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Screw Extractor, 1/4"

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4.0

(18 reviews)

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Product Information:

The screw extractor is the easy way to remove sheared or broken screws. When used with a drill press or a power drill with a pre-bored guide block, this hollow, sawtooth edged extractor bores a clean hole around the broken screw without damaging the surrounding surface. The 1/4" extractor removes up to a #8 screw. Overall length 2"; both ends are equipped with sawtooth cutting edges.

  • 1/4" screw extractor
  • Use with drill press or power drill
  • Will not damage surrounding surface
  • Both ends are equipped with sawtooth cutting edge
  • Bores clean hole
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    4.1

    (based on 18 reviews)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • It worked (3)
    • Durable (2)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (2)

    Best Uses

    • Wood shop (6)
    • At home (2)
    • Carpentry (2)
    • Minor projects (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Professional (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (12), Business (5)

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    1.0

    A tool worth avoiding!

    By  Frustrated

    from Alabama

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    I'm a fan of Woodcraft and don't like dumping on one of the tools they sell. However this screw extractor is made cheaply of material way too soft for the task. I followed the directions to the letter and the darn thing shattered on the 4th or 5th rotation. $$ bucks gone in 2 seconds. I was drilling into soft maple - the face frame on kitchen cabinets. I'm just going to fill the broken screw hole with epoxy, make a new cabinet door and move the hinge screws to another location. Don't waste your money on this loser.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    It Worked as Advertised

    By  Banjo Buck

    from Boston MA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • It worked

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Occasional Disasters

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    I broke off a #8 brass screw in some black walnut and did not have a replacement piece of wood. I had to get the screw out, so I used this tool to remove it. Given the warnings about crushing the tool by twisting the chuck key too hard, I initially did not tighten it enough and the tool was pushed into the chuck instead of cutting the wood. It takes a bit of trial and error to get the chuck tightened properly. Do it slowly a little bit at a time. I made a 1/4" hole in a piece of 1/2" plywood as noted in the directions and clamped it over the screw for a guide. Then I cut slowly to avoid overheating the tool. It is important to reverse the drill when using the tool because the teeth are designed to cut counter-clockwise. That makes the tool tend to loosen the screw rather than tighten it as it drills around it. After I had drilled around the screw, it still had not come out, but a gentle twist with a pair of pliers broke it free. I had to drill out the remaining wood from the hole because the wood did not come out with the screw. I cut a plug from a 1/4" oak dowel and glued it in the hole, and it all worked just fine. Although it appears to be somewhat fragile, this is a good tool for the occasional disaster. The reviews and hints on this web site helped a lot in figuring out how to use this. Thanks to all.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    This Screw extractor worked great

    By  Ed

    from Gambrills, MD

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Worked Great On Maple

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Carpentry
    • Remove Small Screws
    • Wood Shop

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    Use the screw extractor to first drill a hole in a spare piece of wood. Clamp the hole you just made directly over the screw that needs to be removed and then use the screw extractor to make perfect cut around the broken screw. By using the first hole as a guide, you can easily remove the broken screw and then fill the hole with a wooden dowel to facilitate the use of another screw.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Good Tool!

    By  Spoonplugger

    from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Fragile

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    The tool bores a nice clean hole even in hard materials such as oak. It is fragile however so follow the instruction in how to chuck it up in the drill

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Mistake Saver

    By  Bigbob203[@]

    from Santa Cruz

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Carpentry
    • Construction

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    This is a job saver. Broken screws in maple are not uncommon, but with this device, you take it out as a plug, glue in some 1/4" dowel, and then put in a new screw and you are back in business. You just need to be careful not to overtighten it in the drill or because it is hollow it will distort. I have used it twice on a bunk bed project and the results were great.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    soft maple

    By  "Nuts" McAuliffe

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • It worked

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    I broke off a hinge screwhead in a maple cabinet door. The screw extractor was the only way I could have fixed it without having to do major surgery.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Excellent tool

    By  Rocker

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    This tool was fantastic, but you have to follow the directions clearly. I had broken a #6 screw in the ash body of a guitar, under the bridgeplate. I 1st used a press and 1/4" drill bit to boor a hole in a 1/2" block of popular. I then used the drill bit to locate the broken screw and clamped the block in place. Went easy and slow with the Screw Extractor until the screw was out. I then trimed a 1/4" dowl to the correct length and glued in place. Sanded and you can barely notice it's there.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Small screw extractor

    By  Joel

    from Loondonderry, VT

    About Me

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    It seems to be the only show in town for removing small broken off screws, but it is very delicate. As far as i can tell the best way to get it to cut is by running it counter clockwisa. the instructions could be a lot better.

     
    3.0

    What ??

    By  John B

    from Allyn, WA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • It worked perfectly

    Cons

    • It is a very fragile tool

    Best Uses

    • Extracting screws

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    If I hadn't read the reviews I probably would have ruined it as the directions sucked. I only had to remove 3-#4 x 5/8" screws in popular. I made a guide jig - MANDITORY, ran at a very low speed and low pressure. It worked perfectly. It would be very easy to crush it in a keyed chuck. A guide jig is a must but it also adds friction and could overheat the tool if you proceed to quickley. I don't think the directions mention you must run counterclockwise.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    works great when I need one

    By  dz

    from wisconsin

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Screw Extractor, 1/4" :

    not the highest quality tool easily broken if used on a large screw at an angle, great when used straight on

    • Primary Use:
    • Business

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