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    Owner's Manual 318in . , 14.4 VOLTS CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER Variable Speed / Reversible Model No . 973.111291 Save this manual for future reference • Safety CAUTION : Read and follow all • Features Safety Rules and Operating In - structions before first use of this • Operation product . • Maintenance • Parts List Customer Help Line : 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188 Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page : www . sears . com / craftsman ® 972000 - 830 12 - 00
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    • Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Introduction and Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Rules For Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 5 A . Important Safety Rules For Battery Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 B . Important Safety Instructions For Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 C . Important Information For Recharging Hot Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 • Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 12 • Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 • Battery Pack Removal and Preparation For Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 • Exploded View and Repair Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 • Parts Ordedng / Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON I : RAFI " $ MRN318 In . CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER If this CRAFTSMAN3 / 8 in . Cordless Drill - Driver fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase , RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES , and Sears will repair it , free of charge . If this rRRFTSMRN 3 / 6 in . Cordless Drin - Driver is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other dghts which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817 WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 SPECIFICATIONS : Your drill - driver has many features for making drilling operations more pleasant and enjoyable . Safety , 3 / 8 in . Chuck Capacity performance and dependability have been given top Motor 14.4 Volt DC priority in the design of this drill - driver making it easy Charger Rating 120 Volts , 60 Hz , AC Only to maintain and operate . 0 - 600 RPM No Load Speed Switch CAUTION : Carefully read through this entire Variable Speed - Reversible owner's manual before using your new drill - driver . 3 - 5 Hours Charge Rate Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe 135 in . Ibs . Maximum Torque Operation , Warnings and Cautions . If you use your drill - driver properly and only for what it is intended , you will enjoy years of safe , reliable service . WARNING : The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Before beginning power tool operation , always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed . We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields , available at Sears Retail Stores . 2
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    The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers . The safety symbols , and the explanations with them , deserve your careful attention and understanding . The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger . The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures . SYMBOL MEANING SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL : & Indicates warning or caution . May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictogrepbs , WARNING : Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injuryto yourself or to others . A Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock and personal injury . CAUTION : Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to A yourself or to others . Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock and personal injury . NOTE : Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment . USE RIGHT TOOL . Don't force small tool or _ 1 WARNING : Do not attempt to operate this tool • until you have read thoroughly and understand attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool . completely all instructions , safety rules , etc , Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for contained in this manual . Failure to comply can example - A circular saw should never be used result in accidents involving fire , electric shock , for cutting tree limbs or logs . or serious personal injury ' . Save owner's manual • WEAR PROPER APPAREL . Do not wear loose and review frequently for continuing safe clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's operation , and instructing others who may use moving parts and cause personal injury . Rubber this tool . gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended when working outdoors . Wear protective hair READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS covering to contain long hair and keep it from KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL . Read owner's being drawn into nearby air vents . manual carefully . Learn its applications and ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES . Everyday limitations as well as the specific potential eyeglasses have only impact - resistant lenses ; hazards related to this tool . they are NOT safety glasses . GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by PROTECT YOUR LUNGS . Wear a face mask or preventing body contact with grounded surfaces . dust mask if operation is dusty . For example : Pipes , radiators , ranges , refrigera - tor enclosures . PROTECT YOUR HEARING . Wear hearing protection during extended periods of operation . • KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents . SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold work . It's safer than using your hand and it frees • AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . Don't both hands to operate tool . use power tool in damp or wet locations or expose to rain . Keep work area well lit . DON'T OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and balance at all times . Do not use on a ladder or • KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY . All unstable support . visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors • MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools contact tool or extension cord . sharp at all times , and clean for best and safest performance . Follow instructions for lubricating • STORE IDLE TOOLS . When not in use tools and changing accessories . should be stored in a dry and high or locked - up place - out of the reach of children . • REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES . Form habit of checking to see that • DON'T FORCE TOOL . It will do the job better keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from and safer at the rate for which it was designed . tool before turning it on .
