ON BOARD BIT STORAGE (FIGURE G)
A bit storage slot (8)is built-in to the area just above the battery
• Use sharp drill bits only.
• Support and secure work properly, as instructed in the Safety
• Use appropriate and required safety equipment, as instructed in the Safety Instructions.
• Secure and maintain work area, as instructed in the Safety Instructions.
• run the drill very slowly, using light pressure, until the hole is started enough to keep the
drill bit from slipping out of it.
• Apply pressure in a straight line with the bit. Use enough pressure to keep the bit biting
but not so much as to stall the motor or deflect the bit.
• hold the drill firmly with two hands to control its twisting action.
• DO NOT CLICK THE TrIGGEr OF A STALLED DrILL OFF AND ON IN AN ATTEMPT
TO STArT IT. DAMAGE TO THE DrILL CAN rESULT.
• Minimize stalling on breakthrough by reducing pressure and slowly drilling through the
last part of the hole.
• Keep the motor running while pulling the bit out of a drilled hole. This will help reduce
• Make sure switch turns drill on and off.
DRILLING IN WOOD
Holes in wood can be made with the same twist drill bits used for metal or with spade bits.
These bits should be sharp and should be pulled out frequently when drilling to clear chips
from the flutes.
DRILLING IN METAL
Use a cutting lubricant when drilling metals. The exceptions are cast iron and brass which
should be drilled dry. The cutting lubricants that work best are sulfurized cutting oil or lard
DRILLING IN MASONRY
Use carbide tipped masonry bits. refer to Drilling section. Keep even force on the drill but
not so much that you crack the brittle material. A smooth, even flow of dust indicates the
proper drilling rate.
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the
tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
IMPOrTANT: To assure product SAFETY and rELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and
adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized
service centers or other qualified service personnel, always using identical replacement parts.