How To Unscrew A Tight Screw Without A Screwdriver

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How do you sharpen a mixer blade?

You can sharpen the mixer grinder blades using rock salt (Saindha Namak).

Method 1: Using Rock Salt

  1. Add Rock Salt in Jar. Put the rock salt in the mixer grinder jar and then switch it on.
  2. Turn on the Mixer Grinder Intermittently.
  3. Repeat Step 2 for 10 Minutes.
  4. Wash the Jar.
  5. Your Sharpened Blades are Ready.

What is the cleaning and Sanitising procedure for a blender?

  1. Blend dish soap. Fill the blender carafe halfway with warm water.
  2. Use a lemon to remove stains. Fill the blender halfway with water and a few drops of dish soap.
  3. Scrub stubborn stains.
  4. Soak a very dirty blender overnight.
  5. Allow the blender to air-dry.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can you help me figure out how to unscrew a small screw without a screwdriver?
Tiny screws, like those found on watches or glasses, are usually best dealt with by a dedicated ‘watch screwdriver’, or a specific jeweler screwdriver set (often referred to as a precision screwdriver set) because of their much smaller sizes.

Of all the items listed above, the best options would probably be the end of a pair of tweezers or the end of a pointed nail file. Failing that, you could carefully try the end of one of the arms of a pair of nail scissors.

  1. Any tips or advice on how to remove Torx screws or a Robertson screw without a screwdriver?
Robertson screws have an internal square pattern, while Torx screws have a 6-point star-shaped pattern.

In both these cases, bigger items like a butter knife, a coin, an old credit card, or your thumbnail probably won’t be much good.

In the absence of a dedicated screwdriver for Robertson screws or Torx screws, your best bet is probably the end of a pair of tweezers, a pointed nail file, or a pair of nail scissors.

Provided the screw isn’t inserted fully, you could also try using a pair of regular or lockable pliers.

  1. Can you suggest some alternatives to a tiny screwdriver?
Check out our answer to question one.

Can you hammer in a screw?

Yes, a hammer can be used to set a screw into drywall or gypsum, for example. However, the threads of the screw are likely to rip a hole large enough that the screw will just pop back out again! … It’s best to hammer in a nail that’s slightly smaller than the screw first, remove the nail and then insert the screw.

Step 1: The Poor Mans Way

This first option uses 2 things. it is the cheapest way however you still will not be able to use the screw after unlike the second option. You will need: A screwdriver (one that fits your type of screw) A rubber band (preferably one that is nice and wide) 1. The first and only step in this process is to place the rubber band in the screw head, insert the screwdriver and undo the screw like you would normally. This works because the rubber band fills the holes dents and grips the metal while you unscrew the screw.

How to Unscrew a Flat Head Screw Without a Screwdriver

As opposed to two grooves, flat head screws have one long groove that extends across the head of the screw only. These types of screws are often used for decorative purposes, can be found on older furniture, and are the oldest type of screws in use today. If you don’t have access to a flat head screwdriver, the following Phillips head screw removal techniques can be applied for use on flat head screws:

  • Kitchen butter knife
  • Pliers (or vice grips)
  • Your thumbnail
  • Coins (dimes and pennies work best)

Other options for the removal of flat head screws include:

  • Card: Any sort of plastic card, such as a credit card, can be used to turn a flat head screw. Insert the edge of the card into the flat head screw’s groove and turn counterclockwise to remove. Make sure that you use a strong card, as it could become damaged in the process.
  • Soda can tab: Similar to how you would use a coin, you can use the tab off of a soda can. Remove the tab from the can and insert it into the groove of the flat head screw. Then, turn counterclockwise to unscrew the screw.


I have tried the rubber band method on multiple occasions and found it to not work at all. What works for me is to put the object with the screw in it on the floor, put the screwdriver in the screw, whack the top of the screwdriver with something heavy (such as a hammer or a wrench), put a large portion of my body weight on the screwdriver, and turn the screwdriver in both directions (alternately) to wiggle the screw loose. This is more effective for stuck screws than stripped ones, but it works to some extent in the latter case as long as there’s something left for the screwdriver to hold. (That’s part of what the body weight’s for; it also counters the load on the screw’s threads and thereby reduces their friction.)