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Bit falls out of impact driver

More often than not the bit falls out of the driver. sometimes it locks into place. have used different bits so i fell sure that is not the problem.

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There is a small spring at the back of the sleve which snaps. Try replacing it. it is only cheap.

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I have a bit that I can not get out of my impact driver. When I pull back to release it it will not come out. Do you have any sugestions?

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