How to remove screws

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One thing I have came up with for hard to remove screws is to take an old flat file and grind the tip so its a perfect fit for the screw slot. grind it with a concave tip so it will not cam out. Now insert the blade int the slot and apply pressure and use an adjustable wrench on the file to rotate it ....
One other is to get and old jennings brace bit and grind a screwdriver tip on it and use the brace to turn the screw out ..good luck mjh
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"someone" writes:

I'm confused.
If these are standard pan head sheet metal screws then a pair of vice grips will do the job, assuming you can grab the head.
If they are flat head, a brace equipped with a hardened screw driver bit is probably your best bet.
IMHO, this is not the time for power tools.
HTH
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