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Screw Extractor & Drill Bit Sets

What is a Screw Extractor? A screw extractor is a tool for removing broken, damaged or seized screws. They can be driven manually using adjustable spanners or vice grip pliers or by using a hand held power tool. Screw extractors Why use a Screw Extractor? Screws can break, rust or become stripped and need to be replaced. This brings any work or project to a halt. The easiest way to remove the screws before replacing with a new one, is to use a specialist tool such as a screw extractor. The screw extractors are similar to a screw but have a reversed thread. How to remove a screw using a screw extractor • Always select a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screw you want to remove. • Attach to the drill • Line the drill bit up with the centre of the screw • Work slowly to drill a hole for the extractor • Place the spiral end of the extractor into the hole you have drilled. • Twist the extractor anti clockwise until you cannot turn it anymore • Twist the extractor with a wrench or drill. Grip the top of the screw extractor with a wrench. Twist it anti clockwise until the screw comes free. • If using a drill, attach the free end of the extractor to the drill, set to rotate in reverse and turn it on to turn the screw anti clockwise. • Remove the screw using pliers.