KS950SL | Black&Decker KS950SL JIGSAW instruction manual

New Zealand
Intended use
Your Black & Decker jigsaw has been designed for sawing
wood, plastics and sheet metal. This tool is intended for
consumer use only.
General safety rules
Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow all instructions 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.
1. Work area safety
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
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
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric
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.
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, nonskid 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.
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 faci lities, 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 and/or the
battery pack from the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing access ories, 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.
5. Service
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
make sure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Specific safety instructions for jigsaws
Hold the tool by the 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
make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the
Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support
the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by
hand or against your body leaves it unstable and may lead
to loss of control.
Keep hands away from cutting area. Never reach
underneath the work piece any reason. Do not insert
fingers or thumb into the vicinity of the reciprocating blade
and blade clamp. Do not stabilize the saw by gripping the
Keep blades sharp. Dull or damaged blades may cause the
saw to swerve or stall under pressure. Always use the
appropriate type of saw blade for the workpiece material
and type of cut.
When cutting pipe or conduit, make sure that they are free
from water, electrical wiring, etc.
Do not touch the workpiece or the blade immediately after
operating the tool. They can become very hot.
Be aware of hidden hazards, before cutting into walls,
floors or ceilings, check for the location of wiring and pipes.
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.
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
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.
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 non-rechargeable
Never attempt to open for any reason.
Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given in
the section "Protecting the environment".
Do not incinerate the batteries.
Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
When you notice liquid on the batteries, proceed as follows:
- Carefully wipe the liquid off using a cloth. Avoid skin
Additional safety instructions for lasers
Read all of this manual carefully.
This product is not to be used by
children under 16.
Laser radiation.
Do not look into the laser beam.
Do not use optical tools to view the
laser beam.
This laser complies with class 2 according to IEC
60825-1:2007. Do not replace a laser diode with a
different type. If the laser is 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 greater than 1m, the laser complies with class 1
and is therefore 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 where the laser beam can cross any
person at head height.
Do not let children come near the laser.
1. Lock-on button
2. On/off switch
3. Blade storage compartment cover
4. Shoe plate locking lever
5. Dust extraction outlet
6. Dust extraction adaptor
7. Shoe plate
8. Smart SelectTM dial
9. Blade support roller
10. Tool-free blade clamp
Additional features (fig. A)
Additional features may be applicable depending upon the
product purchased. The additional features applicable to the
catalogue number purchased are shown in fig. A.
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. Used saw blades may be hot.
Fitting the saw blade (fig. B)
Hold the saw blade (11) as shown, with the teeth facing
Push and hold the blade clamp (10) down.
Insert the shank of the saw blade into the blade holder (12)
as far as it will go.
Release the blade clamp (10).
We recommend the use of a residual current device with
a residual current rating of 30mA or less.
Adjusting the shoe plate for bevel cuts (fig. E and F)
Warning! Never use the tool when the shoe plate is loose or
The shoe plate (7) can be set to a left or right bevel angle of
up to 45°.
Pull the shoe plate locking lever (4) outwards to unlock the
shoe plate (7) from the 0 deg position (fig. E).
Pull the shoe plate (7) forward and set the required bevel
15°, 30° and 45° indicated in the bevel angle window.
Push the shoe plate locking lever (4) back towards the saw
to lock the shoe plate (7).
To reset the shoe plate (7) for straight cuts:
Pull the shoe plate locking lever (4) outwards to unlock the
shoe plate (7).
Set the shoe plate (7) to an angle of 0° and push the shoe
plate backwards.
Push the shoe plate locking lever (4) back towards the saw
to lock the shoe plate (7).
Saw blade storage (fig. C)
Saw blades (11) can be stored in the storage compartment
located on the side of the tool.
Open the cover (3) of the saw blade storage compartment
by holding the tab on the top of the cover (3) and pulling it
The blades are retained in the compartment by a magnetic
strip. To remove a blade, press down on one end of the
blade to raise the other end, and remove.
Close the cover (3) of the saw blade storage compartment
and make sure that it is latched closed.
Warning! Close the compartment door securely before
operating the saw.
Connecting a vacuum cleaner to the tool (fig. D)
An adaptor is required to connect a vacuum cleaner or dust
extractor to the tool. The dust extraction adaptor (6) can be
purchased from your local Black & Decker retailer.
Push the adaptor (6) into the dust extraction outlet (5).
Connect the vacuum cleaner hose to the adaptor (6).
How to use the Smart Select TM dial (fig. G)
This tool is fitted with a unique Smart SelectTM Dial (8) to set the speed and the pendulum blade action for various cutting
applications. To select the optimum speed and pendulum blade action for the type of material being cut, turn the dial (8) as
shown in the table below:
Speed/Pendulum Blade Type
Kitchen work surfaces,
Fast speed, No
work tops, laminate
General wood
Fast speed, No
craftwork, hardwoods,
decking, flooring
Plywood and wood
Fast speed, medium
General wood
General timber, soft Fast speed, max
wood, fast rip cutting pendulum
Plastics, Perspex, PVC
Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, press the on/off switch (2).
To switch the tool off, release the on/off switch (2).
For continuous operation, press the lock-on button (1) and
release the on/off switch (2).
To switch the tool off when in continuous operation, press
the on/off switch (2) and release it.
Hold the tool firmly with both hands while cutting.
