Update: After using the Speed Out for a few months, I started running into problems with it and I no longer recommend buying it. The Speed Out was working great at first, but it lost it’s durability rather quickly and now I can barely even remove damaged screws anymore.
However, I found another product on Amazon that works even better than the Speed Out and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you need a screw extractor. It’s called the Eazy Power Spin-It-Out Damaged Screw Removers and so far I really like this product. The Eazy Power works similarly to Speed Out where you just attach the bits to your drill and then drill a hole in the head of the damaged screws so you can easily remove them.
It comes in 5 different sizes for all sorts of different screws and it even works on bolts too. So give it a shot and let me know what you guys think.
I consider myself pretty handy, but stripped and damaged screws are a real challenge. Trying to get those guys out is a pain and sometimes I just break down and hire a professional handyman to deal with them.
Still, I hate spending money for something that I should be able to do for myself, particularly since I’ve been trying to rehab my summer home. The place is a nightmare, though, and I was getting slowed down by all the stripped and painted over screws that I had to deal with.
One night, my wife called me into the den. She showed me this site online that advertised something called the Speed Out. It’s a device that could remove stripped and damaged screws in ten seconds. I was skeptical, but gave it a try.
Amazingly, it actually worked. My summer home is on track to be ready for my family reunion next year!
How the Speed Out Screw Remover Works
The Speed Out is a set of drill attachments. Attach a Speed Out to ANY drill and use the drilling end to drill out the center of the damaged screw, then switch to the extracting end to pull the screw out.
Speed Out works on all screw types including philips, flat, hex, and painted over screws. Even if the screw head is completely ripped off, this tool can still pull the screw out which is awesome.
So far, I haven’t come across a screw that Speed Out hasn’t worked on, so it’s definitely become one of my new favorite additions to my toolbox.
Check out the commercial below to get a more visual idea of how Speed Out works:
Pros and Cons
Like anything you buy, the Speed Out has its good and bad points. Here are some of the things you should know before making a purchase:
- Saves time by extracting screws and bolts that have been stripped, damaged or painted over.
- Works with any drill.
- Works on any screw type: Philips, hex, or flat, and painted over ones too.
- You do need a drill to use Speed Out, which I’m guessing you already have. If not, then that’s another expense to consider.
Where to Buy Speed Out
I’d definitely buy the Speed Out online from their website. It’s the cheapest price I’ve seen it at and I also got a 30 day money back guarantee in case it didn’t work for me.
The other thing is that I was able to buy additional sets at a reduced price, got free shipping, and even a really cool light bulb extractor . . . I just had to pay a separate processing fee. It’s a good deal!
If you own a power drill and like to take responsibility for your own household projects, Speed Out is a must. Never waste time with stripped and damaged screws again: Get ‘em out and get on with your DIY projects. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite tools and I’m sure you will appreciate having it as well.