Harbor Freight Tools 68394 User's Manual

4.8V Cordless Screwdriver
68394 4.8V Cordless Screwdriver
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improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product described herein. Tools required for assembly and service may not be included.
Specifications
Adapter Input
120 V~ / 60 Hz
Motor Speed
0-180 RPM
Chuck
1/4”, Magnetic
Max. Torque
45 inch-lbs.
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Charging Time 5-7 Hours
Battery Type
4.8V, Ni-Cd; 600 mAh
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Keep this manual for the safety warnings and precautions,
assembly, operating, inspection, maintenance and
cleaning procedures. Write the product’s serial
number in the back of the manual near the assembly
diagram (or month and year of purchase if product
has no number). Keep this manual and the receipt
in a safe and dry place for future reference.
Important Safety Information
In this manual, on the labeling, and all other
information provided with this product:
This is the safety alert symbol. It is
used to alert you to potential personal
injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to
avoid possible injury or death.
CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol,
indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices
not related to personal injury.
CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used
to address practices not related to personal injury.
General Power Tool
Safety Warnings
WARNING Read all safety warnings and
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/
or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for
future reference.
The term ″power tool″ in the warnings refers
to your mains-operated (corded) power tool
or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1. Work area safety
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.
2. Electrical safety
a. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
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3. Personal safety
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. Safety 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 energizing power
tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
d. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. This enables better control
of the power tool in unexpected situations.
e. 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.
f. 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.
g. Only use safety equipment that has been
approved by an appropriate standards agency.
Unapproved safety equipment may not provide
adequate protection. Eye protection must be ANSIapproved and breathing protection must be NIOSHapproved for the specific hazards in the work area.
4. Power tool use and care
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
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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. 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.
5. Charger use and care
a. Recharge only with the charger specified by
the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable
for one type of battery pack may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery pack.
b. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be
ejected from the battery; avoid contact.
If contact accidentally occurs, flush with
water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally
seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
6. Service
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.
Screwdriver Safety Warnings
1. 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.
2. Maintain labels and nameplates on the tool.
These carry important safety information. If
unreadable or missing, contact Harbor
Freight Tools for a replacement.
3. Avoid unintentional starting. Prepare to
begin work before turning on the tool.
4. Do not lay the tool down until it has come to
a complete stop. Moving parts can grab the
surface and pull the tool out of your control.
5. When using a handheld power tool, maintain a firm grip
on the tool with both hands to resist starting torque.
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6. Do not leave the tool unattended when it is plugged
into an electrical outlet. Turn off the tool, and
unplug it from its electrical outlet before leaving.
7. This product is not a toy. Keep it
out of reach of children.
8. People with pacemakers should consult their
physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields in close
proximity to heart pacemaker could cause pacemaker
interference or pacemaker failure. In addition, people
with pacemakers should:
• Avoid operating alone.
• Do not use with power switch locked on.
• Properly maintain and inspect
to avoid electrical shock.
9. WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities, contains chemicals known [to the State
of California] 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 or other
masonry products
• 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.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
10. WARNING: Handling the cord on this product’s adapter
will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
11. The warnings, precautions, and instructions discussed
in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. It must be
understood by the operator that common sense and
caution are factors which cannot be built into this
product, but must be supplied by the operator.
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Vibration Safety
This tool vibrates during use. Repeated or
long-term exposure to vibration may cause
temporary or permanent physical injury,
particularly to the hands, arms and shoulders. To
reduce the risk of vibration-related injury:
1. Anyone using vibrating tools regularly or for an
extended period should first be examined by a
doctor and then have regular medical check-ups to
ensure medical problems are not being caused or
worsened from use. Pregnant women or people who
have impaired blood circulation to the hand, past
hand injuries, nervous system disorders, diabetes,
or Raynaud’s Disease should not use this tool. If
you feel any symptoms related to vibration (such
as tingling, numbness, and white or blue fingers),
seek medical advice as soon as possible.
2. Do not smoke during use. Nicotine reduces
the blood supply to the hands and fingers,
increasing the risk of vibration-related injury.
3. Wear suitable gloves to reduce the
vibration effects on the user.
4. Use tools with the lowest vibration
when there is a choice.
5. Include vibration-free periods each day of work.
6. Grip tool as lightly as possible (while still keeping
safe control of it). Let the tool do the work.
7. To reduce vibration, maintain the tool as
explained in this manual. If any abnormal
vibration occurs, stop use immediately.
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INSTRUCTIONS.
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Symbology
Grounding
Double Insulated
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK AND
DEATH FROM INCORRECT GROUNDING
WIRE CONNECTION: Check with a qualified
electrician if you are in doubt as to whether
the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the
power cord plug provided with the tool. Never remove
the grounding prong from the plug. Do not use the tool
if the power cord or plug is damaged. If damaged,
have it repaired by a service facility before use. If the
plug will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
Double Insulated Tools:
Tools with Two Prong Plugs
Canadian Standards Association
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
V~
A
Volts Alternating Current
Amperes
n0 xxxx/min. No Load Revolutions per Minute (RPM)
WARNING marking concerning Risk
of Eye Injury. Wear ANSI‑approved
safety goggles with side shields.
Read the manual before
set-up and/or use.
Outlets for 2-Prong Plug
WARNING marking concerning Risk
of Fire.
Do not cover ventilation ducts.
Keep flammable objects away.
WARNING marking concerning Risk of
Electric Shock.
Properly connect power cord
to appropriate outlet.
