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Good.. Tamper Proof Torx Bit's
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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 20:01
39 Cent Stamp
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DirecTV receivers are chewing up my chinese made-pot metal security wrenches so its upgrade time. Im looking for hardened steel or kryptonite or something that will win the fight against DirecTV screws. Any recommendations? What are you using?

I want to get 2 types.

#1. Bits that i can pop into a drill like these.



#2. Handheld with interchangeable blades like these.



Both of these came from wihatools.com. If i dont find something better i will probably end up ordering from there.

Thanks
Post 2 made on Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 20:19
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@ D ! has a good set on sale til the 13th... its a ratcheting type
also check grainger..they have a 16 in one where the bits store in the handle for about 16 bux
OhM sLaW
Post 3 made on Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 22:51
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I use a set from sears

[Link: sears.com]

They also have(or Had) a screwdriver with the same bits in a rubberized holder

Have done many sat receivers with no issues on stripping
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Post 4 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 00:06
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Wiha is my only choice.
Post 5 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 00:11
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On December 3, 2008 at 20:01, 39 Cent Stamp said...
chinese made-pot metal
security wrenches.... Any recommendations?

Real metal.

Wiha is always excellent.
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Post 6 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 00:44
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On December 3, 2008 at 22:51, Glackowitz said...
I use a set from sears

[Link: sears.com]

They also have(or Had) a screwdriver with the same bits
in a rubberized holder

Have done many sat receivers with no issues on stripping

Glackowitz.... I was amazed to see your client dumped you know who and married a 28 year old swedish babe!

LOL!!! Did you and Dennis have to set up a bunch of stuff for the wedding?
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
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Post 7 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 02:12
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Wedding was in Sweden, we are coming up in Early Jan to add some Tv's and theater components.

I guess they will be gone though...another trip for him....#2
The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
Post 8 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 02:45
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Hard to believe wiha is letting you down. Are you putting them into a full torqued 24v drill or what? FWIW, I have my set from MCM and they haven't given me any grief. This is actually the one I have:

[Link: mcmelectronics.com]

Probably chinese too but who knows.
Post 9 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 02:51
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On December 3, 2008 at 20:01, 39 Cent Stamp said...
DirecTV receivers are chewing up my chinese made-pot metal
security wrenches so its upgrade time.

i'm feeling more retarded than usual. what are you using these torx bits for? taking the receivers apart? are you taking them apart to hot glue emitters inside them? why am i the only one who doesn't get it? i feel like the only kid at the party who didn't drink the electric acid kool aid. i have a bunch of quick-change torx bits from DeWalt, i haven't used any of them in months...
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Post 10 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 02:53
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kevin, that is exactly the reason. i love seeing a box with security screws, gives me a reason to bust out my security breachers :-)

still not sure how he's chewing them up though...most are finger tight.
OP | Post 11 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 09:41
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I have opened a dozen HR-22's and none of them are finger tight. I must have got a batch from an over achieving assembler because im averaging 5 minutes per screw here. I am doing it by hand with "allen" L shaped wrenches and thats definately part of the frustration and one of the reasons i want to get 2 different types.

Wiha has not let me down. I never knew they existed until i started searching for new tools this week. According to the link glakowitz posted.. sears carries a wiha set that should do the trick.

If i cant find them local at sears im goign to try @D! or MCM.

Thanks.
Post 12 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 12:31
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Oh...yeah using allen keys will prove quite frustrating; I wasn't aware they even made security bits in allen formation. Maybe my fingers are stronger than yours.
OP | Post 13 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 14:47
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The really fun part is that the the hole in the tip only exists on the angled part. The T10 is the one for DirecTV and right now its more like a T8.5 :)

Post 14 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 14:54
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That's crazy, get some big boy tools :-)
OP | Post 15 made on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 14:57
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Since im upgrading.. anyone interested in my old set? Pics below



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