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General Cuts; Operation; Ripping; Pocket Cutting - Black & Decker CS1004 Instruction Manual

7-1/4” (184mm) circular saw
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turning the hex wrench (14) counterclockwise (Fig. H).
f Remove the outer washer (9).
f Place the saw blade (5) onto the spindle shaft, making
sure that the arrow on the blade points in the same
direction as the arrow on the upper gaurd of the tool.
f Fit the outer washer on the spindle with the larger flat
surface against the blade.
f Insert the blade retaining screw into the hole in the spindle.
f Securely tighten the blade retaining screw by turning
hex wrench clockwise to tighten the blade retaining screw.
Removing the blade
f Loosen and remove the blade retaining screw (10) by
turning it counterclockwise using the hex wrench (14).
f Remove the outer washer (9).
f Remove the saw blade (5).
NOTICE: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
read, understand and follow all important safety warnings
and instructions prior to using tool.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, read, understand and follow all important safety
warnings and instructions prior to using tool.


Guard against kickback
With unit unplugged, follow all assembly, adjustment and
set up instructions. Make sure lower guard operates.
Select the proper blade for the material to be cut.
f Measure and mark work for cutting.
f Support and secure work properly (See Safety Rules
and Instructions).
f Use appropriate and required safety equipment (See
Safety Rules).
f Secure and maintain work area (See Safety Rules).
f With plug inserted and guard closed, make sure
switch turns saw on and off.
WARNING: It is important to support the work properly
and to hold the saw firmly to prevent loss of control
which could cause personal injury. (Fig. C) illustrates
recommended hand position.


f To operate the tool, depress the trigger switch (1).
The tool will continue to run as long as the trigger is
f To turn the tool off, release the trigger switch (1).
There is no provision for locking the tool on, and the
switch should never be locked on by any other means.
To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury,always hold the tool with both hands.
f After switching the tool on, allow the blade to come up
to full speed before starting to cut.
f Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while
performing the cut.
f Always keep bottom surface of shoe in full contact
with the workpiece.
f To minimize splintering of the finished surface of
the workpiece material, cut the material with the
finished surface on the underside.
f To minimize splintering on finished surfaces when the
finished surface cannot be placed on the underside,
such when cutting laminates, securely clamp a
sacrificial piece of plywood to the finished surface and
cut through both materials.


Accessory rip fences are available for this circular saw.
Ripping is the process of cutting wide material into
narrower strips, cutting along the grain of the material.
Use an accessory rip guide or clamp a straight edge to the
material to act as an guide when making rip cuts.
Pocket cutting (Fig.J)
WARNING: Never tie the blade guard in a raised
position. Never move the saw backwards when pocket
cutting. This may cause the unit to raise up off the
work surface which could cause injury. A pocket cut is one
that is made in a floor, wall, or other flat surface.
f Adjust the shoe (4) so the blade cuts at desired depth.
f Tilt the saw forward and rest front of the shoe on
material to be cut.
f Using the retracting lever (7), retract lower blade
guard to an upward position. Lower rear of shoe until
blade (5) teeth almost touch cutting line.
f Release the blade guard (its contact with the work will
keep it in position to open freely as you start the cut).
Remove hand from guard lever and firmly grip secondary
handle (3), as shown in Fig. J. Position your body and
arm to allow you to resist kickback if it occurs.
f Make sure blade is not in contact with cutting surface
before starting saw.
f Start the motor and gradually lower the saw until the
shoe rests flat on the material to be cut. Advance saw
along the cutting line until cut is completed.
f Release trigger and allow blade to stop completely
before withdrawing the blade from the material.
f When starting each new cut, repeat as above.

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