OPERATOR’S MANUAL1/2 in. 18 V BRUSHLESS IMPACT WRENCH
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GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS
Read all safety warnings, instructions, illustrations, and specifications provided with this power tool.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious incur.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
WORK AREA SAFETY
- Keep the work area clean and well-lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
- Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust.
Power tools create sparks that may ignite dust or fumes.
- Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
- Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock.
- Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
- Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
- Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling, or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges, or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
- When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use.
The use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
- If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected supply.
The use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
- Use the battery only with the charger listed.
For use with 18V lithium-ion battery packs, see tool/appliance/battery pack/charger correlation supplement 988000-302.
- Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
- Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
Protective equipment such as a dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
- Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before connecting to a power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energizing power tools that have the switch on invites
- Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on.
A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
- Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
- Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, and clothing away from moving parts.
Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
- If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used.
The use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
- Do not let familiarity gained from frequent use of tools allow you to become complacent and ignore tool safety principles.
A careless action can cause severe injury within a fraction of a second.
- Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Contain long Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn into air vents.
- Do not use a ladder or on unstable support.
Stable footing on a solid surface enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
- Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
- Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn on and off.
Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
- Disconnect the plug from the power source and/ or remove the battery pack, if detachable, 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
- 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 and accessories. 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 control.
- 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
Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
- Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
Slippery handles and grasping surfaces do not allow for safe handling and control of the tool in unexpected situations.
BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE
- Recharge only with the charger specified by the
A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack.
- Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs.
The use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
- When the 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 burns or a fire.
- Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts the eyes, additionally seek medical help.
Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
- Do not use a battery pack or tool that is damaged or
Damaged or modified batteries may exhibit unpredictable behavior resulting in fire, explosion, or risk of injury.
- Do not expose a battery pack or tool to fire or excessive temperature.
Exposure to fire or temperature above 265°F may cause an explosion.
- Follow all charging instructions and do not charge the battery pack or tool outside the temperature range specified in the instructions.
Charging improperly or at temperatures outside the specified range may damage the battery and increase the risk of fire.
- 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.
- Never service damaged battery packs.
The service of battery packs should only be performed by the manufacturer or authorized service provider.
IMPACT WRENCH SAFETY WARNINGS
- Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where the fastener may contact hidden wiring.
Fasteners contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
- Wear ear protectors with impact wrenches.
Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
- Know your power tool. Read operator’s manual care Learn its applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this powerful tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious injury.
- Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI 287.1 when assembling parts, operating the tool, or performing maintenance.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal
- Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the operation is dusty.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
- Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection especially during extended periods of operation.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury. If at any time you become uncomfortable or the length of your task is long, hearing protection is recommended.
- Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in operation Be aware of possible hazards when not using your battery tool or when changing accessories.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
- Do not place battery tools or their batteries near fire or heat.
This will reduce the risk of explosion and possibly
- Do not crush, drop or damage the battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger 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.
- Batteries can explode in the presence of a source of ignition, such as a pilot light.
To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, never use any cordless product in the presence of an open flame. An exploded battery can propel debris and chemicals. If exposed, flush with water immediately.
- Under extreme usage or temperature conditions, battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in contact with your skin, wash immediately with soap and water. 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.
- 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.
|The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.|
|DANGER:||Indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.|
|WARNING:||Indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.|
|CAUTION:||Indicates a hazardous situation, that, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.|
|NOTICE:||(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates information considered important, but not related to a potential injury (e.g. messages relating to property damage).|
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.
|Safety Alert||Indicates a potential personal injury hazard.|
|Read Operator’sManual||To reduce the risk of injury, users must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.|
|Eye Protection||Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.|
|Wet Conditions Alert||Do not expose the battery, battery compartment, or electronic components to rain, water, or liquids. Do not charge the battery or expose the product to rain or damp locations.|
|Recycle Symbol||This product uses lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Local, state or federal laws may prohibit the disposal of batteries in ordinary trash. Consult your local waste authority for information regarding available recycling and/or disposal options.|
|Direct Current||Type or a characteristic of current|
|No Load Speed||Rotational speed, at no load|
|Per Minute||Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits, etc., per minute|
No Load Speed:
|Auto Mode (A)||0–2,000/min. (RPM)|
|Low (1)||0–1,300/min. (RPM)|
|Medium (2)||0–1,900/min. (RPM)|
|High (3)||0–2,800/min. (RPM)|
|Impacts per minute||0-3,800/min|
|Max Fastening Torque.||500 ft.-lbs|
|Max Breakaway Torque||650 ft.-lbs|
Do not use this product if it is not completely assembled or if any parts appear to be missing or damaged. Use of a product that is not properly and completely assembled or with damaged or missing parts could result in serious personal injury.
Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories or attachments not recommended for use with this product. Any such alteration or modification is misused and would result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal injury.
If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1-866-539-1710 for assistance.
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
Always remove the battery pack from the tool when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, cleaning, or when not in use. Removing the battery pack will prevent accidental starting that could cause serious personal injury.
Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible serious injury.
Do not use any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this product. The use of attachments or accessories not recommended can result in serious personal injury.
You may use this tool for the purposes listed below:
- Driving nuts and bolts using an impact socket
INSTALLING/REMOVING BELT HOOK
See Figure 1, page 8.
The belt hook may be installed on either side of the housing.
- Align a hole in the belt hook with a hole in the housing.
- Install the screw to secure belt hook in place.
