RIDGID R820011 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
3/8 in. 12 VOLT DRILL
2-SPEED
R820011
Your drill has been engineered and manufactured to our high standards for dependability, ease of operation, and operator
safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
Thank you for buying a RIDGID product.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Introduction........................................................................................................................................................................2
 General Safety Rules ..................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
 Specific Safety Rules .........................................................................................................................................................4
 Safety Rules for Charger ...................................................................................................................................................5
 Symbols ......................................................................................................................................................................... 6-7
 Features ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8-9
 Assembly ...........................................................................................................................................................................9
 Operation ................................................................................................................................................................... 10-15
 Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................................. 16-17
 Warranty ..........................................................................................................................................................................19
 Customer Service Information .........................................................................................................................................20
INTRODUCTION
This tool 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.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
 Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
 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
tool in unexpected situations.
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal
injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
 Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and 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 bystanders, children, and visitors away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to
lose control.
TOOL USE AND CARE
 Use clamps or other practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding
the work by hand or against your body is unstable and
may lead to loss of control.
 Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your
application. The correct tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it is designed.
 Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off.
A tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
 Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the switch
in the locked or off position before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
tool accidentally.
 Store idle tools out of reach of children and other
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands
of untrained users.
 When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects like: paper clips, coins, keys, nails,
screws, or other small metal objects that can make
a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting
the battery terminals together may cause sparks, burns,
or a fire.
 Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp
and clean. Properly maintained tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
control.
 Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, and any other condition that may
affect the tool’s operation. If damaged, have the tool
serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained tools.
 Use only accessories that are recommended by the
manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may be
suitable for one tool may create a risk of injury when used
on another tool.
 Keep the tool and its handle dry, clean and free
from oil and grease. Always use a clean cloth when
cleaning. Never use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, or any strong solvents to clean your tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of loss of control
and deterioration of the enclosure plastic.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
 A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a
separate battery pack must be recharged only with
the specified charger for the battery. A charger that
may be suitable for one type of battery may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery.
 Use battery operated tool only with specifically
designated battery pack. Use of any other batteries may
create a risk of fire.
 Use battery only with charger listed.
MODEL
BATTERY PACK
CHARGER
R820011
130252002
140276001, 140276002
130252002
140276003, 140276004
 Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry
the charger. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp
edges, or moving parts. Replace damaged cords
immediately. Damaged cords may create a fire.
PERSONAL SAFETY
 Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do not
use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious personal
injury.
 Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves
away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
 Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the
locked or off position before inserting battery pack.
Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or inserting
the battery pack into a tool with the switch on invites
accidents.
 Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning
the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a
rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
SERVICE
 When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement
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.
 Tool service must be performed only by qualified
repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by
unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
 Never use a battery that has been dropped or
received a sharp blow. A damaged battery is subject to
explosion. Properly dispose of a dropped or damaged
battery immediately.
 Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring. Contact with a “live” wire will
also make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and
shock the operator.
 Batteries vent hydrogen gas and can explode in the
presence of a source of ignition, such as a pilot light.
To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, never use
any cordless product in the presence of open flame. An
exploded battery can propel debris and chemicals. If
exposed, flush with water immediately.
 Wait for the cutter to stop before setting the tool down.
An exposed cutter may engage the surface leading to
possible loss of control and serious injury.
 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.
 Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet
location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric
shock.
 Always wear safety glasses with side shields.
Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They
are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of eye injury.
 For best results, your battery tool should be charged
in a location where the temperature is more than
50°F but less than 100°F. Do not store outside or in
vehicles.
 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.
 Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,
battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in contact
with your skin, wash immediately with soap and water,
then neutralize with lemon juice or vinegar. If liquid
gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for
at least 10 minutes, then seek immediate medical
attention. 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.
 Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an
electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in
operating condition. Be aware of possible hazards
when not using your battery tool or when changing
accessories. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
 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.
 Do not place battery tools or their batteries near
fire or heat. This will reduce the risk of explosion and
possibly injury.
