180VOLT LITHIUM0ION DRILL/DRIVER

180VOLT LITHIUM0ION DRILL/DRIVER
ITEM #0233310
18-VOLT
LITHIUM-ION
DRILL/DRIVER
MODEL #K18LD-26A
Français p. 19
Español p. 37
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trademarks of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Component
Motor
18 Volt DC
Switch
VSR (Variable Speed Reversible)
No-load speed
0-400/0-1650 RPM
Clutch settings
23+1
Chuck capacity
1/2 in.
Maximum torque
415 in. lbs
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Know the Tool
Keep this manual available for future reference.
Important
Read All Instructions Thoroughly
General Safety Rules For All Power Tools
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow all warnings and
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Save all warnings and instructions for future reference
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool or battery
operated (cordless) power tool.
Work Area Safety
Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks, which may ignite the dust or fumes.
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Distractions can cause you
to lose control.
Electrical Safety
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adaptor plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. $%
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refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
Water entering a power tool will increase
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tool. Keep the cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
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Use
of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground-fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Personal Safety
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medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal
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Protective equipment
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connecting to a power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying
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accidents.
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Power Tool Use and Care
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Any power tool that cannot
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Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
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the hands of untrained users.
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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.
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Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
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into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
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the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire may
make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
Clamping devices or a vise will hold the workpiece in place better and
more safely than holding it by hand.
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secure stance. The power tool is guided more securely with both hands.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other
construction activities contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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— Lead from lead-based paints.
— Crystalline silica from bricks, cement, and other masonry products.
— Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.
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— Work in a well-ventilated area.
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out microscopic particles.
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas with soap and water.
Allowing dust to get into your mouth or eyes or to lie on the skin may promote absorption of
harmful chemicals.
PREPARATION
Know Your Cordless Drill/Driver
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requirements.
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
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F
D
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Part
Description
A
Variable-speed trigger switch
B
Direction-of-rotation selector (forward/center lock/reverse)
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LED work light
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Handle
F
Gear selector
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Keyless chuck
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Belt clip (1)
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Screw (1)
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with the drill/driver to cause carelessness. Remember that
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become familiar with all of the operating features and safety instructions.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. To Attach Battery Pack
a. Place the direction-of-rotation selector (B) in the
center (locked) position.
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b. Align the raised portion on the battery pack (not
included) with the grooves on the bottom of the
drill/driver, and then slide the battery pack onto the
drill/driver as shown.
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c. Make sure that the latch on the battery pack snaps
into place and the battery pack is secured to the drill/
driver before beginning operation.
NOTICE: When placing the battery pack on the tool, be
sure that the raised rib on battery pack aligns with the
groove on the drill/driver and the latches snap into place
properly. Improper assembly of the battery pack can cause
damage to internal components.
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To Detach Battery Pack (Fig. 1)
a. Make sure that the trigger switch (A) is in the “OFF”
position.
b. Press the battery-release button to release the battery
pack.
c. Pull forward on the battery pack to remove it from the
drill/driver.
WARNING: Battery tools are always in operating
condition. Therefore, the direction-of-rotation selector
should always be locked (center) when the tool is not in
use or when carrying the tool at your side.
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2. Trigger Switch
To turn the drill/driver ON, depress the trigger switch
(A). To turn it OFF, release the trigger switch.
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Variable Speed
The variable-speed trigger switch delivers higher
speed with increased trigger pressure and lower
speed with decreased trigger pressure.
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The drill/driver has a two-speed gear box designed
for drilling or driving at two different variable-speed
ranges. A gear selector (F) is located on the top of the
drill/driver to select either 1 (Low) or 2 (High) speed.
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F
When set to 1, the drill/driver will deliver lower speeds
and increased power and torque.
When set to 2, the drill/driver will deliver higher speeds
and reduced power and torque.
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Use 1 for high power and high torque applications and
2 for fast drilling or driving applications.
Use 1 for starting holes without a center punch, drilling
metals, plastics or ceramics, or in applications that
require a higher torque.
2 is better for drilling wood and wood composites and
for using abrasive and polishing accessories.
NOTICE: Never change gears while the tool is running.
Failure to obey this caution could result in serious damage
to the drill/driver.
NOTICE: Avoid running the drill/driver at 1 speed for
extended periods of time. Running at 1 speed under
constant use may cause the drill/driver to become
overheated. If this occurs, cool the drill/driver by running it
without a load at 2 speed.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
4. Direction-of-Rotation Selector
(Forward/Center Lock/Reverse)
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B
The direction of bit rotation is reversible and is
controlled by a selector located above the trigger
switch (A). With the drill/driver held in the normal
operating position, pointing away from you:
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a. Position the direction-of-rotation selector (B) to the
left of the tool for forward rotation.
b. Position the direction-of-rotation selector to the right
of the tool for reverse rotation.
c. Setting the switch in the OFF (center lock) position
helps reduce the possibility of accidental starting
when not in use.
NOTICE: To prevent gear damage, always allow the
drill/driver to come to a complete stop before changing
the direction of rotation.
NOTICE: The drill/driver will not run unless the directionof-rotation selector is engaged fully to the left or right.
FORWARD
REVERSE
Electric Brake
To stop the drill/driver, release the trigger switch
and allow the tool to come to a complete stop. The
electric brake quickly stops the rotation. This feature
engages automatically when you release the trigger
switch.
NOTICE: This drill/driver is equipped with an electric
brake. When the brake is functioning properly, sparks
may be visible through the vent slots in the housing.
This is normal and is the action of the brake.
