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Operation - Makita DTW251RMJ Instruction Manual


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Indicating the remaining battery capacity (Fig. 3)
Only for battery cartridges with the indicator
Press the check button on the battery cartridge to indi-
cate the remaining battery capacity. The indicator lamps
light up for few seconds.
Indicator lamps
• Depending on the conditions of use and the ambient
temperature, the indication may differ slightly from the
actual capacity.
Switch action (Fig. 4)
• Before inserting the battery cartridge into the tool,
always check to see that the switch trigger actuates
properly and returns to the "OFF" position when
To start the tool, simply pull the switch trigger. Tool speed
is increased by increasing pressure on the switch trigger.
Release the switch trigger to stop.
Lighting up the front lamp (Fig. 5)
• Do not look in the light or see the source of light
Pull the switch trigger to light up the lamp. The lamp
keeps on lighting while the switch trigger is being pulled.
The light automatically goes out 10 – 15 seconds after
the switch trigger is released.
• Use a dry cloth to wipe the dirt off the lens of lamp. Be
careful not to scratch the lens of lamp, or it may lower
the illumination.
Reversing switch action (Fig. 6)
This tool has a reversing switch to change the direction of
rotation. Depress the reversing switch lever from the A
side for clockwise rotation or from the B side for counter-
clockwise rotation.
When the reversing switch lever is in the neutral position,
the switch trigger cannot be pulled.
75% to 100%
50% to 75%
25% to 50%
0% to 25%
Charge the
The battery may
• Always check the direction of rotation before operation.
• Use the reversing switch only after the tool comes to a
complete stop. Changing the direction of rotation
before the tool stops may damage the tool.
• When not operating the tool, always set the reversing
switch lever to the neutral position.
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the bat-
tery cartridge is removed before carrying out any work
on the tool.
Selecting correct socket
Always use the correct size socket for bolts and nuts. An
incorrect size socket will result in inaccurate and incon-
sistent fastening torque and/or damage to the bolt or nut.
Installing or removing socket (Fig. 7 & 8)
For socket without O-ring and pin
To install the socket, push it onto the anvil of the tool
until it locks into place.
To remove the socket, simply pull it off.
For socket with O-ring and pin
Move the O-ring out of the groove in the socket and
remove the pin from the socket. Fit the socket onto
the anvil of the tool so that the hole in the socket is
aligned with the hole in the anvil. Insert the pin
through the hole in the socket and anvil. Then return
the O-ring to the original position in the socket
groove to retain the pin. To remove the socket, follow
the installation procedures in reverse.
Hook (Fig. 9)
The hook is convenient for temporarily hanging the tool.
This can be installed on either side of the tool.
To install the hook, insert it into a groove in the tool hous-
ing on either side and then secure it with a screw. To
remove, loosen the screw and then take it out.


• Always insert the battery cartridge all the way until it
locks in place. If you can see the red part on the upper
side of the button, it is not locked completely. Insert it
fully until the red part cannot be seen. If not, it may
accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to you or
someone around you.
Hold the tool firmly and place the socket over the bolt or
nut. Turn the tool on and fasten for the proper fastening
time. (Fig. 10)
The proper fastening torque may differ depending upon
the kind or size of the bolt, the material of the workpiece
to be fastened, etc. The relation between fastening
torque and fastening time is shown in Fig. 11 and
Fig. 12.
• Hold the tool pointed straight at the bolt or nut.
• Excessive fastening torque may damage the bolt/nut or
socket. Before starting your job, always perform a test
operation to determine the proper fastening time for
your bolt or nut.
• If the tool is operated continuously until the battery car-
tridge has discharged, allow the tool to rest for 15 min-
utes before proceeding with a fresh battery cartridge.


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