How to Make a Padlock Shim. Have you lost the key to a padlock? You could call a locksmith or cut the shackle, but you may be able to quickly and easily open it with a shim, a thin piece of metal that you slide into the locking mechanism.
Damaged-Screw Remover by popularmechanics: When you're left with a fastener with a stripped head, you can use this gadget (from Grabit). Use one end to drill a new hole in the fastener. Flip the bit and use the other end to remove it!