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Owner's Manual II : RRFTSMRN I Variable Speed / Reversible 3 / 8 in . CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER Model No . 973.111310 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 - 743 2 - 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 - 13 • Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 • Battery Pack Removal and Preparation For Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 • Exploded View and Repair Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 • Parts Ordering / Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN 3 / 8 in . DRILL - DRIVER If this CRRFTSMAN 3 / 8 in . Drill - Driver fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of pur - chase , RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES , and Sears will replace it , free of charge . If this CRI _ FT $ 1 ' 4NN3 / 8 in . Drill - 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 rights which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , 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 8.4 Volts DC Motor priority in the design of this drill - driver making it easy 120 Volts , 60 Hz , AC Only Charger Rating to maintain and operate . 0 - 600 RPM No Load Speed CAUTION : Carefully read through this entire Switch Variable Speed / Reversible owner's manual before using your new drill - 3 - 5 Hours Charge Rate driver . Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe 70 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 .
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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 : A Indicatescautionorwarning . Maybeusedinconiunctionwithothersymbolsorpictographs . WARNING : Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to 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 personat injury to , & 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 , _ WARNING : Do not attempt to operate this • attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool . tool until you have read thoroughly and Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for understand completely all instructions , example - A circular saw should never be used safety rules , etc . contained in this manual . for cutting tree limbs or logs , Failure to comply can result in accidents involving fire , electric shock , or serious WEAR PROPER APPAREL . Do not wear loose personal injury . Save owner's manual and clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's review frequently for continuing safe moving parts and cause personal injury . Rubber operation , and instructing others who may gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended use this tool . when working outdoors . Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair and keep itfrom READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS being drawn into nearby air vents . KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL . Read owner's ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES . Everyday eyeglasses have only impact - resistant lenses ; manual carefully . Learn its applications and they are NOT safety glasses . limitations as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool . PROTECT YOUR LUNGS . Wear a face mask or dust mask if operation is dusty . GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by preventing body contact with grounded surfaces . PROTECT YOUR HEARING . Wear hearing For example : Pipes , radiators , ranges , refrigera - protection during extended periods of operation . tor enclosures . SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold • KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas work , It's safer than using your hand and it frees and benches invite accidents . both hands to operate tool . • AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . Don't DON'T OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and use power tool in damp or wet locations or balance at all times , Do not use on a ladder or expose to rain . Keep work area well lit . unstable support , • KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY . All MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a sharp at all times , and clean for best and safest safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors performance . Follow instructions for lubricating contact tool or extension cord . and changing accessories . • STORE IDLE TOOLS . When not in use tools REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND should be stored in a dry and high or locked - up WRENCHES . Form habit of checking to see that place ÷ out of the reach of children . keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on , • DON'T FORCE TOOL . It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed .
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) • NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMO - • DO NOT PLACE BATTERY TOOLS OR THEIR 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 parts , 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 - 11018 . ELECTRICAL WIRING IN WALLS , CEILINGS , Before using battery charger , read all instructions OR OTHER AREAS CAN CAUSE THE BIT OR CHUCK TO BECOME ELECTRICALLY LIVE . and cautionary markings in this manual , on 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 WARNING : To reduce risk of injury , charge only electrical wiring , water pipes , and mechanical , & 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 before drilling . • Do not expose charger to rain or snow . IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES FOR BATTERY • Use of an attachment not recommended or sold TOOLS by the battery charger manufacturer may result 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 operating condition . Be aware of possible • To reduce risk of damage to charger body and hazards when not using your battery tool or cord , pull by charger body rather than cord when when changing accessories , disconnecting charger . USE ONLY THE CHARGER PROVIDED WITH • Make sure cord is located so that it will not be YOUR BATTERY TOOL . Do not substitute any stepped on , tripped over , or otherwise subjected other charger . Use of another charger could to damage or stress . cause batteries to explode causing possible serious injury . 4
