[nSLUG] hex or torx with pin in middle
rory at unixism.org
Thu Aug 7 14:48:34 ADT 2008
Unca Jim, tell us the one about making a shiv from a toothbrush!
Jim Haliburton wrote:
> The query regarding the hex (allen Key ) or Torx head screw with a centre
> pin is indeed a security pin.
> Princess Auto has sold 1/4" driver sets with a collection of various
> allen and torx bits with centre holes.
> Have a set myself that I got at Princess Auto in Dartmouth.
> Now if you had served some time and smoked and used a toothbrush you
> might know that softeneing the end of the toothbrush with your lighter
> and pushing the softened end of the toothbrush against the head of the
> screw would give you a temporary but very accurate tool. Only defeated
> by using Loctite on the threads. The Loctite usually will allow it to
> come loose with a metal bit, but not the plastic bit. To bypas this you
> apply the lighter to the screw head to soften the Loctite while using
> your buddy's lighter to soften the toothbrush.
> The above is an approximate excerpt from
> "Jailhouse 101: How to survive in the slammer"
> Cheeky Jim
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