What is the switch on top of my DeWALT drill?

What is the switch on top of my DeWALT drill?

It’s a sliding switch that indicates and changes the direction a drill is driving depending on which way it is pressed. There should be corresponding arrows on each side of the switch to help indicate direction. By setting the switch in the center position, it will lock the tool.

Can a DeWALT drill be repaired?

We will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship. For warranty repair information, call 1-800-4-DeWALT (1-800-433-9258).

How do you change a drill switch?

To get started, you’ll first want to open the drill casing.

  1. Remove the transmission screws.
  2. Separate handle assembly.
  3. Remove bearing caps.
  4. Pull motor and transmission assembly from drill.
  5. Remove brushes.
  6. Remove switch.
  7. The wires of the switch can be tested with a multimeter.
  8. Set the new switch.

How do you reverse a DeWALT?

Insert a drill bit into the jaws, hold the rear of the chuck in position and turn the front of the chuck clockwise to tighten it around the drill bit. Press the “Forward/Reverse” button on the right side of the drill to put it in a forward direction.

What is the 1 2 Switch on drill?

The numbers 1 and 2 on top the drill indicate the speed at what the chuck will spin. 1 is a low speed with high torque, this setting is best used for driving screws. 2 equals high speed and low/medium torque, which is best for drilling and driving some fixtures.

What does the number on the drill mean?

The numbers on a drill driver refer to the amount of torque the drill will apply to a fastener (usually a screw) and once that torque setting is reached, the drill will stop turning/driving the fastener.

Why do DeWalt batteries go bad?

If the batteries are too hot (105°F or higher) or too cold (below 40°F), the batteries will not take a full charge. Attempting to charge batteries outside the 40°F-105°F range can result in a permanent loss of run-time.

How does a drill trigger switch work?

The drill’s mechanism is actually quite simple: A trigger switch activates an electric motor, which in turn drives a rotating chuck. Numerous accessories can fit into in the chuck, allowing the drill to bore holes, drive screws, and sand, polish, and grind a wide variety of materials.

How do I know if my drill is reversed?

Meaning, if the drill is rotating clockwise, or to the right, then the drill is moving forward. If it is turning counter-clockwise, or to the left, then the drill is moving backwards.

Are all cordless drills reversible?

Torque – Torque is the rotating force of a drill. Many cordless drills feature an adjustable torque control. Most drills are reversible, meaning that they can be used to loosen or remove screws. Specifications for cordless hammer drills also include a speed value in BPMs, or bumps per minute.