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    stuck screw with a twist

    Hi All
    I have a wood screw that is stuck in the wood. The screw is undamaged--head and threads are fine, however the wood inside the screw hole is stripped out so the screw spins freely and has no 'bite'. I can't use a bit for a stripped screw because it can't get a bite on the screw. It's stuck in some expensive wood that I don't want to tear up. Any thoughts??


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    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Dan Can you get something under the head of the screw, and pry up on it as you try backing it out?Some times all it takes is a little pressure to get it in a different spot and it will come out for you. Have done that a lot with good results.

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    Portland, Oregon
    +1 on the Superglue
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    I have super glue, and the screw does not show, so I can pry on it. win win.


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    Wouldn't have thought of that in a month of Sundays! Thanks, Brent. I run into that problem occasionally.

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