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PDF Content Summary: OPERATOR’S MANUAL 18 VOLT ADHESIVE/CAULK GUN R84040 Your caulk gun has been engineered and manufactured to our high standards for dependability, ease of operation, and operator 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 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS ∎ Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................................2 ∎ General Safety Rules................................................................................................................................................... 3-4 ∎ Specific Safety Rules.......................................................................................................................................................4 ∎ Safety Rules for Charger .................................................................................................................................................5 ∎ Symbols....................................................................................................................................................................... 6-7 ∎ Features....................................................................................................................................................................... 8-9 ∎ Assembly.........................................................................................................................................................................9 ∎ Operation................................................................................................................................................................. 10-15 ∎ Maintenance............................................................................................................................................................ 16-17 ∎ Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................................19 ∎ Customer Service Information.......................................................................................................................................20 INTRODUCTION This tool has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate. 2

GENERAL SAFETY RULES WARNING! READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WORK AREA ∎ Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents. ∎ Do not operate power tools in explosive atmo- spheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes. ∎ Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control. ELECTRICAL SAFETY ∎ 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. ∎ Use battery operated tool only with specifically designated battery pack. Use of any other batteries may create a risk of fire. ∎ Use battery only with charger listed. MODEL BATTERY PACK CHARGER R84040 130252004 140276001 140276002 ∎ 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 immediately. Damaged cords may create a fire. PERSONAL SAFETY ∎ 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 op- erating power tools may result in serious personal injury. ∎ 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. ∎ 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. ∎ Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a 3 rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury. ∎ Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better control of the tool in unexpected situations. ∎ Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions. ∎ Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn into air vents. ∎ Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable footing on a solid surface enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations. TOOL USE AND CARE ∎ Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control. ∎ Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed. ∎ Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. A tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired. ∎ 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. ∎ Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users. ∎ 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. ∎ 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. ∎ 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. ∎ 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. ∎ Keep the tool and its handle dry, clean and free from oil and grease. Always use a clean cloth when cleaning. Never use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum- based products, or any strong solvents to clean your tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of loss of control and deterioration of the enclosure plastic.

GENERAL SAFETY RULES SERVICE ∎ When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement ∎ Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury. 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. SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES ∎ 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. ∎ Always wear safety glasses with side shields. Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk of eye injury. ∎ Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during extended periods of operation. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury. ∎ Keep hands out of the plunger and plunger rod area of the caulk gun. Fingers can be pinched between the tube holder and the plunger. ∎ Maintain labels and nameplates. These carry important information. If unreadable or missing, contact an autho- rized service center for a replacement. ∎ 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 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 injury. ∎ Never use a battery that has been dropped or received a sharp blow. A damaged battery is subject to explo- sion. Properly dispose of a dropped or damaged battery immediately. ∎ Batteries vent hydrogen gas and 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 open flame. An exploded battery can propel debris and chemicals. If exposed, flush with water immediately. ∎ Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock. ∎ For best results, your battery tool should be charged in a location where the temperature is more than 50°F but less than 100°F. Do not store outside or in vehicles. ∎ Under extreme usage or temperature conditions, bat- tery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in contact with your skin, wash immediately with soap and water, 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. ∎ �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. 4 SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER WARNING! READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. ∎ 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. 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. ∎ Do not use charger outdoors or expose to wet or damp conditions. Water entering charger will increase the risk of electric shock. ∎ Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the battery charger manufacturer may result in a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury. ∎ 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. ∎ 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. ∎ Keep cord and charger from heat to prevent damage to housing or internal parts. ∎ Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based prod- ucts, etc. come in contact with plastic parts. They contain chemicals that can damage, weaken, or destroy plastic. ∎ An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension cord could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If extension cord must be used, make sure: a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the same number, size and shape as those of plug on charger. 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) 25 ́ 50 ́ 100 ́ Cord Size (AWG) 16 16 16 NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge ∎ 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. ∎ 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. ∎ 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. ∎ Unplug charger from outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of electric shock. ∎ 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. ∎ Risk of electric shock. Do not touch uninsulated portion of output connector or uninsulated battery terminal. ∎ 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. WARNING:

Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemi- cals 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. 5 SYMBOLS Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpreta- tion of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION V Volts Voltage A Amperes Current Hz Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) W Watt Power min Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current no No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load Class II Construction Double-insulated construction .../min Per Minute Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute Wet Conditions Alert Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations. Read The Operator’s Manual To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand operator’s manual before using this product. Eye Protection Always wear safety goggles, safety glasses with side shields, or a full face shield when operating this product. Safety Alert Precautions that involve your safety. Pinch Point To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any pinch point. Hot Surface To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot surface. 6 SYMBOLS The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL 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. CAUTION: (Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property damage. SERVICE Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service we suggest you return the product to your nearest AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servic- ing, use only identical replacement parts. WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly and understand completely the operator’s manual. Save this operator’s manual and review frequently for continuing safe operation and instructing others who may use this product. WARNING:

