Everyone knows how easy it is to remove the screw, right? Well, in fact, it is not always as simple as it might seem. If the screw is in the same place for a long period of time, or is covered with rust, its removal can be really hard work. Below are some techniques for removing screws:
One of the basic ways to remove the screws is to hold the screwdriver firmly. It is best to use the largest screwdriver that will fit into the screw and use as much force as possible. Grasp the screwdriver with a stronger hand, which increases the chances of success.
An effective method of removing screws is also the use of penetrating oil. It will work particularly well if the screw is blocked in a metal element. This oil will penetrate the thread of the screw and it will loosen it so much that it will be easy to pull out without the use of a screwdriver. However, the question arises: what penetrating oil will be the best?
When it comes to the choice of penetrating oil, the WD-40 Specialist Penetrant may be effective here . It is enough to soak the screw in this preparation and let it work for about 15 minutes. The WD-40 Specialist Penetrant will loosen the screw so that you can pull it out without using a screwdriver. It’s so easy!
No matter how well the WD-40 Specialist Penetrant works, any other penetrating spray can also handle this problem. Nevertheless, if your screwdriver can not do it, you will not do anything. In that case, what is needed for the screwdriver to work? A good, strong positioning of the tool in the screw is necessary.
There are many ways to do this. If none of the above-mentioned methods helps, you have to think about adding a piece of material to the head of the screw, so that the screwdriver stays in the screw better. Thanks to this, it will not slip and fall from the screw. You can use a piece of steel wool or a dishwashing sponge for this. There are really many materials that can help here. So you have to choose one that will work in your case.
If the screw is hard, you can try to hit it. You can use a hammer. Before you ask an obvious question, let me paraphrase you: you can use a hammer with a screwdriver to get rid of a locked bolt. How? Well, all you need is to gently tap the screwdriver handle with a hammer. Thanks to this, the screwdriver will fit better in the screw. However, you must take extra care not to damage the screw head. If the screw is in the element that is delicate, it is recommended that you do not use this technique at all.
You can make use of heat to remove the screws. How? It’s enough to heat the screw so that the thread looses. When using this technique, you must remember to take special precautions. For example, you must remember to heat only the screw, not destroying what it is in. If you know that the object in which the screw is located, it can not withstand heat, better if you miss this technique.
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