RIDGID Drill R84001 User Guide

OPERATOR’S MANUAL  
3/8 in. 18 VOLT DRILL-DRIVER  
R84001  
This new drill has been engineered and manufactured to our high standards for dependability, ease of operation, and op-  
erator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.  
WARNING:  
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.  
Thank you for buying a RIDGID product.  
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE  
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES  
n Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance  
at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better  
control of the tool in unexpected situations.  
WARNING!  
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.  
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may  
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal  
injury.  
n Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.  
Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing  
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.  
n Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long  
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn  
into air vents.  
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS  
WORK AREA  
n Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable  
footing on a solid surface enables better control of the  
tool in unexpected situations.  
n Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered  
benches and dark areas invite accidents.  
n Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,  
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases,  
or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the  
dust or fumes.  
TOOL USE AND CARE  
n Use clamps or other practical way to secure and sup-  
port the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the  
work by hand or against your body is unstable and may  
lead to loss of control.  
n Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your appli-  
cation. The correct tool will do the job better and safer  
at the rate for which it is designed.  
n Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while  
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to  
lose control.  
ELECTRICAL SAFETY  
n A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a  
separate battery pack must be recharged only with  
the specified charger for the battery. A charger that  
may be suitable for one type of battery may create a risk  
of fire when used with another battery.  
n Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off.  
A tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dan-  
gerous and must be repaired.  
n Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the switch  
in the locked or off position before making any adjust-  
ments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such  
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the  
tool accidentally.  
n Store idle tools out of reach of children and other  
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands  
of untrained users.  
n When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from  
other metal objects like: paper clips, coins, keys, nails,  
screws, or other small metal objects that can make  
a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting  
the battery terminals together may cause sparks, burns,  
or a fire.  
n Use battery operated tool only with specifically  
designated battery pack. Use of any other batteries  
may create a risk of fire.  
n Use battery only with charger listed.  
MODEL  
R84001  
BATTERY PACK  
130252001, 130252004 140276001  
130254003 140276002  
CHARGER  
n Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry  
the charger. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp  
edges, or moving parts. Replace damaged cords im-  
mediately. Damaged cords may create a fire.  
PERSONAL SAFETY  
n Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp  
and clean. Properly maintained tools with sharp cutting  
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.  
n Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common  
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use tool  
while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol,  
or medication. A moment of inattention while operating  
power tools may result in serious personal injury.  
n Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,  
breakage of parts, and any other condition that may  
affect the tool's operation. If damaged, have the tool  
serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by  
poorly maintained tools.  
n Use only accessories that are recommended by the  
manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may  
be suitable for one tool may create a risk of injury when  
used on another tool.  
n Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.  
Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves  
away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long  
hair can be caught in moving parts.  
n Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the  
locked or off position before inserting battery pack.  
Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or inserting  
the battery pack into a tool with the switch on invites  
accidents.  
n Keep the tool and its handle dry, clean and free from  
oil and grease. Always use a clean cloth when clean-  
ing. Never use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based  
products, or any strong solvents to clean your tool. Fol-  
lowing this rule will reduce the risk of loss of control and  
deterioration of the enclosure plastic.  
n Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning  
the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a  
rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.  
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES  
n When servicing a tool, use only identical replace-  
ment parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance  
section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or  
failure to follow Maintenance Instructions may create a  
risk of shock or injury.  
SERVICE  
n Tool service must be performed only by qualified  
repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed  
by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.  
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES  
n Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden  
wiring. Contact with a "live" wire will also make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.  
n Batteries vent hydrogen gas and can explode in the pres-  
enceofasourceofignition, suchasapilotlight. Toreduce  
the risk of serious personal injury, never use any cordless  
product in the presence of open flame. An exploded bat-  
tery can propel debris and chemicals. If exposed, flush  
with water immediately.  
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION  
n Know your power tool. Read operator's manual care-  
fully. Learn its applications and limitations, as well  
as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.  
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock,  
fire, or serious injury.  
n Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet location.  
n Alwayswearsafetyglasseswithsideshields.Everyday  
glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They are NOT  
safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk of  
eye injury.  
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock.  
n Forbestresults,yourbatterytoolshouldbechargedin  
alocationwherethetemperatureismorethan5Fbut  
less than 100°F. Do not store outside or in vehicles.  
