(Original instructions)
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(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your BLACK+DECKER BDCCS18 Circular saw has been
designed for sawing wood and wood products. This tool is
intended for professional and private, non professional users.
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.
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! Safety instructions for all saws
Cutting procedures
Keep hands away from cutting area and
the blade. Keep your second hand on
auxiliary handle, or motor housing. If
both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The guard
cannot protect you from the blade below the workpiece.
Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of the
workpiece. Less than a full tooth of the blade teeth should
be visible below the workpiece.
Never hold piece being cut in your hands or across
your leg. Secure the workpiece to a stable platform. It
is important to support the work properly to minimize body
exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces
only, when performing an operation where the cutting
tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord.
Contact with a "live" wire will also make exposed metal
parts of the power tool "live" and could give the operator
an electric shock.
When ripping, always use a rip fence or straight edge
guide. This improves the accuracy of cut and reduces the
chance of blade binding.
g. Always use blades with correct size and shape
(diamond versus round) of arbour holes. Blades that
do not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run
eccentrically, causing loss of control.
h. Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or
bolt. The blade washers and bolt were specially designed
for your saw, for optimum performance and safety of
Further safety instructions for all saws
Kickback causes and related warnings
kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or
misaligned saw blade, causing an uncontrolled saw to lift
up and out of the workpiece toward the operator;
u when the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf
closing down, the blade stalls and the motor reaction
drives the unit rapidly back toward the operator;
u if the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the
teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the top
surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out of the
kerf and jump back toward the operator.
Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or incorrect operating
procedures or conditions and can be avoided by taking proper
precautions as given below.
a. Maintain a firm grip with both hands on the saw and
position your arms to resist kickback forces. Position
your body to either side of the blade, but not in line
with the blade. Kickback could cause the saw to jump
backwards, but kickback forces can be controlled by the
operator, if proper precautions are taken.
b. When blade is binding, or when interrupting a cut for
any reason, release the trigger and hold the saw
motionless in the material until the blade comes to a
complete stop. Never attempt to remove the saw from
the work or pull the saw backward while the blade is
in motion or kickback may occur. Investigate and take
corrective actions to eliminate the cause of blade binding.
c. When restarting a saw in the workpiece, centre the
saw blade in the kerf and check that saw teeth are not
engaged into the material. If saw blade is binding, it may
walk up or kickback from the workpiece as the saw is
d. Support large panels to minimise the risk of blade
pinching and kickback. Large panels tend to sag under
their own weight. Supports must be placed under the
panel on both sides, near the line of cut and near the edge
of the panel.
e. Do not use dull or damaged blades. Unsharpened or
improperly set blades produce narrow kerf causing
excessive friction, blade binding and kickback.
(Original instructions)
f. Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers must
be tight and secure before making cut. If blade
adjustment shifts while cutting, it may cause binding and
a. Use extra caution when sawing into existing walls or
other blind areas. The protruding blade may cut objects
that can cause kickback.
Lower guard function
a. Check lower guard for proper closing before each
use. Do not operate the saw if lower guard does not
move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the
lower guard into the open position. If saw is
accidentally dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise the
lower guard with the retracting handle and make sure it
freely and does not touch the blade or any other part, in all
angles and depths of cut.
b. Check the operation of the lower guard spring. If the
guard and the spring are not operating properly, they
must be serviced before use. Lower guard may operate
sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a
build-up of debris.
c. Lower guard may be retracted manually only for
special cuts such as "plunge cuts" and "compound
cuts". Raise lower guard by retracting handle and as soon
as blade enters the material, the lower guard must be
released. For all other sawing, the lower guard should
operate automatically.
d. Always observe that the lower guard is covering the
blade before placing saw down on bench or floor. An
unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk
backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of the
time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.
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.)
Saw blades
Do not use blades of larger or smaller diameter than
recommended. For the proper blade rating refer to the
technical data. Use only the blades specified in this
manual, complying with EN 847-1.
u Warning! Never use abrasive wheels.
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.
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 along with the date code 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; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
(Original instructions)
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.
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. Main handle
2. Lock-off button
3. On/Off trigger
4. Battery (may not be included)
6. Depth adjustment knob
7. Secondary handle
8. Upper Guard
9. Bevel adjustment scale
10. Blade
11. Lower blade guard
12. Depth adjustment scale
13. Locking tool
14. Dust extraction port
15. Bevel adjustment knob
16. Spindle lock
Warning! Before attempting any of the following operations,
make sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged and that
the saw blade has stopped.
