(Original instructions)
2.Electrical safety
a.Power tool plugs must match
the outlet. Never modify the
plug in any way. Do not use
Safety instructions
any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools.
General power tool safety warnUnmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce risk of electric shock.
Warning! Read all safety
Avoid body contact with
@ warnings and all instrucearthed or grounded surfaces
tions. Failure to follow the warnsuch as pipes, radiators,
ings and instructions listed below
ranges and refrigerators. There is
may result in electric shock, fire and/
an increased risk of electric shock if your
or serious injury.
body is earthed or grounded.
not expose power tools to
Save all warnings and instrucrain or wet conditions. Water
tions for future reference. The term
a power tool will increase the risk of
"power tool" in all of the warnings listed below
electric shock.
refers to your mains operated (corded) power
Do not abuse the cord. Never
tool or battery operated (cordless) power tool.
use the cord for carrying,
1.Work area safety
pulling or unplugging the
a.Keep work area clean and well
power tool. Keep cord away
lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
from heat, oil, sharp edges or
b.Do not operate power tools in
moving parts. Damaged or entangled
explosive atmospheres, such
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
as in the presence of
e.When operating a power tool
flammable liquids, gases or
outdoors, use an extension
dust. Power tools create sparks which
cord suitable for outdoor use.
may ignite the dust or fumes.
Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use
c.Keep children and bystanders
reduces the risk of electric shock.
away while operating a power f.If operating a power tool in a
tool. Distractions can cause you to lose
damp location is unavoidable,
use a residual current device
(RCD) protected supply. Use of an
RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
Intended use
Your Black & Decker heat gun has been designed for various
heating applications such as paint stripping. This product is
intended for consumer use and indoor use only.
(Original instructions)
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
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 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
(Original instructions)
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 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.
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
Additional power tool safety
@ instructions for heat guns.
Warning! Additional safety
Warning: Do not use outdoors, indoor use
Warning: This appliance must be placed on
its stand when not in use.
Warning: A fire may result if the appliance
is not used with care, therefore be careful when
using the appliance in places where there are
combustible materials.
Do not apply heat to the same place for a
long time.
Do not use in presence of an explosive
Be aware that heat may be conducted to
combustible materials that are out of sight.
Place the appliance on its stand after use
and allow it to cool down before storage.
Do not leave the appliance unattended
when it is switched on.
Do not obstruct either the air intake slots or
the nozzle outlet as this may cause excessive heat build up resulting in damage to the
Do not direct the hot air flow at other people
or animals.
Do not touch the nozzle as it becomes very
hot during use and remains hot for up to 30
minutes after use.
Do not place the nozzle against any object
during or immediately after use.
Do not poke anything down the nozzle as it
could give you an electric shock.
(Original instructions)
Do not look down the nozzle while the appli-
ance is switched on.
Do not use the appliance as a hair dryer!
Before starting work, it is important to
determine whether the paint to be stripped
contains lead. This can be done using a
test kit or by a professional decorator. Do
not smoke, eat or drink in a work area that
could or may be contaminated by lead. Lead
based paints should only be removed by
a professional and should not be removed
using a heat gun.
The air temperature is far higher than a hair
Ensure adequate ventilation during use as
toxic fumes may be produced.
Do not use the appliance in a damp atmosphere.
When stripping paint, ensure that the
Safety of others
work area is enclosed. Wear a dust mask
This appliance can be used by children
specifically designed for protection against
aged from 8 years and above and persons
lead paint dust and fumes and ensure that
with reduced physical, sensory or mental
persons within or entering the work area are
capabilities or lack of experience and knowlalso protected.
edge if they have been given supervision or
Do not burn paint, as it could cause a fire
instruction concerning use of the appliance
in a safe way and understand the hazards
Do not allow paint to adhere to the nozzle as
involved. Children shall not play with the
it could ignite after some time.
appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance
Switch off the appliance and allow it to cool
shall not be made by children without superbefore fitting any accessory.
Stripping lead-based paint
Children should be supervised to ensure
Extreme care should be taken when
that they do not play with the appliance.
stripping paint. The peelings, residue and
vapours of paint may contain lead, which is Residual risks.
residual risks may arise
poisonous. Any pre-1960 building may in the Additional
when using the tool which may not
past have been painted with paint contain- be included in the enclosed safety
ing lead. This paint may be covered with
warnings. These risks can arise
additional layers of paint. Once deposited on from misuse, prolonged use etc.
surfaces, hand to mouth contact can result Even with the application of the
relevant safety regulations and the
in the ingestion of lead.
implementation of safety devices,
Exposures to even low levels of lead can
certain residual risks can not be
cause irreversible brain and nervous system avoided. These include:
damage. The greatest danger of lead poi Injuries caused by touching any rotating/
soning is to children and pregnant women.
moving parts.
