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Craftsman 315.115440 Operator's Manual

1/2 in., 19,2 volt cordless drill-driver variable speed/reversible
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To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator's manual before using this
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 USA
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4-21-06 (REV:01)



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  • Page 1 SOLD SEPARATELY operator's manual before using this product. Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: 983000-852 Save this manual for future reference 4-21-06 (REV:01)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    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. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
  • Page 3 PERSONAL SAFETY WARNING! Read all instructions. Failure to follow [] Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use all instructions listed below may result in electric common sense when operating a power too[. Do shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term "power not use a power too[ while you are tired or under tool"...
  • Page 4 [] Store idle power tools out of the reach of children [] Use power tools only with specifically designated and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. create a risk of injury and fire.
  • Page 5 Use auxiliary handles supplied with the tool. Loss of [] Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet control can cause personal injury. location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock. [] Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation...
  • Page 6 WARNING!READ ANDUNDERSTAND ALL could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to followallinstructions extension cord must be used, make sure: listedbelow, m ayresult i nelectricshock, f ire a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the and/orserious personal injury.
  • Page 7: Symbols

    Someof the followingsymbolsmaybe usedon this tool. Please studythemand learntheirmeaning. P roper interpretation o f thesesymbolswillallowyouto operate the tool betterandsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Current Amperes Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current...
  • Page 8: [] Symbols

    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 9: Assembly

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Clutch ..............24 Position Chuck ............1/2 in. Keyless Torque ..............420 Motor ............... 19.2 Volt DC Charger Input ........120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Switch ......VSR (Variable Speed Reversible) Charge Rate .............. 1 hour Gear Train ...............
  • Page 10: Features

    KNOW YOUR DRILL-DRIVER KEYLESS CHUCK See Figure 1. The keyless chuck allows you to hand-tighten or release The safe use of this product requires an understanding the drill bit in the chuck jaws. the information on the tool and in this operator's manual LED WORKLIGHT as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting.
  • Page 11 CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK _b_ WARNING:Donotallowfamiliarity withtoolsto If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the makeyoucareless. Remember thata careless green LED on charger will come on. Allow battery pack to fractionofa second issufficient t o inflictserious reach normal temperature, then the red LED will come on. injury.
  • Page 12: [] Operation

    CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK See Figure 3. When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the battery pack will become hot. You should 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.
  • Page 13 To stop the drill, release the switch trigger and allow the _1_ WARNING:Battery toolsarealways inoperating chuck to come to a complete stop. condition. T herefore, switchshouldalways belocked NOTE: The drill will not run unless the direction of rotation whennot inuseor carrying atyourside. selector is pushed fully to the left or right.
  • Page 14 LED WORKLJGHT TWO-SPEED GEARTRAIN (RI-LO) SPEED See Figure 8. The LED worklight on the foot of the drill will come on when the switch trigger is depressed. This provides additional lighting on the surface of the workpiece for operation in lower-light areas. Fig.
  • Page 15 INSTALLING BITS See Figures 10 - 11. [] Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation selector in the center position. [] Open or close the chuck jaws to a point where the opening is slightly larger than the bit size you intend to use.
  • Page 16 USING THE AUXILIARY HANDLE ASSEMBLY USING THE LASER GUIDE See Figure 13. See Figure 12. Your drill is equipped with an auxiliary handle assembly. WARNING: To avoid possible injury, do not stare For ease of operation, use the handle with either the left or into the laser beam.
  • Page 17 DRiLLiNG [] When drilling metals use a light oil on the drill bit to keep it from overheating. The oil will prolong the life of See Figures 14- 15. the bit and increase the drilling action. [] Depress and release the switch trigger to be sure the [] If the bit jams in the workpiece or if the drill stalls, drill is in the OFF position before connecting it to power stop the tool immediately.
  • Page 18: Adjustments

    CAUTION:Useofcontrols or adjustments or per- MAKING VERTICAL LASER LINE ADJUSTMENTS formance ofprocedures o therthanthosespecified See Figure 16. herein mayresult i nhazardous r adiation exposure. [] The front screw moves the laser line, changing the ADJUSTINGTHE LASER angle. Turn the screw clockwise to angle the top edge of the laser line to the left.
  • Page 19: [] Maintenance

    When servicing, use only identical GENERAL MAINTENANCE 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 20 CHUCK REMOVAL Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the chuck jaws securely. Tap sharply with a mallet in a See Figures 19 - 21. counterclockwise direction. This will loosen the chuck The chuck may be removed and replaced by a new one. on the spindle.
  • Page 21 CRAFTSMAN19,2VOLTCORDLESSDRILL=DRIVER MODELNO,315.115440 to oto hou 0 } The model number will be found attached mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your CORDLESS DRILL=DRIVER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING iNSTRUCTiONS "4 PARTS LiST Part Number Description...
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