Sometimes, you have to install a screw in a location that’s too small for your hands to hold it in place.

A magnetic screwdriver is great for these applications but for brass or aluminum screws it’s no help.

Instead, try using a piece of plastic food wrap!

Push the screw into a piece of food wrap (10″ x 10″ or so) and then set the screw on the screwdriver.

Pull the plastic wrap back around the screwdriver to hold the screw in place while you tighten it up.

When you’re done, simply pull the plastic off of the screw.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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