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Owner's Manual Variable Speed / Reversible 3 / 8 in . CORDLESS DRILELDRIVER Model No . 973.111330 Save this manual for future reference _ , CAUTION : Read and follow all • Safety Safety Rules and Operating In - • Features 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 - 720 6 - OO
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- I _ Wetrardy _ . : _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • i . . Intro _ lu _ ion . ancP [ _ lu , ct Specificet _ Ol . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • RulesFor Safe OperalJon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 5 ImportantSafety RulesFor BatteryTools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 B . ImportantSafety instructionsFor Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . - C , ImportantInformationForRechargingHot Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 • Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 12 • Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 • BatteryPackRemovaland PreperationForRecycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 • ExplodedV ' . , ewandRepelr Pads Llet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 • PartsOrdedngI Ser , . , ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN 3 / 8 In . DRILL - DRIVER If this CRAFTZMRN 3 / 8 in . Drill - Driver fails to give complete setlefactfon within one year from the date of pur - chase , RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED _ rATES , and Sears will repair it , free of charge . If this € IIIIFIIMIIN 3 / 8 in . Ddll - Ddver Is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for only gO days from the date of purchase . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other righte which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman E _ ates , IL 60178 Your drill - driver has many features for making drilling SPECIFICATIONS : operations more pleasant and enjoyable . Safety , Chuck Capacity 3 / 8 in . pedormance and dependability have been given top Motor 10.8 Volt DC pdodty in the design of this drill - ditver making it easy to maintain and operate , Charger Retlng 120 Volts , 60 Hz , AC Only No Load Speed 0 - 600 RPM A CAU'nON : Camfolly read through this entire Switch Variable Speed / Revemibte owner's manual pefom using your new drill - Charge Rate 3 - 5 Houm driver . Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe Clutch 6 Position Operation , Warnings and Cautions . If you use Maximum Torque 100 in . Ibs . your ditli - ditver properly and only for what it is intended , you will enjoy years of safe , ral [ able service .
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ThepurpoosfesafestyymboIsltsoattraycot uarttentitoonpossibdlaengeTrsh , esafestyymboalsn , d theexplanatwiointhtshemd , eseryvoeucrarefautltentiaondnunderstanding . The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger , The Instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper a © old < mt prevention measures . SYMBOL MEANING SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL : , A Indicateswamingor caution . May be usedinconjunctionwithothersymbolsor pictographs . WARNING : Failureto obeya safetywarningcanresultinsedousinjuryto yourselfor to others . & Alwaysfoltowthe safety precautionsto reducethe dskof fire , eldctdcshockandpersonalinjury . CAUllON : Failure to obey a safety warning may result in properly damage or personal injury to & yourself or to others . Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the dsk of tire , electric shock and pemonai 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 tool B attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool . until you have read thoroughly and understand Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for completely all instructions , safety rules , etc . contained in this manual . Failure to comply can example - A circutar saw should never be used for cuffing tree limbs or logs . reautt in accidents involving tire , electdc shock , or serious personal _ nJury . Save owner's manual M WEAR PROPER APPAREL . Do not wear Icose 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 iniury . Rubber this toot . gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended when working outdoors , Wear protective hair READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS covering to contain long hair and keep it from m KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL Read owner's being drawn into nearby air vents , manual carefully . Learn its applications and M 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 M 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 , refdgera - M tot e _ ures . PROTECT YOUR HEARING . Wear headng protectionduringextendedpadedsof operation , B KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas M and benches invite accidents . SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold work . It's safer than using your hand and it frees B AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT , Don _ both bends to operate tool . use power tool in damp or wet locations or DON'T OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and expose to rain . Keep work area waif lit . 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 M safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors MAIN - LAIN TOOLS WiTH CARE . Keep tools contact tool or extension cord . sharp at all times , and clean for best and safest pedormance . Follow instructions for lubr ; coting n STORE IDLE TOOLS . When not in use tools and changing accessories . should be stored in a dry and high or locked - up m REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND place - out of the reach of children . WRENCHES . Form habit of checking to see that B DON'T FORCE TOOL . It willdo thejob better keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from and safer atthe rate forwhichitwas designed . tool before turning it on ,
