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Craftsman 315.115650 Operator's Manual

3/8 in,, 14,4 volt drill variable speed/reversible


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3/8 in,, 14,4 VOLT DRILL
Model No.
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
Visit the Craftsman web page:
12-19-06 (REV:01)
Save this manual
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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: 987000-006 Save this manual for future reference 12-19-06 (REV:01)
  • Page 2: One-Year Full Warranty

    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 [] Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance WARNING!READANDUNDERSTAND ALL at aH times. Proper footing and balance enable better INSTRUCTIONS. Failure tofollowallinstructions control of the tool in unexpected situations. listedbelowmayresult i nelectric shock, f ireand/or [] Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
  • Page 4 SERVICE [] Whenservicing a tool, use only identical [] TooJ service must be performed only by qualified replacement parts. Follow instructions in the repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed Maintenance section of this manual. Use of by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury, unauthorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of shock or injury.
  • Page 5 [] An extension cord should not be used unless WARNNNG! READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions cord could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or extension cord must be used, make sure: serious personal injury.
  • Page 6 Someof the following symbolsmaybe usedon this product.Please studythemandlearntheir meaning. P roper interpretation ofthesesymbols willallowyouto operate theproductbetterandsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load...
  • Page 7 Thefollowing signal w ordsandmeanings a reintended to explain the levels of riskassociated w iththisproduct. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result DANGER: in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result WARNING: in death or serious injury.
  • Page 8 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Clutch ..............24 Position Chuck ............3/8 in. Keyless Motor ............... 14.4 Volt DC Torque ..............105 Switch ......VSR (Variable Speed Reversible) Charger Input ........120 V, 60 Hz, AC only No Load Speed ........0-600 r/rain. (RPM) Charge Rate ............
  • Page 9: Knowyour Drill

    KNOWYOUR DRILL LED WORKLIGHT See Figure 1. The LED worklight, located on the front of the tool base, The safe use of this product requires an understanding illuminates when the switch trigger is depressed. This of the information on the product and in this operator's provides extra light for increased visibility.
  • Page 10: Charging The Battery

    [] Place battery pack in charging stand. Align raised rib WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with products on battery pack with groove in charging stand. See to make you careless. Remember that a careless Figure 2. fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious [] Press down on battery pack to be sure contacts on injury.
  • Page 11 BATTERY PACK TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK CHARGING SHOWNiN CHARGER See Figure 3. ASSEMBLY [] Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the direction of rotation selector in the center position. [] Locate the latches on the side of the battery pack and depress to release the battery pack from the drill.
  • Page 12 NOTE: The drill will not run unless the direction of rotation _l_ WARNING:Battery toolsarealways inoperating selector is pushed fully to the left or right. condition. Therefore, theswitchshouldalways be Avoid running the drill at low speeds for extended periods locked whennot inuseor carrying atyourside. of time.
  • Page 13 ADJUSTABLE LED WORKMGHT TORQUE CLUTCH See Figure 7. The drill is equipped with an adjustable torque clutch for The LED worklight on the foot of the drill will come on driving different types of screws into different materials. when the switch trigger is depressed. This provides The proper setting depends on the type of material and additional lighting on the surface of the workpiece for the size of screw you are using.
  • Page 14 INSTALLING BITS See Figures 9 - 10. [] 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 15: Metal Drilling

    DRILLING LEVEL See Figure 11. A level is located on top of the motor housing to help keep the drill bit level during use. [] Check the direction of rotation selector for the correct setting (forward or reverse). [] Secure the material to be drilled in a vise or with clamps to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates.
  • Page 16: General Maintenance

    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of may create a hazard or cause product damage. commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.
  • Page 17: Chuck Removal

    CHUCK REMOVAL Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the chuck jaws securely. Tap sharply with a mallet in a See Figures 12- 14. counterclockwise direction. This will loosen the chuck The chuck may be removed and replaced by a new one. on the spindle.
  • Page 18: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN DRILL = MODEL NUMBER 315.115650 L number in all correspondence regarding your DRILL or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS PARTS LIST Number Description Qty. 6612001 Chuck Screw ....................6903302 Chuck ......................140302003 * Charger (Item No. 911006) ................

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