• SUPPORT AND SECURE THE WORK PROPERLY. Insure that the material to be cut is
clamped (Fig. 3) 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. 4 ).
KICKBACK from blade pinch can result. Keep both hands on saw at all times.
• STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL. Keep body positioned to one side of blade.
Always maintain a firm grip and control of saw with both hands. Do not change hand grip or
body position while saw is running. Take precaution to avoid injury from cut off pieces and
other falling material during operation.
DANGER: RELEASE SWITCH IMMEDIATELY IF BLADE BINDS OR SAW STALLS.
GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK
• KICKBACK CAN BE CAUSED BY the saw blade becoming pinched, twisted or bound while
cutting, or when the saw stalls. When the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the
teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the top surface of the wood causing the
blade to climb out of the cut and move suddenly back toward the operator.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF KICKBACK
• Keep a firm grip on saw with both hands at all times.
• Stay alert – exercise control.
• Support long overhanging materials. As the material is cut and weakens, it will sag, causing
a pinched blade.
• Support large panels as shown (Fig. 1). Material supported only at the ends (Fig. 2) will lead
to blade pinching.
• Avoid sawing overhead. Material can sag and will pinch blade.
• Keep blades sharp and clean.
• 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.
• 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.
• Don't remove saw from work during a cut while the blade is moving.
• 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.
• Never attempt to lift saw when making a bevel cut. This leads to blade binding and stalling.
• Always secure work to prevent workpiece movement during cut.
• 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.
• Set depth adjustment of saw such that one tooth of the blade projects below the workpiece
as shown in (Fig. 6).
• 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.
• Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before cutting.
• Some wood contains preservatives such as copper chromium arsenate (CCA) which can be
toxic. When cutting these materials, extra care should be taken to avoid inhalation and
minimize skin contact.
Safety Warnings and Instructions: Charging the saw
1. This manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
2. Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) bat-
tery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only Black & Decker Power Packs.
Other types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
4. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Black & Decker may result in a risk
of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than cord when
7. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise
subjected to damage or stress.
8. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in a risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
a. Two-wire cords can be used with 2-wire or 3-wire extension cords. Only round jacketed
extension cords should be used, and we recommend that they be listed by Underwriters
Laboratories (U.L.). If the extension is to be used outside, the cord must be suitable for
outdoor use. Any cord marked for outdoor use can also be used for indoor work. The
letters "W" or "WA" on the cord jacket indicate that the cord is suitable for outdoor use.
b. An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge) for
safety, and to prevent loss of power and overheating. The smaller the gauge number of
the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable; that is, 16 gauge has more capacity than
18 gauge. When using more than one extension to make up the total length, be sure
each extension contains at least the minimum wire size.
CHART FOR MINIMUM WIRE SIZE (AWG)OF EXTENSION CORDS
NAMEPLATE RATING AMPS – 0 – 10.0
Total Extension Cord Length (ft)
9. Use only the supplied charger when charging your saw. The use of any other charger
could damage the saw or create a hazardous condition.
10. Use only one charger when charging.
11. Do not attempt to open the charger or the saw. There are no customer serviceable
parts inside. Return to any authorized Black & Decker service center.
12. DO NOT incinerate the saw or battery packs even if they are severely damaged or
completely worn out. The batteries can explode in a fire.
13. A small leakage of liquid from the battery cells may occur under extreme usage,
charging or temperature conditions. This does not indicate a failure. However, if the
outer seal is broken and this leakage gets on your skin:
a. Wash quickly with soap and water.
b. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon juice or vinegar.
c. If the battery liquid gets in your eyes, flush them with clean water for a minimum of 10
minutes and seek immediate medical attention. MEDICAL NOTE: The liquid is a
25-35% solution of potassium hydroxide.
Charging the Power Pack
THE BATTERIES IN YOUR POWER PACK ARE NOT FULLY CHARGED AT THE
FACTORY. BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO CHARGE THEM, THOROUGHLY READ ALL OF
THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
The charger is designed to use standard household 120 volt 60 Hz power. NOTE: Do not
charge by means of an engine generator or DC power source. Use only 120V AC.
1. Plug the charger into any standard 120 Volt 60 Hz electrical outlet.
2. Slide the charger onto the battery pack as shown in Figure A and let it charge initially
for 9 hours. After the initial charge, under normal usage, your power pack should be
fully charged in 3 to 6 hours.
3. Remove pack from the charger and place in tool. NOTE: To remove the battery from
the saw, press down on the release button on the back of the battery (Figure B) and
Important Charging Notes
1. After normal usage, your power pack should be fully charged in 3 hours or less. If the
power pack is run-down completely, it may take up to 6 hours to become fully charged.
Your power pack was sent from the factory in an uncharged condition. Before attempt-
ing to use it, it must be charged for at least 3 hours.
2. DO NOT charge the power pack in an air temperature below 40°F or above 105°F. This
is important and will prevent serious damage to the power pack. Longest life and best
performance can be obtained if the power pack is charged when the air temperature is
3. While charging, the charger may hum and become warm to touch. This is a normal con-
dition and does not indicate a problem.
4. If the power pack does not charge properly—(1) Check current at receptacle by
plugging in a lamp or other appliance. (2) Check to see if receptacle is connected to a
light switch which turns power off when you turn out the lights. (3) Move charger and
power pack to a surrounding air temperature of 40°F to 105°F. (4) If the receptacle and
temperature are OK, and you do not get proper charging, take or send the power pack
and charger to your local Black & Decker service center. See Tools Electric in yellow
5. The power pack should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs
which were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE using saw with its power pack
in a depleted condition.
6. To prolong power pack life, avoid leaving the power pack on charge for more than 8
hours. Although overcharging is not a safety concern, it can significantly reduce overall
power pack life.
7. When the battery is inserted into the charger, the red "Charging Indicator" light will come
on indicating that there is contact between the battery and charger. The light will stay on
as long as the battery is in the charger and the charger is plugged into a working outlet. It
WILL NOT flash, go out or change to a different color when the charging cycle is
Battery cap information
Battery storage and carrying caps are provided for use whenever the
battery is out of the tool or charger. Remove cap before placing bat-
tery in charger or tool.
WARNING! Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects can
contact exposed battery terminals. For example, do not place battery in
aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers, etc. with loose
nails, screws, keys, etc. without battery cap. Without cap in place,
battery could short circuit causing fire or burns or damage to battery.
Support work near cut
Soutenir la pièce près de la ligne de coupe.
Apoye la pieza cerca del corte
Depth adjustment lever
Bouton de réglage de la profondeur
Perilla de ajuste de profundidad
Mango del interruptor
Bevel adjustment knob
Bouton de réglage pour coupes en biseau
Perilla de ajuste de bisel
Switch lock-off lever
Levier de verrouillage en position «arrêt»
Palanca de seguro de apagado
Interrupteur à gâchette
Interruptor de gatillo
WARNING: Always remove battery from tool before any of the following operations.
Attaching and removing the Blade
NOTE: The first time the blade bolt is removed from saw without a blade installed, it
may be necessary to place the blade wrench on the bolt head and tap it sharply in the
counter clockwise direction.
Retract lower guard and assemble blade and clamp washers, as shown in Fig. 8. To prevent
blade rotation while tightening the blade clamping screw, raise the lower guard and place
the saw down on a piece of scrap wood as shown in Fig. 9A. The blade teeth will dig into the
scrap wood and prevent rotation while you tighten the blade clamping screw. Tighten the
blade clamping screw securely, using the wrench provided. Figure 9B illustrates an
alternative method of loosening and tightening the blade by inserting a screwdriver through
the hole in the blade to prevent it from moving. NOTE: The blade wrench is stored in the kerf
plate as shown in Fig. 8.
Cutting Depth Adjustment
Adjust depth of cut using depth adjustment lever. See (Figs. 5 & 6) for proper setting.
Tighten lever securely.
Bevel Angle Adjustment
Adjust bevel angle (Fig. 7) using bevel adjustment knob and bevel scale. Tighten knob
Kerf Plate Adjustment
Adjust kerf plate (Fig. 8) to read zero when the bevel scale reads zero by loosening the kerf
plate screw and sliding the plate as necessary. Align mark on kerf plate with drawn pencil
line and advance blade into cut. The kerf plate has lines for zero bevel and 45 degree bevel
Material bends on blade causing heavy loads or kickback
Le matériau plie au contact de la lame causant de lourdes surcharges ou des rebonds.
El material oprime el disco ocasionando sobrecarga o contragolpe
Proper depth: one tooth below surface of wood
Profondeur appropriée : une dent sous la surface du bois.
Profundidad correcta: un diente debajo de la superficie de madera
Surface of wood
Surface du bois
Superficie de madera
Kerf Plate and Screw
Direction of teeth
Placa indicadora de
Sens des dents
corte y tornillo
Dirección de los dientes
Inner clamp washer
Rondelle de fixation externe
Roldana de sujeción exterior
Blade clamping screw
Vis de fixation de la lame
Tornillo de sujeción del disco
Outer clamp washer
Rondelle de fixation externe
Roldana de sujeción interior
Warning: When blade starts cutting, release retraction
Avertissement : Lorsque la lame commence à
découper, relâcher immédiatement le ressort de rappel.
Advertencia: Cuando el disco inicie el corte, suelte
inmediatamente la palanca del mecanismo retráctil
For pocket cuts only
Pour coupes en retrait seulement
Solamente para cortes de bolsillo
Tip of tooth
Bout de la dent
Punta del diente
Clé de réglage de la lame
Llave del disco
Arbre de la scie
Flecha de la sierra