Craftsman 315.281260 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
3/8 in. PROFESSIONAL
REAR HANDLE
VARIABLE SPEED/REVERSIBLE
DOUBLE INSULATED
DRILL
Model No.
315.281260
_11_ WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator's manual before using this product.
Craftsman
Consumer
Helpline:
1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman
987000-063
01-29-07 (REV:00)
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Warranty ..........................................................................................................................................................................
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introduction
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General Safety Rules ....................................................................................................................................................
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Specific Safety Rules .......................................................................................................................................................
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Symbols ........................................................................................................................................................................
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E)ectricai ..........................................................................................................................................................................
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Features ........................................................................................................................................................................
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Assembly .........................................................................................................................................................................
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Operation ..................................................................................................................................................................
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Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................................
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Accessories ...................................................................................................................................................................
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Exploded View and Parts List ........................................................................................................................................
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Parts Ordering/Service
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ONr=-Y_=AR FULL WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
PROFESSIONAL
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TOOL
if the Craftsman Professional tool falls to give complete satisfaction within one year from date of purchase, RETURN IT
TO ANY SEARS STORE OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPLACEMENT,
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffrnan Estates,
IL 60179
This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability
have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
_IL WARNING.
_Readall instructions.Failuretofollow
allinstructions
listedbelowmayresultin electric
shock,fireand/orseriousinjury.Theterm"power
tool" inallofthewarningslistedbelowrefersto
yourmains-operated
(corded)powertoolor batteryoperated(cordless)
powertool.
SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS
WORKAREA SAFETY
[] Keepwork area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
[] 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 children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose
control.
ELECTRICAL
SAFETY
[] 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.
[] 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.
[] Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk
of electric shock.
[] 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 shock.
[] 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.
PERSONAL
SAFETY
[] 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.
[] Use safety equipment. Always wear
Safety equipment such as dust mask,
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
priate conditions will reduce personal
eye protection.
non-skid safety
used for approinjuries.
[] Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position
before plugging in. Carrying power
tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in
power toots that have the switch on invites accidents.
[] 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 toot may result in personal
injury.
[] Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. This enables better control of the power
tool in unexpected situations.
[] Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can
be caught in moving parts.
[] If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices
can reduce dust-related hazards.
[] Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn
into air vents.
[] Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable
footing on a solid surface enables better control of the
power tool in unexpected situations.
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
[] 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.
[] 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.
[] 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.
[] 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.
[] 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.
[] Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
[] Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc.,
in accordance with these instructions and in the
manner intended for the particular type of power
tool, 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.
SERVICE
[] Whenservicinga powertool, useonly identica! replacement
[] 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,
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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 shock or injury.
WARNING. I To reduce the risk of injury, user must
read instruction manual.
[] Hold power tools 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.
[] Check damaged parts. Before further use of the
tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should
be carefully checked to determine that it will opcrate properly and perform its intended function.
Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of
[] Know your power tool. Read operator's manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as
well as the specific potential hazards related to this
tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric
shock, fire, or serious injury,
moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and
any other conditions that may affect its operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced by an authorized setvice center. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
[] Always wear safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses
have only impact-resistant
lenses; they are NOT
safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of serious personal injury,
shock, fire, or serious injury.
[] Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one
heavy enough to carry the current your product will
draw. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is
recommended for an extension cord 50 feet or less
in length. A cord exceeding 100 feet is not recommended. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge.
The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the
cord. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating.
[] Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the
operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of serious personal injury.
[] Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during extended periods of operation. Following this rule
will reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
[] Inspect tool cords periodically and, if damaged,
have repaired at your nearest Sears or other quailfled service center. Constantly stay aware of cord
location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock or fire.
[] Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before
using this tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of serious personal injury.
[] Ifthepowersupplycordisdamaged,
itmustbereplaced
only by the manufacturer or by an authorized service
center to avoid risk.
[] Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and
use them to instruct others who may use this tool. If
you loan someone this tool, loan them these instructions also.
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WARNING,
Some dust created by power sanding, sawffqg, 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.
