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Amita

06:07AM | 10/15/01
Member Since: 10/14/01
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Hi, I'm new to this board. I'm looking for a bit set that my boyfriend and I saw on tv. The bits work on any type of screw, and even on screws with stripped heads. I want to get it for my BF for Christmas, but I can't remember the name of the product. I thought it was Craftsman, but I couldn't find it on their site. Does anyone know the name of this bit set? Thanks in advance.

Jay J

08:57AM | 10/15/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Amita,

Actually, you're looking for a Screw Extractor Set where the extractor is like a 'knife'. I've only seen it advertised on TV. If you know the station it played on, you can certainly call them and they'll put you in touch with their Ad Agency.

Stick around - Perhaps someone else will come along and know the answer. If I happen to see it, I'll make a note.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: The only thought I had as to why I didn't like the 'idea' was that it seemed possible for the 'blade' to actually ruin the surrounding wood or metal from which the screw was being 'extracted' from. This MAY mean that you won't be able to install a 'replacement' screw once the bad one is out. It's just a thought. With a 'standard' extractor, you predrill and use the extractor to get the screw out. There's less of a chance of ruining the surrounding 'material'. This type of set can be found in the Tool Coral at any Home Center ...

PPS: God Bless America!

rpxlpx

09:21AM | 10/17/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I saw it advertised by Sears also. I believe I've found it at www.sears.com.
On the home page, (http://www.sears.com/sr/homepages/sears_homepage.jsp) choose: "hand tools, carpentry"
under the "tools" category.
Next, choose "shop by brand" at the top of the page.
Next select "Craftsman".
on the page of Craftsman stuff, choose "accessories"
then on the 2nd page of accessories, it's there - 10-piece screw extractor set, part number 00920616000. $17.99

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited October 17, 2001).]

Jay J

06:15AM | 10/18/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi kids,

I decided to look at the extractor set that 'rpxlpx' is referring to. It's a standard extraction set.

I do believe the one that Amita is refering to DOES the same thing but is of a different 'method'. The 'tip' of the extractor is kinda like a knife. It has a tip that starts out like an extractor, then as it burrows deeper into the screw, the knife 'catches' the screw and THAT is what allows the drill to get some torque.

I'm still watching TV. I wish I knew what it was called. Maybe if you visit Sears and stop by the Tool Dept., you may find out what it is. Ask a FEW people; not just 1 person. It will increase your odds.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

Amita

08:00AM | 10/18/01
Member Since: 10/14/01
2 lifetime posts
Thanks Jay! I haven't seen it yet either. I've looked at the extractors you mentioned, but I think this is different. I really think it's just a set of funny-shaped bits. A screw extractor digs into the screw, right? This doesn't, it just catches in the head.

I've even looked for tv shows about home improvement so I could watch the commercials, but I can't find any, so I'm still looking.

rpxlpx

01:56PM | 10/20/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Just saw the commercial on TV. It said call 1-800-447-8585. It's a 3-bit set for 19.95.
No mention of availability in stores.

Jay J

03:59PM | 10/20/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Way to go rpxlpx!!! Now THAT'S service!

I hope Anita sees your Follow-up. Great job. You've certainly gone out of your way.

Best,

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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