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) An extension cord should not be used unless • Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow , been dropped , or otherwise absolutely necessary . Use of improper extension cord could result in a risk of fire and damaged in any way ; take it to a qualified serviceman . electric shock . If extension cord must be used , make sure : • Do not disassemble charger ; take it to a qualified serviceman when service or repair is a . That pins on plug of extension cord are the same number , size and shape as those of required . Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire . plug on charger b . That extension cord is properly wired and in • To reduce risk of electric shock , unplug charger good electrical condition ; and from outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning . Turning off controls will not reduce c . That wire size is large enough for AC this risk . ampere rating of charger as specified below : • Do not use charger outdoors . • Disconnect charger from power supply when Cord Length ( Feet ) 25 ft . 50 It . 100 ft . net in use . Cord Size ( AWG ) 16 16 16 SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them Note : AWG = American Wire Gage frequently and use them to instruct others who may use this tool . If you loan someone this tool , • DO NOT OPERATE CHARGER WITH A loan them these instructions also . DAMAGED CORD OR PLUG . 14damaged , have replaced immediately by a qualified serviceman . , _ Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It means attention ! ! ! Your safety is involved . IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARGING HOT BATTERIES does not occur under normal circumstances . Refer to When using your drill - driver continuously , the batter - " CHARGING YOUR DRILL - DRIVER " for normal ies = nyour battery pack will become hot . You should recharging of batteries . If the charger does not charge let a hot battery pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting to recharge . your battery pack under normal circumstances , return both the battery pack and charger to your nearest Note : This situation only occurs when continuous use Sears repair center for electrical check . of your drill causes the batteries to become hot . It 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 .
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ThefollowinrgecommendaecdcessoriaersecurrentalyvailabaletSearsRetaSil tores . • 6 - PcE . xtraLengtMh agnitPeoweBritSet • HighSpeedBits . . . . . 3 . / 8in.Max . • 30 - PcP . oweSr crewdriver / NutdSrievtaenr dCase • KeylesCshuc ( kItemNo9 . _ - 20988 ) • 17 - PcP . oweSr crewdriver / NutdSrievtaenr dCase _ . WARNING : The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous . KNOW YOUR DRILL - DRIVER WRIST STRAP See Figure 1 . See Figure I . 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 KEYLESS CHUCK BATTERY CHARGER R FORWARO / REVERSE SELECTOR SWITCH BATTERY TRIGGER PACK BATTERYPACK SHOWN CHARGEINDICATOR INPUTJACK LIGHT ( LED ) WRIST STRAP Fig . 1 _ 1 = 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 . 6
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• Note : Battery pack can remain on your drill or be _ 1 , WARNING : Always wear safety goggles orating safety glasses with side shields when oper removed while charging . When battery pack is out of the drill , be careful not to touch both terminals tools . Failure to do so could result in objects with a metal object , Touching both terminals with a being thrown into your eyes , resulting in possible serious injury . metal object will short out the battery pack . • Make sure charger plug and input jack are properly . connected . , _ WARNING : Do not allow familiarity with yourthat • Connect charger to power supply . drill - driver to make you careless , Remember a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to • The charge indicator light ( LED ) , located on the inflict severe injury . battery pack , will light up and glow when the charger is properly connected to power supply . This light indicates the charger is operating properly . It CHARGING BATTERY PACK will remain on until charger is disconnected from The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a power supply . The light only glows while your tool is low charge condition to prevent possible problems charging , not during use . Therefore , you should charge it at least 3 - 5 hours • After normal usage , 3 to 5 hours of charging time is prior to use . required to be fullycharged . Note : Batteries will not reach full charge the first time • The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch they are charged . Allow several cycles ( drilling while charging This is normal and does not indic . atea followed by recharging ) for them to become fully problem . charged . • Do not operate the tool while it is connected to the TO CHARGE charger . The driving ability will not increase . • Charge battery pack only with the charger • Do not place charger in an area of extreme heat or provided . cold . It will work best at normal room temperature , • Make sure power supply is normal house • When batteries become fully charged , unplug voltage , 120 volts , 60 Hz , AC only , charger from power supply and disconnect it from • Connect charger to battery pack by inserting battery pack . charger plug into input jack , As shown in Figure t , input jack is located on the back side of battery pack .
