DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 Joppa Road, Baltimore,
Part No. N028531
Copyright © 2007, 2008, 2009 DEWALT
The following are trademarks
for one or more DEWALT power tools: the yellow and black color scheme;
the "D" shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids
on the handgrip; the kit box configuration;
array of lozenge-shaped
humps on the surface of the tool.
The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal word. Please read the
manual and pay attention to these symbols.
ii 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.
_&CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in property
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS OR ANY DEWALT TOOL,
CALL US TOLL FREE AT: 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read the instruction manual.
ARNING! Read all safety warnings
and all instructions
Failure to follow the warnings
and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury,
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains-operated
(corded) power tool or
(cordless) power tooL
1) WORK AREA SAFETY
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
c) Keep children
away while operating
tooL Distractions can
cause you to lose control
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not
use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded)
tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact
such as pipes,
ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
power tooL Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e) When operating
a power tool outdoors,
use an extension
use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) ff operating
a power tool in a damp location
use a residual
device (RCD) protected
supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
3) PERSONAL SAFETY
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of
A moment of inattention while operating power tools may
result in serious personal injury.
b) Use personal protective
Always wear eye protection.
such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
is in the off position
to power source and/or battery
up or carrying
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energising power tools that have the
switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting
key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or
a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
e) Do not overreach.
Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables better
control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
Keep your hair, clothing
gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in
g) ff devices are provided
for the connection
of dust extraction
ensure these are connected
used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-
4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
a) Do not force the power
tooL Use the correct power tool for your application.
correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the power
tool before making any adjustments,
or storing power tools.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally,
d) Store idle power
out of the reach
and do not allow
with the power tool or these instructions
to operate the power tool Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
of moving parts, breakage
and any other
that may affect
have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting
tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control
g) Use the power
etc., in accordance
Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result
in a hazardous situation.
5) BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE
a) Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer.
A charger that is
suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another
b) Use power tools only with specifically designated
Use of any other
battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
c) When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects
keys, nails, screws,
that can make a
from one terminal
to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may
cause burns or a fire.
d) Under abusive
liquid may be ejected from the battery, avoid contact, ff
flush with water, ff liquid contacts
help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
a) Have your power
tool serviced by a qualified repair person
using only identical
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Wear ear protectors
with impact drills. Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
• Hold power tools by insulated
tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will
make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
or other practical
way to secure and support
to a stable
Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of
Wear ear protectors
for extended periods of time. Prolonged exposure
to high intensity noise can cause hearing loss. Temporary hearing loss or serious ear drum
damage may result from high sound levels generated by hammerdrilling.
Wear safety goggles
or other eye protection.
Hammering and drilling operations cause
chips to fly, Flying particles can cause permanent eye damage.
• Hammer bits and tools get hot during operation.
Wear gloves when touching them.
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses
are NOT safety glasses.
Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty, ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED SAFETY
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
• ANSI $12.6 ($3.19) hearing protection,
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
activities contains chemicals
known to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To
reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved
safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic
• Avoid prolonged
contact with dust from power sanding,
and wash exposed areas with
soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may promote
absorption of harmful chemicals.
_k WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious and
permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection
appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body,
WARNING: Always wear proper
$12.6 ($3.19) during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product
may contribute to hearing loss..
_&CAUTION: When not in use, place tool on its side on a stable surface where it will not
cause a tripping
or falling hazard. Some tools with large battery packs will stand upright on
the battery pack but may be easily knocked over.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions
are as follows:
Hz ................ hertz
min .............. minutes
............ direct current
@ ................ Class I Construction
 ................. Class II Construction
BPM ............ beats per minute
_, ................... alternating current
no .................... no load speed
.................... earthing terminal
_, .................... safety alert symbol
.../min ............. revolutions or reciprocation
IPM.................. impacts per minute
for All Battery
When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure to include catalog number and voltage.
Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of chargers and battery packs.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery pack and
charger, read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging procedures outlined.
• Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery from the charger may
ignite the dust or fumes.
pack into charger.
