Skil 2888-03 Cordless Drill User Manual

Your tool is equipped with a variable speed
trigger switch. The tool speed can be
controlled from the minimum to the maximum
nameplate RPM by the pressure you apply to
the trigger. Apply more pressure to increase
the speed and release pressure to decrease
speed. This accurate speed control enables
you to drill without center punching. It also
permits you to use as a power screwdriver.
Bits are available for driving screws as well as
running bolts and nuts.
After tool use, lock trigger in
“OFF” position to help prevent
accidental starts and accidental discharge.
Your tool is equipped with a forward/
reversing lever and trigger lock located above
the trigger (Fig. 1). This lever was designed for
changing rotation of the bit, and for locking the
trigger in an “OFF” position.
For forward rotation, (with chuck pointed away
from you) move the lever to the far left.
For reverse rotation move the lever to the far
right. To activate trigger lock move lever to the
center off position.
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the chuck can cause damage to the tool.
Your tool features 26 clutch settings. Output
torque will increase as the clutch ring, is
rotated from 1 to 25. The drill “ ” position
will lock up the clutch to permit drilling and
driving heavyduty work, and also enables bits
to be changed quickly and easily in the keyless
When the trigger switch is released it activates
the brake to stop the chuck quickly.
This is especially useful in the repetitive driving
and removal of screws.
Your tool is equipped with two separate gear
ranges, Hi-torque and High-speed. Hi-torque
provides high-torque and slower drilling
speeds for heavy duty work or for driving
screws. High-speed provides faster speeds for
drilling lighter work. To change speeds slide
switch, to the Hi-torque or High-speed position.
Move reverse switch lever to the center “OFF”
position. Remove battery pack and rotate the
clutch ring to the drill bit symbol
“ ”. Rotate the chuck sleeve counter-
clockwise viewing from chuck end, and open
chuck to approximate drill bit diameter. Insert
a clean bit up to the drill bit flutes for small bits,
or as far as it will go for large bits. Close chuck
by rotating the chuck sleeve clockwise and
securely tighten by hand (Fig. 2).
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injury is possible if attempting to grasp the
spinning chuck.
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Rotate the clutch ring to the drill bit
symbol “ ”. Open the chuck all the way,
remove left-hand thread screw inside chuck by
turning it clockwise. Insert the short arm of a
1/2" hex key wrench and close jaws on flats of
wrench. Strike long arm of wrench sharply
counterclockwise, remove wrench and
unthread chuck from spindle (Fig. 2).
Always keep the spindle threads, the threads
of the chuck and securing screw free of
debris. To install a chuck, reverse “re moving
the chuck” procedure.
FIG. 2
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