I am a first timer user of a drill and didn't use the proper drill bits. I removed the chuck and put the drill bit where the chuck is located and now the drill bit is obviously stuck. Any suggestions on how I get it out?

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  • Can you grab it with a pair of needle-nose pliers?
    – Ron Beyer
    Jan 11, 2022 at 13:15
  • If the needlenose pliers don't work, please take a photo from the side. Jan 11, 2022 at 14:35

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Try just reaching in there with a needle nosed pliers and grabbing the bit and pull it out. A lot of those bits are magnetized so it might just be stuck to the sides.


You've already discovered directions for partial disassembly of your drill, continue with those instructions to disassemble the rest and get the bit out of there.

If you somehow just manhandled the chuck off and didn't follow instructions, the web is flush with OEM & aftermarket sellers of replacement/repair parts and 99% of them will include schematic drawings of the drill. You will also find a wide variety of videos on YouTube that will instruct you on disassembly. I'd suggest watching 5 or 6 to find the more "professional" looking ones and follow them. If the video starts out with the presenter saying something like, "well, I messed up my drill, let's see if we can figure out how to take it apart...", that's probably not one you want to trust. If it's a guy in a clean room with a clear workbench, good lighting and good camera work, it's probably someone who has done this several times and has a group of engineers who have figured out exactly how it comes apart & goes back together, and will talk you through the exact driver sizes & other tools you need for each step.

  • "has done this several times" might imply that the learning process didn't sink in! (grin)
    – fred_dot_u
    Jan 11, 2022 at 14:23
  • Or, @fred_dot_u, that the presenter works for a company that sells parts and has practiced several times to be able to make it through the disassembly and reassembly cleanly & clearly presenting the proper way to do it instead of fumbling through the process learning on camera as (s)he goes. I've watched a number of very clear, very professionally done videos to replace parts on a variety of my cordless tools. I've also watched several that started with "hey, y'all, watch this". The difference in quality & effectiveness of the videos is... stunning...
    – FreeMan
    Jan 11, 2022 at 14:33
  • yes, hence the (grin)
    – fred_dot_u
    Jan 11, 2022 at 15:11

find a screw that fits the stuck bit and also fits into the hexagonal hole.

put a small amount of superglue in the recess of the screw.

holding the screw verticaly so that the glue does not spill into the drill press the drill down over the screw so that the bit fits into the recess.

hold this awkward pose for 10 seconds then pull the screw out. the bit should now be stuck to the screw and come out fairly easily.

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