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What are the different types of
screw and bolt extractor?

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There are two types of screw and bolt extractors. The spiral fluted extractor and the straight fluted extractor. The types of screw and bolt extractors available are:

  • Spiral fluted extractors
  • Straight fluted extractors
  • Bolt removers

Straight fluted extractors and mini straight fluted extractors

The straight fluted extractor is used to efficiently remove studs, screws and bolts. A mini straight fluted extractor can be used in hand screwdrivers with a hexagonal drive. Choose the straight fluted extractor to remove a variety of screw, bolts and studs. Choose the mini straight fluted extractors for removing broken, damaged or embedded screws from metal, wood and ceramic. The straight fluted extractor is used to efficiently remove studs, screws and bolts. A mini straight fluted extractor can be used in hand screwdrivers with a hexagonal drive.

Choose the straight fluted extractor to remove a variety of screw, bolts and studs.

The mini straight fluted extractors should be used for removing broken, damaged or embedded screws from metal, wood and ceramic.

A straight fluted extractor is a left handed drill bit, meaning it needs to be turned anti-clockwise to bite into the damaged screw or bolt to remove it. A straight fluted extractor can be turned clockwise or anti-clockwise to bite into the damaged screw or bolt to remove right or left-hand threads.

Spiral fluted extractors

This type of extractor removes screws and studs by fitting into a pre-drilled hole in the broken, damaged or embedded fastener, and rotating anti-clockwise. Choose this type of extractor when wanting to extract screws and studs. This type of extractor removes screws and studs by fitting into a pre-drilled hole in the broken, damaged or embedded fastener, and rotating anti-clockwise.

Choose this type of extractor when you are mainly extracting screws, however, the spiral fluted extractor can also remove studs.

The spiral fluted extractor is drilled into the hole which will grab the head of the screw and then pull out the screw or bolt. The spiral fluted extractor is drilled into the hole, the edges of which then grip the extractor, allowing the fastener to be removed.

Micro spiral fluted extractor with drill out ends

This is the small (micro) version of the spiral fluted extractor that enables the user to use both ends. Micro extractors are suitable for electronic, precision equipment and for use in the medical industry because of their hardened steel design and the size of screws and bolts they are able to extract. This is the small (micro) version of the spiral fluted extractor that enables the user to use both ends.

Micro extractors are suitable for electronic, precision equipment and for use in the medical industry because of their hardened steel design and the size of screws and bolts they are able to extract.

On the left of the picture you can see the drill out removing some of the damaged screw, creating a hole for the spiral flute extractor. The right side of the picture shows the spiral flute extracting the screw anti-clockwise using a drill. On the left of the picture you can see the drill out removing some of the damaged screw, creating a hole for the spiral flute extractor. The right side of the picture shows the spiral flute extracting the screw anti-clockwise using a drill.

Spiral fluted extractor with drill out ends

On the left are spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends. These are similar to the micro extractors above which do the same, however, for screws, bolts and fasteners. Choose this extractor for quick removal of screws, bolts and fasteners as it can be attached to a standard variable speed drill with no other tool necessary. Also available are spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends. These are similar to the micro extractors above which do the same, however, for screws, bolts and fasteners.

Choose these extractors for quick removal of screws, bolts and fasteners as they can be attached to a standard variable speed drill with no other tool necessary.

Again, this shows the spiral flute removing a wood screw using a drill. Here, the spiral flutes remove a wood screw using a power drill.

Bolt removers

This bolt remover has a burnishing end and an extractor in one tool. The burnishing end reshapes the inside of the damaged head of the bolt you are removing. It is used with a drill so you can efficiently and quickly remove bolts with the use of only one tool. Choose this type of extractor when wanting to remove mainly bolts, but it will also remove screws, studs and fasteners. Bolt removers have both a burnishing end and an extractor in one tool. The burnishing end reshapes the inside of the damaged head of the bolt you are removing. It is used with a drill so you can efficiently and quickly remove bolts with the use of only one tool.

Choose this type of extractor if you plan on removing a lot of bolts, however it also removes screws, studs and fasteners.

You have a few choices when deciding which extractor you require and most come in sets which remove a variety of screws, bolts, studs and fasteners. Some extract screws, bolts and other fasteners; others extract just one, and some extractors can extract just screws and bolts. So when deciding, you need to know what needs extracting. You have a few choices when deciding which extractor to use and most come in sets which remove a variety of screws, bolts, studs and fasteners.

Some extract screws, bolts and other fasteners; others extract just one or a couple of these.

When deciding, you need to know what needs extracting!