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May Restoration Tip
BROKEN SCREW REMOVAL
When the head of a screw breaks off it can be a real challenge to remove without damaging the surrounding wood.
By using a Screw Extractor this process becomes fairly easy.
Insert the Extractor into a drill and run the drill in reverse.
The screw size will determine the Extractor size. The Extractors come in 3 sizes: ¼”, 5/16” , and 3/8” . These will handle most situations. Consider it a mini hole saw. The teeth are set to cut in reverse so when the broken shank comes loose it will back out of the hole.
Simply insert a dowel the size of the extractor and glue it in.
It can be colored if necessary.
Now you have fresh wood to run your screw into. This is especially helpful in hardware or hinge situations on a deck.