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SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal
injury.
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 Before using battery charger, read all instructions and
cautionary markings in this manual, on battery charger,
battery, and product using battery to prevent misuse of
the products and possible injury or damage.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage
to the charger and battery, charge only nickelcadmium rechargeable batteries as specifically
designated on your charger. Other types of
batteries may burst, causing personal injury or
damage.
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 Do not use charger outdoors or expose to wet or damp
conditions. Water entering charger will increase the risk
of electric shock.
 Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the
battery charger manufacturer may result in a risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. Following this
rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious
personal injury.
 Do not abuse cord or charger. Never use the cord to
carry the charger. Do not pull the charger cord rather than
the plug when disconnecting from receptacle. Damage
to the cord or charger could occur and create an electric
shock hazard. Replace damaged cords immediately.
 Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped
on, tripped over, come in contact with sharp edges
or moving parts or otherwise subjected to damage or
stress. This will reduce the risk of accidental falls, which
could cause injury, and damage to the cord, which could
result in electric shock.
 Keep cord and charger from heat to prevent damage
to housing or internal parts.
 Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products,
etc. come in contact with plastic parts. They con-
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tain chemicals that can damage, weaken, or destroy
plastic.
An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension
cord could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If
extension cord must be used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the
same number, size and shape as those of
plug on charger.
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in
good electrical condition; and
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere
rating of charger as specified below:
Cord Length (Feet)
25'
50'
100'
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
16
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
Do not operate charger with a damaged cord or
plug, which could cause shorting and electric shock. If
damaged, have the charger replaced by an authorized
serviceman.
Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow,
been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way. Take
it to an authorized serviceman for electrical check to
determine if the charger is in good working order.
Do not disassemble charger. Take it to an authorized
serviceman when service or repair is required. Incorrect
reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
Unplug charger from outlet before attempting
any maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of
electric shock.
Disconnect charger from the power supply when
not in use. This will reduce the risk of electric shock or
damage to the charger if metal items should fall into the
opening. It also will help prevent damage to the charger
during a power surge.
Risk of electric shock. Do not touch uninsulated portion
of output connector or uninsulated battery terminal.
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
to prevent misuse of the product and possible injury.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
2.
3.
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for battery charger 140276003.
Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on battery charger, battery, and product
using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries
may burst, causing personal injury or damage.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
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 of current
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Construction
Double-insulated construction
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
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
no
.../min
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this
product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
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.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in
property damage.
SERVICE
WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, do not
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 the nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly
and understand completely the operator’s manual.
Save this operator’s manual and review frequently for
continuing safe operation and instructing others who
may use this product.
WARNING:
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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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Chuck ...........................................................3/8 in. Keyless
Motor .................................................................. 12 Volt DC
Switch..........................................................Variable Speed
No Load Speed .................................... 0-380/0-1,300/min.
TORQUE
ADJUSTMENT RING
Clutch ................................................................ 24 Position
Torque................................................................... 350 in.lb.
Charger Input ................................... 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only
Charge Rate ...................................................... 20 minutes
TWO-SPEED
GEAR TRAIN (HI-LO)
KEYLESS
CHUCK
DIRECTION OF
ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/
CENTER LOCK)
SWITCH
TRIGGER
BIT
STORAGE
BATTERY
PACK
CHARGER
4-1/8 in.
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR DRILL
KEYLESS CHUCK
See Figure 1.
Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
The keyless chuck allows you to hand-tighten or release the
drill bit in the chuck jaws.
TORQUE ADJUSTMENT RING
BIT STORAGE
Bits provided with the drill can be placed in the storage area,
located on the base of the drill.
The drill has a 24-position clutch. The torque adjustment
ring can be turned to select the right amount of torque for
the application.
CHARGER
TWO-SPEED GEAR TRAIN
The charger has a key-hole hanging feature for convenient,
space-saving storage. Screws should be installed so that
the center distance is 4-1/8 in.
