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

5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw (something I need more frequently than I care to admit, haha)

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

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How to Remove Stripped Screws

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for backing out stripped screws

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How to Remove a Stripped Screw

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

21 Uses For Rubber Bands You Never Thought Of - Remove A Stripped Screw, It can be nearly impossible to remove a screw once it's been stripped. Well, it's simple if you have a rubber band! Just place the band over the screw and twist away.

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

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