Black & Decker PSL12 Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Piranha Saw
Catalog Number PSL12
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SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual.
The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING
PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you recognize this information.
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.
NOTICE: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING: Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed
below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term “power
tool” in all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded)
power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1) Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which
may ignite the dust or fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
2) Electrical safety
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do
not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified
plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if
your body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for
outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
3) Personal safety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating
a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tool may result in serious personal injury.
b) Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equipment such as
dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before
connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the
tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energising power tools
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that have the switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in
personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair
can be caught in moving parts. Air vents often cover moving parts and should also be
avoided.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of these devices
can reduce dust-related hazards.
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power
tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the
power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons
unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power
tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many
accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in accordance with these
instructions and in the manner intended for the particular type of power tool,
taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a
hazardous situation.
5) Battery tool use and care
a) Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger
that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used
with another battery pack.
b) Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any
other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
c) 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 burns or a fire.
d) Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery, avoid
contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts
eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may
cause irritation or burns.
6) Service
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
• Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation
where the cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring. Cutting accessory
contacting a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and could
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give the operator an electric shock.
• Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support the work piece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable
and may lead to loss of control.
• Hold saw firmly for all cutting operations. During cutting operations, the blade may
suddenly bind in the work and may cause the saw to kickback towards the operator.
• Keep hands away from cutting area. Never reach underneath the material for any
reason. Hold front of saw by grasping the contoured gripping area. Do not insert fingers
or thumb into the vicinity of the reciprocating blade and blade clamp. Do not stabilize
the saw by gripping the shoe.
• Keep blades sharp. Dull blades may cause the saw to swerve or stall under pressure.
• Use extra caution when cutting overhead and pay particular attention to overhead
wires which may be hidden from view. Anticipate the path of falling branches and
debris ahead of time.
• Do not operate this tool for long periods of time. Vibration caused by the operating
action of this tool may cause permanent injury to fingers, hands, and arms. Use gloves
to provide extra cushion, take frequent rest periods and limit daily time of use.
• When cutting pipe or conduit ensure that they are free from water, electrical wiring, etc.
• Do not touch the workpiece or the blade immediately after operating the tool.
They can become very hot.
• When not in use, place tool on its side on a stable surface where it will not cause
a tripping or falling hazard. Some tools with large battery packs will stand upright but
may be easily knocked over.
WARNING: Never use the tool above shoulder height. Always position yourself
out of the path of falling branches and debris.
WARNING: Do not use this tool to fell trees.
• Pre-plan a safe exit from falling branches and debris. Ensure the exit route is clear
of obstacles that would prevent or hinder movement. Remember wet grass and freshly
cut bark is slippery.
• Be aware of the direction that a branch may fall. Consider all conditions that may
affect the direction of fall, including:
• The intended direction of fall.
• The natural lean of the branch.
• Any unusual heavy limb structure or decay.
• Surrounding trees and obstacles including overhead lines.
• The wind speed and direction.
• The safe distance between a branch and debris to be felled and bystanders,
buildings and other objects is at least 2 1/2 times the length of the branch. Any
bystander, building or object within this distance is at risk from being struck by the
falling branch.
• When cutting a limb that is under tension be aware of spring back. When the
tension in the wood fibers are released the spring loaded limb may strike the
operator and/or throw the tool out of control.
• Ensure someone is nearby (at a safe distance) in case of an accident.
• Do not attempt to operate the tool when in a tree, on a ladder or standing on
any other unstable support.
• Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease. Greasy oily handles
are slippery causing loss of control.
• If any debris gets caught with the guard or tool discontinue use, disconnect
battery and clear debris. Keep away from jammed blade as it could move and present
a cutting hazard after it is freed.
WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some
examples of these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
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To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety equipment such
as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety
glasses. Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR
CERTIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
• ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection,
• NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing protection that conforms
to ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise
from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
WARNING: IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY:
• Before any use, be sure everyone using this tool reads and understands all safety
instructions and other information contained in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review frequently prior to use and in instructing others.
WARNING: When using electric gardening appliances, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury,
including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL
TOOLS
1.) AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT - Donʼt use appliances in damp or wet locations.
2.) DONʼT USE IN RAIN.
3.) KEEP CHILDREN AWAY - All visitors should be kept at a safe distance from the work area.
4.) DRESS PROPERLY - Donʼt wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in
moving parts. Use of rubber gloves and substantial footwear is recommended when
working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
5.) USE SAFETY GLASSES - Also use face or dustmask if operation is dusty.
