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1/4" Diameter Screw Extraction
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Screw Extractor

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Makes damaged screw extraction quick and easy with your choice of Screw Extractors! Choose from 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8" bits that are designed to work like a reverse drill bit. Simply put the bit in your drill and use your drill in reverse to remove the stripped screw! Works like a charm on old, stripped screws, and soft screws that strip easily.

  • Removes damaged or stripped screws quickly and easily
  • Works with any power drill
  • Choose the bit that best matches the size of your stripped screw
(1) Screw Extractor
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Weight 0.0300
Tech Spec 1/4" Diameter Screw Extractor:
  • Can extract up to a #8 screw

5/16" Diameter Screw Extractor:
  • Can extract up to a #10 screw

3/8" Diameter Screw Extractor:
  • Can extract up to a #14 screw
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Fantastic if used properly!
These work flawlessly! The trick is to make a quick jig that matches the diameter of this bit. Then clamp that on so this doesn’t walk.
May 21, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I've only used it once and it worked like a charm.
February 28, 2019
I’ve been using these forever, when necessary to remove broken hinge screws. They work great. Glue exact size wooden dowel in hole, cut off flush, and predrill hole for new screw. Works perfect every time.
October 28, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
screw worn and need that spot.
you have driven a screw in to hold your parts together and the screw head breaks off. The screw extractor can solve the problem. Drill out the whole screw with a size extractor needed to remove entire screw depth. Then replace removed wood with dowel use a good wood glue. After it is dry preferred 24 hours, you can reapply a new screw.
August 14, 2018
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Screw extractor.
If you use it on forward on the drill press it works wonderfully.
May 29, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked Great
Drilled a hole in a support block, put my driver in reverse and slowly bored into the cherry board using the block guide , The extractor worked great and cored out the broken screw encased in a bit of cherry. No broken bit.
Thanks to those who experienced trouble and posted. Their experience helped me slow down and get the job done.
May 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Extracted screw from oak chair leg
The extractor helped me extract a broken screw from the leg of an oak chair. I glued a dowel in the hole and put in a new screw. Chair good as new. Thanks you.
April 30, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great and it stays sharp even if you hit a brass screw.
April 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Screw extractor
So simple yet effective
November 12, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent value
These broken screw extractor bits are a single purpose tool that when you need it, you can't do without it. Having both ends of the extractor bits ground makes them an excellent value for the price.
October 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I recently removed stairs and 10 of the screws would not come out. I drilled holes all around the screws to get them out. This would have saved me hours of work
CAROL O on Aug 7, 2018
Only viable option to get decking screws out.....
Michael c on Jul 24, 2018
I recently removed stairs and 10 of the screws would not come out. I drilled holes all around the screws to get them out. This would have saved me hours of work
CAROL O on Aug 7, 2018
Project work to replace some decking.
Richard B on Aug 1, 2018
Only viable option to get decking screws out.....
Michael c on Jul 24, 2018
Charles K on Jun 29, 2018
CHRISTI J on Jun 25, 2018
Broke the barrel on my current extractor. Want a replacement on hand for the next oops.
B I on Jun 10, 2018
Going to try and see if it will work to remove wood around nails in pallets that have oak, I desire to use, to make a laminate work bench top. The oak is 1 1/2 inches thick with very minimal knots.
Kyle W on Apr 19, 2018
The feature that allows drilling around the broken screw then extracting the plug. Then being able to insert a dowel and finish. I've also used Rockler products before.
Anthony M on Apr 18, 2018
Very few alternatives
Paul R on Apr 8, 2018
Need it to remove screw in chair.
Gene E on Apr 6, 2018
need to remove broken hinge screws.
Mike B on Mar 19, 2018
i'm repairing an oak chair that has two screws that are broken off in the wood and I need to put new screws back in the same location
Dave R on Mar 8, 2018
broke screw off in a piece of hickory
ELLIS H on Jan 25, 2018
to save the wood
John M on Jan 19, 2018
have broken off a few screw heads
craig on Dec 20, 2017
Need to remove a broken screw and I can't find the last 3 I bought.
G E on Dec 7, 2017
I broke a screw off in my project, I saw this used on a woodworking show, I do not remember what show, but liked the result and need it now.
Dick on Nov 7, 2017
I broke a screw off and need to get it out.
Terry D on Oct 24, 2017
1939 Chris Craft Restoration
Dana A on Sep 17, 2017
Needed these supplies to repair a piece of furniture
Johanna U on Aug 27, 2017
help me remove an embedded screw in "found" lumber
John P on Aug 7, 2017
I bought the 1/4 Screw extractor tool from you and it is great. I use it all the time. I wanted to purchase the other sizes. Thank you for having and selling a tool like this..<br />Jess
Jessica B on Aug 7, 2017
screw broken off in Dining Room chair
L. Edward J on Jul 10, 2017
Have purchased and used these successfully in past. Now can't find them when I need them. Ordering more...sigh...
john w on Jul 6, 2017
Because #10 screws break.
Thomas J on May 8, 2017
To remove screws with heads broken off
Benjamin D on Apr 22, 2017
um, to remove screws? lol
Steve B on Apr 20, 2017
Works real well on broken wood screws.
James N on Mar 12, 2017
looks like it will do what i need done
Matthew M on Jan 9, 2017
Seemed like it would get the job done based on reviews
Elaine L on Dec 12, 2016
Easiest way to remove broken screws from wood. Ace, TV, etc stores don't even know what these are. If they did, they'd sell a ton. But only if their computers told them to.
eric v on Dec 10, 2016
It's what I need to remove old nails in a desk I am redoing
