How to Remove Tamperproof Screws

Written by kathryn kutny
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Tamper-proof screws prevent the wrong people from removing them. You can find them in a number of different places, including on manhole covers, park benches, nuclear power plants, outdoor lighting, road signs and playground equipment. The screws are made so people can't tamper with them and remove them easily, which is where they get their name. If you need to remove tamper-proof screws, you must have the right tools.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Matching removal tools
  • Electric drill or air gun

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    Find the matching removal tool for the tamper-proof screws. You can only remove the tamper-proof screws with the matching tool. They were made that way so it would be very difficult for unauthorised people to remove the screws. Only people with the right tools can remove them. It is nearly impossible to remove tamper-proof screws any other way.

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    Remove the tamper-proof screws with the matching tool. The tool can remove screws quickly with help from an electric drill or air gun. You can also remove the screws manually. The tool fits over the head of the screw and has teeth to help it stay in place.You must press down, and turn the tool counterclockwise at the exact time to remove the tamper-proof screws.

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    Put the tamper proof screws and matching tool away somewhere safe so you don't lose them. Place them in a special safe or tool box where you can find them easily.

Tips and warnings

  • Put the tamper proof matching tool in a safe spot where no one can find it. If you put it in a spot where people can find it, people can remove the screws.

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