Anatomy Of A BIG Copper Theft Bolt
Jan 22, 2015
Jimmy is one of our expert headerman. He is tasked with making our large diameter bolts. Here's a picture of him inspecting ½-13x2 Raptor™ head, Key-Rex® security bolts. They're heading to California to control copper theft. This is a repeat order from the customer, with some added features. We added the customer's name on the bolt, gave them a larger Raptor™ security head, and changed their key code.
Heading this type of security screw is closer to a black art, than a science. It requires he adjust 7 sequential tools perfectly. Any miscalculation requires an adjustment using wrenches 6 feet long. Yet, this part ran quickly and easily, a credit to what he has learned.
What Makes This Security Bolt an Effective Copper Theft Deterrent?
- First, is the KeyRex® drive system with twenty five million variations. This eliminates the "worry" a copper thief will have the removal tool.
- Next, is the big head with sharp edges. The head slips Channel-loks™ and Vice Grips™.
- Last, are the Raptor™ claws underneath the head. They eliminate the need for a washer and permit a better torque and hold.
Heading this bolt is like trying to balance on the edge of a razor blade. Any mis-adjustment causes an explosion of tools, flying fragments, and a mangled mess of stainless. These look great. Our hats go off to Jimmy, who has grown into one of best security screw headerman in the world. If you need a BIG security screw with a lock keyway, he's the one who can do it.