Improvised Tools: Emergency Cage Nut Tool

**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.

Step One:

Find a slot cover from an old (or unnoticed) computer.

Step Two:

Bend it.

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?