How to Rejuvenate a Stripped Screw Hole

Ever have a screw get pulled out of its hole and simply drilling a different hole isn't an option? Check out this simple fix...

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How to Rejuvenate a Stripped Screw Hole
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Sometimes drilling a new hole isn't an option when screws get pulled out. For example my screen door. If I drill new holes the door won't hang correctly anymore. Try this simple trick...

Sometimes drilling a new hole isn't an option when screws get pulled out. For example my screen door. If I drill new holes the door won't hang correctly anymore. Try this simple trick...

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Shove a golf tee in the stripped hole. Use a hammer to get it good and deep but tap gently so you don't split the relatively soft wood of the golf tee.

Shove a golf tee in the stripped hole. Use a hammer to get it good and deep but tap gently so you don't split the relatively soft wood of the golf tee.

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Get it in as far as it'll go.

Get it in as far as it'll go.

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Use a hacksaw blade to trim off the excess. Or, alternatively, a swift side-swipe with the hammer should give you a clean enough break.

Use a hacksaw blade to trim off the excess. Or, alternatively, a swift side-swipe with the hammer should give you a clean enough break.

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Now you have fresh new wood for the screw.

Now you have fresh new wood for the screw.

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Ta-da! Nice job.

Ta-da! Nice job.

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