The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles, safety glasses with side shields, or a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 7 FEATURES PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Motor......................................................................................................................................................................18 Volt DC Charger Input .......................................................................................................................................120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Charge Rate ..........................................................................................................................................................20 minutes Capacity ............................................................................................................................................10 oz. and 30 oz. tubes PLUNGER ROD HANDLE PLUNGER ROD SWITCH TRIGGER SWITCH LOCK PUNCTURE TOOL CARRIAGE FRAME JOIST FOLLOWER Fig. 1 CAULK GUN PISTON VARIABLE SPEED SELECTOR 8

FEATURES KNOW YOUR ADHESIVE/CAULK GUN See Figure 1. Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules. AUTO SHUT-OFF When the caulk tube is empty, the auto shut-off feature will cause the motor to shut off. CARRIAGE FRAME The carriage frame will support a 30 oz. quart-size tube or a standard 10 oz. tube of caulk, depending on your applica- tion needs. ELECTRONIC OVERLOAD PROTECTION An electronic overload protection feature causes the motor to automatically shut down if too much pressure is exerted on the caulk tube. JOIST FOLLOWER Use the joist follower when applying adhesive to floor joists prior to installing sub-flooring, or on wall joists before install- ing sheetrock. PLUNGER ROD The forward movement of the plunger rod applies pressure to the bottom of an open caulk tube, causing caulk to be dispensed. ASSEMBLY UNPACKING This product has been shipped completely assembled. ∎ Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the box. ∎ Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are included. ∎ Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping. ∎ Do not discard the packing material until you have care- fully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool. ∎ If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1-866-539-1710 for assistance. PACKING LIST Adhesive/Caulk Gun Joist Follower Charger Battery Bag Operator’s Manual 9 PLUNGER ROD HANDLE The plunger rod handle is used to pull the plunger rod back, allowing caulk to be loaded. PUNCTURE TOOL For your convenience, a puncture tool is provided for break- ing the seal on a new tube of caulk. When using a partially filled caulk tube, the puncture tool can be used to remove any hardened material from the tube’s nozzle. SWITCH LOCK The switch lock prevents depression of the switch trigger. SWITCH TRIGGER Depressing the switch trigger starts the forward motion of the plunger rod. VARIABLE SPEED SELECTOR The plunger speed can be adjusted with the variable speed selector. This allows you to adjust the material feed rate to suit your particular application. WARNING: If any parts are missing or damaged, do not operate this tool until the missing parts are replaced. Failure to heed this warning could result in possible serious personal injury. WARNING: Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories not recommended for use with this tool. Any such alteration or modification is misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal injury.

OPERATION WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury. WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating tools. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes resulting in possible serious injury. WARNING: Fig. 2 Do not use any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this tool. The use of attachments or accessories not recommended can result in serious personal injury. APPLICATIONS You may use this tool for the following purposes: ∎ Applying adhesive ∎ Sealing cracks to keep your home’s conditioned air inside while keeping unconditioned air outside, increasing your home’s energy efficiency ∎ Filling holes and cracks before painting ∎ Creating a moisture barrier around areas that could be damaged by water ∎ Sealing cracks to keep insects out of your home CAUTION: If at any point during the charging process none of the LEDs are lit, remove the battery pack from the charger to avoid damaging the product. DO NOT insert another battery. Return the charger and battery to your nearest service center for service or replacement. CHARGING THE 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 (operation followed by recharging) for them to become fully charged. This is normal for nickel-cadmium batteries. TO CHARGE See Figure 2. ∎ Charge the battery pack only with the charger provided. ∎ Make sure the power supply is normal house voltage, 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only. ∎ Connect the charger to a power supply. ∎ Attach the battery pack to the charger by aligning the raised ribs on the battery pack with the grooves in the charger, then slide the battery pack onto the charger. ∎ After normal usage, 30 minutes of charging time is required to be fully charged. ∎ The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch while charging. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. ∎ Do not place the charger in an area of extreme heat or cold. It will work best at normal room temperature. ∎ When the batteries become fully charged, unplug the char- ger from the power supply and remove the battery pack. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARG- ING A HOT BATTERY PACK When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery pack cool down for approximately 20 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. 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. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARG- ING A COOL BATTERY PACK If the 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. NOTE: Refer to “CHARGING THE 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 center, please call 1-866-539-1710. 10

