My vinyl outdoor window blinds are fasten to the siding with plastic screws.
After a heavy wind the other night, one of the blinds was blown off because the
heads of the plastic screws snapped. I need to remove the headless plastic screws.
I have a screw extractor that I could use. Also, since the screws are plastic,
I could just drill them out. Any ideas on the best approach to extract the screws?
On Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:09:06 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I haven't had this problem but this sounds like the best idea.
If for some reason you use a drill, I'd use a left-handed drill bit
with a reversible drill. Sometimes after a while it will grab the
screw and unscrew it, at least with those metal screws with wierdo
heads that appliances may be assembled wth. Harbor-Freight has a set
of 4 drills in different sizes for a low price.
On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:40:28 PM UTC-5, Arnie Goetchius wrote:
As you said, since they are plastic, I would try a drill bit that is smaller
than the screws and drill out the center.
After that I would think that you be able to use a sharp tool and "collapse"
the side of the screw towards the center enough to get some needle nose
pliers on it and twist/wrestle it out.
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