metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer
Screwdriver User Manual
1. Declaration of Conformity
We hereby declare that these cordless drills/ screwdrivers and impact drills, identified by type and serial number *1), meet all relevant requirements of directives *2) and standards *3). Technical documents at *4) – Fig. M. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
2. Specified Use
The cordless drills/screwdrivers and impact drills are suitable for drilling in metal, wood, plastic and similar materials, and also for screwdriving and thread tapping. The cordless impact drills are also suitable for impact drilling in masonry, brickwork and stone.
The user bears sole responsibility for any damage caused by inappropriate use.
Generally accepted accident prevention regulations and the enclosed safety information must be observed. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
3. General Safety Instructions
⚠ For your own protection and for the protection of your electrical tool, pay attention to all parts of the text that are marked with this symbol!
WARNING - Reading the operating instructions will reduce the risk of injury.
⚠ WARNING - 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 injury. Save all warnings and instructions for future reference. Pass on your electrical tool only together with these documents. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
4. Special Safety Instructions
Wear ear protectors when impact drilling (machines with the designation SB). Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where the cutting accessory or fasteners may contact hidden wiring. A cutting accessory contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
Ensure that the spot where you wish to work is free of power cables, gas lines or water pipes (e.g. using a metal detector). metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Safety instructions when using long drill bits: a) Never operate at higher speed than the maximum speed rating of the drill bit. At higher speeds, the bit is likely to bend if allowed to rotate freely without contacting the workpiece, resulting in personal injury. b) Always start drilling at low speed and with the bit tip in contact with the workpiece. At higher speeds, the bit is likely to bend if allowed to rotate freely without contacting the workpiece, resulting in personal injury. c) Apply pressure only in direct line with the bit and do not apply excessive pressure. Bits can bend causing breakage and loss of control, resulting in personal injury. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
If battery fluid leaks out and comes into contact with your skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water. If battery fluid leaks out and comes into contact with your eyes, wash them with clean water and seek medical attention immediately! metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
If the machine is defective, remove the battery pack from the machine.
Remove the battery pack from the machine before making any adjustments, changing tools, maintaining or cleaning.
Before fitting the battery pack, make sure that the machine is switched off.
Keep hands away from the rotating tool!
Remove chips and similar material only with the machine at a standstill.
Secure the workpiece to prevent slipping or rotation (e.g. by securing with screw clamps).
LED light (13): do not observe the LED radiation directly with optical instruments. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
CAUTION Do not stare at operating lamp.
Reducing dust exposure:
⚠ 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 ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
This also applies to dust from other materials such as some timber types (like oak or beech dust), metals, asbestos. Other known diseases are e.g. allergic reactions, respiratory diseases. Do not let dust enter the body.
Observe the relevant guidelines and national regulations for your material, staff, application and place of application (e.g. occupational health and safety regulations, disposal).
Collect the particles generated at the source, avoid deposits in the surrounding area.
Use suitable accessories for special work. In this way, fewer particles enter the environment in an uncontrolled manner.
Use a suitable extraction unit.
Reduce dust exposure with the following measures: – do not direct the escaping particles and the exhaust air stream at yourself or nearby persons or on dust deposits, – use an extraction unit and/or air purifiers, – ensure good ventilation of the workplace and keep clean using a vacuum cleaner. Sweeping or blowing stirs up dust. – Vacuum or wash the protective clothing. Do not blow, beat or brush. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Transport of li-ion battery packs:
The shipping of li-ion battery pack is subject to laws related to the carriage of hazardous goods (UN 3480 and UN 3481). Inform yourself of the currently valid specifications when shipping li-ion battery packs. If necessary, consult your freight forwarder. Certified packaging is available from Metabo.
Only send the battery pack if the housing is intact and no fluid is leaking. Remove the battery pack from the machine for sending. Prevent the contacts from short-circuiting (e.g. by protecting them with adhesive tape). metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Illustrations are provided at the beginning of the operating instructions.
- Keyless chuck
- Adjusting sleeve
- Adjusting sleeve
– Screwdriving / torque limitation
– Drilling / max. torque – Impact drilling
- Switch (1st / 2nd gear)
- Rotation selector switch (rotation setting, transport lock) – both sides of the machine
- Bit depot *
- Belt hook *
- Battery pack release button
- Capacity indicator button
- Capacity and signal indicator
- Battery pack
- LED light
- Trigger switch
7.1 Battery pack, capacity and signal indicator Fig. B
Charge the battery pack before use.
Recharge the battery pack if performance diminishes.