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Someofthefollowingsymbolsmaybeusedonthis product.Pleasestudythemandlearntheirmeaning.Proper
interpretation
ofthesesymbolswillallowyoutooperatethe productbetterandsafer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic
no
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
[]
Class II Tool
Double-insulated
.../min
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
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Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator's Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator's manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and,
as necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any
hot surface.
min
O
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of current
construction
Thefollowingsignalwordsandmeanings
areintendedto explainthe levelsofriskassociatedwiththisproduct.
SYMBOL
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SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates
imminently
in death oranserious
injury.hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result
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.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property
damage.
SERVICE
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, do not
attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly
and understand completely the operator's manual. If
you do not understand the warnings and instructions
in the operator's manual, do not use this product.
Call the Craftsman Consumer Helpline at
1-800-932-3188 for assistance.
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and
should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service we suggest you return the product to
your nearest SEARS PARTS AND REPAIR SERVICE
CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical
replacement parts.
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WARNING:
O
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which
can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend
Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields.
Always use eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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DOUBLE
iNSULATION
Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power
tools, which eliminates the need for the usual three-wire
grounded power cord. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from the internal metal motor components with
protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need
to be grounded.
_I_
WARNING:
The double insulated system is
intended to protect the user from shock resulting
from a break in the toots internal insulation. Observe
all normal safety precautions to avoid electrical
shock.
NOTE: Servicing of a product with double insulation
requires extreme care and knowledge of the system and
should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service, we suggest you return the product to
your nearest Sears or other qualified service center for
repair. Always use original factory replacement parts when
servicing.
ELECTRICAL
EXTENSION
CORDS
When using a power toot at a considerable distance from
a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has
the capacity to handle the current the product will draw.
An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resuKing in overheating and loss of power. Use the chart to
determine the minimum wire size required in an extension
cord. Only round jacketed cords listed by Underwriter's
Laboratories (UL) should be used.
When working outdoors with a product, use an extension
cord that is designed for outside use. This type of cord is
designated with "WA" on the cord's jacket.
Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
_ Ampere rating (on product taceplate)
0-2.0
2.1-3.4 3.5-5.0 5.1-7.0 7.1-12.0 12.1-16.0
Cord Length
Wire Size (A.W,G,)
25'
16
16
16
16
14
14
50'
16
16
16
14
14
12
100'
16
16
14
12
10
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CONNECTION
This product has a precision-built electric motor, it should
be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60 Hz,
AC only (normal household current). Do not operate this
product on direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop
will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If
the product does not operate when plugged into an outlet,
double-check the power supply.
*_Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
A
A
WARNING:
Keep the extension cord clear of the
working area. Position the cord so that it will not get
caught on lumber, tools or other obstructions while
you are working with a power tool. Failure to do so
can result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Check extension cords before each
use. If damaged replace immediately. Never use
product with a damaged cord since touching the
damaged area could cause electrical shock resulting
in serious injury.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
Chuck .........................................................
No Load Speed ...................................
3/8 in., Keyless
0-2,500/min
Switch .........................................................
Input ................................ 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only, 6.5 Amps
Power Cord ................................................................
10 ft.
(RPM)
Variable Speed
Net Weight ...............................................................
4.3 Ibs.
TOP LEVEL
BELT
CLiP
REARLEVEL
KEYLESS
CHUCK
DIRECTIONOF
ROTATIONSELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE)
VARIABLESPEED
SWITCHTRIGGER
LIVE TOOL
INDICATOR
Fig. 1
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KNOW YOUR
DRILL
KEYLESS
See Figure !.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding
of the information on the product and in this operator's
manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
CHUCK
The keyless chuck allows you to hand-tighten or release
the drill bit in the chuck jaws.
LEVEL
A level is located on the top of the motor housing to help
you keep the drill bit level during use.
BELT CLIP
LIVE TOOL INDICATOR
The live tool indicator is located on the handle of the drill
The belt clip is molded into the top of the drill and is used
for easy storage.
and indicates that the tool is connected to a power supply.
