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Here are a few solutions that are actually usable if you need to improvise. They are clearly not optimal, but it would certainly have helped me at the time I asked the question. I didn't own a multi tool back then. T he four solutions are based on Leatherman multi-tools (Sidekick and Rebar) in this specific case. Leatherman multitools are sometimes sold ...


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Lots of other good tips provided as answers so far, but the one thing no one has mentioned is that a drill is actually the wrong tool to use for driving screws. Sure, they work and lots of people use them, but the best tool to use would be an impact driver: An impact driver has much higher torque than a drill does, and rather than using a twisting motion ...


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Try replacing your loose screws with Torx head screws, which are much more resistant to stripping: By design, Torx head screws resist cam-out better than Phillips head or slot head screws. Where Phillips heads were designed to cause the driver to cam out, to prevent overtightening, Torx heads were designed to prevent cam-out. These screws are also ...


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Some tips Use the correct sized bit for the screw head. This really makes a huge difference. Some bits are much more accurately made than others. Buy a new one. Lubricate the screw. I have a tin of automotive grease I use for this but I've read you should use petroleum jelly (e.g. Vaseline). This quick and easy to do, just dip the srew before inserting. ...


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From what you are describing you are using the wrong drill bit or not applying sufficient pressure. Make sure you have the right # drill bit for the screws. The wrong bit will strip the heads making it difficult to extract or to drive the screws further in. If you are using the right drill bit, stand directly over the screw and apply sufficient pressure ...



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