Black & Decker 1 Instruction manual

Catalog Number BDCS40G
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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.
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
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.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground fault
circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI 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
tools may result in serious personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective
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 energizing power tools
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.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection
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
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 toolʼs
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, 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.
• Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation
where the fastener may contact hidden wiring. Fasteners contacting a “live” wire may
make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric
• 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 unstable and
may lead to loss of control.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California
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.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling,
and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed
areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the
skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disperse dust, which may cause
serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA
approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away
from face and body.
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday eye glasses are NOT safety
glasses. Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3)
• ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection
• NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V ..........................volts
Hz ........................hertz
W ........................watts
min ........................minutes
no load speed current
..........................Class II Construction
........................earthing terminal alert symbol
.../min ..................revolutions
per minute
• When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current
your product will draw. An undersized 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 gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Recommended Minimum Wire Size for Extension Cords
Total Length of Cord
25 ft.
50 ft.
75 ft.
100 ft.
125 ft.
150 ft.
175 ft.
7.6 m
15.2 m
22.9 m
30.5 m
38.1 m
45.7 m
53.3 m
Wire Size AWG
• Do not disassemble or open, drop (mechanical abuse), crush, bend or deform, puncture, or shred.
• Do not modify or remanufacture, attempt to insert foreign objects into the battery,
immerse or expose to water or other liquids, or expose to fire, excessive heat including
soldering irons, or put in microwave oven.
• Only use the battery / tool with a charging system specified by the
• Do not short-circuit a battery or allow metallic or conductive objects to contact both
battery terminals simultaneously.
• Dispose of used batteries promptly according to the manufacturer/supplierʼs instructions.
• Improper battery use may result in a fire, explosion, or other hazard.
• Battery / tool usage by children should be supervised.
1. This manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
2. Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary warnings on battery
charger and product using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, use this charger only with this product.
Batteries in other products may burst causing personal injury or damage.
3. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
4. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Black & Decker may result in a
risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
5. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than cord when
disconnecting charger.
6. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise
subjected to damage or stress.
7. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in a risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
8. Use only the supplied charger when charging your tool. The use of any other charger
could damage the tool or create a hazardous condition.
9. Use only one charger when charging.
10. Do not attempt to open the charger. There are no customer serviceable parts inside.
Return to any authorized Black & Decker service center.
11. DO NOT incinerate the tool or batteries even if they are severely damaged or
completely worn out. The batteries can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and materials
are created when lithium ion battery packs are burned.
12. 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.
13. 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
three minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the battery
electrolyte is composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or flame.
IMPORTANT: The batteries in your tool are not fully
charged at the factory. Before attempting to charge
them, thoroughly read all of the safety instructions.
• The charging port (5) is keyed to lock out
other chargers. Align the tab in the charger
plug (7) with the key in the charging port.
• Insert charger plug into the charging port of
the tool as shown in figure B.
• Plug the charger into any standard 120 Volt
60 Hz electrical outlet.
• Let the tool charge initially for at least 16 hours.After
the initial charge, your tool should be fully charged
in 12 hours from a fully discharged condition.
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.
WARNING: Do not use tool while it is connected to the charger.
WARNING: Fire Hazard. When disconnecting the charger from the tool, be sure to
unplug the charger from the outlet first, then disconnect the charger cord from the tool.
• When the battery reaches a low state of charge and needs to be re-charged, the unit
will shut off and the LED will blink rapidly (- - - - -) for 5 seconds. When this occurs
please recharge the battery before using further.
Low Battery Indicator
• This unit has over-temperature protection. When the unit approaches a temperature
above the normal range it will shut off and the LED will flash in a long-short pattern
(- . - . -) for 5 seconds. If this occurs please allow the unit to cool down to a optimal
operating temperature of approximately 75°F (24°C) before using further.
High Temperature Indicator
Important Charging Notes
1. Your tool was sent from the factory in an uncharged condition. Before attempting to
use it, it must be charged for at least 16 hours.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the batteries, NEVER charge them
in an air temperature below 40°F (4,5°C) or above 105°F (40,5°C). Also, NEVER
charge them if the battery temperature is below 40°F (4,5°C) or above 105°F
(40,5°C). Longest life and best performance occurs when batteries are charged with
an air temperature of approximately 75°F (24°C).
3. While charging, the charger may hum and become warm to touch. This is a normal
condition and does not indicate a problem.
4. If the batteries do not charge properly—(1) Check current at receptacle by plugging in a lamp or
other appliance. (2) Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch which turns power off
when you turn out the lights. (3) Check that the charger plug is fully inserted into the charger port
on the tool. (4) If the receptacle is OK, and you do not get proper charging, take or send the tool
and charger to your local Black & Decker service center. See Tools Electric in yellow pages.
5. The tool should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs which
were easily done previously. Battery life may be greatly diminished if batteries are
discharged deeply. DO NOT CONTINUE using product with its batteries in a depleted
condition. Recharge discharged batteries promptly.
