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 983000-986 Save this manual for future reference 5-22-06 (REV:01)
FREE REPAIR (or replacement if repair proves impossible). 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.
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appro- WARNING! Read all instructions. Failure to priate conditions will reduce personal injuries. follow all instructions listed below may result in  Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term the off-position before plugging in.
Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in screws, or other small metal objects that can make a accordance with these instructions and in the manner connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the intended for the particular type of power tool, taking battery terminals...
 An extension cord should not be used unless WARNING! 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.
Some ofthefollowing s ymbols m aybeused onthistool.Please s tudy themandlearn theirmeaning. Proper i nterpretation ofthesesymbols willallowyouto operate thetoolbetterandsafer. 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 No Load Speed...
Thefollowing signal w ordsandmeanings a reintended to explain the levels of riskassociated withthis product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
PRODUCT SPECiFICATiONS Coupler ..............1/4 in. Gear Train ............One Speed Motor ............... 14.4 Volt DC Torque ..............850 in.lb. Switch ......VSR (Variable Speed Reversible) Charger Input ........120 V, 60 Hz, AC only No Load Speed ......... 0-2,500 r/rain. (RPM) Charge Rate .............
KNOWYOUR IMPACTDRIVER DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR See Figure 1. (FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK} The safe use of this product requires an understanding Your tool has a direction of rotation (forward/reverse/ the information on the tool and in this operator's manual center lock) selector located above the switch trigger for as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempt- changing the direction of bit rotation.
CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the green make you careless. Remember that a careless LED on charger will come on. Allow battery pack to reach fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious normal temperature, then the red LED will come on.
 Afternormal u sage, a minimum of 1 hourofcharging TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK timeis required t o fullyrecharge b attery pack. See Figure 3.  Thebattery packwill become slightly warmto the  Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rota- touchwhilecharging.
CAUTION: To prevent gear damage, always allow WARNING: Battery tools are always in operating the coupler to come to a complete stop before condition. Therefore, switch should always be locked changing the direction of rotation. when not in use or carrying at your side. To stop the impact driver, release the switch trigger and allow the coupler to come to a complete stop.
BIT STORAGE REMOVING BITS See Figure 7. See Figure 8. When not in use, bits provided with the tool can be placed  Lock switch trigger on the tool by placing the direction in the storage area located at the bottom of the tool of rotation selector in center position.
DRIVINGOR REMOVINGSCREWS See Figures 10- 11.  Place the direction of rotation selector in the correct position for the operation.  Hold the impact driver with one hand.  Place the bit on the screw head and slowly depress the switch trigger.
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.
CRAFTSMAN 14.4 VOLT iMPACT DRIVER _" MODEL NUMBER 315.115460 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your IMPACT DRIVER or when ordering repair parts.