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5. Keyless Chuck
The drill/driver has a keyless chuck (G) to tighten or
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the chuck indicate the direction in which to rotate
the chuck body in order to GRIP (tighten) or OPEN
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WARNING: Do not hold the chuck body with one
hand and use the power of the drill/driver to tighten the
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your hand, or your hand could slip and come in contact
with the rotating bit. This could cause an accident
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settings and 1 drilling setting. The higher the torque
setting, the more force the drill/driver produces to
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When using the drill/driver for different driving
applications, it is necessary to increase or decrease
the torque to help prevent the possibility of
damaging screw heads, threads, workpiece, etc.
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and the type of bit, fastener, and material you will
be using. In general, use greater torque for larger
screws. If the torque is too high, the screws may be
damaged or broken. For delicate operations, such
as removing a partially stripped screw, use a low
torque setting. For operations such as driving into
hardwood, use a higher torque setting.
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CAUTION: Do not change the torque setting when
the tool is running.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
7. Drill Mode
Select the drill mode for drilling and other heavyduty applications. To select the drill mode, rotate the
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with the torque indicator and clicks into position.
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8. LED Work Light
The LED work light (D), located above the trigger
switch (A), will illuminate when the trigger switch is
depressed. This provides additional light on the surface
of the workpiece for operation in lower-light areas. The
LED work light will turn off when the trigger switch is
released.
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9. Installing The Belt Clip
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a. Align the rib of the belt clip (H) with the hole on the
base of the drill.
b. Insert the screw (I) and tighten the screw securely
with a Phillips screwdriver (not included).
Removing the Belt Clip (Fig. 9)
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a. Use a screwdriver to loosen the screw (I) that
attaches the belt clip (H) to the drill.
b. Remove the screw and the belt clip.
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10. Installing Bits
a. Lock the trigger switch by placing the direction-ofrotation selector (B) in the OFF (center) position.
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opening is slightly larger than the shank of the bit you
intend to use.
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c. Insert the bit.
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NOTICE: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
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WARNING: Make sure to insert the drill bit straight
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shown in Fig. 10a. This could cause the drill bit to be
thrown from the drill/driver, resulting in possibly serious
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
11. Removing Bits
a. Lock the trigger switch by placing the direction-ofrotation selector (B) in the OFF (center) position.
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NOTICE: Rotate the chuck body in the reverse direction
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c. Remove the drill bit.
WARNING: 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: Battery tools are always in operating
condition. Therefore, the direction-of-rotation selector
should always be locked (center) when not in use or
carrying the drill at your side.
12. Drilling
a. Check the direction-of-rotation selector for the correct
setting (forward or reverse).
b. Secure the material to be drilled in a vise or with
clamps to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates.
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point to be drilled.
d. Depress the trigger switch to start the drill/driver.
e. Move the drill bit into the workpiece, applying only
enough pressure to keep the bit cutting. Do not force
the drill/driver or apply side pressure to elongate a
hole. Let the tool do the work.
f. When drilling hard, smooth surfaces, use a center
punch to mark the desired location of the hole. This
will prevent the drill bit from slipping off center as the
hole is started.
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stalls, stop the tool immediately. Remove the bit
from the workpiece and determine the reason for
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h. To stop the drill/driver, release the trigger switch and allow the tool to come to a complete stop.
The electric brake quickly stops the rotation. This feature engages automatically when you release
the trigger switch.
NOTICE: This drill/driver is equipped with an electric brake. When the brake is functioning properly,
sparks may be visible through the vent slots in the housing. This is normal and is the action of the brake.
Wood Drilling
a. For maximum performance, use high-speed steel or brad-point bits for drilling wood.
b. Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit from slipping off the starting point.
c. Increase speed as the drill bit bites into the material.
d. When drilling “through” holes, place a block of wood behind the workpiece to prevent ragged or
splintered edges on the back side of the hole.
Metal Drilling
a. For maximum performance, use high-speed steel bits for drilling metal or steel.
b. When drilling metals, use 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.
c. Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit from slipping off the starting point.
d. Maintain a speed and pressure which will allow cutting without overheating the bit. Applying too
much pressure will:
— Overheat the drill/driver.
— Wear the bearings.
— Bend or burn bits.
— Produce off-center or irregular-shaped holes.
Masonry Drilling
a. For maximum performance, use carbide-tipped masonry bits when drilling holes in brick, tile,
concrete, etc.
b. Maintain a speed and pressure which will allow cutting without overheating the bit or drill/driver.
Applying too much pressure will:
— Overheat the drill/driver.
— Wear the bearings.
— Bend or burn bits.
— Produce off-center or irregular-shaped holes.
c. Apply light pressure and medium speed for best results in brick.
d. Apply additional pressure for hard materials, such as concrete.
e. When drilling holes in tile, practice on a scrap piece to determine the best speed and pressure.
f. Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit from slipping off the starting point.
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13. Screw Driving
Try to use modern screws for easy driving and
improved grip.
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a. Install the correct driver bit.
b. Ensure that the torque-setting ring is set to the most
suitable setting. If in doubt, start with a low setting
and gradually increase the setting until the most
suitable position is found. Do not change the torque
setting when the tool is running.
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pressure to the trigger initially. Increase the speed
only when full control can be maintained.
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shank diameter of the screw. The pilot hole will act as
a guide for the screw and will also make tightening
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close to an edge of the material, a pilot hole will also
help to prevent splitting of the wood.
e. Use a countersinking bit (available separately) to accommodate the screw head, so that it does
not protrude from the surface.
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pilot hole, but remember that there must be enough remaining material for the screw to grip! If
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(as when using very hard woods) try using a lubricant such as soap; liquid soap is usually best.
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h. To stop the drill/driver, release the trigger switch and allow the tool to come to a complete stop.
The electric brake quickly stops the rotation. This feature engages automatically when you release
the trigger switch.
