Ryobi P240 Operator`s manual
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
18 VOLT
RIGHT ANGLE DRILL
P240
BATTERIES AND CHARGERS
SOLD SEPARATELY
Your right angle drill has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s high standard 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 Ryobi product.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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.................................................................................................................................................................. 10-14
�n Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................................. 15-16
�n Parts Ordering / Service ................................................................................................................................................ 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.
2
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
n Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
n Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
n Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn
into air vents.
n 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
n Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and 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 bystanders, children, and visitors away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to
lose control.
TOOL USE AND CARE
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n Store idle tools out of reach of children and other
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands
of untrained users.
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 sparks, burns,
or a fire.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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, petroleum-based
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
n 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.
n Use battery operated tool only with specifically
designated battery pack. Use of any other batteries may
create a risk of fire.
n Use battery only with charger listed.
MODEL BATTERY PACK (P100)
CHARGER (P110)
P240
130255004
1423701, 140237023
or 140237021
n 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
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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
n 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.
n 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
n Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a
“live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the cutting
tool “live” and shock the operator.
n Do not place battery tools or their batteries near fire
or heat. This will reduce the risk of explosion and possibly injury.
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 Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to hold work when
practical. It is safer than using your hand and frees both
hands to operate tool.
n 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER
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:
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
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 nickel-cadmium
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 Unplug charger from outlet before attempting
any maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of
electric shock.
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 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 contain
chemicals that can damage, weaken, or destroy plastic.
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 or safety glasses with side shields
and 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 your 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 or
safety glasses with side shields and 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Chuck .............................................................................................................................................................. 3/8 in. Keyless
Motor ......................................................................................................................................................................18 Volt DC
Switch..............................................................................................................................................................Variable Speed
No Load Speed ................................................................................................................................................... 0-1000/min.
Charger Input ....................................................................................................................................... 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only
Charge Rate ..................................................................................................................................................................1 hour
Torque....................................................................................................................................................... Minimum 130 in.lb.
KEYLESS
CHUCK
DIRECTION OF
ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE
CENTER LOCK)
SWITCH
TRIGGER
SWIVELING
BATTERY FOOT
BIT
STORAGE
Fig. 1
8
FEATURES
FORWARD/REVERSE SELECTOR
(DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR)
KNOW YOUR RIGHT ANGLE DRILL-DRIVER
See Figure 1.
Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
Your drill-driver has a forward/reverse selector located
above the switch trigger.
BIT STORAGE
KEYLESS CHUCK
When not in use, bits provided with your drill-driver can be
placed in the storage area located on the base of the
motor housing.
Your drill-driver has a keyless chuck that allows you to
hand tighten or release drill bit in the chuck jaws.
VARIABLE SPEED
RIGHT ANGLE DESIGN
The variable speed switch trigger on your drill-driver delivers
higher speed with increased trigger pressure. Speed is
controlled by the amount of switch trigger depression.
The drill-driver’s right angle head design allows you to get
into tight work areas for drilling and driving.
SWIVELING BATTERY FOOT
SWITCH LOCK
The drill-driver’s swiveling battery foot design positions the
battery pack in the most convenient location.
The switch trigger can be locked in the OFF position. This
feature helps reduce the possibility of accidental starting
when not in use.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
n Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the
box. 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.
n Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-525-2579 for assistance.
If any parts are missing do not operate this tool until the
missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so could result
in possible serious personal injury.
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.
PACKING LIST
3/8 in. Right Angle Drill-Driver with Swiveling Battery Base
Double-ended Bits (2)
WARNING:
Lanyard (not included in combo)
Operator’s Manual
Warranty Registration Card
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
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
WARNING:
Battery packs for this tool are shipped in a low charge condition to prevent possible problems. Therefore, you should
charge it until the green LED on the front of the charger
comes on.
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.
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
WARNING:
CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK
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.
If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the green
LED on charger will come on. Allow battery pack to reach
normal temperature, then the red LED will come on.
NOTE: If the charger does not charge the battery pack
under normal circumstances, return both the battery
pack and charger to your nearest Sears Repair Center for
electrical check.
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.
n Charge the battery pack only with the charger provided.
n Make sure the power supply is normal household
voltage, 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
n Connect the charger to the power supply.
n Place the battery pack in the charger aligning raised
rib on the battery pack with the groove in the charger.
See Figure 2.
n Press down on the battery pack to be sure contacts on
the battery pack engage properly with contacts in the
charger.
n Normally the red LED on charger will come on. This indicates the charger is in fast charging mode.
n Red LED should remain on for approximately 1 hour
then the green LED will come on. Green LED on
indicates battery pack is fully charged and charger is
in maintenance charge mode.
