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Black & Decker HP188F2K Instruction Manual page 12

Cordless drill/screwdriver
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HP148F2/HP188F2 - Checking the battery
condition (fig. G)
This tool is fitted with a battery charge indicator,
which allows you to check the condition of the
Press and hold down the button (22).
Check to see how many of the lights (23) are on:
1 light
2 lights
3 lights
Selecting the direction of rotation (fig. H)
For drilling and for tightening screws, use forward
(clockwise) rotation. For loosening screws or
removing a jammed drill bit, use reverse
(counterclockwise) rotation.
To select forward rotation, push the forward/
reverse slider (2) to the left.
To select reverse rotation, push the forward/
reverse slider to the right.
To lock the tool, set the forward/reverse slider
into the centre position.
Selecting the operating mode or torque (fig. I)
This tool is fitted with a collar to select the operating
mode and to set the torque for tightening screws.
Large screws and hard workpiece materials require a
higher torque setting than small screws and soft
workpiece materials. The collar has a wide range of
settings to suit your application.
For drilling in wood, metal and plastics, set the
collar (3) to the drilling position by aligning the
with the marking (24).
For drilling in masonry, set the collar (3) to the
hammer drilling position by aligning the
with the marking (24).
For screwdriving, set the collar to the desired
setting. If you do not yet know the appropriate
setting, proceed as follows:
Set the collar (3) to the lowest torque setting.
Tighten the first screw.
If the clutch ratchets before the desired
result is achieved, increase the collar setting
and continue tightening the screw.
Repeat until you reach the correct setting.
Battery charge
Use this setting for the remaining screws.
Two-gear selector (fig. J)
For drilling in steel and for screwdriving
applications, slide the two-gear selector (5)
towards the front of the tool (1st gear).
For drilling in materials other than steel, slide
the two-gear selector (5) towards the rear of
the tool (2nd gear).
Drilling/screwdriving (fig. A)
Select forward or reverse rotation using the
forward/reverse slider (2).
To switch the tool on, press the switch (1).
The tool speed depends on how far you press
the switch.
To switch the tool off, release the switch.
Hints for optimum use
Always apply a light pressure in a straight line
with the drill bit.
Just before the drill tip breaks through the
other side of the workpiece, decrease pressure
on the tool.
Use a block of wood to back up workpieces
that may splinter.
Use spade bits when drilling large diameter
holes in wood.
Use HSS drill bits when drilling in metal.
Use masonry bits when drilling in soft masonry.
Use a lubricant when drilling metals other than
cast iron and brass.
Make an indentation using a centre punch at
the centre of the hole to be drilled in order to
improve accuracy.
Always use the correct type and size of
screwdriver bit.
If screws are difficult to tighten, try applying a
small amount of washing liquid or soap as a
Always hold the tool and screwdriver bit in a
straight line with the screw.



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