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Screw extractors can be purchased individually or as a set in a variety of sizes. The case or package of the extractor will tell you what size your extractor is. The size can sometimes be lasered or etched on the side of the extractor. It will even tell you the size of the screw that you can extract by using this guide. Screw extractors can be purchased individually or as a set in a variety of sizes. Information such as the sizes and quantities of screw extractor can usually be found in the product spec or on the case. Sometimes, the size of the screw extractor and even the size of screw it can remove will be lasered or etched onto the side of the extractor.

Screw extractor sizes

The size of the screw or bolts that can be extracted is directly related to the size of the extractor. For example, a set of extractors could remove screw sizes 0-10 and bolts 5-10 mm. An example is the micro spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends and spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends. Both do the same job, however, the size of each makes them suitable for different sized screws and bolts. The size of the screw or bolt that can be extracted is directly related to the size of the extractor.

An example is the micro spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends and spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends. Both do the same job, however, the size of each make them suitable for different sized screws and bolts.

Screw Extractors come in sizes for what screw size they are suitable for. Screw sizes come in series from #0-24. The following table provides various screw measurements of the shank diameter in inches (fractional and decimal) and millimetres. The shank diameter is measured on the smooth portion of the screw above the threads. A screw’s size is presented as a number from #0-24. Screw extractors are sized according to the number screw they can remove.

The following table provides various measurements for the shank diameter in inches (fractional and decimal) and millimetres. The shank diameter is measured across the smooth portion just above the threads.

If the screw is embedded, then you can hold the end of the screw extractor against the screw or bolt to see if it is a suitable size. You can even drill a pilot hole with a small drill bit around 1.5 mm (1/16") or 3 mm (1/8") and test the extractor end in the pre drilled hole. If the screw is embedded, then you can hold the end of the screw extractor against the screw or bolt to see if it is a suitable size.

You can even drill a pilot hole with a small drill bit around 1.5 mm (1/16″) or 3 mm (1/8″) and test the extractor end in the pre drilled hole.

A variety of screw sizes. Screw sizes #0-9.
 Screw size   Fractions    Millimetres
#0 1/16″ 1
#1 5/16″ 2
#2 3/32″ 2
#3 7/64″ 2
#4 7/64″ 2
#5 1/8″ 3
#6 9/64″ 3
#7 5/32″ 4
#8 5/32″ 4
#9 11/64″ 4
Screw sizes #10-24.
 Screw size   Fractions    Millimetres
#10 3/16″ 4
#11 13/64″ 5
#12 7/32″ 5
#14 1/4″ 6
#16 17/64″ 6
#18 19/64″ 7
#20 5/16″ 8
#24 3/8″ 9