Extract a Stripped Screw Extract a Stripped Screw

One of the most frustrating things to find during a home improvement project is a stripped screw in the surface of the material. But here's an easy solution.

 

  1. Drill a hole slightly smaller than the head of the screw into the middle with a drill bit, making sure to go slowly.
  2. Then using a screw extractor that matches the size of the screw, extract it from the hole.
  3. Afterwards, you can fix the stripped hole with wood putty.

 

 

Screw
Extractor
Number
Diameter
Of
Screw
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3/32" to 5/32"
5/32" to 7/32"
7/32" to 9/32"
9/32" to 3/8"
3/8" to 5/8"
5/8" to 7/8"
7/8" to 1-1/8"
1-1/8" to 1-3/8"
1-3/8" and up



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