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  • 1/4" hex bit stuck in impact driver

    Brand new hex bit stuck in my 18V impact driver today. Happened to me once before - can't remember how I got it out. Anyone care to remind me please?

    Thanks!
    "Good enough" isn't really "good"...

  • #2
    Re: 1/4" hex bit stuck in impact driver

    Tap the end of the bit with a hammer, works for me.

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    • #3
      Re: 1/4" hex bit stuck in impact driver

      There was a thread covering this exact topic a few months ago, a lot of good info in it.
      We don't have preventative maintenance around here, we have CRISIS MANAGEMENT!

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      • #4
        Re: 1/4" hex bit stuck in impact driver

        hold the bit so it can't rotate. i put it in a vice. pull the locking collar forward, operate the driver in reverse and pull away from the vice while holding the locking collar in the release position.
        there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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        • enuf2bdangerous
          enuf2bdangerous commented
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          This worked great for me too. Thx!!!!

      • #5
        Re: 1/4" hex bit stuck in impact driver

        Thanks guys. I'll give those techniques a try.

        masterbeavis, before I started this thread I did a search for "hex bit stuck in impact driver" and it didn't turn up anything. Being new to the forum I would certainly benefit from a few search pointers.

        Anyone recall what the title of that thread was?

        Thanks.
        "Good enough" isn't really "good"...

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        • #6
          Re: 1/4" hex bit stuck in impact driver

          I had a difficult time finding the thread when I posted my last post from my smart phone, now on a real computer I found it in like 60 seconds.

          Here it is:
          https://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/t38991/
          We don't have preventative maintenance around here, we have CRISIS MANAGEMENT!

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          • #7
            Re: 1/4" hex bit stuck in impact driver

            Thanks for taking the time to forward that thread masterbeavis - much appreciated!

            Lots of good suggestions there.
            "Good enough" isn't really "good"...

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            • #8
              Re: 1/4" hex bit stuck in impact driver

              Originally posted by FINER9998 View Post
              hold the bit so it can't rotate. i put it in a vice. pull the locking collar forward, operate the driver in reverse and pull away from the vice while holding the locking collar in the release position.
              I did exactly this and - voila!

              Thanks!
              "Good enough" isn't really "good"...

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