Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 65
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYBill Worked perfect for me - light duty application
Bought this product despite some mixed reviews. My application was very light duty. Needed to remove a strip screw from a child's toy. Drilled stripped head out and then with the screw extractor in my drill I very easily reversed the problem screw out. I placed some pressure against the screw with the drill and went nearly as slow as I could with the drill and out it came. I'll be interested in how this kit does when I have something of larger substance.
July 13, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JoeXavier2 Works a bit
I thought that a selection of 5 extractor bits at $12.99 would be a good value. I needed to remove several rusted screws holding a gate hinge. The product worked really well for the first 3 screws. I was very pleased, but I noticed that the threads on the bit head was starting to wear. By the 5th screw, the bit was no longer biting into the screw head. To finish the job, I needed to use another sized bit. I expected the bits to withstand more use.
December 26, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Poor Quality, Bad Design
Bought to remove a wheel stud. First, the recommended drill sizes on packaging are too small, there is no way that the #3 extractor will bite with recommended size unless you widened the hole. Second, the threads just sheer when hammered in. Third, the extractor is so long there is a good chance you will break them. Forth, they break easily and seem to be made of poor quality steel for the application. Finally, the heads are not standard sizes so are difficult to grab without rounding... especially annoying since the largest is cut down just shy of 3/8ths - cannot be used with square head sockets or vice grips only adjustable wrench. Waste of money will not recommend.
December 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ryobi1 It Works!!!! :)
While tightening a screw on my exercise bench the head of the screw broke off. I followed the screw extractor directions and drilled a hole into the nut with a drill bit and than hammered in the screw extractor. You have to make sure you drill a deep enough whole for the screw extractor to fit. Than i used a wrench and started to screw off the broken screw bit. I had to hammer in the screw extractor several times when it got loose during the process. With a little patience and repetitive hammer and wrench turn I was able to remove the broken screw!! Saved me $200.00 avoiding buying another exercise bench! Great product!!!
May 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will1 It worked for me
NEVER USE A HAMMER!! It will damage the threads. Light-medium duty. Don't think because its a screw remover, it will remove rusted screws. Its for screws with stripped heads. Removing rusted screws require a different approach. Because of the design, it's a bit tricky to get it set on the screw. But if you TAKE your time, I think you'll get the results. I also think that instead of using a hammer to set the remover which will damage the threads eventually, I use a drill. You don't need to make a deep hole on the screw, just enough for the remover to bite. With the remover on the drill, set the drill on reverse mode, and on the lowest torque and work your way up if necessary. Place the tip of the remover on the screw with light pressure and squeeze the trigger just to get a bite. Once it bites into the screw, proceed to remove the screw gently with the drill.
February 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Severely Disapointed
Picked up this set, figuring it'd be good for general use, as well as an exhaust stud that a previous owner had broken off. These things aren't typically in all that tight even. Using one hand, and applying almost no force, the extractor just sheared off. I easily apply 10 times that force just breaking loose stuck bolts that aren't broken, an extractor is supposed to get screws and bolts that sheared off from the force to break them loose, they have to be able to handle more force than the original bolt. This wasn't even close. Felt like aluminum it broke so easy. Will be returning, will not be purchasing more ryobi products.
August 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Huff Failure
I attempted to remove a rusted screw holding the guide of sliding shower door to the tub. After an unsuccessful bite with a hand held screw driver, I used the screw extractor with my cordless drill. And the screw head stripped the screw extractor. I'm surprised to find the metal of the extractor is softer. Don;t buy this product.
August 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DavidB What a joke!
Tried to remove a stripped bolt from my lawnmower blade, by time I tried tapping and drilling the hole.. Which was a guess at best since there are NO clear instructions..
deep enough for any grip, I may as well just have drilled out the whole bolt and re-tapped
Spent over an hour drilling and trying different removers.. All threads stripped and no joy on removal of bolt..
Lawnmower 1, Ryobi 0
One of the worst and wasted time products I've ever used.. Returns dept here I come
June 21, 2015