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Old 06-11-2016, 01:28:12 PM
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When trying to remove slotted screws that are stuck and the slots are in bad condition i use a 6 L N Vise Grip pliers to get the screw started. Then you can go back to the screw driver. It is a small needle nose type vise grip and will without a doubt help remove bad screws that need to be replaced.

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Done that a few times always worked out well for me,good tip.
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Yes vice grips are one of the greatest things to ever come out of Nebraska. But I never found the needle-nose style to be strong enough for the really tough jobs. Mine wanted to Spring a little bit out of shape. It's sad that company went to China now. But mr. Peterson was a genius to invent them.
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i have used an impact screw driver you twist it one direction and hit the end with a hammer you dont see too many listed in new tool sections anymore but craftsman years ago used to have them
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