Select forward or reverse rotation using the forward/re-
verse slider (2).
To switch the tool on, press the variable speed switch (1).
The tool speed depends on how far you press the switch.
To switch the tool off, release the variable speed switch.
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.
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 perform-
ance of your tool. By using these accessories you will get the
very best from your tool.
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
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your 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 the interior (when fitted).
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
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.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your BLACK+DECKER product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product avail-
able for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packag-
ing allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of elec-
trical products from the household, at municipal waste sites or
by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
BLACK+DECKER provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of BLACK+DECKER products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local BLACK+DECKER office at
the address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised BLACK+DECKER repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet