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General Maintenance; Protecting The Environment; Service Information - Black & Decker BT1650 Instruction Manual

16" variable speed scroll saw
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Warning! To avoid possible, serious personal injury,
do not cut more than one loose piece of material at a time.
Warning! Do not allow familiarity with your saw to make
you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second
is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
Warning! When servicing, use only identical replacement
parts. Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
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.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off
and unplug the tool.
► Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool 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.

General Maintenance

► Keep your scroll saw clean.
► After cleaning the table top initially, apply a thin coat
of automobile type (paste) wax to the table top so
the wood slides easily while cutting.
► Do not allow pitch to accumulate on the saw table.
Clean with gum and pitch remover.
Arm Bearings (Fig. L)
Lubricate the arm bearings after the first 10 hours of use.
Oil after every 50 hours of use or whenever there is a squeak
coming from the bearings.
► Carefully place the saw on its side as shown in Fig. L.
Remove the rubber cap from the upper and the lower arm
of the saw.
► Squirt a few drops of oil around the shaft end and arm
bearings. Let oil soak in overnight, remaining in this position.
Note: Lubricate the bearings on the other side of the saw
in this same manner.
Warning! If the power cord is worn, cut, or damaged in any
way, have it replaced immediately by a qualified service technician.
Failure to do so could result in serious personal injury.
Motor Brushes (Fig. M)
Your saw has externally accessible motor brush assemblies
that should be checked periodically for wear. When one
of the two brushes becomes worn, replace both brushes.
► Unplug the saw from the power source.
► Carefully place the saw on its side exposing the underside
of the saw housing.
► Using a flat blade screwdriver, remove the bottom brush
assembly cap through the access hole in the base and the
top brush assembly cap from the top of the motor. Gently
pry the brush assemblies out using a small screw drivier,
point of a nail, or paper clip.
► If one motor brush is worn down shorter than 1/4 in. (6mm),
replace both motor brushes. Do not replace one side
without replacing the other. Make sure curvature of brush
matches curvature of motor and that the motor brush moves
freely in brush tube. Use the blunt end of something thin
(eraser end of pencil, etc.) to push the motor brush into
the tube until it stays.
► Make sure the motor brush cap is oriented correctly
(straight). Tighten motor brush cap using a hand powered
screwdriver only. Do not overtighten.
Warning! To prevent accidental starting that could cause
possible serious personal injury, turn off and unplug the saw
before maintaining or lubricating your scroll saw.
Warning! Failure to unplug your saw could result in
accidental starting causing serious injury.
¡Alerta! Para su propia seguridad, apague el interruptor
y retire el enchufe de la fuente de alimentación antes de
ajustar o alinear su sierra caladora.


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 available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
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 electrical products from the household, at municipal
waste sites or by the retailer when you purchase a
new product.


Black & Decker offers a full network of company-owned
and authorized service locations. All Black & Decker Service
Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide customers
with efficient and reliable power tool service. For more
information about our authorized service centers and if you
need technical advice, repair, or genuine factory replacement
parts, contact the Black & Decker location nearest you,
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