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It happened once before. After fighting with it like a dog ####ing a football, I finally got it out. This time it's really stuck.

Am I the only guy to have this wonderful experience?
 

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Yep, it has happened to me a couple of times. I have, so far, been able to wrestle them out. I could see the twist/distortion on the bit shank. Some of these "impact rated" bits are not up to the task. I am always concerned about shearing a bit off in the chuck and needing to disassemble the tool to remove the bit.
 

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Don't think it's a cheap bit. I buy them from a fastener store, not the dollar store. Maybe the problem is that it's a good bit and has been in the driver for a couple of months now. Maybe it kind of found its sweet spot and doesn't want to leave.
 

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Is it a new driver? I have found with newer impacts they mushroom the ends of the bit inside the holder and get stuck. I have had success putting the bit in a vice and wiggling. If you take your screwdriver bit and but it backwards in a drill chuck. Then use a file to radius the end it usually solves the issue. If you got a Robertson stuck in there then leave it you're good for life.
 
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