Removing One-Way Screws - Security Door Replacement
I purchased a new security screen door to replace the old ugly one on our home. I also bought the special tool that claims to remove as well as drive in the one way screws. Of course, it doesn't work at all, even if I press very hard.
I have read so many tips on the internet but so far can't budge these things! It doesn't help that they have been painted over at some point and have been there for some time.
- hammer and countersink tool and then chisel to carefully try to "nudge" the screw counterclockwise. Would not budge.
- vice grips and various pliers. The edge of the screws do not protrude enough to get any grip. There is also almost no room to work in the area between the adjacent wall and the door jam.
- filing 2 opposite sides of the screw head to create flat areas to use vice grips - same problem as above I couldn't effectively file.
So now I am left with the remaining 2 options:
A. use dremel type tool to create a slot on the screw so I can back them out like a normal screw
B. drill the screws out using appropriate drill bits
Either of these options would require me to purchase some tools - either a dremel and attachments or special drill bits. I don't mind adding to my tool collection but I'd like to choose the right approach. I am concerned that with A the screws may still not budge and with B that when I go to install the new security door if the screw areas overlap I may have problems.
Has anyone successfully accomplished this and what do you suggest?