KS901PEK | Black&Decker KS901PEK JIGSAW instruction manual

(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your BLACK+DECKER jig saw has been designed for sawing
wood, plastics and metal. This tool is intended for consumer
use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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.
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
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
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
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
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
(Original instructions)
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.
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
Warning! Safety instructions for all saws
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when
performing an operation where the cutting accessory
may contact hidden wiring. Cutting accessory contacting
a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts of the power
tool "live" and could give the operator an electric shock.
u 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.
u 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
u 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.
u When cutting pipe or conduit, make sure that they are
free from water, electrical wiring, etc.
u Do not touch the workpiece or the blade immediately
after operating the tool. They can become very hot.
u Be aware of hidden hazards, before cutting into walls,
floors or ceilings, check for the location of wiring and
u 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.
u 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 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.
u 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 tool
The following symbols are shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
(Original instructions)
Electrical safety
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the power
supply voltage corresponds to the voltage on the
rating plate.
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.
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. Variable speed switch (KS901PE) or On/Off switch
(KS801SE and KS901SE)
2. Lock-on button
3. Saw blade locking lever
4. Shoe plate
5. Dust extraction outlet
6. Pendulum stroke / AutoSelect dial
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. A)
Hold the saw blade (7) as shown, with the teeth facing
u Push the locking lever (3) away from the shoe plate (4).
u Insert the shank of the saw blade into the blade holder (8)
as far as it will go.
u Release the locking lever (3).
Connecting a vacuum cleaner to the tool (fig. B)
Slide the vacuum nozzle into the dust extration outlet (5).
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 can not be avoided. These include:
u Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
u Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or accessories.
u Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take regular
u Impairment of hearing.
u Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed when
using your tool (example:- working with wood, especially
oak, beech and MDF.)
Adjusting the shoe plate for bevel cuts (fig. C)
Warning! Never use the tool when the shoe plate is loose or
The shoe plate (4) can be set to a left or right bevel angle of
22.5° or 45°.
u Loosen the screw (10).
u Pull the shoe (4) forward, rotate the shoe to the left or right
and push it back into the 22.5° or 45° location.
u Tighten the screw.
To reset the shoe plate (4) for 90° cuts:
u Loosen the screw (10).
u Pull the shoe (4) forward, rotate to the centre and push it
back into the 0° location.
u Tighten the screw.
Variable speed control
Use a high speed for wood, medium speed for aluminium
and PVC and low speed for metals other than aluminium.
Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, press the variable speed switch (1).
On KS901PE units the speed depends on how far you
depress the switch.
u For continuous operation, press the lock-on button (2) and
press the variable speed switch. This option is available
only at full speed.
u To switch the tool off, release the variable speed switch.
To switch the tool off, when in continuous operation, press
the variable speed switch once more and release it.
How to Use the Sightline® Feature (fig. D)
Use a pencil to mark the cutting line.
Position the jig saw over the line (11).
Viewing from directly above the jig saw, the line of cut can be
followed easily.
Cutting mode
Pendulum stroke or action provides a more aggressive blade
motion and is designed for cutting soft materials such as wood
or plastic. It provides a faster cut, but with a less smooth cut
across the material. Dependant on model, your jig saw will
have either a Pendulum Stroke dial or an Auto Select dial to
set the pendulum action. Use of these dials is explained in the
next two sections.
Note: Never use pendulum action to cut metal.
(Original instructions)
Pendulum Stroke dial (fig. E - KS901PE only)
The KS901PE has these four cutting modes with increasing amounts of pendulum action:
uPosition 0: metal and aluminium and sheet metal (no pendulum action).
uPosition 1: for laminates, hard wood, work tops.
uPosition 2: for plywood and PVC/Plastics.
uPosition 3: for soft wood and fast cutting
To adjust the pendulum action:
u Rotate the Pendulum Stroke dial (6) to the required position.
Auto Select™ dial (fig. F - KS801SE and KS901SE only)
The KS801SE and KS901SE are fitted with a unique Auto Select™ Dial (6) to set the speed and the pendulum action for various
cutting applications.
To select the optimum speed and pendulum action for the type of material being cut, rotate the dial (6) as shown in the table
Straight and curved cuts – sheet metal, tin plate,
ceramic tiles and fibreglass sheet
Medium / low
Straight and curved cuts – hardwood, decking,
flooring, plastic, pexiglas and PVC
Straight cuts – general lumber and softwood
Medium / low
Straight and curved cuts – plywood and wood panels
Straight and curved cuts – countertops, laminate
boards, scrolling, curves and craftwork
Hold the tool firmly with both hands while cutting.
The shoe plate (4) should be held firmly against the material
being cut. This will help prevent the saw from jumping, reduce
vibration and minimise blade breakage.
u Let the blade run freely for a few seconds before starting
the cut.
u Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while performing
the cut.
