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12-21-2003 09:28 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Kocur

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How to unscrew used screws????? I cant do anything with a screwdriver. Are there any methods or tricks.

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12-21-2003 11:05 PM  13 years agoPost 2
brooksnb

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I assume you need an answer to your post...not sarcasm.

If the screw is a philips head try a small straight blade driver. Also if it in a place that a light tap on the end of the screwdriver wont cause damage you can try that as well. I have heard of heat being used where locktite has been applied...however please be careful if you use this method.
let us know if this works for you ..

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.... Dennis

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12-21-2003 11:12 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Dazzler

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Ohio

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A good method

Is to take a dremel to with a cutoff wheel, and dremel a slot in the head of the screw, then use a flat edge screwdriver, and it will/should come out.

Daz...

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12-22-2003 12:16 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Helimex

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Oklahoma

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If the screw head is starting to strip, use a little baking soda on the screwdriver tip. This gets it a little gritty, giving you a little more bite or traction on the screwhead.

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12-22-2003 04:07 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Hughes500Pilot

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Anaheim, CA

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Use a Dremel tool and grind a new "slot" that your screwdriver can bite into. Also, you can heat the screw up with a mini torch to burn off any glue. -Steve

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12-23-2003 08:10 PM  13 years agoPost 6
tech1

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Mississauga

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Next time you shop for a screw driver, Buy the right type.

Even though they are both Phillips there are metric and imperial screw heads. They may look the same but they are slightly different in the angles. If you buy a Japanese or German made screw driver you will find there is a much better fit and the driver will not slip out of the screw as easily.

If there is a little play between the driver and screw then chances are you have the wrong driver for the job.

Since you are past the screwdriver thing then try,

-Vice grips.
-A little heat for threadlocked parts. ( only where there is no plastic involved )
-Dremel, and then a slotted screwdriver.
-Drill the head off the screw and get the shaft out after the part has been removed.

Last..... buy a new kit and start fresh!


Note...............
When putting screws back, turn the screw backwards until the thread of the hole and the screw find each other. You will feel a small twitch through the driver as this happens. Then turn the screw in the proper direction. By finding the existing thread you reduce the chance of stripping the hole by crossthreading or wearing too many threads if the screw is removed multiple times.

Good luck

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12-23-2003 08:21 PM  13 years agoPost 7
vortexring

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Canada

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There's a new screw removing tool out there!

I'm from Canada, and it's all over the tv for christmas. it's called the "Screw Out". it comes in a kit with several bits, each for different head screws, and is guaranteed to remove any stripped, rusted, stuck screw. Only around $15
i'd ask at walmart, or a local hardware store. they sell it in Canada at Canadian Tire, and at Sears.

Cheers!
Marc

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12-23-2003 10:40 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Spitfire_mk5

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Canada

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arrrrg someone actually listened to the canadian tire ads, BAD BAD.


i hate those ads!!

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