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Topic: Triangular screw holes on popper (12 msgs / 256 lines)
1) From: Vladimir Weinstein
Hello,
I got my couple of poppers from Walgreen's - they work well, but I wanted t=
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do a modification. Upon closed inspection, it turned out that the poppers
are held together using screws that have triangular holes. I've been to OSH
and I've seen cross, star, quadratic and all other different kinds of bits,
but no triangular ones.
Does anybody have an idea where I could get a triangular bit? It seems
stupid to have to hack a screwdriver bit in order to hack a popper.
Thank you very much!
Regards,
v.

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Hmmm, can't recall ever seeing a triangle bit. I have a cheapo 100bit
security bit set I got on eBay a few years ago that has tri-wing bits that
might work if the right size. Set comes with 4 tri's and they're still
selling 'em on eBay:http://tinyurl.com/aaakcEven if it doesn't work it's a great set to have. Just the other day needed
a safety hex bit (not torx) to get into my outside telephone wire box, no
problem!
miKe mcKoffee
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Weinstein
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	Hello,
	
	I got my couple of poppers from Walgreen's - they work well, but I
wanted to do a modification. Upon closed inspection, it turned out that the
poppers are held together using screws that have triangular holes. I've been
to OSH and I've seen cross, star, quadratic and all other different kinds of
bits, but no triangular ones. 
	
	Does anybody have an idea where I could get a triangular bit? It
seems stupid to have to hack a screwdriver bit in order to hack a popper.
	
	Thank you very much!
	
	Regards,
	v.

3) From: Matthew Price
On 10/17/05, Vladimir Weinstein  wrote:
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You might try an auto parts store.  I know AutoZone used to carry a
200+ piece bit set.
Matthew

4) From: James Pratt
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I was able to get them out with a carefully-chosen Allen wrench -
you're only using 3 of the faces, but if the fit is tight enough, it'll
still turn them out. I wouldn't replace them with it, though - I'd much
rather substitute something that is a lot less of a PITA. This is not a
problem, as they're basically wood or sheet-metal screws that bite into
the plastic of the popper body.
                             James

5) From: Jason Molinari
I just jammed a flat screwdriver into mine..get one
that is close and jam it in. then replace them with
regular screws
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6) From: Vladimir Weinstein
Thanks for the response - I take it that the Allen wrench is the one that
fits hexagonal holes - I'll try it out.
Regards,
v.
On 10/17/05, James Pratt  wrote:
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7) From: Vladimir Weinstein
Thanks for the suggestion - I looked at the set.
It has tri-wing bits, but this screw has a hole that is in a shape of
triangle, so something like this /\, not the othe way.
I guess the producers really don't want me to open the popper :)
Regards,
v.
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8) From: Philip Keleshian
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My Tonic espresso machine has that sort of tamper-proof fasteners.  I =
filed the end of a nail to make a tool.
 
Phil

9) From: jgullam
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Philip Keleshian wrote:
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I made one with an old phillips driver and a file

10) From: Scott Barron
On Oct 17, 2005, at 2:16 PM, Vladimir Weinstein wrote:
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My popper also had the triangle bits.  I cursed toastmaster while 
drilling them out and replacing them with more user friendly screws.  
Oh, then I sold the high tech trade secrets inside ... made a killing.
-Scott

11) From: Vladimir Weinstein
Thank you all for your responses - so this is not a new thing and done
solely to annoy me.
I'll start hacking the tools in order to hack the popper :)
Thanks!
Regards,
v.
On 10/17/05, Scott Barron  wrote:
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12) From: Colin Dimacali
I just used a really small hex driver bit (or Allen wrench) and it worked fine.


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