It happens with most of us that we face trouble while driving a screw in or getting it out of the screwdriver slip. So to solve this problem, you either drive the screw or remove it to replace with another one is with the help of a drill. However, here are few tips for you to get rid of those stubborn strip screws.
Lubricate the screw
In the process of removing a screw that is covered with rust and corrosion, you must first try to dissolve the rust. Use a lubricant to generously spray on the screw head, to make it easy for you to work on it at least for 10 minutes.
Try using a drill to insert a screw rather than a screwdriver, because drill offers much more torque than one can develop with a screwdriver. Thus, insert the screw head into a drill to push it down the board with ease.
Try to get a perfect grip
Nothing will come out until the screw doesn’t get the grip. Thus, you must use some household items to provide traction to the screws.
- You can try covering the head of the screw with a rubber band or a glove to get a grip. Push the drill into the rubber while drilling the screw.
- You can hammer the screw head before inserting it into the drill.
- Try to get a grip of the screw head with the locking pliers and then turn both the screw and piler altogether.
- You can also try gluing a nut to the screw head with strong epoxy glue, and once it sets, then you can tighten the screw with a wrench.
You can use a screw extractor
A common problem that we face regularly is a stuck stipped screw. If this happens, then you must try your hand on a screw extractor, which is commonly available at hardware stores. But before you use a perfect sized extractor for the screw, you must drill a pilot hole in the head of the screw. The complete extraction procedure is not as complicated as it looks, but still, you can take help of the steps mentioned below.
Make a ⅛ inch or a ¼ inch hole in the screw head with a drill. The hole size is mostly dependent on the size of the screw. You need a metal pit to drill the hole in the screw, and then you can remove the bit from the drill.
Insert the tip of the screw extractor in the hole and then tap the screw in with the hammer.
Easily fit the drill over the screw extractor and then secure it with a drill chuck. Remember to push down on the drill at a slow speed while you are operating the drill in the reverse direction. The spiral thread from the extractor must grip the metal and force the screw to move.