Got a Stripped Screw? Try the Speedout. Seriously.
I am the KING of stripped screws. Putting screws in. I strip them. Taking screws out. I strip them.
We're getting some painting done and I had to take down some bookcases. I took out a bunch of the screws, but encountered one last one: and it was awfully stripped out.
But...fortunately...I had this little kit on hand called "Speedout".
See that screw in the top photo? That's AFTER I finally got it out of the wall.
The Speedout is a series of 2-sided bits. You pop the "a" side into your drill/drive and you bore a slightly bigger 'hole' into the screw head. Then, you flip the bit over and use the 'b' side to 'grab' the screw out.
I received the Speedout from my in-laws for my birthday earlier this year and I had not used it before this weekend. Now? I'll keep it in my work-bucket and use it all the time.
Watch this video. I swear...this was my exact experience. It was *almost* magical!