The cordless drill is convenient for drilling holes in locations that would be difficult for a corded drill to reach. To operate the drill, secure the bit in the keyless chuck, and with the bit pressed against the clamped or otherwise secured material to be drilled, slowly pull the trigger to start drilling the hole. Make sure that the drill bit is spinning clockwise. Once the hole has been started, it is now safe to increase the drill bit's speed while keeping constant pressure of the drill bit into the material. Once the hole has been drilled completely through the material, keep the drill spinning as you back the bit out of the hole.
This particular drill is powered by a proprietary 18.0V Nickel-Cadmium battery pack, which makes this drill more powerful than many other kinds of cordless drills, but also heavier as well. The drill has a spare battery pack which should be left plugged into the charger on the workbench so it stays fully charged and ready for use for when the drill's first battery runs out.
To avoid accidents, the following operational safety rules must be observed by everyone using the Vancouver Hack Space cordless drill. Failure to follow the safety rules may result in a loss of shop privileges.
Start With A Risk Assessment To Ensure A Safe Work Area:
Operational Safety Rules: