We all know how simple it can be remove a screw, right? Well, the fact of the matter is that “simple” is not always the case. If the screws have been in place for a long time or are covered in rust, then removing them might be a tough job. Here are some of the techniques that might help with the removal of screws. 

The Grip Strength

One of the primary requisites for the removal of screws is to get a firm grip on the screwdriver. It is advisable for you to use the largest possible screwdriver that fits the screw and apply as much force as possible on the grip. You can even consider gripping the screwdriver with a wrench so that you might be able to get more leverage.

Using a Penetrating Oil for the removal of screws

The use of penetrating oil is also highly recommended for the removal of screws. Penetrating oils will be wonderful, especially when the screw is fastened to the metal. The penetrating oil will make its way into the threads of the screw and loosen it enough for you to easily remove it with the aid of a screwdriver. But the question arises: which penetrating oil should you be using?

Well, when it comes to making your choice of penetrating lubricant, good products to use are WD-40 Multi-Use Product or WD-40 Specialist Penetrant.  All you need to do is soak the screw with one of the penetrants and let it work its magic for about fifteen minutes or so. The product will loosen the screw enough for you to remove it with ease with a screwdriver in your hand.  It’s as simple as that!

For difficult cases of rust, we suggest you to use WD-40 Specialist Penetrant thanks to its reinforced formula.

Using a Hammer for the removal of screws

If the object is sturdy and can take a hit, then you might even consider using a hammer for the removal of the screw. Before you ask the obvious question, allow me to rephrase that: you can even use a hammer, with the screwdriver, for getting the screw out of your object. How? Well, all you need to do is to simply tap the screwdriver gently with the hammer. This will allow the screwdriver to get a better grip on the screw head. However, the procedure certainly calls for great caution. It is because you can easily break the screw head if you end putting too much force into the hit. Also, if you’re dealing with an object that is fragile, forget about the technique altogether, as the use of a hammer can damage the surrounding material of the screw.

Use the Wonder of Heat

You can make use of heat for the removal of screws too. How? Well, all you need to do is heat the screw so that its threads become loose. While using this technique, however, you have to remember to exercise great caution. For instance, you need to ensure that you heat the screw only and not end up damaging the object altogether. If the object under consideration doesn’t do well with heat, then you should skip this technique altogether. It is not worth the risk!