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Short question about the "do-it-box"-knobs
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Old 10th April 2011, 09:25 PM   #1
DenisOlsen is offline DenisOlsen  Denmark
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Default Short question about the "do-it-box"-knobs

Hello there,

would very much appreciate if someone is able to help me get started with my first ever DIY-project - the "Do-it-Box Step Attenuator" set:

Do-it-Box Step Attenuator | Diy HiFi Supply

Everything seem quite straightforward ... but what kind of tool do I need (and what size), to loosen the two knobs on the front?


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Old 10th April 2011, 10:18 PM   #2
sofaspud is offline sofaspud  United States
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I would say the knobs use either a small flat screwdriver, or (more likely) a small hex key, perhaps better known as an allen wrench. Couldn't guess a size. Screwdrivers should already be in your toolkit. I have a couple "Swiss army knife" type allen wrench sets that cover >90% of what I run into.
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Old 11th April 2011, 11:59 AM   #3
DenisOlsen is offline DenisOlsen  Denmark
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Thank you for your reply! Have already tried all flat screwdrivers in my toolbox, also the very tiniest (only 2 or 3 milimetres), but none gets any kind of grip inside the hole (which is less than 5 milimetres).

Do not have a hex key of that size, but that could do the trick. Have also been told that I might need a very small "torx", which is a tool I have never heard of before.

But as I have seen on the Internet, those tools come i many, many different shapes (at the end you fit into the screw), so it makes it a little bit difficult to know exactly what to buy.

So I will just wait and see if someone comes along with an answer :-) and ask around where I live in the meantime. Thanks.
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Old 21st April 2011, 11:47 PM   #4
cyclotronguy is offline cyclotronguy  United States
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Default Torx fastner

Torx wrenches are similar to ZXN wrenches used on various European automobiles, typically smaller and with fewer splines..... same general idea however.

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Old 22nd April 2011, 07:14 AM   #5
DenisOlsen is offline DenisOlsen  Denmark
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Default Buttons now off! :-)

Fortunately I solved the problem some days ago. Bought a 113 piece bit-set, and the buttons are now off!

What you need is a torx, star-shaped, size T6.

Are now working on finishing the box.

Thank you for your replies! :-)
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