Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, press the on/off switch (1).
For continuous operation, press the lock-on button (2) and
release the on/off switch.
To switch the tool off, release the on/off switch.
To switch the tool off when in continuous operation,
press the on/off switch once more and release it.
Hints for optimum use
As the saw blade cuts on the upward stroke, splintering may
occur on the surface closest to the shoe plate.
Use a fine-tooth saw blade.
Saw from the back surface of the workpiece.
To minimise splintering, clamp a piece of scrap wood or
hardboard to both sides of the workpiece and saw
through this sandwich.
Be aware that sawing metal takes much more time than
Use a saw blade suitable for sawing metal.
When cutting thin sheet metal, clamp a piece of scrap
wood to the back surface of the workpiece and cut
through this sandwich.
Spread a film of oil along the intended line of cut.
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory used.
Black & Decker and Piranha accessories are engineered to
high quality standards and designed to enhance the performance
of your tool. By using these accessories you will get the very
best from your tool.
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.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots with a clean,
dry paint brush.
To clean the tool, use only mild soap and a damp cloth.
Never let any liquid get inside the tool and never immerse
any part of the tool into liquid.
Occasionally apply a drop of oil to the axle of the blade
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
Safely dispose of the old plug.
Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new plug.
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.
Number of strokes (no load)
Max. depth of cut
EC declaration of conformity
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
98/37/EEC, 89/336/EEC, EN 60745, EN 55014, EN 61000
(sound pressure) 90.1 dB(A), L
101 dB(A), hand/arm weighted vibration 7.57 m/s
(sound pressure uncertainty): 3 dB(A),
(acoustic power uncertainty) 3 dB(A)
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
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
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
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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Director of Consumer Engineering