• While keeping the saw in this position,
unplug the saw and loosen the kerf
plate on the saw shoe.
• Align the 0° mark (22) on the kerf plate
with the cutting line. When adjusting
for 45° miter cuts, align the 45° mark
(23) on the kerf plate with the cutting
• Secure the kerf plate using the screw
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
serious personal injury,always hold the
tool with both hands.
• Let the blade run freely for a few
seconds before starting the cut.
• Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool
while performing the cut.
• Work with the shoe pressed against
HINTS FOR OPTIMUM USE
• As some splintering along the line of
cut on the top side of the workpiece
cannot be avoided, cut on the side
where splintering is acceptable.
• Where splintering is to be minimized,
e.g. when cutting laminates, clamp a
piece of plywood onto the top of the
POCKET CUTTING (FIG.12)
POCKET CUTTING IS USED TO CUT A
HOLE IN A PIECE OF MATERIAL
WITHOUT CUTTING FROM THE SIDE.
• Measure and mark work.
• Tilt saw forward and rest front of the
shoe on material to be cut. Align so
that cut will begin at the back of the
drawn rectangle shown in figure 12.
• Using the retracting lever, retract blade
guard to an upward position, with the
blade just clearing the material, start
motor and gradually lower the saw into
WARNING: As blade starts cutting the
material, release the retracting lever
• Never tie the blade guard in a raised
• When the shoe rests flat on the
material being cut, complete the cut in
• Allow the blade to come to a complete
stop before lifting saw from material.
• When starting each new cut, repeat the
WRENCH STORAGE (FIG.13)
The spanner wrench (8) can be stored
on the saw shoe as shown in figure 13.
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 (other than
those listed in this manual) should be
performed by authorized service centers
or other qualified service organizations,
always using identical replacement parts.
Black & Decker tools are properly
lubricated at the factory and are ready for