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I need help trying to remove this screw as I'm trying to swap out a part but can't get it out since I messed it up is there a way to fix this.

I need help trying to remove this screw as I'm trying to swap out a part but can't get it out since I messed it up is there a way to fix this.

performancereviews

Yeah cut a flat head into the end of it with the end of a Dremel cut off wheel. Then just take a flat head screwdriver and remove it.


ChickeJesus042

I should have mentioned this but the only tools I have are a philips head and flat head


performancereviews

Sounds like a problem that needs to be rectified 😁


MrBaddKarma

Lay a wide rubber band over the top of the screw and try your screw driver again...


QuevedoDeMalVino

I’d try pliers first. If that doesn’t work, you could use a rotary tool (like a Dremel) to cut a slot, then just use a slot screwdriver.


ChickeJesus042

Thx ill try that


madbr3991

It looks soft and small so be careful . You could try putting a slot into it with a file or dremmel. Or you could try drillng it out.


ChickeJesus042

Would any kind of file work


madbr3991

It depends on how hard the screw is. A sturdy metal nail file might work. But needle files can be inexpensive too. This one is $5, around 3mm thick. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJQ9XKG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_0B10AE5ZSQKYKPTCKYE1


23afterthehour

For me? Vice grips plus patience. Never underestimate the power of vice grips (and patience). And then go find a replacement screw and then throw that one away, in that order.


ChickeJesus042

Thx everyone who replied and ill get it out when I get the tools


laurentrm

Dremeling a slot is by far the easiest, but the step before that is to try one of the excellent and always useful screw pliers from Engineer (or their US rebadged versions from Vampliers).


Neo-Neo

[Vampliers](https://www.amazon.com/Professional-International-VMPVT-002-6-Vampliers-Extraction/dp/B07BMKX4KG)


cresend

This. Or if ur in a budget bind, some cheap screw extractor bits


conined

My course of action would be the following: First try a Torx bit of about the same size. Give a couple thwacks with a hammer. Try to loosen. If that fails, try an EZ out. When that fails, drill it.