A brass screw broken off and left in a trunk lid where once it was one of 5 screws holding firmly one of two hinges, can be quite a daunting task to remove without leaving a large hole in its place.

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The remainder of the screw head is too short  and too soft to grab with a pair of vice grips and turn to remove from the wood.

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To remove the screw, slice a slot in the top protruding section with a dremmell cut off wheel.

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Cut the slot deep enough to snugly fit a screwdriver tip.

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Keep a firm downward pressure on the screw as you begin to turn.

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Continue to firmly and slowly turn the screw, being careful not to break the thin edge walls of the screw slot you have created.

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Carefully turn the screw until it has been removed.

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