• There are many suggestions out there for removing screws with stripped heads. Some that I have found include:

    • Try different screw drivers with different heads
    • Use a rubber band for extra grip
    • Special Screw Extracting plyers
    • Grind a notch into the head using a rotary tool
    • Superglue

    In my case I had a stripped screw in a real tight spot. So, some of these techniques were not even possible. But the superglue one got me thinking. Using my favorite glue – JB Weld, I glued the screw driver bit to the screw. JB Weld sets up more like putty than glue. Easy to manipulate and doesn’t run a lot. But it does take 24 hours to dry completely. Hence the Rube Goldberg affair of securing the screw bit with tape while it dried. 24 hours later with a twist of the screwdriver, the screw came out still clued to the screw bit. Success!