DCS331 | DeWalt DCS331 CORDLESS JIGSAW Type 3 instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
DCS331-XE, DCS332-XE
CORDLESS JIG SAW
LPA (sound pressure)
KPA (sound pressure
uncertainty)
LWA (sound power)
KWA (sound power uncertainty)
Definitions: Safety Guidelines
The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal
word. Please read the manual and pay attention to these symbols.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if
not avoided, may result in property damage.
Technical Data
Voltage
Battery Type
Max. power output
No-load speed
Stroke length
Cutting depth in:
– wood
– aluminum
– steel
Bevel angle adjustment (l/r)
Weight (without battery pack)
W
min-1
mm
DCS331-XE
18
Li-Ion
400
0–3000
26
mm
mm
mm
˚
kg
135
25
10
0–45
2.3
135
25
10
0–45
2.3
VDC
89
89
dB(A)
dB(A)
dB(A)
3.0
100
3.0
3.0
100
3.0
10.5
3.0
10.5
3.0
5.5
1.5
5.5
1.5
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined
according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value ah
While cutting board
ah,B =
m/s²
Uncertainty K =
m/s²
Vibration emission value ah
While cutting sheet metal
ah,M =
m/s²
Uncertainty K =
m/s²
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS OR ANY DEWALT TOOL,
CALL US AT: 1800 338 002 (Aust) or 0800 339 258 (NZ).
DCS332-XE
14.4
Li-Ion
340
0–2500
26
dB(A)
The vibration emission level given in this information sheet has been measured in
accordance with a standardised test given in EN 60745 and may be used to compare
one tool with another. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: The declared vibration emission level represents the main applications
of the tool. However if the tool is used for different applications, with different
accessories or poorly maintained, the vibration emission may differ. This may
significantly increase the exposure level over the total working period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should also take into account
the times when the tool is switched off or when it is running but not actually doing
the job. This may significantly reduce the exposure level over the total working
period.
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator from the effects of
vibration such as: maintain the tool and the accessories, keep the hands warm,
organisation of work patterns.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR POWER TOOLS
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 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.
When using power tools, always observe the safety regulations applicable in your
country to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. Read the following
safety instructions before attempting to operate this product. Keep these instructions in
a safe place.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read the instruction manual.
GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all instructions Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
injury.
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
The term “power tool” in the warnings 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.
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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 tool’s
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.
Electrical Safety
The electric motor has been designed for one voltage range only. Always check that
the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate. 220–240 V AC
means your tool will operate on alternating current. Operation at a voltage outside this
range can cause loss of power and can result in overheating. All DEWALT tools are
factory tested; if this tool does not operate, check the power supply. Your DEWALT
tool is double insulated, therefore no earth wire is required.
• Young children and the infirm. This appliance is not intended for use by young
children or infirm persons without supervision.
– 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
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.
• Replacement of the supply cord. If the supply cord or plug is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised DEWALT Service Centre in
order to avoid a hazard.
Extension Cords
CAUTION: Use only extension cords that are approved by the country’s Electrical
Authority. Before using extension cords, inspect them for loose or exposed wires,
damaged insulation and defective fittings. Replace the cord if necessary.
Additional Specific Safety Rules for Jig Saws
• Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation
where the cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring. Cutting accessory
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• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of
work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and
work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes,
or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause
serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use AS/NZS1716 approved
respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from
face and body.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing protection that conforms to
AS/NZS1270 during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this
product may contribute to hearing loss.
• The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their
definitions are as follows:
V .....................volts
A .............. amperes
Hz ...................hertz
W ............. watts
min .................minutes
or AC .. alternating current
or DC ...direct current
.......... alternating or direct current
no ............. no load speed
..................Class I Construction
.......................(grounded)
.......................
n............... rated speed
..................Class II Construction
............ earthing terminal
.......................(double insulated)
............. safety alert symbol
…/min ............per minute
BPM ......... beats per minute
IPM .................impacts per minute
RPM ......... revolutions per minute
SPM ................strokes per minute
sfpm ......... surface feet per minute
contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live”
and 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.
• Allow the motor to come to a complete stop before withdrawing the blade
from the kerf (the slot created by cutting). A moving blade may impact the
workpiece causing a broken blade, workpiece damage or loss of control and
possible personal injury.
• Keep handles dry, clean, free from oil and grease. This will enable better
control of the tool.
• Keep blades sharp. Dull blades may cause the saw to swerve or stall under
pressure.