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) • NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMO - n DO NOT PLACE BATTERY TOOLS OR 1HEIR SPHERE . Normal sparking of the motor could BATTERIES NEAR RRE OR HEAT . They may ignite flammable liquids , gases , or fumes . explode . m DO NOT CHARGE BATTERY TOOL IN A KEEP HANDLES DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE DAMP OR WET LOCATION . FRO • OIL AND GREASE . Always use a clean cloth when cleaning , Never use brake fluids , Your batten / tool should be charged in a location gasoline , petroleum - based products or any where the temperature is more than 5O ° F but strong solvents to clean your tool . less than 100 ° F . • STAY ALERT . Watch what you are doing and m Under extreme usage or temperature conditions , use common sense . DO not operate tool when battery leakage may occur . It 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 should be carefully checked to determine that it with clean water for at least t0 minutes , then seek immediate medical attention . will operate propecly and pedorm its intended function , Check for alignment of moving pads . • 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 impodant safety and operating alcohol , or any medication . instructions for battery charger item number DRILLING OR DRIVING SCREWS INTO 9 - 11070 ( 976790 - 001 ) . ELECTRICAL WIRING IN WALLS , CEILINGS . OR OTHER AREAS CAN CAUSE THE BIT OR • Before using battery charger , read all instructions CHUCK TO BECOME ELECTRICALLY LIVE . and cautionary markings in this manual , on battery charger , and product using battery DO not touch metal parts when d tilling 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 _ 1 . nickeJ - cadmium type recha _ geable batteries . hazards are not in the path of the bit when Other types of batteries may burst causing dhlling into a wall . personal injury and damage . m INSPECT FOR and remove all nails from lumber before drilling . Do notexposechargerto rainor snow . IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES FOR BA'I - rERY 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 . _ oull 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 m YOUR BA'i - FERY TOOL . DO not substitute any stepped on , tnpped over , or otherwise subjected other charger . Use of another charger could to damage or stress . cause batteries to explode causing possible serious injury .
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RULEFSORSAFOEPERAT ( ICOoNntinued ) • AnextorticoonrsdhounMobt eused unless • Do not operate charger ff it has i'l ) c _ Jved a sharp blow . been dropped , or otherwise absolutely necessary . Use of improper extenalon cord could resuh in a risk of fire and damaged in any way ; take It to a qualified servtcettlan . electric shock , if extension cord must be used , mske s . ure : • Do not disassemble charger ; take it to a qualified serviceman when service or rapalr is a . Tnst plrm on plug of extension cord are the required . Incorrect reassembly may result In a same number , size and shape Its those of risk of electric shcck or fire . plug on charger . • To reduce risk of electric sho _ k , unplug charg ( b . That extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical ccad _ on ; and from outlet before attempting any maiotensnc _ or cleaning . Turning off controls will not reduc _ c . That wire size is large enough for AC this risk . ampere rating of charger as specified below : • Do not use charger outdcors . • Disconnect charger from power supply when Cord Length ( Feet ) 25 ' 50 ' 100 ' not in use . Cord Size ( AWG ) 16 16 16 • SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to then Note : AWG = American Wire Gage frequently and use them to instruct others whq may use this tool . If you loan someone this tc , DO NOT OPERATE CHARGER WITH A loan them these instructions also . DAMAGEO CORD OR PLUG , If damaged , have replaced immediately by a qualified sePAceman . 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 BA1TERIES When using your drill - driver continuously , the batteries in your battery pack will become hot . You should let a h _ battery pack coof down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting to recharge . Note : This situation only occurs when continuous use of your drill causes the batteries to beeome hot . It does not occur under normal circumstances . Refer to " CHARGING BATTERY PACK " for normal recharging of betteri ' - _ . If the chsrger does no * _ chsrge your b _ ttenj pack under normal circumstances , rstum both the batten pack and charger to your nearest Sears repair center for electrical check . , _ WARNING : The opera , on of any power toot can resu _ in foreign objects being thrown k _ toyour eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Before beginning power tool operation , always we 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 shidids , avalledio at Sears Retail Stores .
