I do not know the name of the hardware that I need to remove, please see the picture below. The brass like colored piece is stuck there really well. I have tried with a screwdriver, I pushed with a hammer...no results.

I need to remove it and to somehow recover the functionality of this casement window operator which stopped functioning because this thing was loose and it was coming out. I guess the thread is gone

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Edit: it seems that this is what I need (Universal Adjustable Angle Grinder Pin Wrench) enter image description here

Edit2: they are quite expensive, here isone that you can make yourself, provided that you have the right size for the rod

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  • Ate you sure it is meant to come out like a screw at all? Commented May 15, 2016 at 12:13
  • yes because it used to. Because the thread is gone it did not went straight and that is the reason why it is stucked
    – MiniMe
    Commented May 15, 2016 at 12:17

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the tool you need is called a pin spanner


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    let's keep the conversation civil, please.
    – Tester101
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 15:22

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