How can stripped screws be removed? Screw driver doesn’t do it, help

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  • Heavenlygal Heavenlygal on Mar 04, 2018
    I tried putting a thick elastic band over the screw and it came right out after a few turns of the proper screw driver. Good luck.



  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 04, 2018
    There are several kits out there for removing damaged screws. It's a great tool to always have around the house. Any hardware store will carry them. They work with any drill and they are usually less than $15.

  • S.h. S.h. on Mar 04, 2018
    You can find sets like this at big box stores or other hardware stores. You need a powerdrill. This is on Amazon and you don't need a drill bit as it has it's own. ZhuTook Damaged Screw Extractor Set,Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set by Product Stop-Made From H.S.S. 4341#, the Hardness Is 62-63hrc,Set of 5 Stripped Screw Removers

  • Imjhale Imjhale on Mar 04, 2018
    A couple of things to try: try a larger size screw driver and push into the screw head, the metal may be soft enough to "give" for a better grip; place a rubber band over the screw head between the screw head and screwdriver. Press firmly and slowly turn counterclockwise. If all else fails, go to hardware store and purchase a special extractor drill bit made just for this purpose. My husband always had one in his toolbox

  • Gk Gk on Mar 04, 2018
    I have seen my husband take another screw and screw it into the first with a power drill, then reverse the drill and out both come!

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 04, 2018
    Use a drill to drill it out. Fill the hole with wooden toothpicks and then put in a new screw.