Help Extracting a Broken Screw
Hi, I was removing a hinge screw and had a #8 wood screw shear off about 3/4 inch below the surface of the wood, leaving another 3/4 or so in the wood. I was hoping to get some advice on how to best get the remaining piece out so I can put in a new screw to hold the hinge.
I can think of two options:
1) Use an "easy out". The problem is that the screw diameter is so small and it is embedded so deep that I think that would end in frustration.
2) Dig the piece out by drilling a large hole in front of it, then use tweezers or needle-nose pliers to unscrew it. Then, I would refill the hole with epoxy and re-drill a hole for a new screw.
Does anybody have any other creative ideas? Thanks!