NOTICE: This drill/driver is equipped with an electric brake. When the brake is functioning properly,
sparks may be visible through the vent slots in the housing. This is normal and is the action of
the brake.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
General Maintenance
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Before cleaning or performing any maintenance, remove the battery pack from the tool. For safe
and proper operation, always keep the tool and its ventilation slots clean. Always use only a soft, dry
cloth to clean your drill/driver; never use detergent or alcohol.
14. Chuck Removal
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The chuck can be removed and replaced.
a. Lock the trigger switch by placing the direction-ofrotation selector in the center position.
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c. Use a screwdriver to remove the chuck screw by
turning it in a clockwise direction.
d. Insert a 5/16-in. or larger hex key into the chuck of
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around the hex key.
e. Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in a counterclockwise direction. This will loosen the chuck for
easy removal.
NOTICE: The chuck screw has left handed threads.
Attach a new chuck to the spindle and tighten the chuck
screw.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING: Turn the switch to the “OFF” position and remove the battery pack from the tool
before performing troubleshooting procedures.
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
The drill/driver does not work
Battery is depleted
Charge the battery
Bit cannot be installed
1. Sleeve is not released
1. Release the sleeve
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2. Use the appropriate bit
Cooling vents are obstructed
Clean, clear vents. Do not cover
vents with hand during operation
Motor overheating
5-YEAR HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY
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This drill/driver is warranted for the original user to be free from defects in material and workmanship.
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return the drill/driver along with proof of purchase to the place of purchase for a free replacement or
refund, or call 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258) for warranty service.
This warranty is void if: defects in materials or workmanship or damages result from repairs or
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parts; the damage is due to normal wear, damage is due to abuse (including overloading of the tool
beyond capacity), improper maintenance, neglect or accident; or the damage is due to the use of the
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This warranty excludes blades, bits, bulbs and accessories.
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to state.
Printed in China
KOBALT® and the K Design® are registered trademarks
of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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ITEM #0233310
18-VOLT
CIRCULAR
SAW
MODEL #K18LC-26A
Français p. 21
Español p. 41
KOBALT® and the K Design® are registered
trademarks of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
ATTACH YOUR RECEIPT HERE
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Questions, problems, missing parts? Before returning to your retailer, call our customer
service department at 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258), 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., EST,
Monday - Friday.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Component
Motor
18V DC
No-load speed
4,500 RPM
Saw blade size
5-1/2 in.
Cutting angle
50°
Depth of cut at 90°
1-1/2 in.
Depth of cut at 45°
1 1/16 in.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Know the Tool
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Keep this manual available for future reference.
Important
Read All Instructions Thoroughly
General Safety Rules For All Power Tools
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow all warnings and
!"
Save All Warnings and Instructions for Future Reference
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool or battery
operated (cordless) power tool.
Work Area Safety
Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks, which may ignite the dust or fumes.
Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you
to lose control.
Electrical safety
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adaptor plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. $%
reduce the risk of electric shock.
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refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
Water entering a power tool will increase
the risk of electric shock.
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Keep the cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
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Use
of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground-fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Personal Safety
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool.
!
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medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal
"
Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment
such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection, used for appropriate
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Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure that the switch is in the off-position before
connecting to a power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying
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accidents.
Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left
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Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of
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Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves
away from moving parts.'"%
If devices are provided for the connection of dust-extraction and collection, ensure that
these are connected and properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dust-related hazards.
Power Tool Use and Care
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The correct
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Any power tool that cannot
be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
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before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in
the hands of untrained users.
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7
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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.
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Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
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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.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Battery Tool Use and Care
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parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
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Safety Instructions for All Saws
DANGER: Keep hands away from the cutting area and the blade. Keep your second hand
on the auxiliary handle or the motor housing. If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be
cut by the blade.
The guard cannot protect you from the blade below the
workpiece.
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Less than a full tooth of the blade
teeth should be visible below the workpiece.
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binding, and loss of control.
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cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will also make
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Blades that do not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run eccentrically, causing loss of
control.
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specially designed for your saw for optimum performance and safe of operation.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Further Safety Instructions For All Saws
Cause and operator prevention of kickback:
— Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or misaligned saw blade, causing an
uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the workpiece toward the operator.
— When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and the
motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back toward the operator.
— If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the blade
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back toward the operator.
Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or incorrect operating procedures or conditions and
can be avoided by taking proper precautions, as given below.
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forces. Position your body to either side of the blade, but not in line with the blade. Kickback
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proper precautions are taken.
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hold the saw motionless in the material until the blade comes to a complete stop. Never
attempt to remove the saw from the work or pull the saw backward while the blade is in
motion, or kickback may occur. Investigate and take corrective actions to eliminate the cause of
blade binding.
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saw teeth are not engaged in the material. If the saw blade is binding, it may walk up or kickback
from the workpiece as the saw is restarted.
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tend to sag under their own weight. Supports must be placed under the panel on both sides: near
the line of cut and near the edge of the panel.
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Safety Instructions For Lower Blade Guard
Check the lower guard for proper closing before each use. Do not operate the saw if the
lower guard does not move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower guard
into the open position. If the saw is accidentally dropped, the lower guard may be bent. Raise the
lower guard with the retracting handle and make sure that it moves freely and does not touch the
blade or any other part, in all angles and all depths of cut.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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properly, they must be serviced before use. A lower guard may operate sluggishly due to
damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a build-up of debris.
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blade enters the material, the lower guard must be released. For all other sawing, the lower
guard should be allowed to operate automatically.
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An unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk backwards,
cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of the time it takes for the blade to stop after the switch is
released.
Additional Safety Rules For Circular Saws
Always wear a dust mask
Only use recommended saw blades
Always wear hearing protection
Do not use with any abrasive wheels
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other
construction activities contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
— Lead from lead-based paints.
