KA900E | Black&Decker KA900E POWERFILE instruction manual

(Original instructions)
3. Personal safety
Intended use
Your BLACK+DEKCER KA900E Powerfile™ sander has been a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power
been designed for sanding wood, metal, plastics and painted
tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs,
surfaces. This tool is intended for consumer use only.
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
Safety instructions
b. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
General power tool safety warnings
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, nonWarning! Read all safety warnings and all
skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for
! instructions. Failure to follow all instructions may
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before connecting to power source and/
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying
The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below
power tools with your finger on the switch or energising
refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool or battery
tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
operated (cordless) power tool.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the
1. Work area safety
power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark
part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
areas invite accidents.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
times. This enables better control of the power tool in
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
unexpected situations.
dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust
2. Electrical safety
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
connected and properly used. Use of these devices can
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
reduce dust related hazards.
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.
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.
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 tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
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.
Additional power tool safety warnings
Warning! Additional safety warnings for sanders.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces,
because the sanding belt / sanding base may
contact its own cord. Cutting a "live" wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" could give
the operator an electric shock.
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.
Warning! Contact with or inhalation of dust arising from
sanding 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.
Thoroughly remove all dust after sanding.
Take special care when sanding paint which is possibly
lead based or when sanding some woods and metal
which may produce toxic dust:
- Do not let children or pregnant women enter the
work area.
- Do not eat, drink or smoke in the work area.
- Dispose of dust particles and any other debris safely.
The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present
a risk of personal injury and/or damage to property.
Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a
person responsible for the their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
The declared vibration emission values stated in the
technical data and the declaration of conformity have been
measured in accordance with a standard test method
provided by EN 60745 and may be used for comparing one
tool with another. The declared vibration emission value may
also be used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of the
power tool can differ from the declared value depending on the
ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may increase
above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons
regularly using power tools in employment, an estimation of
vibration exposure should consider, the actual conditions of
use and the way the tool is used, including taking account of
all parts of the operating cycle such as the times when the
tool is switched off and when it is running idle in addition to
the trigger time.
Labels on tools
The following pictograms are shown on the tool along with
the date code:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user must
read the instruction manual.
Always wear gloves when working with metal
Wear safety glasses or goggles when using the tool.
Wear ear protection when using this tool.
Fit the dust cassette before using the tool
on wooden workpieces.
Remove the dust cassette and fit the
deflector before using the tool on
workpieces containing metal.
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
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.
Your tool has some or all of the following features:
1. Variable speed control knob
2. On/off switch
3. Lock-on button
4. Secondary handle
5. Belt tensioning lever
6. Belt tracking knob
7. Straight arm
Fig. A
9. Narrow arm (Where supplied)
10. Cranked arm (Where supplied)
Fig. D
13. Dustbag (Where supplied)
14. Dust cassette
15. Deflector
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is switched
off and unplugged.
Fitting and removing sanding arms (fig. A)
Before first use, you must fit a sanding arm to the tool. Your
tool is supplied with the following:
A straight arm (7, sanding width 13 mm).
a narrow arm (9, sanding width 6 mm) for intricate work
a cranked arm (10) for grooving and sanding in the centre
of workpieces and for reaching confined areas
These parts are also available as an accessory from your
BLACK+DECKER dealer, (not available in Australia and
New Zealand).
Make sure that the belt tensioning lever (5) is in the position
Loosen and remove the belt tracking knob (6).
Remove the tape retaining the spring (8) (if present).
Check that the spring (8) is located in its mounting hole.
Position the arm (7, 9 or 10) as shown.
Fit the belt tracking knob (6) and tighten it until the arm (7)
is aligned with the tool.
Remove the sanding belt (12) (if present) as described
Loosen and remove the belt tracking knob (6).
Remove the arm (7, 9 or 10).
Warning! Be careful not to lose the spring (8).
Fitting and removing sanding belts (fig. B)
Warning! The spring must be fitted. Be careful not to lose the
spring (8).
Move the belt tensioning lever (5) to the front position (A).
.Make sure that the arrows on the inside of the sanding belt
(12) face the same direction as the arrows (17) on the
Place the sanding belt (12) over the front pulley (11) and
the rear pulley (16), sliding it through the slot in the housing.
Move the belt tensioning lever (5) to the rear position (B).
Adjust the belt tracking as described below.
Move the belt tensioning lever (5) to the front position (A).
Slide the sanding belt (12) off the pulleys.
Adjusting the sanding belt tracking (fig. C)
Switch the tool on.
Turn the belt tracking knob (6) as required until the sanding
belt runs straight along the length of the arm.
