KW1200E | Black&Decker KW1200E PLUNGE ROUTER instruction manual
(Original instructions)
Intended use
f. Safety instructions
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.
Your BLACK+DECKER KW1200E, KW1200EKA router has
been designed for routing wood and wood products. This tool
is intended for consumer use only.
Warning! When using mains-powered and battery powered
appliances, basic safety precautions, including the following,
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, personal injury and material damage.
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
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.
If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool will do
the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
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.
(Original instructions)
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. 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
Warning! Additional safety warnings for routers
Hold the power tool by the insulated gripping
surfaces, because the cutter may contact its own
cord. Cutting a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts
of the power tool "live" and shock the operator.
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.
Warning! Contact with, or inhalation of dusts arising from
routing 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
u Thoroughly remove all dust after routing.
u Only use router bits with a shank diameter equal to the
size of the collet installed in the tool.
u Only use router bits suitable for the no-load speed of the
u Never use router bits with a diameter exceeding the
maximum diameter specified in the technical data section.
u Do not use the tool in an inverted position.
u Do not attempt to use the tool in a stationary mode.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or an authorised BLACK+DECKER
ServiceCentre in order to avoid hazard.
u Take special care when routing where the paint is possibly
lead based or when routing some woods which may
produce toxic dust:
u Do not let children or pregnant women enter the work
u Do not eat, drink or smoke in the work area.
u Dispose of dust particles and any other debris safely.
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
Never allow children, persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and
knowledge or people unfamiliar with these instructions to
use the machine, local regulations may restrict the age of
the operator.
u Never operate the machine while people, especially
children, or pets are nearby.
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
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.)
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 EN50636
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.
(Original instructions)
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 pictograms, along with the date code, are shown
on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Electrical safety
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
u 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 contains all or some of the following features:
1. On/off switch
2. Lock-off button
3. Variable speed control knob
4. Plunge lock lever
5. Spindle lock button
6. Collet
7. Revolver depth stop
8. Chip deflector
9. Depth stop bar
10. Depth of cut scale
11. Dust extraction adaptor
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Fitting a router bit (fig. A)
Remove the chip deflector (8).
Keep the spindle lock button (5) depressed and rotate the
spindle until the spindle lock fully engages.
u Loosen the collet nut (12) using the spanner provided.
u Insert the shank of the router bit (13) into the collet (6).
Make sure that the shank protrudes at least 3 mm from
the collet as shown.
Keep the spindle lock button (5) depressed and tighten the
collet nut (12) using the spanner provided.
Fitting the edge guide (fig. B)
The edge guide helps to guide the tool parallel to an edge.
u Fit the bars (14) to the edge guide (15) using the two
screws (16) provided.
u Insert the bars (14) into the router base as shown.
u Set the edge guide to the required distance.
u Tighten the fixing screws (17).
Fitting the dust extraction adaptor (fig. C)
The dust extraction adaptor allows you to connect a vacuum
cleaner to the tool.
u Connect the hose (18) of the vacuum cleaner to the
adaptor (11).
Fitting the template guide (fig. D)
Fit the template guide (19) to the base of the router, with
the flange to the bottom (workpiece) side.
u Insert the two long screws (20) from the bottom side
through the template guide and the holes in the base.
u Place a nut onto each of the screws and securely tighten
the nuts.
Fitting the distance piece (Optional) (fig. E)
Fit the distance piece (21) to the base of the router using
the screws provided.
Fitting the centring pin (fig. F)
Fit the centring pin (22) to the workpiece side of the bars,
then tighten it with the steel knob (23) provided .
Fitting the copy follower (Optional) (fig. G)
Fit the edge guide to the router as shown in fig. B.
Fit the 'L' bar(24) to the upper side of the edge guide
using the two screws and nuts provided.
u Adjust the rotating attachment (25) on the 'L' bar with the
wing knob (26).
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
u Carefully guide the cable in order to avoid accidentally
cutting it.
Adjusting the depth of cut (fig. H, I & J)
The depth of cut is the distance X between the depth stop bar
(9) and the depth stop (7). The depth of cut can be set in two
different ways as described below.
Adjusting the depth of cut using the scale (fig. I)
Fit the router bit as described above.
(Original instructions)
Loosen the locking screw (28).
Pull the plunge lock lever (4) up.
u Plunge the router down until the router bit touches the
u Push the plunge lock lever (4) down.
u Move the pointer (29) in the zero position on the scale
u Add the desired depth of cut to the starting position.
u Move the depth stop bar (9) to the calculated position on
the scale.
u Tighten the locking screw (28).
u Fine adjust using the adjusting knob (30).
u Pull the plunge lock lever (4) up and let the router return to
its original position.
u After switching the router on, plunge it down and make the
desired cut.
