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How To Remove A Stripped Screw


This is a new Take on removing a stripped screw.  I think we have all seen the old ways of removing a stripped screw.  For example, use a tool to cut a slit in the head so a flat head screw driver can remove it.  Well have you ever tried to remove a 3" screw with a flat head screw driver.  It is a nightmare to say the least!  How many times have you grabbed the vise grips to try and speed up the process to realize that wasn't a great plan either.  Or how about those specialty screw removers.  Well all I have to say is the three sets I bought must have been defective.  They caused me more headache then the original stripping of the screw did.  So now what are we left with.  I guess you could just break the screw off.  Most wood screws will break off by hitting them side to side.  But that isn't a good quality job or maybe you need a screw where that one is.

Well your not alone.  I've been down this road way to many times and I have found the winning solution.  It's fast, easy and your going to think why haven't I already thought of this.  Or maybe you have!
 
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