How to remove seized screws

A seized screw normally leads to a stripped screw that then leads into having to drill it out.

The aircraft industry however, faces this problem more heavily than any other. This is because airplane panels are often held together with thousands of screws.

This tip bridges the aircraft world for the rest of us. How do they remove screws without stripping them, especially on critical parts?

The answer is an air hammer and “screw knockers”. Essentially an air hammer bit, that is able to hold screw driver bits and has a handle to aid in loosening.


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