OPERATION OPERATION LED FUNCTION OF CHARGER See Figure 3. LED INDICATOR BATTERY PACK RED LED GREEN LED ACTION Power Without battery pack ONOFF Ready to charge battery pack Evaluate Hot battery pack Flashing OFF When battery pack reaches cooled temperature, charger begins fast charge mode Evaluate Cold battery pack Flashing OFF When battery pack reaches warmed temperature, charger begins fast charge mode Evaluate Deeply discharged Flashing OFF Charger pre-charges battery until normal voltage is reached, then begins fast charge mode Evaluate Thermistor shorted Flashing OFF If red LED continues flashing for or open more than 90 minutes, and green LED remains off, this may indicate a damaged battery Charging Fast charging ONFlashing Fast charges in 20 minutes Full Slow charging OFF ON Fast charging is complete. Charger maintains charge mode. POWER INDICATOR NOTE: The 9.6 volt, 12 volt and 14.4 EVALUATE INDICATOR tion ? ar E volt battery packs will not slide all the E way down onto the charger port. Insert 9.6 volt, 12 volt and 14.4 volt battery CHARGING INDICATOR e Cha packs until they click into place and are aligned with the line on the charger, shown at left. Allow up to 5 seconds for the “charge” FULL INDICATOR light to come on after the battery pack is inserted. Fig. 3 x. 11

OPERATION INSTALLING BATTERY PACK See Figure 4. ∎ While holding the caulk gun pointed away from you, lock the switch trigger by sliding the switch lock to the left. Place the battery pack on the tool. Make sure the latches on each side of the battery pack snap into place and the battery pack is secured on the tool before beginning operation. CAUTION: When placing battery pack in the tool, be sure raised rib on battery pack aligns with the bottom of the drill and latches into place properly. Improper installation of the battery pack can cause damage to internal components. REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK See Figure 4. ∎ Lock the switch trigger by sliding the switch lock to the left. ∎ Depress the latches on the side of battery pack. ∎ Remove the battery pack from the tool. STARTING/STOPPING THE CAULK GUN See Figure 5. Before attempting to start the caulk gun, be sure the switch lock is in the unlocked position. ∎ To turn the caulk gun ON, depress the switch trigger. ∎ To turn the caulk gun OFF, release the switch trigger. LOCKING THE SWITCH TRIGGER See Figure 5. The switch trigger of the caulk gun can be locked off using the slide switch located above the switch trigger. ∎ To lock the switch trigger, slide the switch lock left. This will prevent the caulk gun switch trigger from being de- pressed. ∎ To unlock the switch trigger, slide the switch right. This will allow the caulk gun switch trigger to be depressed. 12 BATTERY PACK OFFON SWITCH TRIGGER LOCK UNLOCK SWITCH LOCKLATCHES DEPRESS LATCHES TO RELEASE BATTERY PACK Fig. 4 Fig. 5

OPERATION ADJUSTING THE VARIABLE SPEED See Figure 6. Use the variable speed knob to adjust the material feed rate of the caulk gun for your particular application. ∎ To increase the rate of material feed, turn the knob in a counterclockwise direction. ∎ To decrease the rate of material feed, turn the knob in a clockwise direction. LOADING CAULK See Figures 7 - 8. ∎ Lock the switch trigger by sliding switch lock to the left. ∎ Using a utility knife, cut off the tip of the spout on a tube Fig. 6 of caulk. Cut the tip at a 45 ̊ angle. Remove as little as possible, taking into consideration the size of the “bead” of caulk you need. ∎ Check for a second inner seal at the base of the spout. If found, insert the puncture tool inside the spout to break the seal before using. If using a partially filled tube, use the puncture tool to remove any hardened material from the tip. NOTE: An inner seal is usually found only in cardboard caulk tubes. ∎ While holding the caulk gun steady with one hand, pull the handle of the plunger rod away from the caulk gun. Continue pulling until piston reaches the back of the car- riage frame. ∎ Load the caulk tube into the carriage frame, making sure it is well seated at both ends. ELECTRONIC OVERLOAD PROTECTION The caulk gun is protected by an electronic overload protec- tion feature. If too much pressure is exerted on the tube, the motor will shut down. This helps to prevent damage to the tool and the caulk tube. If the motor shuts off, make sure that: ∎ Nozzle tip is cut ∎ Inner seal in the caulk tube is broken ∎ Hardened material is removed from the nozzle ∎ Caulk tube is not damaged or frozen ∎ Plunger rod is free of caulk/adhesive materials Release the trigger and wait for 3 to 5 seconds to allow the electronics to reset. If the motor again shuts off, move the vari- able speed selector to the middle position and press the trig- ger again. If the motor continues to shut off, try another tube of material or take the tool to an authorized service center. LOW SPEED VARIABLE SPEED SELECTOR HI SPEED SPOUT PUNCTURE TOOL CARRIAGE FRAME Fig. 7 SPOUT CAULK TUBE PLUNGER ROD HANDLE 1 3 2 PLUNGER ROD Fig. 8 13

