RIDGID R81030 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
9.6 VOLT PIVOTING SCREWDRIVER
VARIABLE SPEED/REVERSIBLE
R81030
Your screwdriver 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.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
n Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................................2
n General Safety Rules ................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
n Specific Safety Rules.......................................................................................................................................................4
n Safety Rules for Charger .................................................................................................................................................5
n Symbols....................................................................................................................................................................... 6-7
n Features....................................................................................................................................................................... 8-9
n Assembly .........................................................................................................................................................................9
n Operation ................................................................................................................................................................. 10-15
n Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................................................16
n Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................................17
n Customer Service Information.......................................................................................................................................18
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
WARNING!
Read all instructions. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term “power
tool” in all of the warnings listed below refers
to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
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WORK AREA SAFETY
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n Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
n 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.
n Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY
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n 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.
n
n 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.
n Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
n 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.
n 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.
n Use battery only with charger listed.
MODEL
R81030
BATTERY PACK
130252007
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
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 tools
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 tool 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.
CHARGER
140276001
140276002
PERSONAL SAFETY
n 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.
n Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
n 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.
n 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.
BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE
n 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.
SERVICE
n Ensure the switch is in the off position before inserting battery pack. Inserting the battery pack into power
tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
n 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.
n Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create
a risk of injury and fire.
n 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 burns or a fire.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read
instruction manual.
n When servicing a power 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.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
n 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.
n 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.
n Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet
location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric
shock.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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 also make exposed metal parts of the tool
“live” and shock the operator.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
n 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.
n 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
tain chemicals that can damage, weaken, or destroy
plastic.
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal
injury.
n 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.
n 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.
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:
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.
Cord Length (Feet)
25'
50'
100'
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
16
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
n 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.
n Do not use charger outdoors or expose to wet or damp
conditions. Water entering charger will increase the risk
of electric shock.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n Unplug charger from outlet before attempting
any maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of
electric shock.
n 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.
n 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.
n Risk of electric shock. Do not touch uninsulated portion
of output connector or uninsulated battery terminal.
n 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.
n Keep cord and charger from heat to prevent
damage to housing or internal parts.
n Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products,
etc. come in contact with plastic parts. They con-
WARNING:
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
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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, safety glasses with side shields, or
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:
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.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not 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, safety glasses
with side shields, or a full face shield when needed. 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.
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Motor .................................................................9.6 Volt DC
Switch..........................................................Variable Speed
No Load Speed ................................................. 0-530/min.
Coupler.............................................................. 1/4 in. Hex
Charger Input ................................... 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only
Charge Rate ............................................................20 min.
Torque.................................................. Maximum 100 in.lb.
VIEW OF SCREWDRIVER IN PISTOL POSITION
TORQUE
ADJUSTMENT RING
COUPLER
STICK/PISTOL
PIVOT LOCKING BUTTON
SCREWDRIVER BIT
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FOWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
SWITCH TRIGGER
BATTERY PACK
4-1/8 in.
CHARGER
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR SCREWDRIVER
STICK/PISTOL COMBINATION
See Figure 1.
Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
The screwdriver has been designed so that it can be operated as a stick screwdriver or a pistol screwdriver.
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
TORQUE ADJUSTMENT RING
Your screwdriver has a 16-position clutch. The torque adjustment ring can be turned to select the right amount of torque
for your application.
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
Your screwdriver 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.
VARIABLE SPEED
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.
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate
this tool until the damaged or missing parts are
replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible
serious personal injury.
n Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the
box.
n Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are
included.
n Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or
damage occurred during shipping.
WARNING:
n Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
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.
n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-866-539-1710 for assistance.
PACKING LIST
9.6 Volt Screwdriver
Bag
WARNING:
Battery Pack (2)
To prevent accidental starting that could cause
serious personal injury, always remove the battery
pack from the tool when assembling parts.
Charger
Screwdriver Bit
Operator’s Manual
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OPERATION
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with tools 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
n The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch
while charging. This is normal and does not indicate a
problem.
n Do not place the charger in an area of extreme heat or
cold. It will work best at normal room temperature.
n When the batteries become fully charged, unplug the
charger from the power supply and remove the battery
pack.
APPLICATIONS
You may use this tool for the purposes listed below:
n �Driving screws with screwdriver bits
n �Light-duty drilling
CAUTION:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK
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.
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. When the battery pack becomes
discharged and is hot, the green LED will be off and the red
LED will begin flashing.
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.
When the battery pack cools down to approximately 104°F
(40°C), the charger will automatically begin fast charge
mode.
If the red LED continues to flash for more than 90 minutes,
and the green LED remains off, this may indicate a damaged
battery that will not charge.
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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK
TO CHARGE
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.
See Figure 2.
n Charge the battery pack only with the charger provided.
� Make sure the power supply is normal household voltage,
n
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
n Connect the charger to a power supply.
n 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.
n After normal usage, 20 minutes of charging time is
required to be fully charged.
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.
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OPERATION
LED FUNCTION OF CHARGER
See Figure 3.
LED
INDICATOR
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
Evaluate
Thermistor shorted
or open
Flashing
OFF
If red LED continues flashing for
more than 90 minutes, and green
LED remains off, this may
indicate a damaged battery
Charging
Fast charging
ON
Flashing
Fast charges in 20 minutes
Full
Slow charging
OFF
ON
Fast charging is complete.
Charger maintains charge mode.
POWER
INDICATOR
EVALUATE
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.
CHARGING
INDICATOR
Allow up to 5 seconds for the “charge”
light to come on after the battery pack
is inserted.
