Screw Removal Pliers

When you're hacking apart a piece of hardware, stubborn screws can stop you in your tracks. We've all tried gripping a stripped screw with a pair of needle-nose pliers, but they always slip. We've all soaked rusted screws in machine oil but it takes hours. Some of us have even resorted to grinding the heads off altogether, wasting time and possibly damaging the hardware.

With these pliers you can just grip that stubborn screw by the head and pull it right out, no problem. The specially serrated jaws "bite" into rusted, stripped or otherwise difficult to remove screws. They've saved us a lot of grief, so next time you encounter a stubborn screw, reach for a pair of these. They also come in handy for non-standard screw types.

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Screw Removal Pliers Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.


Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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  • AdamTolley / about 12 years ago / 5

    I know people who will likely be moved to tears by these, tears of joy and vindication.

  • Flatbroke / about 11 years ago / 1

    I've been using a pair of Visegrips for removing stuck/striped screws. When the teeth gets dull I sharpen them with a file. I'm not sure why you would need this special tool.

  • Richard Hart / about 12 years ago / 1

    I bought one of these and have already used it a half-dozen times to great success. Well worth the cost! Trust me, you do need one of these in your tool box.

  • These things feel so satisfying in your hands. The grips are nice, and the machining is a cut or more above regular pliers.

  • Nakor / about 12 years ago / 1

    Nice but kind of expensive (for me being incredibly poor right now anyway). Good that you are carrying them though. Would be useful.

  • Mr. Deahl-Coy / about 12 years ago / 1

    Where can I get that dinosaur thing in the second video?

  • mman1506 / about 12 years ago / 1

    what's with the dinosaur

Customer Reviews

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Really Useful

My life seems blighted with screws I can't remove. Mostly on my bike. There should be a law against shipping screws whose heads are softer than cheese.

These pliers really do help. They don't get everything but they have moved things I had previously been unable to shift. They seem well built as well and the handle is pretty comfortable.