How to use a screw extractor

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Old 02-19-08, 09:09 PM
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How to use a screw extractor

Hi all, I got a stripped screw try to remove, I bought a screw extractor, like this:

http://www.vermontamerican.com/Produ...191753&I=72481

However, I have no idea how to use it. Can you guys explain to me how to use this tool? I tried to use power drill with it, it basically makes the screw head bigger but do not help to remove the screw.

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Old 02-19-08, 09:19 PM
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It looks like you are supposed to drill a hole in the screw to the appropriate depth listed on that web page, using the correct sized drill bit listed on that same web page, then use the screw extractor (in a drill, set on "reverse") in order to extract the screw.
 
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I did that, but seems like the hole is bigger than screw extractor, and the screw does not move when I counterclockwise it.
 
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Old 02-19-08, 10:35 PM
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Sometimes the only way is to drill it out and re-tap it.
 
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Old 02-19-08, 10:39 PM
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Maybe you drilled the hole too big - can you try the extractor the next size up?
 
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You can also try a set of these, just find the right size and reverse your drill. They work pretty good most of the time. The tool you are trying is sometimes called an "easy out" and sometimes it is the most mis-named tool on the planet! Good luck.
 
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Old 02-20-08, 12:20 AM
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You are supposed to drill a hole in the screw exactly as small as you are able to hammer in the conical end. The you use a wrensh to get the screw out.
This is a quite rough metode, and is mainly used to remove broken bolts or pipes fitted into a quite solid base.

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