If you work with screwdrivers on a regular basis, you know that one of most common tasks is to remove a screwdriver bit. Although it may seem like a simple job, it can actually be quite tricky to get bit out of screwdriver. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks you can use to remove a screwdriver bit without damaging tool or your work.
First, examine type of bit you’re trying to remove. If it’s a standard Phillips or slotted bit, you’ll be able to use a pair of pliers to get it out. All you have to do is grab bit with your pliers and twist it out. If bit is secured tightly, you may be able to rock pliers back and forth to create friction and eventually get bit out.
If you’re dealing with a hex bit (also known as an Allen bit), you’ll need to use a special hex bit wrench. To remove bit, insert hex bit wrench into hole on back of bit and turn it counter-clockwise. If bit is stuck, you may be able to use an adjustable wrench to get it out.
If bit won’t come out using pliers or a wrench, you’ll need to use a bit remover. This is a tool that looks like a pair of pliers with a small, smooth hook on end. To remove bit, place hook inside hole at back of bit and gently pull. This should be enough to release bit.
Finally, if all else fails, you may need to use a bit extractor. This tool consists of two metal pieces that look like a pair of blades. To use it, place extractor inside hole in bit and twist. This should break grip of bit and allow you to pull it out.
In conclusion, when removing a screwdriver bit, most important thing to remember is to keep your tools in good condition. Using right tool for job is essential, as is exercising caution to avoid damaging bit or your screwdriver. With right technique, it should be easy to get bit out without any issue.