The two-speed gear train is designed for drilling or driving
at LO (1) or HI (2) speeds. A slide switch is located on top
of the drill for selecting either LO (1) or HI (2) speed.
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
VARIABLE SPEED
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
Your drill has a direction of rotation (forward/reverse/center
lock) selector located above the switch trigger for changing
the direction of bit rotation. Setting the switch trigger in the
OFF (center lock) position helps reduce the possibility of
accidental starting when not in use.
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed
with increased trigger pressure and lower speed with
decreased trigger pressure.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
I f a n y p a r t s a re d a m a g e d o r m i s s i n g
do not operate this tool until the damaged or
missing parts are replaced. Failure to heed this
warning could result in serious personal injury.
 Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the
box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are
included.
 Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or
damage occurred during shipping.
 Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create
accessories not recommended for use with this
tool. 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
1-866-539-1710 for assistance.
PACKING LIST
3/8 in. Drill
Charger
Battery Pack (2)
Double-ended Bit
Bag
Operator’s Manual
WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting that could cause
serious personal injury, always remove the battery
pack from the tool when assembling parts.
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OPERATION
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with your tool to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a
second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields when operating tools. Failure to do so
could result in objects being thrown into your eyes
resulting in possible serious injury.
WARNING:
Do not use any attachments or accessories
not recommended by the manufacturer of this
tool. The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal injury.
Fig. 2
APPLICATIONS
 The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch
while charging. This is normal and does not indicate a
problem.
 Do not place the charger in an area of extreme heat or
cold. It will work best at normal room temperature.
 For average charge times, refer to the chart on the following page.
 When the batteries become fully charged, unplug the
charger from the power supply and remove the battery
pack.
You may use this tool for the purposes listed below:
 Drilling in wood
 Drilling in ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, and laminates
 Drilling in metals
 Mixing paint
CAUTION:
If at any point during the charging process none
of the LEDs are lit, remove the battery pack from
the charger to avoid damaging the product. DO
NOT insert another battery. Return the charger and
battery to your nearest service center for service
or replacement.
CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK
When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the
battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot
battery pack cool down for approximately 20 minutes before
attempting to recharge.
If the battery pack is above normal temperature range, the
red LED will begin flashing and the green LED will be off.
When the battery pack cools down to approximately 104°F
(40°C), the charger will automatically begin fast charge mode.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a low
charge condition to prevent possible problems. Therefore,
you should charge it until the light on front of charger changes
from flashing green to continuous green.
CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK
If the battery pack is below normal temperature range, the
red LED will begin flashing and the green LED will be off.
When the battery warms to a temperature of more than 41°F
(5°C), the charger will automatically begin fast charge mode.
NOTE: Batteries will not reach full charge the first time they
are charged. Allow several cycles (operation followed by
recharging) for them to become fully charged. This is normal
for nickel-cadmium batteries.
NOTE: Refer to CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK for
normal recharging of batteries. If the charger does not charge
your battery pack under normal circumstances, return both
the battery pack and charger to your nearest repair center
for electrical check. For the location of your nearest repair
center, please call 1-866-539-1710.
TO CHARGE
 Charge the battery pack only with the charger provided.
� Make sure the power supply is normal household voltage,
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120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
 Connect the charger to a power supply.
 Attach the battery pack to the charger by aligning the
raised ribs on the battery pack with the grooves in the
charger, then slide the battery pack onto the charger. See
Figure 2.
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OPERATION
LED FUNCTION OF CHARGER
See Figure 3.
LED
INDICATOR
RED LED
BATTERY
PACK
RED
LED
GREEN
LED
ACTION
Power
Without battery pack
ON
OFF
Ready to charge battery pack
Evaluate
Hot battery pack
Flashing
OFF
When battery pack reaches cooled
temperature, charger begins fast
charge mode
Evaluate
Cold battery pack
Flashing
OFF
When battery pack reaches warmed
temperature, charger begins fast
charge mode
Evaluate
Deeply discharged
Flashing
OFF
Charger pre-charges battery until normal voltage is reached, then begins
fast charge mode
Charging
Fast charging
ON
Flashing
See chart below for charge times
Full
Slow charging
OFF
ON
Fast charging is complete.