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Thfeollowrinegcommeancdceedssoarreiecusrrently available at Sears Retail Stores , • 6 - Pc . Extra Length Magnite Power Bit Set • High Speed Bits ( For Wood or Metal ) . _ 3 / 4 in . Max . • 30 - Pc . Power Scmwddver / Nutdriver Set and Case • Keyles , s Chuck ( Item No . _ - 20988 ) • 17 - Pc . Power ScrewditvedNutddver Set and Case _ kWARNING : The useof attachmentsor accessoriesnotlistedmightbe hazardous . KNOW YOUR DRILL - DRIVER WRIST STRAP See Figure 1 . See Figure 1 . Before attempting to use any tcof familiarize yourself Awriststrapis providedto reducethe chancesof with all operating features and safety requirements , droppingyourdrill - driver . P _ aceone handthroughthe wriststrapwhen canyingtoot . LEVEL BATrERY PACK KEYI . £ SS CHUCK FORWARDE • REVERS SELECTOR SWITCH TRIGGER REDHT UG BA'ri'ERY CHARGER BA'n'ERYPACK SHOWN _ TOOL CHARGING STAND WRISt'St _ LP 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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• Connect charger to power supply . A WARNING : Alwayswear safetygogglesor safelygla _ es with skle shieldswhenoperating • Place battery pack in charging stand . Align raised tools . Failureto do an couldresultInobjects rib on battery pack with groove in charging stand . beingthrownInto youreyes , resultinginpossible See F / gum 1 . sadous injury . • Press down on battery pack to be sure contacts on battery pack engage propelly with contacts in charging stand . , _ WARNING : Do notallowferniliadty with your drillto make youcarein _ s . Renlemberthat a • When propedy connected , the red light on charging carelessfractionof 8 secondis sufficientto inflict stand will turn on . severeinjury , • Ne _ _ she _ r doesn _ xct _ gebaaerpypck , rctum hatterbyackc . harg _ randa . ndshaft toyour CHARGING BA'rrERY PACK nearest Sears Reppir Center for elec _ ceJ check . • Nter nom _ usage , 3 to 5 hours of _ time is " l _ ebatteryl _ ickfortlgstool hashae _ shlpbad in a req , Jrteodba _ = ychargeAdm . _ rnurcnharg _ erneo _ 5 lowchargecondl _ m to preventpossibleproblems . hours _ sreq _ redtorechargaecompl _ d _ charged Therefore , yo , Jshouldcharge Itat least3 to 5 houm tool . pdorto usa . • The battery pack will become slightly warm to the Note : Batterieswillnot rsashfullchargetha flrcttirne touch while charging . This is normal and does not they arecharged . Allowsaveral cycles ( drilling Indlc _ e a problem . fcllowedby rechargingt ) or thamto bacome fulty charged . • Do not place charger in an area of extreme heat or cold . It will work best at normal room temperature . TO CHARGE • When battades become fully charged , unplug • Chargebatterypack onlywith the chargerand charger from power supply . chargingstandprovided . • Meb sum powor 8upply 18 norms ! houeo voJtage , 120 voR8 , SOHz , AC only .
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SWITCH See Figure 2 , TO tum your drill ON , depress the switch tdgger . To turn it OFF , release the switch trigger . SELECTOR CENTER PosmoN ( LOCK ) SWITCH TRIGGER Fig . 2 VARIABLE SPEED DE HES This tool has a vadable speed switch that delivers higher speed and torque with increased tdgger pressure . Speed is controlled by the amount of switch trigger depression . TO RELEASE Note : You might hear a whistling or ringing noise from BATrlENTPACK Fig . 3 the switch during use . DO not be concerned , this is a • Make sure the latches on each side of your normal part of the switch function . battery pack snap in place and battery pack Is TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK secured in dhll before beginning operation . • Lock switch tdgger on your drill by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . _ CAU'rlON : When placing battery pack in your See Figure 2 . ddll , be sure raised r _ binside ddll aligns with • Place battery pack in your drill , Align raised rib groove on battery pack and latches snap in place inside ddll with groove on battery pack . See properly . Improper assembly of battery pack can cause damage to intema _ components . Figure 3 , TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK • Lock sw _ tchtrigger on your ddll by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . See Figure 2 . • Locate latches on end of battery pack and depress to rsiease battery pack from your drill . See Figure 3 . • Remove battery pack from your drill .
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SWITCLHOCK KEYLESS CHUCK See Figure 4 . See Figure 5 . The switch thgger can be locked in the OFF position . Your new drifthas a keyless chuck . As the name implies , This feature can be used to prevent the possibility of you can hand tighten or release drill bits in the chuck accidental starting when not in use . To lock switch jaws . Grasp and hold the collar of the chuck with one trigger , place the direction of rotation selector in hand . Rotate the chuck body with your other hand . The center position . arrows on the chuck indicate which direction to rotate the chuck body in order to LOCK ( tighten ) or UNLOCK SELECTOR ( release ) the drill bit . CHUCK BODY ( RELEASE ) DRILL BIT CENTER POSITION ) Loc . , / _ _ / / - , , 4 , - , FORWARD / _ SWITCH TRIGGER Fig . 4 REVERSIBLE LOCK CHUCK See F / gum 4 . ( TIGHTEN ) COLLAR This tool has the feature of being reversible . The Fig . 5 direction of rotation is controlled by a selector located above the switch trigger . With the drift held in normal _ 1 WARNING : Do not hold chuck body with one operating position , the direction of rotation selector hand and use power of the driit to tighten chuck should be positioned to the left of the switch for jaws on drill bits . Chuck body could slip ir _ your ddllthg . The ddlling direction is reversed when the hand or your hand could sfip and come in contact selector is to the right of the switch . When the selector with rotating drift bit . This could cause an is in center position , the switch trigger is locked . accident resulting in sehous personal injury . To stop , release switch trigger and allow the chuck to come to a complete stop . _ k WARNING : Battee / tools are always in operating condition . Therefore , switch should always be locked when not in use or carrying at your side .
