Non-working position used only to switch between
low speed, high speed and high torque.
High toque drilling applications
Large drill bits in steel
Large spade bits in wood
High speed drilling applications
Small diameter drill bits in wood, plastic and
Large diameter drill bits in wood, plastic, metal.
Small spade bits in wood
Hammer drilling applications
low torque for
Select forward or reverse rotation using the forward/
reverse slider (2).
and high torque
To switch the tool on, press the switch (1). The tool speed
depends on how far you press the switch.
To switch the tool off, release the switch.
The LED light (8) is activated automatically when the trigger is
depressed. The LED will illuminate when the trigger is partially
depressed, before the unit begins running. The LED will also
illuminate when the trigger is depressed and the forward/
reverse slider (2) is in the locked off position (central position).
Hints for optimum use
Always apply a light pressure in a straight line with the drill
Just before the drill tip breaks through the other side of the
workpiece, decrease pressure on the tool.
Use a block of wood to back up workpieces that may
Use spade bits when drilling large diameter holes in wood.
Use HSS drill bits when drilling in metal.
Use masonry bits when drilling in soft masonry.
Use a lubricant when drilling metals other than cast iron
Make an indentation using a centre punch at the centre of
the hole to be drilled in order to improve accuracy.
Always use the correct type and size of screwdriver bit.
If screws are difficult to tighten, try applying a small
amount of washing liquid or soap as a lubricant.
Always hold the tool and screwdriver bit in a straight line
with the screw.
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.
Hammer drilling in concrete.
(ASL148 & ASL188 only)