DeWalt DW269-XE Instruction manual

DW266-XE, DW268-XE, DW269-XE
Definitions: Safety Guidelines
When using power tools, always observe the safety regulations applicable in your
country to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. Read the following
safety instructions before attempting to operate this product. Keep these instructions in
a safe place.
The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal
word. Please read the manual and pay attention to these symbols.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if
not avoided, may result in property damage.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read the instruction manual.
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all instructions Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
CALL US AT: 1800 338 002 (Aust) or 0800 339 258 (NZ).
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power
tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) 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.
c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any
way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
Technical Data
Power input
No-load speed
Bit holder
Clutching method
Max. torque
6.35 mm
(1/4" hex)
Depth sensitive
6.35 mm
(1/4" hex)
Versa clutch
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60745:
Screwdriving without impact
< 2.5
< 2.5
ah =
Uncertainty K =
6.35 mm
(1/4" hex)
Versa clutch
< 2.5
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or
unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges
or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric
e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable
for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual
current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when
operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off position
before connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or
carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in
personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This
enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust
collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your
application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate
for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any
power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must
be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from
the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the
power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with
sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits, etc. in accordance with
these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work
to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool
is maintained.
Electrical Safety
The electric motor has been designed for one voltage range only. Always check that
the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate. 220–240 V AC
means your tool will operate on alternating current. Operation at a voltage outside this
range can cause loss of power and can result in overheating. All DEWALT tools are
factory tested; if this tool does not operate, check the power supply. Your DEWALT
tool is double insulated, therefore no earth wire is required.
• Young children and the infirm. This appliance is not intended for use by young
children or infirm persons without supervision.
– This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
– Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Replacement of the supply cord. If the supply cord or plug is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised DEWALT Service Centre in
order to avoid a hazard.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of
work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and
work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes,
or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause
serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use AS/NZS1716 approved
respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from
face and body.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing protection that conforms to
AS/NZS1270 during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this
product may contribute to hearing loss.
• The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their
definitions are as follows:
V ......................volts
A .........................amperes
Hz ....................hertz
W ........................watts
min ..................minutes
or AC ............alternating current
or current
or AC/DC......alternating or
...................Class I Construction
direct current
no load speed
...................Class II Construction
n .........................rated speed
(double insulated)
.......................earthing terminal
…/min .............per minute alert symbol
BPM per minute
IPM .....................impacts per minute
Extension Cords
CAUTION: Use only extension cords that are approved by the country’s Electrical
Authority. Before using extension cords, inspect them for loose or exposed wires,
damaged insulation and defective fittings. Replace the cord if necessary.
Additional Safety Instructions
• Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where
the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live”
wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock the operator.
• Keep handles dry, clean, free from oil and grease. It is recommended to use
rubber gloves. This will enable better control
• Keep tool dry from sweat during use. Reduce risk of electric shock by preventing
perspiration or other liquids from entering the tool during use in hot/humid
conditions. Use wristbands, gloves, drying towels or cloths as necessary.
• Air vents often cover moving parts and should be avoided. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
WARNING: We recommend the use of a residual current device with a residual
current rating of 30mA or less.
WARNING: ALWAYS wear approved protective safety equipment complying with
the following standards:
• Eye protection: AS/NZS1337 Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications;
• Hearing protection: AS/NZS1270 Acoustics – Hearing Protection;
• Respiratory protection: AS/NZS1716 Respiratory Protective Devices.
RPM.................revolutions per minute
sfpm ................surface feet per minute
SPM ....................strokes per minute
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn tool off and
disconnect tool from power source before making any adjustments or removing/
installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
Accessory Assembly
FIG. 1
FIG. 2
The 6.35 mm (1/4") hex drive ball lock chuck is used
on all depth sensitive and drywall screwdrivers.
Assemble accessories by engaging the hex spindle
and tapping lightly on the accessory until it snaps in
place. Usually pliers are required to remove the
accessory by pulling forward. The 6.35 mm (1/4")
hex drive quick change chuck (Fig. 2), is used on all
Versa Clutch™ units. A ball retainer provides positive
locking of all accessories in the chuck. Pull forward
on the ball retainer and hold while inserting or
removing accessories. Release for positive accessory
To start tool, depress the trigger switch, shown in
Figure 1.
To stop tool, release the switch. The variable speed
trigger switch permits speed control. The farther
the trigger switch is depressed, the higher the
speed of the tool.
To lock the switch in the on position for continuous
operation, depress the trigger switch and push up
the locking button. The tool will continue to run.
To turn the tool off, from a locked on condition,
squeeze and release the trigger once. Before using
the tool (each time), be sure that the locking button
release mechanism is working freely.
WARNING: Be sure to release the locking mechanism before disconnecting the
plug from the power supply. Failure to do so will cause the tool to start immediately
the next time it is plugged in. Damage or injury could result.
