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    Screw Extractor Purchase

    Folks:

    I was trying to remove an over the fridge cabinet today and was having trouble.

    The screws into the face frame of the adjoining panels stripped as I was trying to get them out. I know - my fault for using a drill driver. . . .

    Anyway - I ran to the Orange Borg and bought the Alden Pro Grabit set.

    It has 3 sizes of extractors.

    You ream out the screw with 1 side of the extractor and then flip the extractor and it grabs the newly reamed hole. 10 minutes and all 6 stubborn screws were gone.

    Well worth the $20.00 I paid for the set of 3 - priceless actually . . . .

    Cheers

    Jim
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    Always did wonder if those things worked... Thanks for the tip!

    You never know when you might need something like that.

    My only problem is if I got them, would I be able to find them when I need them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Always did wonder if those things worked... Thanks for the tip!

    You never know when you might need something like that.

    My only problem is if I got them, would I be able to find them when I need them!
    Me too, good to know they will work, as for knowing where they are stored is another subject. As BORG is only 1 mile down the road, I'll keep it in mind and dance down there next time I need a set. That way I know where to find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    Me too, good to know they will work, as for knowing where they are stored is another subject. As BORG is only 1 mile down the road, I'll keep it in mind and dance down there next time I need a set. That way I know where to find them.

    But bill that could get expensive...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Always wondered if they worked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    But bill that could get expensive...
    When you consider how rarely I make mistakes I think I'll be safe


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    Yup, got a set, works great....I think mine are the craftsman brand, which are the $30 set due to the name.
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Yup, got a set, works great....I think mine are the craftsman brand, which are the $30 set due to the name.
    Paid a whole dollar for a Craftsman set this morning at a garage sale.

    Bob

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    Yep those rock! I've also got them for bolt removal as well!
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