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1810W Security Screw

Morning folks.

 

We have some 1810Ws on loan from Cisco along with the additional mounting kits which come with a Torx Security Screw.  The screw is described as being an M2x5.5 Torx - pictured below (the increments you can see on the ruler are in mm).

 

The question is, what type of bit is needed to drive the screw and where can I buy it in the UK?

 

The smallest star-shaped bit I have with a hole for the security pin is a T8, which is pretty darn small, but it's still way too big.  I've taken the screw to the usual places, screwfix, tool depot, etc.. but nobody seems to have anything smaller than a T8 in stock.  Any ideas please!?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

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Apparently the required size is a Torx Security 5.5. (Torx being the star shape and Security being the pin in the middle)

 

They are hard to find on the Internet, let alone in a physical store. Looks like we probably need to buy from the US.

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Apparently the required size is a Torx Security 5.5. (Torx being the star shape and Security being the pin in the middle)

 

They are hard to find on the Internet, let alone in a physical store. Looks like we probably need to buy from the US.

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Hello,

We just ordered a bunch of 1815W's which appear to have the same screw as the 1810W's.  I have been trying to find a business to purchase the proper Torx screwdriver but I cannot find one, even with the link that is in this thread.  I can find plenty of Torx 5.5 normal screwdrivers, but not any security/tamperproof screwdrivers.

Thank you,

Aaron

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There's a nice selection of Torx security screwdrivers on Amazon.com.  Also some useful Wiha's Torx security screwdrivers on Amazon.co.uk.  Quality is important with these types of screwdrivers.  Cheap ones tend to have a soft metal tip that will mess up the screw.  https://besttoolz.com/torx-screwdriver-buyers-guide/ has some pointers and does a good job explaining what's important when purchasing one.