OPERATION INSTALLING THE JOIST FOLLOWER See Figure 9. ∎ Hold and lightly squeeze the open end of the joist follower in one hand. ∎ Insert the closed end of the joist follower into the opening located beneath the end of the carriage frame. Make sure it is completely seated to the raised notches on the joist follower. ∎ Release the open end of the joist follower. ∎ When finished, squeeze the open end of the joist follower and pull to remove. WARNING: TO REMOVE TO INSTALL Fig. 9 Battery tools are always in operating condition. Therefore, switch should always be locked when not in use or carrying at your side. APPLYING ADHESIVE WITH THE JOIST FOLLOWER See Figure 10. Use the joist follower to put a straight center bead of ad- hesive on wood surfaces between 1-1/4 in. and 2-5/8 in. wide. ∎ Install the joist follower as previously described. ∎ Prepare the surface by removing any dust, dirt, or remnants of old adhesive. Make sure the area is clean and dry. ∎ Set the speed of the caulk gun to match your application needs, using just enough adhesive to do the job. Experi- ment in an out-of-the-way area to find the best speed to use to deliver the adhesive bead size you want. ∎ Hold the gun at a slight angle. ∎ Squeeze the trigger on the caulk gun, allowing the adhe- sive to extrude from the tube tip. NOTE: If the bead of adhesive is too narrow, re-cut the nozzle to provide a larger opening. ∎ Carefully move the caulk gun at an even pace along the surface. ∎ The motor will shut off automatically when an adhesive tube becomes empty. Pull the plunger rod back and re- place the tube as necessary. ∎ To end the adhesive bead, release the switch trigger. FOLLOWER JOIST NOTCHES RAISED 14 JOIST FOLLOWER ADHESIVE BEAD Fig. 10 OPERATION APPLYING CAULK See Figure 11. ∎ Prepare the surface by removing any dust, dirt, or remnants CAULK BEAD of old caulk. Make sure the area is clean and dry. ∎ Adjust caulk gun speed to application needs. ∎ Hold the gun at a slight angle. If filling a crack, insert the spout into the crack, if possible; otherwise, run the caulk gun along the surface. ∎ Squeeze the trigger on the caulk gun and move the caulk gun at an even pace along the surface. NOTE: If the bead of caulk is too narrow, re-cut the nozzle to provide a larger opening. However, it is better to apply a thin bead of caulk and add a little more if necessary than to apply too much and attempt to remove the excess. ∎ To end the caulk bead, release the switch trigger. ∎ For a finished appearance and to help the caulk adhere to application surfaces, draw a moistened finger or other “smoothing tool” along the caulk bead after applying. ∎ Use a damp towel or rag to clean off any excess caulk. Fig. 11 15 MAINTENANCE WARNING: When servicing use only identical RIDGID replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask. WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, always remove the battery pack from the tool when cleaning or performing any maintenance. GENERAL MAINTENANCE 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. WARNING: Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc., come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may result in serious personal injury. R USING THE BAG See Figure 12. The bag provided with the caulk gun is designed to allow the tool to be secured on the outside of the bag, which helps keep the inside of the bag clean. To transport the caulk gun: ∎ Place the base of the caulk gun inside the large pocket. ∎ Pass the left hook-and-loop strap over the carriage frame and through the metal loop, then secure. ∎ Pass the right hook-and-loop strap over the tool body just behind the carriage frame, then through the metal loop, and secure. The joist follower, battery, and charger can be stored inside the bag. HOOK-AND-LOOP STRAP METAL HOOK-AND-LOOP STRAP LOOP METAL LOOP POCKET

