T & L Tools - T & L Tools Unscrew-ums Screw ExtractorRemove broken screws
Remove Broken Screws Without Damaging the Hole
There’s nothing more frustrating (at least in the shop) than breaking off the head of a screw, especially when I’m installing hinges. Fortunately, I’ve found a fast and easy way to remove broken screws without having to plug and re-drill the hole. The Unscrew-Ums Screw Extractor is a hollow bit with sawteeth on the end that chucks into your drill. To remove a broken screw, set the drill on reverse and slowly drill into the hole containing the broken screw. The extractor’s teeth will shear off the threads on the upper portion of the screw’s shank, and then the hollow bit expands around it. Once it gets a grip, it backs the broken screw out of the hole, leaving plenty of wood intact to secure another screw.
Unscrew-ums come in a variety of sizes to match the most common screw sizes.