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On the other hand if it doesn't grip my driver bit tight enough then every time I'm done driving a screw I'm going to have to retrieve the driver bit from the head of the screw and re-insert it into the screwgun. I'd rather lug a couple of extra pounds than do that.it.
the part you are refering too is called a 1/4" quick connect hex chuck or someother name similar to that. It uses the bits that are usually 2" long or longer with the 1/4" hex at the bottom and a little above that hex there is a smaller smooth portion. This is where that chuck locks on to the bit so it will not let go of the bit until you move the collar of the chuck up to remove it. So don't worry about having the bit come loose during operation. It's the same style chuck as the cordless impact drivers.
Ahhh The old quick connect hex chuck trick - and I fell for it. Thanks for the info Cellardoor. A little googling and I think I "get it" now. Next time I'm around HD I'm going to check out the chuck and probably buy the driver.
My local HD has em and I was soooo tempted to buy one today. I notice it doesn't have a chuck, instead it's got a ?. Sorry I dunno what that fixed-size thing is called that it has. I like the thought of it (in theory).
Believe me, if Bosch sees a use for an accessory (such as a three-jaw chuck to 1/4 hex power shank), they will build it!