We've all been there; clumsily fumbling with a screwdriver trying to remove a screw only to notice that it's been stripped, either by your hands in haste or left behind by a previously frustrated repairer. I guess the screw is there for good, right? Nope! Removing a stripped screw takes a little ingenuity, but is fairly straightforward. We'll look at a 5 surefire methods to remove a stripped screw, starting from least destructive and moving through to more destructive methods. The...

5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

We've all been there; clumsily fumbling with a screwdriver trying to remove a screw only to notice that it's been stripped, either by your hands in haste or left behind by a previously frustrated repairer. I guess the screw is there for good, right? Nope! Removing a stripped screw takes a little ingenuity, but is fairly straightforward. We'll look at a 5 surefire methods to remove a stripped screw, starting from least destructive and moving through to more destructive methods. The...

Master carpenter Norm Abram shows how to remove a stripped screw. | Photo: David Carmack | thisoldhouse.com

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Master carpenter Norm Abram shows how to remove a stripped screw. | Photo: David Carmack | thisoldhouse.com

Some tricks of the trade for backing out stripped screws with Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

How to Remove Stripped Screws

Some tricks of the trade for backing out stripped screws with Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

How to Remove Stripped Screws - Bob Vila

How to Remove a Stripped Screw

#2: Damaged Screw Extractor Set by AisxleEasily Remove Stripped Gold Oxide Edition Stripped Screw Removers (Glod)

#2: Damaged Screw Extractor Set by AisxleEasily Remove Stripped Gold Oxide Edition Stripped Screw Removers (Glod)

quick tip on how to remove stripped screws - wonder if I could use at work for the tiny screws in glasses.

quick tip on how to remove stripped screws - wonder if I could use at work for the tiny screws in glasses.

Damaged Screw Extractor and Remove Set by Aisxle,Easily Remove Stripped or Damaged Screws. Made From H.S.S. 4341#, the Hardness Is 62-63hrc,Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers

Damaged Screw Extractor and Remove Set by Aisxle,Easily Remove Stripped or Damaged Screws. Made From H.S.S. 4341#, the Hardness Is 62-63hrc,Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers

To get the bad screws out of my rocker for sanding.

Loose and Stripped Screws: How to Deal with The Headache of Stripped Screws

Stripped screw? 2 more methods to try:  1. duct tape and 2. Drill (metal piercing bit) deeper hold so screwdriver can gain traction.

Stripped screw? 2 more methods to try: 1. duct tape and 2. Drill (metal piercing bit) deeper hold so screwdriver can gain traction.

21 BRILLANT HACKS FOR HOME REPAIR Remove Stripped Screws with a Rubber Band

21 Brilliant Hacks for Everyday Home Repairs

21 BRILLANT HACKS FOR HOME REPAIR Remove Stripped Screws with a Rubber Band

extractor bits for removing stripped screws

How to Remove Stripped Screws

extractor bits for removing stripped screws

These easy, time-saving tips will help you tackle common problems, for example removing stripped screws and getting rid of annoying water rings.

How to Remove Stripped Screws, Fill Nail Holes, and Other Home Hacks

These easy, time-saving tips will help you tackle common problems, for example removing stripped screws and getting rid of annoying water rings.

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Five Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw #DIY

5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

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