What tool could I use to open this box?

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Old 02-04-14, 02:10 PM
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What tool could I use to open this box?

My sprinkler timer box is locked and the key has been lost. Is there a tool that would have a square head like this?

I'm hoping to find a generic tool instead of ordering a replacement key from the manufacturer?

Here is a photo of the lock and the key.
 
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Old 02-04-14, 03:38 PM
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1/4" socket extension? .
 
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Old 02-04-14, 04:01 PM
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I will try the socket extension but I just discovered a small pair of needle nosed pliers works. I'm going to change the lock to a round combination one.

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Old 02-04-14, 06:00 PM
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If you had a set of security bit drivers, I'm sure you'd have the one you needed. The one you need is obviously a reverse square drive. Harbor Freight has those sets pretty cheap.
 
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Old 02-04-14, 07:23 PM
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XSleeper, Does this HarborFreight set look like it would have what I need:

100 Piece Security Bit Set

In case that link doesn't work, it's Harbor Freight item 68457. When I zoom in on the photo of the bits, the ones with holes in them don't look square.

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Yes. You would use the bits in the 2nd row on the left side. If you zoom in on it, you can see the shape of head that the bit fits, and it matches yours. It's just that, unlike your key, these are shaped like a fork for a square head.
 
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Thanks XSleeper. I will pick up a set of those tomorrow. I appreciate your help.
 
 

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