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Post# 413905   9/16/2019 at 15:34 (296 days old) by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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Saw this at the recycling center for FREE last week. Even though the cord is cut, it is in pretty good shape. Seeing as the screws are hex shaped and i don't have the bit, I can't replace the cord. But I will still keep it as a unique piece of Eureka history. Yes, I know this Cleaner is very bad, but who knows? It could end up like the Regina Housekeeper. The pic is of it next to my Vital, It is HUGE!

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Post# 413915 , Reply# 1   9/16/2019 at 17:55 (296 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Torx bits

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You should invest in a set of torx bits I've been finding more and more machines that use them. T-25 T-15 and T-10 are probably the most common. Of course you could get a set of security torx ones instead that way you're prepared for that too.

Post# 413917 , Reply# 2   9/16/2019 at 18:17 (296 days old) by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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The eureka atlantis was a super great shampooer (I liked it secretly) the two tank system looked super cool for a steamer like that...

Post# 413923 , Reply# 3   9/16/2019 at 21:45 (295 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Hex or torx? Either way, definitely get a set of either bits, but I'd also strongly recommend getting some actual torx screwdrivers, for getting those deep-down screws.


Post# 413929 , Reply# 4   9/17/2019 at 00:05 (295 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Thanks for the link. I have not been able to find any screwdrivers like this.

Post# 413950 , Reply# 5   9/17/2019 at 14:59 (295 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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You can get hex keys (six-sided) and Torx bits or screwdrivers (five-sided star pattern) at any hardware store--Lowe's, Home Depot, Harbor Freight, etc.). They're not expensive. I have seen some items with triangular head screws and I've never seen a screwdriver or bit for those but I'm sure they're out there.

Post# 413952 , Reply# 6   9/17/2019 at 16:33 (295 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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Tri-Wing or "Y shape" screwdrivers have to be bought on eBay, it's a specialized tool and no store would ever stock it because hardly anyone needs one. Nintendo loves using Y shape screws to hold their consoles and game cartridges together, so that's usually the only time people need one.

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Post# 413953 , Reply# 7   9/17/2019 at 16:39 (295 days old) by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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Will do, Thanks! I have had a lot of experience with those triangle screws as I had a huge Trackmaster train collection and they needed repair a lot. Sometimes, A small flat head will kind of work. I didnt know the actual screwdrivers were for sale.

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