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If you want to remove it cleanly you will probably need a drill and a stripped screw extractor bit (grabit combination drill and extractor, twist drill bit, or screw extractor). You might have luck with vise pliers but it all depends on the head size and how much is initially exposed.


There's not much of a chance it will come out with vice grips. Do you know anyone that had a Dremel drill? Use a cutting wheel and make a slot in the screw for a flat screwdriver, or just cut it off.

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