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How to adjust the torque control on
a cordless drill driver

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Torque control on a red compact cordless drill driver Selecting the level of torque you need is done using the adjustable torque control ring.

The higher the level of torque you select, the more turning force the drill driver will deliver, and the more resistance it can overcome before stopping.

Torque control ring on a cordless drill driver with a high number of torque levels The adjustable torque ring is numbered, depending on how many torque levels the tool has. More torque levels does not necessarily mean the tool has a higher overall amount of torque, it simply refers to how the torque is broken down.
Torque control ring on a cordless drill driver with a low number of torque levels Being able to adjust the torque level gives you greater control when driving screws.

If in doubt, always start with a low level of torque, and gradually increase if necessary. This may mean working slowly at first, but gradually you will gain confidence and have a good understanding of the different levels.

Using the adjustable torque ring

Hand holding a cordless drill driver with the finger off the speed control trigger

Step 1 – Release trigger

Release the speed control trigger and wait for the cordless drill driver to come to a complete stop.

Arrow on the top of a cordless drill driver

Step 2 – Locate arrow

Locate the arrow on the top of the tool and rotate the numbered torque ring until the torque level you require is aligned with the arrow.

Torque control ring on a cordless drill driver with a high number of torque levels If the cordless drill driver struggles to turn the screw, then select a higher level of torque and try again.

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