GUILD
710W Jigsaw
PSJ700G
Instruction Manual
After Sales Support
UK/Ireland 0333 3201989
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Important - Please read these instructions fully before operating or maintaining your Guild jigsaw
These instructions contain important information that will help you get the best from your Guild
jigsaw, ensuring it remains safe to operate.
If you need help or have damaged or missing parts, call the Customer Helpline on 0333 3201989
Contents
Safety Information����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
In The Box�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
Accessories��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
Operating Instructions����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8
Working Hints For Your Jigsaw������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Maintenance����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Technical Data�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Environmental Protection��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Guarantee��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
Declaration of Conformity........................................................................................17
Plug Replacement (Uk & Ireland Only)������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
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Safety Information
Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly
Warning Symbols
The following warning symbols appear throughout this assembly manual and
indicate the appropriate safety measures you should take when assembling and
operating the jigsaw.
To reduce the risk of injury, Please read the instruction manual
Wear eye protection
Wear ear protection
Wear dust mask
Warning
Double insulation
Waste electrical products must not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle
where facilities exist. Check with your local authorities or retailer for recycling advice.
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Safety Information
Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
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 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 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.
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Original Instructions
Safety Information
Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
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 dustrelated 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.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s 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)Service
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.
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Safety Information
Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly
Jigsaw Safety Warnings
1. Hold jigsaw by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where
the cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting accessory
contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could
give the operator an electric shock.
Additional Safety Rules for Jigsaw
1. Always wear a dust mask.
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In The Box
Parts
1 Variable Speed Control
9 Pendulum Action Control
2 On/Off Switch
10 Roller Guide
3 Lock-On Button
11 Saw blade
4 Hand Grip Areas
12 Finger protection
5 Allen Key
13 Blade Holder
6 Vacuum adaptor
14 Work Light
7 Base Plate
15 Parallel guide
8 Angle Plate
1 2 3
4
5
14
6
13
12
15
11
9
8
7
10
Accessories
Parallel guide
Allen key
Vacuum adaptor
Wood cutting blade
1pc
1pc
1pc
1pc
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Operating Instructions
NOTE: Before using the tool, read the instruction book carefully.
Intended Use
The machine is intended for sawing wood, plastic, metal and building materials while
resting firmly on the workpiece. It is suitable for straight and curved cuts with bevel angles
to 45°. The saw blade recommendations are to be observed.
1.ON/OFF SWITCH
Depress to start and release to stop your tool. (SEE FIG A)
2. SWITCH LOCK-ON BUTTON
Depress on/off switch (2) then lock-on button (3) (SEE FIG B), release on/off switch first
then lock-on button second. Your switch is now locked on for continuous use. To switch off
your tool just depress and release on/off switch.
A
B
C
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3. VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL
Adjust the thumb-wheel to increase or decrease the speed (SEE FIG C) according to the
material, material thickness and blade specification to be used (also possible during no
load operation). See Chart 1 for general guidance on speed selection.
Avoid prolonged use at very low speed as this may damage your jigsaw’s motor.
Chart 1
Material
Speed setting
Wood
5-6
Metal
3-4
Aluminum
3-5
PVC
3-4
Ceramic
3-5
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4. ALLEN KEY STORAGE
The allen key (5) is placed at the power cable sheath (SEE FIG D).
5. BLADE FITTING (SEE FIG E)
NOTE: Remove the plug from the socket before carrying out any adjustment, servicing or
maintenance.
To fit blade firstly use the allen key provided to loosen the blade set screws on the blade
holder. The blade’s cutting edge should be facing forward. Insert the blade’s mounting
portion into the groove in the blade holder until it touches the bottom of the holder. Then
firmly tighten the set screw as shown in FIG E.
NOTE: To fit the blade firmly, do not insert the blade over the line.(SEE FIG G)
WARNING: blade teeth are very sharp. For best cutting results ensure you use a
blade suited to the material and cut quality you need.
6. ROLLER GUIDE(SEE FIG F)
Ensure the blade is located and runs smoothly in the groove (SEE FIG F) otherwise the
pendulum function will not work correctly and the blade will not be supported during
cutting.
D
E
5
F
10
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7. MOUNTING PARALLEL GUIDE (SEE FIG H1, H2)
Slide the parallel guide arm through both parallel guide fixtures and tighten the locking
knob (a) to achieve the required cutting distance. The parallel guide can be mounted in two
positions as shown in G1and G2.