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    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) DO NOT PLACE BATTERY TOOLS OR THEIR NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMO - SPHERE . Normal sparking of the motor could BATTERIES NEAR FIRE OR HEAT . They may ignite flammable liquids , gases , or fumes . explode . DO NOT CHARGE BATTERY TOOL IN A KEEP HANDLES DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE • DAMP OR WET LOCATION . FROM OIL AND GREASE . Always use a clean cloth when cleaning . Never use brake fluids , • Your battery tool should be charged in a location gasoline , petroleum - based products or any where the temperature is more than 50 ° F but strong solvents to clean your tool . less than 100 ° F . STAY ALERT . Watch what you are doing and Under extreme usage or temperature conditions , use common sense . Do not operate tool when battery leakage may occur . If liquid comes in you are tired , Do not rush . contact with your skin , wash immediately with CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Before further use soap and water , then neutralize with lemon juice of the tool , a guard or other part that is damaged or vinegar . If liquid gets in your eyes , flush them with clean water for at least 10 minutes , then should be carefully checked to determine that it seek immediate medical attention . will operate properly and perform its intended function . Check for alignment of moving parts , • If carrying your battery tool at your side , make binding of moving parts , breakage of pads , sure it is not running and your finger is not on the mounting , and any other conditions that may switch . Avoid accidental starting . affect its operation . A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or • SECURE WORK before applying power . NEVER replaced by an authorized service center unless hold workpiece in your hand or across your legs . indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual . WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS . TURN IT ON AND OFF . Have defective switches IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR replaced by an authorized service center . CHARGER DRUGS , ALCOHOL , MEDICATION . Do not SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS , This manual operate tool while under the influence of drugs , • contains important safety and operating alcohol , or any medication . instructions for battery charger item number DRILLING OR DRIVING SCREWS INTO 9 . - 11012 ( 981481 - 001 ) . ELECTRICAL WIRING IN WALLS , CEILINGS , Before using battery charger , read all instructions OR OTHER AREAS CAN CAUSE THE BIT OR • and cautionary markings in this manual , on CHUCK TO BECOME ELECTRICALLY LIVE . battery charger , and product using battery Do not touch metal parts when drilling into a wall ; charger . grasp only the insulated handle ( s ) or plastic housing when using this tool . Make sure hidden A WARNING : To reduce risk of injury , charge only electrical wiring , water pipes , and mechanical AMk nickel - cadmium type rechargeable batteries . hazards are not in the path of the bit when Other types of batteries may burst causing drilling into a wall . personal injury and damage . • INSPECT FOR and remove all nails from lumber Do not expose charger to rain or snow . before drilling . Use of an attachment not recommended or sold IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES FOR BA'n'ERY by the battery charger manufacturer may result TOOLS in a risk of fire , electric shock , or injury to Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an persons . electrical outlet ; therefore , they are always in To reduce risk of damage to charger body and operating condition . Be aware of possible cord , pull by charger body rather than cord when hazards when not using your battery tool or disconnecting charger . when changing accessories . Make sure cord is located so that it will not be USE ONLY THE CHARGER PROVIDED WITH stepped on , tripped over , or otherwise subjected YOUR BA'n'ERY TOOL . Do not substitute any to damage or stress . other charger . Use of another charger could cause batteries to explode causing possible serious injury .
