To remove the chuck (4), keep the release tabs
(18) depressed and pull the chuck off the
Install a screwdriver bit (20) by pushing it into
the spindle (19) as shown. To remove the
screwdriver bit, pull the ring (21) back and pull
the screwdriver bit out of the spindle.
To refit the chuck, push it onto the spindle
until it is firmly locked into place.
Always make sure that the chuck is
HP188F2 - Fitting the side handle (fig. A)
Loosen the side handle (8) by turning it
Slide the side handle over the chuck and onto
Tighten the side handle by turning it clockwise.
Let the tool work at its own pace.
Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. E)
The battery needs to be charged before first use
and whenever it fails to produce sufficient power
on jobs that were easily done before.
A new battery, or a battery that has not been used
for an extended period of time, achieves full
performance only after approx. 5 charging and
discharging cycles. The battery may become warm
while charging; this is normal and does not
indicate a problem.
Do not charge the battery at ambient
temperatures below 4 °C or above 40 °C.
Recommended charging temperature:
approx. 24 °C.
After normal use, a charging time of 60 minutes
will provide sufficient power for most applications.
However, further charging for up to 90 minutes
could significantly increase the use time,
depending on the battery and charging
To charge the battery (9), remove it from the
tool and insert it into the charger (11).
The battery will only fit into the charger in one
way. Do not force. Be sure that the battery is
fully seated in the charger.
Plug in the charger.
Check if the red charging indicator (12) lights
up. If the green end of charge indicator (13)
lights up now instead, the battery is too hot
and cannot be charged. If this happens,
remove the battery from the charger, let the
battery cool down for approx. 1 hour and
After approx. 1 hour of charging, the red charging
indicator (12) will stop lighting and the green end
of charge indicator (13) will light up. The battery is
now fully charged.
Remove the battery from the charger.
HP128F2/HP148F2/HP188F2 - Checking the
battery condition (fig. F)
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:
Selecting the direction of rotation (fig. G)
For drilling and for tightening screws, use forward
(clockwise) rotation. For loosening screws or
removing a jammed drill bit, use reverse
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.H)
This tool is fitted with a collar to select the operating
mode and to set the torque for tightening screws.
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