As often happens when you are installing screws in panelling, drywall, shelf brackets, etc., you just miss the stud and find yourself with a screw that you have to remove and no easy means to remove it. This cunningly designed spring-steel tool will do the job. You can either slip the slim tip underneath the screw and press the arched body to provide removal tension, or you can flatten the arch and engage the screw in the keyhole cut-out and have both hands free to operate a screwdriver. The third alternative is to attack the screw with pliers, screwdrivers and chisels, creating a crater that would do justice to a small nuclear device. The screw lifter weighs less than 35g, takes up virtually no room in a tool box and stands ready at all times to eliminate one of the frustrations of life.
4 September 2015
a little jemEvery time I come across the problem of lifting a screw that just wants to spin in its own hole I rummage around in my tool box for this little jem it gives me the purchase required to ease the screw out far enough to either pull it out with my fingers or use pliers to continue unscrewing very usefull when i come across screw heads full of paint and I know that unless I spend the time clearing the head the screwdriver bit will round over the head I use this tool to help minimalise that problem, another aspect is that it dosent genrally damage the area around the screw head.