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This is a Craftsman 3/8 inch 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill Driver Model Number: 973.114120. See the Chart Below to determine what batteries, chargers and other tools that will work with this drill. Thanks!

Features / Specifications

Chuck Capacity: 3/8 in.
Motor: 7.2 Volt DC
Charger Rating: 120 Volts, 60 Hz, AC Only
No Load Speed: 300 / 500 RPM
Switch: Two Speed / Reversible
Charge Rate: 3-6 Hours
Maximum Torque: 90 in. Ibs.


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Operator's Manual II : RRFTSMRN I 3 / 8 in . , 7.2 VOLT CORDLESS DRILL Two Speed / Reversible Model No . 973.114120 Save this manual for future reference • Safety _ , CAUTION : Read and follow all 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 . , 3333 Beverly Rd . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page : www . sears . com / craftsman ® 983000 - 007 2 - 02
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• Table Of Contents and 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 • Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Accessories and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 • Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 12 • Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 • Battery Pack Removal and Preparation For Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 • Exploded View and Repair Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 • Parts Ordering / Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN 3 / 8 in . CORDLESS DRILL if this £ RIII : TSMIIN 3 / 8 in . Cordless Drill fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase , RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES , and Sears will replace it , free of charge . If this I : RRFTSMIIH 3 / 8 in . Cordless Drill 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 . 817 WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS : Your drill 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 7.2 Volt DC priority in the design of this drill making it easy to Charger Rating 120 Volts , 60 Hz , AC Only maintain and operate . 300 / 500 RPM No Load Speed _ k CAUTION : Carefully read through this entire Switch Two Speed / Reversible owner's manual before using your new drill . Pay 3 - 6 Hours Charge Rate close attention to the Rules For Safe Operation , 90 in . Ibs . Warnings and Cautions . If you use your drill Maximum Torque properly and only for what it is intended , you will enjoy years of safe , reliable service . SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product . Read the operator's manual for complete safety , assembly , operating and maintenance , and repair information . MEANING Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations . 2
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SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold , _ WARNING : Do not attempt to operate this tool work . It's safer than using your hand and it frees until you have read thoroughly and understand both hands to operate tool . completely all instructions , safety rules , etc . contained in this manual . Failure to comply can DON'T OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and result in accidents involving fire , electric shock , balance at all times . Do not use on a ladder or or serious personal injury . Save operator's unstable support . manual and review frequently for continuing safe MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools operation , and instructing others who may use sharp at all times , and clean for best and safest this tool . performance . Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories . READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL . Read owner's WRENCHES . Form habit of checking to see that manual carefully . Learn its applications and keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from limitations as well as the specific potential tool before turning it on . hazards related to this tool . NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMO - GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by SPHERE . Normal sparking of the motor could preventing body contact with grounded surfaces . ignite flammable liquids , gases , or fumes . For example : Pipes , radiators , ranges , refrigera - tor enclosures . KEEP HANDLES DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE FROM OIL AND GREASE . Always use a clean KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas cloth when cleaning . Never use brake fluids , and benches invite accidents . gasoline , petroleum - based products or any AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . Don't strong solvents to clean your tool . use power tool in damp or wet locations or STAY ALERT . Watch what you are doing and expose to rain . Keep work area well lit . use common sense . Do not operate tool when KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY . All you are tired . Do not rush . visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Before further use safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors of the tool , a guard or other part that is damaged contact tool or extension cord . should be carefully checked to determine that it STORE IDLE TOOLS . When not in use tools will operate properly and perform its intended should be stored in a dry and high or locked - up function . Check for alignment of moving parts , place - out of the reach of children . binding of moving parts , breakage of parts , DON'T FORCE TOOL . It will do the job better mounting , and any other conditions that may and safer at the rate for which it was designed . affect its operation . A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or USE RIGHT TOOL . Don't force small toot or replaced by an authorized service center unless attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool . indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual . Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT example - A circular saw should never be used TURN IT ON AND OFF . Have defective switches for cutting tree limbs or logs . replaced by an authorized service center . WEAR PROPER APPAREL . Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's DRUGS , ALCOHOL , MEDICATION . Do not moving parts and cause personal injury . Rubber operate tool while under the influence of drugs , gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended alcohol , or any medication . when working outdoors . Wear protective hair DRILLING OR DRIVING SCREWS INTO covering to contain long hair and keep it from ELECTRICAL WIRING IN WALLS , CEILINGS , being drawn into nearby air vents . OR OTHER AREAS CAN CAUSE THE BIT OR CHUCK TO BECOME ELECTRICALLY LIVE , ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES . Everyday eyeglasses have only impact - resistant lenses ; Do not touch metal parts when drilling into a wall ; they are NOT safety glasses . grasp only the insulated handle ( s ) or plastic housing when using this tool . Make sure hidden PROTECT YOUR LUNGS . Wear a face mask or electrical wiring , water pipes , and mechanical dust mask if operation is dusty . hazards are not in the path of the bit when PROTECT YOUR HEARING . Wear hearing drilling into a wall . protection during extended periods of operation . INSPECT FOR and remove all nails from lumber before drilling . 3
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES FOR BATTERY Do not expose charger to rain or snow . TOOLS Use of an attachment not recommended or sold Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an by the battery charger manufacturer may result electrical outlet ; therefore , they are always in in a risk of fire , electric shock , or injury to operating condition . Be aware of possible persons . hazards when not using your battery tool or To reduce risk of damage to charger body and when changing accessories . cord , pull by charger body rather than cord when • USE ONLY THE CHARGER PROVIDED WITH disconnecting charger . YOUR BATTERY TOOL . Do not substitute any Make sure cord is located so that it will not be other charger . Use of another charger could stepped on , tripped over , or otherwise subjected cause batteries to explode causing possible to damage or stress . serious injury . An extension cord should not be used unless • DO NOT PLACE BATTERY TOOLS OR THEIR absolutely necessary . Use of improper BATTERIES NEAR FIRE OR HEAT . They may extension cord could result in a risk of fire and explode . electric shock . If extension cord must be used , • DO NOT CHARGE BATTERY TOOL IN A make sure : DAMP OR WET LOCATION . a . That pins on plug of extension cord are the same number , size and shape as those of • Your battery tool should be charged in a location plug on charger . where the temperature is more than 50 ° F but less than 100 ° F . b . That extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition ; and Under extreme usage or temperature conditions , c . That wire size is large enough for AC battery leakage may occur . If liquid comes in ampere rating of charger as specified contact with your skin , wash immediately with below : soap and water , then neutralize with lemon juice Cord Length ( Feet ) 25 ' 50 ' 100 ' or vinegar . If liquid gets in your eyes , flush them with clean water for at least 10 minutes , then Cord Size ( AWG ) 16 16 16 seek immediate medical attention . Note : AWG = American Wire Gage If carrying your battery tool at your side , make DO NOT OPERATE CHARGER WITH A sure it is not running and your finger is not on the DAMAGED CORD OR PLUG . if damaged , switch . Avoid accidental starting . have replaced immediately by a qualified serviceman . SECURE WORK before applying power . NEVER hold workpiece in your hand or across your legs . Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow , been dropped , or otherwise WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL damaged in any way ; take it to a qualified CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS . serviceman . IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR Do not disassemble charger ; take it to a CHARGER qualified serviceman when service or repair is required . Incorrect reassembly may result in a SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . This manual risk of electric shock or fire . contains important safety and operating To reduce risk of electric shock , unplug charger instructions for battery charger item number from outlet before attempting any maintenance 9 11018 ( 981496 - 001 ) . or cleaning . Turning off controls will not reduce Before using battery charger , read all instructions this risk . and cautionary markings in this manual , on • Do not use charger outdoors . battery charger , and product using battery • Disconnect charger from power supply when charger . not in use . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them , _ WARNING : To reduce risk of injury , charge only frequently and use them to instruct others who nickel - cadmium type rechargeable batteries . may use this tool . If you loan someone this tool , Other types of batteries may burst causing loan them these instructions also . personal injury and damage .