8. PENDULUM ACTION CONTROL (SEE FIG I)
The pendulum action varies the forward cutting angle of the blade for increased cutting
efficiency. This can also be adjusted during no load running. Refer to the chart 2 for more
details. Do not use excessive blade force when cutting with the pendulum action. The blade
cuts on the upward stroke only.
Chart 2
0
Thin materials. Fine cuts. Tight curves.
I
Hard materials, (e.g. steel & chipboard)
II
Thick materials ( e.g. wood ) & plastic
III
Fast cuts (e.g. softwood). Cutting in the direction of the wood grain.
9. BASE PLATE
Adjusting the angle of the base plate (7) enables bevel cutting. The base plate must always
be held firmly against the materials being cut to reduce saw vibration, blade jumping or
blade breakage.
H1
H2
a
a
I
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10. BASE PLATE ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
Use an Allen key (5). Loosen the bolts securing the base plate (SEE FIG J). For preset
angles rotate so the lines of the angle on the base plate and angle plate (8) superposition
at the desired angle (0°, 15°, 30°, 45°) (SEE FIG K). For other mitre angles, rotate to your
desired angle (use a protractor scale). Following one of the above procedures, hold the base
plate in position and firmly tighten the bolts to clamp the base plate at that angle. Finally,
check the angle and ensure the base plate is firmly clamped. The angle markings on the
base plate are accurate for most general purposes but it is recommended for accurate
work to set the angle with a protractor and make a test cut on other material.
11. DUST TUBE (SEE FIG L)
Mount the dust tube (6) into the opening of the base plate (7). Make sure that the plastic
tip of the vacuum connection engages into the corresponding opening on the housing as
shown in the figure.
J
K
L
6
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12. FINGER PROTECTION
The finger protection is located in front of the blade holder. Whilst working, it will help
prevent accidental contact with moving blade.
13. DUST BLOWER AIR HOLE
This is a small aperture located underneath the housing just behind the blade guide.
Ensure this is kept clean to allow the air flow to continually blow dust away from the cutting
area.
14. WORK LIGHT
Press the on/off switch (2), the work light(14)will illuminate. Release the on/off switch to
turn off the work light.
CAUTION: Do not look into the strong light or see the source of light directly.
Working Hints For Your Jigsaw
If your jigsaw becomes too hot, especially when used at low speed, set the speed to
maximum and run no Load for 2-3 minutes to cool the motor. Avoid prolonged usage at very
low speeds.
GENERAL
Always use a blade suited to the material and material thickness to be cut. Always ensure
the work–piece is firmly held or clamped to prevent movement. For easier control, use low
speed to start cutting, then increase to correct speed.
Any movement of the material may affect the quality of the cut. The blade cuts on the
upward stroke and may chip the uppermost surface or face of the work piece. Ensure your
uppermost surface is a non-visible surface when your work is finished.
CUTTING LAMINATES
Use a fine tooth blade when cutting most laminates and thin wood materials. To reduce
edge chipping, clamp pieces of waste wood at both ends on both sides and cut through the
waste wood during cutting.
CIRCLE CUTTING
Do not use the pendulum action when cutting tight circles or angles.
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Working Hints For Your Jigsaw
PLUNGE SAWING
Plunge cutting may be used only on soft materials such as wood, aerated concrete, gypsum
plaster boards, etc.
Use only short saw blades.
Place the front edge of the base plate on the workpiece and switch on. Press the machine
firmly against the workpiece and plunge the saw blade slowly into the workpiece.
As soon as the complete surface of the base plate rests on the work piece, continue to saw
along the cutting line. (SEE FIG M, N)
METAL CUTTING
Use a finer tooth blade for ferrous metals and a coarse tooth blade for non-ferrous metals.
When cutting thin sheet metals always clamp wood on both sides of the sheet to reduce
vibration or tearing of the sheet metal. Both wood and sheet metal must be cut. Do not
force the cutting blade when cutting thin metal or sheet steel as they are harder materials
and will take longer to cut. Excessive blade force may reduce the life of the blade or
damage the motor. To reduce heat during metal cutting, add a little lubricant along the
cutting line.
