1500W Circular Saw
Your Black & Decker saw has been designed for sawing wood
and wood products. This tool is intended for consumer use only.
Warning! Read and understand all instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
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
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and
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
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 safety equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Safety 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 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 toolin 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 these
devices 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
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
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.
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.
Electrical safety
This appliance is double insulated therefore no
earth wire is required.Always check that the
power supply corresponds to the voltage on
the rating plate.
Warning! If the power cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by the manufacturer,
authorized Black & Decker Service Center
or an equally qualified person in order to avoid damage
or injury. If the power cord is replaced by an equally
qualified person, but not authorized by Black & Decker,
the warranty will not be valid.
Labels on tool
The label on your tool may include the following
V ...................Volts
Hz .................Hertz
W ..................Watts
min ...............minutes
...............Alternating Current
...............Direct Current
n0 ..................No-Load Speed
.................Class II Construction
.................Earthing Terminal
...............Safe Alert Symbol
.../min ...........Revolutions or Reciprocation per
.............Read instructions manual
For tools intended to cut wood, instruction on correct
use of the dust collection system.
For tools intended to cut wood, instruction to wear a
dust mask.
Instrcution to only use saw blades recommended.
Instruction to always wear hearing protection.
DANGER: 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.
b. Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The
guard cannot protect you from the blade below the
c. 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.
d. 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
e. Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces
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 shock the
f. 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 operation.
Causes and operator prevention of kickback:
• 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
• 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
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.
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
NOTE For circular saws with 185 mm or smaller
diameter blades, the words "with both hands" may
be omitted.
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.
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 restarted.
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.
Do not use dull or damaged blades. Unsharpened
or improperly set blades produce narrow kerf
causing excessive friction, blade binding and
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 kickback.
Use extra caution when making a "plunge cut"
into existing walls or other blind areas. The
protruding blade may cut objects that can cause
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 moves 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
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.
a. Check guard for proper closing before each use.
Do not operate the saw if guarddoes not move
freely and enclose the blade instantly. Never
clamp or tie the guard with the blade exposed. If saw
is accidentally dropped, guard may be bent. Check to
make sure that guard moves freely and does not
touch the blade or any other part, in all angles and
depths of cut.
b. Check the operation and condition of the guard
return spring. If the guard and the spring are not
operating properly, they must be serviced before
use. Guard may operate sluggishly due to damaged
parts, gummy deposits, or a build-up of debris.
c. Assure that the guide plate of the saw will not
shift while performing the “plunge cut” when the
blade bevel setting is not at 90°. Blade shifting
sideways will cause binding and likely kick back.
d. Always observe that the 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.
It is important for you to read and understand this
manual. The information it contains relates to protecting
Your Safety and Preventing Problems. The symbols
below are used to help you recognize this information.
Danger! Indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
Warning! Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
Caution! Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
Caution! Used without the safety alert symbol
indicates potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in property damage.
Warning! Use of this tool can generate and/or
disburse dust, which may cause serious and
permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use
NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection
appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles
away from face and body.
Caution! Wear appropriate hearing protection
during use. Under some conditions and duration of
use, noise from this product may contribute to
hearing loss.
• Snagging the lower guard on a surface below the
material being cut can momentarily reduce
operatol control. The saw can lift partially out of the
cut increasing the chance of blade twist. Ensure there
is sufficient clearance under the workpiece.
• When necessary to raise lower guard manually,
use the retracting lever.
• Keep the Blades Clean and Sharp. Sharp blades
minimize stalling and kickback. The use of dull and/or
dirty blades can increase the saw loading causing the
operator to push harder which promotes twisting.
Caution! Laceration Hazard. Keep hands
away from cutting areas. Keep hands away from
blades. Never place hands in front of or behind the
path of the blade while cutting. Do not reach
underneath work while blade is rotating. Do not
attempt to remove cut material when blade is moving.
Support large panels. Large panels must be
supported as shown (Fig. A) in this manual to
minimize the risk of blade pinching and kickback.
Material supported only at the ends (Fig. B) will lead to
blade pinching. When cutting operation requires the
resting of the saw on the workpiece, the saw shall be
rested on the larger portion and the smaller piece cut
Use only correct blades and blade assembly
components when mounting blades. Do not use
blades with incorrect size holes. Never use defective
or incorrect blade washers or bolts. Follow blade
assembly procedures.
Adjustments. Before cutting be sure depth and
bevel adjustments are tight.
Support and secure the work properly. Insure that
the material to be cut is clamped (Fig. C) and solidly
supported and balanced on a strong, stable and level
work surface. Support the work so that the wide
portion of the saw shoe is on the portion of the
material that doesn’t fall after the cut is made. Never
hold cut off piece by hand (Fig. D). KICKBACK from
blade pinch can result. Keep both hands on saw at all
Stay alert and exercise control. Keep body
positioned to one side of blade. Always maintain a
firm grip and control of saw with both hands. Do not
change hand grip or body position while saw is
running. Take precaution to avoid injury from cut off
pieces and other falling material during operation.
Danger! Release switch immediately if blade
binds or saw stalls.
1. On/Off Switch
2. Main Handle
3. Secondary Handle
4. Shoe
5. Saw Blade
6. Saw Blade Guard
7. Blade Guard Retracting Lever
8. Saw Blade Spanner Wrench
9. Bevel Adjustment Knob
10. Outer Washer
11. Blade Retaining Screw
Saw Blade Hex Wrench (Shown on Fig.I (15))
Rip Fence (Shown on Fig. M (18))
Inner Flange (Shown on Fig. J (20))
Warning! Always unplug saw from power
supply before any of the following operations.
Adjusting the Depth of Cut (Fig. F and G)
The depth of cut should be set according to the thickness
of the workpiece.
• Loosen the lever (12) to unlock the saw shoe.
• Move the saw shoe (4) into the desired position. The
corresponding depth of cut can be read from the
scale (13).
• Tighten the lever to lock the saw shoe in place.
• Set depth adjustment of saw such that one tooth of
the blade projects below the workpiece as shown in
Fig. G.
Adjusting the Bevel Angle (Fig. H)
This tool can be set to bevel angles between 0° and 45°
• Loosen the locking knob (9) to unlock the saw shoe.
• Move the saw shoe (4) into the desired position. The
corresponding bevel angle can be read from the
scale (14).
• Tighten the locking knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
Attaching the Blade (Fig. I and J)
• To prevent spindle rotation engage the protrusions of
the spanner wrench (8) into the holes in the outer
washer (10) as shown in Fig. I.
• Loosen and remove the blade retaining screw (11) by
turning the hex wrench (15) counter- clockwise.
• Remove the outer washer.
Check and re-assembly inner flange (20) on spindle
(16). Insure the correct side of inner flange (20) faces
outward and match saw blade.
Place the saw blade (5) onto the inner flange (20),
making sure that the arrow on the blade points in the
same direction as the arrow on the tool.
Fit the outer washer (10) on the spindle.
Insert the blade retaining screw (11) into the hole in
the spindle.
Prevent spindle rotation by engaging the spanne
wrench into the holes of the outer washer.
Securely tighten the blade retaining screw by
holding the spanner wrench and turning hex wrench
clockwise to tighten the blade retaining screw.
Warning! Inner flange (20) respectively marked
with “19” and “20”, match the saw blade (5) with
19mm or 20mm diameter arbor.
Removing the Blade
• To prevent spindle rotation, engage the protrusions of
the spanner wrench (8) into the holes in the outer
washer (10).
• Loosen and remove the blade retaining screw (11)
by turning it counterclockwise using the hex wrench
• Remove the outer washer (10).
• Remove the saw blade (5).
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, read, understand and follow all important
safety warnings and instructions prior to using tool.
Guard Against Kickback
With unit unplugged, follow all assembly, adjustment and
set up instructions. Make sure lower guard operates.
Select the proper blade for the material to be cut.
• Measure and mark work for cutting.
• Support and secure work properly (See Safety Rules
and Instructions).
• Use appropriate and required safety equipment (See
Safety Rules).
• Secure and maintain work area (See Safety Rules).
• With plug inserted and guard closed, make sure
switch turns saw on and off.
Warning! It is important to support the work
properly and to hold the saw firmly to prevent loss of
control which could cause personal injury. Fig. C
illustrates recommended hand position.
• To operate the tool, depress the trigger switch (1).
The tool will continue to run as long as the trigger is
• To turn the tool off, release the trigger switch (1).
There is no provision for locking the tool on, and the
switch should never be locked on by any other means.
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury,always hold the tool with both hands.
Let the blade run freely for a few seconds before
starting the cut.
Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while
performing the cut.
Work with the shoe pressed against the workpiece.
• 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.
• Where splintering is to be minimized, e.g. when
cutting laminates, clamp a piece of plywood onto the
top of the workpiece.
Pocket Cutting (Fig. K)
Pocket cutting is used to cut a hole in a piece of
material without cutting from the side.
• Measure and mark work.
• Tilt saw forward and rest front of the shoe on
material to be cut. Align so that cut will begin at the
back of the drawn rectangle shown in Fig. K.
• Using the retracting lever, retract blade guard to an
upward position, with the blade just clearing the
material, start motor and gradually lower the saw into
the material.
Warning! As blade starts cutting the material,
release the retracting lever immediately.
Never tie the blade guard in a raised position.
When the shoe rests flat on the material being cut,
complete the cut in forward direction.
Allow the blade to come to a complete stop before
lifting saw from material.
When starting each new cut, repeat the above steps.
Wrench Storage (Fig. L)
The spanner wrench (8) can be stored on the saw shoe as
shown in Fig. L.
Attaching and Removing the Rip Fence (Fig. M)
The rip fence is used to saw in a straight line parallel to
the edge of the working piece.
• Loosen the locking knob (17).
• Insert the rip fence (18) through the openings (19).
• Slide the rip fence into the desired position.
• Tighten the locking knob.
• Loosen the locking knob.
• Pull the rip fence out of the tool. Note: If you do not
have a proper fitting fence, use a straight edge guide
in contact with the edge of the shoe to improve
accuracy of cut and reduce the possibility of binding
and kickback.
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.
Warning! The use of any accessory not recommended
for use with this tool could be hazardous. Use only
185mm blades with 19mm or 20mm diameter arbor.
Not to use any abrasive wheels.
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.
• Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool 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.
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.
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
countries. Contact your local Black & Decker dealers
for range availability.
Important! To assure product Safety and
Reliability, repairs, maintenance and adjustment
(other than those listed in this manual) should be
performed by authorized service centers or other
qualified service personnel, always using identical
replacement parts.
Black & Decker tools are properly lubricated at the factory
and are ready for use.
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.