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hi all, need help getting this metal piece off. it turns in the same direction when I rotate the screw



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It looks as though the nut has 2 flat sides to it and I'm guessing the plastic around it is stripped ot so it just spins. Try and you a small pair of needle nose pliers or tweezers even, on the flat sides of the nut.

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You might be able to use a tool like this. (if you don't need to reuse that nut)


http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/tools-hardware/power-tools-accessories/drills/drill-bits-sets-accessories/mastercraft-maximum-grab-it-4-piece-set-0543838p.html?utm_campaign=bazaarvoice&utm_medium=SearchVoice&utm_source=RatingsAndReviews&utm_content=Default#.UxuJrfldVRg

One end angles the edges of the hole. The other end digs into the hole you drill and helps you turn it. It turns the opposite way of a normal screw. Could maybe use something like that and a screw driver to hold the other side.

This will also DESTROY whatever you use it on. Not the best way to unscrew something, but it might work as a last resort.
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