Removing a broken screw may seem like an impossible task, but it can actually be fairly simple using a few helpful tricks. It’s important to keep in mind that, if the screw is rusted or stuck with glue, you may have to apply a penetrating oil or heat before you attempt to remove it. If that is not necessary, you can move right to the first method, which uses a hammer and screwdriver. Simply position a flathead screwdriver on the screw and pound it with the hammer to try to keep turning the screw until it is removed.
Method number two uses a hammer and chisel. Place the chisel on the screw in the same way you did the screwdriver and pound it with the hammer so it keeps turning until it comes out. The next method requires you to use a pointer and a hammer. For this method, stick the pointer into the screw and chip away at it with a hammer. Once you have a groove to fit the pointer in, repeat the same process used in the other methods. The fourth method uses a welding nut to remove the screw. For this method, use a wrench to hold the nut in place over the screw. Then, begin welding in the middle of the nut where the screw is located and use the wrench to pull it out.
You can also remove the screw using a special extractor. To do this, use a screwdriver to drive a hole into the screw. Then, stick the extractor into the hole and keep turning until the screw comes out. Another way to remove the screw is by drilling. To do this, drill through the screw and chip away at it with a screwdriver until it comes out. The seventh and final way to remove a broken screw is by using a new thread. To do this, simply make a new thread for the screw and put in a reducer.