Skil 6239-01 Drill User Manual

Safety Rules for Drills
Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or the battery pack from the power tool
before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do 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.
Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding 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.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
Use the power tool, accessories and tool
bits etc. in 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.
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified
repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that the
safety of the power tool is maintained.
Use auxiliary handle(s), if supplied with the
tool. Loss of control can cause personal injury.
Hold power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces, when performing an operation
where the cutting accessory may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting
accessory contacting a "live" wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool "live"
and could give the operator an electric shock.
Use clamps or another practical way to
secure and support the workpiece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand
or against your body leaves it unstable and
may lead to loss of control.
Do not drill, fasten or break into existing
walls or other blind areas where electrical
wiring may exist. If this situation is
unavoidable, disconnect all fuses or circuit
breakers feeding this worksite.
Always wear safety goggles or eye
protection when using this tool. Use a
dust mask or respirator for applications
which generate dust.
Use thick cushioned gloves and limit the
exposure time by taking frequent rest
periods. Vibration caused by hammer-drill
action may be harmful to your hands and
Secure the material being drilled. Never
hold it in your hand or across legs.
Unstable support can cause the drill bit to
bind causing loss of control and injury.
Never leave the trigger locked "ON".
Before plugging the tool in, check that the
trigger lock is "OFF". Accidental start-ups
could cause injury.
Position the cord clear of rotating bit. Do
not wrap the cord around your arm or
wrist. If you lose control and have the cord
wrapped around your arm or wrist it may
entrap you and cause injury.
Position yourself to avoid being caught
between the tool or side handle and walls
or posts. Should the bit become bound or
jammed in the work, the reaction torque of
the tool could crush your hand or leg.
If the bit becomes bound in the
workpiece, release the trigger
immediately, reverse the direction of
rotation and slowly squeeze the trigger to
back out the bit. Be ready for a strong
reaction torque. The drill body will tend to
twist in the opposite direction as the drill bit is
Do not grasp the tool or place your hands
too close to the spinning chuck or drill
bit. Your hand may be lacerated.
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