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) _ , WARNING : Some dust created by power sanding , sawing , grinding , drilling , and other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . Some examples of these chemicals are : • lead from lead - based paints , • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products , and • arsenic and chromium from chemically - treated lumber . Your risk from these exposures varies , depending on how often you do this type of work . To reduce your exposure to these chemicals : work in a well ventilated area , and work with approved safety equipment , such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles . , _ Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It means attention ! fl Your safety is involved . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS _ 1 , 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 . Always wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87 . 1 . IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARGING HOT BATTERIES When using your drill 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 BATTERY 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 . 5
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Important : Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool . Please study them and learn their meaning . Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer . SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION / EXPLANATION V Volts Voltage Current A Amperes Hertz Frequency ( cycles per second ) Hz Time min Minutes " L , Type or a characteristic of current Alternating Current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current Rotational speed , at no load no No Load Speed Revolutions , strokes , . . . / min Revolutions or Reciprocation Per Minute surface speed , orbits etc . per minute Indicates danger , warning or caution . , _ Safety Alert Symbol It means attention ! H Your safety is involved . 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 Indicates danger , warning , or caution . May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs . DANGER : Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to A others . Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock and personal injury . WARNING : Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to yourself or to A others . 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 A 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 . 6
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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 _ 1 WARNING : The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous . WRIST STRAP KNOW YOUR DRILL Gee 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 . Place one hand through the wrist strap when carrying tool . BATTERY CHARGER CHUCK LEVEL SWITCH TRIGGER WRISTSTRAP INPUTJACK Fig . 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 . 7
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• Do not operate the tool while it is connected to the , _ WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or charger . The driving ability will not increase . safety glasses with side shields when operating tools . Failure to do so could result in objects • Do not place charger in an area of extreme heat or being thrown into your eyes , resulting in possible cold . It will work best at normal room temperature . serious injury . • When batteries become fully charged , unplug charger from power supply and disconnect it from battery pack . , _ WARNING : Do not allow familiarity with your SWITCH drill to make you careless . Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict See Figure2 severe injury . To turn your drill ON , depress the switch trigger . To turn it OFF , release the switch trigger . CHARGING BA'n'ERY PACK SELECTOR The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a low charge condition to prevent possible problems . Therefore , you should charge it overnight 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 • Charge battery pack only with the charger provided . CENTERPOSITION • Make sure power supply is normal house ( LOCK ) SWITCH voltage , 120 volts , 60 Hz , AC only . TRIGGER • Connect charger to battery pack by inserting Fig . 2 charger plug into input jack . As shown in Figure 1 , TWO SPEED input jack is located on the back side of battery pack . Your drill has a two speed feature in the switch . Depress the switch trigger halfway for driving screws • Note : Battery pack can remain on your drill or be removed while charging . When battery pack is out at low speed . Depress the switch trigger all the way of the drill , be careful not to touch both terminals for normal drilling . Release the switch trigger to turn drill off . with a metal object . Touching both terminals with a metal object will short out the battery pack . SWITCH LOCK • Connect charger to power supply . See Figure2 . • The charge indicator light ( LED ) , located on the The switch trigger can be locked in the OFF position . battery pack , will light up and glow when the This feature can be used to prevent the possibility of charger is properly connected to power supply . accidental starting when not in use . To lock switch This light indicates the charger is operating trigger , place the direction of rotation selector in properly . It will remain on until charger is center position . disconnected from power supply . The light only glows while your tool is charging , not during use . , _ WARNING : Battery tools are always inshould • After normal usage , 3 hours or less of charging operating condition . Therefore , switch time is required to recharge battery pack . To always be locked when not in use or carrying at recharge a completely discharged battery pack , 6 your side . hours or longer is required to fully recharge battery pack . • The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch while charging . This is normal and does not indicate a problem .