— Crystalline silica from bricks, cement, and other masonry products.
— Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending upon how often you do
this type of work.
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:
— Work in a well-ventilated area.
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out microscopic particles.
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
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Allowing dust to get into your mouth or eyes or to lie on the skin may promote absorption
of harmful chemicals.
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PREPARATION
Know Your Circular Saw
Before attempting to use the circular saw, familiarize yourself with all of its operating features and
safety requirements.
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
Part
Description
A
Trigger switch
B
Motor housing
C
Main handle
D
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E
Bevel locking knob
F
0° - 50° bevel scale
G
Edge-guide locking knob
H
Blade-guard lever
I
Lower blade guard
J
Base plate
K
Upper blade guard
L
Depth-locking lever
M
Depth scale
N
Spindle-lock button
O
Blade
P
Blade bolt
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Lock-off button
S
Blade-guide notch
T
Edge-guide slots
U
Blade-rotation indicator
V
Blade wrench
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with the saw to cause carelessness. Remember that one
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become familiar with all of the operating features and safety instructions.
WARNING: [!]
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WARNING: If any part of the tool is missing or damaged, do not attach the battery pack or use
the tool until the part has been repaired or replaced. Failure to heed this warning could result in
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removing blades, cleaning, or when it is not in use.
Applications
This saw can be used for the purpose listed below:
Cutting all types of wood and wood products
NOTICE: The use of abrasive cut-off wheels is not recommended with this saw.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Variable-Speed Trigger Switch
Your saw is equipped with a trigger switch (A) to turn
the saw on and off, and to control the speed.
a. To start the saw, depress the lock-off button (R) and
then squeeze the trigger switch.
b. To stop the saw, release the trigger switch and allow
it to return to the “OFF” position.
2. To Attach Battery Pack
a. Ensure that the trigger switch (A) is in the “OFF”
position.
b. Align the raised rib on the battery pack (not included)
with the grooves on the bottom of the saw, and then
attach the battery pack to the saw.
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2
NOTICE: Make sure that the latch on the battery pack
snaps into place and the battery pack is secured to the
tool before beginning operation.
CAUTION: When placing the battery pack on the
tool, be sure that the raised rib on battery pack aligns with
the groove on the saw and the latches snap into place
properly. Improper assembly of the battery pack can
cause damage to internal components.
To Detach Battery Pack (Fig. 2)
a. Ensure that the trigger switch is in the ‘OFF’ position.
b. Depress the battery-release button located on the front of the battery pack to release the battery
pack.
c. Pull the battery forward to remove from the tool.
Saw Blades
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Using a dull blade will place a heavy load on the saw and increase the danger of kickback. Keep
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b. Gum and resin on blades will slow the saw down. Follow the instructions for REMOVING A SAW
BLADE, use gum and resin remover, hot water, or kerosene to remove these accumulations.
WARNING: Do not use gasoline to clean the blade.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.
a.
b.
c.
Installing a Saw Blade
Remove the battery pack from the saw.
Depress and hold the spindle-lock button (N).
While keeping the spindle-lock button depressed,
remove the blade bolt (P) by turning it clockwise with
the blade wrench (V).
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replace it before placing the blade on the spindle. Failure
to do so will prevent the blade from tightening properly
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e. Use the blade-guard lever (H) to retract the lower
blade guard (I) into the upper blade guard (K). Make
sure that the lower guard works properly and allows
the guard to move freely.
f. Verify that the saw teeth, the arrow on the saw blade and the blade-rotation indicator (U) on the
blade guard are all pointing in the same direction.
NOTICE: The saw teeth should point upward at the front of the saw, as shown in Fig. 3.
g. Fit the saw blade (O) inside the lower blade guard (I) and onto the spindle.
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removing the saw blade.
Removing the Saw Blade (Fig. 3)
a. Remove the battery pack from the saw.
b. Depress and hold the spindle-lock button (N).
c. While keeping the spindle-lock button depressed, remove the blade bolt (P) by turning it clockwise
with the wrench (V) (included).
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e. Lift the lower blade guard (I).
f. Remove the blade (O).
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
4. Blade Guard System
The lower blade guard (I) on the circular saw is there
for the operator’s protection and safety. Do not alter it
for any reason.
If the lower blade guard becomes damaged or if the
blade begins to run slowly or sluggishly, DO NOT
operate the saw until the damaged part has been
repaired or replaced. ALWAYS leave the guard in its
correct operating position when using the saw.
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DANGER: When sawing through a workpiece,
the lower blade guard does not cover the blade on the
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on the underside of the workpiece, ALWAYS keep hands
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moving blade.
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not operating correctly. Check the lower blade guard for correct operation before each use. The lower
blade guard is operating correctly when it moves freely and instantly returns to the closed position. If
the saw is dropped, check the lower blade guard and bumper for damage at all depth settings before
using it.
If the lower blade guard does not snap closed at any time, remove the battery pack from the saw.
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from the full open position to the closed position several times. This will usually restore the guard to
its normal operating condition. If this does not correct a slow or sluggishly closing lower guard, do not
use the saw. Take it to an authorized service technician for repair.
5. Starting/Stopping The Saw
a. To start the saw: Depress lock-off button (R), and
then depress the trigger switch (A). Always allow the
blade to reach full speed, and then guide the saw into
the workpiece.
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WARNING: The blade should reach full speed
before it comes into contact with the workpiece.
b. To stop the saw: Release the trigger switch (A) and
allow the blade to come to a complete stop.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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6. Depth-Of-Cut Adjustment
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WARNING: Always maintain the correct
blade-depth setting.
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The correct blade-depth setting for all cuts should not
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than 1/4 in. (6.5 mm).
