BDL400S | Black&Decker BDL400S LASER instruction manual
New Zealand
Intended use
This Black & Decker tool has been designed to project laser
lines to aid in DIY applications. This tool is intended for
consumer use only.
Safety instructions
Warning! When using battery-powered tools,
basic safety precautions, including the following, should
always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, leaking
batteries, personal injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before operating the tool.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Keep work area clean
Cluttered areas and benches can cause accidents.
Consider work area environment
Do not expose the tool to rain. Do not use the tool in damp or
wet conditions. Keep the work area well lit. Do not use the
tool where there is a risk of causing fire or explosion, e.g. in
the presence of flammable liquids and gases.
Keep children away
Do not allow children, visitors or animals to come near the
work area or to touch the tool.
Do not overreach
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
Stay alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not
operate the tool when you are tired.
Use appropriate tool
The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
Warning! 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.
Check for damaged parts
Before use, carefully check the tool for damage. Ensure that
the tool will operate properly and perform its intended function.
Do not use the tool if any part is damaged or defective.
Store idle tools
When not in use, tools and batteries should be stored in a dry,
locked up or high place, out of reach of children.
This tool complies with relevant safety requirements.
Repairs should only be carried out by qualified persons using
original spare parts; otherwise this may result in considerable
danger to the user.
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 contact.
Additional safety instructions for lasers
Warning! Laser radiation.
Do not look into the laser beam.
Do not view the laser beam directly with optical
Refer to the laser product characteristics.
This laser complies with class 2 according to
EN 60825-1:1 1994+A11. 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.
On/off switch
Laser apertures
Battery cover
Hanging insert
Keyhole insert
Marking target
Warning! Make sure that the tool is switched off.
Fitting the battery (fig. A)
◆ Remove the battery cover (3) from the tool.
◆ Connect the battery to the connector.
The larger battery terminal connects to the smaller
connector terminal.
Insert the battery into the tool in the orientation as shown.
Refit the cover and let it click into place.
Fitting and removing inserts
The marking/hanging insert is used to make a mark on the
level line or to hang the tool on a drywall board using the
drywall pin supplied. The keyhole insert is used to hang the
tool on other types of wall using a screw or nail.
◆ Place the insert into the holder from the back of the tool.
◆ Align the notches on the insert with the recesses in the
insert holder.
◆ Let the insert click into place.
Move the tool as necessary to position the laser line.
If necessary, hang the unit on the wall using the
appropriate insert.
Note: the laser lines will only be level if the tool is kept within
5° from vertical.
Using the laser in locked/layout mode
When operating in the locked/layout mode, the tool can be
held in any position, e.g. to project slope lines.
◆ Place the tool flat against the wall.
◆ Push the on/off switch (1) down to switch the tool on in
locked/layout mode.
◆ Move the tool as necessary to position the laser line.
◆ If necessary, hang the unit on the wall using the
appropriate insert.
◆ Keep the notches on the insert depressed.
◆ Push the insert out of the holder.
Hints for optimum use
◆ If because of the lighting conditions it is difficult to see
the laser line, or if the laser line has to be transferred
over long distances, you can use the marking target (6) to
enhance laser line (fig. D).
Wall mounting (fig. B)
The unit can be mounted to walls using one of the inserts
(4 or 5).
Protecting the environment
Hanging insert
The hanging insert (4) can be used for mounting to drywall
surfaces only.
◆ Mount the insert to the tool.
◆ Remove the protective cap (7) from the pin (8) and store it
on the insert as shown (fig. B).
◆ Hold the unit in front of a suitable location and press the
pin straight into the wall.
Warning! The pin of the insert is sharp and should be handled
with care. Replace the protective cap immediately after
removing the insert from the wall.
Keyhole insert
For surfaces other than drywall, the keyhole insert (5) can be
used with a screw in a predrilled hole.
◆ Mount the insert to the tool.
◆ Hang the unit on a screw mounted on a suitable location.
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.
If you want to dispose of the tool yourself, the
battery must be removed as described above and
disposed of in accordance with local regulations.
Place the battery in a suitable packaging to ensure that
the terminals cannot be short-circuited. Take the batteries
to a local recycling station.
Technical data
Using the laser level function (fig. C)
Using the laser in auto-leveling mode
◆ Place the tool flat against the wall.
◆ Push the on/off switch (1) up to switch the tool on in
auto-leveling mode.
Battery size
Laser class
Operating temperature
0 - 40
0 - 40
EC declaration of conformity
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
EN 61010, EN 60825, EN 61000
Peter Holmes, Director of Engineering
Black & Decker, 56 Bai Yu Road
Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215021
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◆ The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
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