6. To maximize battery life:
a. Do not fully discharge batteries.
b. Fully recharge batteries after each use.
c. Store tool in a location where the surrounding air temperature is approximately 40°F - 75°F
(4.5°C - 24°C).
d. Disconnect charger from tool after charge is complete.
WARNING: Fire Hazard. When disconnecting the charger from the tool, be sure to
unplug the charger from the outlet first, then disconnect the charger cord from the tool.
• To install a bit, insert it into the cavity in the hex
spindle as shown in figure C.
• To remove the bit pull it straight out.
• For bit tips, use a bit tip extender as shown.
NOTE: Only hex end bits will fit in spindle.
• Do not use screwdriver as a pry bar in any position.
• To avoid screwdriver being turned on
accidentally, do not carry in your pocket.
Your screwdriver uses gyroscopic technology to sense your hand motion. To operate,
press in the motion control activator on the back of the tool with your palm and turn
your hand in the direction that you want the screwdriver to operate.
• Grasp the screwdriver as shown in figure D.
• Press and hold in the motion control activator on the back
of the tool with the palm of your hand.
• When the LED illuminates the tool is ready for use.
• To reset initial starting point first release the motion control
activator. Move tool to new position, then press and hold in
the motion control activator on the back of the tool with the
palm of your hand.
• Grasp the screwdriver as shown in figure E.
• Engage head of fastener with screwdriver accessory
on work piece. Follow instructions for setting initial
starting point.
• Rotate your hand to the right and the screwdriver will
activate in the forward direction.
• Grasp the screwdriver as shown in figure E.
• Engage head of fastener with screwdriver accessory
on work piece. Follow instructions for setting initial
starting point.
• Rotate your hand to the left and the screwdriver will
activate in the reverse direction.
To turn the tool off, release the motion control activator.
NOTE: When the tool is not in use or during transit please be sure to remove any
accessory from the tool.
• To maintain battery life in the case of accidental actuation, this unit will shut itself off
after 45 seconds of continuous operation. The LED will flash rapidly for 5 seconds
before the unit turns off.
• The spindle speed is dependent upon the speed that you rotate your hand.
• The slower you rotate your hand, the slower the screwdriver turns.
• The faster you rotate your hand, the faster the screwdriver turns.
• If you wish to increase the spindle speed, rotate your hand further in the same direction.
• If you wish to decrease the spindle speed, rotate your hand back towards the initial starting point.
This unit automatically re-calibrates itself periodically to ensure proper operation of the
motion-based gyro controls. In the event that the unit controls appear to be acting
improperly, the unit can be re-calibrated by pressing the motion control activator button,
releasing, and letting it rest completely still on a level surface. The LED will flash twice
within 5 seconds to indicate that the unit has been successfully re-calibrated.
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 (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized
service centers or other qualified service personnel, always using identical replacement parts.
This product uses lithium-ion rechargeable and recyclable batteries. When the batteries
no longer hold a charge, they should be removed from the product and recycled. They
must not be incinerated or composited.
The batteries can be taken for disposal to a Black & Decker, Company-Owned or
Authorized Service Center. Some
local retailers are also participating in a national
recycling program (see “RBRC Seal”). Call your local retailer for details. If you bring
the batteries to a Black & Decker Company-Owned or Authorized Service Center, the
Center will arrange to recycle old batteries. Or, contact your local municipality for proper
disposal instructions in your city/town.
To remove the battery pack for disposal:
1.) First, before attempting to disassemble the product, turn it on and run it in either
direction until it stops to ensure a complete discharge of the batteries.
2.) Remove the screws in the product housing and lift the housing half from the tool.
3.) Disconnect the terminal clips from the batteries and lift the batteries out.
4.) Place the battery in suitable packaging to prevent a short circuit of the battery
5.) Dispose of batteries as per recommended guidelines.
• Battery will not charge.
• Unit does not operate.
Possible Cause
• Charger not plugged into
a working outlet.
• Charger jack not fully plugged
into tool charging socket.
• Motion control activator
is not fully depressed.
Possible Solution
• Plug charger into a
working outlet. Refer to
“Important Charging
Notes” for more details.
• Check current at
receptacle by plugging in
a lamp or other appliance.
• Check to see if
receptacle is connected to
a light switch which turns
power off when you turn
out the lights.
• Check to be sure
charger plug is fully
inserted into tool
charging socket.
• Ensure motion control
activator is fully pressed in.
For assistance with your product, visit our website for the location
of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK & DECKER help line at 1-800-544-6986.
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™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the
lithium-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 lithium-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
lithium-ion batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by
returning the tool to an authorized Black & Decker service center 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.
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
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 and on our website
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. Should you have any
questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center. This
product is not intended for commercial use.
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.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are
missing, call 1-800-544-6986 for a free replacement.
Imported by:
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.,
701 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson, MD 21286 U.S.A.
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