DIRECTION
OF ROTATION
SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE)
Your drill has a direction of rotation (forward/reverse) selector
located above the switch trigger for changing the direction
of bit rotation.
UNPACKING
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
LOCK-ON
The lock-on button is convenient for continuous
extended periods of time.
VARIABLE
[] Do not discard the packing material until you have
carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the
product.
drilling for
SPEED
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed
with increased trigger pressure and lower speed with decreased trigger pressure.
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WARNING:
If any
do not operate this
replaced. Failure to
in serious personal
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WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this product
or create accessories not recommended for use with
[] Carefully remove the product and any accessories from
the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing
list are included.
[] Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage
or damage occurred during shipping.
BUTTON
parts are damaged or missing
product until the parts are
heed this warning could result
injury.
this product. Any such alteration or modification is
misuse and could result in a hazardous condition
leading to possible serious personal injury.
[] If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-932-3188
PACKING
LIST
3/8 in. Drill
Carrying Case
Operator's Manual
for assistance.
WARNING;
Do not connect to power supply until
assembly is complete. Failure to comply could result
in accidental starting and possible serious injury.
DIRECTION
_tb WARNING:Donotallowfamiliaritywithproducts
to makeyoucareless.
Remember
thata careless
fractionof a secondis sufficientto inflictserious
injury.
OF ROTATION
SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE)
See Figure 2.
The direction of bit rotation is reversible and is controlled
by a selector located above the switch trigger. With the
drill held in normal operating position, the direction of
rotation selector should be positioned to the left of the
switch trigger for forward drilling. The drilling direction is
reversed when the selector is to the right of the switch
trigger.
_iL WARNING:Alwayswearsafetygogglesor safety
glasseswithsideshieldswhenoperatingpower
tools.Failureto do socouldresultin objectsbeing
thrownintoyoureyesresultinginpossibleserious
injury.
CAUTION; To prevent gear damage, always allow
the chuck to come to a complete stop before changing the direction of rotation.
APPLICATIONS
Youmayusethis productforthepurposeslistedbelow:
[] Drillinginwood
[] Drillinginceramics,plastics,fiberglass,andlaminates
[] Drillinginmetals
[] Mixingpaint
SWITCHTRIGGER
To stop the drill, release the switch trigger and allow the
chuck to come to a complete stop.
NOTE: The drill will not run unless the direction of rotation
selector is pushed fully to the left or right.
To turn the drill ON, depress the switch trigger. To turn it
OFF, release the switch trigger.
Avoid running the drill at low speeds for extended periods
of time. Running at low speeds under constant usage may
cause the drill to become overheated. If this occurs, cool
the drill by running it without a load and at full speed.
VARIABLE
KEYLESS
See Figure 2.
SPEED
CHUCK
See Figure 2.
The variable speed switch delivers higher speed with increased trigger pressure and lower speed with decreased
trigger pressure.
The drill has a keyless chuck that makes it simple to tighten or release drill bits in the chuck jaws. Grasp and hold
the collar of the chuck with one hand. Rotate the chuck
body with your other hand. The arrows on the chuck indicate which direction to rotate the chuck body in order to
LOCK (tighten) or UNLOCK
(release) the drill bit.
NOTE: You might hear a whistling or ringing noise from
the switch during use. Do not be concerned; this is a
normal part of the switch function.
CHUCK
COLLAR
VARIABLE
SPEEDSWITCH
UNLOCK
(RELEASE)
FORWARD
KEYLESS
CHUCK
LOCK
(TIGHTEN)
CHUCK
BODY
DIRECTIONOF ROTATIONSELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE)
Fig. 2
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BELTCLIP
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WARNING,
Do not hold the chuck body with one
hand and use the power of the drill to tighten the
chuck jaws on the drUI bit. The chuck body could slip
in your hand, or your hand could slip and come in
contact with the rotating drill bit. This could cause an
accident resulting in serious personal injury.
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WARNING:
Always unplug the tool when installing
or removing bits, adjusting settings, or when the tool
is not in use. Failure to unplug the tool may result in
accidental starting and serious personal injury.
