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Features; Use; Maintenance; Cutting - Black & Decker SZ360 User Manual

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The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the user manual before use.
Incorrect polarity of the charger connection could
cause a hazard. Only charge the tool with the
Black & Decker charger supplied.


1. Cutting head
2. Lock switch
3. On/off trigger switch
4. Charging socket
5. Charger plug
6. Charger
Warning! Before cleaning, adjustment or replacing the cutting
head. Set the lock switch to OFF (0).


Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. B)
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
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 4 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
To charge the battery, insert the charger plug (5) into the
charging socket (4).
Plug in the charger (6). Switch on at the mains.
Leave the tool connected to the charger for 12 hours.
The charger may hum and become warm while charging; this
is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Generally, a charging time of 8 hours will enable the tool to
operate at an effective power level for most tasks. However,
further charging for up to 12 hours could significantly
increase the run time, depending on the battery and charging
Before using the tool, unplug the charger and disconnect
the tool from the charger.
Warning! The tool will not operate while it is connected to the
Switching on and off (fig. C)
To switch the tool on, push the lock switch (2) into the ON
position (I) and squeeze the trigger switch (3).
To switch the tool off, release the trigger switch and slide
the lock switch to the OFF position (0).


Hold the tool firmly while cutting.
Switch the tool on and let the blade run freely for a few
seconds before starting the cut.
Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while performing
the cut.
Keep hands away from the cutting area and be aware of
materials and surfaces under the cutting area that the blade
may contact.
Do not force the tool. If the tool will not cut, consider the
thickness or hardness of the material, does the tool require
charging, does the cutting head require replacement?
Do not attempt to cut metal or materials that may damage
the cutting head.
Warning! Before cleaning, adjustment or replacing the cutting
head. Set the lock switch to OFF (0).


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.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on the tool,
unplug the charger before cleaning it.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool and
charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
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.
Replacing the cutting head.
The cutting head contains no serviceable parts and should be
replaced whenever worn or damaged. Do not attempt to
sharpen the cutting surfaces. Replacement cutting heads are
available from your Black & Decker repair agent.
Fitting and removing the cutting head (fig. A)
To remove the cutting head (1) for cleaning or replacement.
Separate the scissor blades and set the lock switch to the
OFF (0) position.

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