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SELECTOR SWITCH See Figure 2 . To turn your drill ON , depress the switch trigger . To turn it OFF , release the switch trigger FORWARD CENTERPOSITION ( LOCK ) SWITCHTRIGGER Fig 3 ( LOCK ) , _ . WARNING : Battery tools are always inshould operating condition . Therefore , switch SELECTOR always be locked when not in use or carrying at your side . SWITCH TRIGGER Fig . 2 REVERSIBLE VARIABLE SPEED See Figure 3 . This tool has a variable speed switch that delivers This tool has the leature of being reversible . The higher speed and torque with increased trigger direction of rotation is controlled by a selector located pressure . Speed is controlled by the amount of switch above the switch trigger . With the drill held in normal trigger depression . operating position , the direction of rotation selector should be positioned to the left of the switch for Note : You might hear a whistling or nnging noise from drilling . The drilling direction is reversed when the the switch during use . Do not be concerned , this is a selector is to the right of the switch . When the selector normal part of the switch function . is in center position , the switch trigger is locked . SWITCH LOCK See Figure 3 . , _ CAUTION : To prevent gear damage , always The switch trigger can be locked in the OFF position . allow chuck to come to a complete stop before This feature can be used to prevent the possibility of changing the direction of rotation . accidental starting when not in use . To lock switch trigger , place the direction of rotation selector in To stop , release switch trigger and allow the chuck to center position . come to a complete stop . 8
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TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK • Lock switch trigger on your drill by placing the • Lock switch trigger on your drill by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . direction of rotation selector in center position . See Figure 3 . See Figure 3 . • Place battery pack in your drill . Align raised rib • Locate latches on end of battery pack and depress to release battery pack from your drill inside drill with groove on battery pack See See Figure 4 Figure 4 . • Remove battery pack from your drill . KEYLESS CHUCK See Figure 5 . Your new drill has a keyless chuck . As the name amplies , you can hanct tighten or release drill bits in the chuck jaws . Grasp and hold the collar of the chuck with one hand . Rotate the chuck body with your other hand . The arrows on the chuck indicate which direction to rotate the chuck body in order to LOCK ( tighten ) or UNLOCK ( release ) the drill bit . UNLOCK CHUCK ( RELEASE ) COLLAR BATTERY DRILL BIT PACK LATCHES LOCK CHUCK ( TIGHTEN ) BODY Fig . 5 _ , WARNING : Do not hold chuck body with one hand and use power of the drill to tighten chuck jaws on drill bits . Chuck body could slip in your hand or your hand could slip and come in contact DEPRESSLATCHESTO RELEASEBATTERYPACK with rotating drill bit , This could cause an Fig . 4 accident resulting in serious personal injury . • Make sure the latches on each side of your battery pack snap in place and battery pack is secured in drill before beginning operation . _ . CAUTION : When placing battery pack in your drill , be sure raised rib inside drill aligns with groove on battery pack and latches snap in place properly . Improper assembly of battery pack can cause damage to internal components . 9
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INSTALLING BITS . _ WARNING : Do not insert drill bit into chuck See Figure 6 . jaws and tighten as shown in figure 7 . This could cause drill bit to be thrown from drill resulting in • Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of possible serious personal injury or damage to the rotation selector in center position . See Figure 3 . • Open or close chuck jaws to a point where the chuck . opening is slightly larger than the bit size you intend to use . Also , raise the front of your drill slightly to keep the bit from falling out of the chuck jaws . • Insert drill bit into chuck the full length of the jaws as shown in figure 6 . • Tighten the chuck jaws on drill bit . CHUCKBODY Fig . 7 REMOVING BITS CHUCKJ _ AWS . 3 See Figure6 . CHU _ CKC0 _ _ . Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of . rotation selector in center position . See Figure 3 • Loosen the chuck jaws from drill bit . RIGHT Fig . 6 • To loosen : grasp and hold the collar of the chuck with one hand , while rotating chuck body with your • To tighten the chuck jaws on drill bit ; grasp and other hand . Note : Rotate chuck body in the hold the collar of the chuck with one hand , while direction of the arrow marked UNLOCK to loosen rotating the chuck body with your other hand . chuck jaws . See Figure 5 . Note : Rotate the chuck body in the direction of • Do riot use a wrench to tighten or loosen the the arrow marked LOCK to tighten chuck jaws . chuck jaws . See Figure 5 . • Remove drill bit from chuck jaws . • Do not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck jaws . 10
