05:40AM | 05/31/99
I need to remove a metal screw that is holding a metal channel to a wood block, to free the channel so that it can be moved to a different position. The head of the screw is stripped. Because its in a channel I can't use a hacksaw to cut off the screw head. I bought a set of 5 screw extractors at Sears but have no idea how to use them. Do I just need a special drill bit to drill down the head of the screw? Thanks.


07:24AM | 06/01/99
Gil, here's a few ideas. If the "extractors" are "taps" (which I imagine they are) you drill a hole in the screw head to acommidate the tap which is inserted into the hole, then use a wrench on the square end of the tap to extract the screw. However, before doing this I would try using vise grips to grab the screw head and work it out. Finally, if you have a multi-tool (dremel) use the cutoff wheel attachment to cut off the head of the screw. Oh, one other thought is simply to drill the entire head off, just use a drill bit the same size as the screw. Anyway hope this helps, and good luck!


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