• Clean out your tool often, especially after heavy use. Dust and grit containing
metal particles often accumulate on interior surfaces and could create an electric
shock hazard.
• Do not operate this tool for long periods of time. Vibration caused by the
operating action of this tool may cause permanent injury to fingers, hands, and
arms. Use gloves to provide extra cushion, take frequent rest periods, and limit
daily time of use.
• Air vents often cover moving parts and should be avoided. Loose clothes,
jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
WARNING: We recommend the use of a residual current device with a residual
current rating of 30mA or less.
WARNING: ALWAYS wear approved protective safety equipment complying with
the following standards:
• Eye protection: AS/NZS1337 Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications;
• Hearing protection: AS/NZS1270 Acoustics – Hearing Protection;
• Respiratory protection: AS/NZS1716 Respiratory Protective Devices.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
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Important Safety Instructions for All Battery Packs
battery terminals inadvertently come in contact with conductive materials such as
keys, coins, hand tools and the like. The US Department of Transportation Hazardous
Material Regulations (HMR) actually prohibits transporting batteries in commerce
or on airplanes (e.g., packed in suitcases and carry-on luggage) UNLESS they are
properly protected from short circuits. So when transporting individual battery packs,
make sure that the battery terminals are protected and well insulated from materials
that could contact them and cause a short circuit.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR LITHIUM ION (Li-Ion)
• Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is
completely worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and
materials are created when lithium ion battery packs are burned.
• If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash area
with mild soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the
open eye for 15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed,
the battery electrolyte is composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and
lithium salts.
• Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory irritation. Provide fresh
air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or
flame.
When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure to include the catalog number and
voltage. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of chargers and
battery packs.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery pack
and charger, read the safety instructions below and then follow charging procedures
outlined.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
• Do not charge or use the battery pack in explosive atmospheres, such as in
the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the
battery pack from the charger may ignite the dust or fumes.
• Never force the battery pack into the charger. Do not modify the battery pack
in any way to fit into a non-compatible charger as battery pack may rupture
causing serious personal injury. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for
compatibility of batteries and chargers.
• Charge the battery packs only in designated DEWALT chargers.
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
• Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations where the
temperature may reach or exceed 40 ˚C (105 ˚F) (such as outside sheds
or metal buildings in summer). For best life store battery packs in a cool, dry
location.
NOTE: Do not store the battery packs in a tool with the trigger switch locked
on. Never tape the trigger switch in the ON position.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If
the battery pack case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into the charger. Do not
crush, drop or damage the battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger that
has received a sharp blow, been dropped, run over or damaged in any way (e.g.,
pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer, stepped on). Damaged battery packs should be
returned to the service center for recycling.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry the battery pack so that metal
objects can contact exposed battery terminals. For example, do not place the
battery pack in aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with
loose nails, screws, keys, etc. Transporting batteries can possibly cause fires if the
Important Safety Instructions for All Battery Chargers
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual contains important safety and operating
instructions for battery chargers.
• Before using the charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on the
charger, battery pack and product using the battery pack.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside the charger. Electric
shock may result.
CAUTION: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge only DEWALT
rechargeable battery packs. Other types of batteries may overheat and burst resulting
in personal injury and property damage.
NOTICE: Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged into the power supply, the
charger can be shorted by foreign material. Foreign materials of a conductive nature,
such as, but not limited to, grinding dust, metal chips, steel wool, aluminum foil or any
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• The charger is designed to operate on standard 230 V household electrical
power. Do not attempt to use it on any other voltage. This does not apply to the
vehicular charger.
buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from the charger cavities. Always
unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity.
Unplug the charger before attempting to clean.
• DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with any chargers other than the
ones in this manual. The charger and battery pack are specifically designed to
work together.
• These chargers are not intended for any uses other than charging DEWALT
rechargeable batteries. Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock
or electrocution.
• Do not expose the charger to rain or snow.
• Pull by the plug rather than the cord when disconnecting the charger. This will
reduce the risk of damage to the electric plug and cord.
• Make sure that the cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped
over or otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
• Do not use an extension cord unless it is absolutely necessary. Use
of improper extension cord could result in risk of fire, electric shock or
electrocution.
• When operating a charger outdoors, always provide a dry location and use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use
reduces the risk of electric shock.
• Do not place any object on top of the charger or place the charger on a soft
surface that might block the ventilation slots and result in excessive internal
heat. Place the charger in a position away from any heat source. The charger is
ventilated through slots in the top and the bottom of the housing.
