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A
9
10
3
12
C
E
14
15
USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Make sure the extension cord is in good condition before using. Always use the proper size
extension cords with the tool – that is, proper wire size for various lengths of cord and heavy
enough to carry the current the tool will draw. Use of an undersized cord will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. For proper size cords see chart below.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Volts
120V
0-25
(0-7,6m) (7,6-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-45,7m)
240V
0-50
(0-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-60,9m) (60,9-91,4m)
Ampere Rating
More
Not more
Than
Than
0
-
6
18
6
-
10
18
10
-
12
16
12
-
16
14
MOTOR
Be sure your power supply agrees with nameplate marking. 120 Volts AC only means your
tool will operate on standard 60 Hz household power. Do not operate AC tools on DC. A
rating of 120 volts AC/DC means that you tool will operate on standard 60 Hz AC or DC
power. 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY
WARNING: Laceration Hazard. Before attempting any of the following operations, make
sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged and that the saw blade has stopped. Used
saw blades can be hot.
Fitting the saw blade (figure A)
- Hold the saw blade (9) as shown, with teeth facing forward.
- Push the lever (3) downwards.
- Insert the shank of the saw blade into the blade holder (10) as far as it will go.
- Release the lever.
Connecting a vacuum cleaner to the tool
1. Attach vacuum adapter (purchase separately) to back port.
2. Attach vacuum cleaner hose to vacuum adapter.
USE
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, never use the tool when the saw shoe is loose or
removed.
Adjusting the shoe plate for bevel cuts (figure B)
The shoe plate can be set to make either a straight cut or a left or right bevel cut at an angle
of 45°. Loosen the screws (11).
- Pull the shoe plate (6) forward, rotate the shoe plate to the left or right and push it back into
the 45° location.
- Tighten the two screws (11).
To reset the shoe plate for straight cuts:
- Loosen the screws (11).
- Pull the shoe plate (6) forward, rotate to the center and push it back into the 0° location.
- Tighten the two screws (11).
Switching On and Off
- To switch the tool on, press the variable speed switch (1). The tool speed depends on how
far you depress the switch.
- For continuous operation, press the lock-on button (2) and release the variable speed
switch. This option is available only at full speed.
- To switch the tool off, release the variable speed switch. To switch the tool off, when in
continuous operation, press the variable speed switch once more and release it.
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How to Use the Sightline
Feature (figure C)
- Use a pencil to mark the cutting line.
- Position the jigsaw over the line (12).
Viewing from directly above the jigsaw the line of cut can be easily followed.
B
6
4
11
9
D
F
Total Length of Cord in Feet
26-50
51-100
101-150
51-100
101-200
201-300
American Wire Gage
16
16
14
16
14
12
16
14
12
12
Not Recommended
Saw blade storage (figure D)
Saw blades (9) can be stored in the storage compartment (14) located on the side of the tool.
- Open the cover of the saw blade storage compartment (13) by holding the tab on the top of
the door and pulling outwards.
- Remove or store saw blades (9) in the storage compartment. NOTE: Blades are held in
place by a magnet. To remove, press on either end of the blade to lift the opposite end.
- Close the cover of the saw blade storage compartment (13) and make sure that it is latched
closed.

HINTS FOR OPTIMUM USE

General
- Use a high speed for wood, a medium speed for aluminum and PVC and a low speed for
metals other then aluminum.
Sawing laminates
As the saw blade cuts on the upward stroke, splintering may occur on the surface closest to
the shoe plate.
- Use a fine-tooth saw blade.
- Saw from the back surface of the workpiece.
- To minimize splintering, clamp a piece of scrap wood or hardboard to both sides of the
workpiece and saw through this sandwich.
Sawing metal
- Be aware that sawing metal takes much more time than sawing wood.
- Use a saw blade suitable for sawing metal.
- When cutting thin metal, clamp a piece of scrap wood to the back surface of the workpiece
and cut through this sandwich.
- Spread a film of oil along the intended line of cut.
WARNING: Do not use a vacuum when cutting metal. Metal filings will be hot and may
cause a fire.
Rip Fence
Ripping and circle cutting without a pencil line are easily done with a rip fence and circle guide
(available at extra cost).
Attaching Rip Fence (figure E & F)
- Insert rip fence into slot on the right side of saw shoe as shown with cross bar facing down.
- Place screw (14) into hole in bottom of shoe.
- Align clamp bar (15) over screw with lipped edge facing down and pointing towards the rear
of the saw.
13
- Using a phillips screwdriver, run the screw into the threaded hole in the bar clamp.
- Adjust to width of cut and tighten screw.
Circle Cutting
- Insert rip fence into slot on the right side of saw shoe with cross bar facing up.
- Adjust rip fence so that distance from blade to hole in cross bar is the desired radius and
tighten screw.
- Place saw so that center of hole in cross bar is over center of circle to be cut (make pocket
cut, drill hole for blade or cut inward from edge of material to get blade into position).
- When saw is properly positioned, drive a small nail through hole in cross bar into exact
center of circle to be cut. Using rip fence as a pivot arm, begin cutting circle.
Problem
• Unit will not start.
• Shoe plate is loose.
For assistance with your product, visit our website www.blackanddecker.com for the
location of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK & DECKER help line at
1-800-544-6986.
MAINTENANCE
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 should be performed by authorized service centers or other qualified service
personnel, always using identical replacement parts.
ACCESSORIES
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or
authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call:
1-800-544-6986.
WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be
hazardous.
SERVICE INFORMATION
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
two ways.
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 retailerʼs 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
authorized Service Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be
required.Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under
"Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory.
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. Should you
have any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center.
This product is not intended for commercial use.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are
missing, call 1-800-544-6986 for a free replacement.
LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For
products sold in Latin America, check country specific warranty information contained in the
packaging, call the local company or see the website for warranty information.
Black & Decker
(U.S.) Inc.,
701 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson, MD 21286
U.S.A.

Troubleshooting

Possible Cause
Possible Solution
• Cord not plugged in.
• Plug tool into a working outlet.
• Circuit fuse is blown.
• Replace circuit fuse. (If the product
repeatedly causes the circuit fuse to
blow, discontinue use immediately and
have it serviced at a Black & Decker
service center or authorized servicer.)
• Circuit breaker is
• Reset circuit breaker. (If the product
tripped.
repeatedly causes the circuit breaker
to trip, discontinue use immediately and
have it serviced at a Black & Decker
service center or authorized servicer.)
• Cord or switch is
• Have cord or switch replaced at
damaged.
Black & Decker Service Center or
Authorized Servicer.
• Retaining screw loose.
• Loosen the screw closest to the blade
on the underside of the shoe plate.
Tighten the screw farthest from the
blade by turning counterclockwise
(left hand thread)
See ʻTools-
Electricʼ
– Yellow Pages –
for Service &
Sales

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