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Greater blade depth will increase the chance of kickback,
and cause the cut to be rough.
a. Remove the battery pack from the saw.
b. Raise the depth-locking lever (L) to release it.
c. Determine the desired depth of cut.
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and raise or lower the saw until the indicator mark on
the saw aligns with the desired depth on the depth
scale (M).
e. Lower depth-locking lever to lock it into position.
7. Adjusting the Cutting Angle
a. Loosen the bevel-locking knob (E), located on the
0°-50° bevel scale (F) on the base plate (J).
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b. Tilt the body of the saw until the required angle is
reached (refer to the 0°~50° bevel scale).
c. Tighten the bevel-locking knob to secure the saw and
angle.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
8. Cutting With the Circular Saw
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incorrect ways of handling the saw.
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WARNING: To make sawing easier and safer,
always maintain proper control of the saw. Loss of control
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DANGER: When lifting the saw from the workpiece,
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lower blade guard closes. Make sure that the lower blade
guard is closed before setting the saw down.
To make the safest and best possible cut, follow these
helpful hints:
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b. Avoid placing your hand on the workpiece while
making a cut (Fig. 8).
c. Support the workpiece so that the cut is always to
the operator’s side and not directly in line with the
operator’s body.
d. Support the workpiece near the cut.
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e. Clamp the workpiece securely so that the workpiece
will not move during the cut (Fig. 8a).
f. Always place the saw on the portion of the workpiece
that is supported, and not on the “cut off” piece
(Fig. 8b).
g. Place the workpiece with the “good” side down.
h. Draw a guideline along the desired cutting line before
beginning the cut.
8b
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
9. Cross-Cutting/Rip Cutting
When making a cross-cut or a rip cut, align the guideline
with the blade-guide notch (S) on the base, as shown
in Fig. 9. The distance from the saw blade to the saw
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of the saw and 4-1/4 in. (10.8 cm) on the right side.
Blade thicknesses vary, so you should always make a
trial cut in scrap material along a guideline to determine
how much the guideline must be offset from the guide to
produce an accurate cut.
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NOTICE: The distance from the cutting line to the
guideline is the amount by which the guide should be
offset. Use a guide when making long or wide rip cuts.
Rip Cutting Using a Straight Edge (Fig. 9a)
a. Secure the workpiece.
b. Clamp a straight edge to the workpiece using
C-clamps (not included).
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NOTICE: Position the C-clamps so that they will not
interfere with the saw housing during the cut.
c. Press the lock-off button and depress the trigger
switch to start the saw.
d. Allow the blade to reach full speed, then guide the
saw into the workpiece and make the cut.
e. Saw along the straight edge to achieve a straight rip
cut.
f. Release the trigger switch and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop.
g. Lift the saw from the workpiece.
NOTICE: Do not bind the blade in the cut.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
10. Bevel Cutting
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To make the best possible cut:
a. Align the cutting line with the blade-guide notch (S)
on the base when making 45° bevel cuts.
b. Make a trial cut in scrap material along a guideline to
determine the amount to offset the guideline on the
cutting material.
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between 0° and 50°.
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WARNING: Attempting a bevel cut without having
the bevel-locking knob securely locked in place can result
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e. Rest the front edge of the base on the workpiece
without touching the blade to the workpiece.
f. Start the saw and allow the blade to reach full speed.
g. Guide the saw into the workpiece, and make the cut.
h. Release the trigger switch and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop.
i. Lift the saw from the workpiece.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
11. Pocket Cutting
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0°before making a pocket cut. Attempting a pocket cut at
any other setting can result in loss of control of the saw
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knob.
b. Set the blade to the correct blade-depth setting and
tighten the depth-locking lever (L).
c. Swing the lower blade guard up using the bladeguard lever (H).
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d. Hold the lower blade guard in place with the
blade-guard lever.
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with the rear of the handle raised so that the blade does not touch the workpiece.
f. Press the lock-off button and depress the trigger switch to start the saw.
g. Allow the blade to reach full speed, then guide the saw into the workpiece and make the cut.
h. Release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come to a complete stop.
i. Lift the saw from the workpiece.
WARNING: Always cut in a forward direction when pocket cutting. Cutting in the reverse
direction could cause the saw to climb up on the workpiece and kick back toward the operator.
WARNING: As the blade starts cutting the material, release the blade-guard lever immediately.
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the end of the cut.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
All maintenance should only be carried out by an authorized service organization.
Cleaning
Before cleaning or performing any maintenance, remove the battery pack from the tool. For safe and
proper operation, always keep the tool and its ventilation slots clean.
Always use only a soft, dry cloth to clean your circular saw; never use detergent or alcohol.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING: Remove battery pack from the saw before performing troubleshooting procedures.
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Motor does not start
1. Battery pack has
been depleted
1. Charge the battery pack
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burns the wood
1. Improper operation
2. Dull blade
3. Improper blade
4. Warped blade
1. See “OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS” section
2. Replace or sharpen blade
3. Replace blade
4. Replace blade
Saw vibrates or
shakes
1. Damaged blade
2. Loose blade
1. Replace blade
2. Tighten blade bolt
5-YEAR HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY
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This circular saw is warranted for the original user to be free from defects in material and
workmanship.
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return the circular saw along with proof of purchase to the place of purchase for a free replacement or
refund, or call 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258) for warranty service.
This warranty is void if: defects in materials or workmanship or damages result from repairs or
alterations which have been made or attempted by others or the unauthorized use of nonconforming
parts; the damage is due to normal wear, damage is due to abuse (including overloading of the tool
beyond capacity), improper maintenance, neglect or accident; or the damage is due to the use of the
tool after partial failure or use with improper accessories or unauthorized repair or alteration.
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to state.
