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.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
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.
6. Electrical safety
Your tool is double insulated; therefore no earth wire
is required. Always check that the main voltage
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Warning! If the power cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, authorized
Black & Decker Service Center or an equally qualified
person in order to avoid damage or injury. If the power
cord is replaced by an equally qualified person, but
not authorized by Black & Decker, the warranty will
not be valid.
7. Labels on tool
The label on your tool may include the following symbols:
Read Instructions Manual
Use Eye Protection
Use Ear Protection
V ........... Volts
A ........... Amperes
Hz ......... Hertz
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
Danger! Keep hands away from cutting area and blade.
Keep your second hand on auxiliary handle, or motor
housing. If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be
cut by the blade.
Keep your body positioned to either side of the saw
blade, but not in line with the saw blade. KICKBACK
could case the saw to jump backwards. (See "Causes
and Operator Prevention of Kickback.")
Do not reach underneath the work. The guard can not
protect you from the blade below the work.
Check lower guard for proper closing before each
use. Do not operate saw if lower guard does not move
........ Alternating Current
........ Direct Current
.......... No-Load Speed
........ Class II Construction
........ Earthing Terminal
........ Safety Alert Symbol
.../min.... Revolutions or
freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower
guard into the open position. If saw is accidentally
dropped, the lower guard may be bent. Raise the lower
guard with the Retracting Lever and make sure it moves
freely and does not touch the blade or any other part, at
all angles and depth of cut.
Check the operation and condition of the lower guard
spring. If the guard and the spring are not operating
properly, they must be serviced before use. Lower guard
may operate sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy
deposits, or a buildup of debris.
Lower guard should be retracted manually only for
special cuts such as "Pocket Cuts" and "Compound
Cuts." Raise lower guard by Retracting Lever. As soon
as blade enters the material, lower guard must be
released. For all other sawing, the lower guard should
Always observe that the lower guard is covering the
blade before placing saw down on bench or floor. An
unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk
backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of
the time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is
NEVER hold piece being cut in your hands or across
your leg. It is important to support the work properly to
minimize body exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when
an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a
"live" wire will also make exposed metal parts of the tool
"live" and shock the operator.
When ripping, always use a rip fence or straight edge
guide. This improves the accuracy of cut and reduces the
chance for blade binding.
Always use blades with correct size and shape
(diamond vs. round) arbor holes. Blades that do not
match the mounting hardware of the saw will run
eccentrically, causing loss of control.
Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolts.
The blade washers and bolt were specially designed for
your saw, for optimum performance and safety of operation.
CAUSES AND OPERATOR
PREVENTION OF KICKBACK
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or
misaligned saw blade, causing an uncontrolled saw to
lift up and out of the workpiece toward the operator.
When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf
closing down, the blade stalls and the motor reaction
drives the unit rapidly back toward the operator.
If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the
teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the top
surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out of the