Catalog No. BDL160S
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Cat No. BDL160S
Form # 585439-01
Copyright © 2004 Black & Decker
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand instruction
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
• Do not operate the stud sensor in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases, or dust.
• Use the stud sensor only with 2 AAA alkaline batteries. Use of any other batteries may
create a risk of fire.
WARNING: Shock Hazard. Always turn off power when working near electrical wires.
Drilling into or touching live wires can result in severe injury or death.
CAUTION: Material thickness, type of material, moisture content, and other variables
can effect sensing results. The sensor may detect electric wiring or pipes in the same
manner that studs are detected depending on their location to the wall surface. Use
caution when drilling, nailing or cutting into walls, floors and ceilings which may contain
electrical wiring or pipes. These items may be detected by the Stud Sensor in the same
manner in which studs are detected. Because studs are normally spaced 16 inches (406
mm) or 24 inches (610 mm) apart and are usually 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) wide, beware of
anything closer together or of a different width.
Installing the Batteries
Remove the battery compartment cover (D) by pressing down in the center of the cover and
pulling back. Insert two fresh AAA batteries making sure to match (+) and (-) terminals
correctly. Replace the battery compartment cover.
WARNING: Batteries can explode, or leak, and can cause injury or fire. To reduce
• Carefully follow all instructions and warnings on the battery label and
• Always insert batteries correctly with regard to polarity (+ and -), marked on
the battery and the equipment.
• Do not short battery terminals.
• Do not charge batteries.
• Do not mix old and new batteries. replace all of them at the same time with
new batteries of the same brand and type.
• Remove dead batteries immediately and dispose of per local codes.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
• Keep batteries out of reach of children.
• Remove batteries if the device will not be used for several months.
Calibration and Scanning
1.) Hold unit straight up and down and place flat against wall as shown in Figure 2.
2.) Press in and hold the sensor ON/OFF button (C) while calibrating and continue holding
in button while scanning.
a.) The upper GREEN LED (A) will light,
b.) The unit will beep once while it is calibrating,
c.) The bottom RED LED will light.
For stud sensing up to 3/4 in. (19 mm) deep.
1.) After calibration, while still holding in button, slide sensor slowly, (Figure 2) horizontally
across surface of wall without lifting or tilting.
2.) The upper GREEN LED will light and a beeper will sound when an edge is detected,
mark that spot as shown in Figure 3.
Repeat this cycle coming from the other direction to confirm the mark.
Tips For Optimum Use
Test batteries before each use. Press and hold the on/off switch until the RED LED
remains on. Then move your free hand toward the back of the unit. The GREEN LED
should illuminate and then go out as you move your hand away from the unit. Replace the
batteries if the GREEN LED does not illuminate.
• When voltage drops below 2.8V, the red LED (lowest position) will flash, indicating that the
batteries are weak and in need of replacement.
3/4" Stud Sensor
Printed in China
User can mark
the location for
center of stud...
• Hold stud sensor straight up and down.
• Because studs are normally spaced 16 inches or 24 inches apart and are 1-1/2 inches wide,
beware of anything closer together or of a different width. Doors and windows are
constructed with studs and headers which are closer together.
• Avoid materials which have inconsistent density such as:
• Carpeting and padding
• Ceramic floor tile
• Wallpaper containing metallic foils or fibers. Generally, surfaces covered with regular
wallpaper or fabric will scan with no difference in function.
• Walls that are freshly painted and are still damp.
• Excessively thick plaster and lath.
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the tool;
never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and
adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized service
centers or other qualified service personnel, always using identical replacement parts.
• LEDs do not light.
• LEDs light in too many
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide customers
with efficient and reliable power tool service. Whether you need technical advice, repair, or
genuine factory replacement parts, contact the Black & Decker location nearest you. To find
your local service location, refer to the yellow page directory under "Tools—Electric" or call:
1-800-544-6986 or visit www.blackanddecker.com
Full Two-Year Home Use Warranty
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in material
or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of
The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from whom
it was purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns should be made
within the time period of the retailer's policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after the
sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for their specific
return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or
A.) Green LED (
B.) Red LEDs (4)
C.) On/Off Button
D.) Battery Compartment
3/4" Stud Sensor
LED brightens to
signal edge of stud...
*Based on stud 1-1/2 inches wide
The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be
• Weak battery.
• Nothing to detect in that
•May have been calibrated
over a stud.
• Detects other objects
• Electrical wiring and
metal or plastic pipes
may be near or touching
back surface of wall.
User can mark
the location for
center of stud...
• Replace with fresh batteries.
• Start again moving farther to either
• Because studs are normally
spaced 16 inches or 24 inches apart
and are 1-1/2 inches wide, beware
of anything closer together or of a