APPLICATIONS
You may use this tool for the following purposes:
n
n
n
n
Drilling in wood
Drilling in ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, and laminates
Drilling in both hard and soft metals
Using driving accessories, such as driving screws with
screwdriver bits
CAUTION:
To prevent damage to the battery pack, remove the
battery pack from the charger immediately if no LED
comes on. Return the battery pack and charger to your
nearest service center for checking or replacing. Also,
if you are removing the battery pack from the charger
and no LEDs are on, return both the battery pack and
the charger to your nearest service center. Do not insert
another battery pack into the charger. A damaged charger
may damage a battery pack.
BATTERY PACK
CHARGER
P110
LED FUNCTIONS OF CHARGER
LED WILL BE ON TO INDICATE STATUS OF
CHARGER AND BATTERY PACK:
n Red LED on = Fast charging mode.
n Green LED on = Fully charged and in maintenance charge
mode.
n Green LED on = When battery pack is inserted into charger, indicates hot battery pack or that battery pack is out
of normal temperature range.
n Yellow and Green LEDs on = Deeply discharged or defective battery pack.
n No LED on = Defective charger or battery pack.
YELLOW LIGHT
GREEN LIGHT
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RED LIGHT
Fig. 2
OPERATION
n
n
n
n
n
TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK
NOTE: The green LED will remain on until the battery pack is removed from the charger or charger is
disconnected from the power supply.
If both yellow and green LEDs come on, this indicates
a deeply discharged or defective battery pack. Allow
the battery pack to remain in the charger for 15 to
30 minutes. When the battery pack reaches normal
voltage range, the red LED should come on. If the
red LED does not come on after 30 minutes, this may
indicate a defective battery pack and should be
replaced.
After normal usage, a minimum of 1 hour of charging time
is required to fully recharge battery pack.
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 and battery pack in an area of
extreme heat or cold. They will work best at normal room
temperature.
NOTE: The charger and battery pack should be placed
in a location where the temperature is more than 50°F
but less than 100°F.
When batteries become fully charged, unplug the charger
from power supply and remove the battery pack.
See Figure 3.
n Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the direction
of rotation selector in the center position.
n Place the battery pack in the drill. Align the raised rib on
the battery pack with the groove inside the drill.
CAUTION:
When placing battery pack in the tool, be sure raised
rib on battery pack aligns with the bottom of the drill
and latches into place properly. Improper installation of the battery pack can cause damage to internal
components.
n Make sure the latches on each side of the battery pack
snap into place and the battery pack is secured in the
drill before beginning operation.
TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK
See Figure 3.
n Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the direction
of rotation selector in the center position.
n Locate the latches on the side of the battery pack and
depress to release the battery pack from the drill.
n Remove the battery pack from the drill.
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 30 minutes before attempting to
recharge. When the battery pack becomes discharged and
is hot, this will cause the green LED to come on instead of
the red LED. After 30 minutes, reinsert the battery pack in
the charger. If the green LED continues to remain on, return
battery pack to your nearest Sears Repair Center for checking or replacing.
NOTE: This situation only occurs when continuous use of the
tool causes the batteries to become hot. It does not occur
under normal circumstances. Refer to “CHARGING A COOL
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 Sears Repair Center for electrical check.
BATTERY
LATCHES
DEPRESS LATCHES TO
RELEASE BATTERY PACK
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Fig. 3
OPERATION
WARNING:
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 rotating drill bit. This
could cause an accident resulting in serious personal
injury.
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 4.
To turn the drill ON, depress the switch trigger. To turn it OFF,
release the switch trigger.
SWITCH LOCK
FORWARD/
REVERSE
SELECTOR WITH
CENTER LOCK
POSITION
See Figure 4.
The switch trigger can be locked in the OFF position to prevent the possibility of accidental starting when not in use. To
lock the switch trigger, place the direction of rotation selector
(Forward/Reverse Selector) in the center position.
VARIABLE SPEED
This tool has a variable speed switch trigger that delivers
higher speed and torque with increased trigger pressure.
Speed is controlled by the amount of switch trigger depression.
FORWARD
REVERSE
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.
REVERSIBLE
VARIABLE SPEED
SWITCH TRIGGER
See Figure 4.
The direction of 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. When the selector is in
center position, the switch trigger is locked.
DRILL BIT
Fig. 4
UNLOCK
(RELEASE)
CHUCK
COLLAR
CAUTION:
To prevent gear damage, always allow chuck to come
to a complete stop before changing the direction of
rotation.
CHUCK JAWS
To stop, release switch trigger and allow the chuck to come
to a complete stop.
LOCK
(TIGHTEN)
CHUCK BODY
KEYLESS CHUCK
Fig. 5
See Figure 5.
