Black & Decker PSL12 Instruction manual

www.blackanddecker.com.au
Australia
PSL12-XE
New Zealand
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(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker hand-held saw has been designed for
sawing wood, plastics and sheet metal. This tool is intended
for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
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.
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 residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
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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
energising 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
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery 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
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.
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(Original instructions)
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tools
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.
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of
another battery pack.
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battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create
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
d. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally
additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
6. Service
a.
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
b. Power to the tool should always be supplied via residual
current device with a rated residual current of 30mA or
less.
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Additional power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Warning! Additional safety warnings
for hand-held saws.
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 give the operator an electric
shock.
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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.
Keep hands away from cutting area. Never reach
underneath the work piece any reason. Do not insert
and blade clamp. Do not stabilize the saw by gripping the
shoe.
Keep blades sharp. Dull or damaged blades may cause
the saw to swerve or stall under pressure. Always use the
appropriate type of saw blade for the workpiece material
and type of cut.
When cutting pipe or conduit, make sure 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.
Be aware of hidden hazards, before cutting into walls,
pipes.
The blade will continue to move after releasing the
switch. Always switch the tool off and wait for the saw
blade to come to a complete standstill before putting the
tool down.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
 The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those recommended in this instruction manual may present a risk of
personal injury and/or damage to property.
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Safety of others
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This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Residual risks.
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
(Original instructions)
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or accessories.
u Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take regular
breaks.
u Impairment of hearing.
u Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed when
using your tool (example:- working with wood, especially
oak, beech and MDF.)
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Vibration
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured
in accordance with a standard test method provided by
EN 60745 and may be used for comparing one tool with
another. The declared vibration emission value may also be
used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off
and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time.
Labels on tool
The following symbols are shown on the tool:
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Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Warning! Keep hands away from the blade.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
chargers
Batteries
u Never attempt to open for any reason.
u Do not expose the battery to water.
u Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
u Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
40 °C.
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Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
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Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
Chargers
u Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the battery in the tool with which it was supplied. Other batteries
could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
u Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
u Have defective cords replaced immediately.
u Do not expose the charger to water.
u Do not open the charger.
u Do not probe the charger.
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The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
Electrical safety
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Your charger is double insulated; therefore no
earth wire is required. Always check that the
mains voltage corresponds to the voltage on the
rating plate. Never attempt to replace the charger
unit with a regular mains plug.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Features
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/Off Switch
2. Lock off button
3. Clamping arm release button
4. Clamping arm
5. Clamping arm stop
6. Shoe
7. Blade clamp
8. Battery
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(Original instructions)
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, remove the battery from the tool
and make sure that the saw blade has stopped. Used saw
blades may be hot.
Fitting the saw blade (fig. A)
u Hold the tool away from the body
To fit a saw blade, press the lever (9) down and hold it in
this position.
u Insert the saw blade into the blade clamp (7) as shown.
u Release the lever.
u To remove the saw blade, press the lever (9) down and
pull the saw blade from the holder.
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Removing the saw blade (fig. A)
Warning! Burn hazard: Do not touch the blade immediately
after use. Contact with the blade may result in personal injury.
u Press the lever (9) down.
u Remove blade
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. B)
To fit the battery (8), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
u To remove the battery, push the release buttons (10) while
at the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
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Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. C)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were easily
done before. The battery may become warm while charging;
this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if the cell
temperature is below approximately 10 °C or above 40 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the charger
will begin to charge automatically when the cell temperature warms up or cools down.
u To charge the battery (8), insert it into the charger (11).
The battery will only fit into the charger in one way. Do
not force. Be sure that the battery is fully seated in the
charger.
u Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (12) will flash green continuously
(slowly).
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The charge is complete when the charging indicator (12)
lights green continuously. The charger and the battery can be
left connected indefinitely with the LED illuminated. The LED
will change to flashing green (charging) state as the charger
occasionally tops up the battery charge. The charging indicator (12) will be lit as long as the battery is connected to the
plugged-in charger.
u Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will
be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the
LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery
pack fresh and fully charged.
