99-Cent Store Solution #5: Fix a Stripped Screw

Screw Head Repair

Screw Head Repair

Yesterday, we tightened a loose cabinet hinge for less than three bucks. Today’s tip is the most inexpensive of our series. The turn of the screw is . . . a pain in your neck if it’s stripped.

Yesterday, we tightened a loose cabinet hinge for less than three bucks. Today’s tip is the most inexpensive of our series.

The turn of the screw is … a pain in your neck if it’s stripped.

Supplies:

  • Hacksaw, 99 cents
  • “Chiquidracula” DVD, 99 cents. What a find!

Total: $1.98

What you do:

  • Use the hacksaw to cut into the top of the stripped screw to create a new groove for the screwdriver.
  • Reward yourself with a job well done: Watch the 1992 Mexican movie classic “Chiquidracula.”

What other inexpensive home fixes have you found or tried? What minor home repair job have you neglected because of lack of time?

By: Harmon Leon

Published: May 13, 2011


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