HELP, the screw that holds
A hard one to help because I would need to see it and the area involved which would determine a method.
Wire cutters of suitable size are good for pozi-philips types gripping between side and centre "hole".
A fine metal saw to cut a slot (jewelers metal saw) which are inexpensive if small screws are involved I find are good.
You could file two flats on the head on opposite sides or use a Dremel type tool with diamond disc to do it, so to get a better grip.
If its a screw in a brass insert into plastic then a small amount of heat (soldering iron) to soften plastic (via the screw head) its inserted in then prise out in a vertical manner, then re-glue insert back in after sorting things out.
If we are talking about a screw into a metal threaded item then praying its not stainless steel drill that screw out with a cobalt type (very hard compared to HSS steel) drill bit starting under thread size working up, at some point the head may come off, depending on screw size a square file tip can be inserted in the hole to act as a gripper but beware small files are brittle so would break if over forced. Larger types of this method would involve a shaped Allen key to wedge in this hole or a nail like a masonry type which is hard duly shaped with four flat sides to grip.
I could go on but I think you got the principle ideas, only you can evaluate which is best, my advice is to think out methods rather than jump straight in that suit this event.
Hope this helps......
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on Nov 02, 2017