Fitting and removing the dust cassette or the dust bag
(fig. D, E and F)
Warning! Always remove the dustbag or dust cassette and fit
the deflector when using the tool on metal workpieces.
Fit the dust cassette (14) or the dust bag (13) over the dust
extraction outlet.
Slide the item (13 or 14) onto the tool and make sure that it
is securely located.
To remove the dust cassette (14), or the dust bag (13), pull
the item (13 or 14) to the rear and off the outlet.
Fitting and removing the deflector (fig. D and E)
Warning! The deflector must be used when sanding metal
Fit the deflector (15) over the dust extraction outlet.
Slide the deflector (15) on to the tool and make sure that it
is securely located.
To remove the deflector (15), pull the deflector to the rear
and off the outlet.
Residual risks
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks cannot be avoided. These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods make sure you take
regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF).
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Variable speed control (fig. G)
The variable speed control (1) allows you to adapt the speed
of the tool to the workpiece material.
Use a low speed setting when using a fine grit, when working
with plastics or ceramics and when removing painted or
varnished surfaces.
Use a high speed setting when using a coarse grit and when
removing a lot of material.
Set the variable speed control knob (1) to the required
Switching on and off (fig. G)
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 on/off switch (2).
- Press the lock-on button (3).
- Release the on/off switch (2).
To switch the tool off when in continuous operation, press
and release on/off switch (2).
Emptying the dust cassette (fig. F)
The dust cassette (14) should be emptied every 10 minutes.
Pull the dust cassette (14) to the rear and off the tool.
Remove the cover (19) by twisting it counter-clockwise.
Hold dust cassette (14) with the filter (18) facing down and
shake the cassette (14) to empty the contents.
Shake the cover (19) to empty the contents.
Refit the cover (19) onto the dust cassette (14), twisting it
clockwise until it locks into place.
Refit the dust cassette (14) onto the tool.
Cleaning the dust cassette filter (fig. F)
Warning! Do not brush or use compressed air or sharp objects
to clean the filter. Do not wash the filter.
The dust cassette filter (18) is re-usable & should be
cleaned regularly.
Empty the dust cassette (14) as described above.
Pull the filter (18) off the dust cassette (14).
Shake off the excess dust by tapping the filter (18) into a
Replace the filter (18).
Fit the cover (19).
Slide the dust cassette (14) on to the tool and make sure
that it is securely located.
Emptying the dustbag (fig. E) (Where supplied)
The dustbag (13) should be emptied every 10 minutes of
Pull the dustbag (13) to the rear and off the tool.
Hold the spout down and shake the dustbag (13) to empty
the contents.
Slide the dustbag (13) on to the tool and make sure that it
is securely located.
If necessary, the dustbag (13) can be removed from its frame
and washed. Let it dry before refitting it.
Special applications (fig. H, I and J)
Cranked arm (fig. H) (Where supplied)
Use section A for grooving or sanding in the centre of
workpieces and in confined areas. Use section B for curved
Straight arm (fig. I)
Use the normal or narrow arms for general use, for slotting
and for making joints.
Narrow arm (fig. J) (Where supplied)
Use the narrow arm for finer detail, for cutting and for
Hints for optimum use
Always hold the tool with both hands.
Do not exert too much pressure on the tool.
Regularly check the condition of the sanding belt (12).
Replace when necessary.
Always sand with the grain of the wood.
When sanding new layers of paint before applying another
layer, use extra fine grit.
On very uneven surfaces, or when removing layers of
paint, start with a coarse grit. On other surfaces, start with
a medium grit. In both cases, gradually change to a fine grit
for a smooth finish.
Consult your retailer for more information on available
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.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the tool.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a soft
dry brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a clean 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.
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 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. Reuse 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.
Technical data
Power input
No-load speed
Level of sound pressure according to EN60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 84 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 95 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum)
according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value (ah) 1.7 m/s2,
uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
EC declaration of conformity
KA900E Powerfile™ sander
Black & Decker declares that these products described
under "technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN60745-1:2009+A11:2010,
These products also comply with directive 2014/30/EU &
2011/65/EU. For more information, please contact Black &
Decker at the following address or refer to the back of the
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the
technical file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black
& Decker.
R. Laverick
Engineering Director
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement
is in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory
rights. The guarantee is valid within the territories of the
Member States of the European Union and the European
Free Trade Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24
months from the date of purchase, Black & Decker
guarantees to replace defective parts, repair products
subjected to fair wear and tear or replace such products to
make sure of the minimum inconvenience to the customer
The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
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
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our aftersales service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
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Victoria, 3138
Tel. Fax
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03-9727 5940
New Zealand
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Aukland 1060
Tel. Fax
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