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Can't get broken hex bit out - Dewalt DW056 18 Volt Cordless Impact Driver - 1/4" Drive Hex Shank (Battery Charger and Case Not Included) - Tool Only

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If you have a drill with a hex bit head, and you have broken off a bit with the hex end remaining in the drill do the following:
find a nail with the same diameter of the hex remaining in the drill, put some super glue, or epoxy on the head of the nail, place the nail head against the hex in the drill, wait for super glue, or epoxy to set, pull or push the collet on the hex head of the drill, then pull the hex out of the head. frank t.

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What you need to do is remove the quick release mechanism. there is a retaining ring DO NOT STRETCH then a small flat washer and spring lift the collar and there are usually 2 small steel balls. then using a magnet you should be able to remove bit. this works only if the shank on the bit is not twisted.

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