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Operating Your Screwdriver; Automatic Spindle Lock; Pilot Holes - Black & Decker KC9038 Manual

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The charger base is symmetrical and you can mount it
either way up.
Insert a plastic wall plug in the hole and gently tap it
with a hammer to seat it flush with the wall.
insert the second wall plug. Position the charger base
and fit the two mounting screws. When you are
mounting the charger base on a wooden surface, drill
2.5mm pilot holes for the wood screws. Do not use the
wall plugs.


your screwdriver will operate. Release the switch and
your screwdriver will stop. To turn your screwdriver off,
slide the switch to the centre position (no arrows).
Insert a pencil through one
of the two mounting holes
to mark its position. Take
the charger base away
from the wall. Drill a 5.0mm
hole in the wall in the
desired position.
Position the charger base
over the wall plug and fit
one of the wood screws.
Mark the position of the
second hole and remove
the charger base. Drill the
second mounting hole and
The screwdriver bit
supplied with your
screwdriver is double-
ended with a No. 2 Phillips
cross head on one end and
a 5mm slotted end on the
other. You can store the bit
either in the screwdriver or
in one of the storage holes
in the charger base.
To turn your screwdriver
on, in a forward (driving)
position, slide the switch to
the right to align with the
arrow pointing forward.
To operate your
screwdriver in reverse
(removing screws), slide
the switch to the left to
align it with the arrow
pointing down.
Depress the switch and


enables you to give an extra twist to firmly tighten
screws or to loosen extra tight screws.
Note: Some of the larger sizes are difficult to seat fully
in hardwoods due to variables such as grain
irregularity, the moisture content of wood and the
amount of charge of your screwdriver. The automatic
spindle lock feature will help in these situations.
with your screwdriver reaches the preselected setting,
the clutch slips, thereby limiting the tightness of the screw.
Note: The motor of your screwdriver continues to turn
as long as the switch is depressed even though the
spindle stops rotating as the clutch slips. If the clutch
setting is too high for the application, the clutch will not
slip; reduce the clutch setting or you will overtighten
the screw.
To select the required clutch setting, rotate the
adjusting collar clockwise to increase, or
anticlockwise to decrease the clutch setting.
There are 23 possible settings, 6 of which are marked
on the collar. As the adjusting collar is rotated, a click
is heard as the collar locks into the various settings.
As a general rule, the longer the screw, the higher the
clutch setting needed to drive it; the smaller the screw,
the lower the clutch setting required. It is best to start
to screw at a low setting and adjust to higher settings
until the screw is properly seated.


A pilot hole has two purposes; it acts as a guide for the
screw to follow and prevents distortion or splitting of
the wood. You should drill pilot holes to a depth equal
to or greater than the length of the screw you will use.
When working in hardwood, in addition to a pilot hole it
is also necessary to drill a clearance hole. The sizes of
holes necessary are as follows:
With the switch set to any
of its 3 positions, and not
depressed, you can use
your screwdriver as a
conventional non-powered
screwdriver. This feature
Your screwdriver could
have an adjustable clutch
feature. This enables you
to select the most suitable
twisting force for your
screwdriving needs.
When the force applied


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