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Craftsman 315.115470 Operator's Manual

3/8 in., 14.4 volt cordless drill-driver variable speed/reversible
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Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 USA
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  • Page 1 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 983000-843 9-05...
  • Page 2 OUTLET IN THE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPAIR. If this Craftsman tool 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.
  • Page 3 WARNINGX Read all instructions. Failure to follow all shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appro- priate conditions will reduce personal injuries. instructions listed below may result in electric shock, [] Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in fire and/or serious injury.
  • Page 4 Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., Shorting the battery terminals together may cause in accordance with these instructions and in the burns or a fire. manner intended for the particular type of power Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected tool, taking into account the working conditions from the battery, avoid contact, if contact...
  • Page 5 [] An extension cord should not be used unless WARNINGX READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension cord INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If listed below, may result in electric shock, fire extension cord must be used, make sure: and/or serious personal injury.
  • Page 6 Some ofthefollowing symbols maybeusedonthistool.Please s tudy themandlearn theirmeaning. Proper i nterpretation ofthesesymbols willallowyouto operate thetoolbetter andsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIG NATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time "L, Alternating Current Type of current .-'= Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current...
  • Page 7 Thefollowing signal w ordsandmeanings a reintended to explain the levels ofriskassociated withthis product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will DANGER: result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could WARNING: result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 8 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Clutch ..............24 Position Chuck ............3/8 in. Keyless Motor .............. 14.4 Volt DC Torque ..............300 Switch ......VSR (Variable Speed Reversible) Charger Input ........120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Gear Train .............. 2 Speed Charge Rate .............
  • Page 9: Know Your Drill-Driver

    KNOW YOUR DRILL-DRIVER KEYLESS CHUCK See Figure 1. The keyless chuck allows you to hand tighten or release Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself the drill bit in the chuck jaws. with all operating features and safety rules. LED WORKLIGHT AUTO LOCK SELECTOR...
  • Page 10 CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the to make you careless. Remember that a careless green LED on charger will come on. Allow battery pack to fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious reach normal temperature, then the red LED will come on.
  • Page 11 CHARGINGA HOTBATTERYPACK TO iNSTALL BATTERY PACK See Figure 3. Whenusing thetoolcontinuously, thebatteries inthe battery packwillbecome hot.Youshould let a hot battery [] Lock switch trigger on the drill by placing the direction pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before of rotation selector in center position. attempting to recharge.
  • Page 12 To stop the drill, release the switch trigger and allow the _1_ WARNING:Battery toolsarealways inoperating chuck to come to a complete stop. condition. Therefore, switchshouldalways belocked NOTE: The drill will not run unless the direction of rotation whennotinuseor carrying atyourside. selector is pushed fully to the left or right.
  • Page 13 AUTO LOCKCHUCK TWO-SPEED GEAR TRAIN See Figure 7. See Figure 6. The drift has a two-speed gear train designed for drilling or Bits can be changed quickly using the auto lock chuck driving at LO (t) or Hi (2) speeds. A slide switch is located feature.
  • Page 14 ADJUSTABLE LED WORKLIGHT TORQUE CLUTCH See Figure 9. This product is equipped with an adjustable torque clutch for driving different types of screws into different The LED worklight on the foot of the drill will come on materials. The proper setting depends on the type of ma- when the switch trigger is depressed.
  • Page 15 INSTALLING AND REMOVING BITS Fully depress the switch trigger to tighten the chuck jaws on the drill bit. There are two methods for installing and removing bits. You can choose the auto lock feature to quickly open and NOTE: You will hear a ratcheting sound when the jaws close the chuck jaws, or you can use the keyless chuck.
  • Page 16 INSTALLING BITS USING THE KEYLESS CHUCK See Figures 13- 14. [] Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation selector in the center position. [] Turn the auto lock selector to drill mode. [] Open or close the chuck jaws to a point where the opening is slightly larger than the bit size you intend to use.
  • Page 17 _lk WARNING:Makesurethechuckjawsaresecurely WARNING: Be prepared for binding at bit tightened onthedrillbit before changing theauto breakthrough. When these situations occur, drill has lockselector f romautolockmodeto drillmode. a tendency to grab and kick opposite to the direction of rotation and could cause loss of control when DRILLING breaking through material.
  • Page 18: General Maintenance

    WARNING:Whenservicing, useonlyidentical GENERAL MAINTENANCE Craftsman r eplacement parts.Useofanyotherpart Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most maycreatea hazard or cause productdamage. plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. WARNING:Always wearsafetygoggles or safety Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
  • Page 19: Chuck Removal

    CHUCK REMOVAL Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the See Figures 17 - 19. chuck jaws securely. Tap sharply with a mallet in a counterclockwise direction. This will loosen the chuck The chuck may be removed and replaced by a new one. on the spindle.
  • Page 20 CRAFTSMAN 14.4 VOLT CORDLESS DRILL MODEL NO. 315.115470 model_number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your CORDLESS DRILL-DRIVER or when ordering repair parts. BACK PAGE PARTS...