Black & Decker LDX172 Instruction manual
New Zealand
(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker drill/screwdriver has been designed for
screwdriving applications and for drilling in wood, metal and
plastics. This tool is intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
(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. 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.
Additional power tool safety warnings
Warning! Additional safety warnings for drills
and impact drills
Wear ear protectors when impact drilling.
Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
u Use auxiliary handle(s) if supplied with the tool.
Loss of control can cause personal injury.
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 shock.
u 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.
u Before drilling into walls, floors or ceilings, check for the
location of wiring and pipes.
u Avoid touching the tip of a drill bit just after drilling, as it
may be hot.
u 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.
Safety of others
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
u 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:
u Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
u 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
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.)
(Original instructions)
Labels on tool
The following symbols are shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
 Never attempt to open for any reason.
 Do not expose the battery to water.
 Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
 Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
40 °C.
 Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
 When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
 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.
 Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
 Have defective cords replaced immediately.
 Do not expose the charger to water.
 Do not open the charger.
 Do not probe the charger.
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/Off switch
2. Forward/reverse slider
3. Charging indicator
4. Torque adjustment collar
5. Chuck
Warning! Before assembly, remove the battery from the tool.
Fitting and removing a drill bit or screwdriver bit
allow for an easy exchange of bits.
 Lock the tool by setting the forward/reverse slider (2) to
Open the chuck (5) by turning the front part clockwise with
one hand while holding the rear part with the other.
 Insert the bit shaft into the chuck.
 Firmly tighten the chuck (5) by turning the front part anticlockwise with one hand while holding the rear part with
the other.
This tool is supplied with a double-ended screwdriver bit in the
To remove the screwdriver bit from the bit holder, lift the bit
from the recess.
Warning! Do not attempt to tighten drill bits (or any other accessory) by gripping the front part of the chuck and turning the
tool on. Damage to the chuck and personal injury may occur
when changing accessories in this manner.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Electrical safety
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Read the instruction manual before use.
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.
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.
(Original instructions)
To charge the battery, insert the charger lead into the
Hints for optimum use
charging socket in one way. Do not force. Be sure that the
charger lead is fully seated in the charging socket.
Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
 Always apply a light pressure in a straight line with the drill
 Just before the drill tip breaks through the other side of the
workpiece, decrease pressure on the tool.
 Use a block of wood to back up workpieces that may
 Use spade bits when drilling large diameter holes in wood.
 Use HSS drill bits when drilling in metal.
 Use a lubricant when drilling metals other than cast iron
and brass.
 Make an indentation using a centre punch at the centre of
the hole to be drilled in order to improve accuracy.
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (3) lights
continuously. The charger and the battery can be left connecttops up the battery charge. The charging indicator (3) will be lit
as long as the battery is connected to the plugged-in charger.
 Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will
be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
For drilling and for tightening screws, use forward (clockwise)
rotation. For loosening screws or removing a jammed drill bit,
use reverse (counterclockwise) rotation.
 To select forward rotation, push the forward/reverse slider
(2) to the left.
 To select reverse rotation, push the forward/reverse slider
to the right.
 To lock the tool, set the forward/reverse slider into the
centre position.
screwdriving and drilling applications. Large screws and hard
workpiece materials require a higher torque setting than small
symbol refer to the listing below.
 For drilling in wood, metal and plastics, set the torque
adjustment collar (4) to the symbol.
For screwdriving, set the collar to the desired setting. If
you do not yet know the appropriate setting, proceed as
- Set the torque adjustment collar (4) to the lowest torque
- If the clutch ratchets before the desired result is
achieved, increase the collar setting and continue
tightening the screw. Repeat until you reach the correct
setting. Use this setting for the remaining screws.
Select forward or reverse rotation using the forward/reverse slider (2).
To switch the tool on, press the switch (1).
To switch the tool off, release the switch.
 Always use the correct type and size of screwdriver bit.
amount of washing liquid or soap as a lubricant.
Always hold the tool and screwdriver bit in a straight line
with the screw.
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.
 Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool and
charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
 Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do
not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
 Regularly open the chuck and tap it to remove any dust
from the interior.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
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.
(Original instructions)
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.
Service Information
Black & Decker offers a full network of company-owned and
authorized service locations throughout Asia. 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 to you.
Statutory Warranties:
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
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under
Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or
refund for a major failure and compensation for any other loss or
damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or
replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure
does not amount to a major failure.
How to make a warranty claim
No-load speed
Max. torque
(PTI Rating)
Chuck capacity
Max Drilling capacity
Battery type
Battery capacity
Black & Decker's policy is one of continuous improvement to our products and, as such, we reserve the right
to change product specifications without prior notice.
Standard equipment and accessories may vary by
Product specifications may differ by country.
Complete product range may not be available in all
Any product subject to a warranty claim should
be returned to the place of purchase for
assessment by a Stanley Black & Decker
Australia distributor or representative. You are
responsible for returning the product to the
place of purchase.
You must present proof of purchase when
making a warranty claim.
The claim under this warranty (you may have
additional rights under the Australian
consumer Law) will be assessed by a Stanley
Black & Decker Australia distributor or
representative on the basis of their product
knowledge and reasonable judgment and
will be accepted if:
a relevant defect is found;
the warranty claim is made during the
relevant warranty period (2 years from
date of purchase)
Upon acceptance of a claim under this
warranty, Stanley Black & Decker Australia will
send you a replacement product or arrange for
your product to be repaired free of charge.
Any warranty related enquiries or claims may
be directed to Stanley Black & Decker
Australia at the address or contact details
listed above.
Australia & New Zealand
Stanley Black & Decker
82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia
Tel.1800 338 002 (Aust) or Tel. 0800 339 258 (NZ)