Remove Screws With Broken Heads Using A Drill Chuck

Screws can sometimes snap off at the head, making them hard to dislodge. Reddit user funisher reports that using a cheap drill chuck set on reverse can remove the problem screw easily.

You won't want to use this tip with an expensive drill, as it can damage the chuck, but I wouldn't sweat trying it on the $20 drill I bought a few years ago on sale. You can also use a pair of locking pliers to remove the screw if you're not in a hurry.

Just figured a good way to remove a broken screw [Reddit]


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    In my experience they don't snap like that, they snap after you've fully driven them in. Try and use this method then!

    That's all well and good, except for the fact that most screw heads usually break off inside the timber... where your drill chuck can't grab hold of it.
    Good to see captain obvious is hard at work again.

    Also very hard to tighten keyless chuck on a teeny bit of thread. Personal experience.

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