The best solution is either to install a keyed chuck or use hex bits
(or hex bit adapters.)
I have one of these for my impactor http://fwd4.me/Ry3 and some of
these http://fwd4.me/Rzf ($17) for my little Ryobi drill driver. I got
tired of buying new sets when I broke the 1/8" or 1/16" hex-mounted
bits like these http://fwd4.me/Rze .
With the Snappy'dapters, I can mount forstner, bradpoints, or twist
billdrits. The extra hex/hex nut slides over the 1/4" to make
tightening the bit into the collet that much easier and considerably
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor
the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
-- Charles Darwin
I have owned the 14.4v Makita, driver for about five years. I put up
about 270 feet of cedar fence and a new deck; not to mention day to
day use and it performs like a trooper. It isn't quite as stylish as
this one but a good machine. The 14.4 version will drive a screw all
the way through a cedar board if you aren't careful; but with a little
finesse it is easier to control than my regular cordless Makita
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