"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."
"Bought these based on some review on here. They were used to try to remove decking screws. Out of nearly 70 screws I tried, these didn't even budge a single one, and I mean not even a qtr of a turn! I was able to use my driver to remove some that these wouldn't move. Seriously don't listen to the reviews as I think they've been out on here by the company themselves! YES they are that bad! May be if you are trying to remove imaginary 3mm screws from a marshmallow, they may possibly work but even then I doubt it!"
"I had a sheared bolt on the car and essentially these failed miserably. Tryed a small hole with the small extractor and it threaded it, then the second size, threaded again, then the largest, threaded again! Ended up drilling out the bolt and rethreading.
In fairness i might have been expecting too much from a budget piece of kit, but you're got to try!"
"Used in accordance with others instructions and I am a very careful person. The screw to remove was in an exhaust pipe fixing on my motorbike and been flooded with releasing fluid. Screwed the extractor into the pilot hole turned slowly and snap! Ended up drilling out the screw and now top end of the extractor with a Dremmel and grind stone.
Buy cheap, buy twice or in this case never again.
Absolutely pathetic. The quality of steel is too soft for the job."
"carefully drilled a pilot hole - inserted the approriate extractor - applied pressure and turned - result - one stripped extractor! conclusion - either the metal has not been hardened correctly - or they are not designed for use with security screws. Very disappointed,"