Removing tight srews in Double Glazing Friction Hinges

Old 07-28-14, 11:32 AM
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Removing tight srews in Double Glazing Friction Hinges

I need to replace the hinges on a double glazed window but am unable to turn a couple of the screws (Stainless?) which hold the track to the plastic frame.
I tried using WD40, Tapping the screw with a hammer, tightening the screw by hand and all failed.
If I drill out the screw head, how do I remove the screw?
I would welcome any advice please.

Old 07-28-14, 01:49 PM
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I would use an impact driver.
Old 07-28-14, 02:53 PM
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You can also use a small hammer and tap, tap, tap, on the end of a screwdriver while turning. Poor mans impact driver.
Old 07-28-14, 03:50 PM
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Welcome to the forums! If all else fails and you cam out the screw head, you may be forced to use a screw extractor such as this. Ontel Speed Out Speed Out Screw Extractor (4-Piece)-1000264 at The Home Depot

BTW what DNA family are you from? 7A?

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