6.) USE RIGHT APPLIANCE - Do not use appliance for any job except that for which it is
intended.
7.) EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When
using an extension cord be sure it is heavy enough to carry the current your product
will draw. An undersized extension cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in
loss of power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use
depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
Volts
120V
240V
Ampere
More
Than
0
6
10 12 -
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
0-25
26-50
51-100
101-150
(0-7,6m) (7,6-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-45,7m)
0-50
51-100
101-200
201-300
(0-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-60,9m) (60,9-91,4m)
Rating
Not more
Than
6
18
10
18
12
16
16
14
American Wire Gauge
16
16
16
12
16
14
14
12
14
12
Not Recommended
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8.) AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING - Donʼt carry plugged in appliance with finger
on switch. Be sure switch is off when plugging in.
9.) DONʼT FORCE APPLIANCE. It will do the job better and with less likelihood of a risk
of injury at the rate for which it was designed.
10.) DONʼT OVERREACH - Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
11.) STAY ALERT - Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate
appliance when you are tired.
12.) STORE IDLE APPLIANCE INDOORS - When not in use, appliances should be
stored indoors in a dry, and high or locked-up place- out of reach of children.
13.) CHECK DAMAGED PARTS - Before further use of the appliance a guard or other
part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts,
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting and any other condition that may
affect its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired
or replaced by an authorized service center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in
this manual.
14.) KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM BLADES. Donʼt grasp the exposed cutting blade
when picking up or holding the appliance.
15.) MAINTAIN APPLIANCE WITH CARE - Keep cutting edge sharp and clean for best
performance and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow instructions for lubricating and
changing accessories. Inspect appliance cord periodically, and if damaged, have it
repaired by an authorized service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and
replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
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Functional Description
1. Battery
2. Battery release button
3. On/off switch
4. Lock-off button
5. Claw release button
6. Claw stop
7. Claw
8. Blade clamp release lever
9. Shoe
10. Charger
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2
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1
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR BATTERY PACKS
WARNING: For safe operation, read this manual and manuals originally supplied
with tool before using the charger.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery pack
and charger, read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging procedures
outlined.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
• Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is
completely worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and
materials are created when battery packs are burned.
• Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery from the charger
may ignite the dust or fumes.
• If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash area with
mild soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye for
15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the battery electrolyte
for Li-Ion batteries is composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
• Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory irritation. Provide fresh air.
If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or flame.
• Charge the battery packs only in Black & Decker chargers.
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids. This may cause premature cell
failure.
• Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations where the temperature
may reach or exceed 105°F (40˚C) (such as inside sheds or metal buildings in
summer).
WARNING: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If battery pack
case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Do not crush, drop or damage
battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger that has received a sharp blow, been
dropped, run over or damaged in any way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer,
stepped on). Damaged battery packs should be returned to service center for recycling.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects can
contact exposed battery terminals. For example, do not place battery in aprons,
pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails, screws, keys, etc.
Transporting batteries can possibly cause fires if the battery terminals
inadvertently come in contact with conductive materials such as keys, coins,
hand tools and the like. The US Department of Transportation Hazardous Material
Regulations (HMR) actually prohibit transporting batteries in commerce or on airplanes
(i.e., packed in suitcases and carry-on luggage) UNLESS they are properly protected
from short circuits. So when transporting individual batteries, make sure that the battery
terminals are protected and well insulated from materials that could contact them and
cause a short circuit. NOTE: Batteries should not be put in checked baggage.
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS
1. The best storage place is one that is cool and dry away from direct sunlight and
excess heat or cold.
2. Long storage will not harm the battery pack or charger.
CHARGING PROCEDURE
Black & Decker chargers are designed to charge Black & Decker
battery packs in 3-5 hours depending on the pack being charged.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the
battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger as shown in figure A.
3. The green LED will flash indicating that the battery is being charged.
4. The completion of charge is indicated by the green LED
remaining on continuously. The pack is fully charged and may
be used at this time or left on the charger.
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A
Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life may be
greatly diminished. For longest battery life, do not discharge batteries fully. It is
recommended that the batteries be recharged after each use.
CHARGER DIAGNOSTICS
This charger is designed to detect certain problems that can arise with the battery
packs or the power source. Problems are indicated by one LED flashing in different
patterns.
BAD BATTERY
The charger can detect a weak or damaged battery. The red LED flashes in the
pattern indicated on the label. If you see this bad battery blink pattern, do not
continue to charge the battery. Return it to a service center or a collection site for
recycling.
HOT/COLD PACK DELAY
When the charger detects a battery that is excessively hot or excessively cold, it
automatically starts a Hot/Cold Pack Delay, suspending charging until the battery
has normalized. After this happens, the charger automatically switches to the
Pack Charging mode. This feature ensures maximum battery life. The red LED
flashes in the pattern indicated on the label.
LEAVING THE BATTERY IN THE CHARGER
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the green LED glowing
indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery pack fresh and fully charged.
IMPORTANT CHARGING NOTES
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged
when the air temperature is between 65°F and 75°F (18°- 24°C). DO NOT charge the
battery pack in an air temperature below +40°F (+4.5°C), or above +105°F (+40.5°C).
This is important and will prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to touch while charging. This is a
normal condition, and does not indicate a problem. To facilitate the cooling of the battery
pack after use, avoid placing the charger or battery pack in a warm environment such
as in a metal shed, or an uninsulated trailer.
3. If the battery pack does not charge properly:
a. Check current at receptacle by plugging in a lamp or other appliance
b. Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch which turns power off
when you turn out the lights.
c. Move charger and battery pack to a location where the surrounding air
temperature is approximately 65°F - 75°F (18°- 24°C).
d. If charging problems persist, take the tool, battery pack and charger to your
local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on
jobs which were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE to use under these
conditions. Follow the charging procedure. You may also charge a partially used pack
whenever you desire with no adverse affect on the battery pack.
5. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool,
aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from charger
cavities. Always unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery
pack in the cavity. Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
6. Do not freeze or immerse charger in water or any other liquid.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger. Never
attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If the plastic housing of the battery pack
breaks or cracks, return to a service center for recycling.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. This device complies
with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
. Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK FROM THE TOOL
WARNING: Make certain the lock-off button is engaged to prevent switch actuation
before removing or installing battery.
TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK: Insert battery pack into tool, until an audible click is
heard as shown in figure B.
B
TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK: Depress
the battery release buttons as shown in
figure C and pull battery pack out of tool.
C
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Always wear proper eye, respiratory and hearing protection while
operating this tool.
• Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by
hand or against your body leaves it
D
unstable and may lead to loss of control.
• Place shoe firmly against work to be cut.
• Hold the tool with one hand as shown in
figure D. Switch on saw motor and allow it
to obtain maximum speed before applying
pressure.
TRIGGER SWITCH (FIGURE E)
The tool is equipped with a switch lock-off feature to prevent unintentional operation.
• To switch the tool on, press the lock off
button (4) as shown in figure E, then
E
squeeze the on/off switch (3).
• Once the tool is on, release the lock off
4
button.
• Releasing the trigger turns the motor OFF.
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NOTE: This tool has no provision to lock the switch in the ON position, and should
never be locked in the ON position by any other means.
USING THE CLAW (FIGURE F)
To release claw (7):
• Pull back on claw release button (5).
This will release the claw. Once claw is
released you can let go of button.
• Push in on lock-off button (4) and
squeeze the on/off switch (3).
• With the saw running, the claw will rotate
forward until it comes in contact with the
workpiece.
• Once the cut is complete, the claw will
rotate fully back to the stop position.
F
4
7
5
3
BLADE INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL (FIGURE G)
CAUTION: Make sure the lock-off button is engaged to prevent switch actuation
before making any adjustments or removing or installing attachments or accessories.
The blade should extend past the shoe and the thickness of the workpiece during the
cut. Select the blade best suitable for the material to be cut and use the shortest blade
suitable for the thickness of the material.
WARNING: Cut hazard. Blade breakage may occur if the blade does not extend past
the shoe and the workpiece during the cut. Increased risk of personal injury, as well as
damage to the shoe and workpiece may result.
TO INSTALL BLADE INTO SAW
1. Point tool away from body.
2. Rotate blade clamp release lever (8) in
the direction shown in figure G.
3. Insert blade shank fully into blade clamp.
4. Release blade clamp release lever (8) to
lock blade into position.
TO REMOVE BLADE FROM SAW
WARNING: Burn hazard. Do not touch
the blade immediately after use. Contact
with the blade may result in personal injury.
1. Rotate blade clamp release lever (8) in
the direction shown in figure G.
