About SpeedOut

Set to the dramatic backing music of a Hollywood movie, the SpeedOut’s promotional video claims that this specially designed drill bit can be used to extract in 10 seconds or less a stripped screw or a bolt that has had its head broken off.

See Also: Beware: Not Following These 6 Tips Could Cost You Money on Your Next “As Seen on TV” Purchase

The SpeedOut, reportedly good for home do-it-yourselfers, hobbyists, boat owners, mechanics and carpenters, is an Ontel product.

How SpeedOut Works

Each SpeedOut comes with two sides, a cutting side and an extracting side. You insert the SpeedOut into your drill with the cutting side facing out and drill into the stripped screw or the broken bolt. Once you’ve cut into it enough, you turn the SpeedOut bit around so the extraction side is facing out, insert it into the freshly cut end of the screw or bolt, and extract it.

The SpeedOut promotional video and website says it works on: philips, flat, hex and painted over screws, as well as the aforementioned broken bolts, plus it works with any drill.

Made from durable, hardened steel, the reusable SpeedOut apparently works on both wood and machine screws, removes screws without the use of drilling and each kit ordered comes with four different sizes of SpeedOut bit along with a lifetime warranty that states if it breaks, the company will replace it no problem.

There are no consumer reviews for the SpeedOut online yet, but it has received glowing reviews from review bloggers who received a product from the company to review. (These “opinions” are always highly suspect because they receive the merchandise for free and rely on companies to send them things to review so it’s in their best interest to provide positive reviews.)

People have stated in forums that there are a lot of similar products on the market and have been for a long time so this isn’t anything new, just an old idea in new clothing. 

SpeedOut Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies

For a “limited time” you can get a four-piece SpeedOut kit with four different sizes of SpeedOut bit for $19.95 with free shipping and handling in the continental US. Or you can purchase two SpeedOut kits for $31.90 with free shipping and handling in the continental US.

You can currently buy three SpeedOut kits and get two free with free shipping and handling to the continental US for a total of $59.85 for five SpeedOut kits.

You also have the option of getting an Easy Out Light Bulb Extractor (for removing broken light bulbs) for a processing fee of $6.95. (You can opt out of the light bulb extractor offer.)

Each order processed through the website will have a $1 “web fee” added to it.

The SpeedOut comes with a 60-day money back guarantee that states if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can call the Customer Service department to issue you a Return Merchandise Authorization number before you mail your items back along with your original receipt. You will be responsible for the cost of sending the product back.

Be warned that the money back guarantee also states that all returned merchandise must be unworn and unused, meaning if you decided you want to return the SpeedOut after you’ve used it, it appears you will be out of luck.

Bottom Line

Although the SpeedOut would be wonderful if it worked as advertised, the question is: Does it? As mentioned, people have pointed out that there are other similar products in hardware and department stores and they all seem to work some of the time and fail miserably some of the time (as per online consumer reviews). It’s not easy to judge something like this because you pretty much have to judge it on a situation-by-situation basis. Some stripped screws are just going to be a lot easier to get out than others.

If you live anywhere near a hardware store, it might be worth it to go have a look at the similar products they have for comparison purposes. The good thing about the SpeedOut is its lifetime warranty that guarantees replacement if it is broken. How easy will it be to get that replacement? Let’s just say, customer service for these types of TV offers is notoriously bad. 

26 Customer Reviews for SpeedOut

Average Customer Rating: 1.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 2 4 stars: 0 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 3 1 stars: 21
Bottom Line: 8% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Bought two kits via internet

    • by Ulrik Motzfeldt,
    • Oakland, CA,
    • Apr 12, 2015

    The product is a scam because does not work on any screw. Save your money and do not buy!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    SpeedOut Purchase

    I went down to my local Walmart and I saw the SpeedOut in their "As Seen on TV" section. I purchased it at the store for only $19.94. I did not have to worry about any shipping and handling. It was right there in the store. Yes it is available in stores. I'm very happy with the product so far.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Lousy service

    • by E Pfeiffer,
    • CA,
    • Feb 10, 2015

    Don't buy from them. Bad business practices. Lousy service. They canceled my order and did not notify me. They said they didn't take debit cards, such crap.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    SpeedOut works!

    • by Tom Fergus,
    • Dec 25, 2014

    This product worked perfectly on a steel screw that was in with loctite. It absolutely got me out of a bad jam. Received it as a gift so no experience with telemarketers.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    A scam not to be trusted

    • by Larry Whited,
    • Fl,
    • Dec 19, 2014

    They scam you into things you don't want. If you want this item, go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy it! Pay $19.95, don't get scammed for $60.00 like they did me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Complete garbage

    • by Grant Bishop,
    • Wilson, WY,
    • Oct 28, 2014

    Bought it to remove a screw stuck in a ski mount. I usually can get the screws out easily by hand. The screw was in a female end fastened with a dab of lock tight. This should not be a difficult application for a product of speed outs claim of 10 seconds. This product is absolute garbage. Whatever application you have you would be better off using other means.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Speed out SUCKS!

    • by Stephen DeJarnatt,
    • Layton, UT,
    • Oct 9, 2014

    Stripped out a bolt that is impossible to get to on a Volvo engine block and the drill bit won't even get a bite. I absolutely have to get this bolt out before winter sets in and the water freezes. DO NOT under any circumstances buy this garbage!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Would not recommend even to a monkey.

    • by Han Sam,
    • Las Vegas, NV,
    • Oct 3, 2014

    Ordered these but have yet to remove any stripped or broken head screws. In fact, it just made it worse. I had to use a drill bit to get them out. Easier than using these things.

    Also, after ordering the SpeedOut item, my newly created email was bombarded by spam from this site.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Bad Company

    • by Bruce,
    • Pittsburgh, PA,
    • Sep 3, 2014

    I ordered the product, and before I received it, I got a call from a coupon company saying I should receive my order soon and I was also signed up for a membership for their coupons. $29.99 per month. If I didn't want it, I have to cancel it after my SpeedOut product arrives. I said I do NOT want a membership to anything, all I want is my SpeedOut product. They said, well you have to cancel it then. I saw a charge in my bank account from them. Notified my bank, cancelled my card, and emailed the company about how horrible and deceitful they are! And f course, had to cancel the membership they signed me up for! This is a very bad company that takes money out of your account unauthorized! Do not buy from them!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Ripped off... Ripped off!

    • by Mike,
    • Batavia, IL,
    • Aug 11, 2014

    Beware! No Good Company.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Bought speedout at walmart

    • by Jimmy,
    • Russellville, AR,
    • Jun 20, 2014

    Bought one at Wal-Mart and these are worthless and nothing but a joke!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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