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Default One way screw removal

Does anyone have a tried and true method for getting these screws out quickly and easily?

I have 2 baskets that need new poles and so I need to remove them to slide off the broken pole and put in the new one. I would like to avoid hauling the baskets back to the house and not having a playable course for however long it takes for me to get them back.

All the hardware is in good shape so I would like to avoid damaging anything if possible. I'm not fully convinced one of those countersink devices would work for a stainless screw.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:51 AM
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We did a bunch of basket refinishing at a state park. They had the tool for those one way screws and it was hit-and-miss. We ended up using medium curved jaw vice grips around the outside to get them out. It chewed them up a little but they went back in fine. Really couldn't find any other way.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:52 AM
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yep- vice grips, buy new screws if you louse them up- they are cheap.
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Yep, vice grips was going to be my recommendation as well.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:36 AM
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Use your tongue like the Zohan.

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yep- vice grips, buy new screws if you louse them up- they are cheap.
^^^THIS

Just went through moving a bunch of Discatchers and this is basically what we did with those stupid screws.
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i don't really see why anyone thinks they prevent theft.

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i don't really see why anyone thinks they prevent theft.
They use them for toilet partitions in public restrooms where folks are less likely to have vice grips with them. So in that application they are pretty good at theft prevention.
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The store I worked at had security hex head screws holding down the credit card machines. If someone were determined to get into one, all they had to do was walk down to hardware and steal a bit...

But yeah, vice grips
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Does anyone have a tried and true method for getting these screws out quickly and easily?

I have 2 baskets that need new poles and so I need to remove them to slide off the broken pole and put in the new one. I would like to avoid hauling the baskets back to the house and not having a playable course for however long it takes for me to get them back.

All the hardware is in good shape so I would like to avoid damaging anything if possible. I'm not fully convinced one of those countersink devices would work for a stainless screw.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I wonder if you used a hammer drill if it would work despite the one way screws? I've never had anyone steal a basket by removing the screws.
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