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    Does anyone know of a place (preferably Centurion/Gauteng area) that sells three-pronged/three-point screw drivers or bits?

    It basically looks like a philips bit, but only has three prongs.

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    I think you are referring to a tri wing screwdriver.

    I know they are advertised on bid or buy.

    I assume you want to mess around with a gaming console

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocin View Post
    I think you are referring to a tri wing screwdriver.

    I know they are advertised on bid or buy.

    I assume you want to mess around with a gaming console
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    Not sure what size you need but hardware stores such as Builders, Chamberlains etc sell sets of bits that includes these plus flat, torx, posi-drive, hex and many others.
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    check your local "China town" type shops. They always have weird bits and bobs

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    I am using one of these. It has a range of Phillips, flat, torx, tri, Allen bits in various sizes.

    I suppose there will be sets with bigger tips as well.

    https://www.livecopper.co.za/product...t-set-45-piece
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    Quote Originally Posted by SinWolf View Post
    Adendorf in Centurion... www.tooltime.co.za
    Thank you.

    I phoned them, they said they donít have it; either in sets or single bits.

    Perhaps Iíll should just go there and check.

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    Just take this into account for those sets of hexagonal bits...

    If you need to get a flat, Philips, Pozidriv and or hex driver into a recessed opening for the screw, the detachable bit (actually the holder,) may be too short or fat to fit into the opening to get the screw out.

    I will still need to by a separate Torx T10 driver for my job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcR View Post
    Just take this into account for those sets of hexagonal bits...

    If you need to get a flat, Philips, Pozidriv and or hex driver into a recessed opening for the screw, the detachable bit (actually the holder,) may be too short or fat to fit into the opening to get the screw out.

    I will still need to by a separate Torx T10 driver for my job.
    Good point. I cannot remember how deep they are recessed. I'll confirm before I buy anything.

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    Depending on size you require , you can also try Communica in Samrand, they have a fair amount of funny bits and drivers

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    Have you tried Christensen Tools? Apparently their JHB branch is in Jeppestown: https://christensen.co.za/contact
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    The Snap-On guys that drive around will likely have them, too.
    Call them and ask for the closest dealer and give him a shout.

    Wurth should also have them.
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    I have a few....pop me a PM and I can come around to your place, you can use them and I leave with the bits?
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    These screws are deliberately unique to stop people opening the device.
    I can often undo them with a smaller flat screwdriver that fits into one of the wings (not good for the screwdriver!)
    Failing that: drill the head off or use an easyout to remove the screw.
    Replace the screw with one that has a recognised head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    Does anyone know of a place (preferably Centurion/Gauteng area) that sells three-pronged/three-point screw drivers or bits?

    It basically looks like a philips bit, but only has three prongs.
    If it is a triwing ,check RS components Ltd, they have it price depends on size.

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    As far as I know, these heads are used on TP screws (Thermo plastic) which assemble plastic casings/housings for radios, toys, etc.. So maybe try a radio/e;ectronics repair shop as well.

    (TP threads are similar to self tapping threads, just that the flange is wider and thinner (like a blade shaped thread, rather than the V shape). This is so that the thread can cut its own thread into plastic by displacing as little plastic as possible.

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    Just a thought, why not grind down an allen key to match the head. Try not to overheat the tip and soften it.

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