07:15AM | 02/27/03
Member Since: 02/26/03
1 lifetime posts
Please...can anyone help?
I was replacing the hinges on my kitchen
cupboards and the hinge screw head snapped
off, leaving the shaft flush in the cupboard
I need to get it out. It is a hinge screw and
rather small. What is the best way to do this?


10:17AM | 02/27/03
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
I'd drill a small hole (1/16") right next to the screw and take a small screwdriver or whatever and try to wiggle the screw around and then pry it out with needle-nose pliers or whatever you can get your hands on when it loosens up enough.

Try to drill at the top of the screw (if it's the bottom screw; or drill at the bottom if it's the top screw) so that whatever hole you make can be obscured by the hinge flange when you put the hinge back on.

As far as the larger hole thats left after you get the screw out, use a little bit of wood filler to fill it up. Drill a small pilot hole once it's set up and hardened and drive your new screw in gently. It's worked for me before in a pinch.

[This message has been edited by JayF (edited February 27, 2003).]


10:30AM | 02/27/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
5 lifetime posts
I agree with gettig it out, filling the hole you may try a wooden match stick and wood glue, has worked for me in many a application before.


02:53AM | 02/28/03
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
Matchstick and glue is a good way to fill it as well. Toothpicks can also be used.
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