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    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) An extension cord should not be used unless To reduce risk of electdc shock , unplug charger absolutely necessary . Use of improper from outlet before attempting any maintenance extension cord could result in a risk of fire and or cleaning . Turning off controls will not reduce electric shock . If extension cord must be used , this risk . make sure : • Do not use charger outdoors . a . That pins on plug of extension cord are the • Disconnect charger from power supply when same number , size and shape as those of not in use . plug on charger . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them b . That extension cord is properly wired and in frequently and use them to instruct others who good electrical condition ; and may use this tool . If you loan someone this tool , loan them these instructions also . c . That wire size is large enough for AC ampere rating of charger as specified below : WARNING : Some dust created by power A sanding , sawing , grinding , drilling , and other Cord Length ( Feet ) 25 ' 50 ' 100 ' construction activities contains chemicals Cord Size ( AWG ) 16 16 16 known to cause cancer , birth defects or other Note : AWG = American Wire Gage reproductive harm . Some examples of these DO NOT OPERATE CHARGER WITH A chemicals are : DAMAGED CORD OR PLUG . If damaged , • lead from lead - based paints , have replaced immediately by a qualified serviceman . • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products , and Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow , been dropped , or otherwise • arsenic and chromium from chemically - treated lumber . damaged in any way ; take it to a qualified serviceman . Your risk from these exposures varies , Do not disassemble charger ; take it to a depending on how often you do this type of qualified serviceman when service or repair is work . To reduce your exposure to these required . Incorrect reassembly may result in a chemicals : work in a well ventilated area , and risk of electric shock or fire . work with approved safety equipment , such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles . _ k Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It means attention ! ! ! Your safety is involved . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARGING HOT BAI - rERIES When using your drill - driver continuously , the batteries in your battery pack will become hot . You should let a hot battery pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting to recharge . Note : This situation only occurs when continuous use of your drill causes the batteries to become hot . It does not occur under normal circumstances . Refer to " CHARGING BA'n'ERY PACK " for normal recharging of batteries . If the charger does not charge your battery pack under normal circumstances , return both the battery pack and charger to your nearest Sears repair center for electrical check .
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    ThefollowingrecommendeadccessorieasrecurrentlyavailableatSearsRetaiSl tores . • 6 - Pc . ExtraLengthMagnitePowerBitSet • HighSpeedBits ( ForWoodor Metal ) . . . 3 / i4n . Max . • 30 - Pc . PowerScrewdriver / NutdrivSeertandCase • KeylessChuck ( ItemNo . 9 - 20988 ) • 17 - Pc . Power Screwdriver / Nutdriver Set and Case , _ WARNING : The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous . KNOW YOUR DRILL - DRIVER WRIST STRAP See Figure 1 . See Figure 1 . Before attempting to use any tool , familiarize yourself A wrist strap is provided to reduce the chances of with all operating features and safety requirements . dropping your drill - driver . Place one hand through the wrist strap when carrying tool . LEVEL BITSTORAGE _ SCREWDRIVERBITS KEYLESSCHUCK BATTERYPACK BATTERY CHARGER FORWARD REVERSE SELECTOR TRIGGER RED LIGHT WRISTSTRAP Fig . 1 _ L WARNING : If any parts are missing , do not operate tool until the missing parts are replaced . Failure to do so could result in possible serious personal injury .
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    • Do not place charger in an area of extreme heat or , _ , WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating cold . It will work best at normal room temperature . tools . Failure to do so could result in objects • When batteries become fully charged , unplug being thrown into your eyes , resulting in possible charger from power supply . serious injury . SWITCH See Figure 2 . _ , WARNING : Do not allow familiarity with your To turn your drill ON , depress the switch trigger . To drill - driver to make you careless . Remember that turn it OFF , release the switch trigger . a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflictsevere injury . SELECTOR CHARGING BAI - FERY PACK The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a low charge condition to prevent possible problems . Therefore , you should charge it at least 3 to 5 hours prior to use . Note : Batteries will not reach full charge the first time they are charged . Allow several cycles ( drilling followed by recharging ) for them to become fully charged . TO CHARGE SWITCH • Charge battery pack only with the charger and TRIGGER CENTERPOSITION charging stand provided . ( LOCK ) Fig . 2 • Make sure power supply Is normal household VARIABLE SPEED voltage , 120 volts , 60 Hz , AC only . This tool has a variable speed switch that delivers • Connect charger to power supply . higher speed and torque with increased trigger • Place battery pack in charging stand . Align raised pressure . Speed is controlled by the amount of switch rib on battery pack with groove in charging stand . trigger depression . See Figure 1 . Note : You might hear a whistling or ringing noise from • Press down on battery pack to be sure contacts on the switch during use . Do not be concerned , this is a battery pack engage properly with contacts in normal part of the switch function . charging stand . SWITCH LOCK • When properly connected , the red light on charging stand will turn on . See Figure 2 • Note : If charger does not charge battery pack , return The switch trigger can be locked in the OFF position . battery pack , charger and charging stand to your This feature can be used to prevent the possibility of nearest Sears Repair Center for electrical check . accidental starting when not in use . To lock switch trigger , place the direction of rotation selector in • After normal usage , 3 hours of charging time is center position . required to be fully charged . A minimum charge time of 3 to 5 hours is required to recharge a completely discharged tool . _ 1 = WARNING : Battery tools are always in • The battery pack will become slightly warm to the operating condition . Therefore , switch should always be locked when not in use or carrying at touch while charging . This is normal and does not indicate a problem . your side .
