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submitted 2 days ago by an_onanist to c/[email protected]

Basic blender went bad (motor ran but spindle wasn't rotating). I wanted to disassemble to see if it could be repaired. Three of the four screws were Phillips head. I had to cut the casing open in order to discover why I couldn't unscrew the fourth. It was a slotted spanner.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

That's a flathead with a bead welded in the middle. Source a local dremel, some earplugs and eye pro, and do some quick converting.

Oh wait I think I understand the image. You had to saw the plastic apart to expose the screw. Yeah fuck those dudes. I guess another option would've been to get a cheap screw driver and modify it with a dremel? Either way, fuck Kenmore.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 day ago

Oh wait it think I understand the image. You had to saw the plastic apart to expose the screw. Yeah fuck those dudes. I guess another option would've been to get a cheap screw driver and modify it with a dremel? Either way, fuck Kenmore.

Wait... Oh.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 day ago

A complete set of security screw bits is ~20 bucks and they're far more useful than I realized until I acquired them.

[-] MoonMoon 4 points 1 day ago

I think this was at the bottom of a deep hole, as you can see where the plastic was cut around it. A standard bit and holder wouldn't fit down that, I don't think. What the other guys said about a flathead and dremel/grinding wheel is the only option really, but you'd have to be able to ID the little fucker first.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 day ago

I know I have terrible eyesight, but it seems like I opened blind or dyslexic community. Why only few people noticed

I had to cut the casing open in order to discover why I couldn't unscrew the fourth.

[-] Tikiporch 3 points 1 day ago

Must be your eyesight, my friend. Looks normal to me...

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 day ago

Looks like a job for a regular flathead and a grinding wheel.

[-] Aux 6 points 1 day ago

I had drill bits for such screws for decades, never had the reason to use them though. It's nice to see that there's a use for them after all!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 day ago

Well, the drill bit wont fit if the hole is too long and thin, so its not always quite that easy.

[-] Madison420 4 points 1 day ago

I mean a blender isn't exactly the worst things to have security bits on.

[-] an_onanist 6 points 1 day ago

Really? It seems to me that if you believe blenders should be tamper-proof, you must believe that all appliances should be.

[-] Madison420 7 points 1 day ago

A single tamper proof screw that all that's required to remove is knowledge... Yes. Unfortunately stupid people try to do things they shouldn't and that single screw removes an idiots ability to sue after they screw with things they know not.

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[-] venoft 61 points 2 days ago

Just a basic security screw. It's so kids (and people who don't know enough about repairing appliances to know about security screws) don't disassemble the dangerous machine.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 day ago

It's a blender... As long as it's unplugged you'll be fine.

[-] Cris_Color 4 points 1 day ago

Seriously. I'm not sure why people think it's so dangerous. Unplug it and remove the blades. Its just a motor for God's sake

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 day ago
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[-] [email protected] 35 points 2 days ago

Though it should be noted this does raise the bar above most people, especially on a budget, single use tools are hardly ever worth it.

Arguably more dangerous things have easier screws too, like electricity outlets

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[-] Crackhappy 85 points 2 days ago
[-] [email protected] 93 points 2 days ago

Yeah we should be shaming companies that do this sort of shit.

OP, please tell us which brand designed this. I’d love to know to stay away from their crap as much as possible.

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[-] [email protected] 64 points 2 days ago

hahahahahaha, about three years ago now, I bought a hunting knife from Amazon that came with a sheath which had a belt clip that was held on by one of these fucking screws.

at the time, i couldn't figure for the life of me what it was or if there was a tool for this so I went to Home Depot, bought a .99 cent flathead our of their bargain tubs, took it to their tool rental department where they also will cut metal for you if you ask nicely. had them make a notch in the top of the flathead, brought it home and after some filing got it to get in there and loosen up this devil screw top.

now i know it's called a U or H type screwdriver. my way was cheaper, but nice to know the real solution now.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 day ago

a belt clip that was held on by one of these fucking screws.

Wow. This needs to be shown to all "ThIs Is FoR yOuR sAfEtY" idiots.

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