Adjusting the depth of cut using a piece of wood
(fig. J)
Fit the router bit and plunge the router down as described
u Pull the depth stop bar (9) up.
u Place a piece of wood with a thickness equal to the
desired depth of cut between the depth stop (7) and the
depth stop bar (9).
u Tighten the locking screw (28).
u Fine adjust using the adjusting knob (30).
u Remove the piece of wood.
u Pull the plunge lock lever (4) up and let the router return to
its original position.
u After switching the router on, plunge it down and make the
desired cut.
Adjusting the revolver depth stop (fig. K)
After turning the revolver depth stop to the desired setting, you
can fine-adjust the depth stop to be used. If you want to make
several cuts with a different depth of cut, adjust each of the
depth stops.
Move the batten until it is in the correct position to guide
the tool.
u Securely clamp the batten to the workpiece.
Using the template guide (fig. D)
The template guide can be used to make a cutout shape from
a template, for instance a letter.
u Secure the template over the workpiece with double-sided
tape or ‘G' clamps.
u The router bit must extend below the flange of the
template guide, to cut the workpiece in the shape of the
Using the distance piece (Optional) (fig. E)
The distance piece can be used for trimming wooden or
laminate vertical projections.
Using the centring pin (fig. F)
The centring pin can be used to cut out circular patterns.
u Drill a hole for the point of the centring pin in the centre of
the circle to be cut.
u Place the router on the workpiece with the point of the
centring pin in the drilled hole.
u Adjust the radius of the circle with the bars.
u The router can now be moved over the workpiece to cut
out the circle.
Using the copy follower (Optional) (fig. G)
The copy follower helps to maintain an equal cutting distance
along the edge of irregularly shaped workpieces.
u Place the router on the workpiece at the desired distance
from the edge to be copied.
u Adjust the bars of the edge guide until the wheel is in
contact with the workpiece.
Switching on and off
Switching on
Keep the lock-off button (2) depressed and press the on/
off switch (1).
u Release the lock-off button.
Setting the speed
Set the speed control knob (3) to the required speed.
Use a high speed for small diameter router bits. Use a low
speed for large diameter router bits.
Using a batten as a guide (fig. L)
When it is not possible to use the edge guide, for example
when routing grooves in the back panel of a bookcase to
support shelves, proceed as follows:
u Select a piece of wood with a straight edge to use as a
u Place the batten onto the workpiece.
Switching off
u Release the on/off switch.
Warning! Always operate the tool with both hands.
Hints for optimum use
When working on outside edges, move the tool
counterclockwise (fig. M). When working on inside edges,
move the tool clockwise.
u Use HSS router bits for softwood.
u Use TCT router bits for hardwood.
(Original instructions)
You can use the tool without a guide (fig. N). This is useful
for signwriting and creative work. Only make shallow cuts.
u Refer to the table below for common types of router bits.
Router bits (Optional) (fig. O)
Straight bit (1)
Trimming bit (2)
Grooves and rebates.
Trimming laminates or hardwood;
accurate profiling using a template.
Rebating bit (3)
Rebates on straight or curved
V-grooving bit (4)
Grooves, engraving and edge
Core box bit (5)
Fluting, engraving and decorative
Cove bit (6)
Decorative edge moulding
Ogee moulding bit (7) Decorative edge moulding
Rounding over bit (8) Rounding over edges
Dovetail bit (9)
Dovetail joints
Chamfer bit (10)
Chamfer edges
Your tool has been designed to operate over a long period of
time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory
operation depends upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the tool.
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.
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.
u Connect the green/yellow lead to the earth terminal.
Warning! Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good
quality plugs. Recommended fuse: 13 A.
Please recycle electrical products and batteries according to
local provisions. Further information is available at
Technical Data
Input voltage
220 - 240
Power input
No-load speed
Collet size
5/16" (8 mm) /1/4"
(6.35 mm) / 6 mm
Max. diameter of router bit
Max. depth of cut
8000 - 28000
Level of sound pressure according to EN 60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 91.5 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 102.5 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according
to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value (ah) 4.0 m/s2,
uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
EC declaration of conformity
KW1200E, KW1200EKA Router
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60745-1:2009 + A11:2010,
EN 60745-2-17:2010
These products also comply with Directive 2014/30/EU and
For more information, please contact Black & Decker at the
following address or refer to the back of the manual.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. Products and batteries marked
with this symbol must not be disposed of with
normal household waste.
Products and batteries contain materials that can be recovered or recycled reducing the demand for raw materials.
(Original instructions)
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the
technical file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black &
Ray Laverick
Director of Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
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