5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

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Super handy post from Instructables user mikeasauraus, via boingboing.

We’ve all been there; clumsily fumbling with a screwdriver trying to remove a screw only to notice that it’s been stripped, either by your hands in haste or left behind by a previously frustrated repairer. I guess the screw is there for good, right? Nope!

Removing a stripped screw takes a little ingenuity, but is fairly straightforward. We’ll look at a 5 surefire methods to remove a stripped screw, starting from least destructive and moving through to more destructive methods. The method you chose will depend on your circumstances and how important it is to remove that stubborn stripped screw.

We’re not going to let that screw ruin your day. Screw you!

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