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Old September 27th 05, 01:48 AM
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Default Security screw Bit type needed

We have a Black & Decker Profinish 714 steam iron that seems to need the
internal cord connections tightened, but, I have not been able to find a
security bit or screwdriver that fits the two screws that need to be
removed to get to the connections. If anyone knows where I can obtain
the tool I need, I would greatly appreaciate your help. Thanks. Mac

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Old September 27th 05, 02:58 AM
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Most reputable tool dealers (Snap-On, Mac etc) can sell you most any type
bit. What does the screw in question look like? Is it a Torx with center
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We have a Black & Decker Profinish 714 steam iron that seems to need the
internal cord connections tightened, but, I have not been able to find a
security bit or screwdriver that fits the two screws that need to be
removed to get to the connections. If anyone knows where I can obtain
the tool I need, I would greatly appreaciate your help. Thanks. Mac



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Old September 27th 05, 03:14 AM
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Mike W. wrote:

Most reputable tool dealers (Snap-On, Mac etc) can sell you most any type
bit. What does the screw in question look like? Is it a Torx with center
post?

"mac" wrote in message
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We have a Black & Decker Profinish 714 steam iron that seems to need the
internal cord connections tightened, but, I have not been able to find a
security bit or screwdriver that fits the two screws that need to be
removed to get to the connections. If anyone knows where I can obtain
the tool I need, I would greatly appreaciate your help. Thanks. Mac




No, not torx like headlite screws on auto. Hard for me to describe, but
the screws have a center sorta like torx but with 3 arms slightly
spriraling to the outside of screw. Mac
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Old September 27th 05, 04:41 AM
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mac wrote:

Mike W. wrote:

Most reputable tool dealers (Snap-On, Mac etc) can sell you most any type
bit. What does the screw in question look like? Is it a Torx with center
post?

"mac" wrote in message
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We have a Black & Decker Profinish 714 steam iron that seems to need the
internal cord connections tightened, but, I have not been able to find a
security bit or screwdriver that fits the two screws that need to be
removed to get to the connections. If anyone knows where I can obtain
the tool I need, I would greatly appreaciate your help. Thanks. Mac





No, not torx like headlite screws on auto. Hard for me to describe, but
the screws have a center sorta like torx but with 3 arms slightly
spriraling to the outside of screw. Mac


Do you mean sorta like a philips head, but with only three wings instead
of four and they appear to be slightly angled?
If so, it's called a tri-wing and is available in many places such as...

http://www.flexibleassembly.com/dyna...led.php?ID=191

http://www.fastener-warehouse.com/in...3f6305b8405b37

http://www.action-electronics.com/ezpower.htm

I have not bought from any of those companies, just found them through a
goog search.
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mac wrote:

We have a Black & Decker Profinish 714 steam iron that seems to need the
internal cord connections tightened, but, I have not been able to find a
security bit or screwdriver that fits the two screws that need to be
removed to get to the connections.


www.mcminone.com has a set of assorted security driver bits, $9 +
shipping, #22-1875



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Old September 27th 05, 01:31 PM
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Jumpster Jiver wrote:

Do you mean sorta like a philips head, but with only three wings instead
of four and they appear to be slightly angled?
If so, it's called a tri-wing and is available in many places such as...

http://www.flexibleassembly.com/dyna...led.php?ID=191

http://www.fastener-warehouse.com/in...3f6305b8405b37

http://www.action-electronics.com/ezpower.htm

I have not bought from any of those companies, just found them through a
goog search.



I can find a good assortment of security tool bits at the local flea
market. I bought two sets, because the bits have a tendency to
disappear.

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Michael A. Terrell
Central Florida
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Old September 30th 05, 06:36 AM
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mac wrote:
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www.mcminone.com has a set of assorted security driver bits, $9 +
shipping, #22-1875

Thanks, Think I will order the set fm MCM online.


For some reason it's listing at $14.95 at their web site even though
it's always featured at $8.99 in every flyer. To get the lower price
you may have to mention source code 5A110 and their "Fall Into Savings"
catalog for Sept. 12 - Oct. 28 and phone them at 1-800-543-4330.



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