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INSTALLBINITGS REMOVING BITS See Figure 6 . See Figure 6 . • Lock the SWitChtrigger by placing the direction of • Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position , See Figure 2 . rotation selector in center position . See Figure 2 . • Open or clor , e chuck jaws to a point where the • Loosen the chuck jaws from dnll bit . opening is sligh _ y larger than the bit size you intend • To loosen : grasp and ho _ dthe collar of the chuck to use , Also , raise the front of your drill slightly to with one hand , while rotating chuck body with y _ Jr keep the bit from fol _ ing out of the chuck jaws . other hand , Note : Rotate chuck body in the • Insert drill bit into chuck the full length of the jaws direction of the arrow marked UNLOCK to loosen as shown in Figure 6 . chuck jaws . • DO not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the CHUCKJAWS CHUCKBODY chuck jaws . • Remove ddl ] bit from chuck jaws . ADJUSTABLE TORQUE CLUTCH Your dhll is equipped with an adjustable torque clutch for driving different types of screws into different matehels . The proper setting depends on the type of matorlal and the size of screw you are using . DRILL BIT TO ADJUST TORQUE • Identify the six torque indicator settings located on CHUCK COLLAR the front of your ddll . See Figure 8 . • Rotate eqjusting dng to the desired seffing . RIGHT Fig . 6 1 For driving small screws . 2 For driving screws into soft material . • 11ghtothnechucjkawsonddlbl it . 3 For driving screws into soft and herd • TOtighten the chuck jaws on ddll bit ; grasp and matohels . hold the collar of the chuck with one hand , while 4 For ddving screws In hard wood . rotating the chuck body with your other hand . 5 For driving large screws . Note : Rotate the chuck body io the direction of • , 1 ! 1 Forheavyddlling . the arrow marked LOCK to tighten chuck jaws . • Do not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the TODECREASE , U ) JIJ $ 11NG chuck jaws . TO _ OUE RING _ k WARNING : Do not insert drill bit into check jaws and tighten as shown infigure 7 . This could cause dnll bit to he thrown from ditlLresulting in possible serious personal injury or damage to the chuck . TORQUE TO INCREASE Fig . 7 10
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Move the drill bit into the workpiece applying only _ WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating enough pressure to keep the bit cutting . DO not force or apply side pressure to elongate a hole . tools . Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes , resulting in possible sedous injury , _ L WARNING : Be prepared for binding or bit breakthrough . When these situations occur , drill DRILLING has a tendency to grab and kick opposite to the direction of rotation and could cause loss of See Figure 9 . control when breaking through material . If not prepared , this loss of control can result in possible serious injury . When drilling metals , use a light oil on toe drill bit to keep it from overheating . The oil will prolong the life of the bR and increase the drilling action . If the bit jams in workp , iece or it the drill stalls , release switch trigger immediately . Remove the bit from the workpiece and determine the reason for jamming . LEVEL DRILLING See Figure 10 . A convenient feature provided with your dritl is a level It is recessed in the motor housing on top of your drill . It can be used to keep drill bit level during drilling operations . Whenddllinghardsmoothsurfacesuse a center punchto markdesiredhole location . Thiswillprevent the drillbitfrom slippingoffcenter as the hole is started . However , the lowspeedfeatureallows startingholeswithoutcenter punchingifdesired . To accomplishthis , simplyoperateyourddllat a low speeduntilthe hole is started . The mater _ l to bedrilled shouldbe secured ina vise or with clampsto keep itfrom tumlogas the dditbit rotates . Holdtoolfirmlyandplace the bit atthe pointto be drilled . Depressthe switchtriggertostarttool Fig . 10 11
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CHUCRKEMOVAL • Insert allen wrench in chuck and tighten chuck jaws securely . Tap sharply with a mallet in a See Figures 11 , 12 , and 13 . counterclockwise direction . This will loosen chuck The chuck must be removed in order to use some on the spindle , n can now be unscrewed by hand . accessodes . To remove : See Figure 13 . • Lock the switch tdgger by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position , • Insert a5 / 16inchorlargerallenwmnch ( haxkey wrench ) intc the chuck of your drill and tighten tha chuck jaws securely . • Tap the a , an wretch sharply with a mallet in a c _ ockwise direction . See Figure 11 . This will loosen the screw in the chuck for easy removal MALLET KETLESS CHUCK Fig , 13 TO RETIGHTEN A LOOSE CHUCK The chuck may become loose on spindle and develop a wobble . Also , the chuck screw may become loose causing the chuck jaws to bind and prevent them from closing . To tighten , follow these steps : ALLEN • Lock the switch tdgger by placing the direction of WRENCH rotetion selector in center position . Fig . 11 • Insert allen wrench into chuck and tighten chuck • Open chuck jaws and remove allen wrench . jaws securely , Tap allen wrench sharply with a Remove the chuck screw by turning d in a clock - mallet in a clockwise direction , This will tighten wise direction . See Figure 12 , Note : The screw chuck on the spindle , has loft hand threads , • Open the chuck jaws and remove allen wrench . • " Rghten the chuck screw , Note : The chuck screw has left hand threads . Fig . 12 12
