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    DIY Senior Member Smooky's Avatar
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    To remove small striped screws, I use a screw extractor. I like to buy the size I need and not the whole set. I buy the size extractor I need and they come in a small package with the correct drill bit size.
    http://www.irwin.com/tools/screw-bol...es-combo-packs
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    http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1293748
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    A screw extractor is critical if you're planning on reusing the hole it's in, but here, the goal is to be able to remove the handles, pull the stem, then find a new one. The first thing you have to do is to remove the screwhead, getting the rest of the screw out is irrelevant.
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    Yes, Jadnashua I see your point,. I didn’t think about in like that. I was not sure what he has as far as the type of the faucet. I was not thinking about replacing the stems. I was being safe since I don’t know what he has. My thought was maybe he could just replace a rubber washer etc.

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    ONce the head is removed the handle will come off and there will be a stub of the screw sticking out of the stem, THAT stub will remove with a pair of pliers and the stem will be intact.
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