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Craftsman 315.101300 Owner's Manual page 10

3/8 in. drill-driver variable speed / reversible double insulated


See Figure 7.
When not in use, bits provided with your drill can be
placed in the storage area located on the top of your
drill as shown in figure 7.
Be prepared for
binding or
When these situations occur, drill
has a tendency to grab and kick opposite to the
direction of rotation and could cause loss of
control when breaking through material. If not
prepared, this toss of control can result in
possible serious injury.
When drilling metals, use a light oil on the drill bit to
keep it from overheating. The oil will prolong the life of
the bit and increase the drilling action.
If the bit jams in workpiece or if the drill stalls, release
switch trigger immediately. Remove the bit from the
workpiece and determine the reason for jamming.
Fig. 7
Always wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields when operating
your drill. Failure to do so could result in dust,
shavings, loose particles or foreign objects being
thrown into your eyes, causing possible serious
See Figure 8.
When drilling hard smooth surfaces use a center
punch to mark desired hole location, This will prevent
the drill bit from slipping off center as the hole is
started. However, the low speed feature allows
starting holes without center punching if desired. To
accomplish this, simply operate your drill at a low
speed until the hole is started.
The material to be drilled should be secured in a vise
or with clamps to keep it from turning as the drill bit
Hold tool firmly and place the bit at the point to be
drilled. Depress the switch trigger to start tool.
Move the drill bit into the workpiece applying only
enough pressure to keep the bit cutting. Do not force
or apply side pressure to elongate a hole.
Fig. 8