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New Tools from the Builders' Show

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Aggressive Screw Extractor

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One of the truly cool accessories demonstrated in the Craftsman booth was the Model 52154 Screw Remover Set, recently dubbed the "Screw Out." It works on the same principle as what mechanics commonly refer to as a "left-handed drill bit." You chuck up the remover in your drill; set the rotation to counter-clockwise; engage the tip into what's left of a cammed-out Phillips, square-drive, or Torx screw head; lean into it a little; and squeeze the trigger.
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The bit is machined to engage the screw aggressively until it has been removed. At $20, it's worth buying and keeping in the toolbox even if you need it only a few times a year.