Fig. 12 To work properly, the plunger rod of the tool must remain clean and free of all caulk and adhesive material. If material does get on the plunger rod mechanism, clean the mate- rial off according to the directions of the caulk or adhesive manufacturer. When the tool is shut off by the electronic overload protection system, always wait for 3 to 5 seconds before depressing the trigger for restart. Frequently depressing and releasing the trigger under these circumstances may cause interior damage to the caulk gun. Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts should be replaced at a RIDGID authorized service center. 16 R

MAINTENANCE BATTERIES The battery pack for this tool is equipped with nickel- cadmium rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each charging will depend on the type of work you are doing. The batteries in this tool have been designed to provide maximum trouble-free life. However, like all batteries, they will eventually wear out. Do not disassemble battery pack and attempt to replace the batteries. Handling of these batteries, especially when wearing rings and jewelry, could result in a serious burn. To obtain the longest possible battery life, we suggest the following: ∎ Remove the battery pack from the charger once it is fully charged and ready for use. For battery pack storage longer than 30 days: ∎ Store the battery pack where the temperature is below 80°F. ∎ Store battery packs in a “discharged” condition. 17 BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING To preserve natural resources, please recycle or dispose of batteries properly. This product contains nickel-cadmium batteries. Local, state or federal laws may prohibit disposal of nickel- cadmium batteries in ordinary trash. Consult your local waste authority for information regarding available recycling and/or disposal options. WARNING: Upon removal, cover the battery pack’s terminals with heavy-duty adhesive tape. Do not attempt to destroy or disassemble battery pack or remove any of its components. Nickel-cadmium batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly. Also, never touch both terminals with metal objects and/or body parts as short circuit may result. Keep away from children. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire and/or serious injury.

NOTES 18 WARRANTY RIDGID® HAND HELD AND STATIONARY POWER TOOL 3 YEAR LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY Proof of purchase must be presented when requesting war- any part covered under the warranty, at our option, at no ranty service. charge to you. Limited to RIDGID® hand held and stationary power tools purchased 2/1/04 and after. This product is manufactured by One World Technologies, Inc. The trademark is licensed from RIDGID, Inc. All warranty communications should be directed to One World Technologies, Inc., attn: RIDGID Hand Held and Stationary Power Tool Technical Service at (toll free) 1-866-539-1710. WHAT IS NOT COVERED This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail and may not be transferred. This warranty only covers de- fects arising under normal usage and does not cover any malfunction, failure or defect resulting from misuse, abuse, neglect, alteration, modification or repair by other than an authorized service center for RIDGID® branded hand held 90-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE POLICY and stationary power tools. Consumable accessories pro- During the first 90 days after the date of purchase, if you are dissatisfied with the performance of this RIDGID® Hand Held vided with the tool such as, but not limited to, blades, bits and sand paper are not covered. and Stationary Power Tool for any reason you may return RIDGID, INC. AND ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. the tool to the dealer from which it was purchased for a full MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR refund or exchange. To receive a replacement tool you must PROMISES AS TO THE QUALITY OR PERFORMANCE present proof of purchase and return all original equipment OF ITS POWER TOOLS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFI- packaged with the original product. The replacement tool CALLY STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of the 3 YEAR service warranty period. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE 3 YEAR To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied war- ranties, including warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FIT- LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY This warranty on RIDGID® Hand Held and Stationary Power Tools covers all defects in workmanship or materials and nor- mal wear items such as brushes, chucks, motors, switches, cords, gears and even cordless batteries in this RIDGID® tool for three years following the purchase date of the tool. Warranties for other RIDGID® products may vary. NESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, are disclaimed. Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, that cannot be disclaimed under state law are limited to three years from the date of purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. and RIDGID, Inc. are not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or conse- quential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE To obtain service for this RIDGID® tool you must return it; freight prepaid, or take it in to an authorized service center for RIDGID® branded hand held and stationary power tools. exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential dam- ages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. You may obtain the location of the authorized service center nearest you by calling (toll free) 1-866-539-1710 or by log- ging on to the RIDGID® website at ridgid.com. When requesting warranty service, you must present the original dated sales receipt. The authorized service center will re- pair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace 19 One World Technologies, Inc. Hwy. 8 Pickens, SC 29671

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18 VOLT ADHESIVE/CAULK GUN R84040 Customer Service Information: For parts or service, contact your nearest RIDGID authorized service center. Be sure to provide all relevant information when you call or visit. For the location of the authorized service center nearest you, please call 1-866-539-1710 or visit us online at ridgid.com. The model number of this tool is found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Please record the serial number in the space provided below. When ordering repair parts, always give the following information:

Model No. Serial No. R84040


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