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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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[-] JayDee@lemmy.ml 17 points 1 day ago* (last edited 22 hours 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.

[-] uis@lemm.ee 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.

[-] uis@lemm.ee 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@lemmy.world 3 points 22 hours ago

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

[-] MHSJenkins@infosec.pub 24 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@lemmy.world 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.

[-] uis@lemm.ee 1 points 1 day ago

Comon, do some reading:

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

[-] seathru@lemmy.sdf.org 1 points 1 day ago

Do some comprehending. Yes he had to do that. But it was because he was using the wrong bit.

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[-] Underwaterbob@lemm.ee 3 points 1 day ago

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

[-] Aux@lemmy.world 7 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!

[-] noobnarski@feddit.de 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@lemmy.world 5 points 1 day ago

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

[-] an_onanist@lemmy.world 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@lemmy.world 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.

[-] uis@lemm.ee 1 points 1 day ago

and that single screw removes an idiots ability to sue after they screw with things they know not.

It's not how it works...

[-] Madison420@lemmy.world -1 points 12 hours ago

That's exactly how it works and honestly this photo series is a pretty good illustration of why it works.

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[-] venoft@lemmy.world 60 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.

[-] lightnsfw@reddthat.com 12 points 1 day ago

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

[-] Cris_Color@lemmy.world 4 points 23 hours 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

[-] some_guy@lemmy.sdf.org 8 points 1 day ago
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[-] Sethayy@sh.itjust.works 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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[-] uis@lemm.ee 1 points 1 day ago

Comon, do some reading:

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

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