EPC18 | Black&Decker EPC18 CORDLESS DRILL Type H1 instruction manual

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Intended use
Your Black & Decker drill/screwdriver has been designed for
screwdriving applications and for drilling in wood, metal and
plastics. This tool is intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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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 safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or 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.
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.
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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 personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid 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 facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust collection 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 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.
5. Battery tool use and care
a. 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.
b. Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create
a risk of injury and fire.
c. 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.
d. 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.
Additional power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Additional safety warnings for drills and
impact drills
Wear ear protectors with impact drills. Exposure to
noise can cause hearing loss.
Use auxiliary handles supplied with the tool. Loss of
control can cause personal injury.
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the cutting accessory
may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting
accessory contacting a "live" wire may make exposed
metal parts of the power tool "live" and shock the operator.
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.
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Before drilling into walls, floors or ceilings, check for the
location of wiring and pipes.
Avoid touching the tip of a drill bit just after drilling, as it
may be hot.
This tool 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 use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
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.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
chargers
Batteries
 Never attempt to open for any reason.
 Do not expose the battery to water.
 Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
 Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
40 °C.
 Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
 When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
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Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
Chargers
 Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the
battery in the tool with which it was supplied. Other
batteries could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
 Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
 Have defective cords replaced immediately.
 Do not expose the charger to water.
 Do not open the charger.
 Do not probe the charger.
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The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
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The charger automatically shuts off if the ambient
temperature becomes too high. As soon as the
ambient temperature has cooled down, the charger
will resume operating.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between
10 °C and 40 °C.
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Charging process completed
Charging
Vibration
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 tool
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The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user must
read the instruction manual.
Electrical safety
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Your charger is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the mains
voltage corresponds to the voltage on the rating
plate. Never attempt to replace the charger unit with
a regular mains plug.
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.
Features
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. Variable speed switch or two-speed on/off switch
2. Forward/reverse slider
3. Mode selector / torque adjustment collar
4. Chuck
5. Battery
6. Battery release button
fig. C & D
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Charger
Charger receptacle
Charger connector
Charger plug
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, remove the battery from the tool.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. A)
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To fit the battery (5), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
To remove the battery, push the release button (6) while at
the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
Fitting the battery cap (fig. B)
Warning! Fit the cap (11) to the battery (5) for transportation
and storage.
Fitting and removing a drill bit or screwdriver bit
(fig. E)
Warning! First remove the battery from the tool.
This tool is fitted with a keyless chuck to allow for an easy
exchange of bits.
 Lock the tool by setting the forward/reverse slider (2) to
the centre position.
 Open the chuck by turning the front part (12) with one
hand while holding the rear part (13) with the other.
 Insert the bit shank (14) into the chuck.
 Firmly tighten the chuck by turning the front part (12) with
one hand while holding the rear part (13) with the other.
Removing and refitting the chuck (fig. F)
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Open the chuck as far as possible.
Remove the chuck retaining screw by turning it clockwise
using a screwdriver.
Tighten an Allen key (15) into the chuck and strike it with
a hammer as shown.
Remove the Allen key.
Remove the chuck by turning it counterclockwise.
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To refit the chuck, screw it onto the spindle and secure it
with the chuck retaining screw.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery
The battery needs to be charged before first use and whenever
it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were easily
done before. When charging the battery for the first time, or
after prolonged storage, it will only accept an 80% charge.
After several charge and discharge cycles, the battery will
attain full capacity. The battery may become warm while
charging; this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 4 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Charger with charger receptacle (fig. C)
 To charge the battery (5), remove it from the tool and slide
the charger receptacle (8) onto the battery.
 Plug in the charger (7).
After normal use, a charging time of 3 hours will provide
sufficient power for most applications. However, further
charging for up to 6 hours could significantly increase the use
time, depending on the battery and charging conditions.
 Remove the battery from the charger.
Charger with charger plug (fig. D)
 To charge the battery, make sure that it is fitted on the
tool.
 Insert the charger plug (10) into the connector (9).
 Plug in the charger (7).
 Switch on at the mains.
After normal use, a charging time of 3 hours will provide
sufficient power for most applications. However, further
charging for up to 6 hours could significantly increase the use
time, depending on the battery and charging conditions.
 Disconnect the tool from the charger.
Warning! Do not use the tool while it is connected to the charger.
Selecting the direction of rotation
For drilling and for tightening screws, use forward (clockwise)
rotation. For loosening screws or removing a jammed drill bit,
use reverse (counterclockwise) rotation.
 To select forward rotation, push the forward/reverse slider
(2) to the left.
 To select reverse rotation, push the forward/reverse slider
to the right.
 To lock the tool, set the forward/reverse slider into the
centre position.
Selecting the operating mode or torque (fig. G)
This tool is fitted with a collar to select the operating mode and
to set the torque for tightening screws. Large screws and hard
workpiece materials require a higher torque setting than small
screws and soft workpiece materials. The collar has a wide
range of settings to suit your application.
 For drilling in wood, metal and plastics, set the collar (3) to
the drilling position by aligning the symbol with the
marking (16).
 For screwdriving, set the collar to the desired setting.
If you do not yet know the appropriate setting, proceed as
follows:
- Set the collar (3) to the lowest torque setting.
- Tighten the first screw.
- If the clutch ratchets before the desired result is
achieved, increase the collar setting and continue
tightening the screw. Repeat until you reach the correct
setting. Use this setting for the remaining screws.
Switching on and off
Variable speed switch
 To switch the tool on, press the variable speed switch (1).
The tool speed depends on how far you press the switch.
 To switch the tool off, release the variable speed switch.
Two-speed on/off switch
 To switch the tool on, press the on/off switch (1). When
slightly pressing the switch, the tool will run at low speed.
When pressing the switch further, the tool will run at high
speed.
 To switch the tool off, release the variable speed switch.
Hints for optimum use
Drilling
 Always apply a light pressure in a straight line with the drill
bit.
 Just before the drill tip breaks through the other side of the
workpiece, decrease pressure on the tool.
 Use a block of wood to back up workpieces that may splinter.
 Use spade bits when drilling large diameter holes in wood.
 Use HSS drill bits when drilling in metal.
 Use masonry bits when drilling in soft masonry.
 Use a lubricant when drilling metals other than cast iron
and brass.
 Make an indentation using a centre punch at the centre of
the hole to be drilled in order to improve accuracy.
Screwdriving
 Always use the correct type and size of screwdriver bit.
 If screws are difficult to tighten, try applying a small
amount of washing liquid or soap as a lubricant.
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EC declaration of conformity
Level of sound pressure according to EN 60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 68.3 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Acoustic power (LWA) 79.03 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
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 after-sales
service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to
EN 60745:
Drilling into metal (ah, D) 2.439 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Screwdriving without impact (ah, S) 1.232 m/s2,
uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to
register your new Black & Decker product and to be kept up to
date on new products and special offers. Further information
on the Black & Decker brand and our range of products is
available at www.blackanddecker.co.uk
EPC12/EPC14/EPC18/EPC96
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
98/37/EC, EN 60745
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The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
27-5-2008
Guarantee
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 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.
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