How to Remove a Screw With No Head

How to Remove a Screw With No Head. If you're doing a home project and come to a screeching halt because the screw that you need remove has no head to unscrew, don't worry. There is a solution for that problem that will allow you to remove the screw quickly and efficiently.

Step 1

Use a center punch to put a deep hole right in the center of the screw shaft. This step is just so you have a starting place for the drill to begin. Tapping a thin nail into the center can sometimes work.

Step 2

Start with a very small drill bit and drill a hole down into the shaft. Once that's complete, go to the next size of bit and drill a little larger opening in the screw shaft. Stop when the hole is big enough to use an easy-out tool in it.

Step 3

Turn the tool gently. You never want to be rough in this step, lest you break the easy-out. Keep turning until the screw shaft is out. The tool is designed to grip the interior of the screw shaft and turn it as you turn the handle.

Step 4

Remove the easy-out if the screw shaft is being stubborn and still won't come out. You definitely don't want to break the easy-out off in the hole.

Step 5

Continue to use the drill, each time enlarging the hole until only the threads are left.

Step 6

Peel away the threads of the screw with a large plastic headed pin. Pull them out of the threads of the opening.