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Why won't the drill bit remove the screw?

I know this may be hard to troubleshoot online but

***The screw is NOT stripped.
***The drill and drill bit DO go together.
***100% sure the drill is not in reverse

When I go to remove the screw, the bit bounces off it, so I cannot remove the screw.
This happens even when j go as slowly as the drill allows.

The bit retracts into the drill and bounces off the screw...

What am I doing wrong?

I have probably near 100 screws that need to be removed and I will not do them all by hand
The screw is hardened steel..
You need to buy a screw extractor bit..
It threads itself into the screw and unscrews the shaft.

@iamnikki if you are taking out screws like the one pictured above try using a simple screwdriver, a drill with a screwdriver attachment will be very difficult to control with small screws on a cabinet hinge..

Use these instead just make sure you use a size that fits well in the screw slot.
Press hard and turn counter clockwise..slowly..
The drill is much too fast, you're going to wreck the slot.

If you're using a drill it should be used at the slowest speed
iamnikki · 26-30, F
@SW-User the hand screwdriver won't work for me. It's over 100 screws and I have neck and shoulder problems/pain.
I developed a super stiff neck, and a knot in my shoulder area just trying to get this one screw out.
In so much pain that I'm in bed at 9pm. Thanks for the help
I understand..
And you're very welcome, sorry it didn't work out.
Jasondf · M
Alright I run into this all the time. I assume it’s philips? With Philips there are three different sizes #1#2#3. A no one can fit into a no two and it will just bounce. Get different size bits and make sure you have the correct size.
Jasondf · M
@iamnikki are these the bits you are using?
iamnikki · 26-30, F
@Jasondf a flat head bit
Jasondf · M
Alright that’s even worse. It’s very difficult to extract a flathead with a drill. It can be done though. Same thing see if you can get another larger bit@iamnikki
Johnblackthorn · 56-60, M
Starting with the obvious is the drill trying to turn thr screw anticlockwise?

The bit should not ne able to retract,
Tighten the chuck to stop that happening.

Is it the correct bit, Phillips and pozidrive are not the same and there's 3 sizes.
a Phillips bit is marked PH 1,2 or 3
A Phillips screw has a plain x

A pozidrive bit is marked PZ 1 2or3
A pozidrive screw has an X but there is faint + as well.
JimminyChristmas · 51-55, M
The bit retracts into the drill? You mean to say that the bit is sliding backward into the chuck?
iamnikki · 26-30, F
@JimminyChristmas excuse me for not knowing the proper terms and for trying to do things myself. All I know is something is not working properly.
If you have no advice then find another post
JimminyChristmas · 51-55, M
@iamnikki I am trying to be helpful! The chuck is the part that you tighten, and the three little prongs close down on the bit. I was asking a question in order to avoid giving the wrong advice.
ThePerfectUsername · 70-79, M
Press down [b]hard[/b] on the drill while you gently squeeze the trigger.
Jasondf · M
No such thing as an extractor for a flathead bit@iamnikki
ThePerfectUsername · 70-79, M
I think what's most likely happened is that the hardened screwdriver bit has worn the sharp edges of the screw head through multiple failed attempts to unscrew it.

It's a common enough scenario that's happened to me dozens of times in the past and unfortunately the more failed attempts you have the more worn the screw head becomes and the more likely it is that the driver will loose it's grip.

It may take a man's strength and weight to do it. Or maybe try a different screw driver - larger rather than smaller. Sometimes holding a good screw driver firmly in position and giving it and almighty blow with a hammer (or three) is enough to shock the screw into releasing.

Good luck. At least if you're in lockdown you'll have plenty of time to experiment. :-)
ThePerfectUsername · 70-79, M
Correct. @Jasondf
Chevy454 · 41-45, M
Press hard and it has to be in reverse. Lefty ( CCW) loosy. Also the bit might not be the right size.
iamnikki · 26-30, F
@Chevy454 I tried. Don't know what leftly losey is but I'm sure it's going in the right direction
Chevy454 · 41-45, M
Counter clockwise. @iamnikki
ThroughMyEyes · 56-60, M
Put it in reverse!!!
iamnikki · 26-30, F
@ThroughMyEyes it's in the right direction!!!
ThroughMyEyes · 56-60, M
Post a pic of what you are dealing with @iamnikki
MrAboo · 31-35, M
Is the drill in reverse?
iamnikki · 26-30, F
@MrAboo nope.
Joeyyy · 26-30, M
Try and put a pic of it up
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iamnikki · 26-30, F
@SteelHands according to the instructions and the box the bits came in, it matches
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