Charger diagnostics
If the charger detects a weak or damaged battery, the charging indicator (12) will flash red at a fast rate. Proceed as
follows:
u Re-insert the battery (8).
u If the charging indicators continues flashing red at a fast
rate, use a different battery to determine if the charging
process works properly.
u If the replaced battery charges correctly, the original
battery is defective and should be returned to a service
centre for recycling.
u If the new battery gives the same indication as the original
battery, take the charger to be tested at an authorised
service centre.
Note: It may take as long as 60 minutes to determine that
the battery is defective. If the battery is too hot or too
cold, the LED will alternately blink red, fast and slow, one
flash at each speed and repeat.
Switching on and off (fig. D)
The tool is equipped with a switch lock-off feature to prevent
unintentional operation.
u To switch the tool on, press the lock off button (2) then
squeeze the on/off switch (1).
u Once the tool is on, release the lock off button.
u Releasing the on/off switch turns the tool off.
Using the clamping arm (fig. E)
The tool is equipped with a clamping arm which helps to
stabilise the tool on the work piece.
u Pull back the clamping arm release button (3). This will
release the clamping arm. Once clamping arm is released
you can let go of button.
u To switch the tool on, press the lock off button (2) then
squeeze the on/off switch (1).
u With the saw running, the clamping arm will rotate forward
until it comes in contact with the workpiece.
(Original instructions)
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Once the cut is complete, the clamping arm will rotate fully
back to the stop position.
Sawing (fig. E)
u Always hold the tool with both hands.
u Let the blade run freely for a few seconds before starting
the cut.
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Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while performing
the cut.
u If possible, work with the shoe (6) pressed against the
workpiece. This will improve tool control and reduce tool
vibration, as well as prevent the blade from being damaged.
Hints for optimum use
Cutting branches
Branches up to 75 mm in diameter can be cut with this tool.
Warning! Do not use the tool while in a tree, on a ladder or
on any other unstable surface. Be aware of where the branch
will fall.
u Make sure the tool is running at full speed before making
a cut.
u Hold the tool firmly in place to avoid possible bouncing or
sideways movement of the tool.
u Guide the tool using light pressure.
u Always cut down from the top. This way you will avoid
pinching the saw blade.
u Remove branches starting from branch tip. Reduce the
branch in logical steps cutting off small sections.
u 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.
u Remove the tool from the cut while it is running at full
speed.
Cutting metal
u Use a finer blade (24 teeth per inch) for ferrous metals
and a coarse blade for non-ferrous materials.
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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.
u 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.
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Accessories
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory used.
Black & Decker and Piranha accessories are engineered to
high quality standards and designed to enhance the performance of your tool. By using these accessories you will get the
very best from your tool.
Blades
The saw will accept a blade up to 15 cm long. Always use the
shortest blade suitable for your project but long enough to
keep the blade cutting through the material. Longer blades are
more likely to be bent or damaged during use. During operation some longer blades may vibrate or shake if the saw is not
kept in contact with the workpiece.
Maintenance
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over a
long period of time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool care and
regular cleaning.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on the tool,
remove the battery from the tool. Unplug the charger before
cleaning it.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool and
charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
u Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do
not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
u Regularly open the chuck and tap it to remove any dust
from the interior.
Protecting the environment
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Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product available for separate collection.
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Separate collection of used products and packaging allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of electrical products from the household, at municipal waste sites or
by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
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Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
the address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
at: www.2helpU.com
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Batteries
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Run the battery down completely, then remove it
from the tool.
NiCd, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries are recyclable. Take them
to any authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
Technical data
PSL12-XE (H1)
Input voltage
No-load speed
Vdc
10.8
-1
3500
min
Stroke length
mm
16
kg
1.2
Weight
Charger
905817** typ.1
Input Voltage
VAC
230
Output Voltage
VDC
10.8
Current
A
2
Approx. charge time
min
40
Battery
BL1110
BL1310
BL1510
Voltage
VDC
10.8
10.8
10.8
Capacity
Ah
1.1
1.3
1.5
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Type
LpA (sound pressure) 78.4 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
LWA (sound power) 89.4 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Cutting wood (ah, CW) 10.6 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Cutting sheet metal (ah, CM) 10 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
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Stanley Black & Decker
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Australia
New Zealand
Stanley Black & Decker
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Tel. 1800 444 224
Tel. +0800 339 258
11/2011