Cleaning, Maintenance And Storage - Black & Decker GPC1820L20 User Manual

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Cleaning, maintenance and storage

Your Black & Decker corded/cordless appliance/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 on corded/
cordless power tools:
Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool
Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack
Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and
then switch off
Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your charger does
not require any maintenance apart from regular cleaning.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in you appliance/tool/
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.
Regularly open the chuck and tap it to remove any dust from
After use and before storage
Regularly clean the ventilation slots with a clean, dry paint
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.
Remove debris using a hard brush.
Lubricate the chain with oil.
Warning! Always wear protective gloves when installing or
removing the saw chain. The saw chain is sharp and can cut
you when it is not running.
Loosen the screws (16) using the Allen key provided.
Remove the screws.
Remove the sprocket cover (5) and the bar clamp (17).
Turn the screw (18) counterclockwise to allow the guide
bar (6) to recede and to reduce the tension on the saw
chain (7).
(Original instructions)
Remove the old saw chain from the sprocket (19) and the
guide bar (6).
Place the new saw chain in the groove of the guide bar
and around the sprocket. Make sure that the teeth are
facing the correct direction by matching the arrow on the
saw chain with the arrow on the housing.
Make sure that the slot (20) in the guide bar is over the
location pins (21) and that the hole (22) below the slot is
located over the adjustment pin (23).
the screws (16).
Tighten the screws (16) using the Allen key provided.
Adjust the chain tension as described below.
To ensure continued safe operation, the chain and guide bar
must only be replaced with original Black & Decker parts.
Replacement chain part number A6158 replacement guide bar
part number 623381-00.
Check the saw chain tension. The tension is correct
when the saw chain (7) snaps back after being pulled
away 3 mm from the saw chain bar with light force from
between the guide bar (6) and the saw chain (7) on the
To adjust the tension:
Loosen the screws (16).
Turn the screw (18) clockwise.
Warning! Do not over-tension the chain as this will lead to
excessive wear and will reduce the life of the bar and chain.
Once the chain tension is correct, tighten the screws (16).
Warning! When the saw chain is new, check the tension
stretches slightly.
Oiling the chain
The saw chain must be oiled before each use and after
cleaning using only the correct grade of oil (cat. no. A6027).
Oil the whole saw chain (7) evenly using the
applicator (9).
When the tool will not be used for several months, ideally
leave the battery connected to the charger.
Otherwise proceed as follows:
Fully charge the battery.
Remove the battery from the tool.
Store the tool and battery in a secure and dry location.
The storage temperature must always remain in the range
of +10°C to +40°C. Place the battery on a level surface.
Before using the tool after prolonged storage, fully charge
the battery again.

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