Aaaaarggg. Today the woman next door had an emergency - her drill/driver had died and she was putting together a new pool table for her teenage sons - a Christmas present. (She didn't ask for help, but I did offer.) So off went my Craftsman drill/driver with an extra battery. She returned it promptly this evening. I went to put it away and noticed she left a hex driver in the chuck. So I'm sure you guessed by now - the driver was stuck in the chuck! The chuck was jambed tight - and the grip was torn up. Obviously an extension was needed but not used.
So I figure, a single Mom putting together a Christmas present for her sons, I can't get mad - in many ways she and her sons put me in mind of my Mom and me. But I later found out it was her new boyfriend that was doing the work! I know it sounds sexist, but he should have known better! Ugh. Well I did manage to get the chuck loose, and I'll take a file to the jagged plastic on the grip. Hopefully all will be okey-dokey. Chalk it up to another tool lending story.
PS I really can't be mad at him either - a tree fell on his car tonight - no chainsaws involved - honest. I feel really bad for him.