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Old 01-02-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Need a tool for mid 70's window fastners

I'm referring to the screws used to fasten windows and trim - screws that have sort of a dog bone "slot".
Has anybody found a source for the tool used to remove or set these?

I did a search of the forum but didn't find anything.

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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Check with the following site: Locations | Fastenal

Or, grind a flat tip driver to fit and just B careful in removing then replace with a screw with a common head.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:22 PM   #3
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I'm referring to the screws used to fasten windows and trim - screws that have sort of a dog bone "slot".
Has anybody found a source for the tool used to remove or set these?

I did a search of the forum but didn't find anything.

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Looks like this is the Clutch Head screw, drive type G

Clutch Drive Type G
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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Yeah...Clutch Drive...that's the ticket!

Thanks!

After trying everything in my tool box(es) I went to Harbor Freight where I found 100 Piece Security Bit Set
This set contains 3 clutch drive tips - the smallest is the right one.

Word of caution - if you try to remove a clutch drive screw with a bodged tool you'll render it damaged beyond removal by the correct tip. Use the right tip from the get go.

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Word of caution - if you try to remove a clutch drive screw with a bodged tool you'll render it damaged beyond removal by the correct tip. Use the right tip from the get go.
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Been there, botched that! I guess you can always drill the head off, but the bit's going to wander into the aluminum if you go too deep. I've been there too. By the way the screws might come out a little easier if you soak the heads with some penetrating oil and let it sit for a couple days. It's hard to keep the oil in place but you can wet the head with a Q-tip and some of it will wick under, eventually.

I also found some vice grips pretty handy in getting the more stubborn screws out.

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Old 01-02-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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These screws hold the windows on the Amerigo. They're run into wood - or in some cases what used to be wood :~(
I have a needle nose vice grip that's handy for tight spaces...but in this case the screws that didn't back out just pulled out of the rotten backing.

Gosh this is fun :~)
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Harbor Freight sells a set of easy outs that look like backward drill bits and one of these would fit, grip and remove the screw.
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