DO NOT modify
pack in any way
to fit into a non-compatible
pack may rupture
injury. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of batteries and
Charge the battery packs only in DEWALT chargers.
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
• Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations
where the temperature
reach or exceed 105°F (40 °) (such as outside sheds or metal buildings
Electrocution hazard. Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason.
If battery pack case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Do not crush, drop or
damage battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger that has received a sharp blow,
been dropped, run over or damaged in any way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer,
stepped on). Electric shock or electrocution
may result. Damaged battery packs should be
returned to service center for recycling.
storage and carrying
caps are provided for use whenever
is out of the tool or charger. Remove cap before placing battery in
charger or tool.
_ WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects
can contact exposed battery terminals. For example, do not place battery in
aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails,
screws, keys, etc. without battery cap. Transporting
batteries can possibly
cause fires if the
come in contact
such as keys,
coins, hand tools and the like. The US Department of Transportation Hazardous Material
Regulations (HMR) actually prohibit transporting batteries in commerce or on airplanes (i.e.,
packed in suitcases and carry-on luggage) UNLESS they are properly protected
circuits. So when transporting
individual batteries, make sure that the battery terminals are
protected and well insulated from materials that could contact them and cause a short circuit.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR NICKEL CADMIUM (NiCd) OR
NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE (NiMH)
• Do not incinerate
the battery pack even ff it is severely damaged or is completely
out. The battery pack can explode in a fire.
• A small leakage of liquid from the battery pack cells may occur under extreme usage
This does not indicate a failure.
However, if the outer seal is broken:
a. and the battery liquid gets on your skin, immediately wash with soap and water for several
b. and the battery liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for a minimum of
10 minutes and seek immediate medical attention. (Medical note: The liquid is 25-35%
solution of potassium hydroxide.)
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR LITHIUM ION (LI-ION)
• Do not incinerate
pack even ff it is severely
or is completely
worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and materials are created
when lithium ion battery packs are burned.
• If battery
with the skin,
wash area with
mild soap and water, ff battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye for
15 minutes or until irritation ceases, ff medical attention is needed, the battery electrolyte is
composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
of opened battery
cells may cause respiratory
Provide fresh air. If
symptoms persists, seek medical attention.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or flame.
nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries (or battery packs)
indicate that the costs to recycle these batteries (or battery packs) at the end of
their useful life have already been paid by DEWALT. In some areas, it is illegal to
place spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries in the
trash or municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an environmentally
in cooperation with DEWALT and other battery users, has established programs in
the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal
hydride or lithium ion batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources
by returning the spent nickel cadmium and nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion
batteries to an authorized DEWALT service center or to your local retailer for recycling. You may
also contact your local recycling center for information on where to drop off the spent battery.
is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
for all Battery
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
This manual contains important safety and operating instruc-
tions for battery chargers.
• Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on charger, battery pack,
and product using battery pack.
_ DANGER: Electrocution hazard. 120 volts are present at charging terminals. Do not probe with
conductive objects. Electric shock or electrocution may result.
_, WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger. Electric shock may
_ CAUTION: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge only DEWALT rechargeable
batteries. Other types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
CAUTION: Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged in to the power supply, the
exposed charging contacts inside the charger can be shorted by foreign material
materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool aluminum foil, or any
buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from charger cavities. Always unplug the
charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity, Unplug charger before
attempting to clean.
• DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with any chargers
other than the ones in
this manuaL The charger and battery pack are specifically designed to work together.
These chargers are not intended for any uses other than charging DEwALTrechargeable
Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
• Do not expose charger
to rain or snow.
• Pull by plug rather
This will reduce risk of
damage to electric plug and cord.
• Make sure that cord is located
so that it will not be stepped
to damage or stress.
• Do not use an extension
it is absolutely
Use of improper
extension cord could result in risk of fire, electric shock, or electrocution.
a power tool outdoors,
use an extension
Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
• An extension
cord must have adequate
wire size (AWG or American
Wire Gauge) for
safety. The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable, that
is 16 gauge has more capacity than 18 gauge. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. When using more than one extension to
make up the total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the minimum