Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredDan Can't recommend this product!
I've had the same problem as some of the others here. The bit retaining spring is too tight making it very hard to get the bit in and out. The first time I used it, I had to tap the bit into position with a hammer then I could not get it out. I finally clamped the bit into my vise then tried to pull off the bit holder without any success. Finally I took a blade screwdriver and wedged it between the vise and the bit holder and pried it off. I did this several more times before it finally loosened up a little. Now I can get the bit inserted with no problem but still need pliers to pull the bit out. Not a problem now unless the bit breaks or need to need to switch the bit to another driving method, square drive, etc. At least I don't have to worry about the bit falling out. The magnet works great and the bit holder seems to be be built quite well but my next one will be a different brand.
June 5, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by supertech Did not last long for me; it bends easily.
I bought this because my original bit holder was bent out of the box. This worked fine for a while, after several uses I noticed this tip holder also bent. You can see and the feel the wobble when driving screws into wood. I would not recommend to anyone.
April 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thatonechick Issues that can be fixed...
I've always enjoyed Milwaukee tools...I recently got the combo set of the drill and driver. The magnetic drill bit for the driver was a pain in the butt to change. I'm a 32 year old, DIY, kinda girl but for the life of me I couldn't pull the drill bit out without pliers. There's a tiny ring at the top part of the holder that makes it a drag to change the bits. I took that ring out with some pliers and some carefully guided force. The ring shot out like a canon and to this day, I don't know where it flew to. So...wear safety glasses or that ring can end up in your eye. #safetyfirst
January 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky bit stuck? no problem
King Arthur may have pulled the sword out of that stone but no way he's pulling a bit out of this. If you get a short flex impact bit stuck in it use needle nose and all your strength to pry the bit out. anything longer you can probably use a vice somehow.
June 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wetto Magnet is too strong
I went for this one instead of the standard size tip holder. A fair bit of warning: the magnet inside is a little too strong... im 24years old 190lbs and can never pull the bits out after putting them in without the use of pliers. It kind of makes the quick bit changes pointless because of the magnet strength. I tried removing the tiny spring retainer and even lubed it but ruled it out to be the magnet.
I resolved my issue by sticking a little ball of plumbers putty inside to create a small gap between the bits and the magnet to reduce the magnet strength...dont know how long this will last but these things are cheap enough to replace..
February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stc2581 The Best
This tip holder is better then the ones I have bought in tool stores in the last 35 years. The price is as low as any I have seen and it does the job. Installing cabinets I like how short it is so I can get my impact driver and 2 1/2" screw behind the face frame without having to go in at a angle. This tip holder is defiantly made for professional use and for anyone who does not wish to change tips easily. It keeps the tip where it is supposed to be. The tip is easy to remove with my wire cutters when it wears out. If someone is looking for a bit holder that the tips come out easily then they should look for one without a LOCKING clip that does what it is supposed to do ( Hold the tip ). Nothing is worse then when your running screws and you have to keep getting your tip out of a screw and put it back. I now have one in each of my 4 impact drivers and a few spares.
September 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NL Hard to remove bits
The metal retaining ring inside holds bits very securely, but they are hard to get out, especially while wearing gloves. Sometimes you need pliers. Kind of defeats the point of a quick change bit holder.
However, the retaining ring can be removed. Just pry it out with a small slotted screwdriver. With this modification, it is a perfectly good bit holder.
April 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pacocopper One Bit Holder
I placed a phillips bit into the bit holder. It is still there, despite heroic efforts to remove. It moves about 1/16th out of the holder and will not budge further no matter what I've tried. Unfortunately I purchased as part of a set of impact bits and now an incomplete set remains and a bit holder with a stuck bit. Unhappy, and I've really liked Milwaukee in the past. Seems like a design problem, read above reviews.
November 2, 2014