The drill has a keyless chuck to tighten or release drill bits in
the chuck jaws. Grasp and hold the collar of the chuck with
one hand. Rotate the chuck body with your other hand. This
chuck has a rachetting design that allows the user to hear a
series of “clicks” while tightening the jaws. This “clicking”
will stop once the chuck and jaws are secure. The arrows on
the chuck indicate which direction to rotate the chuck body in
order to LOCK (tighten) or UNLOCK (release) the drill bit.
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OPERATION
INSTALLING BITS
See Figures 6 - 7.
n Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in center position.
n 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.
n Insert the drill bit straight into the chuck the full length of
the jaws.
n Tighten the chuck jaws on the drill bit.
n To tighten: grasp and hold the collar of the chuck with
one hand, while rotating the chuck body with your other
hand.
NOTE: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
arrow marked LOCK to tighten the chuck jaws.
n Do not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck
jaws.
UNLOCK
(RELEASE)
DRILL BIT
CHUCK
COLLAR
CHUCK
JAWS
LOCK
(TIGHTEN)
CHUCK
BODY
RIGHT
Fig. 6
WRONG
Fig. 7
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 7. This could cause
the drill bit to be thrown from the drill, resulting in possible
serious personal injury or damage to the chuck.
REMOVING BITS
See Figure 6.
n Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in center position.
n Loosen the chuck jaws from the drill bit.
n To loosen: grasp and hold the collar of the chuck with
one hand, while rotating the chuck body with your other
hand.
NOTE: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
arrow marked UNLOCK to loosen the chuck jaws.
n Do not use a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck
jaws.
n Remove the drill bit from the chuck jaws.
SCREWDRIVER
BIT
BIT STORAGE
See Figure 8.
When not in use, bits provided with the drill can be placed
in the storage area located on the base of the drill.
BIT
STORAGE
AREA
Fig. 8
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OPERATION
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.
DRILLING
See Figure 9.
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.
The material to be drilled should be secured in a vise or with
clamps to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates. Hold
the tool firmly and place the bit at the point to be drilled.
Depress the switch trigger to start the tool.
Move the drill bit into the workpiece applying only enough
pressure to keep the bit cutting. Do not force or apply side
pressure to elongate a hole.
Fig. 9
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 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 workpiece or if the drill stalls, release switch
trigger immediately. Remove the bit from the workpiece and
determine the reason for jamming.
SCALE
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.
SWIVELING FOOT
USING SWIVELING BATTERY FOOT
See Figure 10.
The drill-driver’s swiveling battery foot design allows
you to position the battery pack in the most convenient
location. The swiveling battery foot has a degree scale for
accuracy.
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Fig. 10
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
MALLET
When servicing, use only identical Ryobi replacement
parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
cause product damage.
CHUCK JAWS
WARNING:
KEYLESS
CHUCK
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.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always remove the
battery pack from the tool when cleaning or performing
any maintenance.
HEX KEY
Fig. 11
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc., come in contact
with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or
destroy plastic which may result in serious personal
injury.
SCREWDRIVER
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 Ryobi Authorized Service Center.
Fig. 12
CHUCK REMOVAL
MALLET
See Figures 11 - 13.
To remove the chuck:
n Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in center position.
n Insert a 5/16 in. or larger hex key into the chuck of the
drill and tighten the chuck jaws securely.
n Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in a clockwise direction. This will loosen the screw in the chuck for easy
removal.
n Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key. Remove
the chuck screw by turning it in a clockwise direction.
NOTE: The screw has left hand threads.
n Insert the hex key in 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
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MAINTENANCE
TO RETIGHTEN A LOOSE CHUCK
BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND
PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING
See Figures 11 - 13.
The chuck may become loose on the spindle and develop a
wobble. Periodically check the chuck screw for tightness.
To preserve natural resources, please recycle or dispose of batteries properly.
n Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in center position.
n Open the chuck jaws.
n 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.
n Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key.
n Tighten the chuck screw.
NOTE: The chuck screw has left hand threads.
This product contains nickel-cadmium
batteries. Local, state or federal laws
may prohibit disposal of nickel-cadmium
batteries in ordinary trash.
Consult your local waste authority for information regarding
available recycling and/or disposal options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For battery 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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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
18 VOLT
RIGHT ANGLE DRILL
P240
• SERVICE
Now that you have purchased your tool, should a need ever exist for repair parts or
service, simply contact your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to provide
all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-525-2579 for your nearest Ryobi
Authorized Service Center. You can also check our web site at www.ryobitools.com for a
complete list of Authorized Service Centers.
• MODEL NO. AND SERIAL NO.
The model number of this tool will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the model number and serial number in the space provided below.
• HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
When ordering repair parts, always give the following information:
•
MODEL NUMBER
•
SERIAL NUMBER
P240
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625
Post Office Box 1207, Anderson, SC 29622-1207
Phone 1-800-525-2579
www.ryobitools.com
983000-648
6-05
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