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Thread: Where can I find a security allen wrench? FOUND!

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    Talking Where can I find a security allen wrench? FOUND!

    Our church's projector is on the blink (no pun intended) and I need to send it off for service. When we mounted it I purchased a proprietary mount that came with 'security' allen screws. They are just like normal allen cap screws except they have a pin in the middle of the socket. I can't find the wrench that came with the mount and I need to take it off before I can ship it. A quick search of the net did not turn up any suppliers.

    Any one have any idea where I can find one? I think I need the 4mm size. I know we have a lot of computer savy members. I'm hoping one of you can steer me in the right direction.
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    I bought a big set of special 'security' bits from Harbor Freight one time.

    Maybe one of these?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=91310

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93388
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    Rennie I also brought some at Harbor Freight as Brent did , I priced around and decided to get them at Harbor ...they worked out just fine for me ..............Marshall.............

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    Harbor Freight did it for me. If you have a HF store nearby they will most likely be in stock.
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    ' Harbor Freight '; 'security'

    Why do the two not seem right being put in same sentence?

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    I second the Harbor Freight solution. I have their set as well as a much more expensive set. That said they are widely available anymore.

    Garry

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    If you need it right away, first try Fastenal in your area (open Monday). I don't know what city in Idaho you are at, but they have locations in Nampa, Mountain Home, Twin Falls Jerome, Burley, etc. It will be expensive, as one bit will probably cost close to the HF set. Check out their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Our church's projector is on the blink (no pun intended) and I need to send it off for service. When we mounted it I purchased a proprietary mount that came with 'security' allen screws. They are just like normal allen cap screws except they have a pin in the middle of the socket. I can't find the wrench that came with the mount and I need to take it off before I can ship it. A quick search of the net did not turn up any suppliers.

    Any one have any idea where I can find one? I think I need the 4mm size. I know we have a lot of computer savy members. I'm hoping one of you can steer me in the right direction.
    Try a local plumbing supply store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I bought a big set of special 'security' bits from Harbor Freight one time.

    Maybe one of these?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=91310

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93388
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Border View Post
    Rennie I also brought some at Harbor Freight as Brent did , I priced around and decided to get them at Harbor ...they worked out just fine for me ..............Marshall.............
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Jones View Post
    Harbor Freight did it for me. If you have a HF store nearby they will most likely be in stock.
    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Foster View Post
    I second the Harbor Freight solution. I have their set as well as a much more expensive set. That said they are widely available anymore.

    Garry
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    If you need it right away, first try Fastenal in your area (open Monday). I don't know what city in Idaho you are at, but they have locations in Nampa, Mountain Home, Twin Falls Jerome, Burley, etc. It will be expensive, as one bit will probably cost close to the HF set. Check out their website.
    You guys are great! Thanks. This is exactly what I need and now I know what I'll be doing on my lunch break tomorrow too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ' Harbor Freight '; 'security'

    Why do the two not seem right being put in same sentence?
    Does seem paradoxical.
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