I think they've baffled most of us the first time we have encountered them and can be a bit of a battle to remove if you can't figure them out!
It's important to get all your hardware off at the start of any job though and so this is my go-to method and the tools I use for getting them off easily
Let me know what you think and if there are any other tips you'd find useful!
If you want to see more of my favourite tools - none of which cost the earth! - check ot my Top Ten Essential Tools for Upcycling blog post:
If you want to learn more techniques for upcycling and more about using the tools themselves why not take a look at my Furniture Upcycling workshops? I also do one-to-one tutorials in person and online if you'd like to learn something specific with me!