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Old 06-23-2020, 06:47 AM   #1
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I need to get a door hinge off. There is a Phillips tip broken in one of the Phillips screws. It is flush with the screw head. I tried chiseling it out. I tried drilling it out. I tried taking a piss on it.

No joy!

Any ideas?

For some reason, I can't upload pictures (here or to Fototime).
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:04 AM   #2
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Dremel with a cutting wheel. Turn it into a slot head screw.

If that doesn’t work, burr or grinding stone in the Dremel, grind head off screw.

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If you have a cut nail, take a few 45 degree hammer taps at the edge of the broken piece. Just a thought before locating the dremel.
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If you have a cut nail, take a few 45 degree hammer taps at the edge of the broken piece. Just a thought before locating the dremel.
I use a really small nailset and tap the edges of the broken bit , it usually loosens up and falls out
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Phillips bit metal is probably harder than the screw metal, so drilling would be a no go.

If all else fails, MIG a nut onto it.
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I’ve tapped at them more than once with a concrete nail until it falls out.
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Last resort gently get behind it with sawzall & metal blade with spakyl & t/u paint handy
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Drilling it will eventually work.
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Dremel with a cutting wheel. Turn it into a slot head screw.

If that doesnít work, burr or grinding stone in the Dremel, grind head off screw.

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Dremel a slot and unscrew with a flat driver.
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Omt's make excellent microtappers.

Rattle the f out of it with the corner of the omt blade.
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I need some closure. What happened?
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I need some closure. What happened?


It's still there!

Multi Tool... Fail!

Concrete nail... Fail!

Don't own a Dremel, so I had to buy one yesterday. It should be here in a week... there must be a lot of broken bits in screws Prime delivery is the 28th.
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Little pick tools and a magnet will usually get the broken tip out of the screw.
Don't get a dremel. That is so 1998.
Get the Milwaukee M12 rotary tool.
Way more useful.


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Little pick tools and a magnet will usually get the broken tip out of the screw.
Don't get a dremel. That is so 1998.
Get the Milwaukee M12 rotary tool.
Way more useful.


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I always wanted a Dremel (I bought the biggest set-up possible).

Didnít even think about the M12 rotary tool.

Now I gotta have both!
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I always wanted a Dremel (I bought the biggest set-up possible).

Didnít even think about the M12 rotary tool.

Now I gotta have both!
If you want to borrow one, there are a couple of Dremels at the shop.

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Thanks, Tom. I've always wanted one. It's on its way.
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How about epoxy a screw onto it, head to head? Then back that out.

Or maybe super glue.
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What's the jamb made out of? Maybe you can rip it out (pry behind the hinge and pull the whole thing out).


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It's still there!

Multi Tool... Fail!

Concrete nail... Fail!

Don't own a Dremel, so I had to buy one yesterday. It should be here in a week... there must be a lot of broken bits in screws Prime delivery is the 28th.
I would take a pointed punch set it up dead center of the screw, swing a good heavy hammer at it as hard as I can, then smash my thumb with the hammer.

Spend the next few weeks with a black thumbnail.

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