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REVERSIBLE , _ WARNING : Do not hold chuck body with one hand and use power of the drill to tighten chuck See Figure3 . jaws on drill bits . Chuck body could slip in your This tool has the feature of being reversible . The hand or your hand could slip and come in contact direction of rotation is controlled by a selector located with rotating drill bit . This could cause an above the switch trigger . With the drill held in normal accident resulting in serious personal injury . operating position , the direction of rotation selector should be positioned to the left of the switch for TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK drilling . The drilling direction is reversed when the • Lock switch trigger on your drill by placing the selector is to the right of the switch . When the selector direction of rotation selector in center position . is in center position , the switch trigger is locked , See Figure2 , • PlacebatterypackinyourdrilAll . ignraisedrib _ 1 CAUTION : To prevent gear damage , always allow chuck to come to a complete stop before insidedrilwlithgrooveon batterypack . changing the direction of rotation . See Figure5 , To stop , release switch trigger and allow the chuck to come to a complete stop . SELECTOR REVERSE BATTERY PACK LATCHES CENTERPOSITION f ( LOCK ) FORWARD SWITCHTRIGGER Fig . 3 DEPRESSLATCHES KEYLESS CHUCK TO RELEASE BATTERYPACK See Figure4 . Fig . 5 Your drill has a keyless chuck . As the name implies , you • Make sure the latches on each side of your can hand tighten or release drill bits in the chuck jaws . battery pack snap in place and battery pack is Grasp and hold the collar of the chuck with one hand . secured in drill before beginning operation . Rotate the chuck body with your other hand . The arrows on the chuck indicate which direction to rotate the chuck , _ CAUTION : When placing battery pack in your body in order to LOCK ( tighten ) or UNLOCK ( release ) drill , be sure raised rib inside drill aligns with the drill bit . groove on battery pack and latches snap in place properly . Improper assembly of battery pack can UNLOCK CHUCKBODY cause damage to internal components . DRILLBIT ( RELEASE ) TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK • Lock switch trigger on your drill by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . See Figure2 . • Locatelatcheson end ofbatterypack and depresstoreleasebatterypackfromyourdrill . See Figure5 • Remove batterypackfromyourdrill . LOCK ( TIGHTEN ) CHUCK COLLAR Fig . 4
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INSTALLING BITS _ lb WARNING : Do not insert drill bit into chuck jaws and tighten as shown in Figure 7 . This could cause See _ gure 6 . drill bit to be thrown from drill resulting in possible • Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of serious personal injury or damage to the chuck . rotation selector in center position . See Figure2 . . • Open or close chuck jaws to a point where the 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 . CHUCKBODY CHUCKJAWS WRONG Fig . 7 DRILLBIT REMOVING BITS See Figure 6 . CHUCKCOLLAR • Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . See Figure 2 . RIGHT Fig . 6 • Loosen the chuck jaws from drill bit . • To loosen : grasp and hold the collar of the chuck • Tighten the chuck jaws on drill bit . with one hand , while rotating chuck body with your • To tighten the chuck jaws on drill bit ; grasp and other hand . hold the collar of the chuck with one hand , while Note : Rotate chuck body in the direction of the rotating the chuck body with your other hand . arrow marked UNLOCK to loosen chuck jaws . Note : Rotate the chuck body in the direction of • Do not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the the arrow marked LOCK to tighten chuck jaws . chuck jaws . • Do not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the • Remove drill bit from chuck jaws . chuck jaws . 10
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, _ WARNING : Be prepared for binding or bit _ 1 = WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or breakthrough . When these situations occur , drill safety glasses with side shields when operating has a tendency to grab and kick opposite to the tools . Failure to do so could result in objects direction of rotation and could cause loss of being thrown into your eyes , resulting in possible control when breaking through material . If not serious injury . prepared , this loss of control can result in DRILLING possible serious injury . See Figure 8 When drilling metals , use a light oil on the drill bit to keep it from overheating . The oil will prolong the life of 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 . LEVEL DRILLING See Figure 0 . A convenient feature provided with your drill is a level . It is recessed in the motor housing on top of your drill . It can be used to keep drill bits level during drilling operations . LEVEL Fig . 8 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 . The material to be drilled should be secured in a vise or with clamps to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates . Hold tool firmly and place the bit at the point to be 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 . 11
