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So I annihilated a screw while replacing a light fitting. How the hell do I remove this thing?

I've searched Google and have tried the following (in this order):
rubber band for grip
slightly drilling into head with thin bit for grip
thick wad of electrical tape for grip
wrapping twine around head and yanking.
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>>923342
If the shit wasn't turning then why'd you keep trying until it was completely fucked you psychopath? Literally wonder for humanity's future if kids today can't unscrew a screw.
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Looks to me like a square drive bit might grab it.

Left handed drill could also work if you have one.

Failing those, it would be awkward but use a hacksaw to cut across the head and use a flat blade screwdriver.
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>>923346

Probably the single biggest overreaction I've ever seen.
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>>923347

Thank you. I'll try these.
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>>923342
I'm assuming one of those methods you tried involved vice grips?
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Just drill off the head and bore new holes for new screws. Story done.
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>>923342
Close the chuck of your drill down around the head of the screw, tighten, slowly unscrew.
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Use an easy out bit
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Drilling out the head would work.

If you have a multi tool, which most do, you could zip the head off easily enough.

If you don't have one, 30 bucks somewhere, will come in handy down the road.
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>>923342
Vice grips.
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>>923364
Nice.
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>>923364
Lol
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how about a fucking pair of plyers you retard
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As been said, Vise grips.
If you still can't get it, file a flat (or two) on the head, then try again
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>>923408
This for quickest or left hand drill bit and stud extractor
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>>923342
if its anything like 99% of the fittings i replace the screw is straight into the plaster and missed the stud/joist so it should fall out as soon as you look at it.
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