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To Reduce The Risk Of Kickback; Intended Use; Features; Assembly/Adjustment Set-Up - Black & Decker CS1004 Instruction Manual

7-1/4” (184mm) circular saw
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f Keep a firm grip on saw with both hands at all times.
f Stay alert – exercise control.
f Support long overhanging materials. As the material
is cut and weakens, it will sag, causing a pinched blade.
f Support large panels as shown (Fig. A). Material
supported only at the ends (Fig. B) will lead to blade
f Avoid sawing overhead. Material can sag and will
pinch blade.
f Insure that the material to be cut is clamped (Fig. C)
and solidly supported and balanced on a strong,
stable and level work surface. Support the work so
that the wide portion of the saw shoe is on the portion
of the material that doesn't fall after the cut is made.
Never hold cut off piece by hand (Fig. D).
f Keep blades sharp and clean.
f Use fence or straight edge guide when ripping. Be
careful as the cut off strip can sag or twist, closing the
cut and pinching the blade, leading to KICKBACK.
f Don't force tool. Wood variables such as knots,
hardness, toughness, wetness, pressure treated and
freshly cut green lumber can heavily load the saw which
can lead to stalling. Push the saw slower when this occurs.
f Don't remove saw from work during a cut while the
blade is moving.
f Allow saw to reach full speed before blade contacts
material to be cut. Starting the saw with the blade
against the work or pushed forward into cut can lead
to stalling or sudden backward movement of saw.
f Never attempt to lift saw when making a bevel cut.
This leads to blade binding and stalling.
f Always secure work to prevent workpiece movement
during cut.
f Do not try to force saw back on line if your cut begins
to go off line. This can cause KICKBACK. Stop saw
and allow blade to coast down to a stop. Withdraw
from cut and start a new cut on the line.
f Set depth adjustment of saw such that one tooth of
the blade projects below the workpiece as shown in
(Fig. F).
f Do not back up a rotating blade in the cut. Twisting the
saw can cause the back edge of the blade to dig into
the material, climb out of the work and run back toward
the operator.
f Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove all nails
from lumber before cutting.
Be sure your power supply agrees with nameplate
marking. This information is printed on the nameplate.
Lower voltage will cause loss of power and can result
in over-heating. All BLACK+DECKER tools are factory
tested; if this tool does not operate, check the power
supply. This tool is AC only.


This circular saw is designed for wood cutting applications.
Do not use water feed attachments with this saw. Do not
use abrasive wheels or blades. Do not use under wet
conditions or in presence of flammable liquids or gases.
Do not cut metal, plastic materials, concrete, masonry,
or fiber cement materials with this saw.
1. Functional Description 1. On/off switch
2. Main handle
3. Secondary handle
4. Shoe
5. Saw blade
6. Saw blade lower guard
7. Lower guard retracting lever
8. Bevel adjustment knob
9. Outer blade clamp washer
10. Blade retaining bolt
11. Depth adjustment lever
12. Depth scale
13. Bevel angle scale
14. Saw blade hex wrench
15. Spindle lock button


WARNING: Always unplug saw from power supply
before any of the following operations.
Adjusting the depth of cut (Fig. E and F)
The depth of cut should be set according to the thickness
of the workpiece.
f Loosen the lever (11) to unlock the saw shoe.
f Move the saw shoe (4) into the desired position
(Fig. E). The corresponding depth of cut can be read
from the scale (12).
f Tighten the lever to lock the saw shoe in place.
f Set depth adjustment of saw such that one tooth of
the blade projects below the workpiece as shown in
(Fig. F).
Adjusting the bevel angle (Fig. G)
This tool can be set to bevel angles between 0° and 45°
f Loosen the locking knob (8) to unlock the saw shoe.
f Move the saw shoe (4) into the desired position
(Fig. G). The corresponding bevel angle can be read
from the scale (13).
f Tighten the locking knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
Installing the blade (Fig. H)
f Keep the spindle lock button (15) depressed and rotate
the blade until the spindle lock engages.
f Loosen and remove the blade retaining screw (10) by

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