I never had to do this in 30 years. My friend Sue called me around 730 tonight. Her boyfriend went to change his oil and could not get the filter to turn. Before I could yell into the phone and say "What ever you do, don't stab the filter with a screw driver to try to get it off".... He went and did it. He only put one hole in it at the very center??? - not sure why he chose that (saw it on the internet), but ... it was the WRONG thing to do. Luckily for him I have about 6 different types of filter removal tools. The filter did start to collapse in on itself as the 4 jaw wrench dug in. I grabbed at the base where it kisses the engine. I got it off and was able to get it all done (it is starting to get darker sooner folks) My point......I never will stab an oil filter with a screw driver while trying to remove it. I've used an old leather belt cut down to about 8 to 10 inches and wrapped a filter with it to get really stubborn ones off. Sue's boyfriend won't do that again. The good thing, he is a bow hunter and he promised me some fresh deer meat this fall for helping him out.