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Removing sheared screws

Postby HobNob » Mon May 12, 2008 8:13 am

How can I remove screws from an old wooded door where the heads have sheared off?

Any advice gratefully received.
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Postby ALDA » Mon May 12, 2008 8:27 pm

HN,

THIS WILL PROVE DIFFICULT TO DO WITHOUT DAMAGING THE DOOR SURFACE BUT CAN BE FILLED AND SANDED LATER.

TRY USING A LEATHER WORKER'S HOLE PUNCH AND/OR HALF ROUND WOOD CHISEL TO REMOVE A RING OF WOOD AROUND THE SHEARED SCREW SUFFICIENTLY TO ALLOW YOU TO GRIP THE SCREW WITH PLIERS OR MOLE GRIPS TO REMOVE.

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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Thu May 15, 2008 10:24 am

you could drill them out using a quality drill bit suitable for steel. centre punch the screw first to prevent the bit from slipping.
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Postby HobNob » Fri May 16, 2008 10:23 am

Many thanks for the suggestions.
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