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    REVERSIBLE See Figure 3 . This tool has the feature of being reversible . The direction of rotation is controlled by a selector located above the switch trigger . With the drill held in normal operating position , the direction of rotation selector should be positioned to the left of the switch for drilling . The drilling direction is reversed when the selector is to the right of the switch . When the selector is in center position , the switch trigger is locked . SELECTOR BAI " rERYPACK t REVERSE CENTERPOSITION ( LOCK ) LATCHES SWIT ¢ f TRIGGER FORWARD Fig . 3 DEPRESSLATCHESTO _ CAUTION : To prevent gear damage , alwaysore allow chuck to come to a complete stop bef RELEASEBAI " rERYPACK Fig . 4 changing the direction of rotation . • Make sure the latches on each side of your To stop , release switch trigger and allow the chuck to battery pack snap into place and battery pack is come to a complete stop . secured in drill before beginning operation . TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK See Figure 4 . _ 1 CAUTION : When placing battery pack in your drill , be sure raised rib inside drill aligns with • Lock switch trigger on your drill by placing the groove on battery pack and latches snap in place direction of rotation selector in center position . properly . Improper assembly of battery pack can See Figure 2 . cause damage to internal components . • Place battery pack in your drill . Align raised rib inside drill with groove on battery pack , TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK See Figure 4 . • Lock switch trigger on your drill by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . See Figure 2 . • Locate latches on end of battery pack and depress to release battery pack from your drill , See Figure 4 . • Remove battery pack from your drill , 8
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    KEYLESSCHUCK INSTALLING BITS See Figure 7 . See Figure 5 . • Lock switch trigger on your drill by placing the Your drill has a keyless chuck . As the name implies , you direction of rotation selector in center position . can hand tighten or release drill bits in the chuck jaws . See Figure 2 . Grasp and hold the collar of the chuck with one hand . Rotate the chuck body with your other hand . The arrows • Open or close chuck jaws to a point where the on the chuck indicate which direction to rotate the chuck opening is slightly larger than the bit size you body in order to LOCK ( tighten ) or UNLOCK ( release ) intend to use . Also , raise the front of your drill the drill bit . slightly to keep the bit from falling out of the chuck jaws . UNLOCK CHUCK • Insert drill bit straight into chuck the full length of ( RELEASE ) BODY the jaws as shown in figure 7 . CHUCKJAWS CHUCKBODY DRILLBIT DRILLBIT LOCK ( TIGHTEN ) CHUCK COLLAR CHUCKCOLLAR Fig . 5 RIGHT Fig . 7 _ WARNING : Do not hold chuck body with one Tighten the chuck jaws on drill bit . hand and use power of the drill to tighten chuck jaws on drill bits . Chuck body could slip in your To tighten the chuck jaws on drill bit ; grasp and hand or your hand could slip and come in contact hold the collar of the chuck with one hand , while with rotating drill bit . This could cause an rotating the chuck body with your other hand . accident resulting in serious personal injury . Note : Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the arrow marked LOCK to tighten chuck jaws . BIT STORAGE Do not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the See Figure 6 . chuck jaws . When not in use , bits provided with your drill can be placed in the storage area located on the top of your _ k WARNING : Make sure to insert drill bit straight drill as shown in figure 6 . into chuck jaws . Do not insert drill bit into chuck jaws at an angle and then tighten , as shown in SCREWDRIVER figure 8 . This could cause drill bit to be thrown SITS from drill , resulting in possible serious personal injury or damage to the chuck . SIT AREA Fig . 8 Fig . 6 9
