How to get old wood screws out of a deck

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    I posted this under current events because it is a current event for me.........I'm replacing the wood on the old pool deck and the phillips heads screws are killing me..........I'm using the hammer method now by tapping the screw head of the drill into the screws with a hammer and then using the drill .............then I'm tearing up the board with a hammer and using a pair of pliers to get them out.

    Any tricks to make it easier other than lighting it on fire and starting from scratch .LOL
     
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    Oil. (Softens the wood). I use that to get stubborn screws out. When I can't...I get the most I can from the head of the screw....then hacksaw the rest off.
     
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    Run a sawzall between the deck boards and rails. You can the flip the baords over and use the drill chuck to conter sink around the cut screws. Then tighten the chuck to back the screws out from the other side.
     
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    Worth a shot............I'm ready to light it up. LOL
     
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    I love our sawsall. But if I can get the screw out by softening the wood around that screw...then I will try that. If it doesn't work...yep. Sawsall.
     
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    Screw extractor. You can buy a single one for about 3 dollars at the hardware store or home depot/lowes instead of the whole set.

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    Do you have access to a thermo-nuclear weapon?
     
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    I have gasoline..........

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    I like that idea.........got a lot of screws still to remove......

    Was getting medieval on it with a hammer
     
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