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Offline Tim Malyszko

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Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« on: April 12, 2019, 10:03 AM »
I have a non-festool bit that was stuck and broke off as I was trying to remove it from the TI15 Impact Driver.  I cannot get this thing out.  Any suggestions?

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Offline waho6o9

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 10:25 AM »
Drill it and use an easy out.

Weld a rod on it and yank it out.

Best of luck


Offline Tim Malyszko

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 10:32 AM »
Drill it and use an easy out.

Weld a rod on it and yank it out.

Best of luck

Yanking on it was what got me here in the first place.  It's as if something is binding up the bit in the tool.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 09:52 PM »
I’d send the drill to Festool.
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Offline pixelated

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 06:29 AM »
The bit can't turn in the chuck, so an easy out won't work. If the bit is hardened, then drilling it will be challenging, but possibly feasible. If you can drill through it with successively larger bits, you may be able to pick out what's left with a scribe or a dental pick sort of tool. If you can apply focused heat to the outside of the chuck that might get it to expand enough to get the broken piece out. A soldering iron might work well.

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 07:17 AM »
The bit can't turn in the chuck, so an easy out won't work. If the bit is hardened, then drilling it will be challenging, but possibly feasible. If you can drill through it with successively larger bits, you may be able to pick out what's left with a scribe or a dental pick sort of tool. If you can apply focused heat to the outside of the chuck that might get it to expand enough to get the broken piece out. A soldering iron might work well.

That was my thought as well, however it’s likely the intermediate bits would break because they are so small and he’s drilling it out by hand.  I would go straight to a 3/16” (or whatever you’re comfortable drilling by hand).  Of course that carries the risk that you overestimate and drill into the walls of the bit holder, so choose wisely and keep that bit inline with the post on the tool.  Cobalt bit would be better if you have it.  Don’t use cheap drill bits found at the big box store, they often create more frustration for me on tasks like this.  Put a little oil in there and try to mark the starting point with a punch so your drill bit doesn’t walk. 
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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 07:37 AM »
If you know someone who's good with a TIG torch you might be able to weld something on the end that you could grab and pull it out.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 11:32 AM »
Do yourself a favor, send it in for service. If its still in warrant.If not send it in for service or find a tool replair shop/machine shop to remove it. IMO is ya mess around with it its going to cost ya more especially if you damage the drill more.

Theres a old mexican saying, "Cheap cost you more"

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 03:03 AM »
Hi!

I second the send it in advice.

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I'm guessing here, but I could imagine it was a bit that is not impact rated? It probably deformed. Pulling will not help at all.

(Saw that happening with cheap SDS-plus bits in powerful machines, ends deformed/ some even split, and so got stuck in the chuck. Lucky if it was a machine with removable/interchangeable chuck.)

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Oliver
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Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 08:43 AM »
If it's a non-Festool bit Festool might be difficult about the warranty.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 10:47 AM »
Theres a old mexican saying, "Cheap cost you more"

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Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 12:07 PM »
In Estonia they say "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things" :)

Offline threesixright

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 12:38 PM »
In Estonia they say "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things" :)
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Offline ginge

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 01:01 PM »
Sometimes after screwing big screws which have required high torque- I find the bits get stuck in the bit holders. I just tap the end of the drill bit holder against a bit of wood. A sort of sideways tap which dislodges the bit.
Could you get nail punch and give it gentle knock sideways to see if it dislodges it?

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 09:24 PM »
In Estonia they say "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things" :)

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Offline Tim Malyszko

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Re: Non-Festool bit stuck/broke in TI15 Impact Driver
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2019, 09:25 AM »
Thanks for all the advice.  I'm going to send it into Festool.  It's well out of warranty - I've probably owned it for 7 or 8 years if not more. I'd rather spend to get it fixed than destroy it myself.