• USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES AND BLADE ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS WHEN
MOUNTING BLADES. Do not use blades with incorrect size holes. Never use defective or
incorrect blade washers or bolts. Follow blade assembly procedures.
• ADJUSTMENTS. 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
surface. 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 all times.
• 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.
DANGER: RELEASE SWITCH IMMEDIATELY IF BLADE BINDS OR SAW STALLS.
GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK
• KICKBACK CAN BE CAUSED BY the saw blade becoming pinched, twisted or bound while
cutting, or when 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 operator.
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 blade.
• Support large panels as shown (Fig. 1). Material supported only at the ends (Fig. 2) will lead
to blade pinching.
• 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 occurs.
• 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 saw when making a bevel cut. This leads 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 and allow blade to coast down to a stop. Withdraw from cut and start a
new cut on the line.
• Set depth adjustment of saw such that one tooth of the blade projects below the workpiece
as shown in (Fig. 6).
• 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.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
n o ............no load speed
............Class II Construction
.../min......revolutions or reciprocation per minute
............safety alert symbol
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 following 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
Minimum Gage for Extension Cords
Be sure your power supply agrees with nameplate marking. 120 Volts AC 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 your 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. This tool is AC only.
CUTTING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
Adjust depth of cut using depth adjustment lever. See (Figs. 5 & 6) for proper setting. Tighten
BEVEL ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
Adjust bevel angle (Fig. 7) using bevel adjustment knob and bevel scale. Tighten knob
Support work near cut
Soutenir la pièce près de la ligne de coupe.
Apoye la pieza cerca del corte
Total Length of Cord in Feet
Material bends on blade causing heavy loads or kickback
Le matériau plie au contact de la lame causant de lourdes
surcharges ou des rebonds.
El material oprime el disco ocasionando sobrecarga o contragolpe
Depth adjustment knob
Bouton de réglage de la profondeur
Perilla de ajuste de profundidad
Bevel adjustment knob
Bouton de réglage pour coupes en biseau
Perilla de ajuste de bisel
For pocket cuts only
Pour coupes en retrait seulement
Solamente para cortes de bolsillo
WARNING: Always unplug saw from power supply before any of the following operations.
ATTACHING AND REMOVING THE BLADE
NOTE: The first time the blade bolt is removed from saw without a blade installed, it
may be necessary to place the blade wrench on the bolt head and tap it sharply in the
counter clockwise direction.
Retract lower guard and assemble blade and clamp washer as shown (Fig. 8). Insure large
surface of washer is toward blade. Depress spindle lock as shown in Figure 9 and tighten
NOTE: Never engage the blade lock while saw is running, or engage in an effort to stop
the tool. Never turn the saw on while the blade lock is engaged. Serious damage to
your saw will result.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, read, understand and follow all
important safety warnings and instructions prior to using tool.
GENERAL CUTS (IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS. )
GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK
With unit unplugged, follow all assembly, adjustment and set up instructions.
Make sure lower guard operates. Select the proper blade for the material to be cut.
• Measure and mark work for cutting.
• Support and secure work properly (See Safety Rules and Instructions).
• Use appropriate and required safety equipment (See Safety Rules).
• Secure and maintain work area (See Safety Rules).
• With plug inserted and guard closed, make sure switch turns saw on and off.
WARNING: It is important to support the work properly and to hold the saw firmly to
prevent loss of control which could cause personal injury. Fig. 3 illustrates recommended
To operate the tool, depress the trigger switch shown in Fig. 10. The tool will continue to run
as long as the trigger is depressed.
To turn the tool off, release the trigger switch. There is no provision for locking the tool on,
and the switch should never be locked on by any other means.
KERF PLATE ADJUSTMENT
Adjust kerf plate (Fig. 11) to read zero when the bevel scale reads zero by loosening the kerf
plate screw and sliding the plate as necessary. Align mark on kerf plate with drawn pencil line
on the material being cut and advance blade into cut. The kerf plate has lines for zero bevel
and 45 degree bevel cutting.
POCKET CUTTING (SEE 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.
• 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 the material.
Proper depth: one tooth below surface of wood
Surface of wood
Surface du bois
Superficie de madera
Outer clamp washer
Rondelle de fixation externe
Roldana de sujeción exterior
Blade clamping screw
Vis de fixation de la lame
Tornillo de sujeción del disco
Interrupteur à détente
Kerf plate screw
Vis de la plaquette amovible
Tornillo de la placa de corte
Warning: When blade starts
cutting, release retraction
Avertissement : Lorsque la
lame commence à découper,
relâcher immédiatement le
ressort de rappel.
Advertencia: Cuando el
disco inicie el corte, suelte
inmediatamente la palanca
del mecanismo retráctil
Profondeur appropriée : une dent sous la
surface du bois.
Profundidad correcta: un diente debajo de la
superficie de madera
Tip of tooth
Bout de la dent
Punta del diente
Direction of teeth
Sens des dents
Dirección de los dientes
Inner clamp washer
Rondelle de fixation interne
Roldana de sujeción interior
Arbre de la scie
Flecha de la sierra
Seguro de la