IMPORTANT RULES FOR BATTERY TOOLS  
n Underextremeusageortemperatureconditions, bat-  
teryleakagemayoccur.Ifliquidcomesincontactwith  
yourskin,washimmediatelywithsoapandwater,then  
neutralize with lemon juice or vinegar. If liquid gets  
into your eyes, flush them with clean water for at least  
10 minutes, then seek immediate medical attention.  
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal  
injury.  
n Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an elec-  
trical outlet; therefore, they are always in operating  
condition. Be aware of possible hazards when not  
usingyourbatterytoolorwhenchangingaccessories.  
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock,  
fire, or serious personal injury.  
n Do not place battery tools or their batteries near fire  
or heat. This will reduce the risk of explosion and pos-  
sibly injury.  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHARGER  
n An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely  
WARNING!  
necessary. Use of improper extension cord could result  
in a risk of fire and electric shock. If extension cord must  
be used, make sure:  
READANDUNDERSTANDALLINSTRUCTIONS.  
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may  
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal  
injury.  
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the  
same number, size and shape as those of  
plug on charger.  
n Before using battery charger, read all instructions and  
cautionary markings in this manual, on battery charger,  
battery, and product using battery to prevent misuse of  
the products and possible injury or damage.  
n CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage  
to the charger and battery, charge only nickel-cadmium  
rechargeable batteries as specifically designated on your  
charger. Other types of batteries may burst, causing  
personal injury or damage.  
n Never use a battery that has been dropped or received a  
sharp blow. A damaged battery is subject to explosion.  
Properly dispose of a dropped or damaged battery  
immediately.  
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in  
good electrical condition; and  
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere  
rating of charger as specified below:  
Cord Length (Feet)  
Cord Size (AWG)  
25'  
16  
50'  
16  
100'  
16  
Note: AWG = American Wire Gage  
n Do not operate charger with a damaged cord or plug,  
which could cause shorting and electric shock. If  
damaged, have the charger replaced by an authorized  
serviceman.  
n Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow,  
been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way. Take  
it to an authorized serviceman for electrical check to  
determine if the charger is in good working order.  
n Do not expose charger to wet or damp conditions. Water  
entering charger will increase the risk of electric shock.  
n Do not use any attachment or accessory not  
recommended by the battery charger manufacturer.  
Attachments and accessories that may be suitable for  
one tool may become hazardous when used on another  
tool.  
n Do not disassemble charger. Take it to an authorized  
serviceman when service or repair is required. Incorrect  
reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.  
n Unplug charger from outlet before attempting any  
maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of electric  
shock.  
n Do not abuse cord or charger. Never use the cord to carry  
the charger. Do not pull the charger cord rather than the  
plug when disconnecting from receptacle. Damage to  
the cord or charger could occur and create an electric  
shock hazard. Replace damaged cords immediately.  
n Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped  
on, tripped over, come in contact with sharp edges or  
moving parts or otherwise subjected to damage or stress.  
This will reduce the risk of accidental falls, which could  
cause injury, and damage to the cord, which could result  
in electric shock.  
n Disconnect charger from the power supply when not in  
use. This will reduce the risk of electric shock or damage  
to the charger if metal items should fall into the opening.  
It also will help prevent damage to the charger during a  
power surge.  
n Save these instructions.Refer to them frequently and use  
them to instruct others who may use this tool. If you loan  
someone this tool, loan them these instructions also to  
prevent misuse of the product and possible injury.  
n Keep cord and charger from heat to prevent damage to  
housing or internal parts.  
n Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products, etc.  
comeincontactwithplasticparts. Theycontainchemicals  
that can damage, weaken, or destroy plastic.  
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities  
contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these  
chemicals are:  
• lead from lead-based paints,  
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and  
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.  
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 microscopic particles.  
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS  
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SYMBOLS  
Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper  
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.  
SYMBOL  
NAME  
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION  
V
A
Volts  
Voltage  
Current  
Amperes  
Hz  
W
Hertz  
Frequency (cycles per second)  
Power  
Watt  
min  
Minutes  
Time  
Alternating Current  
Direct Current  
No Load Speed  
Type of current  
---  
Type or a characteristic of current  
Rotational speed, at no load  
n
o
Class II Construction  
Per Minute  
Double-insulated construction  
.../min  
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute  
Precautions that involve your safety  
Safety Alert  
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand  
the operator’s manual before using this product.  
