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Does anyone know what type of tool it takes to fasten a pyramid screw like the one in the four corners of this drawer pull pictured below?

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30 minutes ago, Chet said:

Does anyone know what type of tool it takes to fasten a pyramid screw like the one in the four corners of this drawer pull pictured below?

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I'd guess those are just a cap with a nut on the backside Chet..  Just a guess tho.

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The supplier's website gives you two choices when purchasing, slotted screws or pyramid screws.

They look like this.

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I wonder if a standard wrench would work? Predrill and a little blue tape to keep from marring the finish. Regardless they are way to cool to skip you will figure it out...you don't need no stinking slotted screws :) 

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Thanks for the ideas.  I really didn't want to use the regular screws.   may even go ahead and purchase an extra pull just to use on a scrap to practice.  First thing  Ithink I will try is blue tape on the down side of a wrench to see if that will stop marring the surface.

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Maybe a Metric or SAE, whichever is slightly too big, might also allow room inside the jaws for some protective tape.

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I’d use an open end wrench or 6 point socket, and apply a bit of blue tape to prevent scratching. And like Tom said, run a normal screw in the hole first. 

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29 minutes ago, AnonymousAccountant said:

run a normal screw in the hole first.

Yup. Its a natural habit now because you are usually dealing with brass screws and hardware

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I always wondered if these socket multi tools were a gimmick. 

It probably is but It might work on the square heads. 

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I would be tempted to drill an oversize hole and epoxy the them in.  I just know my luck, if I tried to use a wrench I would screw up the handle, screw and work piece.  

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A socket is the first thong I would try also.  I have some of them drill adaptors and they have come in handy.  

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Turn a  "screwdriver" handle after mortising a square hole to fit the square head, and you can run them right in, without worrying about damaging anything.   They should include a plastic driver.

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I've used these before. Everyone is right, they are easily driven with a wrench, but the risk is scratching. The challenge is the corners of the screw can scratch the surface as well, so it isn't just the wrench scratching the surface that you have to worry about. 

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