CS300, CS500, 7358, 7359, TS550, 7360
KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
•A sharp blade will improve performance dramatically.
•A dull blade will cause slow, inefficient cutting.
•Always support work properly. (See illustrations on work support in this manual.)
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INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y
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Cat. # CS300, CS500, 7358, 7359, TS550, 7360 F. # 381341-01 (AUG00-CD-1) Copyright © 2000 Black & Decker Printed in U.S.A
WARNING: IMPORTANT SAFETY WA R N I N G S
When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce risk
of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the following.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY:
• Before any use, be sure everyone using this tool reads and understands all safety instructions and
other information contained in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review frequently prior to use and in instructing others.
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TOOLS
• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
• CONSIDER WORK AREA ENVIRONMENT. Don't expose power tools to rain. Don't use power tools in damp
or wet locations. Keep work area well lit. Do not use in presence of flammable liquids or gases. Motors in
these tools normally spark, and the sparks may ignite the fumes.
• GUARD AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK. Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces. For example; pipes,
radiators, ranges, refrigerator enclosures. Use extreme caution when drilling, driving, or cutting into walls,
floors, ceilings or other areas or wherever live electrical wires may be contacted, do not touch any metal parts
of the tool. Hold the tools only by the plastic handle to prevent electric shock.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. Do not let children and visitors contact tool or extension cord. All children and visitors
should be kept away from work area.
• STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use, tools should be stored in dry, and high or locked-up place–out of reach
• DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was intended.
• USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool or attachment to do the job of a heavy-duty tool. Don't use tool for
purposes not intended.
• DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves
and non-skid footwear are recommended when working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain
• USE SAFETY GLASSES AND OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Use safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields, complying with applicable safety standards and, when needed, a face shield. Also use face or dust
mask if cutting operation is dusty. This applies to all persons in the work area. Also use a hard hat, hearing
protection, gloves, safety shoes and dust collection systems when specified or required.
• DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord from heat,
oil, and sharp edges.
• SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work. It's safer than using your hand and it frees both hands to
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect tool cords periodically and if damaged, have
repaired by authorized service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep
handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
• DISCONNECT TOOLS. Unplug the tool when not in use, when moving tool from place to place, before
servicing, and when changing accessories (such as blades, bits, cutters) or making adjustments.
• REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don't carry tool with finger on switch. Be sure switch is off when
• EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one
heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw.
An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting
in loss of power and overheating. The table shows the correct
size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere
rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the
gage number, the heavier the cord.
• OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords intended for use
outdoors and so marked.
Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
51-100 101-200 201-300
More Not more
• STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate tool when you are tired or
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other conditions
that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced by an authorized service center. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
• REPAIRS AND SERVICE. Repairs, maintenance and any adjustments not specified in this manual should be
performed by Black & Decker authorized service centers or other qualified service organizations, always
using identical replacement parts.
• USE OF ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS. The use of any accessory or attachment not recommended for
use with the tool could be hazardous. Note: Refer to the accessory section of this manual for further details.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: DOUBLE INSULAT I O N
Double insulated tools are constructed throughout with two separate layers of electrical insulation or a
double thickness of insulation between you and the tool's electrical system. Tools built with double insulation
are not intended to be grounded. As a result, your tool is equipped with a two prong plug which permits you
to use extension cords without concern for maintaining a ground connection.
Double insulation does not take the place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool. The
insulation system is for added protection against injury resulting from a possible electrical insulation failure
within the tool.
REPLACEMENT PARTS: When servicing use only identical replacement parts. Repair or replace damaged
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: POLARIZED PLUGS
Polarized plugs (one blade is wider than the other) are used on equipment to reduce the risk of electric shock.
When provided, this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not
change the plug in any way.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: CIRCULAR SAW S
•KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE AND IN WORKING ORDER.
Never wedge or tie lower guard open.
Check operation of lower guard before each use. Do not use if lower guard does not close briskly over saw
If saw is dropped, lower guard may be bent, restricting full return.
Snagging the lower guard on a surface below the material being cut can momentarily reduce operator
control. The saw can lift partially out of the cut increasing the chance of blade twist. Ensure there is sufficient
clearance under the workpiece.
When necessary to raise lower guard manually, use the retracting handle.
•KEEP THE BLADES CLEAN AND SHARP.
Sharp blades minimize stalling and kickback. The use of dull and/or dirty blades can increase the saw
loading causing the operator to push harder which promotes twisting.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA.
Keep hands away from blades. Never place hands in front or behind the path of the blade while cutting. Do
not reach underneath work while blade is rotating. Do not attempt to remove cut material when blade is
Blades coast after turn off.
When cut is completed, allow blade to stop before removing saw. The telescoping lower guard will close as
the saw is lifted.
•SUPPORT LARGE PANELS
Large panels must be supported as shown (Fig. 1) in this manual to minimize the risk of blade pinching and
When cutting operation requires the resting of the saw on the workpiece, the saw shall be rested on the
larger portion and the smaller piece cut off.
•USE RIP FENCE
Always use a rip fence or straight edge guide when ripping.
•USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES AND BLADE ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS IN MOUNTING
Do not use blades with incorrect size holes. Never use defective or incorrect blade washers or bolts. Follow
blade assembly procedures.
Before cutting be sure depth and bevel adjustments are tight.
•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 set-up.
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
•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.
Guard Against Kickback
•WHAT IS KICKBACK?
Kickback is the sudden movement of the saw, during a cut, back toward the operator which may cause
serious personal injuries.
RELEASE SWITCH IMMEDIATELY IF BLADE BINDS OR SAW STALLS.
•KICKBACK CAN BE CAUSED BY:
The saw blade becoming pinched, twisted or bound while cutting or 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
•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
• Support large panels as shown (Fig. 1). Material supported only at the ends (Fig. 2) will lead to blade
• 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
• 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 the saw when making a bevel cut. This will lead 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,
withdraw from cut and start a new cut on line.
• Set depth adjustment of saw such that one tooth of the blade projects below the workpiece as shown
• 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.
OTHER IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some exam-
ples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. (CCA)