I'm attempting to replace an old kitchen sink with a same-size drop in sink, but I'm having trouble removing the old sink clips.

Some of them were accessible so I just unscrewed them as expected, but others are not so accessible.

Any tips on how I might remove these? Maybe a specific tool I should use? No need to preserve them for future use.

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  • The proverbial rock and a hard place.
    – Alaska Man
    Dec 29, 2020 at 0:50

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I would say remove the triangle braces, an oscillating saw would work well (this is the one i own) or break them out with Channel lock (adjustable) pliers. I suppose you could drill a hole through them as well so you can get a screwdriver on them. You can glue them back in after the new sink is in.

For the middle one you may be able to get a screwdriver in behind it and manipulate it out enough to get another screwdriver on it. Or cut away a notch to access the head.

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