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How to Unscrew a Screw Without a Screwdriver

Strange question I know, but I am in an emergency :( 
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Posted 2016-01-12T18:44:25+0000  by Djoris Djoris
Hello Djoris.  Welcome to the Community!

What kind of screw?

If it's a slotted head screw, then a flat blade like a pocket knife blade, or a pair of scissors might work if inserted at a angle.  Same might work for a phillips head screw, but the tool will need to be fairly small.



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Posted 2016-01-12T18:52:18+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
I think it is a mix between a cross and a philips, it is a screw in an very old chair.. A knife or scissors doesn't fit. However I managed to temporarily fix the problem by hamerring a long nail into the chair.
Posted 2016-01-12T19:28:16+0000  by Djoris
Thanks for the answer btw!!
Posted 2016-01-12T19:28:32+0000  by Djoris
A butter knife is the classic solution for a flat head screw.  Any kind of cruciform (+ shaped) head might be able to be loosed with an appropriately shaped flat tool if it isn't in very tight.  Beyond that, you're really going to need a screwdriver.
Posted 2016-01-14T10:53:28+0000  by Adam444
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Posted 2016-03-31T12:22:41+0000  by mosymuis
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