2. Remove blade.
3. Release the blade clamp release lever (8).
G
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TRIMMING BRANCHES
• Make sure the tool is running at full
speed before making a cut.
• Hold the tool firmly in place to avoid possible bouncing or sideways movement of
the tool.
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• Guide the tool using light pressure.
• Always cut down from the top. This way you will avoid pinching the saw blade.
• Remove branches starting from branch tip. Reduce the branch in logical steps
cutting off small sections.
• When cutting a limb that is under tension be aware of spring back. When the
tension in the wood fibers are released the spring loaded limb may strike the
operator and /or throw the tool out of control.
• Remove the tool from the cut while it is running at full speed.
METAL CUTTING (FIGURE H)
• Use a finer blade (24 teeth per inch) for ferrous metals and a H
coarse blade for non-ferrous materials.
• In thin gauge sheet metals it is best to clamp wood to the
underside of the sheet. This will ensure a clean cut without
excess vibration or tearing of metal.
• Avoid forcing cutting blade as this reduces blade life and
causes costly blade breakage.
NOTE: Spread a thin film of oil or other coolant along the line
ahead of the saw cut for easier operation and longer blade life.
Aluminum should be cut dry.
PROJECT TIPS
• Cut only with sharp blades; they cut cleaner, faster and put
less strain on the motor while cutting.
• When cutting, always ensure that the shoe is resting firmly against the workpiece.
This will improve operator control and minimize vibration.
• For longer blade life, use bi-metal blades. These utilize a carbon steel back welded
to high speed steel teeth making the blade more flexible and less prone to breaking.
MAINTENANCE
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the
tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid. IMPORTANT: To assure product
SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment should be performed
by authorized service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using
identical replacement parts.
ACCESSORIES
T-shank and U-shank jig saw blades can be used with this saw.
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or
authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call:
1-800-544-6986.
WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be
hazardous.
THE RBRC™ SEAL
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the
Li-Ion battery (or battery pack) indicates that the costs to recycle the
battery (or battery pack) at the end of its useful life have already been paid
by Black & Decker. In some areas, it is illegal to place spent Li-Ion
batteries in the trash or municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC
program provides an environmentally conscious alternative.
RBRC in cooperation with Black & Decker and other battery users, has established
programs in the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent Li-Ion
batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning the
spent Li-Ion battery to an authorized Black & Decker service center or to your local
retailer for recycling. You may also contact your local recycling center for information on
where to drop off the spent battery, or call 1-800-8-BATTERY.
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PROBLEM
• Unit will not start.
TROUBLESHOOTING
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Battery pack not installed properly.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
• Check battery pack
installation.
• Battery pack not charged.
• Check battery pack
charging requirements.
• Battery pack will not charge. • Battery pack not inserted into charger. • Insert battery pack into
charger until green LED
appears.
• Charger not plugged in.
• Plug charger into a
working outlet. Refer to
“Important Charging Notes”
for more details.
• Surrounding air temperature
• Move charger and battery
too hot or too cold.
pack to a surrounding air
temperature of above 40
degrees F (4.5°C) or below
105 degrees F (+40.5°C).
• Unit shuts off abruptly.
• Battery pack has reached its
•Allow battery pack to cool
maximum thermal limit.
down.
• Out of charge. ( To
• Place on charger and
maximize the life of the
allow to charge.
battery pack it is designed
to shutoff abruptly when
the charge is depleted.)
For assistance with your product, visit our website www.blackanddecker.com for the
location of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK & DECKER help line at
1-800-544-6986.
SERVICE INFORMATION
All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide
customers with efficient and reliable power tool service. Whether you need technical
advice, repair, or genuine factory replacement parts, contact the Black & Decker location
nearest you. To find your local service location, refer to the yellow page directory under
"Tools—Electric" or call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit www.blackanddecker.com
FULL TWO-YEAR HOME USE WARRANTY
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in
material or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge
in either of two ways.
The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from
whom it was purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns
should be made within the time period of the retailerʼs policy for exchanges (usually 30 to
90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the
retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for
exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or
authorized Service Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may
be required. Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under
"Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory.
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights
and you may have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province.
Should you have any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker
Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or
are missing, call 1-800-544-6986 for a free replacement.
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LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For
products sold in Latin America, check country specific warranty information contained in
the packaging, call the local company or see the website for warranty information.
Imported by
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.,
701 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson, MD 21286 U.S.A.
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See ʻTools-Electricʼ
– Yellow Pages –
for Service & Sales