Improvised Tools: Emergency Cage Nut Tool20 Jan 2010
**Audience: **Datacenter ninjas, really lazy people who can’t be bothered to find a proper tool
I’m almost embarrassed to post this
Mostly, because it is such a simple “hack” it hardly requires mention. Secondly, I’m ashamed to tell you how many times I have had to resort to this.
Find a slot cover from an old (or unnoticed) computer.
If you don’t have a Bending Unit 22 handy just use some pliers. Depending on the width of the end you may need to trim it down in a bit
Care to share?
Do you have any handy improvised tools that have saved the day?