Charger maintains charge mode.
GREEN LED
POWER
INDICATOR
EVALUATE
INDICATOR
BATTERY
AVERAGE CHARGE TIME
COMPACT SERIES
18 min.
HC
27 min.
HC 2.5
34 min.
CHARGING
INDICATOR
FULL
INDICATOR
NOTE: The 9.6 Volt, 12 Volt, and 14.4 Volt battery
packs will not slide all the way down onto the charger port. Insert 9.6 Volt, 12 Volt, and 14.4 Volt battery
packs until they click into place and are aligned with
the line on the charger, shown at left.
Allow up to 5 seconds for the “charge” light to come
on after the battery pack is inserted.
Fig. 3
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OPERATION
TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK
See Figure 4.
 Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the
direction of rotation selector in center position.
 Place battery pack in the drill. Align raised rib on battery
pack with the groove inside the drill.
 Make sure the latches on each side of the battery pack
snap in place and battery pack is secured in the drill
before beginning operation.
CAUTION:
When placing battery pack in the tool, be sure
raised rib on battery pack aligns with the slide on
the bottom of the drill and latches snap into place
properly. Improper assembly of the battery pack
can cause damage to internal components.
TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK
See Figure 4.
 Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the
direction of rotation selector in center position.
 Locate latches on side of battery pack and depress to
release battery pack from the drill.
 The battery pack will automatically disconnect in
direction to be removed when buttons are depressed.
 Remove the battery pack from the drill.
DEPRESS LATCHES TO
RELEASE BATTERY PACK
Fig. 4
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
REVERSE
WARNING:
Battery tools are always in operating condition.
Therefore, switch should always be locked when
not in use or carrying at your side.
SWITCH TRIGGER
See Figure 5.
To turn the drill ON, depress the switch trigger. To turn it
OFF, release the switch trigger.
FORWARD
VARIABLE SPEED
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed and
torque with increased trigger pressure and lower speed with
decreased trigger pressure.
SWITCH TRIGGER
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.
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Fig. 5
OPERATION
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
DRILL BIT
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
See Figure 5.
UNLOCK
(RELEASE)
CHUCK
BODY
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 drilling. The drilling direction is reversed when the selector
is to the right of the switch trigger.
Setting the switch trigger in the OFF (center lock) position
helps reduce the possibility of accidental starting when not
in use.
CHUCK
JAWS
LOCK
(TIGHTEN)
CAUTION:
KEYLESS
CHUCK
To prevent gear damage, always allow the chuck
to come to a complete stop before changing the
direction of rotation.
Fig. 6
TWO-SPEED
GEAR TRAIN (HI-LO)
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.
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.
HI
SPEED
2
LO
SPEED
1
KEYLESS CHUCK
See Figure 6.
The drill has a keyless chuck to tighten or release drill bits
in the chuck jaws. The arrows on the chuck indicate which
direction to rotate the chuck body in order to LOCK (tighten)
or UNLOCK (release) the drill bit.
Fig. 7
WARNING:
Do not hold the chuck body with one hand and use
the power of the drill to tighten the chuck jaws on
the drill 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.
TWO-SPEED GEAR TRAIN
See Figure 7.
The drill has a two-speed gear train designed for drilling or
driving at LO (1) or HI (2) speeds. A slide switch is located on
top of the drill to select either LO (1) or HI (2) speed. When
using drill in the LO (1) speed range, speed will decrease
and unit will have more power and torque. When using drill in
the HI (2) speed range, speed will increase and unit will have
less power and torque. Use LO (1) speed for high power
and torque applications and HI (2) speed for fast drilling or
driving applications.
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OPERATION
ADJUSTABLE TORQUE CLUTCH
TO DECREASE
TORQUE
See Figure 8.