The shoe plate (7) should be held firmly against the material
being cut. This will help prevent the saw from jumping,
reduce vibration and minimise blade breakage.
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.
Scrolling wood
General wood
General wood
Medium speed,
General purpose
medium pendulum
Sheet metal tin plate,
Low speed, No
ceramic tile, fibreglass
Metal or ceramic or
fibreglass blade
Slow speed, precision Slow speed, No
Choose the correct
blade for the
Operating the laser (fig. H - K) (‘L’ units only)
Installing the batteries (fig. H)
Detach the laser module (14) from the jigsaw by removing
the screw (13) and pulling the laser module forward. Insert
two new 1.5 Volt AAA alkaline batteries, making sure to
match the (+) and (-) terminals correctly. Re-attach the laser
module (14).
Adjusting the laser side-to-side (fig. I)
Note: The laser is intended as a cutting aid and does not
guarantee a precise cut.
Warning! Do not adjust the laser with the jigsaw plugged in.
Use the laser adjustment screw (15) to align the laser line
with the saw blade if needed.
The laser visibility (power) will be reduced if the jigsaw is
overheated. The laser may not be visible when the saw is
overloaded for a prolonged period of time. The laser visibility
will gradually return to normal when the tool cools down even
when the tool is unplugged.
Warning! Do not leave the overheated laser switched ON.
Make sure that the switch is in the OFF position and remove the
batteries to remove power from the laser.
Using the laser (fig. J and K)
The laser projects the line of cut (18) on to the surface of the
To switch the laser on, press the button (16).
To switch the laser off, press the button (16) again.
Viewing from directly above the jigsaw, the line of cut (17)
can be easily followed. Should this view be restricted for any
reason, the laser can be used as an alternative cutting guide.
Use a pencil to mark the cutting line (17).
Position the jigsaw over the line (17).
Switch on the laser.
Operating the work light (fig. L and M) ('W' units only)
Units that include a 'W' in the catalogue number are provided
with an LED light (19) to illuminate the area around the
To switch the work light on, slide the switch (20) to the on
position (I).
To switch the work light off, slide the switch (20) to the
off position (0).
Hints for optimum use
Sawing laminates
When cutting laminates, splintering may occur which can
damage the presentation surface. The most common saw
blades cut on the upward stroke, therefore if the shoe plate
is sitting on the presentation surface either use a saw blade
that cuts on the downward stroke or:
Use a fine-tooth saw blade.
Saw from the back surface of the workpiece.
To minimise splintering, clamp a piece of scrap wood or
hardboard to both sides of the workpiece and saw through
this sandwich.
Sawing metal
Be aware that sawing metal takes much more time than
sawing wood.
Use a saw blade suitable for sawing metal.
When cutting thin sheet metal, clamp a piece of scrap wood
to the back surface of the workpiece and cut through this
Spread a film of oil along the intended line of cut.
Your Black & Decker 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.
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. Never let
any liquid get inside the tool and never immerse any part of
the tool into liquid.
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.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 5 A.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your tool needs
replacement, or if it is of no further use to you,
think of the protection of the environment. Black
& Decker repair agents will accept old Black &
Decker tools and ensure that they are disposed
of in an environmentally safe way.
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.
At the end of their useful life, discard batteries with
due care for our environment. Remove the
batteries as described above.
Place the batteries in suitable packaging to ensure that the
terminals cannot be short-circuited.
Take the batteries to a local recycling station.
Technical data
Rated input
No-load speed
Max. depth of cut
(with laser)
KS900 Series
Vac 230
W 620
min-1 800-3200
KS950 Series
EC declaration of conformity
KS900 Series, KS950 Series
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC, EN 60745, EN 55014, EN61000,
IEC 60825-1:2007
LpA (sound pressure) 87 dB(A),
LWA (acoustic power) 98 dB(A),
hand/arm weighted vibration <6.87 m/s2
Kpa (sound pressure uncertainty 3 dB(A),
Kwa (sound power uncertainty 3 dB(A),
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham
DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
Subject to the conditions stated below, Black&Decker
guarantees that it will correct by repair or parts
replacement, without charge, any defect in the product
arising from faulty workmanship or materials where such
defect arises within two years from the date of purchase
of the product. A product subject to claim under this
guarantee should be returned as a complete unit to the most
convenient Black&Decker Authorised Service Centre or
The Black&Decker Supplementary Guarantee does not apply
in the following cases:
where the product has been used for trade or industrial
where any defect or failure is attributed to accident,
misuse, abuse, negliance or non-observance of local
regulations on the part of the owner or user: or
where the product has been serviced by a person
not authorised by Black&Decker to do so, or with non
approved parts: or
to loose accessories.
In order to enforce the Black&Decker Supplementary
Guarantee, proof of purchase is required (Guarantee
Card and or store receipt). The period of the
Black&Decker Supplementary Guarantee begins from
the original date of purchase not withstanding any
subsequent repair or parts replacement. No guarantees
other than contained in this document, whether written
or verbal, are authorised to be made on behalf of
Black&Decker. All other conditions and guarantees
whether expressed or implied by law, are, to the extent
permitted by law, hereby excluded. The Black&Decker
Supplementary Guarantee does not apply outside
Australia and New Zealand.
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our range of Home Products, Garden tools and Accessories.
All our products are engineered and manufactured to ensure the
highest standards of reliability and performance during use, and
are supported in After Sales Service by a wide network of
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