Your BLACK+DECKER drill/screwdriver has
been designed for screwdriving applications
and for drilling in wood, metal, plastics and
soft masonry. This tool is intended for
consumer use only.
General power tool safety warnings
Warning! Read all safety warnings
and all instructions. Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions listed
below may result in electric shock, ﬁre
and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for
future reference. The term "power tool" in
all of the warnings listed below refers to
your mains operated (corded) power tool or
battery operated (cordless) power tool.
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
ﬂammable liquids, gases or dust. Power
tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way. Do
not use any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools. Unmodiﬁed
plugs and matching outlets will reduce
risk of electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or
grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is earthed or
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or
wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the
cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the power tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the
risk of electric shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for
outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric
f. If operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a residual
current device (RCD) protected supply.
Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric
3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use a power tool
while you are tired or under the
inﬂuence of drugs, alcohol or
medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
b. Use personal protective equipment.
Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid
safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure
the switch is in the o -position before
connecting to power source and/or
battery pack, picking up or carrying the
tool. Carrying power tools with your
ﬁnger on the switch or energising power
tools that have the switch on invites
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may result
in personal injury.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in