Been reading this thread and I've seen no one mention something Ron
Hazelton showed on his program. Drill a hole down the middle of the
broken screw, then use the screw extractor bit (not as mentioned above) to
remove the screw. The s.e.b. is a reverse bit that backs the screw out of
the hole. Of course, when he showed it, it worked very well.
Not easy to do on a #6 screw. Heck, the wood envelopes it and you can't
even see the shaft anymore. Plus the Easy-Outs I've seen don't go down
to that small of a diameter. You might back it out if you are able to
drill it with the left handed drill bit.
Groan. I just used it on nearly all of the screws I put in the two
bookshelves I gave my middle son and daughter-in-law for Christmas. :-(
On the good side, the shelf units are painted so maybe it'll never matter.
Oh, well. Lesson learned. (And it's not like I didn't have wax!)
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