This product is equipped with an adjustable torque
clutch for driving different types of screws into different materials. The proper setting depends on the type of material
and the size of screw you are using.
ADJUSTING
RING
ADJUSTING TORQUE
There are twenty-four torque indicator settings located on
the front of the drill.
 Rotate the adjusting ring to the desired setting.
• 1-4
For driving small screws
• 5-8
For driving screws into soft material
• 9 - 12 For driving screws into soft and hard
materials
•
13 - 16 For driving screws into hard wood
•
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17 - 23 For driving large screws
For heavy drilling
TO INCREASE
TORQUE
Fig. 8
BIT STORAGE
See Figure 9.
When not in use, the bit provided with this drill can be placed
in the storage area located on the rear of the drill.\
INSTALLING BITS
See Figure 10 - 11.
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of
rotation selector in the center position.
 Open or close the chuck jaws to a point where the opening is slightly larger than the bit size you intend to use.
Also, raise the front of the drill slightly to keep the bit from
falling out of the chuck jaws.
 Insert the drill bit.
SCREWDRIVER BIT
BIT STORAGE AREA
Fig. 9
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 11. This could cause the drill bit to be thrown
from the drill, resulting in possible serious personal
injury or damage to the chuck.
UNLOCK
(RELEASE)
 �Tighten the chuck jaws securely on the bit.
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.
LOCK
(TIGHTEN)
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Fig. 10
OPERATION
REMOVING BITS
See Figure 10.
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of
rotation selector in the center position.
 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.
DRILLING
 Check the direction of rotation selector for the correct
setting (forward or reverse).�
 Secure the material to be drilled in a vise or with clamps
to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates.�
WRONG
 Hold the drill firmly and place the bit at the point to be
drilled.�
Fig. 11
 Depress the switch trigger to start the drill.
 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 do
the work.
WARNING:
Be prepared for binding at bit breakthrough. When
these situations occur, drill has a tendency to grab
and kick opposite to the direction of rotation and
could cause loss of control when breaking through
material. If not prepared, this loss of control can
result in possible serious injury.
 When drilling 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 drilling metals, use a light oil on the drill 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.
NOTE: This drill has an electric brake. When the switch
trigger is released, the chuck stops turning. When the
brake is functioning properly, sparks will be visible through
the vent slots on the housing. This is normal and is the
action of the brake.
Fig. 12
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MAINTENANCE
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
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.
When servicing use only identical RIDGID
replacement parts. Use of any other parts may
create a hazard or cause product damage.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, 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.
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.
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 RIDGID authorized service center.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always remove
the battery pack from the tool when cleaning or
performing any maintenance.
BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND PREPARATION
FOR RECYCLING
BATTERIES
The battery pack for this tool is equipped with nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each
charging will depend on the type of work you are doing.
To preserve natural resources, please
recycle or dispose of batteries
properly.
The batteries in this tool have been designed to provide
maximum trouble-free life. However, like all batteries, they
will eventually wear out. Do not disassemble battery pack
and attempt to replace the batteries. Handling of these
batteries, especially when wearing rings and jewelry, could
result in a serious burn.
This product contains nickel-cadmium
batteries. Local, state or federal
laws may prohibit disposal of nickelcadmium batteries in ordinary trash.
Consult your local waste authority for information regarding
available recycling and/or disposal options.
To obtain the longest possible battery life, we suggest the
following:
 Remove the battery pack from the charger once it is fully
charged and ready for use.
WARNING:
Upon removal, cover the battery pack’s terminals
with heavy-duty adhesive tape. Do not attempt
to destroy or disassemble battery pack or
remove any of its components. Nickel-cadmium
batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly.
Also, never touch both terminals with metal objects
and/or body parts as short circuit may result. Keep
away from children. Failure to comply with these
warnings could result in fire and/or serious injury.
For battery pack storage longer than 30 days:
 Store the battery pack where the temperature is below
80°F.
