Security screws, also known as tamper proof screws, Anti-tamper, or tamper resistant screws are typically used to secure goods against unwanted tampering.
How do you remove a security Torx screw?
Select a small flat blade screwdriver, depending upon the size of the Torx head. Insert your small flat blade into the space within the screwdriver head as shown here, and simply turn clockwise. You may need to lean into the screwdriver to provide some force. The screw should start to turn, then come loose.
How do you remove a Torx screw without a screwdriver?
This will only work if the head of the screw is raised above the surrounding surface somewhat. Use the pliers or vice grips to grab the sides of the screw head and turn the screw counterclockwise to twist it out. Needle nose pliers may work better than regular pliers.
What are security Torx screws used for?
Torx screws are typically used in vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, computer systems, hard disk drives and consumer electronics. The unusual star-shaped head makes them far more secure than regular flat-head or cross-head screws and allows higher torque transmission so screws and bolts can be tightened more securely.