Hints for optimum use
Straight Assist Blade
When you require a straight cut with extra precision, use the
straight assist blade. The KS901SE/PE is supplied with this
blade as standard and it can be purchased as an optional extra
for use with the KS801SE (part number X21001-XJ).
Anti-Splinter Guard (fig. G - KS901SE only)
To minimise splintering, use the anti-splinter guard supplied
with your product. This reduces the open area between the
shoe and the blade without restricting your view of the cut line.
To fit the anti-splinter guard:
u Remove the blade (see figure A).
u Line up the anti-splinter guard (13) with the shoe plate (4)
from underneath.
u Press down onto the shoe plate until the guard clicks in
u Replace the blade.
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:
(Original instructions)
Use a fine-tooth saw blade.
Saw from the back surface of the workpiece.
u To minimise splintering, clamp a piece of scrap wood or
hardboard to both sides of the workpiece and saw through
this sandwich. Alternatively, fit the anti-splinter guard (13)
that is supplied with your product. (KS901SE only).
Sawing metal
Warning! Do not use a vacuum when cutting metal. Metal
filings will be hot and may cause fire.
Be aware that sawing metal takes much more time than
sawing wood.
u Use a saw blade suitable for sawing metal.
u When cutting thin sheet metal, clamp a piece of scrap
wood to the back surface of the workpiece and cut through
this sandwich.
u Spread a film of oil along the intended line of cut.
Rip Fence
Ripping and circle cutting without a pencil line are easily done
with a rip fence and circle guide (available as an optional extra
- part number X43005-XJ).
Attaching Rip Fence (figs. H & I)
u Insert rip fence (14) into the shoe plate slots with the cross
bar facing down as shown in figure H.
u Place screw (15) into hole in bottom of shoe plate.
u Align clamp bar (16) over screw with lipped edge facing
down and pointing towards the rear of the saw.
u Using a phillips screwdriver, run the screw into the
threaded hole in the bar clamp as shown in figure I.
u Adjust to width of cut and tighten screw.
Circle Cutting (fig. J)
Insert rip fence into slot on the right side of shoe plate with
cross bar facing up.
u Adjust rip fence so that distance from blade to hole in
cross bar is the desired radius and tighten screw.
u Place saw so that centre of hole in cross bar is over centre
of circle to be cut (make plunge cut, drill hole for blade or
cut inward from edge of material to get blade into position).
u When saw is properly positioned, drive a small nail
through hole in cross bar into exact centre of circle to be
u Using rip fence as a pivot arm, begin cutting circle.
Plunge Cutting (fig. K)
A plunge cut is an easy method of making an inside cut. The
saw can be inserted directly into a panel or board without first
drilling a lead or pilot hole. In plunge cutting, measure the surface to be cut and mark clearly with a pencil. Next tip the saw
forward until the front end of the shoe sits firmly on the work
surface and the blade clears the work through its full stroke.
Switch the tool on and allow it to attain maximum speed. Grip
the saw firmly and lower the back edge of tool slowly until the
blade reaches its complete depth. Hold the shoe flat against
the wood and begin cutting. Do not remove blade from cut
while it is still moving. Blade must come to a complete stop.
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.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a
soft brush or dry cloth.
u 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:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
u 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.
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.
(Original instructions)
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
KS801SE (Type 1)
KS901SE/PE (Type 1)
Input voltage
No-load speed
(KS801SE and KS901SE)
Max depth of cut
(KS901SE and KS901PE)
(KS901SE and KS901PE)
(KS901SE and KS901PE)
EC declaration of conformity
KS801SE, KS901SE and KS901PE
Black & Decker declares that these products described
under "technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60745-1, EN 60745-2-11
These products also comply with Directive
2014/30/EU and 2011/65/EU. For more information, please
contact Black & Decker at the following address or refer to
the back of the manual.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
LpA (sound pressure) 88 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
LWA (sound power) 99 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Cutting boards (ah, B) 12.3 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Cutting sheet metal (ah, M) 7.3 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
LpA (sound pressure) 90 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
LWA (sound power) 101 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
R. Laverick
Engineering Manager
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Cutting boards (ah, B) 5.6 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Cutting sheet metal (ah, M) 5.3 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
LpA (sound pressure) 86 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
LWA (sound power) 97 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Cutting boards (ah, B) 5.0 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Cutting sheet metal (ah, M) 4.5 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
(Original instructions)
Guarantee & Warranty
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 contractual rights. The guarantee is valid within the territories of the
Member States of the European Union and the European Free
Trade Area.
If your Black & Decker product becomes defective due to
faulty materials or workmanship within 24 months from the
date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees to replace
all defective parts, repair products subjected to fair wear and
tear or replace such products to make sure of the minimum
inconvienience to the customer unless:
u The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
u The product has been subject to misuse or neglect.
u The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents.
u 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 after­
sales service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
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.eu.
(Original instructions)
New Zealand
United Kingdom &
Republic Of Ireland
90616039 Rev 2
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