I bought a socket set toolbox today and I'm trying to open it but it has some kind of a security lock on the box. I have attached photos of the security lock.

Please help me open this box.

side view

top view

side view

bottom view

  • 2
    Cut it off with a sharp knife.
    – HandyHowie
    Jun 27, 2021 at 7:55
  • 1
    Scissors or a utility knife, it's just a piece of plastic.
    – Phaelax z
    Jun 28, 2021 at 4:29

2 Answers 2


Snip off the head of the "rivet" with a pair of diagonal cutting pliers. Even smaller electronics type diagonal cutters should reach in and cut of the head.


Many options:

Grind it off, dremel or similar

Drill it out,

Split the case and use a saw blade to cut the “lock” piece

Cut the case plastic around the lock - unless you need it in the future to stop other having access...

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