BELT CLIP
See Figure 3.
Fig. 3
The belt clip is molded into the top of the drill housing. The
drill can be clipped to a tool belt when not in use.
CHUCK
JAWS
INSTALLING
BITS
See Figures 4 - 5.
•
Unplug the drill.
•
Open or close the chuck
opening is slightly larger
use. Also, raise the front
bit from failing out of the
Insert the drill bit.
•
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•
UNLOCK
(RELEASE)
CHUCK BODY
jaws to a point where the
than the bit size you intend to
of the drill slightly to keep the
chuck jaws.
DRILLBIT
WARNING:
Make sure to insert the drill bit straight
into the chuck jaws. Do not insert the drill bit into the
chuck jaws at an angle then tighten, as shown in figure 5. This could cause the drill bit to be thrown from
the drill, resulting in possible serious personal injury
or damage to the chuck.
LOCK
(TIGHTEN)
CHUCK
COLLAR
Tighten the chuck jaws securely on the bit.
RIGHT
NOTE: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
arrow marked LOCK to close the chuck jaws. Do not
use a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck jaws.
REMOVING
Fig. 4
BITS
See Figure 4.
•
Unplug the drill.
•
Open the chuck jaws.
•
NOTE: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
arrow marked UNLOCK to open the chuck jaws. Do
not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck jaws.
Remove the drill bit.
Fig. 5
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LOCK-ON BUTTON
DRILLING
See Figure 6.
See Figures 7- 8.
This drill is equipped with a lock-on feature, which is
convenient for continuous drilling for extended periods of
time. To lock-on:
A level is located on top of the motor housing to help keep
the drill bit level during use.
[] Push in and hold the lock-on button, located on the
side of the handle.
[] Depress and release the switch trigger to be sure the
drill is in the OFF position before connecting it to a
power supply.
[] Check the direction of rotation selector for the correct
[] Release the switch trigger.
[] Release the lock-on button and the drill will continue
setting (forward or reverse).
[] Secure the material to be drilled in a vise or with
[] Depress the switch trigger.
clamps to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates.
running.
[] To release the lock, depress and release the switch
trigger.
[] Plug the drill into power supply. Hold the drill firmly and
place the bit at the point to be drilled.
if the lock-on feature is engaged during use and the drill
becomes disconnected from the power supply, disengage
the lock-on feature immediately.
[] Depress the switch trigger to start the drill.
_1_ WARNING,
[] Move the drill bit into the workpiece, applying only
enough pressure to keep the bit cutting. Do not force
the drill or apply side pressure to elongate a hole. Let
the tool de the work.
Before connecting the drill to a power
supply source, always check to be sure it is not in
lock-on position (depress and release the variable
speed switch). Failure to ensure that it is not lockedon could result in accidental starting of the drill
resulting in possible serious injury. Do not lock the
variable speed switch in applications where the drill
may need to be suddenly stopped.
ENDVIEW
/
LOCK-ON
BUTTON
\
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
12
,_llb WARNING"
LEVEL
Be prepared for binding at bit break-
through. When these situations occur, the drill has
a tendency to grab and kick in the opposite direction and could cause loss of control when breaking
through material. If not prepared, this loss of control
can result in possible serious injury.
[] When ddlling hard, smooth surfaces, use a center
punch to mark the desired hole location. This will prevent the drill bit from slipping off-center as the hole is
started.
[] When ddlling metals, use a light oil on the ddll bit to
keep it from overheating. The oil will prolong the life of
the bit and increase the drilling action.
[] If the bit jams in the workpiece or if the drill stalls,
stop the tool immediately. Remove the bit from the
workpiece and determine the reason for jamming.
WOOD
DRILLING
For maximum
wood drilling.
performance,
use high speed steel bits for
[] Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit
from slipping off the starting point, increase the speed
as the drill bit bites into the material.
[] When ddlling through holes, place a block of wood
behind the workpiece to prevent ragged or splintered
edges on the back side of the hole.
METAL DRILLING
For maximum performance,
metal or steel drilling.
