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 Post subject: Issues with Screw
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:29 pm 
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Happy new year people,

I have been doing some DIY but I am unable to remove a screw from a hinge in an oak frame. I have tried a screw removal kit, but that resulted in the following picture (Top right screw). I need to remove the screw to fit a new hinge. Any advice would be grateful.

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 Post subject: Re: Issues with Screw
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Drill the head off. Remove remaining "stump" with pliers etc, one hinge is removed.

Make sure you have the correct, unworn bit when removing. I prefer to use a hand screwdriver of the bit holder type rather than a drill driver to remove old screws.


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you need a pz2 bit star within a star for those screws NOTph2

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On more than one occasion I've used a nail punch to knock the screw counter clockwise then once it's turned a little I've been able to grip it with side cutters.


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I quite fancy a pair of these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pliers-Unique- ... B000TGNVUG
Expensive for occasional use though, and you still have to get the screw out enough to grip it.


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Right I've tried this and it worked, sounds a bit odd but..
Put an elastic band over the top of the screw, then your screwdriver and it will grip and turn
Worth a try and no damage!


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Dave54 wrote:
I quite fancy a pair of these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pliers-Unique- ... B000TGNVUG
Expensive for occasional use though, and you still have to get the screw out enough to grip it.

I have a pair of those they are the dogs whatsits for worn screws!



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toolbox wrote:
Dave54 wrote:
I quite fancy a pair of these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pliers-Unique- ... B000TGNVUG
Expensive for occasional use though, and you still have to get the screw out enough to grip it.

I have a pair of those they are the dogs whatsits for worn screws!

You might well have tempted me! :mrgreen:


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I had a pair years ago used to be the only tool that would shift rusted round head burner screws out of cooker hotplates, till some scrote broke into my van!
Saw these and got some only had to use them once so far but they worked a treat!


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toolbox wrote:
I had a pair years ago used to be the only tool that would shift rusted round head burner screws out of cooker hotplates, till some scrote broke into my van!
Saw these and got some only had to use them once so far but they worked a treat!

They'd be handy for anybody working on appliances I reckon. Used to be a regular with electric cookers when I was doing electrical work. "Can you have a look at the cooker while you're here" The screws can be "difficult" sometimes :mrgreen:


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Hi people,

Due to an earlier post I have managed to remove the hinge, but I had a stubborn screw which head is now snapped. How do I go about removing the screw body in the wood? Picture is attached.

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I've merged the new thread with the previous one.
No need to start a new thread in this case.


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sometime if theres enough sticking out you can take a drill with a chuck on low gear close the chuck tight on the screw stump and turn by hand

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If the drill trick doesn't work (and it doesn't always) cut the timber around the shank of the screw back a few millimetres using a sharp chisel or even a Stanley knife (it will all be covered by the hinge leaf in due course). You are aiming to get a sort of "moat" around the steel of the screw big enough to get some needle nose pliers in there with which to unscrew the offending broken screw.

If you've been lucky it may be possible to replace the screw like for like, or maybe with one which is the same size but a bit longer, but if the hole is too big for that (you may have had to dig a lot out) then the hole can be tidied-up and enlarged by drilling out with a larger twist drill (say 8 or 10mm) and an appropriately-sized hardwood dowel is then glued and knocked-in. Once the glue has set any dowel still sticking out can be trimmed back with a fine saw and sharp chisel to be flush. When you refix the hinge the plugged hole will need to be pilot-drilled before you screw it because otherwise the timber might split (as it's hardwood)

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