To install the battery pack (fig. A)
u Insert battery pack into tool as shown in figure A. Ensure
battery pack is fully seated and fully latched into position.
To Remove the battery pack (fig. B)
u Depress the battery release button as shown in figure B.
and pull battery pack out of tool.
Supporting large panels/Securing workpiece (fig. C)
u Support large panels to minimize the risk of blade
pinching and kickback. Large panels tend to sag under
their own weight as shown in figure C.
u Supports must be placed under the panel on both
sides, near the line of cut and near the edge of the
panel figure C.
u Never hold piece being cut in your hands or across
your leg figure D.
u Secure the workpiece to a stable platform as shown in
figure E. It is important to support the work properly to
minimize body exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
Cutting Depth Adjustment - (fig. F - G)
u The depth of cut should be set according to the
thickness of the workpiece.
Loosen the depth adjustment knob (6) to unlock the
saw shoe (5) as shown in figure F.
u Move the saw shoe into the desired position. The
corresponding depth of cut can be read from the scale
u Set depth adjustment of saw such that one tooth (10)
of the blade projects below the workpiece (16) as
shown in figure G.
u Tighten the knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
Bevel Angle Adjustment - (fig. K)
This tool can be set to bevel angles between 0° and 50°.
u Loosen the bevel adjustment knob (14) to unlock the
saw shoe (5).
u Move the saw shoe (5) into the desired position. The
corresponding bevel angle can be read from the scale (9).
u Tighten the bevel adjustment knob (15) to lock the
saw shoe in place.
u Confirm the accuracy of the setting by checking the
bevel angle of an actual cut on a scrap piece of material.
Shoe Adjustment For 90° Cuts
The shoe (5) has been set by the factory to assure that
the blade is perpendicular to the shoe at 0° bevel setting.
u Adjust the saw to 0° bevel.
u Retract blade guard (11).
u Loosen bevel adjustment knob (15). Place a square
against the blade (10) and shoe (5) to adjust the 90° setting.
u Loosen jam nut (16) and move the adjustment screw (19)
(inset figure H) so that the shoe will stop at the proper
angle. Retighten jam nut against the shoe while holding
adjustment screw in position.
u Confirm the accuracy of the setting by checking the
squareness of an actual cut on a scrap piece of material.
Attaching and Removing the Blade (fig. I - J)
u Retract lower guard and assemble blade (10) and clamp
washer (20) as shown in figure I.
u Depress the spindle lock (16) while turning the blade
bolt (21) with the locking tool (13) until the blade lock
engages and the blade stops rotating.
NOTE: Locking tool is stored on the saw as shown
in figure J.
u Tighten the blade bolt securely with the locking tool.
NOTE: Bolt has a left-handed thread. To loosen, turn
clockwise. To tighten, turn counterclockwise.
NOTE: Never engage the blade lock while the saw is
running, or engage in an effort to stop the tool.
Never turn the tool on while the blade lock is engaged.
Serious damage to your saw will result.
(Original instructions)
Lower Blade Guard
WARNING: Laceration Hazard. The lower blade guard is
a safety feature which reduces the risk of serious personal
injury. Never use the saw if the lower guard is missing, damaged, misassembled or not working properly. Do not rely on
the lower blade guard to protect you under all circumstances.
Your safety depends on following all warnings and precautions
as well as proper operation of the saw. Check lower guard for
proper closing before each use as outlined in Additional Safety
Rules for Circular Saws. If the lower blade guard is missing
or not working properly, have the saw serviced before using.
To assure product safety and reliability, repair, maintenance
and adjustment should be performed by an authorized service
center or other qualified service organization, always using
identical replacement parts.
WARNING: To minimize the risk of eye injury, always use eye
protection. Foreign objects in the work place such as wire or
nails can cause tips to crack or break. Only operate saw when
proper saw blade guard is in place. Mount blade securely in
proper rotation before using, and always use a clean, sharp
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, It is important to
support the work properly and to hold the saw firmly to prevent
loss of control which could cause personal injury. Figure E
illustrates typical hand support.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
read, understand and follow all important safety warnings and
instructions prior to using tool.
Blade Selection
Your circular saw is designed for use with 140 x 2 mm diameter blades that have a 12.7 mm diameter bore. Blades must
be rated for 7000 RPM operation (or higher). DO NOT use any
abrasive wheels.
General Cuts
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, remove the battery,
and follow all assembly, adjustment and set up instructions.
Make sure lower guard operates. Select the proper blade for
the material to be cut.
u Measure and mark work for cutting.
u Support and secure work properly (See Safety Rules and
u Use appropriate and required safety equipment (See
Safety Rules).
u Secure and maintain work area (See Safety Rules).
u With battery inserted, make sure switch turns saw on and
Saw is equipped with a switch lock-off feature to prevent
unintentional operation.
u To operate the tool, press in on the lock-off button (2) from
either side of the saw and hold it in as you depress the
trigger switch (3).
u After you have depressed the trigger and the tool is running, release the lock-off button.
u The tool will continue to run as long as the trigger is
u To turn the tool off, release the trigger switch.
NOTE: This tool has no provision for locking the tool on, and
the switch should never be locked on by any other means.
Automatic Electric Brake
Your saw is equipped with an electric blade brake which stops
the saw blade within 1-2 seconds of trigger release. This is
automatic and requires no adjustment.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
always hold the tool with both hands.
u Let the blade run freely for a few seconds before starting
the cut.
u Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while performing
the cut.
u Work with the shoe pressed against the workpiece.
Hints for optimum use
u As some splintering along the line of cut on the top side of
the workpiece cannot be avoided, cut on the side where
splintering is acceptable.
u Where splintering is to be minimized, e.g. when cutting
laminates, clamp a piece of plywood onto the top of the
Pocket cutting (fig. K)
WARNING: Never tie the blade guard in a raised position.
Never move the saw backwards when pocket cutting. This
may cause the unit to raise up off the work surface which
could cause injury.
A pocket cut is one that is made when the edge of the
material does not push the lower guard open, but the bottom
edge of the rotating blade cuts into the middle of the material.
u Adjust the shoe (5) so the blade cuts at desired depth.
u Tilt the saw forward and rest front of the shoe on
material to be cut.
u Using the retracting lever, retract lower blade guard to
an upward position. Lower rear of shoe until blade teeth
almost touch cutting line.
u Release the blade guard (its contact with the work will
keep it in position to open freely as you start the cut).
(Original instructions)
Remove hand from guard lever and firmly grip secondary
handle (7), as shown in figure N. Position your body and
arm to allow you to resist kickback if it occurs.
u Make sure blade is not in contact with cutting surface
before starting saw.
u Start the motor, allow saw to come to full speed, and then
gradually lower the saw until its shoe rests flat on the
material to be cut. Advance saw along the cutting line until
cut is completed as shown in figure K.
u Release trigger and allow blade to stop completely before
withdrawing the blade from the material.
u When starting each new cut, repeat as above.
Unit will not start.
Battery pack will
not charge.
Unit shuts off
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Battery pack not
installed properly.
Check battery pack
Battery pack not
Check battery pack
charging requirements.
Battery pack not
inserted into charger.
Insert battery pack into
charger until LED appears.
Charger not plugged in.
Plug charger into a
working outlet. Refer
to “Important Charging
Notes” for more details.
Surrounding air
temperature too hot or
too cold.
Move charger and battery
to a surrounding air
teperature of above 40
degrees F (4.5°C) or
below 105 degrees F
Battery pack has
reached its. maximum
thermal limit.
Allow battery pack to cool
Out of charge. ( To
maximize the life of the
battery pack it is
designed to shutoff
abruptly when the
charge is depleted.)
Place on charger and
allow to charge.
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory used.
BLACK+DECKER 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.
Your 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.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the tool.
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.
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
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Stanley Europe.
Input voltage
No-load speed
Max depth of cut
Max depth of cut at 45º bevel
Blade diameter
Blade bore
Blade tip width
3700 RPM
220 - 240
20 (max)
Input voltage
Output voltage
Approx. charge time
LpA (sound pressure) 76.0 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
LWA (sound power) 87.0 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Cutting wood (ah, W) 1.5 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
EC declaration of conformity
BDCCS18 Circular saw
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60745-1, EN 60745-2-5
These products also comply with Directive
2004/108/EC and 2011/65/EU. For more information, please
contact Black & Decker at the following address or refer to the
back of the manual.
R. Laverick
Engineering Manager
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
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
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