Guest on Nov 13, 2016
I needed to remove some screws that are glued in and I can't them. I saw this tool in your catalog so I though I would give it a try.
Gayle B on Nov 5, 2016
remodeling must have.
tom the kitchen guy on Oct 29, 2016
perfect tool for my immediate needs
Kenneth B on Sep 24, 2016
Replacing deck on wooden sailboat and think it will be useful in removing old decking.
Russell J on Sep 23, 2016
I needed to remove a cane seat for repair from a breuer chair and stripped one screw in the process. I
Jacqueline P on Sep 14, 2016
Thought it would work for some deck repair. Turns out I needed something sturdier and larger diameter. Hole saw worked.
Bruce F on Aug 2, 2016
Heard about it on this old house
Jon L on Jun 20, 2016
Saw this on Ask this old house, could have used it in the past.
jim h on May 22, 2016
need it
Randy D on Apr 23, 2016
saw on this old house
tudor m on Jan 26, 2016
Broke a couple of screws in a bed I built
Jack V on Dec 7, 2015
Robert A on Dec 1, 2015
These are bloody hard to find. Even harder to find from a supplier who ships to Australia!
Sam H on Sep 29, 2015
the head broke off the top of my cane. The screw is broken off and I am hoping this will be able to extract the screw.
DuWayne J on Sep 16, 2015
Need to remove some screws from an antique desk
Ray S on Sep 14, 2015
I needed a way to make minor adjustments to screw hole I had already made. I used the tool drill out the old hole, and put a dowel back in and made a new screw hole.
Virgil L on Aug 29, 2015
When you need it, this is what you need.
Herman K on Aug 20, 2015
I am going to replace a redwood deck held down with sheetrock screws, and most of them have rusted to the point where the screw slots can not be used to remove them
Richard R on Jul 26, 2015
Project work to replace some decking.
Richard B on Aug 1, 2018
Charles K on Jun 29, 2018
what are the inside diameters of each size?
John on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 1/4" has a 3/16" ID
The 5/16" has a 1/4" ID
The 3/8" has a 5/16" ID
Do they come in 1/8 size?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry we don't sell that size
How long is the extractor? I need to go almost 2" deep, plus have enough to get a bite in the chuck.
Floyd H on Jun 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These extractors are 2" long
The screw just turns loosely in hole. How do I remove?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: take a wire clothes hanger, cut off about 10 inches. wire straight on one end bend 1 inch to 90 degrees, make real small half loop. take it and dig it out by inserting wire below head
If the screw head is broken off will this tool work?
Paul B on Aug 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. it will work fine. Just be sure to go as deep as the end of the screw is. If the plug of wood with the screw in it doesn't stay in the bit or break off easily you may not have gone deep enough. A screwdriver or small chisel will break the plug off and you can lift it out.
Do they have teeth on both ends?
Bruce W on Oct 16, 2016
My deck screws go through the deck board and into the joice would I need to drill a hole in the joice to remove the screw ?
Joe O on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Since there are threads on the screw, I would say yes. If you use the extractor just through the top board and can remove enough material to get a pair of pliers (vise grips) to turn the screw out, that may work. If you do drill into the joist you can always plug the hole with a dowel. Be sure to use water proof glue for an outside project.
Would I be able to use this on two screws that are sheeted off right next to each other?
Dondo56 on May 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I doubt you could use this on anything at all. Broke as soon as it touched the wood. Totally worthless.
Once the screw is extracted is the hole repaired with a piece of dowel glued in the hole? Pilot hole and new screw? This is for a hinge application that I am dealing with....
John R on Aug 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: What you described is what I would do. If possible I would install a screw a bit longer than the original and was it before I installed it.
My screw is netted on the back. Can this tool be used to drill through hole to allow plug and screw to fall out the back?
Cliff H on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I have used it to extract a #8 brass screw that had a missing head and was embedded in a solid piece of walnut. A dowel the same diameter as the hole created was filled with a section of a hardwood dowel glued in place. After the glue hardens you can drill a pilot hole for a new screw.
Can this extractor be used on aluminum?
Althesignguy on Jul 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No - it didn't work in wood. They shattered immediately - extremely brittle.
Can this be used to remove small #8 stainless screws from fiberglass?
Brian B on Jul 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I haven’t used it on fiberglass but I don’t know why it wouldn’t work. It worked great on a solid oak door.
will this work on stainless steal drill bit ? is this drill bit hollow in the center? I need one with a 1/4 " diameter.
Paul Z on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The way this works is to drill around what ever you need to remove. This device is very thin walled and the teeth break easy. Use something to stabilize the extractor before drilling into the wood. I used a piece of scrap maple that was about 1 1/2" thick. Hope this helps.
Do they come in a set of 3 ?
Larry W on Nov 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Rockler does offer three sizes of this tool, however they are listed separately. Some other suppliers also offer these separately but at different pricing.
Could you use the 1/4" extractor to make a 3/16" non-tapered plug?
Chuck B on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. It shattered immediately. The metal is very thin and extremely brittle.
I have a #10 screw is the correct hollow extractor size to use a 5/16" or 3/8 "?
James A on Oct 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My experience with the product was that it didn't work at all - it shattered immediately.
I need to remove a small broken screw for the trim ring on a guitar. What size hole plug bit do I need to make a plug for the 1/4" screw extractor?
David C on Sep 17, 2018
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