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Skil 4570 Operating/Safety Instructions Manual

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  • Page 2: General Power Tool Safety Warnings

    SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:21 PM Page 2 General Power Tool Safety Warnings Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE The term “power tool”...
  • Page 3 SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:21 PM Page 3 Disconnect the plug from the power source Battery tool use and care and/or the battery pack from the power tool Recharge only with the charger specified before making any adjustments, changing by the manufacturer.
  • Page 4 Specifications. Other types of batteries may Use of an attachment not recommended burst causing personal injury and damage. or sold by Skil may result in a risk of fire, Charge battery pack in temperatures above electric shock or injury to persons.
  • Page 5: Nickel-Cadmium Batteries

    Ni-Cd battery recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area, or return your bans/restrictions in your area, or return your batteries to a Skil/Bosch/Dremel Service batteries to a Skil/Bosch/Dremel Service Center for recycling. Robert Bosch Tool Center for recycling. Robert Bosch Tool Corporation’s involvement in this program is...
  • Page 6 SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:21 PM Page 6 Symbols IMPORTANT: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
  • Page 7 SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:21 PM Page 7 Symbols (continued) IMPORTANT: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
  • Page 8: Functional Description And Specifications

    Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally. Cordless Jigsaw Tool Aluminum 3/8" Model number 4570 Mild steel 3/16" Voltage rating 18 V Charger (Ni-Cad) SC118 or SC118B No load speed...
  • Page 9: Safety Switch

    SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:21 PM Page 9 Assembly Attaching the Blad e When inserting the saw blade, the back of the blade must rest in the groove of the guide Disconnect battery pack roller (Fig. 3). from tool or place the switch in the locked or off position before 2.
  • Page 10 SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:22 PM Page 10 BUILT IN WORK LIGHT Your tool is also equipped with a light that turns on automatically when the switch is activated, for better visibility when cutting (Fig. 6). Cutting Tips Face the good side of the material down and Build up cutting rate gradually, cutting close to secure it in a bench vise or clamp it down.
  • Page 11: Cutting With A Straightedge

    SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:22 PM Page 11 CUTTING WITH A STRAIGHTEDGE FOOT AGAINST STRAIGHTEDGE Always use a rough cut blade when possible. Clamp a straightedge on the work parallel to the line of cut and flush with the side of the saw foot.
  • Page 12: Metal Cutting

    SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:22 PM Page 12 METAL CUTTING sandwiched between two pieces of wood or When cutting metal clamp material down. Be tightly clamped on a single piece of wood extra certain that you move the saw along (wood on top of the metal).
  • Page 13: Circle Cutting

    Skil Service Center. 5. Move switch lock to the unlock position, Note: Use of charger’s or battery packs not hold the saw firmly, squeeze trigger and sold by Skil will void the warranty slowly push the saw forward. To make a hole,...
  • Page 14 SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:22 PM Page 14 BATTERy CHARGED CONDITION INDICATOR (SB18B BATTERy) Your battery pack is equipped with charge • • • When only three lights illuminate, this condition indicator lights (Fig. 16). The indicates the battery pack is partially charged. indicator lights shows the charge condition of •...
  • Page 15 SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:22 PM Page 15 Mounting Charger MOUNTING CHARGER TO 4. Remove battery pack from charger before A VERTICAL SURFACE mounting. (Models SC118 & SC118B only) 5. Insert handle of charger into the mounting For convenience, your charger was designed clip in the horizontal position (Fig 18).
  • Page 16: Optional Accessory

    SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:22 PM Page 16 OPTIONAL ACCESSORy Skil model SB18B-LI lithium ion battery pack is compatible with all existing Skil 18V tools that use the SB18B and SB18A Ni-Cd batteries. Only use the specified charger to charge your Li-Ion batteries. Do not charge Li- ion batteries with a Ni-Cd charger.
  • Page 17 SM 1619X04463 05-09:SM 1619X04463 05-09 5/29/09 3:22 PM Page 17 If the green indicator light The purpose of the light is to indicate that the is “BLINKING RAPIDLY”, battery pack is fast-charging. It does not the battery pack is too indicate the exact point of full charge.
  • Page 18: Tool Lubrication

    We recom- used. mend that all tool service be performed by a Skil Factory Service Center or Authorized Skil Cleaning Service Station. SERVICEMEN: Disconnect To avoid accidents, always tool and/or charger from power source before disconnect the tool and/or servicing.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    2. Confirm battery is locked and secured to the tool. 3. Let battery sit a few minutes or until it reaches normal operating temperature. 4. Have switch replaced by an Authorized Skil Service Center or Service Station. TROUBLE: BATTERy PACK WILL NOT CHARGE PROBLEM 1.
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