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    REMOVING BITS _ i WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating See Figure 7 . tools . Failure to do so could result in objects • Lock switch trigger or your drill by placing the being thrown into your eyes , resulting in possible direction of rotation selector in center position . serious injury . See Figure 2 . • Loosen the chuck jaws from drill bit . LEVEL DRILLING • To loosen : grasp and hold the collar of the chuck See Figure 10 . with one hand , while rotating chuck body with your A convenient feature provided with your drill is a level . other hand . Note : Rotate chuck body in the It is recessed in the motor housing on top of your drill . direction of the arrow marked UNLOCK to loosen it can be used to keep drill bits level during drilling chuck jaws . operations . • Do not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck jaws . • Remove drill bit from chuck jaws . ADJUSTABLE TORQUE CLUTCH See Figure 9 . Your drill is equipped with an adjustable torque clutch for driving different types of screws into different _ LEVEL materials . The proper setting depends on the type of material and the size of screw you are using . TO ADJUST TORQUE • Identify the twenty four torque indicator settings located on the front of your drill . See Figure 9 . • Rotate adjusting ring to the desired setting . • 1 - 4 For driving small screws . • 5 - 8 For driving screws into soft material . • 9 - 12 For driving screws into soft and hard materials . • 13 - 16 For driving screws in hard wood . • 17 - 20 For driving large screws . • 21 - 41,11For heavy drilling . Fig . t0 TO DECREASE TORQUE ADJUSTING RING TO INCREASE TORQUE Fig . 9 10
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    When drilling metals , use a light oil on the drill bit to DRILLING keep it from overheating . The oil will prolong the life of See Figure 11 . the bit and increase the drilling action . If the bit jams in workpiece or if the drill stalls , release switch trigger immediately . Remove the bit from the workpiece and determine the reason for jamming . CHUCK REMOVAL See Figures 12 , 13 , and 14 . The chuck must be removed in order to use some accessories . To remove : • Lock switch trigger or your drill by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . See Figure 2 . • Insert a 5 / 16 inch or larger hex key wrench into the chuck of your drill and tighten the chuck jaws securely . • Tap the hex key wrench sharply with a mallet in a clockwise direction . See Figure 13 . This will loosen the screw in the chuck for easy removal . MALLET KEYLESS CHUCK Fig . 11 \ When drilling hard smooth surfaces use a center punch to mark desired hole location . This will prevent the drill bit from slipping off center as the hole is started . How - ever , the low speed feature allows starting holes without center punching if desired . To accomplish this , simply operate your ddll at a low speed until the hole is started . CHUCK The matedal to be ddlled should be secured in a vise or JAWS HEX KEY With clamps to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates . WRENCH Fig . 12 Hold tool firmly and place the bit at the point to be ddlled . Depress the switchtrigger to start tool . Open chuck jaws and remove hex key wrench . Move the ddll bit into the workpiece applying only Remove the chuck screw by turning it in a clock - enough pressure to keep the bit cutting . Do not force or wise direction . See Figure 13 . apply side pressure to elongate a hole . Note : The screw has left hand threads . WARNING : Be prepared for binding or bif breakthrough . When these situations occur , drill has a tendency to grab and kick opposite to the direction of rotation and could cause loss of control when breaking through material . If not prepared , this loss of control can result in possible serious injury . Fig . 13 11
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    CHUCK REMOVAL ( Continued ) _ i WARNING : When servicing , use only identical Craftsman replacement pads . Use of any other Insert hex key wrench in chuck and tighten chuck part may create a hazard or cause product jaws securely . Tap sharply with a mallet in a damage . counterclockwise direction . This will loosen chuck on the spindle . It can now be unscrewed by hand . Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts . See Figure 14 . Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use . Use clean cloths to remove dirt , dust , oil , grease , etc . _ i WARNING : Do not at any time let brake fluids , gasoline , petroleum - based products , penetrating oils , etc . come in contact with plastic parts . They contain chemicals that can damage , weaken or destroy plastic . Do not abuse power tools . Abusive practices can damage tool as well as workpiece . Only the parts shown on parts list , page 15 , are intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer . All other parts should be replaced by a qualified service technician at an authorized service facility , _ WARNING : Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories not recommended for use with this tool . Any such alteration or modification is misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal Fig . 14 injury . TO RETIGHTEN A LOOSE CHUCK BATTERIES The chuck may become loose on spindle and develop Your drill's battery pack is equipped with 12 nickel - a wobble . Periodically check chuck screw for tight - cadmium rechargeable batteries . Length of service ness . from each charging will depend on the type of work To tighten , follow these steps : you are doing . • Lock switch trigger on your drill by placing the The batteries in this tool have been designed to direction of rotation selector in center position . provide maximum trouble free life . However , like all See Figure 2 . batteries , they will eventually wear out . Do not disassemble battery pack and attempt to replace the • Open the chuck jaws . batteries . Handling of these batteries , especially when • Insert hex key wrench into chuck and tighten wearing rings and jewelry , could result in a serious chuck jaws securely . Tap hex key wrench sharply burn . with a mallet in a clockwise direction . This will tighten chuck on the spindle . To obtain the longest possible battery life , we suggest the following : • Open the chuck jaws and remove hex key wrench . • Store and charge your batteries in a cool area . Temperatures above normal room temperature • Tighten the chuck screw . will shorten battery life . Note : The chuck screw has left hand threads . • Never store batteries in a discharged condition . Recharge them immediately after they are discharged . • All batteries gradually lose their charge . The higher the temperature the quicker they lose their charge . If you store your tool for long periods of time without using it , recharge the batteries every month or two . This practice will prolong battery life . 12
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    BA'I - rERY PACK REMOVAL AND To preserve natural resources , please recycle or dispose of batteries PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING properly . , _ WARNING : Upon removal , cover the battery This product contains nickel - pack's terminals with heavy duty adhesive tape . cadmium batteries . Local , state or Do not attempt to destroy or disassemble battery federal laws may prohibit disposal of pack or remove any of its components . Nickel - nickel - cadmium batteries in ordinary cadmium batteries must be recycled or disposed trash . of properly . Also , never touch both terminals with Consult your local waste authority for information metal objects and / or body parts as short circuit regarding available recycling and / or disposal options . may result . Keep away from children . Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire and / or serious injury . 13
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    , - - - CRAFTSMAN 318 In . , 14.4 VOLTS CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER - MODEL NO . 973.111291 I number in all correspondence regarding your 3 / 8 In . , 14.4 VOLTS CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER orl The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing . Always mention the mode | when ordering repair parts . J SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS 2 \ 3 4 PARTS LIST Part Key No , Number Description Quan . 1 616478 - 003 Screw ( Special ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 973094 - 001 Chuck ( Item No . 9 - 20988 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 967216 - 007 Wrist Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 * Item No . 9 - 11013 Battery Pack ( 981480 - 001 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 * Item No . 9 - 11012 Charger w / Charging Stand ( 981481 - 001 ) . . . . . . . . 1 6 981600 - 000 Carrying Case - Not Shown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 972000 - 830 Owner's Manual * Can Be Purchased Thru RSOS ( Retail Special Order System ) 15
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