FULL
INDICATOR
Fig. 3
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OPERATION
TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK
See Figure 4.
n Place the battery pack in the screwdriver, aligning raised
rib on battery pack with groove in the tool’s battery
port.
n Make sure the latches on each side of the battery pack
snap into place and the battery pack is secured to the
screwdriver before beginning operation.
CAUTION:
When placing battery pack in the tool, be sure
raised rib on battery pack aligns with the bottom
of the screwdriver and latches into place properly.
Improper installation of the battery pack can cause
damage to internal components.
RAISED RIBS
LATCHES
TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK
Fig. 4
See Figure 5.
n Locate the latches on the side of the battery pack and
depress both sides to release the battery pack from the
screwdriver.
n Remove the battery pack from the screwdriver.
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 6.
To turn the screwdriver ON, depress the switch trigger. To
turn it OFF, release the switch trigger.
VARIABLE SPEED
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed and
torque with increased trigger pressure and lower speed with
decreased trigger pressure.
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.
DEPRESS LATCHES TO
RELEASE BATTERY PACK
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Fig. 5
OPERATION
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
See Figure 6.
The direction of bit rotation is reversible and is controlled
by a selector located above the switch trigger. With the
screwdriver held in normal operating position, the direction
of rotation selector should be positioned to the left of the
switch trigger for driving. The driving direction is reversed
when the selector is to the right of the switch trigger.
REVERSE
Setting the switch trigger in the OFF (center lock) position
helps reduce the possibility of accidental starting when not
in use.
CAUTION: To prevent gear damage, always allow the
FORWARD
chuck to come to a complete stop before changing the
direction of rotation.
To stop the screwdriver, release the switch trigger and allow
the chuck to come to a complete stop.
SWITCH
TRIGGER
NOTE: The screwdriver will not run unless the direction of
rotation selector is pushed fully to the left or right.
TO DECREASE
TORQUE
Avoid running the screwdriver at low speeds for extended
periods of time. Running at low speeds under constant usage may cause the screwdriver to become overheated. If
this occurs, cool the screwdriver by running it without a load
and at full speed.
Fig. 6
ADJUSTING
RING
ADJUSTABLE TORQUE CLUTCH
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 TORQUE
See Figure 7.
n There are sixteen torque indicator settings located on the
front of the screwdriver.
n Rotate adjustment ring to desired setting, aligning number on adjustment ring with arrow on housing.
• 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 -
TO INCREASE
TORQUE
Fig. 7
For driving screws into hard wood
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OPERATION
STICK/PISTOL POSITION
See Figures 8 - 9.
The screwdriver has been designed so that it can be used
as a stick screwdriver or a pistol screwdriver. A pivot locking
button is located on the side of the screwdriver.
TO LOCK
To place the screwdriver in stick position: Hold in normal
operating position, slide pivot locking button down and twist
front housing fully to the right.
ROTATE
TO STICK
POSITION
To place the screwdriver in pistol position: Hold in normal
operating position, slide pivot locking button down and twist
front housing fully to the left.
TO
RELEASE
ROTATE
TO PISTOL
POSITION
ROTATE TO
STICK POSITION
PIVOT
LOCKING
BUTTON
ROTATE TO
PISTOL POSITION
SCREWDRIVER IN STICK POSITION
Fig. 9
COUPLER
See Figure 10.
The coupler on the screwdriver has been designed to accept
1/4 in. hex bits.
INSTALLING BITS
See Figure 10.
n Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of
rotation selector in the center position.
n Remove the battery pack from the screwdriver.
n Pull the coupler away from the screwdriver (1).
n Insert screwdriver bit to be used into the coupler (2).
n Release the coupler (3).
n Pull on the bit to make sure it is secured in the coupler.
There may be some play in the installed bit; this is
normal.
n Insert battery pack into tool.
WARNING:
Make sure the bit is secured in the coupler before
using the screwdriver. Failure to do so could cause
serious personal injury.
SCREWDRIVER IN PISTOL POSITION
Fig. 8
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OPERATION
RELEASE COUPLER
REMOVING BITS
See Figure 10.
n Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of
rotation selector in the center position.
3
PULL COUPLER
FORWARD
n Remove the battery pack from the screwdriver.
1
n Pull the coupler away from the screwdriver.
n Remove screwdriver bit from the coupler.
LOCKING
GROOVE
INSERT BIT
2
WARNING:
Do not drive a screw where there is likely to be
hidden wiring behind the surface. Contact with a
“live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool
“live” and shock the operator. If you must drive a
screw where hidden wire may be present, always
hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces (handle)
when performing the operation to prevent a shock
to the operator, as seen in figure 11.
COUPLER
BIT
Fig. 10
CAUTION:
Gear housing may become warm to the touch
while screwdriver is operating. Do not use as a
gripping surface.
USING THE SCREWDRIVER
See Figures 11 - 12.
n Check the direction of rotation selector for the correct
setting (forward or reverse).�
n Secure the material to be driven in a vise or with clamps
to keep it from turning as the screwdriver bit rotates.�
n Hold the screwdriver firmly and place the bit at the point
to be driven.�
RIGHT
Fig. 11
n Depress the switch trigger to start the screwdriver.
n Move the screwdriver bit toward the workpiece. Do not
force the screwdriver. Let the tool do the work.
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.
WRONG
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Fig. 12
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:
n 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:
n Store the battery pack where the temperature is below
80°F.
n Store battery packs in a “discharged” condition.
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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.
Hwy. 8
Pickens, SC 29671
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
9.6 VOLT PIVOTING SCREWDRIVER
VARIABLE SPEED/REVERSIBLE
R81030
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:
R81030
Model No.
Serial No.
983000-792
7-05
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