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Lose bit kit holder 368

Newbie Posts: 37
Lose bit kit holder
« on: March 03, 2019, 12:45:29 AM »

My plastic bit kit holders are starting to get loose, some of the slots so much that the bits are falling out . Is there anything you can do to fix this? I remember reading something about it some years ago.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,130
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 01:14:59 AM »
What I've done is hold a lighter under the bit card to warm the plastic SLIGHTLY, then press on the area where the bit will slide into.  Just don't over heat or melt the plastic  :whistle:.  Mine were done a while ago and are still holding tightly.  Good luck.   

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 03:51:16 AM »
Mine snapped and broke apart when just trying to do a little squeeze. Didn't thought of applying heat that time..  :facepalm: mine I think may be a little old and quite brittle... Just something to be careful of.
Full Member Posts: 212
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 09:02:21 AM »
try install a neodim magnet , just an ideea

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Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 10:55:03 AM »
Stick some cellotape inside, to make the bits fit tighter.
Newbie Posts: 37
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 12:12:46 PM »
I carry one bit card with my preferred bits. The bit cards are perfect to carry bits in the sheet togheter with the tool. But is there an alternative? Do we have any other ide on how to carry bits.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,724
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 01:55:23 PM »
My plastic bit kit holders are starting to get loose, some of the slots so much that the bits are falling out . Is there anything you can do to fix this? I remember reading something about it some years ago.

Yes, that's a well known problem.
What I do to fix it is the following:

1. Remove the loose bit if its still in the holder
2. Heat up a pin
3. Push the pin through the whole compartment layer where the bit is lose
4. Remove any residue on the outside

The bump of molten plastic you'll see on the outside will also built on the inside. That should be enough to hold the bit again.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2019, 01:57:05 PM by MTMatt »
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,891
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 01:59:59 PM »
Good idea Matt :like: :tu:

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Hero Member Posts: 506
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2019, 02:43:54 PM »
Or you could just put a tiny drop of superglue in there and let it dry

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,130
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2019, 03:15:25 PM »
Good idea Matt  :like:

Esse Quam Videri
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,891
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2019, 03:24:07 PM »
Or you could just put a tiny drop of superglue in there and let it dry
That could work  :like: :tu:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,724
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2019, 03:25:00 PM »
 :hatsoff:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,724
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2019, 03:26:03 PM »
That could work  :like: :tu:

...  :iagree:  ... but I'm impatient. And you know what would happen then  :facepalm:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,891
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2019, 03:38:26 PM »
...  :iagree:  ... but I'm impatient. And you know what would happen then  :facepalm:
:ahhh  we don’t want to see that again Matt :ahhh

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,724
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2019, 03:50:39 PM »
 :rofl: :facepalm:

... go and try glueing a neodym magnet into the XLT bit holder  :pok:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,891
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 04:00:10 PM »
 :rofl: Not easy I take it  :rofl:

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,002
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2019, 04:06:48 PM »
That needle trick is a good idea :like: Also the same one I use if I ever have a mashed fingernail to let the blood and pressure off :whistle: Just don't push to hard and let the heat of the needle go through the nail :ahhh :D
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,130
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 04:07:50 PM »
 :P

Esse Quam Videri
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,724
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2019, 06:11:22 PM »
That needle trick is a good idea :like:

 :salute:

Also the same one I use if I ever have a mashed fingernail to let the blood and pressure off :whistle: Just don't push to hard and let the heat of the needle go through the nail :ahhh :D




Jr. Member Posts: 70
Re: Lose bit kit holder
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2019, 07:17:23 PM »
Hi Nero. What has worked for me is what Aloha said; I've done mine like that on the removable bit holder and has held pretty well, without any markings or telltale signs. Also, I once did it to one of the 21-bit kit cards by dropping the empty holder in boiling water for 1-minute bursts until I was able to squish it ( it works as well, but takes longer. OTOH, it is burnt proof!). Good luck.

 

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