The reversing lever is used to reverse the tool for backing out screws. It is located
above the trigger, shown in Figure 1. To reverse the screwdriver, turn it off and push
the reversing lever to the right (when viewed from the back of the tool). To position the
lever for forward operation, turn the tool off and push the lever to the left.
Nutsetting Units (DW266-XE)
FIG. 3
Depth Sensitive Units for Drill Point Screws
1. To change or install a new nutsetter:
a. Pull forward on adjustment collar and remove from
clutch housing.
b. Pull nutsetters straight out with pliers
c. Select nutsetter size desired.
d. Two locators are supplied, a 14.3 mm (9/16") ID
for 3/8" nutsetters and 12.7 mm (1/2") ID for 5/16"
nutsetters. Match locator to desired size nutsetter or
bit holder.
2. Place nutsetter into clutch housing and push end of
nutsetter until ball lock snaps into groove of nutsetter
3. Reassemble adjustment collar by snapping over springs (Fig. 3).
Dead Spindle Action
All DEWALT screwdrivers provide a dead output spindle to permit fasteners to be
located easily in the driving accessory. Clutches are held apart by light spring
pressure permitting the driving clutch to rotate without turning the driven clutch and
accessory. When sufficient forward pressure is applied to the unit, the clutches
engage and rotate the spindle and accessories. A reversing switch makes it possible
to drive or loosen either right or left hand screws.
NOTE: Align ribs on inside of depth locator with grooves in clutch housing.
1. For washer head screws: rotate adjustment collar until end of nutsetter is flush
with end of locator.
2. For large washer head and sealer screws: adjust as above until nutsetter is
recessed approximately 1.6 mm (1/16") into the locator.
3. Test drive a fastener in scrap material to determine if seating is correct.
4. Adjust following the graphic printed on the tool.
External adjustment of all Versa Clutch™ units for a wide range of fastener sizes is
fast and easy as follows (Fig. 4):
1. Pull forward, then rotate collar in increase direction (stamped on adjustment
collar) to increase the amount of clutch engagement and torque output.
continue to seat the fastener. Further, a quick twist of the collar will change the clutch
setting to overcome most driving difficulties and will provide for immediate change in
torque output giving the operator the option to drive a wide range of fastener sizes.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn tool off and
disconnect tool from power source before making any adjustments or removing/
installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
WARNING: Blow dirt and dust out of all air vents with clean, dry air at least once
a week. To minimize the risk of eye injury, always wear AS/NZS1337 approved eye
protection when performing this.
WARNING: Never use solvents or other harsh chemicals for cleaning the
non-metallic parts of the tool. These chemicals may weaken the plastic materials
used in these parts. Use a cloth dampened only with water and mild soap. Never let
any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
DRYWALL SCREWDRIVERS: Depth locator and adjustment collar should be removed
and drywall dust blown out of the clutch housing area at least once a week.
FIG. 4
Changing Clutches
FIG. 5
1. Remove clutch housing by
unscrewing (left hand thread).
2. Clamp tool or clutch housing in a
resilient clamp. USE CARE, the clutch
housing can be easily damaged.
3. Remove round clutch retaining rings
with a very small screwdriver (Fig. 5).
4. Install new clutches and new retaining rings. (DW274 series only) Be careful
to assemble the intermediate clutch large end first toward the unit and then the
spring. The spring should run against the output clutch.
NOTE: If the output spindle slides toward inside of gear case, remove gear case and
push output spindle forward to expose retaining ring groove. Reassemble dead spindle
spring allowing no more than 6.35 mm (1/4") projecting from end of spindle.
5. Relubricate clutches.
2. Maximum rotation of the collar in the increase direction results in full clutch
engagement and maximum torque output and fastener capacity. Collar and
adjustable stop will not screw off clutch housing.
3. Test drive a fastener into a scrap piece to check proper fastener seating. It is
normal after a period of use to require a slightly different collar setting due to
wear on the clutch faces.
NOTE: With Versa Clutch™, the operator has the ability to “override” clutch ratchet if
a fastener hits a wood knot, variable hardness in steel work pieces or incorrect pilot
holes. Increased operator pressure will usually cause the clutches to pick-up and
All ball and needle bearings are factory lubricated for the life of the bearing.
1. Remove clutch housing by unscrewing (left-hand thread).
2. Lightly brush clutch faces.
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment
(including brush inspection and replacement) should be performed by certified
service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical
replacement parts.
WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by DEWALT, have not been
tested with this product, use of such accessories with this tool could be hazardous.
To reduce the risk of injury, only DEWALT recommended accessories should be used
with this product.
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available at extra cost from your
local service center. If you need any assistance in locating any accessory, please contact Stanley Black & Decker, 82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia or call 1800
338 002 or (NZ) 0800 339 258.
Stanley Black & Decker
82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia • 1800 338 002 (Aust) or 0800 339 258 (NZ) •
Part No. N304619
DW266-XE, DW268-XE, DW269-XE
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