DW131 Manuals


Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Volts
Total Length of Cord in Feet
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120V
0-25
26-50
51-100
101-150
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240V
0-50
51-100
101-200
201-300
Ampere Rating
VICIO 
More Not more
AWG
Than
Than
0
-
6
18
16
16
14
6
- 10
18
16
14
12

OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When tool is used outdoors, use only extension
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cords intended for use outdoors and so marked.
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STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate tool when you
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are tired.

CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part that is dam-
aged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its
intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage
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of parts, mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or other
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part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service cen-
ter unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. Have defective switches
replaced by authorized service center. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
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Specific Safety Rules

Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the tool
may contact hidden wiring. 
Contact with a “live” wire will also make exposed metal parts
of the tool “live” and shock the operator.
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Wear ear protectors with impact drills. Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
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Use auxiliary handles supplied with the tool. Loss of control can cause personal injury.
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Wear ear protectors when hammering for extented periods of time. Prolonged exposure
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to high intensity noise can cause hearing loss. Temporary hearing loss or serious ear drum
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damage may result from high sound levels generated by hammerdrilling.

Wear safety goggles or other eye protection. Hammering and drilling operations cause
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chips to fly. Flying particles can cause permanent eye damage.
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Always use the side handle supplied with the tool. Keep a firm grip on the tool at all
times. Do not attempt to operate this tool without holding it with both hands.

Hammer bits and tools get hot during operation. Wear gloves when touching them.
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WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other con-
struction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproduc-
tive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
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• lead from lead-based paints,
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• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and 
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
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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
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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, eyes, or lay on the skin may 
promote absorption of harmful chemicals. 
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious and
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
GUIDE D'UTILISA
MANUAL
DW131, DW132 
1/2" (13mm) Spade Handle Drills
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permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection
appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
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CAUTION: Wear appropriate hearing protection during use. Under some conditions
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and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
The following are trademarks for one or more DEWALT power tools: the yellow and black color scheme; the

The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions
“D” shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box configuration; and the array of
lozenge-shaped humps on the surface of the tool.
are as follows:
V ..................volts
A ..............amperes
Hz ................hertz
W ............watts
Important Safety Instructions
min ..............minutes
..........alternating current
WARNING!  Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below
............direct current
no ............no load speed
may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term “power tool” in all
................Class II Construction
............earthing terminal
of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or bat-
................safety alert symbol
.../min ......revolutions per minute
tery-operated (cordless) power tool.
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Grounding Instructions
This tool should be grounded while in use to protect the operator from electric shock. The tool
Safety Instructions For All Tools
is equipped with a 3-conductor cord and 3-prong grounding type plug to fit the proper ground-

KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
ing type receptacle. The green (or green and yellow) conductor in the cord is the grounding wire.

CONSIDER WORK AREA ENVIRONMENT. Don’t expose power tools to rain. Don’t use
Never connect the green (or green and yellow) wire to a live terminal. If your unit is intended for
power tools in damp or wet locations. Keep work area well lit. Do not use tool in presence of
use on less than 150 V, it has a plug that looks like that shown in sketch A. If it is for use on 150
flammable liquids or gases.
to 250 V, it has a plug that looks like that shown in sketch D. An adapter, sketches B and C, is

GUARD AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK. Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces. For
available for connecting sketch A type plugs to 2-prong receptacles. The green-colored rigid ear,
example; pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerator enclosures.
lug, or the like, extending from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground, such as

KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. Do not let visitors contact tool or extension cord. All visitors should
a properly grounded outlet box. No adapter is available for a plug as shown in sketch D.
be kept away from work area.
ADAPTER SHOWN IN FIGURES B and C IS NOT FOR USE IN CANADA.

STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use, tools should be stored in dry, and high or locked-up
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GROUNDED
B
C
D
place — out of reach of children.
OUTLET
GROUNDING
BOX

DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was intended.
MEANS

USE RIGHT TOOL. Don’t force small tool or attachment to do the job of a heavy-duty tool.
Don’t use tool for purpose not intended.

DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
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parts. Rubber gloves and non-skid footwear are recommended when working outdoors. Wear
GROUNDING PIN
GROUNDING PIN
protective hair covering to contain long hair. Air vents often cover moving parts and should also
be avoided.
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USE SAFETY GLASSES. Also use face or dust mask if operation is dusty.

DON’T ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect from receptacle.
Motor
Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
Your DEWALT tool is powered by a DEWALT built motor. Be sure your power supply agrees with

SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work. It’s safer than using your hand and it
the nameplate marking. The markings; 120 volts, 50/60 Hz or “AC/DC”, mean that your drill will
frees both hands to operate tool.
operate on alternating or direct current.Voltage decrease of more than 10% will cause loss of
power and overheating. All DEWALT tools are factory tested; if this tool does not operate, check

DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
the power supply.

MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer perfor-
mance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect tool cords peri-
Spade Handle 
odically and if damaged, have repaired by authorized service facility. Inspect extension cords
The spade handle is installed as shown in Figure 1. Tighten the two screws securely.
periodically and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
NOTE: The spade handle can be removed from the tool if additional working clearance is need-

DISCONNECT OR LOCK OFF TOOLS when not in use, before servicing, and when chang-
ed. Always operate drill with side handle or spade handle. Either handle may be removed but
ing accessories, such as blades, bits, cutters.
never remove both handles at once!

REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that keys
Side Handle
and adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
CAUTION:  Always use and hold the side handle or spade handle firmly . This is a high-

AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don’t carry tool with finger on switch. Be sure switch
torque drill, always hold it with both hands when operating. The side handle screws into the
is off when plugging in.
large hole in the top of the tool.

EXTENSION CORDS. Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong grounding-type
Switch
plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s plug. Replace or repair damaged cords.
To turn the tool ON, depress the trigger switch. To turn the tool OFF, release the trigger switch.
Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure
(See Figure 2). 
to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will
cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. The following table
The toggle switch above the trigger is the reversing switch. Switch this toggle only when the
shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in
tool is not running or coasting. After reversing operations are completed, switch the toggle back
doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
to forward position.
To lock the tool ON, depress the trigger and push in the lock button. Then, while holding the
lock button in position, gently release the trigger. To release locking mechanism, depress trig-
ger fully, then release it. Do not lock the switch ON when drilling by hand so that you can instant-
ly release the trigger switch if the bit binds in the hole. The locking feature is for use when the


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