AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC BRAKE (120 VOLT ONLY)
Your saw is equipped with an automatic electric blade brake which
stops the saw blade within 5 seconds of trigger release. This is not
On occasion, there may be a delay after trigger release to brake
engagement. On rare occasions, the brake may not engage at all and
the blade will coast to a stop.
If a delay or "skipping" occurs, turn the saw on and off 4 or 5 times. If
the condition persists, have the tool serviced by an authorized Black
and Decker service center.
Always be sure the blade has stopped before removing it from the
DISCONNECT PLUG FROM POWER SUPPLY
Inspect carbon brushes regularly by unplugging tool, removing the
brush inspection cap (17) and withdrawing the brush assembly. Keep
brushes clean and sliding freely in their guides. Always replace a
used brush in the same orientation in the holder as it was prior to its
removal. Carbon brushes have varying symbols stamped into their
sides, and if the brush is worn down to the line closest to the spring,
they must be replaced. Use only identical Black and Decker brushes.
Use of the correct grade of brush is essential for proper operation of
electric brake. New brush assemblies are available at Black & Decker
service centers. The tool should be allowed to "run in" (run at no load)
for 10 minutes before use to seat new brushes. The electric brake
may be erratic in operation until the brushes are properly seated
While "running in" DO NOT TIE, TAPE, OR OTHERWISE LOCK THE
TRIGGER SWITCH ON. HOLD BY HAND ONLY.
If you have any questions, call 1-800-54-HOW-TO
Plug the saw into any household 60 Hz power source. Refer to the
nameplate for voltage. Be sure the cord will not interfere with your
To turn the saw on, depress the trigger switch (16) shown in Figure 9.
To turn the tool off, release the switch. There is no provision for locking
the switch on, but a hole is provided in the trigger for insertion of a
padlock to lock the saw off to prevent unauthorized use.
BODY AND HAND POSITION (SEE FIGURE 10)
Proper positioning of your body and hands when operating the miter
saw will make cutting easier, more accurate and safer. Never place
hands near cutting area. Place hands no closer than 6" from the
blade. Hold the workpiece tightly to the table and the fence when
cutting. Keep hands in position until the trigger has been released and
the blade has completely stopped. ALWAYS MAKE DRY RUNS
(UNPOWERED) BEFORE FINISH CUTS SO THAT YOU CAN
CHECK THE PATH OF THE BLADE. DO NOT CROSS HANDS, AS
SHOWN IN FIGURE 10.
CUTTING WITH YOUR SAW
NOTE: Although this saw will cut wood and many non-ferrous
materials, we will limit our discussion to the cutting of wood only. The
same guidelines apply to the other materials. DO NOT CUT
FERROUS (IRON AND STEEL) MATERIALS OR MASONRY WITH
THIS SAW. Do not use any abrasive blades.
NOTE: Cutting of multiple pieces is not recommended, but can be
done safely by ensuring that each piece is held firmly against the table