Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 59
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 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 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 BobB Didn't Work
I tried removing some deck screws. The first one I tried, I drilled into the head as instructed, But then the first removal bit broke, and the second one I tried just spun in the screw head. For the second screw, the screw head snapped off, and I could not get the threaded part of the screw out (the claim on the package says you can remove screws without heads). For the third screw, the drill bit broke and flew off somewhere in the grass. I could not find it. By far the worst tool I have purchased.
May 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carl Terrible quality
Awful quality. The one size that I needed snapped off inside the bolt with the first turn with very minimal force. I also question as to weather the suggested drill sizes are actually accurate. Wish I spent my money elsewhere.
December 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ManlyMatt surprisingly poor
as noted in the other reviews, the hardness of these tools is not adequate for this application -- the spiral flutes simply crush down in use, the square end readily rounds off when used in an adjustable wrench, and one of them broke off with fairly moderate torque. Good for me they're not actual tool steel, since now I'll have to drill out the broken screw extractor too.
$9 for a set of five seems like a bargain until they make the original problem worse, and you end up throwing out the others!
May 23, 2014