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I HAVE THE MAKITA ROTARY HAMMER WITH A 5/8" SDS BIT STUCK IN

Customer Question

I HAVE THE MAKITA ROTARY HAMMER WITH A 5/8" SDS BIT STUCK IN THE SHAFT!
HOW DO I REMOVE IT?
ONE OF MY BRIGHTEST STARS MANAGED TO GET IT IN THERE AND WORKED IT FOR
A LONG TIME AND NOW NO ONE CAN CHANGE IT OUT TO ANOTHER
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Papatrexas replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is and I will be happy to assist you.

The end of the drill bit (cheap ones) tend to mushroom out when used on hammer action.

Try this

Spray some WD40, Lanox or other lubricant down the drill shaft into the chuck.

Put a non secured vice on the drill bit then hold the collar in the release position and hit the vice with a big hammer.
May take a bit of a wack but they usually come out. After the bit comes out throw the bit away.
Now you should put some Lithium Moly grease on a new bit and insert and release it from the chuck. This will re-grease the chuck.

Expert:  Papatrexas replied 1 year ago.

If that don't work then i will put the bit vertical or horizontal on the vise and make sure the release ring is close to the vise grips then use a crowbar to push the hammer drill away from the bit

Expert:  Papatrexas replied 1 year ago.

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