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Here are instructions on how to use a cordless drill/ Driver, when you purchase one of these you will find that the instructions are very poor. Hopefully this page will help! Your cordless drill may not look like this one but most of the features will be the same!

 

   

 

This is my cordless drill/ Driver, it is a Dewalt DW988

cordless drill

 

In the picture above I have listed all of the parts of importance, we will look at these in detail Below.

NEVER CHANGE DIRECTION WHILST THE DRILL IS STILL MOVING AND DO NOT CHANGE GEAR OR CHANGE THE TORQUE COLLAR UNTIL THE DRILL HAS COMPLETELY STOPPED!

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When drilling any material it is important that the drill is turning in the correct direction which is clockwise!

 

drill handle Drills can be used in either hand, the hand should wrap around the handle and the forefinger should be used to squeeze the trigger.

Forwards or reverse can be selected by pushing the selector switch with either my thumb or forefinger.

The trigger energises the motor and makes the drill turn, always squeeze it gently.

 

chuck There are several different types of chuck but they are very much similar, this one is all metal and can be opened or closed with just one hand. Most chucks require two hands, one to hold the back of the chuck and the other to twist the body of the chuck.

This particular chuck opens by turning the body of the chuck clockwise and closes by turning it anti-clockwise.

Always ensure that the chuck is tight as a loosely held bit can damage the chuck!

 

speed On the top of this drill is the gear selector lever, you will probably never use this as I have never used it once but it is there to select different speeds of drilling. You can see that this particular drill has 3 speeds.

 

torque The torque / drill / hammer collar will be used frequently, this collar should be turned so that the pointer is pointing at what you would like to do.

For drilling wood or metal turn it so that the pointer is on the drill symbol, for drilling masonry point it at the hammer symbol. The numbers represent Torque and will be demonstrated below.

 

Torque settings allow the drill to stop at a specified Torque, this is extremely useful when screwing plasterboard sheets to wood etc. as you can simply set the drill to the correct torque setting, this is normally trial and error. If the drill does not stop at the correct torque, let go of the trigger and move the collar to a lower number.

 

torque setting 1 Torque setting 1, the drill stops when the screw is this far in.
torque setting 2 Torque setting 3, the drill stops when the screw is this far in.
torque setting 3 Torque setting 7, the screw is all the way home!

 

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