"I was extremely pleased at the ease this extractor set removed a very stubborn screw for me. I had read previous reviews, which rated the quality as poor. I was extremely surprised when my stubborn screw came out at the first attempt. i would recommend this product to all of my family and friends.....I did find that the smaller extractor fitted very snuggly in the plastic wallet. Which leaves a google search for an extractor extractor.. :-)"
"This set is no frills (ie it doesnt come with instructions or in a fancy case like some products) but does the job well. I had a look online at various alternatives most of which were £12-£20. Ive just bought this and used it for the first time and it worked quickly and without any fuss. Just remember to drill a small hole into the screw to give the extractor something to grip. Also note you'll need a drill on reverse setting for this to work. It might be common sense to some but the product description doesnt mention this."
"Got myself into a right scrape trying to remove the holding screw on a eurocylinder lock in a UPVC door, eventually ground the head out completely then compounded matter by drilling it out, ending up with a lovely cylindrical hole in the screw head and the screw well and truly stuck. Out of frustration battled through the Brighton traffic picked up a kit of these - totally despondent I put the smallest bit in my drill, put it on reverse coupled with full speed and all my body weight behind the drill it whizzed into the screw and hey presto out it popped!! Even if I never get to use this again which I sincerely hope I dont this kit saved the day (and a lot of money)......Beginners luck mayby but as a result of my experience I will always recommend these."
"Back in the day I used these all the time. They were then known as "Easy Outs", this set is solid enough for everyday use but I don't think they would take much abuse. As with most steel that comes from China these are a little brittle! Anyway did what I wanted with ease. I suggest that you use these with a ratchet tap wrench (mechanical) rather than be tempted to use a handheld or mains drill."
"I recently bought these as I had to remove a grub screw stuck in a UPVC door hinge. Even thought the screw was faulty I had special ordered the hinges so didn't want to wait for a replacement to be sent out. I thought I would try these out. I put one in my DeWalt cordless on slow speed so it didn't make things worse and thankfully it worked perfectly and removed the stuck screw with very litlte effort. Saved me a load of hassle."
"I needed to get a broken screw out. Drilled a hole in it and tried to get the medium size in. Did not manage to get it to grip inside the whole. So I had to drill a bigger hole and got the bigger one to grip in. But to no avail as the grip so good it was did not allow the screw to get out - the screw is still there and I still need to get it out!"
"Before you use extractor screw head needs to be pre drilled and its tricky to choose the right drill bit and/or decide how deep to pre drill to. If pre drilled hole is to wide or isn't deep enough the extractor doesn't bite in. If you pre drill it to far using extractor screw head snaps off. I tried it several times without much success. Only two times out of ten I manage to get screw out. After that the thread got blank. I cant see my self ever trying it again."
"Used the smallest of the set to try and remove a snapped off bolt in the frame of my bike. No joy, instead it just started to remove the thread from the screw extractor. So now the tool is ruined and the bolt is still in my bike."