Printed in China
Kobalt® & K Design® are registered trademarks
of LF, LLC. All rights reserved.
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ITEM #0233310
18-VOLT
RECIPROCATING
SAW
MODEL #K18LR-26A
Français p. 15
Español p. 31
KOBALT® and the K Design® are registered
trademarks of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
ATTACH YOUR RECEIPT HERE
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Questions, problems, missing parts? Before returning to your retailer, call our customer
service department at 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258), 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., EST,
Monday - Friday.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Component
Rated voltage
18V DC
No-load speed
0- 3,000 SPM
Blade stroke
7/8 in. (22mm)
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Know the Tool
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using it. Keep this manual available for future reference.
Important
Read All Instructions Thoroughly
General Safety Rules for All Power Tools
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Save all warings and instructions for future reference.
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Work Area Safety
Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
liquids, gases or dust. %!%
Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you
to lose control.
Electrical Safety
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adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. $%
reduce the risk of electric shock.
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refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
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the risk of electric shock.
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tool. Keep the cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
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Use
of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
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interrupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Personal Safety
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool.
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medication.X%%result in serious personal
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Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment
such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection, used for appropriate
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Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure that the switch is in the off-position before
connecting to a power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying
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accidents.
Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on.X%!
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Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of
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Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves
away from moving parts.'"%
If devices are provided for the connection of dust-extraction and collection facilities, ensure
that these are connected and properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dust-related
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are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Battery Tool Use and Care
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electric shock.
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of the blade to your hand is hidden from your sight.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other
construction activities contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
— Lead from lead-based paints.
— Crystalline silica from bricks, cement, and other masonry products.
— Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending upon how often you do this type of work.
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:
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Allowing dust to get into your mouth or eyes or to lie on the skin may promote absorption of
harmful chemicals.
PREPARATION
Know Your Reciprocating Saw
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and safety requirements.
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
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Parts
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Blade-clamp lever
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. To Attach Battery Pack
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b. Align the raised rib on the battery pack (not included)
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NOTICE: Make sure that the latch on the battery pack
snaps into place and the battery pack is secured to the
tool before beginning operation.
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ATTACH
CAUTION: When placing the battery pack on the
tool, be sure that the raised rib on battery pack aligns
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place properly. Improper assembly of the battery pack
can cause damage to internal components.
DETACH
To Detach Battery Pack (Fig. 1)
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b. Depress the battery-release button located on the
front of the battery pack to release the battery pack.
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2. Blade Selection
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important to select the correct blade for the particular
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ITEM #0233310
18-VOLT
LITHIUM-ION
LED WORKLIGHT
MODEL #K18LL-26A
Français p. 9
Español p. 19
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trademarks of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
ATTACH YOUR RECEIPT HERE
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Purchase Date
Questions, problems, missing parts? Before returning to your retailer, call our customer
service department at 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258), 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., EST,
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Component
Rated voltage
Illumination source
Head pivot
Head rotates
Run-time
18V DC
24 light emitting diodes (LEDs)
180°
270°
> 12.5 hours
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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General Safety Rules for All Power Tools
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reduce the risk of electric shock.
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are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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ITEM #0233310
18-VOLT COMPACT
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
MODEL #K18-LBS23A
Français p. 13
KOBALT® and the K Design® are registered
trademarks of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Español p. 27
ATTACH YOUR RECEIPT HERE
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Questions, problems, missing parts? Before returning
to your retailer, call our customer service department at
1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258), 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., EST,
Monday - Friday.
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AB13463
TABLE OF CONTENTS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
SPECIFICATIONS
Component
Model
K18-LBS23A
Battery type
Lithium
Battery voltage
18V DC
Battery charger model
K18-LC25A
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Carefully read this manual and all labels affixed to the battery pack
before using. Keep this manual available for future reference.
IMPORTANT
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technician.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY
General Safety Rules for All Power Tools
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow all warnings and instructions may result in electric
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Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains operated
(corded) power tool or battery operated (cordless) power tool.
Work area safety
™ Keep the work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark
areas invite accidents.
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tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
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Electrical Safety
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such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There
is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or
grounded.
Water
entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
Battery Tool Use and Care
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manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery
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metal objects such as paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws
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the safety of the power tool is maintained.
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battery pack or charger that has been dropped or received a
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presence of a source of ignition, such as a pilot light. To
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location where the temperature is greater that 41°F
(5° C) and less that 104°F (40° C). Do not store outside or in
vehicles.
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them with clean water for at least 10 minutes, and then seek
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come in contact with plastic parts. These substances contain
chemicals that can damage, weaken or destroy plastic.
Refer to them frequently and use them
to instruct others who may use this tool. If you lend someone this
tool, lend them these instructions also to prevent misuse of the
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Know Your Battery Pack
Before attempting to use the battery pack, familiarize yourself with
all of its operating features and safety requirements.
A
B
C
Part
Description
A
Battery release button
B
Electrical contacts
C
Battery vents
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Power Indicator
This lithium-ion battery pack is equipped with a power indicator that
displays the battery pack’s charge status. Press the power indicator
button to display the LED lights. The LED lights will stay lit for
approximately 4 seconds.
NOTICE: The power indicator can be used whether the battery is
attached or removed from tool.
80% - 100% charge
60% - 79% charge
40% - 59% charge
20% - 39% charge
Under 20% charge
Completely discharged or overloaded
High/low temperature
8
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Low Capacity Warning
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charged to less than 10% of its capacity and should be recharged.
Unlike other types of battery packs, lithium-ion battery packs deliver
fade-free power for their entire run time. The tool will not experience
a slow, gradual loss of power as it is used.
The power delivered to the tool will drop quickly when the battery
pack is at the end of its run time and needs to be charged. When the
battery pack is completely discharged, the POWER BAR will begin
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tool from the workpiece and charge the battery pack as needed.
