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WALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286
(JUL-04) Form No. 626730-00
DW913, DW917, DW918, DW919
The following are trademarks for one or more D
air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box configuration; and the array of lozenge-shaped humps
on the surface of the tool.
1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258)
General Safety Rules – For All Battery Operated Tools
WARNING! Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
• Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite acci-
• Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
• Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
• Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry the tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace damaged cords immediately.
Damaged cords may create a fire.
• A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a separate battery pack must be
recharged only with the specified charger for the battery. A charger that may be suit-
able for one type of battery may create a risk of fire when used with another battery.
• Use battery operated tool only with the specifically designed battery pack. Use of any
other batteries may create a risk of fire.
• Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious per-
sonal injury,
• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your
hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothing, jewelry, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts. Air vents often cover moving parts and should also be
• Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the locked or off position before
inserting battery pack. Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or inserting the bat-
tery pack into a tool with the switch on invites accidents.
• Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or key that
is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and bal-
ance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
• Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
• Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable
platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to a loss
of control.
• Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
• Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
• Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the switch in the locked or off position
before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such
preventative safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Copyright © 2004 D
WALT power tools: the yellow and black color scheme; the "D" shaped
• Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools are dan-
gerous in the hands of untrained users.
• When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects like: paper
clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, or other small metal objects that can make a con-
nection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause
sparks, burns, or a fire.
• Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
tools, with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
• Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other
condition that may affect the tool's operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced
before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
• Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your model.
Accessories that may be suitable for one tool, may become hazardous when used on
another tool.
• Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or main-
tenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
• When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in
the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
Safety Rules for Flexible Floodlights
FUMES. Do not expose Flexible floodlight or charger to rain or damp areas.
WARNING: Lens and bulb become hot during use.
• During or immediately after use, don't lay flexible floodlight flat on lens surface.
• Don't touch lens surface when bulb is lit or immediately after use.
• Handle flexible floodlight with care around any flammable surface.
• If bulb has been lit, let flexible floodlight cool for several minutes before changing bulb.
• The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V ..........volts
Hz ........hertz
min ........minutes current
........Class II Construction
........earthing terminal
Important Safety Instructions for Battery Packs
Your tool uses a D
include catalog number and voltage: Extended Run-Time battery packs deliver more run-time
than standard battery packs. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of
chargers and battery packs.
NOTE: Your tool will accept either standard or Extended Run Time battery packs. However, be
sure to select proper voltage. Batteries slowly lose their charge when they are not on the
charger, the best place to keep your battery is on the charger at all times.
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 incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is completely
worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire.
• A small leakage of liquid from the battery pack cells may occur under extreme usage
or temperature conditions. This does not indicate a failure. However, if the outer seal is
broken and this leakage gets on your skin:
a. Wash quickly with soap and water.
b. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon juice or vinegar.
c. If battery liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for a minimum of 10 min-
utes and seek immediate medical attention. (Medical note: The liquid is 25-35% solu-
tion of potassium hydroxide.)
• Charge the battery packs only in D
• 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 may
reach or exceed 105°F (such as outside sheds or metal buildings in summer).
DANGER: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If battery pack case is
cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Electric shock or electrocution may result.
Damaged battery packs should be returned to service center for recycling.
NOTE: Battery storage and carrying caps are provided for use whenever the
battery is out of the tool or charger. Remove cap before placing battery in
charger or tool.
WARNING: Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects can con-
tact 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 bat-
tery terminals inadvertently come in contact with conductive materials 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 from short cir-
cuits. So when transporting individual batteries, make sure that the battery terminals are pro-
tected and well insulated from materials that could contact them and cause a short circuit.
The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the
nickel-cadmium battery (or battery pack) indicates that the costs to recycle the
battery (or battery pack) at the end of its useful life have already been paid by
WALT. In some areas, it is illegal to place spent nickel-cadmium batteries in
the trash or municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an
environmentally conscious alternative.
RBRC™ in cooperation with D
the United States to facilitate the collection of spent nickel-cadmium batteries. Help protect our
environment and conserve natural resources by returning the spent nickel-cadmium battery to
an authorized D
tact your local recycling center for information on where to drop off the spent battery.
RBRC™ is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
Important Safety Instructions for Battery Chargers
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual contains important safety instructions for battery
• Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on charger, battery
pack, and product using battery pack.
DANGER: 120 volts are present at charging terminals. Do not probe with conductive objects.
Electric shock or electrocution may result.
WARNING: Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger. Electric shock may result.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only D
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. Foreign mate-
rials 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 D
able batteries. Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
A ................amperes
W ..............watts
..............alternating current
n o load speed
.../min ........revolutions or reciprocation per minute alert symbol
WALT battery pack. When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure to
WALT chargers.
WALT and other battery users, has established programs in
WALT service center or to your local retailer for recycling. You may also con-
WALT nickel cadmium rechargeable
WALT recharge-



Summary of Contents for DeWalt DW918

  • Page 1 WALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286 or temperature conditions. This does not indicate a failure. However, if the outer seal is (JUL-04) Form No. 626730-00 DW913, DW917, DW918, DW919 Copyright © 2004 D WALT broken and this leakage gets on your skin: The following are trademarks for one or more D WALT power tools: the yellow and black color scheme;...
  • Page 2 FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are authorized service center. missing, call 1-800-4-DEWALT for a free replacement. HOT/COLD PACK DELAY Some chargers have a Hot/Cold Pack Delay feature: when the charger detects a battery that is hot, it automatically starts a Hot Pack Delay, suspending charging until the battery has cooled.
  • Page 3: Sécurité Personnelle

    • N'utiliser l'outil qu'avec le bloc-piles spécialement conçu pour celui-ci. L'utilisation DANGER : On ne doit en aucun cas tenter d'ouvrir le bloc-piles. Si son boîtier est fissuré d'autres blocs peut causer un risque d'incendie. ou endommagé, ne pas insérer le bloc dans le chargeur au risque de subir un choc électrique ou une électrocution.
  • Page 4 DW913 DW9023 • No fuerce la herramienta. Utilice la herramienta correcta para cada aplicación. La DW917 DW9043 herramienta correcta hace el trabajo mejor y más seguro dentro del rango para el que se ha DW918 DW9063 diseñado. DW919 DW9083...
  • Page 5: Lea Todas Las Instrucciones

    • No utilice la herramienta si el interruptor no la enciende y apaga. Cualquier herramienta y otros usuarios de baterías, han establecido programas en los Estados Unidos para facilitar que no pueda controlarse con el interruptor es peligrosa y se debe reparar. la recolección de baterías gastadas de níquel-cadmio.
  • Page 6 Reflector Cat. No. Bombilla de respuesto Cat. No. DW913 DW9023 DW917 DW9043 DW918 DW9063 DW919 DW9083 Para reemplazar la bombilla, destornille el sujetador de la lente primero. Tire de la bombilla e inserte una nueva. Reinstale el sujetador de la lente.

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