• Do not operate the charger with a damaged cord or plug.
• Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped or
otherwise damaged in any way. Take it to an authorized service center.
• Do not disassemble the charger; take it to an authorized service center when
service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric
shock, electrocution or fire.
• Disconnect the charger from the outlet before attempting any cleaning. This
will reduce the risk of electric shock. Removing the battery pack will not reduce
this risk.
• NEVER attempt to connect 2 chargers together.
Chargers
Your tool uses a DEWALT charger. Be sure to read all safety instructions before using
your charger. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of chargers
and battery packs.
Charging Procedure (Fig. 1)
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack (F) into the charger, as shown in Figure 1, making sure
the pack is fully seated in charger. The red (charging) light will blink continuously,
indicating that the charging process has started.
3. The completion of charge will be indicated by the red light remaining ON
continuously. The pack is fully charged and may be used at this time or left in the
charger.
FIG. 1
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F
PROBLEM POWER LINE
Some chargers have a Problem Powerline indicator. When the charger is used with
some portable power sources such as generators or sources that convert DC to AC,
the charger may temporarily suspend operation, flashing the red light with two fast
blinks followed by a pause. This indicates the power source is out of limits.
Indicator Light Operation
PACK CHARGING
PACK CHARGED
Important Charging Notes
HOT/COLD DELAY
x
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged
when the air temperature is between 18 ° – 24 °C (65 °F and 75 °F). DO NOT
charge the battery pack in an air temperature below +4 °C (+40 °F), or above
+40 °C (+105 °F). This is important and will prevent serious damage to the
battery pack.
2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to the touch while charging.
This is a normal condition, and does not indicate a problem. To facilitate the
cooling of the battery pack after use, avoid placing the charger or battery pack in
a warm environment such as in a metal shed or an uninsulated trailer.
3. A cold battery pack will charge at about half the rate of a warm battery pack. The
battery pack will charge at that slower rate throughout the entire charging cycle
and will not return to maximum charge rate even if the battery pack warms.
4. If the battery pack does not charge properly:
a. Check operation of receptacle by plugging in a lamp or other appliance;
b. Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch which turns power off
when you turn out the lights;
c. Move the charger and battery pack to a location where the surrounding air
temperature is approximately 18 ˚– 24 ˚C (65 ˚F and 75 ˚F);
d. If charging problems persist, take the tool, battery pack and charger to your
local service center.
5. The battery pack should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power
on jobs which were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE to use under
these conditions. Follow the charging procedure. You may also charge a partially
used pack whenever you desire with no adverse effect on the battery pack.
6. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, grinding dust,
metal chips, steel wool, aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic particles should
be kept away from charger cavities. Always unplug the charger from the power
PROBLEM PACK OR CHARGER
PROBLEM POWERLINE
Charge Indicators
This charger is designed to detect certain problems that can arise. Problems are
indicated by the red light flashing at a fast rate. If this occurs, re-insert the battery pack
into the charger. If the problem persists, try a different battery pack to determine if the
charger is working properly. If the new pack charges correctly, then the original pack is
defective and should be returned to a service center or other collection site for recycling.
If the new battery pack elicits the same trouble indication as the original, have the charger
and the battery pack tested at an authorized service center.
HOT/COLD DELAY
This charger has a hot/cold delay feature: when the charger detects a battery that is
hot, it automatically starts a delay, suspending charging until the battery has cooled.
After the battery has cooled, the charger automatically switches to the pack charging
mode. This feature ensures maximum battery life. The red light flashes long, then
short while in the hot/cold delay mode.
LEAVING THE BATTERY PACK IN THE CHARGER
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the charge indicator showing
Pack Charged.
WEAK BATTERY PACKS: Weak batteries will continue to function but should not be
expected to perform as much work.
FAULTY BATTERY PACKS: This charger will not charge a faulty battery pack. The
charger will indicate faulty battery pack by refusing to light or by displaying problem pack
or charger.
NOTE: This could also mean a problem with a charger.
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supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity. Unplug the charger before
attempting to clean.
7. Do not freeze or immerse the charger in water or any other liquid.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Don’t allow any liquid to get inside the charger. Electric
shock may result.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Do not submerge the battery pack in any liquid or allow
any liquid to enter the battery pack. Never attempt to open the battery pack for any
reason. If the plastic housing of the battery pack breaks or cracks, return to a service
center for recycling.
