Black & Decker FireStorm FS18SW Instruction Manual page 9

18 volt 3 position cordless drill
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lock off button. To select forward rotation, release the trigger switch and depress the
forward/reverse control button. To select reverse, depress the forward/reverse control
button the opposite direction. The center position of the control button locks the tool in the
off position. When changing the position of the control button, be sure the trigger is
released.
TORQUE CONTROL - FIGURE C
To set the tool's torque, rotate the adjustable torque collar as required. There are 23
clutch settings in all. These are indicated by screw icons depicted on the torque collar.
For light duty work when using small screws, set the collar to the smallest screw icon.
Each click in a clockwise direction means an increase in the torque produced. The
highest position is the drill mode and is indicated by a drill bit icon. In this position the
clutch will not operate.
PIVOTING THE DRILL HEAD - FIGURE D
There are three positions in which the drill head can be pivoted. To pivot the drill head,
push down on the release button shown in figure D and rotate the head. Release the
button slightly prior to reaching the desired position. Continue moving the drill head until it
locks into place. The drill head should always be secured into one of the three positions.
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QUICK CONNECT
BIT CHANGE SYSTEM (FOR HEX SHANK BITS) - FIGURE E
To insert a screwdriver bit or other hex shank accessory into the QUICK CONNECT
hex shaft, push the bit in until you hear it click into place. To remove the bit, hold the drill
as shown in figure E. Push in evenly on the spring loaded collar with two fingers and pull
the bit straight out.
SCREW DRIVING
For driving fasteners, the reversing button should be pushed to the left. Use reverse
(button pushed to the right) for removing fasteners. When moving from forward to
reverse, or vice versa, always release the trigger switch first.
ON BOARD BIT STORAGE
A screwdriver bit storage slot is built-in to the area just above the battery.
DRILLING
• Use sharp drill bits only.
• Support and secure work properly, as instructed in the Safety Instructions.
• 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
jamming.
• Use a cutting lubricant when drilling metals. The exceptions are cast iron and brass
which should be drilled dry. The lubricants that work best are sulphurized cutting oil or
lard oil.
• When using twist drill bits to drill holes in wood, it will be necessary to pull the bits out
frequently to clear chips from the flutes.
• Make sure switch turns drill on and off.
WARNING: It is important to support the work properly and to hold the drill firmly to
prevent loss of control which could cause personal injury. If you have any questions on
how to properly operate tool, call: 1-800-544-6986.
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.
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