1. Tools marked “Double Insulated” do not require
grounding. They have a special double insulation
system which satisfies OSHA requirements and
complies with the applicable standards of Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc., the Canadian Standard
Association, and the National Electrical Code.
2. Double insulated tools may be used in either of the 120
volt outlets shown in the preceding illustration.
(See Outlets for 2-Prong Plug.)
Extension Cords
Note: Extension cords must not be used with this
item’s adapter.
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Instructions for Putting into Use
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this manual including
all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
TO PREVENT INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and disconnect Power Adapter before assembling or making any adjustments to the tool.
Note: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the following
pages, refer to Parts List and Assembly Diagram on page 11.
Work Light Switch
Work Light
Forward Trigger
Magnetic
Chuck
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Reverse Trigger
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5. Squeeze and hold down the top Forward Trigger to
start clockwise rotation. For reverse (counterclockwise)
rotation, squeeze the bottom Reverse Trigger.
Operating Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION section at the beginning
of this manual including all text
under subheadings therein before
set up or use of this product.
Tool Set Up
6. When finished using the Screwdriver, release the
Forward / Reverse Trigger to turn off the tool.
7. Clean then store the Screwdriver indoors
and out of children’s reach.
Maintenance and Servicing
Procedures not specifically explained
in this manual must be performed
only by a qualified technician.
TO PREVENT INJURY FROM
ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and disconnect Power Adapter
before adjusting tool or installing accessories.
Charging Battery
1. Insert the Adapter cord plug into the
back of the Screwdriver’s housing.
2. Plug the Adapter module into an electrical
outlet. The red Charging Indicator will
light. Charge up to 5-7 hours.
3. Remove the Adapter from the electrical outlet. The red
Charging indicator will turn off.
CAUTION! Do not overcharge the Battery. Do
not charger for more than 7 hours continuously.
The Adapter should not be left connected after
charging is complete during operation.
General Operating Instructions
TO PREVENT INJURY FROM
ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and disconnect Adapter
prior to making any adjustments to the tool.
1. Disconnect the Power Adapter before operation.
The Screwdriver is designed to accept a 1/4”
standard hex driver. Do not use larger drivers as
damage to the gears and/or motor may result.
2. Snap the desired hex driver into the Magnetic Chuck.
3. If light is needed while driving screws, turn on
the Work Light using the Work Light Switch.
NOTE: The Work Light will activate once the
Forward or Reverse Trigger is pressed.
TO PREVENT INJURY FROM
ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and disconnect
Adapter before performing any inspection,
maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT INJURY FROM TOOL FAILURE:
Do not use damaged equipment. If abnormal
noise or vibration occurs, have the problem
corrected before further use.
Cleaning, Maintenance,
and Lubrication
1. BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general condition
of the tool. Check for loose hardware, misalignment
or binding of moving parts, cracked or broken
parts, damaged electrical wiring, and any other
condition that may affect its safe operation.
2. AFTER USE, wipe external surfaces of the tool with
clean cloth.
NOTE: INTERNAL Ni-Cd BATTERY MUST BE
REMOVED AND DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. Do
not short, incinerate or open internal battery.
3. When storing, always store in clean, dry and
safe location out of reach of children.
4.
WARNING! If the supply cord of this power
tool’s adapter is damaged, it must be replaced
only by a qualified service technician.
4. Engage the Screwdriver bit over the item being turned.
The bit size must match the size of the screw.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Tool will not start.
Possible Causes
1. No power at outlet during
charging.
2. Internal damage or
wear. (Carbon brushes or
switch, for example.)
Carbon brushes worn or damaged.
Performance
decreases over time.
Excessive noise
Internal damage or wear. (Carbon
or rattling.
brushes or bearings, for example.)
Overheating.
1. Forcing tool to work too fast.
2. Blocked motor housing vents.
Likely Solutions
1. Check power at outlet. If outlet is unpowered,
turn off tool and check circuit breaker. If breaker
is tripped, make sure circuit is right capacity
for tool and circuit has no other loads.
2. Have technician service tool.
Have qualified technician replace brushes.
Have technician service tool.
1. Allow tool to work at its own rate.
2. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles and NIOSHapproved dust mask/respirator while blowing
dust out of motor using compressed air.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the tool. Disconnect power supply
before service.
Parts List and Assembly Diagram
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM IN
THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY
REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS
TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE
MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD
BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES
ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT
PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Parts List
Part
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
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Description
Spindle
Washer
C-Clip
Gearbox
Self-Lock Chip
Self-Lock Ring
Self-Lock Pin
Self-Lock Center Bracket
Front Gear
Cnter Bracket
Rear Gear
Gasket
Motor Terminal Cover
Motor Screw
Motor Gear
Motor
Housing
Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
3
1
1
2
1
1
1 set
Part
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
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31
32
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Description
LED Button
LED Switch Spring
PCB LEB
Indicator LED
Charging Socket
Power Switch
Power Switch PCB
Battery
Lens
LED
Resistor
Belt
Self-Tapping Screw
Self-Tapping Screw
Clasp
Charger
Bit (PH2, 2”)
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Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
4
1
1
1
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19
24
18
25
17
Parts List and Assembly Diagram
21
Assembly Diagram
22
23
Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
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15
26
14
13
27
28
12 11
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
10
32
29
9
30
8
7
31
6
5
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are not available individually as replacement parts.
4
3
33
2
34
1
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Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability
standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship
for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or
indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity,
improper installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death,
injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use
of our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation
charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise.
If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may
elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will
return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted
from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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