an "Easy Out" if slotting it doesn't help. Have you tried flat nosed pliers to get a grip around the head. An extreme measure if you have a mig welder spot weld an old allen key or bent nail at right angles then unscrew.
    Sorry mate what do you mean by ďeasy outĒ?

    Will try a pair of needle nosed pliers too as itís a little tricky to get to

    I might save the mig welding option for a time when I have an actual clue, now is not that time...

    Thanks mate


    Sent from my iPhone using Aussie Arcade

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    State
    Townsville
    Posts
    3,538
    Mentioned
    194 Post(s)
    Quoted
    797 Post(s)
    Search easy out on Google. A reverse thread tool that extracts these type of things. Not always successful but worth a try.

    I've found most success if you either drill out or if you can get a good grip with vise grips on the head of the bolt

    Sent from my ALP-L29 using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    State
    Qld
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    34 Post(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by robm View Post
    Search easy out on Google. A reverse thread tool that extracts these type of things. Not always successful but worth a try.

    I've found most success if you either drill out or if you can get a good grip with vise grips on the head of the bolt

    Sent from my ALP-L29 using Tapatalk
    Yep found it, sorry I thought Easy Out might have been another name for bashing it with a hammer or something...

    The threaded head is down a recess so itís difficult to get to so Iím exploring all options

    Thanks mate


    Sent from my iPhone using Aussie Arcade

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    State
    New South Wales
    Posts
    1,184
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Quoted
    380 Post(s)
    You'd be surprised how easy it is to slot it and use a flat head.

    Just take your time. Once you crack it you'll be fine

    Sent from my HTC 2PZF1 using Tapatalk


Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Proof of Concept
    By Zedmaniac in forum Home Brew Pinball Projects
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13th September 2014, 08:32 PM
  2. Repairing a threaded post hole
    By brado in forum Pinball Restoration's
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 24th August 2012, 11:18 AM
  3. Mylar to remove or not to remove
    By ddstoys in forum Pinball Repair Logs
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd July 2008, 06:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •