KS1500L | Black&Decker KS1500L CIRCULAR SAW instruction manual

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Intended use
Your Black & Decker saw has been designed for sawing wood
and wood products.
This tool is intended for consumer use only.
General safety rules
Warning! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
injury. 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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 shock.
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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 injuries.
c. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off position before plugging in.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
plugging in 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 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 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 repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source 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 and in the manner
intended for the particular type of power tool, 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. Ensure the switch is in the off position before
inserting battery pack.
Inserting the battery pack into power tools that have the
switch on invites accidents.
b. 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.
c. Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs.
Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury
and fire.
d. 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.
e. 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.
Safety instructions for all saws
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.
 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 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 operator.
 When ripping always use a rip fence or straight edge
guide. This improves the accuracy of cut and reduces the
chance of blade binding.
 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.
 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.
Further safety instructions for all saws
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 operator;
 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;
 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.
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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.
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 kickback.
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 kickback.
Safety instructions for saws with a pendulum blade guard
 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.
 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.
 Lower guard should 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.
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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.
Additional safety instructions for all saws with riving knife
 Use the appropriate riving knife for the blade being used.
For the riving knife to work, it must be thicker than the
body of the blade but thinner than the tooth set of the
blade.
 Adjust the riving knife as described in this instruction
manual. Incorrect spacing, positioning and alignment can
make the riving knife ineffective in preventing kickback.
 Always use the riving knife except when plunge cutting.
Riving knife must be replaced after plunge cutting. Riving
knife causes interference during plunge cutting and can
create kickback.
 For the riving knife to work, it must be engaged in the
workpiece. The riving knife is ineffective in preventing
kickback during short cuts.
 Do not operate the saw if riving knife is bent. Even a light
interference can slow the closing rate of a guard.
Additional safety instructions for circular saws
Warning! Never operate the tool in an inverted position. Do
not clamp the tool in a vice or fasten it to a supporting surface.
 Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause
hearing loss.
 Be aware of hidden hazards. Before cutting into walls,
floors or ceilings, check for the location of wiring and pipes.
 Make sure the blade is securely fixed and rotates in
the correct direction. Always use blades of the correct
size as specified in these operating instructions.
 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.
 Never use blades made from high speed steel (HSS).
Never use abrasive grinding or cutting discs with this tool.
 The blade will continue to move after releasing the
switch. Always switch the tool off and wait for the saw
blade to come to a complete standstill before putting the
tool down.
 This appliance is not intended for use by young or
infirm persons without supervision. Children must be
supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
Warning! Contact with or inhalation of dusts arising from
cutting applications may endanger the health of the operator
and possible bystanders. Wear a dust mask specifically
designed for protection against dust and fumes and ensure
that persons within or entering the work area are also
protected.
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 plate.
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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.
Additional safety instructions for lasers
Read all of this manual carefully.
On/off switch
Lock-off button
Main handle
Secondary handle
Spindle lock button
Laser on/off switch
Laser aperture
Shoe
Saw blade
Saw blade guard
Riving knife
Saw dust outlet
Assembly
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.
Warning! Laser radiation.
Removing and fitting a saw blade (fig. A)
Do not view the laser beam directly with optical
instruments.
Refer to the laser product characteristics.
This laser complies with class 2 according to IEC608251:2001. Do not replace a laser diode with a different type.
If damaged, have the laser repaired by an authorised
repair agent.
 Do not use the laser for any purpose other than projecting
laser lines.
 An exposure of the eye to the beam of a class 2 laser is
considered safe for a maximum of 0.25 seconds.
Eyelid reflexes will normally provide adequate protection.
At distances over 1 m, the laser complies with class 1 and
thus is considered completely safe.
 Never look into the laser beam directly and intentionally.
 Do not use optical tools to view the laser beam.
 Do not set up the tool at a position where the laser beam
can cross any person at head height.
 Do not let children come near the laser.
Warning! The use of controls or adjustment or performance of
procedures other than those specified in these instructions
may result in exposure to hazardous laser radiation.
Warning! This tool is intended for indoor use only. Do not use
the tool for outdoor applications.
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This product is not to be used by children under 16.
Do not look into the laser beam.
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Overview
Removing
 Keep the spindle lock button (5) depressed and rotate the
blade until the spindle lock engages.
 Loosen and remove the blade retaining screw (13) by
turning it counterclockwise using the spanner (14) supplied.
 Remove the outer washer (15).
 Remove the saw blade (9).
Fitting
 Place the saw blade onto the inner flange (16), making
sure that the arrow on the blade points in the same
direction as the arrow on the tool.
 Fit the outer washer (15) on the spindle, with the raised
part pointing away from the saw blade.
 Insert the blade retaining screw (13) into the hole.
 Keep the spindle lock button (5) depressed.
 Securely tighten the blade retaining screw by turning it
clockwise using the spanner (14) supplied.
 Adjust the riving knife as described below.
Adjusting the riving knife (fig. B)
The riving knife prevents the saw blade from jamming during
rip sawing operations. The riving knife must be adjusted after
replacing the saw blade.
 Loosen the screws (17), using the spanner (14), while
holding the riving knife in position.
 Position the riving knife (11) as shown.
 The distance between the toothed rim and the riving knife
should be 2 - 3 mm.
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The height difference between the toothed rim and the
lower end of the riving knife should be 2 - 3 mm.
Tighten the screws.
Fitting and removing the parallel fence (fig. C)
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The parallel fence is used to saw in a straight line parellel
to the edge of the workpiece.
Fitting
 Loosen the locking knob (18).
 Insert the parallel fence (19) through the openings (20).
 Slide the parallel fence into the desired position.
 Tighten the locking knob.
Removing
 Loosen the locking knob.
 Pull the parallel fence off the tool.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
This tool can be used in the right hand or the left hand.
Adjusting the sawing angle (fig. D)
The default angle between the saw blade and the
shoe is 90°.
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Use a square to check that the angle between the saw
blade and the shoe is 90°. If the angle does not measure
90° adjust as follows:
Loosen the locking knob (21) to unlock the saw shoe.
Loosen the locknut (22) on the adjusting screw (23).
Screw the adjusting screw in or out to achieve a 90° angle.
Retighten the locknut.
Tighten the locking knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
Adjusting the depth of cut (fig. E)
The depth of cut should be set according to the thickness of
the workpiece. It should exceed the thickness by approx. 2 mm.
 Loosen the knob (24) to unlock the saw shoe.
 Move the saw shoe (8) into the desired position. The
corresponding depth of cut can be read from the scale (25).
 Tighten the knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
Adjusting the bevel angle (fig. F)
This tool can be set to bevel angles between 0° and 45°.
 Loosen the locking knob (21) to unlock the saw shoe.
 Move the saw shoe (10) into the desired position. The
corresponding mitre angle can be read from the scale (26).
 Tighten the locking knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
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Switching on and off
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To switch the tool on, move the lock-off button (2) into the
unlock position and squeeze the on/off switch (1).
To switch the tool off, release the on/off switch.
Sawing
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.
Hints for optimum use
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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 minimised, e.g. when cutting
laminates, clamp a piece of plywood onto the top of the
workpiece.
Using the sight guide (fig. G)
The tool is equipped with a sight guide for straight cutting (27)
and for 45° bevel cutting (28).
 Adjust the sight guide as described below.
 Align the left edge of the guides (27) or (28) with the
cutting line (29).
 Keep the sight guide aligned with the cutting line while
sawing.
 Work with the shoe pressed against the workpiece.
Adjusting the sight guide
 Make a test cut halfway through a piece of scrap wood.
 Withdraw the saw so the cutting line (29) becomes visible.
 While keeping the saw in this position, loosen the sight
guide on the saw shoe as shown.
 Align the 0° mark (27) on the sight guide with the cutting
line (29). When adjusting for 45° bevel cuts, align the 45°
mark (28) on the sight guide with the cutting line.
 Secure the sight guide using the screw (30).
How to use the laser (fig. H)
The laser projects the line of cut on the workpiece surface.
 To switch the laser on, slide the switch (6) forward.
 To switch the laser off, slide the switch (6) backward.
Viewing from directly above the saw, the line of cut can be
easily followed. Should this view be restricted for any reason,
the laser can be used as an alternate cutting guide.
 Use a pencil to mark the cutting line.
 Position the saw over the line.
 Switch on the laser.
Dust extraction
An adaptor is required to connect a vacuum cleaner or dust
extractor to the tool.
 Insert the dust extraction adaptor into the saw dust outlet (12).
 Connect the vacuum cleaner hose to the adaptor.
Maintenance
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.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
 Safely dispose of the old plug.
 Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new plug.
 Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
 Connect the green/yellow lead to the earth terminal.
Warning! Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good
quality plugs. Recommended fuse: 13 A.
Protecting the environment
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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.
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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
Technical data
Input voltage
VAC
Power input
W
No-load speed
min-1
Max. depth of cut mm
Depth of cut at
45° bevel
mm
Blade diameter
mm
Blade bore
mm
Blade tip width
mm
Laser properties:
Laser class
Wave length
nm
Laser power
mW
Weight
kg
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.
KS1401L
230
1,400
5,000
65
KS1500L
230
1,500
5,000
65
KS1501L
230
1,500
5,000
65
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190
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190
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190
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650
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650
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650
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650
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5.4
EC declaration of conformity
KS1400L/KS1401L/KS1500L/KS1501L
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
89/336/EEC, 98/37/EC, EN 55014, EN 60745, IEC/EN 60825,
EN 61000
LpA (sound pressure) 97 dB(A), LWA (acoustic power)
108 dB(A), hand/arm weighted vibration 2 m/s2
KpA (sound pressure uncertainty) 3 dB(A),
KWA (acoustic power uncertainty) 3 dB(A)
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.
KS1400L
230
1,400
5,000
65
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
01-04-07
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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
Area.
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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:
 The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
purposes;
 The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
 The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
 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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