Read The Operator’s Manual  
Eye Protection  
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields  
and a full face shield when operating this product.  
Wet Conditions Alert  
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.  
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the explanations  
with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any  
danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.  
SYMBOL  
MEANING  
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or  
serious injury.  
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or  
serious injury.  
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor or  
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices that may cause property damage.  
Note:  
Advises you of additional information concerning the operation or maintenance of the equipment.  
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SPECIFICATIONS  
Chuck.................................................................................................................................................3/8 in. (10 mm) Keyless  
Motor......................................................................................................................................................................18 Volt DC  
Switch..............................................................................................................................................................Variable Speed  
Gear Train...................................................................................................................................................................2 Speed  
No Load Speed .........................................................................................................................................0-400/0-1400/min.  
Clutch.................................................................................................................................................................. 24 Positions  
Charger Input ....................................................................................................................................... 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only  
Charge Rate .......................................................................................................................................................... 20 minutes  
Torque...................................................................................................................................................... Maximum 460 in.lb.  
UNPACKING  
INSTRUCTIONS  
WARNING:  
When unpacking the tool:  
If any parts are missing do not operate the tool until  
the missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so  
could result in possible serious personal injury.  
n Carefully remove the tool and accessories from the  
box.  
n Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are  
included.  
n Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or  
damage occurred during shipping.  
n Do not discard the packing material until you have care-  
fully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.  
n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call  
1-866-539-1710 for assistance.  
PACKING LIST  
3/8 in. (10 mm) Two Speed Drill  
Charger  
Battery Pack (2)  
Auxiliary Handle  
Double-ended Bit  
Operator’s Manual  
Case  
APPLICATIONS  
You may use the two speed drill for the purposes listed below:  
n Drilling in wood  
n Drilling in ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, and laminates  
n Drilling in both hard and soft metals  
n Using driving accessories, such as driving screws with screwdriver bits  
n Mixing paints  
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FEATURES  
Before using this tool, familiarize yourself with all operat-  
ing features and safety requirements. However, do not let  
familiarity with the tool make you careless.  
FORWARD/REVERSE SELECTOR  
(DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR)  
The drill-driver has a forward/reverse selector located above  
the switch trigger.  
This new drill-driver is equipped with the following features.  
See Figure 1.  
AUXILIARY HANDLE  
This drill is equipped with an auxiliary handle for ease of  
operation and to prevent loss of control.  
KEYLESS CHUCK  
The drill-driver has a keyless chuck that allows you to hand  
tighten or release drill bit in the chuck jaws.  
BIT STORAGE  
When not in use, bits provided with the drill-driver can be  
placed in the storage area located on the rear of the motor  
housing.  
SWITCH  
The drill-driver has a conveniently located variable speed  
switch.  
SWITCH LOCK  
The switch trigger can be locked in the OFF position. This  
feature helps reduce the possibility of accidental starting  
when not in use.  
CHARGER  
The charger has a "key hole" hanging feature for convenient,  
space saving storage. Screws should be installed so that  
center distanceis 4-1/8 in.  
TWO SPEED GEAR TRAIN  
The drill-driver has a two-speed gear train designed for  
drilling or driving at LO (1) or HI (2) speeds. A slide switch  
is located on top of your drill to select either LO (1) or HI  
(2) speed.  
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FEATURES  
AUXILIARY  
HANDLE ASSEMBLY  
TWO-SPEED  
GEAR TRAIN (HI-LO)  
TORQUE  
ADJUSTMENT RING  
KEYLESS  
CHUCK  
DIRECTION OF  
ROTATION SELECTOR  
(FORWARD/REVERSE/LOCK OFF)  
BIT  
STORAGE  
BATTERY PACK  
REVERSE  
FORWARD  
4-1/8 in.  
CHARGER  
Fig. 1  
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OPERATION  
WARNING:  
Do not allow familiarity with your drill-driver to  
make you careless. Remember that a careless  
fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe  
injury.  
