Catalog Number JS515
Thank you for choosing Black & Decker!
Go to www.BlackandDecker.com/NewOwner
to register your new product.
PLEASE READ BEFORE RETURNING THIS
PRODUCT FOR ANY REASON:
If you have a question or experience a problem with your Black & Decker purchase, go to
for instant answers 24 hours a day.
If you can't find the answer or do not have access to the internet,
call 1-800-544-6986 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Mon. -- Fri. to speak with an agent.
Please have the catalog number available when you call.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
VEA EL ESPAÑOL EN LA CONTRAPORTADA.
INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA.
ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
CAT. NO. JS515
Copyright © 2009 Black & Decker
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in the warnings 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.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust.
c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool.
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.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
ranges and refrigerators.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
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.
e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current
device (RCD) protected supply.
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.
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before
connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing
and gloves away from moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used.
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the
power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons
unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool.
FORM NO. 90556290
Printed in China
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power toolʼs
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in accordance with these
instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
• Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation
where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "live"
wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
• Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support the work piece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable and
may lead to loss of control.
• Keep hands away from cutting area. Never reach underneath the material for any reason.
Hold front of saw by grasping the contoured gripping area. Do not insert fingers or thumb
into the vicinity of the reciprocating blade and blade clamp. Do not stabilize the saw by
gripping the shoe.
• Keep blades sharp. Dull blades may cause the saw to swerve or stall under pressure.
• When cutting pipe or conduit ensure that they are free from water, electrical wiring,etc.
• Allow the motor to come to a complete stop before withdrawing the blade from the
kerf (the slot created by cutting). A moving blade may impact the workpiece causing a
broken blade, workpiece damage or loss of control and possible personal injury.
• Never hold work in your hand, lap or against parts of your body when sawing. The saw
may slip and the blade could contact the body causing injury.
• Keep handles dry, clean, free from oil and grease. This will enable better control of the tool.
• Clean out your tool often, especially after heavy use. Dust and grit containing metal
particles often accumulate on interior surfaces and could create an electric shock hazard.
• Do not operate this tool for long periods of time. Vibration caused by the operating action
of this tool may cause permanent injury to fingers, hands, and arms. Use gloves to provide
extra cushion, take frequent rest periods, and limit daily time of use.
• Use extra caution when cutting overhead and pay particular attention to overhead
wires which may be hidden from view. Anticipate the path of falling branches and debris
ahead of time.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of
work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and
work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling,
and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas
with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may
promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disperse dust, which may cause
serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA
approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles
away from face and body.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate hearing protection during use. Under some
conditions and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday eye glasses are NOT safety
glasses. Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS
WEAR CERTIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains
relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols
below are used to help you recognize this information.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
Functional Description -
1. Variable speed switch
2. Lock-on button
3. Saw blade locking lever
4. Saw blade support roller
5. Dust blower
6. Shoe plate
7. Dust extraction port
8. Saw blade storage compartment