M
14
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Maintenance
Remove the plug from the socket before carrying out any adjustment, servicing or
maintenance.
Your power tool requires no additional lubrication or maintenance. There are no user
serviceable parts in your power tool. Never use water or chemical cleaners to clean your
power tool. Wipe clean with a dry cloth. Always store your power tool in a dry place. Keep
the motor ventilation slots clean. Keep all working controls free of dust. Occasionally you
may see sparks through the ventilation slots. This is normal and will not damage your
power tool.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or
similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
Technical Data
Technical Data Table
Voltage
230-240V~50Hz
Power input
710W
No-load speed
0-3000/min
Stroke length
20mm
Bevel capacity
±45°
Cutting capacity, max.
Wood
85mm
Aluminum
12mm
Steel
6mm
Protection Class
/II
Machine Weight
2.21kg
Noise Information
A weighted sound pressure A weighted sound power
Wear ear protection.
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LpA : 76,5dB(A)
LwA : 87,5dB(A)
KpA & KwA=3.0dB(A)
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Technical Data
Vibration Information
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60745:
Cutting boards
Cutting steel metal
Vibration emission value ah,B = 6,6m/s2
Uncertainty K = 1,5m/s²
Vibration emission value ah,M = 6,5m/s2
Uncertainty K = 1,5m/s²
The declared vibration total value may be used for comparing one tool with another, and
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
dependant on the following examples and other variations on how the tool is used:
How the tool is used and the materials being cut .
The tool being in good condition and well maintained
The use the correct accessory for the tool and ensuring it is sharp and in good condition.
The tightness of the grip on the handles and if any anti vibration accessories are used.
And the tool is being used as intended by its design and these instructions.
This tool may cause hand-arm vibration syndrome if its use is not adequately managed
WARNING: To be accurate, an estimation of exposure level in the actual conditions
of use should also take account of all parts of the operating cycle such as the
times when the tool is switched off and when it is running idle but not actually doing the
job. This may significantly reduce the exposure level over the total working period.
Helping to minimize your vibration exposure risk.
Maintain this tool in accordance with these instructions and keep well lubricated (where
appropriate)
If the tool is to be used regularly then invest in anti vibration accessories.
Avoid using tools in temperatures of 100C or less
Plan your work schedule to spread any high vibration tool use across a number of days.
Environmental Protection
Waste electrical products must not be disposed of with household waste. Please
recycle where facilities exist. Check with your local authorities or retailer for
recycling advice.
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Guarantee
This product is selected for DOMESTIC USE ONLY and not for business use.
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of 24 months. This
does not cover the product where the fault is due to misuse, abuse, use in contravention of
the instructions, or where the product has been the subject of unauthorised modifications
or alterations, or has been the subject of commercial use. In the event of a problem with
the product within the guarantee period please return it to your nearest store. If the item is
shown to have an inherent defect present at the time of sale, the store will provide you with
a replacement. Your statutory rights remain unaffected.
Issue1 08/2015
Declaration of Conformity
This Guild 710W Jigsaw model number PSJ700G fully complies with the Machinery
Directive 2006/42/EC, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC(before
2016/04/20) and 2014/30/EC(since 2016/04/20), RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and the
following harmonized EU standards
EN 60745-2-11: 2010
EN 60745-1: 2009 + A11: 2010
EN 55014-1: 2006 + A1:2009 + A2:2011
EN 55014-2: 1997 + A1:2001 + A2:2008
EN 61000-3-2: 2014
EN 61000-3-3: 2013
This declaration is made under the sole responsibility of Argos Ltd, 489/499 Avebury
Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2NW
Category Technical Manager
Issued 20/10/2015
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Plug Replacement (Uk & Ireland Only)
If you need to replace the fitted plug then follow the instructions below.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are colored in accordance with the following code:
Blue – Neutral
Brown – Live
As the colors of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows. The wire
which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with N. The
wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with L.
WARNING:
Never connect live or neutral wires to the earth terminal of the plug. Only fit an
approved BS1363/A plug and the correct rated fuse.
Note: If a moulded plug is fitted and has to be removed take great care in disposing of the
plug and severed cable, it must be destroyed to prevent engaging into a socket.
13 Amp fuse approved
to BS1362
Connect
Blue to N
(neutral)
Outer sleeve
firmly clamped
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Brown L (live)
Cable grip
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