CHARGING BATTERY PACK  
The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a low  
charge condition to prevent possible problems. Therefore,  
you should charge it until the light on front of charger  
changes from flashing green to continuous green.  
Note: Batteries will not reach full charge the first time they  
are charged. Allow several cycles (drilling followed by  
recharging) for them to become fully charged. This is normal  
for nickel-cadmium batteries.  
TO CHARGE  
n Charge battery pack only with the charger provided.  
n Make sure power supply is normal house voltage, 120  
volts, 60 Hz, AC only.  
n Connect the charger to a power supply.  
Fig. 2  
n Attach battery pack to charger by aligning raised ribs on  
battery pack with grooves in charger, then slide battery  
pack onto charger. See Figure 2.  
IMPORTANTINFORMATIONFORRECHARGING  
COOL BATTERY PACK  
If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the red  
LED will begin flashing and the green LED will be off. When  
the battery warms to a temperature of more than 41°F (5°C),  
the charger will automatically begin fast charge mode.  
n After normal usage, 20 minutes of charging time is  
required to be fully charged.  
n The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch  
while charging. This is normal and does not indicate a  
problem.  
n Do not place charger in an area of extreme heat or cold.  
It will work best at normal room temperature.  
Note: Refer to "CHARGING BATTERY PACK" for normal  
recharging of batteries. If the charger does not charge your  
battery pack under normal circumstances, return both the  
battery pack and charger to your nearest repair center for  
electrical check. For the location of your nearest repair cen-  
ter, please call 1-866-539-1710.  
n When the batteries become fully charged, unplug your  
charger from power supply and remove the battery  
pack.  
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARGING  
HOT BATTERY PACK  
When using your drill continuously, the batteries in your bat-  
tery pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery pack  
cool down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting  
to recharge. When the battery pack becomes discharged  
and is hot, the green LED will be off and the red LED will  
begin flashing.  
CAUTION:  
To prevent damage to battery pack, remove battery  
pack from charger immediately if no LED comes  
on. Return battery pack and charger to your  
nearest service center for checking or replacing.  
Also, if you are removing battery pack from  
charger and no LEDs are on, return both battery  
pack and charger to your nearest service center.  
Do not insert another battery pack into charger. A  
damaged charger may damage a battery pack.  
When the battery pack cools down to approximately 104°F  
(40°C), the charger will automatically begin fast charge  
mode.  
If the Red LED continues to flash for more than 90 minutes,  
and the green LED remains off, this may indicate a damaged  
battery that will not charge.  
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OPERATION  
LED FUNCTION OF CHARGER  
See Figure 3.  
LED  
INDICATOR  
BATTERY  
PACK  
RED  
LED  
GREEN  
LED  
ACTION  
Power  
Without battery pack ON  
OFF  
OFF  
OFF  
OFF  
OFF  
Ready to charge battery pack  
Evaluate  
Evaluate  
Evaluate  
Evaluate  
Hot battery pack  
Cold battery pack  
Deeply discharged  
Flashing  
When battery pack reaches cooled  
temperature, charger begins fast  
charge mode  
Flashing  
Flashing  
Flashing  
When battery pack reaches  
warmed temperature, charger  
begins fast charge mode  
Charger pre-charges battery until  
normal voltage is reached, then  
begins fast charge mode  
Thermistor shorted  
or open  
If red LED continues flashing for  
more than 90 minutes, and green  
LED remains off, this may  
indicate a damaged battery  
Charging  
Full  
Fast charging  
Slow charging  
ON  
Flashing  
ON  
Fast charges in 20 minutes  
OFF  
Fast charging is complete.  
Charger maintains charge mode.  
POWER  
INDICATOR  
EVALUATE  
INDICATOR  
n
o
i
t
?
r
a
Note: The 9.6 volt, 12 volt, and 14.4  
volt battery packs will not slide all the  
way down onto the charger port. Insert  
9.6 volt, 12 volt and 14.4 volt battery  
packs until they click into place and  
are aligned with the line on the charger,  
shown at left.  
E
CHARGING  
INDICATOR  
e
E
.
x
a
h
C
FULL  
INDICATOR  
Allow up to 5 seconds for the “charge”  
light to come on after the battery pack  
is inserted.  
Fig. 3  
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