 Store battery packs in a “discharged” condition.
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MAINTENANCE
CHUCK REMOVAL
MALLET
See Figures 13 - 15.
The chuck may be removed and replaced by a new one.
CHUCK JAWS
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in center position.
 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.
 Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key. Using a
screwdriver, remove the chuck screw by turning it in a
clockwise direction.
HEX KEY
KEYLESS
CHUCK
NOTE: The chuck screw has left hand threads.
 Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the chuck
jaws securely. Tap sharply with a mallet in a counterclockwise direction. This will loosen the chuck on the spindle.
It can now be unscrewed by hand.
Fig. 13
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:
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in the center position.
 Open the chuck jaws.
 Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the chuck
jaws securely. Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in
a clockwise direction. This will tighten the chuck on the
spindle.
SCREWDRIVER
Fig. 14
 Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key.
 Tighten the chuck screw.
MALLET
KEYLESS
CHUCK
HEX KEY
CHUCK JAWS
Fig. 15
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NOTES
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WARRANTY
RIDGID® HAND HELD AND STATIONARY POWER TOOL
3 YEAR LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Proof of purchase must be presented when requesting warranty service.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail
and may not be transferred. This warranty only covers defects arising under normal usage and does not cover any
malfunction, failure or defect resulting from misuse, abuse,
neglect, alteration, modification or repair by other than an
authorized service center for RIDGID® branded hand held
and stationary power tools. Consumable accessories provided with the tool such as, but not limited to, blades, bits
and sand paper are not covered.
Limited to RIDGID® hand held and stationary power tools
purchased 2/1/04 and after. This product is manufactured
by One World Technologies, Inc. The trademark is licensed
from RIDGID, Inc. All warranty communications should be
directed to One World Technologies, Inc., attn: RIDGID Hand
Held and Stationary Power Tool Technical Service at (toll
free) 1-866-539-1710.
90-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE POLICY
RIDGID, INC. AND ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR
PROMISES AS TO THE QUALITY OR PERFORMANCE
OF ITS POWER TOOLS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THIS WARRANTY.
During the first 90 days after the date of purchase, if you are
dissatisfied with the performance of this RIDGID® Hand Held
and Stationary Power Tool for any reason you may return
the tool to the dealer from which it was purchased for a full
refund or exchange. To receive a replacement tool you must
present proof of purchase and return all original equipment
packaged with the original product. The replacement tool
will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of
the 3 YEAR service warranty period.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied warranties, including warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, are disclaimed. Any
implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, that cannot be disclaimed
under state law are limited to three years from the date of
purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. and RIDGID, Inc.
are not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE 3 YEAR
LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
This warranty on RIDGID® Hand Held and Stationary Power
Tools covers all defects in workmanship or materials and normal wear items such as brushes, chucks, motors, switches,
cords, gears and even cordless batteries in this RIDGID®
tool for three years following the purchase date of the tool.
Warranties for other RIDGID® products may vary.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
To obtain service for this RIDGID® tool you must return it;
freight prepaid, or take it in to an authorized service center
for RIDGID® branded hand held and stationary power tools.
You may obtain the location of the authorized service center
nearest you by calling (toll free) 1-866-539-1710 or by logging on to the RIDGID® website at www.ridgid.com. When
requesting warranty service, you must present the original
dated sales receipt. The authorized service center will repair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace
any part covered under the warranty, at our option, at no
charge to you.
One World Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 35, Hwy. 8
Pickens, SC 29671
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
3/8 in. 12 VOLT DRILL
2-SPEED
R820011
Customer Service Information:
For parts or service, contact your nearest RIDGID authorized service center. Be
sure to provide all relevant information when you call or visit. For the location of
the authorized service center nearest you, please call 1-866-539-1710 or visit us
online at www.ridgid.com.
The model number of this tool is found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the serial number in the space provided below. When ordering repair
parts, always give the following information:
R820011
Model No.
Serial No.
983000-502
3-24-06 (REV:01)
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