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Easy Way to Extract a Stripped Screw

Too much torque can strip a fastener clean in seconds, but this fix is just as quick

Grab a rubber band, and gently stretch it over the screwhead. Using an appropriate screwdriver (going up a size can help), apply steady pressure and turn. The rubber band helps by both filling in the missing parts of the screwhead and providing a nonslip surface for the driver to grab on to.