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Only the parts shown on pads list , page fifteen , are A WARNING : Whenservicing , useonlyidentical intended to be repaired or reptaced by the customer , Craftsmanreqtacementparts . Use of anyother All other parts should be replaced by a qualified pertmay createa hazardor cause product se n . ' ice technician at an authorized service facility . damage , Avoid using solvents when cJeantng plastic parts . _ WARNING : Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessopes not recommended for use Most plastics are susceptible to darnege from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged w _ h this tool . Any such alteration or modification is misuse and could result in a hazardous by their use . Use clean cloths to remove dirt , dust , oil , grease , etc . COndition leading to possible sedous personal injury . _ WARNING : Do not at any time let brake fluids , Do not abuse power tools . Abusive practices can gasoline , petroleum - based products , penetrating damage tool as well as workplace . oils , etc . come in contact with plastic parts . They contain chemicals that can damnge , weaken or destroy plastic . BATTERIES To obtain the longest possible battery life , we suggest the following : Your ddit's pettei'y peck is equipped with 9 nickst - • Store and charge your batteries in a cool area , cadmium rechergeable bettedes . Length of service Temperatures above normal room temperature from each charging wilt depend on the type of work will shorten battery life , you are po _ ng . • Never store batteries in a dischergeq condition , The batteries in this too4have been designed to Recharge them immediately after they are provide maximum trouble free life . However , like ait discharged . batteries , they will eventually wear out . Do not disassemble battary pec _ and attempt to reqtaca the • All hettbaes gradually lose thstr charge . The pettedee . HandUng of these hettades , especially when higher the temperature the quicker they _ their wearing dnge and jewelry , could resuR in a serious charge . If you store your tool for idng periods of bum . time without using it , recharge the batteries every month or two . This practice will protorig battery life . BAI " I'ERY PACK REMOVAL AND recycta o _ dispose of properly . PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING This product contains nickel - cadmium batteries . Lecal , state or _ _ WARNING : Upon removal , cover the battery _ o pfe _ tve rmtur _ reeources , pid me federal laws may prohibit disposal of pack's terminals with heavy duty adhesive tape . nickel - cadmium battehes in ordinary Do not attempt to destroy or disassemble battery trash . peck or remove any of its components . Nickel - Consult your local waste authority for information cadmium better ; as must be recycled or disposed regarding available recy _ ing and / or disposal options . of properly . Also , never touch both terminals with metal objects and / or body parts as short circuit may result . Keep away from children . Failure to comply with these wamings could result in fire and / orseridus injury . 13
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CRAFTSMAN 3 / 8 In . CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER - MODEL NO . 973.111330 number inall correspondence regarding your 3 / 8 in . CORDLESS DRILL - DRIVER or when ordering [ The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing . Always mention the model J repair pads . SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS 2 \ 4 PARTS LIST Key Part NO . Number Description Quart . 1 616478 - OO3 Screw ( Speoial ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 973094 - 001 Chuck ( Item No . _ o20988 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 • 9 - 11015 Battery Pack ( Includes Pa , tt No . 981482 - 001 ) . . . . . . . . . 1 4 * _ - 11070 Charger w / Charging Stand ( Includes Part No . 976790 - 001 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 977385 - 001 Carrying Case - Not Shown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 972000 - 720 Owner's Manual • Can Be Purchased Thru RSOS ( Retail Special Order System ) 18
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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 _ " ( 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 ) Para pedir serviciode reparacibn 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 _ 1 - 800 - 366 - PART ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicUio - 1 - 800 - 659 - 7084 For the location of a Sears Service Center in your area : Call 24 hoursa 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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