Turn the mode selector switch (4) to position B
(straight cutting mode). In this position the scroll knob
cannot be rotated. The saw blade is locked in its position.
In the scrolling mode, the saw blade can be rotated for
intricate and accurate sawing. It is recommended to use saw
blades suitable for scrolling in this mode.
Turn the mode selector switch (4) to position A (scrolling
mode). In this position there is no pendulum action.
Pendulum action mode
In the pendulum action mode, the saw blade is locked in the
forward direction to for fast straight sawing.
Turn the mode selector switch (4) to position A
Rotate the saw blade into the forward direction using the
scroll knob (9).
Turn the mode selector switch (4) to position C (pendulum
action mode). In this position the scroll knob cannot be
rotated. The saw blade is locked in its position.
Variable speed control
Set the variable speed control knob (3) to the required
speed range. Use a high speed for wood, medium speed
for aluminium and PVC and low speed for metals other
Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, press the on/off switch (1).
For continuous operation, press the lock-on button (2) and
release the on/off switch.
To switch the tool off, release the on/off switch. To switch
the tool off when in continuous operation, press the on/off
switch once more and release it.
How to use the SightLine™ feature (fig. G)
Use a pencil to mark the cutting line.
Position the jigsaw over the line (18).
Viewing from directly above the jigsaw the line of cut can be
easily followed. Should this view be restricted for any reason,
the indent (19) can be used as an alternate cutting guide.
Hints for optimum use
As the saw blade cuts on the upward stroke, splintering may
occur on the surface closest to the shoe plate.
Use a fine-tooth saw blade.
Saw from the back surface of the workpiece.
To minimise splintering, clamp a piece of scrap wood or
hardboard to both sides of the workpiece and saw through
Use a saw blade suitable for scrolling wood.
Holding the tool with one hand, slowly move the tool to
follow the line of cut whilst operating the scroll knob.
Be aware that sawing metal takes much more time than
Use a saw blade suitable for sawing metal.
When cutting thin sheet metal, clamp a piece of scrap
wood to the back surface of the workpiece and cut through
Spread a film of oil along the intended line of cut.
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 performance
of your tool. By using these accessories you will get the very
best from your tool.
This tool is suitable both for U-shank and T-shank saw blades.
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.
Occasionally apply a drop of oil to the axle of the blade
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 plug.
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.