Injuries caused when changing any parts,
blades or accessories.
(Original instructions)
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool.
When using any tool for prolonged periods
ensure you take regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust
developed when using your tool (example:working with wood, especially oak, beech
and MDF.)
Labels on tool
The following pictograms are
shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of
injury, the user must read the instruction manual.
Electrical safety
This tool is double insulated; there# fore no earth wire is required. Always
check that the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
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.
Extension cables
A 2 or 3 core cable may be used as the
appliance is double insulated and of class II
Up to 30m (100 ft) can be used without loss
of power.
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
2. Heat control knob
3. Nozzle
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Fitting an accessory (fig. C, D, E & F)
A selected range of accessories can be obtained from your
local retailer.
w Cone nozzle (5): Concentrates the air stream on a
smaller area.
w Fish tail (6): Spreads the air stream over a wider area
w Spoon reflector (7): For soldering pipes.
w Glass protector (8): For the protection of glass during
paint stripping.
w Scraper (9): For the removal and stripping paint and
u Fit the connecting piece of the accessory over the nozzle
Setting the temperature (fig. A)
u To increase the temperature setting, turn the heat control
knob (2) clockwise.
To reduce the temperature setting, turn the heat control
knob anti-clockwise.
Switching on and off
u To switch the tool on at the low air speed, low heat, set the
on/off switch to position I.
To switch the tool on at the high air speed, high heat, set
To switch the tool off, set the on/off switch to position O.
the on/off switch to position II.
Using the tool
Your tool is fitted with a thermostat for your safety. Using the
tool continuously for very long periods or other severe duty
cycles may cause the tool to overheat and the element to stop
working. It is therefore recommended that you allow the tool to
cool down at regular intervals during use.
u Allow the tool to heat up for a few seconds before use.
u At first use some smoke may emit from the nozzle. This is
normal and will soon decrease.
u Use a low temperature setting for drying paint and varnish,
removing stickers, shrinking insulation tubes, and thawing
frozen pipes.
(Original instructions)
Use a medium temperature setting for welding plastics,
bending plastic pipes, and loosening tight nuts and
u Use a high temperature setting for removing paints and
lacquers, and soldering plumbing joints.
u If you are unsure about using this tool on a particular
material, start with a low temperature setting and perform
a test on scrap material.
Hands free use (fig. B)
The tool has stand locations (4) to facilitate hands free use.
u Place the tool with the nozzle up on a surface where it
cannot be tipped over.
u Secure the cable to prevent pulling the tool off the stand
locations (4).
Warning! Always point the tool away from yourself or other
persons. Do not touch the nozzle. Take care that no material
drops into the nozzle.
Paint stripping
u Direct the hot air at the working area to heat up the paint.
u Do not burn the paint. Keep the nozzle at least 25 mm
from the surface.
When the paint softens, remove the paint using a scraper.
Scrape the softened paint immediately or it will harden
u Scrape with the grain of the wood wherever possible.
u Do not allow paint and debris to collect on the scraper.
u When scraping from a vertical position, scrape downwards
to prevent the paint from falling back into the nozzle.
u When stripping paint from a surface next to glass, take the
necessary measures to protect the glass from the heat.
Warning! Use a glass protector nozzle when stripping paint
from metal or wood framed windows.
u Dispose of all paint debris safely and make sure that the
work area is thoroughly clean after use.
Cooling down
During use, the nozzle of the tool becomes extremely hot.
After switching off, leave the tool to cool down for at least 30
u Place the tool with the nozzle up on a surface where it
cannot be tipped over.
Your Black & Decker appliance has been designed to operate
over a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper care
and regular cleaning of the appliance.
Warning! Switch off and unplug the appliance and allow it to
cool down before doing any maintenance on the appliance.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance
To clean the appliance, use only mild soap and a damp
using a soft brush or dry cloth.
cloth. Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Never let any liquid get inside the appliance and never
immerse any part of the appliance into liquid.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
u Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 13 A.
Protecting the environment
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.
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.
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
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at
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
(Original instructions)
Technical data
(Type 1)
Input voltage
Power input
Class II
Temperature range
50 - 600
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offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement is
in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member
States of the European Union and the European Free Trade
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24
months from the date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees
to replace defective parts, repair products subjected to fair
wear and tear or replace such products to ensure minimum
inconvenience to the customer unless:
u The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
u The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
u The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
u Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent
by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
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