I got this rounded screw from my previous owner and It's starting to get on my nerves as I couldn't get it out. I bought a Grabit damage screw extractor but didn't work and that little bugger still won't come out. Is there anything I can do to get it out???
Here is a pic of the damaged screw:
have you tried yelling at it? failing that try this.
Get a (good quality) set of side cutters and grab the edges of the screw with them, squeeze so the cutter bite into the edges of the screw and turn ( hold them upright like you would a screwdriver) and it'll undo reasonably easily.
studricho tought me that at a service day and its a very very handy trick.
needs to be good quality cutters otherwise you can snap the tips off them.
Where are you? If you're in Melbourne then I've got a tool which does a great job of those sort of things... it is a $300 sort of electric multitool thing though... good for carpentry as well though
Otherwise, I'd go with getting a small cold chisel and an impact driver, theres no way you can cut a slot in that with anything that you're likely to have access to that will fit in there.
Get the cold chisel, make sure its very sharp, get a small hammer and support the handle as effectively as you can, onto wood or something. Give it a sharp tap, don't go to town on it or you'll brake the plastic it goes into, then use an electric impact driver with a flat head tool equipped to get it out.
Its an oscillating saw, so you can make cuts in very tight locations, I've used them before to slot carbie float bowl screws for example.
I've also used mine to freehand trim my tail tidy for the M1100 (cutting off euro numberplate tabs because Au are smaller) and that sort of thing. There are a couple of youtube videos on what its actually designed to do as well :blush:
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