Instructions on charging the battery pack can be found in the operating instructions of the Metabo charger. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
7.2 Removing and inserting the battery pack Fig. C
7.3 Setting the direction of rotation, engaging the transporting safety device (switch-on lock) Fig. D
7.4 Selecting the gear Fig. E
⚠ Do not set the switch (4) unless the motor has stopped completely!
7.5 Setting the torque limitation, screwdriving, drilling and impact drilling
Fig. F = Set screwdriving by turning the sleeve (3) AND set the torque (with torque limitation) by turning the sleeve (2) – intermediate settings are also possible. = Set drilling by turning the sleeve (3) (max. torque, without torque limitation) To avoid overloading the motor, do not jam the spindle. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Machines with the designation SB…:
= Set impact drilling by turning the sleeve (3) (max. torque, without torque limitation) To avoid overloading the motor, do not jam the spindle.
7.6 Switching On/Off, setting the speed
Switching on, speed: press the trigger switch (14). Press in the trigger switch to increase the rotational speed.
Switching off: release the trigger switch (14). Note: the noise that the machine makes when it switches off is due to the design (quick stop) and has no influence on the function or the service life of the machine. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
7.7 Keyless chuck Fig. G
With a soft tool shank, retightening may be required after a short drilling period.
Information for machines with the designation BS 18 LT BL, BS 18 LT BL SE, SB 18 LT BL, SB 18 LT BL SE: : 1. The grating sound which may be heard after opening the chuck is functional and is stopped by turning the sleeve in the opposite direction. 2. Clamping the tool: Turn sleeve in direction “GRIP, ZU” until the noticeable mechanical resistance has been overcome. Caution! The tool is not yet clamped! Keep turning the sleeve (it must “click” when turning), until it cannot be turned any further only now is the tool securely clamped. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Cleaning: from time to time, hold the machine vertically with the chuck facing downwards and turn the sleeve fully in the direction “GRIP, ZU” and then turn fully in the direction “AUF, RELEASE”. The dust collected falls from the keyless chuck. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
7.8 Unscrewing the chuck
Employ the same procedure when attaching the chuck, except in reverse order.
7.9 Chuck with quick change system (with BS 18 LT BL Q)
To remove: push the interlock ring forward (a), advance and pull off the chuck forwards (b).
To fit: push the interlock ring forward and move the chuck as far as the limit stop on the drill spindle. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
7.10 Fitting the belt hook (equipment specific) / bit depot (equipment-specific)
Fit the belt hook (8) as shown.
Fit the bit depot (7) as shown.
8.1 The machine’s multifunctional monitoring system
⚠ If the machine switches off automatically, the machine electronics have activated automatic protection mode. A warning signal sounds (continuous beeping). The beeping stops after a maximum of 30 seconds or when the trigger switch (14) is released.
⚠ In spite of this protective function, overloading is still possible with certain applications and can result in damage to the machine. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Causes and remedies:
- Battery pack almost empty Fig. A, B (The electronics protect the battery pack against damage through total discharge). If one LED (11) is flashing, the battery pack is almost flat. If necessary, press the button (10) and check the LEDs (11) to see the charge level. If the battery pack is almost flat, it must be recharged.
- Long continuous overloading of the machine will activate the temperature cut-out. Leave the machine or battery pack to cool.
Note: if the battery pack feels very warm, the pack will cool more quickly in an “AIR COOLED” charger. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Note: the machine will cool more quickly if you operate it at idling speed.
- Metabo safety shutdown: the machine has SHUT DOWN by itself. If the speed suddenly drops (for example, if the machine suddenly seizes or kickback occurs), the machine switches off. Switch off the machine at the trigger switch (14). Switch it on again and continue to work as normal. Try to prevent the machine from seizing. metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Use only original Metabo or CAS (Cordless Alliance System) battery packs and accessories.
Use only accessories that fulfil the requirements and specifications listed in these operating instructions.
Fitting the angle drilling attachment Fig. K.
For a complete range of accessories, see www.metabo.com or the catalogue.
⚠ Repairs to electrical tools must ONLY be carried out by qualified electricians! metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
Contact your local Metabo representative if you have Metabo power tools requiring repairs. See www.metabo.com for addresses.
You can download a list of spare parts from www.metabo.com.
11. Environmental Protection
Do not allow battery packs to come into contact with water!
Protect the environment, and do not dispose of power tools and battery packs with household waste. Observe national regulations on separated collection and recycling of disused machines, packaging and accessories.
Discharge the battery pack in the power tool before disposal. Prevent the contacts from short-circuiting (e.g. by protecting them with adhesive tape). metabo BS 18 LT BL Cordless Hammer Screwdriver
12. Technical Data