- To uninstall, remove the screw then remove the belt hook.
VARIABLE SPEED SWITCH TRIGGER
See Figure 2, page 8.
The variable speed switch trigger delivers a higher speed with increased trigger pressure and a lower speed with decreased trigger pressure.
To turn the tool ON, depress the switch trigger. To turn it OFF, release the switch trigger, and allow the anvil to come to a complete stop.
NOTE: A whistling or ringing noise coming from the switch during use is a normal part of the switch function.
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR (FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
See Figure 2, page 8.
Set the direction of the rotation selector in the OFF (center lock) position to lock the switch trigger and help prevent accidental starting when not in use.?
Position the direction of the rotation selector to the left of the switch trigger for forwarding operation. Position the selector to the right of the switch trigger to reverse the direction.
NOTE: The tool will not run unless the direction of the rotary selector is pushed fully to the left or right.
To prevent gear damage, always allow the anvil to come to a complete stop before changing the direction of rotation.
Battery tools are always in operating condition.
Lock the switch when not in use or carrying at your side, when installing or removing the battery pack, and when installing or removing sockets.
INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY PACK
See Figure 3, page 8.
- Lock the switch trigger.
- Insert the battery pack into the product as shown.
- Make sure the latches on each side of the battery pack snap into place and that the battery pack is secured in the product before beginning operation.
- Depress the latches to remove the battery pack.
For complete charging instructions, see the operator’s manuals for your battery pack and charger.
See Figure 4, page 8.
The LED light at the base of the tool illuminates when the switch trigger is depressed.
If the tool is not in use, the time-out feature will cause the light to start fading and then shut off.
The LED light illuminates only when there is a charged battery pack in the tool.
See Figure 4, page 9.
Press the mode selector to cycle between Low (1) speed, Medium (2) speed, High (3) speed, and Auto Mode (A). Auto Mode offers protection from over-tightening fasteners.
It allows for greater control, reducing damage to fasteners and work surfaces. If the tool is in Auto Mode and running in the forward direction, it will automatically shut down once it starts impacting. If the tool is in Auto Mode and running in the reverse direction, it will automatically shut down after impacting has been completed.
The range of speeds available in each set are:
- Auto Mode (A) …………………………………….. 0-2,000 RPM
- Low (1) ………………………………………………. 0-1,300 RPM
- Medium (2) …………………………………………. 0-1,900 RPM
- High (3)………………………………………………. 0-2,800 RPM
Never change modes while the tool is running.
Doing so may result in serious damage to the tool.
INSTALLING AND REMOVING SOCKETS
See Figure 5, page 9.
Use only sockets designed for impact wrenches. Always select the correct size impact socket for nuts and bolts.
Using the wrong size socket may damage the nut or bolt and cause the fastening torque to be inaccurate or inconsistent.
- Remove the battery pack.
- Push the socket onto the anvil until the friction ring locks it into place.
- To remove the socket, pull it away from the anvil.
- Align the hole in the socket with the detent pin on the anvil.
- Press down on the detent pin. Push the socket onto the anvil until the detent pin locks it into place.
- To remove the socket, insert a small metal object, such as a nail or hex key, into the hole to release the pin and pull the socket away from the anvil.
OPERATING THE IMPACT WRENCH
See Figures 6 – 7, page 9.
The metal surface may become hot during use.
Avoid contact with it to avoid possible burn injury.
Proper fastening torque may be determined by the kind of bolt, the size of the bolt or the material, or the workpiece. It is helpful to perform a test operation to determine the proper fastening time for the nut or bolt you are using.
- Hold the tool with one hand and pointed straight at the nut or bolt.
- Depress the switch and fasten for the proper fastening time.
- Remove the impact wrench from the nut or bolt.
- Check the torque with a torque wrench.
Do not use this tool to install lug nuts on wheels without a torque limiting device. Doing so could result in galled or broken lugs.
Many variables exist that will cause the maximum torque to the fastener to vary considerably, including the size and threading of the fastener, lubrication, material hardness, and
NOTE: Using a universal joint or extension bar may reduce the fastening force of the impact wrench and require a longer fastening time.
After the head of a nut or bolt has seated, additional impacting will increase the chance of shearing bolts, nuts, sockets, or tearing into the wood.
The electric brake will stop the socket rotation after the operator releases the switch trigger.
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. The use of any other parts could create a hazard or cause product damage.
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
NOTE: ILLUSTRATIONS BEGIN ON PAGE 8
AFTER THE FRENCH AND SPANISH LANGUAGE SECTIONS.
This product has a 90-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, as well as a Three-year Limited Warranty.
For Warranty and Policy details, please go to powertools.ridgid.com or call (toll-free) 1-866-539-1710.
A – Anvil
B – LED light
C – Switch trigger
D – Direction of rotation selector
E – Mode selector
F – Belt hook
G – Detent pin
A – Hole
B – Belt hook
C – Screw
A – Reverse
B – Direction of rotation selector (forward/reverse/center lock)
C – Switch trigger
D – Forward
A – Latches
B – Depress latches to release the battery pack
A – LED light
B – Auto Mode (A)
C – Low (1)
D – Medium (2)
E – High (3)
F – Mode selector
A – Impact socket
B – Anvil
C – Friction ring
D – Detent pin
E – To remove
F – To install
G – Small metal object, nail, or hex key
1/2 in. 18 V BRUSHLESS IMPACT WRENCH
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