Customer Help Line: 1=800=932=3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman 983000-853 Save this manual for future reference 08-17-06 (REV:02)
ON CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL TOOL If this Craftsman Professional tool fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from date of purchase, RETURN IT TO ANY SEARS STORE OR PARTS AND REPAIR CENTER OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET iN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPAIR.
 Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning WARNING! Read all instructions. Failure to follow the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to all instructions listed below may result in electric a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal shock, fire and/or serious injury.
SERVICE When servicing a power tool, use only identi- cal replacement parts. Follow instructions in the Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unau- person using only identical replacement parts. This thorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance instruc- will ensure that the safety of the power tool is main- tions may create a risk of shock or injury.
Some ofthefollowing symbols maybeusedonthistool.Please studythemandlearn theirmeaning. Proper i nterpreta- tionofthesesymbols willallowyouto operate thetoolbetterandsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Current Amperes Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time "L, Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load Class II Construction...
Thefollowing signal w ordsandmeanings a reintended to explain the levels ofriskassociated w iththis 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.
DOUBLE INSULATION EXTENSION CORDS Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power When using a power tool at a considerable distance from tools, which eliminates the need for the usual three-wire a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has grounded power cord.
KNOW LEVEL YOUR HAMMER DRILL See Figure 1. A level is located on the top of the motor housing to help Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself you keep the drill bit level during use. with all operating features and safety rules. LIVE TOOL INDICATOR AUXILIARY HANDLE...
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious REVERSE SWITCH injury. TRIGGER WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating power tools.
SPINDLELOCK TW0-SPEED 2-HI SPEED GEARTRAIN(Hi-LO) See Figure 3.  To lock the spindle, depress and hold the spindle lock button.  While keeping the button depressed, rotate the chuck clockwise until the spindle clicks into a locked position and will not rotate further.  To unlock, release the button.
REMOVINGBITS NOTE: For convenience and ease of starting threads, the hex nut has been trapped inside the molded slot in the See Figure 5, handle assembly.  Unplug the drill. The depth stop rod helps control the depth of drilled  Lock the spindle.
ENDViEW LOCK-ON BUTTON See Figure 8, This drill is equipped with a lock-on feature, which is convenient for continuous drilling for extended periods of time. To lock-on: LEVEL  Depress the variable speed switch trigger.  Push in and hold the lock-on button, located on the side of the handle.
WARNING: When servicing, use only identical spackling compounds, or plaster are subject to acceler- Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts ated wear and possible premature failure because the may create a hazard or cause product damage. fiberglass chips and grindings are highly abrasive to bear- ings, brushes, commutators, etc.
CHUCK REMOVAL See Figures 10- 12. MALLET The chuck may be removed and replaced with a new one.  Unplug the drill.  Insert a 5/16 in. or larger hex key into the chuck of the drill and tighten the chuck jaws securely.  Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in a clockwise di- rection.
CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL 1/2 in. HAMMER _" DRILL MODEL NUMBER 315.265670 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, "!