Craftsman 315.115430 Operator's Manual

1/2 in. 19.2 volt hammer drill
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1/2 in. 19.2 VOLT HAMMER DRILL


Model No.
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Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
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11-21-07 (REV:02)
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  • Page 1: Variable Speed

    BATTERIES AND cHARGERS SOLD SEPARATELy Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: Save this manual for future reference 983000-759 11-21-07 (REV:02)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    If this Craftsman tool fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from date of purchase, RETURN IT TO ANy SEARS STORE OR OTHER cRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPLAcEMENT. If this Craftsman tool is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • Page 3: General Safety Rules

    130279003 the risk of starting the power tool accidentally. 130279005  Store idle power tools out of the reach of children 315.115430 and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power BATTERy PAcK cHARGER tool or these instructions to operate the power tool.
  • Page 4: Specific Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETy RULES nails, screws, or other small metal objects that can  Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly main- make a connection from one terminal to another. tained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less Shorting the battery terminals together may cause likely to bind and are easier to control.
  • Page 5: Symbols

    SyMBOLS Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer. SyMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second)
  • Page 6: Symbols

    If you do not understand the warnings and to your nearest SEARS PARTS AND REPAIR SERVIcE instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use this cENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical product. Call the Craftsman Consumer Helpline at replacement parts. 1-800-932-3188 for assistance. WARNING The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
  • Page 7: Features

    FEATURES PRODUcT SPEcIFIcATIONS Chuck ............1/2 in. Keyless Hammer Speed ......0-5,200/0-18,200 BPM* Motor ..............19.2 V, DC Clutch ..............24 Position Switch ............Variable Speed Torque ..............420 No Load Speed ......0-400/0-1,400 r/min (RPM) *Blows Per Minute TWO-SPEED LEVEL GEAR TRAIN (HI-LO) TORQUE QUICK MODE ADJUSTMENT RING...
  • Page 8: Features

    FEATURES KNOW yOUR HAMMER DRILL KEyLESS cHUcK See Figure 1. The keyless chuck allows you to hand-tighten or release The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the drill bit in the chuck jaws. the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual LEVELS as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting.
  • Page 9: Assembly

    ASSEMBLy UNPAcKING WARNING: Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories not recommended for use This product requires assembly. with this tool. Any such alteration or modification is  Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the misuse and could result in a hazardous condition box.
  • Page 10: Operation

    PACK This product will accept DieHard 19.2 V lithium-ion bat- ® Fig. 3 tery packs and Craftsman 19.2 V nickel-cadmium battery packs. cAUTION: When placing battery pack in the tool, For complete charging instructions, refer to the Operator’s be sure raised rib on battery pack aligns with groove Manual for the battery packs and chargers listed in the inside tool and latches snap into place properly.
  • Page 11 OPERATION FORWARD/REVERSE/cENTER LOcK WARNING: Battery tools are always in operat- See Figure 5. ing condition. Therefore, switch should always be The direction of bit rotation is reversible and is controlled locked when not in use or carrying at your side. by a selector located above the switch trigger.
  • Page 12 OPERATION KEyLESS cHUcK TWO-SPEED GEAR TRAIN See Figure 6. See Figure 7. The drill has a keyless chuck to tighten or release drill bits The drill has a two-speed gear train designed for drilling or in the chuck jaws. Grasp and hold the collar of the chuck driving at LO (1) or HI (2) speeds.
  • Page 13 OPERATION ADJUSTABLE TORqUE cLUTcH BIT STORAGE This product is equipped with an adjustable torque clutch See Figure 9. for driving different types of screws into different mate- When not in use, bits provided with the drill can be placed rials. To use the torque settings, rotate the mode selector in the storage area located on the base of the drill.
  • Page 14 OPERATION INSTALLING BITS WARNING: Make sure to insert the drill bit straight See Figures 10 - 11. into the chuck jaws. Do not insert the drill bit into the  Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of chuck jaws at an angle then tighten, as shown in rotation selector in the center position.
  • Page 15 OPERATION USING THE AUXILIARy HANDLE ASSEMBLy ADJUSTING THE AUXILIARy HANDLE ASSEMBLy See Figures 12 - 13. See Figure 13. An auxiliary handle is packed with the drill for ease of  Loosen the auxiliary handle assembly by turning the operation and to help prevent loss of control. The handle knob counterclockwise.
  • Page 16 OPERATION SELEcTING A DRILLING MODE LEVEL See Figure To adjust for type of drilling, slide the mode selector on the side of the motor housing to hammer mode, screw mode, or drilling mode. Select screw mode for driving screws. Screw mode oper- ates with user adjusted torque.
  • Page 17: Operation

    OPERATION  If the bit jams in the workpiece or if the drill stalls, METAL DRILLING stop the tool immediately. Remove the bit from the For maximum performance, use high speed steel bits for workpiece and determine the reason for jamming. metal or steel drilling.
  • Page 18: Maintenance

    WARNING: GENERAL MAINTENANcE When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most may create a hazard or cause product damage. plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.
  • Page 19: Maintenance

    MAINTENANcE cHUcK REMOVAL MALLET See Figures 17 - 19. The chuck may be removed and replaced by a new one.  Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rota- tion selector in center position.  Insert a 5/16 in. or larger hex key into the chuck of the drill and tighten the chuck jaws securely.
  • Page 20: Exploded View And Parts List

    19.2V cORDLESS HAMMER DRILL - 315.115430 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your HAMMER DRILL or when ordering repair parts. SEE BAcK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUcTIONS...