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Hey guys, i have a Black and Decker RP200 router. I want to buy a circle cutting jig but for the life of me, i can't figure out how to unscrew the base. It is like a star screw, any help would be much appreciated.
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Hey guys, i have a Black and Decker RP200 router. I want to buy a circle cutting jig but for the life of me, i can't figure out how to unscrew the base. It is like a star screw, any help would be much appreciated.
try a torx #15 or 20...

http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/torx-screwdriver-set
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thanks my friend, it was a #20 Torx.. Don't know what I was thinking.. thanks again, saved me a bunch of frustration!!!
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Given the multitude of driver types, it's a good idea to get a "security driver bit set". Has lots of different driver types. For a few bucks, you will never be shut out.
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Given the multitude of driver types, it's a good idea to get a "security driver bit set". Has lots of different driver types. For a few bucks, you will never be shut out.
I have done that, and know What? I still run across situations where I don't have the right bit. I used to have 2 screwdrivers a flat and a phillips, now I have a Drawer full of different styles, and they keep coming out with more.
I have to laugh, the selfdriving outdoors screws come with a bit in the package, and then you grab a next sized longer one and WALLA!!!, you have to change bits to drive that one screw.

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I have done that, and know What? I still run across situations where I don't have the right bit. I used to have 2 screwdrivers a flat and a phillips, now I have a Drawer full of different styles, and they keep coming out with more.
I have to laugh, the selfdriving outdoors screws come with a bit in the package, and then you grab a next sized longer one and WALLA!!!, you have to change bits to drive that one screw.

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It gets frustrating sometimes, doesn't it. I recently bought some new screws and had to try three square drive bits before I found the right one.
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thank. again guys. now to decide if I buy the circle jig or try to make one
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I have done that, and know What? I still run across situations where I don't have the right bit. I used to have 2 screwdrivers a flat and a phillips, now I have a Drawer full of different styles, and they keep coming out with more.
I have to laugh, the selfdriving outdoors screws come with a bit in the package, and then you grab a next sized longer one and WALLA!!!, you have to change bits to drive that one screw.

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well to tell the truth, I have been shut out because a cheapo HF bit didn't last that long. Nothing worse than a round shoulder square drive bit when your trying to drive that last screw. So I bought a set of 5 square drive bits and solved that problem. Next box of screws I bought? Spax with their torx drive. I've been trying to stick to square drive, though.
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well to tell the truth, I have been shut out because a cheapo HF bit didn't last that long. Nothing worse than a round shoulder square drive bit when your trying to drive that last screw. So I bought a set of 5 square drive bits and solved that problem. Next box of screws I bought? Spax with their torx drive. I've been trying to stick to square drive, though.
Yeah, thats the one Spax! It is a great bit ,but it really holds but they have different sizes. Not many other screws use the same system.
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Just switch to the impact driver Robertson bits; Man, what an improvement!
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