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BITSTORAGE LEVEL DRILLING See Figure 8 . See Figure 10 When not in use , bits provided with your drill can be A convenient new feature provided with your drill is a placed in the storage area located on the bottom of level It _ srecessed in the motor housing on top of your drill as shown in figure 8 your drill . It can be used to keep drill bits level during drilling operations BIT STORAGE AREA SCREWDRIVER TOCLOSE TO OPEN Fig . 8 ADJUSTABLE TORQUE CLUTCH Your drill is equipped with an adjustable torque clutch for driving different types of screws into different materials . The proper setting depends on the type of material and the size of screw you are using . TO ADJUST TORQUE • Identify the four torque indicator settings Fig . 10 located on the front of your drill . See Figure 9 . • Rotate adjusting ring to the desired setting . 1 For driving small screws . 2 For driving screws into soft material . 3 For driving screws in hard wood . • ' _ 11 For powerful screw driving or drilling . TO DECREASE ADJUSTING TORQUE TOINCREASE TORQUE Fig . 9 11
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When drifting metals , use a light oil on the drill bit to , _ . WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or keep it from overheating The oil will prolong the life of safety glasses with side shields when operating the bit and increase the drilling action . tools . Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes , resulting in possible If the bit jams in workpiece or it the drill stalls , release serious injury . switch trigger immediately . Remove the bit from the workpiece and determine the reason for jamming , DRILLING See Figure 11 . CHUCK REMOVAL When drilling hard smooth surfaces use a center See Figures 12 , 13 , and 14 . punch to mark desired hole location . This will prevent The chuck must be removed in order to use some the drill bit from slipping off center as the hole is accessories . To remove : started . However , the low speed feature allows • Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of starting holes without center punching if desired . To rotation selector in center position , accomplish this , simply operate your drill at a low • Insert a 5 / 16 inch or larger hex key wrench into the speed until the hole is started chuck of your drill and tighten the chuck jaws The material to be drilled should be secured in a vise securely . or with clamps to keep it from turning as the drill bit • Tap the hex key wrench sharply with a mallet in a rotates . clockwise direction . See Figure 12 , This will Hold tool firmly and place the bit at the point to be loosen the screw in the chuck for easy removal drilled Depress the switch trigger to start tool . Move the drill bit into the workpiece applying only enough pressure to keep the bit cutting . Do not force or apply side pressure to elongate a hole MALLET KEYLESS CHUCK CHUCK JAWS HEXKEY WRENCH Fig . 12 Fig . 11 _ 1 , WARNING : Be prepared for binding or bit 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 , 12
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TO RETIGHTEN A LOOSE CHUCK CHUCK REMOVAL ( continued ) • Open chuck jaws and remove hex key wrench . The chuck may become loose on spindle and develop Remove the chuck screw by turning it in a clock - a wobble . Also , the chuck screw may become loose wise direction . See Figure 13 . Note : The screw causing the chuck jaws to bind and prevent them from has left hand threads . closing . To tighten , follow these steps : • Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . • Insert hex key wrench into chuck and tighten chuck jaws securely Tap hex key wrench sharply with a mullet in a clockwise direction . This will tighten chuck on the spindle . • Open the chuck jaws and remove hex key Fig . 13 wrench . • Tighten the chuck screw . Note : The chuck screw Insert hex key wrench in chuck and tighten chuck has left hand threads . jaws securely . Tap sharply with a mallet in a counterclockwise direction . This will loosen chuck on the spindle . It can now be unscrewed by hand See Figure 14 . , _ WARNING : When servicing , use only identical Craftsman replacement pads . Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product damage Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts . 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 . , _ 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 Fig . 14 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 injury . 13