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CHUCK REMOVAL Insert hex key in chuck and tighten chuck jaws securely . Tap sharply with a mallet in a counter - Gee Figures 10 , I 1 , and 12 . clockwise direction . This will loosen chuck on the The chuck must be removed in order to use some spindle . It can now be unscrewed by hand . See accessories . To remove : Figure 12 . • Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation selector in center position . See Figure 2 • Insert a 5 / 16 inch or larger hex key into the chuck of your drill and tightenthe chuck jaws securely . • Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in a clock - wise direction . See Figure 10 . This will loosen the screw in the chuck for easy removal . LET MALLET KEYLESS CHUCK Fig . 12 TO RETIGHTEN A LOOSE CHUCK Periodically check chuck screw for tightness . A loose chuck screw may cause the chuck jaws to bind and CHUCKJAWS prevent them from closing . To tighten , follow these steps : HEXKEY • Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of Fig . 10 rotation selector in center position . See Figure2 . • Open the chuck jaws . • Open chuck jaws and remove hex key . Remove • Insert hex key into chuck and tighten chuck jaws the chuck screw by turning it in a clockwise securely . Tap hex key sharply with a mallet in a direction . Gee Figure l f . clockwise direction . This will tighten chuck on the Note : The screw has left hand threads . spindle . • Open the chuck jaws and remove hex key . • Tighten the chuck screw . Note : The chuck screw has left hand threads . SCREWDRIVER Fig . 11 12
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Only the parts shown on parts list , page 15 , are _ k WARNING : When servicing , use only identical intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer . Craftsman replacement parts . Use of any other All other parts should be replaced at a Sears Service part may create a hazard or cause product Center . damage . Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts . Most , _ WARNING : Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories not recommended for use plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their with this tool . Any such alteration or modification is misuse and could result in a hazardous use . Use clean cloths to remove dirt , dust , oil , grease , etc . condition leading to possible serious personal injury . _ L 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 workpiece . oils , etc . come in contact with plastic parts . They contain chemicals that can damage , weaken or destroy plastic . BATTERIES To obtain the longest possible battery life , we suggest the following : Your drill's battery pack is equipped with 6 nickel - • Store and charge your batteries in a cool area . cadmium rechargeable batteries . Length of service Temperatures above normal room temperature from each charging will depend on the type of work will shorten battery life . you are doing . • Never store batteries in a discharged condition . The batteries in this tool have been designed to Recharge them immediately after they are provide maximum trouble free life . However , like all discharged . batteries , they will eventually wear out . Do not 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 life . BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND PREPARATION To preserve natural resources , please FOR RECYCLING recycle or dispose of properly . This product contains nickel - cadmium batteries . Local , state or _ i = WARNING : Upon removal , cover the battery pack's terminals with heavy duty adhesive tape . federal laws may prohibit disposal of Do not attempt to destroy or disassemble battery nickel - cadmium batteries in ordinary pack or remove any of its components . Nickel - trash . cadmium batteries must be recycled or disposed Consult your local waste authority for information of properly . Also , never touch both terminals with regarding available recycling and / or disposal options . metal objects and / or body parts as short circuit 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 3 / 8 INCH , 7.2 VOLT CORDLESS DRILL - MODEL NO . 973.114120 _ - - 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 . , 7.2 VOLT CORDLESS DRILL or when I • I ordering repair parts . SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS 2 1 3 PARTS LIST Key Part No . Number Description Quan . 1 616478 - 003 Screw ( Special ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 6903101 Chuck ( Item No . 9 20988 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 * Item No . 9 11014 Battery Pack ( 981440 - 001 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 * Item No . 9 11018 Battery Charger ( 981496 - 001 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 3028167 Carrying Case - Not Shown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 983000 - 007 Operator's Manual * Can Be Purchased Thru RSOS ( Retail Special Order System ) 15
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