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I can't seem to get enough leverage with my large phillips without the screw driver poping out of the screw. I'm thinking I need to purchase an impact driver that you wack with a hammer. Is this the ticket?
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Welcome to your nightmare!!!


Yes, an impact might help......I get the feeling they used threadlocker on those....PB blaster on the back side of the screws might also help.



But when its all said and done, one or two may not come out without drilling them...been there, done that!!
 

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Trick of the trade!

Buy an impact drive set(the kind you hit with a hammer). Use the large phillips bit with a socket and AIR impact wrench. Soak the threads from the back with PB blaster or WD40 first. This is the only way I have had success with strikers that have never been off since new! Good Luck! ::
 

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Not the answer I was looking for, but not surprised. All I wanted to do it repaint the door jambs, and it would look so much better if I can remove the strikers.
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Maybe I was lucky or mine were not that tight, but I put a phillips screw driver bit into a small socket wrench. The leverage of the wrench was enough. Tightened them the same way.

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Vise-Grips clamped as tight as they could go on my largest phillips scewdriver, along with all the pressure on it I could muster up did it for me.
 

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Ditto on Bullit's suggestion. I tried using my BFH & impact driver but had no luck. Even with the air gun it took several tries to get the screw to vibrate loose. Definitely pre-soak with PB or WD40.
 
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