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DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
CAUTION: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in property damage.
RISK OF UNSAFE OPERATION. When using tools or equipment, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce the risk of personal injury. Improper operation, maintenance or
modification of tools or equipment could result in serious injury and property damage. There
are certain applications for which tools and equipment are designed. Black & Decker strongly
recommends that this product NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which
it was designed. Read and understand all warnings and operating instructions before using any tool or
The label on your tool may contain the following symbols:
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GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TOOLS
READ ALL INsTRucTIONs
WARNING: Read all instructions before operating product. Failure to follow all instructions listed
below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
• Polarized Plugs: Polarized plugs (one blade is wider than the other) are used on equipment to
reduce the risk of electric shock. When provided, this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS: Don't use tools in damp or wet locations. Don't use tools in
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept at a distance from work area.
• STORE IDLE TOOLS INDOORS. When not in use, tools should be stored indoors in dry, and high or
locked-up place – out of reach of children.
• DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and with less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate
for which it was designed.
revolutions or reciprocations per minute
no load speed
Class II Construction
safety alert symbol
• USE RIGHT TOOL. Do not use the tool for any job except that for which it is intended.
• DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts.
Rubber gloves and substantial, non-skid footwear are recommended when working outdoors. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
• USE SAFETY GLASSES AND OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Use safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields, complying with applicable safety standards and, when needed, a face shield. Also use
face or dust mask if operation is dusty. This applies to all persons in the work area. Also use a hard
hat, hearing protection, gloves, safety shoes and dust collection systems when specified or required.
Safety glasses or the like are available at extra cost at your local dealer.
• DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord
from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
• SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work. It's safer than using your hand and it frees both
hands to operate tool.
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• DISCONNECT TOOLS. Disconnect the tool from the power supply when not in use, before servicing,
and when changing accessories such as bonnets and the like.
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don't carry plugged-in tool with finger on switch. Be sure
switch is off when plugging in.
• GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) protection should be provided on the circuits or
outlets to be used. Receptacles are available having built in GFCI protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
• USE OF ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS. The use of any accessory or attachment not
recommended for use with this tool could be hazardous. Refer to the accessory section of this
manual for further details.
• STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate tool when you are
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended
function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service center unless otherwise
indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. Have defective switches replaced by authorized
service center. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
• DO NOT OPERATE portable electric tools near flammable liquids or in gaseous or explosive
atmospheres. Motors in these tools normally spark, and the sparks might ignite fumes.
• OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords
intended for use outdoors and so marked.
• EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension
cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. The accompanying
table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in
doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet (Meters)
WARNING: RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK:
Hold tool by insulated gripping surface when performing an operation where the tool may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live"
and shock the operator.
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