Battery Protection
The battery circuitry protects the battery pack from extreme
temperature, over-discharge, and over-charge. To protect the battery
from damage and prolong its life, the battery pack circuitry will turn
off the battery pack if it becomes overloaded or if the temperature
becomes too high during use. This may happen in extremely high
torque, binding, and stalling situations. This intelligent system will
shut down your battery pack if its operating temperature exceeds
176°F (80°C) and will begin normal operation when it returns to
32°F (0°C) - 122°F (50°C).
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detects a momentary overload. Reset the battery pack by pressing
the POWER BAR button. Press the POWER BAR button again to
display the remaining charge.
NOTICE:X
battery pack indicates that the batteries are near the end of their
usable life and must be replaced.
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Cold Weather Operation
This lithium-ion battery pack will provide optimal performance in
temperatures between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C). When the
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warm itself. Put the battery pack on a tool and use the tool in a light
application. After about a minute, the battery pack will have warmed
itself and will operate normally.
When to Charge the Battery Pack
NOTICE: This lithium-ion battery pack is shipped partially charged.
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The lithium-ion battery pack can be charged at any time and will not
develop a “memory” if it is charged after only a partial discharge. It
is not necessary to completely discharge the battery pack before
recharging. Remove the battery pack from the tool and recharge it
when it is convenient or when it is not in use.
Use the POWER BAR to determine when the battery pack needs to
be recharged.
It is recommended that the battery pack be brought up to full charge
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This lithium-ion battery pack delivers fade-free power, and therefore,
the only time it is necessary to charge it is when the battery pack
has reached the end of its charge. The power delivered to the tool
will drop quickly when the battery pack is at the end of its run time
and needs to be charged. Charge the battery pack as needed.
10
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. How to Charge
the Battery Pack
1
NOTICE: This lithium-ion
battery pack is shipped
partially charged. Before
charge the battery pack.
A fully discharged battery
pack model K18-LBS23A will
charge in about 30 minutes
in a surrounding temperature
between 32°F (0°C) and
104°F (40°C).
a. Always charge the
battery pack with the
correct charger.
b. Connect the charger to
a power supply.
c. Attach the battery pack to the charger by aligning the raised ribs
of the battery pack with the slot in the charger. Slide the battery
pack onto the charger (Fig. 1).
11
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
All maintenance should be carried out only by an authorized
service organization.
Cleaning
Before cleaning or performing any maintenance, remove the
battery pack from the tool. For safe and proper operation, always
keep the tool and its ventilation slots clean.
Always use only a soft, dry cloth to clean your battery pack, never
use any detergent or alcohol.
3-YEAR HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY
These battery packs are warranted to the original purchaser from the original
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herein.
This battery pack is warranted for the original user to be free from defects in
material and workmanship.
If you believe that the battery pack is defective at any time during the
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purchase to the place of purchase for a free replacement or refund, or call
1-888-3KOBALT for warranty service.
This warranty is void if: defects in materials or workmanship or damages
result from repairs or alterations which have been made or attempted by
others or the unauthorized use of nonconforming parts; the damage is
due to normal wear, damage is due to abuse (including overloading of the
tool beyond capacity), improper maintenance, neglect or accident; or the
damage is due to the use of the tool after partial failure or use with improper
accessories or unauthorized repair or alteration.
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rights that vary from state to state.
KOBALT® and the K Design® are registered
trademarks of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Printed in China
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ITEM #0233310
18-VOLT
LITHIUM-ION CHARGER
MODEL #K18-LC25A
Français p. 17
KOBALT® and the K Design® are registered
trademarks of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Español p. 35
ATTACH YOUR RECEIPT HERE
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Questions, problems, missing parts? Before returning
to your retailer, call our customer service department at
1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258), 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., EST,
Monday - Friday.
AB13455
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Components
Charger input
Charging output
Charging time for batteries
120-Volts, 60Hz AC only
18V DC
K18-LB15A: 30 min.
K18-LB30A: 60 min.
K18-LBS23A: 30 min.
32°F (0°C) - 131°F (55°C)
Optimum charging temperature
NOTICE: For use with the following batteries only.
Battery Pack
Voltage
Battery Capacity
Type
K18-LB15A
18V
1,500 mAh max
Li-Ion
K18-LB30A
18V
3,000 mAh max
Li-Ion
K18-LBS23A
18V
1,300 mAh max
Li-Ion
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Save These Instructions
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for
battery charger.
Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary
markings on battery charger, battery, and product using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce risk of injury, charge only 18V, maximum
1,500 mAh Li-Ion, 18V, maximum 3,000 mAh Li-Ion or 18V, maximum
1,300 mAh Li-Ion type rechargeable batteries. Other types of
batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Know the Tool
To operate this tool, carefully read this manual and all labels to the tool before using it. Keep this manual available for future
reference.
Important
Read All Instructions Thoroughly
General Safety Rules for all Power Tools
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow all warnings and instructions may result in electric
!"
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains operated
(corded) power tool or battery operated (cordless) power tool.
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Work Area Safety
Cluttered and dark
areas invite accidents.
*"
Power tools create sparks, which may ignite the dust or fumes.
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tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Electrical Safety
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plug in any way. Do not use any adaptor plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools. $
outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock.
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such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There
is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or
grounded.
Water
entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
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pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep the cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
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cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
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use a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected
supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Personal Safety
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sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool
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or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal injury.
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protection. Protective equipment such as a dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection, used for
appropriate conditions, will reduce personal injuries.
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the off-position before connecting to a power source and/or
battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power
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have the switch on invites accidents.
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power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part
of the power tool may result in personal injury.
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all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
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your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts.
Loose clothing, jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving
parts.
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and collection facilities, ensure that these are connected
and properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dustrelated hazards.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Power Tool Use and Care
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tool for
your application. The correct power tool will do the job better
and more safely at the rate for which it was designed.
and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch
is dangerous and must be repaired.
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battery pack from the power tool before making any
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Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
power tool accidentally.
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.
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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.
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Properly maintained
cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and
are easier to control.
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accordance with these instructions, taking into account the
working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of
the power tool for operations different from those intended could
result in a hazardous situation.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Battery Tool Use and Care
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manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery
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pack.
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packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury
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connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery
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help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or
burns.
Service
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using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that
the safety of the power tool is maintained.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to
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Before using the battery charger, read all instructions and
cautionary markings in this manual and on the battery charger.
Also read all the instructions in the manuals for and the
cautionary markings on the battery and the product using the
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 those rechargeable batteries
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batteries may burst, causing personal injury or damage.
Do not use the charger outdoors or expose it to wet or damp
conditions. Water entering the charger will increase the risk of
electric shock.
Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the battery!!
or injury to persons.
Do not abuse the cord or charger. Never use the cord to carry
the charger. Do not pull the charger cord to disconnect the plug
from a receptacle. Damage to the cord or charger could occur
and create an electric shock hazard. Replace damaged cords
immediately.
Make sure that the 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 then result in electric shock.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Keep the cord and charger away from heat to prevent damage to
the housing or internal parts.
Do not allow gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products, etc. to come
in contact with plastic parts. These materials contain chemicals that
can damage, weaken, or destroy plastic.
An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely
necessary. Use of an improper extension cord could result in a
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make sure that:
™ size and shape as those of the plug on charger.
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Cord Length (Feet)
25 ft.
50 ft.
100 ft.
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
16
NOTICE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
Do not operate the charger with a damaged cord or plug, which
could cause shorting and electric shock. If damaged, have the
charger repaired or replaced by an authorized service technician.
Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, been
dropped, or has otherwise been damaged in any way. Take it
to an authorized service technician for an electrical check to
determine if the charger is in good working order.
Do not disassemble the charger. Take it to an authorized
service technician when service or repair is required. Incorrect
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Unplug the charger from the electrical 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 will also help prevent
damage to the charger during a power surge.
Risk of electric shock. Do not touch the 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 this tool to
someone else, also loan these instructions to them to prevent
misuse of the product and possible injury.
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PREPARATION
Before attempting to use the charger, familiarize yourself with all of
its operating features and safety requirements.
A
B
Part
Description
A
Electric Contacts
B
Air Vents
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with the charger to cause
carelessness. Remember that one careless moment is enough
to cause severe injury. Before attempting to use any tool, be sure
to become familiar with all of the operating features and safety
instructions.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Battery packs are shipped in a low charge condition to prevent
possible problems.
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Lithium-Ion Batteries
It is not necessary to run down the Lithium-Ion battery pack charge
before recharging. Remove the battery pack from the tool and
recharge it when it is convenient.
NOTICE: =!
A fully discharged battery pack will charge about 30-60 minutes,
depending on the type.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Charge the battery pack with the correct charger.
2. Connect the charger to a power supply.
3. Attach the battery pack to the charger by aligning the raised
ribs of the battery pack with the slot in the charger. Slide the
battery pack onto the charger (Fig. 1).
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to evaluate the condition of the battery pack.
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charging.
6. After charging is complete, the green LED on the charger will
be on and the power indicator LED lights will turn off. The
power indicator LED lights will illuminate when the power
indicator button is pressed while the battery pack is off the
charger.
NOTICE: The battery pack will fully charge, but will not overcharge,
if left on the charger.
NOTICE: The charger may warm with several continuous charge
cycles. This is part of the normal operation of the charger. Always
charge in a well-ventilated area.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
LED INDICATOR
BATTERY
PACK
RED LED
GREEN
LED
ACTION
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battery
On
Off
Fast charge
will begin when
battery returns
to between
32°F (0°C) and
131°F (55°C)
DEFECTIVE
BATTERY
Defective
Flashing
Off
Battery pack
or charger is
defective
BATTERY
CHARGING
Charging
Off
Flashing
Charging
Fully
charged
Off
On
Charging is
complete
HI / LO TEMP.
BATTERY
FULL
Wall-mount holes (Fig. 2)
The charger has hanging holes
for convenient storage. Install
screws in the wall 5 inches
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strong to hold the combined
weight of the charger and
battery pack.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
All maintenance should only be carried out by an authorized
service organization.
Cleaning
Before cleaning or performing any maintenance, remove the
battery pack from the tool. For safe and proper operation, always
keep the tool and its ventilation slots clean.
Always use only a soft, dry cloth to clean your charger, never use
any detergent or alcohol.
3-YEAR HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY
This charger is warranted to the original purchaser from the original purchase date
for three (3) years subject to the warranty coverage described herein.
This charger is warranted for the original user to be free from defects in material
and workmanship.
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period, simply return the charger along with proof of purchase to the place of
purchase for a free replacement or refund, or call 1-888-3KOBALT for warranty
service.
This warranty is void if: defects in materials or workmanship or damages result
from repairs or alterations which have been made or attempted by others or the
unauthorized use of nonconforming parts; the damage is due to normal wear,
damage is due to abuse (including overloading of the tool beyond capacity),
improper maintenance, neglect or accident; or the damage is due to the use of the
tool after partial failure or use with improper accessories or unauthorized repair or
alteration.
This warranty excludes blades, bits, bulbs and accessories.
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that vary from state to state.
Printed in China
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®
Kobalt & K Design are registered trademarks
of LF, LLC. All rights reserved.
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