- Mar 30, 2010
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Title says it all. What would you guys do to get this out? Its a number #5 so its quite small. Protip, Ace Hardware sells shitty screws.
How could you get a grip on that? Looks like it is 1/16" - 1/8" under the wood. You'd have to take down the wood at least 1/4" to get on it?^^What he said. Looks like you should be able to grip it with some pliers.
You could also dremel a slot into it and then turn it with a screwdriver.
Sorry, on my phone it looked like the screw was protruding a little.How could you get a grip on that? Looks like it is 1/16" - 1/8" under the wood. You'd have to take down the wood at least 1/4" to get on it?
Someone should just make a flat drill bit, kinda like a brad point bit without the point and you could use a guide block and drill that out quite easily. That way you wouldn't have to drill too much larger and patch with a larger than needed dowel.
Take it to a shop with a cnc machine and ask them to mill the screw out. A carbide mill will cut through that screw without a problem.Title says it all. What would you guys do to get this out? Its a number #5 so its quite small. Protip, Ace Hardware sells shitty screws.
OK here is the right way to remove a screw with the head broken off on a guitar.
Find a piece of small size brass tube a couple of inches long from a model or hobby shop. The hole in the tube should be a tight fit over the screw. grind or file the outside of the tube to a point. Heat the end of the tube so it won't crack the finish or anything then tap it lightly over the broken screw.
Use a hand drill to slowly turn the tube backwards whilst pushing lightly down and it will grip around the outside of the screw and back it out. Once the screw is removed, a drop of boiling water will swell the wood back and once dry, a drop of superglue will seal it then your ready for the new screw.
Lastly, always remember to use the right size drill for the screw and lubricate screws with dry soap to stop them breaking.