Screw Extraction

Check this tip for extracting screws with stripped heads. Mount a cutoff wheel in a Dremel rotary tool and grind the wheel against a piece of scrap metal.

The Family Handyman

Try reader Melissa Millers cutting-edge tip for extracting screws with stripped heads. Mount a cutoff wheel in a Dremel rotary tool and grind the wheel against a piece of scrap metal to reduce the circumference. Make it small enough to cut into the screwhead without slicing into the wood surrounding the screw. Now grind a slot in the screwhead at an angle to the original slot, insert your screwdriver and gingerly unscrew that battered fastener.

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