There's no need to get frustrated when you try to remove a stripped screw. Eric Stromer shares his trade secrets for tackling ...
this annoying problem with a few simple tools.
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Removing a Stripped Screw
Featured Pro: Eric Stromer Category: Home Improvement Time: 0:51
ERIC STROMER: Hey, I’m Eric Stromer. Ever wonder how the pros tackle a stripped screw? Learn how with this GMC Trade Secret.
If you’re using a power drill, try switching to a manual screwdriver instead. Use a screwdriver with a head slightly larger than the stripped-out head. You can also place a wide rubber band on the screw and then try the screwdriver. This may give you enough grip to loosen the screw.
If that doesn’t work, try using a screw extractor. Now, this is basically a screwdriver with strong metal threads on the tip that burrow into the head of the screw, allowing you to get more torque.
If all else fails, you can drill out the screw. Use a drill bit about the same size. Drill through the head until you’ve displaced the screw. Just be sure to remove all the metal shavings.
Well, now you know how to do it like a pro. I’m Eric Stromer. That’s your GMC Trade Secret, brought to you by the GMC Sierra.