Screw Extractor 5 Piece Set reduced @ Screwfix C&C £1.29
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Screw Extractor 5 Piece Set reduced @ Screwfix C&C £1.29

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Found 9th Sep 2017Edited by:"steevieboy4u"
Screw Extractor 5 Piece Set

Simply drill a pilot hole in the broken fixing and screw in the LH-threaded extractor for easy removal of broken screws and bolts.

Always handy to have especially at this price. I got some off Ebay years ago and they cost over double this.

I've checked a few different postcodes and there appears to be loads available in various different locations.
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I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in circles, provides as much torque as Stephen Hawkin in a Flintstones car.
healthandsafety22 m ago

Why not use good quality screws in the first place,then you would not need …Why not use good quality screws in the first place,then you would not need to buy a screw extractor.

Because maybe it's not us putting the screws in first. Sometimes these problems happen!
Just ask Mr Cheap to swap all the screws he used on your house ten years ago then..
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Thanks OP. Ordered.
Been looking for a good deal on these. Thanks OP
Would I be right in saying that given the normal cheap price before the discount that these are intended more for relatively soft materials?
I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in circles, provides as much torque as Stephen Hawkin in a Flintstones car.
In my case the only thing I could use to do the job properly was a dremel to cut a new slot in the bolt/screw.
If these snap, good luck drilling them out
Why not use good quality screws in the first place,then you would not need to buy a screw extractor.
Just ask Mr Cheap to swap all the screws he used on your house ten years ago then..
splatsplatsplat33 m ago

I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in …I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in circles, provides as much torque as Stephen Hawkin in a Flintstones car.

Clearly user error.
healthandsafety22 m ago

Why not use good quality screws in the first place,then you would not need …Why not use good quality screws in the first place,then you would not need to buy a screw extractor.

Because maybe it's not us putting the screws in first. Sometimes these problems happen!
taff_556 m ago

Clearly user error.




Yes, my fault for thinking the item would work.
Thanks OP , bargain at the price. I bought a set at Aldi recently cannot remember the exact price but they were about 4 quid.

You need an electric screwdriver or drill, with reverse obviously. Adjust the torque and a very slow speed while pressing very hard. Works with pozi drive and slotted screws.
Thanks just ordered
splatsplatsplat3 h, 47 m ago

I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in …I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in circles, provides as much torque as Stephen Hawkin in a Flintstones car.


There is a knack to these, they will spin round unless you slowly give them a tap then a turn to get them to first grip, then they do the job nicely.
Brilliant item, just the thing for removing stuck screws etc.

Saved me a new Oven or expensive tradey repair, when the screws holding the back plate over a failed element had corroded so badly after years of use that they were stuck fast / no cross head remaining. Screwed these in on a low torque, reversed the direction and with low torque out came the screws.

Wouldn't like to use them multiple times though - they are really single use items, as they take some damage mainly getting the screws off again.
Ideally prior to using these you need to drill a pilot hole in the offending screw to be removed then as stated by others use slow speed and high torque
So you have to drill a pilot hole, which means finding a small drill bit to do the job too.
Much better way is the extractors with left handed drill bits on one end and the extractor bit on the other (half the time the left handed drill bit will catch and pull it out anyway)
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These are actually alright. Usually if it just spins then your pilot hole is the wrong size for the easyout your using.

These are not meant to be used in a power tool. They are designed to be turned by hand with a tap wrench although a shifting spanner works if you take it easy.

I've got the same set in my work toolbox and had them for about 5 years.

The square ones are best but around 15 times the price.
I absolutely agree. Useless.
splatsplatsplat13 h, 40 m ago

I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in …I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in circles, provides as much torque as Stephen Hawkin in a Flintstones car.

slannmage13 h, 42 m ago

If these snap, good luck drilling them out



Do Screwfix not sell screw extractor extractors?
splatsplatsplat14 h, 27 m ago

I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in …I bought a set of these, complete rubbish. The thing just spins around in circles, provides as much torque as Stephen Hawkin in a Flintstones car.



As a car mechanic I can confirm that the only good use for these is locking up fan belt tensioners or for using as timing pins. They are crap. (They actually widen the stuck screw/ bolt making them even stucker lol)
Edited by: "fozed" 9th Sep 2017
Thanks heated and ordered
Used this exact set to get a broken crash mushroom bolt out of a motorcycle swingarm.
Wasn't amazing, but did get it out eventually. (And had to use an end mill on a drill to flatten, then drill a hole before extracting.)
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