FIG. 2
D
A
C
E
Storage Recommendations
1. The best storage place is one that is cool and dry, away from direct sunlight and
excess heat or cold.
2. For long storage, it is recommended to store a fully charged battery pack in a
cool dry place out of the charger for optimal results.
NOTE: Battery packs should not be stored completely depleted of charge. The battery
pack will need to be recharged before use.
B
F
G
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
H
FIG. 3
Motor
Be sure your power supply agrees with the nameplate marking. Voltage decrease of
more than 10% will cause loss of power and overheating. DEWALT tools are factory
tested; if this tool does not operate, check power supply.
COMPONENTS (FIG. 2)
WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part of it. Damage or personal
injury could result.
A. Battery release button
F. Keyless bevel lever
B. Battery pack
G. Shoe
C. Trigger switch
H. Orbital action lever
D. Trigger lock button
I. Dust blower control
E. Keyless blade release lever
J. No-mar shoe cover
I
J
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INTENDED USE
Your DCS331-XE/DCS332-XE jig saw is designed for professional cutting of wood,
steel, aluminium, plastic and ceramic material.
Do not use under wet conditions or in presence of flammable liquids or gases.
This jig saw is a professional power tool. DO NOT let children come into contact with
the tool. Supervision is required when inexperienced operators use this tool.
2. Insert the T-shank blade into the clamp mechanism (K) while guiding the back of
the blade into the groove of the guide rollers (L).
3. The T-shank should be completely inside the clamp mechanism as shown in
Figure 5.
4. Release the keyless blade release lever.
FIG. 5
Trigger Switch (Fig. 2)
To start the jig saw, squeeze the trigger switch (C).
To slow and stop the jig saw, release the trigger switch.
FIG. 4
VARIABLE SPEED (FIG. 2, 4)
As the trigger switch is pressed in, the strokes-perminute continue to increase, but not to exceed the
maximum speed of the tool. As the trigger is released,
the blade strokes-per-minute reduce.
The trigger lock button (D) should be depressed
whenever the tool is not in use to eliminate the
chance of accidental starting.
E
L
K
D
K
ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, depress the trigger
lock button and disconnect battery pack before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause
injury.
Blade Installation and Removal (Fig. 5)
TO INSTALL A BLADE
NOTE: This jig saw uses only T-shank jig saw blades.
NOTE: The DT2074 flush cutting blade is for use with DEWALT DCS331-XE, DCS332XE, DW331-XE and DC330-XE jig saws only.
NOTE: When installing flush cutting blades (DT2074), the anti-splinter insert must be
removed and the shoe must to be in the 0° positive stop position.
1. Lift the keyless blade release lever (E) as shown in Figure 5.
TO REMOVE A BLADE
CAUTION: Do not touch used blades, they may be hot. Personal injury may result.
1. Lift the keyless blade release lever (E).
2. With a slight shake the blade will drop out.
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Beveling the Shoe (Fig. 6)
Cutting Action – Orbital or Straight (Fig. 7)
To unlock the shoe, pull the keyless bevel lever (F) to the side.
To lock the shoe, push the keyless bevel lever back under the body of the jigsaw.
TO BEVEL THE SHOE
1. Unlock the shoe.
2. Slide the shoe (G) forward to release it from the 0° positive stop position.
3. The shoe can be beveled to the left or to the right and has detents at 15°, 30°
and 45°. The shoe can be manually stopped at any degree between 0° and 45°.
4. Once the desired bevel angle is achieved, lock the shoe into place.
TO SET SHOE BACK TO 0°
1. Unlock the shoe.
2. Rotate the shoe back to 0°.
3. Slide the shoe back into the 0° positive stop position.
4. Lock the shoe.
FIG. 7
H
This jig saw is equipped with four
cutting actions, three orbital and
one straight. Orbital action has a
more aggressive blade motion
and is designed for cutting in soft
materials like wood or plastic.
Orbital action provides a faster
cut, but with a less smooth cut
across the material. In orbital
action, the blade moves forward
during the cutting stroke in
addition to the up and down
motion.
NOTE: Metal or hardwoods should never be cut in orbital action.
To adjust the cutting action, move the orbital action lever (H) between the four
cutting positions: 0, 1, 2, and 3. Position 0 is straight cutting. Positions 1, 2, and 3
are orbital cutting. The aggressiveness of the cut increases as the lever is adjusted
from one to three, with three being the most aggressive cut.
