How To Unscrew Stripped Screw

Ever faced a situation when you are unable to unscrew or remove a stripped screw? A stripped screw happens when the screw has been over tightened, this will cause the metal that used to make up the screw threads to be ripped off, thus you no longer have a grip on it. This issue happens to everyone and when it does, it can be really frustrating.

So, how to fix a stripped screw without breaking or destroying the surrounding materials? Simple, all you need is a screwdriver and a thick rubber band, the one that is used on newspapers.

First, you need to place the rubber band on top of the stripped screw. Then, use a screwdriver and bear down on the rubber band, twist it as usual, you will find it easier to unscrew the screw as the rubber band provides a kind of grip for the screwdriver.

Now, you have a simple way to unscrew a stripped screw with just a rubber band! If you are looking for a high-quality screws and fasteners for your home, do contact us today and we will provide you the best quote!

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How To Unscrew A Stripped Screw?

Ever faced a situation when you are unable to unscrew or remove a stripped screw? A stripped screw happens when the screw has been over tightened, this will cause the metal that used to make up the screw threads to be ripped off, thus you no longer have a grip on it. This issue happens to everyone and when it does, it can be really frustrating.

So, how to fix a stripped screw without breaking or destroying the surrounding materials? Simple, all you need is a screwdriver and a thick rubber band, the one that is used on newspapers.

First, you need to place the rubber band on top of the stripped screw. Then, use a screwdriver and bear down on the rubber band, twist it as usual, you will find it easier to unscrew the screw as the rubber band provides a kind of grip for the screwdriver.

Now, you have a simple way to unscrew a stripped screw with just a rubber band! If you are looking for a high-quality screws and fasteners for your home, do contact us today and we will provide you the best quote!

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Fun Facts About Screws

The origins of screws dated back during the era of Ancient Greeks, when they first used it for multiple purposes. Since then, people has been using screws mainly for construction purpose, how well do you know about the history of screws?

#1 Many of the workmen tools we are using today were invented during Roman Age
Economist Rybczynski discovered that most tools such as saw, screws, chisel, level and more were invented during the Bronze Age or maybe even earlier.

#2 The first screw factory was a financial failure
During 1760 in England, Job and William Wyatt spent 16 years to raise enough capital to invent a machine that could produce screws automatically. This machine made a labor of several minutes into one of six or seven seconds while producing a much higher quality product. However, this business plan did not take the leap and they failed. Even so, their successors were able to revive their business and produced 16,000 screws a day with a team of only 30 people.

#3 Screws were firstly used in machinery in Ancient Greeks period
During the early Ancient Greeks, screws were used in presses of various kinds, such as olive and grape presses. Then in the Middle Ages, they were used to in paper and printing machinery presses.

#4 Some of the screws used as fasteners were used in military weapons
Screws were widely used to put firearms together in the early 16th century during wartime. They were also widely used in assembly armor. When screws are inserted into metal, the threads must be fairly accurate in order to fit properly into the receiving threads. These screws were created by first hammering out a head and shank and then cutting the thread using a die called a screw plate.

#5 Screws were first used as fasteners to fix two thin materials together
Screws were used to permanently fix two thin material together when properly installed, during that time, to remove a screw without screwdriver, one has to cut out the surrounding materials.

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Issues With Low Quality Fasteners

Fasteners do not seem to be a huge deal when it comes to construction or simple carpentry or even plumbing tasks, most people choose to go for high quality materials such as wood, paint, nails and so on but they neglect the importance of fasteners.

Construction companies or developers tend to mislook the quality of fasteners, they always cut down the budget when it comes to fasteners. However, when you cut down your budget, you sacrifice the quality as well, with low-quality fasteners, there may be some issues you will face with your construction outcome.

Incompatible Product

When you ask for a not-so-good fastener’s quality from supplier, they will not create the best product for you, most mediocre suppliers will get by with “good enough” policy, hence, the product outcome might not be the most accurate one. Therefore, some nuts and bolts are unable to match each other, resulting in defective products.

Lack Of Durability

Pretty sure when we buy something, we want them to last long. If you got a low quality fasteners, they will not take long to wear out due to wear and tear. For major construction companies, it is best to use a better quality fasteners for your projects, you would not want to charge at a higher price with lower quality, when customers purchase a property from you, they expect to see the quality for the amount of price they pay.

Environmental Conditions

Cheap fasteners will not withstand climate changes, especially in a place where heavy rains and scorching sunny days prone to happen frequently, the moment they are touched by any kinds of moisture, they will start to rust. Furthermore, the low-grade fasteners’ coating chips off easily, which will lead to corrosion.

Waste Of Money

Low-quality fasteners tend to be difficult to install due to the incompatible nuts and bolts, this might lead to breakage when you insist in trying to install them. As a results, before you ship off your products to customers, you will need to purchase or fix the faulty fasteners first, this indicates you will need to spend more in order to get the same fasteners.

If you cut down the budget when it comes to fasteners, you will need to sacrifice and spend more in order to fix the faulty errors in your projects or to maintain your company’s reputation, this may include labor costs and operational expenses. It is better to spend slightly more during purchasing and save all the extra double works.

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