DW160 Manuals


CAUTION: Wear appropriate hearing protection during use.
Drilling
Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product
1. Always turn off tool and disconnect from power supply when
may contribute to hearing loss.
attaching or changing bits or accessories.
English
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
2. Use sharp drill bits only. For WOOD, use twist drill bits, spade bits,
power auger bits, or hole saws. For METAL, use high speed steel
Motor
twist drill bits or hole saws. For MASONRY, such as brick, cement,
Be sure your power supply agrees with nameplate marking. 120 volts
cinder block, etc., use carbide-tipped bits
AC means your tool may be operated only with alternating current
3. Be sure the material to be drilled is anchored or clamped firmly. If
and never with direct current. Voltage decrease of more than 10% will
drilling thin material, use a “back-up” block to prevent damage to
cause loss of power and overheating. All tools are factory tested; if
this tool does not operate, check the power supply.
the material. 
Switch
4. Always apply pressure in a straight line with the bit. Use enough
pressure to keep the drill bit biting, but do not push hard enough
To turn the tool on, depress the paddle switch that runs the length of
to stall the motor or deflect the bit.
the tool, as shown in Figure 4. To turn the tool off, release the paddle.
5. Hold tool firmly to control the twisting action of the drill.
Chuck
6. IF DRILL STALLS, it is usually because it is being overloaded.
Open chuck jaws by aligning hole in chuck with an opening in the
RELEASE TRIGGER IMMEDIATELY, remove drill bit from work,
chuck guard, and insert the chuck key through the opening and into
and determine cause of stalling. DO NOT CLICK TRIGGER OFF
the chuck (Figure 1). Insert shank of bit about 3/4" (19mm) into
AND ON IN AN ATTEMPT TO START A STALLED DRILL –
chuck. It’s important to tighten chuck with all three holes. To release
THIS CAN DAMAGE THE DRILL.
bit, turn key counterclockwise in just one hole.
7. To minimize stalling on breaking through the material, reduce
Chuck Key Holder (Figure 2)
pressure on drill and ease the bit through the last fractional part
1. Push double-hole end of holder through slot in other end of holder. 
of the hole. 
2. Slip loop over electric plug and draw loop tight around cord.
8. Keep the motor running when pulling the bit back out of a drilled
3. Push ends of chuck key handle through two holes in end of holder.
hole. This will help prevent jamming.
Chuck Removal
9. For optimum control and comfort, the drill may be grasped in one
Insert straight end of chuck key handle into chuck as shown in Figure
of the following illustrated manners: Around the neck of the drill
3. Using a wooden mallet or similar object, strike key sharply in a
using one or two fingers to operate the paddle switch as in
counterclockwise direction. This will loosen the chuck so that it can
Figure 4, in an inverted position with the heel of the hand pushing
be unscrewed by hand.
on the head of the drill and one or two fingers on the paddle switch
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