FIG. 6
Dust Blower (Fig. 3, 8)
F
The dust blower helps clear the cutting area of debris created
from the blade.
NOTE: When cutting metal, turn the dust blower off so cutting
fluids are not blown away from the blade.
To turn the dust blower on, slide the dust blower control (I) all
the way to the top.
To turn the dust blower off, slide the dust blower control all the
way to the bottom.
G
FIG. 8
I
Removeable No-Mar Shoe Cover (Fig. 9)
The no-mar shoe cover (J) should be used when cutting surfaces that scratch easily,
such as laminate, veneer or paint.
10
FIG. 9
To attach no-mar shoe cover,
place the front of the
aluminum shoe (G) into the
front of the no-mar shoe
cover (J) and lower the jig
saw. The no-mar shoe will
click securely onto the rear of
aluminum shoe.
To remove no-mar shoe
cover, grasp the no-mar
shoe cover from the bottom;
holding onto the two rear tabs
(M) remove the no-mar shoe cover.
FIG. 10
ANTI-SPLINTER INSERT (FIG. 10)
NOTE: Do not use the anti-splinter
insert with the flush cutting blade.
The anti-splinter insert (N) should be
used when trying to minimize tearout, especially when cutting veneer,
laminate, or finished surfaces, such
as paint. The anti-splinter insert
should be installed into the no-mar
shoe cover (J). If the no-mar cover
is not used, install anti-splinter insert
N
into shoe (G).
G
rails inside the tool’s handle and slide it into the handle until the battery pack is firmly
seated in the tool and ensure that it does not disengage.
To remove the battery pack from the tool, press the release button (A) and firmly pull
the battery pack out of the tool handle. Insert it into the charger as described in the
charger section of this manual.
M
FIG.11
A
B
J
FUEL GAUGE BATTERY PACKS (FIG. 12)
Some DEWALT battery packs include a fuel gauge
FIG.12
which consists of three green LED lights that
O
indicate the level of charge remaining in the battery
pack.
To actuate the fuel gauge, press and hold the
fuel gauge button (O). A combination of the three
green LED lights will illuminate designating the
level of charge left. When the level of charge in the
battery is below the usable limit, the fuel gauge
will not illuminate and the battery will need to be
recharged.
NOTE: The fuel gauge is only an indication of the
charge left on the battery pack. It does not indicate
tool functionality and is subject to variation based
on product components, temperature and end-user application.
For more information regarding fuel gauge battery packs, please contact Stanley Black
& Decker, 82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia or call 1800 338 002 or (NZ)
0800 339 258.
G
J
OPERATION
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, depress the trigger
lock button and disconnect battery pack before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause
injury.
Installing and Removing the Battery Pack (Fig. 11)
NOTE: For best results, make sure your battery pack is fully charged.
To install the battery pack (B) into the tool handle, align the battery pack with the
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Cutting
WOOD CUTTING
Support the workpiece adequately at all times. Use the higher speed setting for cutting
wood. Do not attempt to turn the tool on when blade is against material to be cut. This
could stall the motor. Place the front of shoe on the material to be cut and hold the jig
saw shoe firmly against the wood while cutting. Don’t force the tool; let the blade cut
at its own speed. When the cut is complete, turn the jig saw off. Let blade come to a
complete stop and then lay the saw aside before loosening the work.
METAL CUTTING
In cutting thin gauge sheet metals, it is best to clamp wood to the bottom of sheet
metal; this will insure a clean cut without the risk of vibration or tearing of metal.
Always remember to use a finer blade for ferrous metals (for those that have a high
iron content); and use a coarser blade for non-ferrous metals (those that do not have
an iron content). Use a high speed setting for cutting soft metals (aluminum, copper,
brass, mild steel, galvanized. pipe, conduit sheet metal, etc.). Use lower speed to cut
plastics, tile, laminate, hard metals, and cast iron.
WARNING: The jig saw should not be operated with the shoe removed or serious
personal injury may result.
POCKET CUTTING (FIG. 13)
FIG. 13
A pocket 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 pocket 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.
FLUSH CUTTING (FIG. 14)
A flush cut is necessary when finishing off cuts up
FIG. 14
to a wall or an obstacle, such as back-splash. One
of the easiest ways to accomplish the flush cut is to
use a flush cutting blade (DT2074). The flush cutting
blade provides the reach necessary to cut right up to
the front edge of the jig saw shoe. Remove the antisplinter insert and return the shoe to the 0° positive
stop position before installing and using the flush
cutting blade. For the best cut quality the flush cutting
blade should be used in the 0 or 1 orbital position.