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BATTERIES To obtain the longest possible battery life , we suggest the following : Your drill's battery pack is equipped with 7 nickel * • Store and charge your batteries in a cool area . cadmium rechargeable batteries . Length of service from each charging will depend on the type of work Temperatures above normaL room temperature will shorten battery life . you are doing . • Never store batteries in a discharged condition . The batteries in this tool have been designed to provide maximum trouble free life . However , like all Recharge them immediately after they are batteries , they will eventually wear out . Do not discharged . disassemble battery pack and attempt to replace the • All batteries gradually lose their charge . The batteries . Handling of these batteries , especially when higher the temperature the quicker they lose their wearing rings and jewelry , could result in a serious charge . If you store your tool for long periods of burn . time without using it , recharge the batteries every month or two . This practice will prolong battery . To preserve natural resources , BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND please recycle or dispose of PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING properly . _ 1 , WARNING : Upon removal , cover the batteryape . This product contains nickel - pack's terminals with heavy duty adhesive t 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 inlormation 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 . 14
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CRAFTSMAN 3 / 8 in . CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER MODEL NO . 973.111310 tI The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your 3 / 8 in . CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER or when ( ordering repair parts . I SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 9 PARTS LIST KEY PART NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . 1 616476 - 003 Screw ( Special ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 973094 - 001 Chuck ( Item No . _ - 20988 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 970832 - 000 Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4 970833 - 000 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 970355 - 000 Clutch Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 970835 - 000 Clutch Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 97O836 - 0OO Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 970837 - 000 Washer ( Shim ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 967216 - 0O3 Wrist Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 * 9 - 11020 Battery Pack ( Includes Part Number 981862 - 001 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 * 9 - 11018 Battery Charger ( Includes Part Number 981496 - 001 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 981880 - 000 Carrying Case - Not Shown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 972000 - 743 Owner's Manual * Can Be Purchased Thru RSOS ( Retail Special Order System ) • ¢ 15
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In U . S . A . or Canada for in - home major brand repair service : Call 24 hours a day , 7 days a week 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME s _ ' ( 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 ) Para pedir servicio de reparacion a domicilio - 1 - 800 - 676 - 5811 Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi _ ces - 1 - 800 - 469 4663 For the repair or replacement parts you need : Call 6 a . m . - 11 p . m . CST , 7 days a week Parts Direct so 1 - 800 - 366 - PART ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio - 1 - 800 - 659 - 7084 For the location of a Sears Service Center in your area : Call 24 hours a day , 7 days a week 1 - 800 - 488 - 1222 To purchase or inquire about a Sears Maintenance Agreement : Call 7 a . m . - 5 p . m . CST , Monday - Saturday 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655
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Additional Battery and Chargers.
Battery pack (includes part number 981862-001)(... : 9-11020
Battery charger(includes part number 981496-001... : 9-11018
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1616478-003 Screw (special) (standard hardware item - may b...
109-11020 Battery pack (includes part number 981862-001)(...
119-11018 Battery charger(includes part number 981496-001...
12981880-000 Carrying case-not shown
2973094-001 Chuck (item no. 9-20988)
3970832-000 Screw (2)
4970833-000 Washer
5970355-000 Clutch cap
6970835-000 Clutch ring
7970836-000 Spring
8970837-000 Washer (shim as needed)
9967216-003 Wrist strap
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1970863-011 Housing assembly
2970369-000 Bit holder
3977332-000 Switch assembly
4977321-000 Motor with gear train and clutch
5970861-000 Screw (7)
6977322-000 Top plate with level
7971295-000 Screw
8971294-000 Heat sink
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