Fig. 8
use high speed steel bits for
[] Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit
from slipping off the starting point.
[] Maintain a speed and pressure which allows cutting
without overheating the bit. Applying too much pressure will:
• Overheat the drill;
• Wear the bearings;
• Bend or burn bits; and
Produce off-center or irregular-shaped
holes.
[] When ddlling large holes in metal, start with a small bit,
then finish with a larger bit. Also, lubricate the bit with
oil to improve drilling action and increase bit life.
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WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts
may create a hazard or cause product damage.
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WARNING:
MALLET
Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields during power tool operation
or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear
a dust mask.
GENERAL
MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.
Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
,_1_ WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids,
HEXKEY
CHUCK
gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating
oils, etc., come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic which
may result in serious personal injury.
Fig. 9
[] Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key. Using a
screwdriver, remove the chuck screw by turning it in a
clockwise direction.
Electric tools used on fiberglass material, wallboard,
spackling compounds, or piaster are subject to accelerated wear and possible premature failure because the
fiberglass chips and grindings are highly abrasive to bearings, brushes, commutators, etc. Consequently, we do
not recommend using this product for extended work on
these types of materials. However, if you do work with any
of these materials, it is extremely important to clean the
product using compressed air.
NOTE: The chuck screw has left hand threads.
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LUBRICATION
J
All of the bearings in this product are lubricated with a
sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of
the unit under normal operating conditions. Therefore, no
further lubrication is required.
Fig. 10
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be
repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts
should be replaced at a Sears Service Center.
CHUCK
REMOVAL
See Figures 9 - ! 1.
The chuck may be removed and replaced with a new one.
[] Unplug the drill.
[] Insert a 5/16 in. or larger hex key into the chuck of the
drill and tighten the chuck jaws securely.
[] Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in a clockwise direction. This will loosen the screw in the chuck for easy
removal.
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[] Insertthehexkeyintothe chuckandtightenthe chuck
jawssecurely.
Tapsharplywitha malletina counterclockwisedirection.Thiswillloosenthechuckonthe
spindle.It cannowbeunscrewed
byhand.
TO RETIGHTEN
A LOOSE CHUCK
The chuck may become loose on the spindle and develop
a wobble. Also, the chuck screw may become loose,
causing the chuck jaws to bind and prevent them from
closing. To tighten:
[] Unplug the drill.
MALLET
[] Open the chuck jaws.
[] Insert a hex key into the chuck and tighten chuck jaws
securely. Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in a
clockwise direction. This will tighten the chuck on the
spindle.
CHUCK
[] Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key.
[] Tighten the chuck screw.
HEXKEY
Fig. 11
A
Look for these accessories at Sears retail:
[] High Speed Bits (For wood or metal) .............................................................................................................
[] Masonry Bits ...................................................................................................................................................
[] Wood Boring Bits ........................................................................................................................................
[] Hole Saws ...................................................................................................................................................
1/2 in. Max.
3/4 in. Max.
1-1/4 in. Max.
2-1/2 in. Max.
[] Drill Stand
[] Doweling Jig
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WARNING;
Current attachments and accessories available for use with this product are listed above. Do not use
any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this product. The use of attachments
accessories not recommended can result in serious personal injury.
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or
CRAFTSMAN
3/8 in. DRILL - MODEL
315.281260
NUMBER
The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model
number in all correspondence regarding your DRILL or when ordering repair parts.
SEE BACK
PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING
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INSTRUCTIONS
SEENOTE
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4
PARTS LIST
Key
No.
Part
Number
1
6611903
Description
Chuck Screw ...................................................................................................
Qty.
1
2
690033083
Chuck ..............................................................................................................
1
3
940045080
Data Label .......................................................................................................
1
4
940114169
Logo Label ......................................................................................................
1
987000063
Operator's
Manual (Not shown)
NOTE:The assembly shown represents an important part of the double insulated system. To avoid the
possibility of alteration or damage to the system, service should be performed by your nearest
Sears repair center. Contact your nearest Sears retail store for service center information.
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