The flush cutting blade should not be used to start the
cut because the flush cutting blade prevents the shoe
from being supported by the work surface. Use wood
cutting practices explained below.
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, depress the trigger
lock button and disconnect battery pack before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause
injury.
Lubrication
Your power tool requires no additional lubrication.
Cleaning
WARNING: Blow dirt and dust out of all air vents with clean, dry air at least once
a week. To minimize the risk of eye injury, always wear AS/NZS51337 approved eye
protection when performing this.
WARNING: Never use solvents or other harsh chemicals for cleaning the
non-metallic parts of the tool. These chemicals may weaken the plastic materials
used in these parts. Use a cloth dampened only with water and mild soap. Never let
any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
12
Repairs
This charger and battery pack are not serviceable. Servicing at an authorized service
centre is required to avoid damage to static sensitive internal components.
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment
(including brush inspection and replacement) should be performed by certified
service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical
replacement parts.
Accessories
WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by DEWALT, have not been
tested with this product, use of such accessories with this tool could be hazardous.
To reduce the risk of injury, only DEWALT recommended accessories should be used
with this product.
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available at extra cost from
your local service center. If you need any assistance in locating any accessory, please
contact Stanley Black & Decker, 82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia or call
1800 338 002 or (NZ) 0800 339 258.
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DEWALT BATTERY AND CHARGER SYSTEMS
Battery
Output
Nominal
Chargers/Charge Time
230 Volts
12 Volts
Cat. Number
Voltage
Amp Hour
97014
98014
DW9106
DW9107
DW9108
DW9115
DW9116
DW9117
DW9118
DE9116
DE9118
DW911
DC011
DW0245
DE2046
DC9000
DC9310
DC9360
DE0240-XJ
DW0242
DW0240
DC9096
DC9180
DCB180
DCB181
DCB182
DCB183
DW9096
DE9095-XJ
DC9091
DC9144
DCB141
DCB142
DCB143
DE9094
DE9091-XJ
DW9091
DC9071
DE9071-XJ
DE9074-XJ
DW9050
DW9071
DW9072
DCB120
DCB123
DW9063
DW9062
DW9061
DW9048
DW9057
DW9046
36
24
24
24
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
14.4
14.4
14.4
14.4
14.4
14.4
14.4
14.4
12
12
12
12
12
12
10.8
10.8
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.6
7.2
7.2
2.2
2.0
2.0
1.7
2.4
2.0
3.0
1.5
4.0
2.0
2.4
2.0
2.4
2.0
1.5
4.0
2.0
1.3
2.0
1.7
2.4
2.0
1.25
1.3
1.7
1.2
1.3
1.5
1.25
1.3
1.7
1.3
1.25
1.3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
45
45
45
60
60
45
40
60
45
X
X
45
45
60
40
45
40
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
45
45
45
60
60
45
40
60
45
X
X
45
45
60
40
45
40
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
45
45
45
60
60
45
40
60
45
X
X
45
45
60
40
45
40
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
X
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
15
X
X
X
X
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
X
X
15
15
15
15
15
15
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
X
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
X
X
X
X
20
X
X
X
X
X
20
20
15
X
X
X
X
12
15
15
15
15
12
X
15
12
X
X
12
12
15
X
12
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
60
90
90
60
90
60
X
90
60
X
X
60
60
90
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
X
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
60
90
90
60
90
60
X
90
60
X
X
60
60
90
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
X
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
X
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
X
60
60
60
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
60
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
DCB100 DCB103 DCB105 DCB119 DW9109 DC9319
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40
40
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
55
30
70
40
60
60
60
60
30
90
40
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
40
40
30
30
45
X
30
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
55
30
70
40
X
X
X
X
30
90
40
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40
40
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
90
40
117
60
X
X
X
X
40
117
60
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40
40
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
60
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
X
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
X
X
X
X
60
60
X
X
X
X
60
60
60
60
X
X
X
30
45
45
60
45
30
X
45
30
X
X
30
30
45
X
30
X
X Indicates that the battery pack is not compatible with that specific charger.
All charge times are approximate. Actual charge time may vary.
Read the instruction manual for more specific information.
The battery voltage is nominal, it can measure above or below depending on the state of charge.
Stanley Black & Decker
82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia • 1800 338 002 (Aust) or 0800 339 258 (NZ)
www.dewalt.com.au • www.dewalt.co.nz
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