How to unscrew very tight screws?
August 30, 2012 8:29 PM Subscribe
Looking for tips for unscrewing very tight screws that are down in a well.
posted by capricorn to grab bag (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have this cute cat bank
and I'm trying to open it up to see if I can remove the piece that makes the meowing sound, which got annoying pretty quickly. However I ran into an issue which was that the screws are screwed in very tightly and in attempting to unscrew them I realized I was beginning to strip the heads a little bit, so I quickly stopped. I would use pliers to try to turn the screws, but the wells are too deep for pliers to fit inside.
For reference, here's a photo
showing one of the screws I'm trying to remove. It's the one in the center of the photo, not the battery cover screw to the right.
I'm not generally very "handy" and don't work on this kind of project often, so please give me your advice even if it seems obvious.