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Charging The Battery; Selecting The Direction Of Rotation; Switching On And Off; Use - Black & Decker EPC12 User Manual

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Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
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Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
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accessories.
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
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any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take regular
breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
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Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed when
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using your tool (example:- working with wood, especially
oak, beech and MDF.)

Use

Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.

Charging the battery

The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were
easily done before. When charging the battery for the first
time, or after prolonged storage, it will only accept an 80%
charge. After several charge and discharge cycles, the battery
will attain full capacity. The battery may become warm while
charging; this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Charger with charger receptacle (fig. C)
To charge the battery (5), remove it from the tool and slide
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the charger receptacle (8) onto the battery.
Plug in the charger (7).
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After normal use, a charging time of 3 hours will provide
sufficient power for most applications. However, further
charging for up to 6 hours could significantly increase the use
time, depending on the battery and charging conditions.
Remove the battery from the charger.
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Charger with charger plug (fig. D)
To charge the battery, make sure that it is fitted on the
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tool.
Insert the charger plug (10) into the connector (9).
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Plug in the charger (7).
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Switch on at the mains.
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After normal use, a charging time of 3 hours will provide
sufficient power for most applications. However, further
charging for up to 6 hours could significantly increase the use
time, depending on the battery and charging conditions.
Disconnect the tool from the charger.
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Warning! Do not use the tool while it is connected to the
charger.
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Selecting the direction of rotation

For drilling and for tightening screws, use forward (clockwise)
rotation. For loosening screws or removing a jammed drill bit,
use reverse (counterclockwise) rotation.
To select forward rotation, push the forward/reverse slider
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(2) to the left.
To select reverse rotation, push the forward/reverse slider
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to the right.
To lock the tool, set the forward/reverse slider into the
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centre position.
Selecting the operating mode or torque (fig. G)
This tool is fitted with a collar to select the operating mode and
to set the torque for tightening screws. Large screws and hard
workpiece materials require a higher torque setting than small
screws and soft workpiece materials. The collar has a wide
range of settings to suit your application.
For drilling in wood, metal and plastics, set the collar (3) to
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the drilling position by aligning the symbol with the
marking (16).
For screwdriving, set the collar to the desired setting.
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If you do not yet know the appropriate setting, proceed as
follows:
- Set the collar (3) to the lowest torque setting.
- Tighten the first screw.
- If the clutch ratchets before the desired result is
achieved, increase the collar setting and continue
tightening the screw. Repeat until you reach the correct
setting. Use this setting for the remaining screws.

Switching on and off

Variable speed switch
To switch the tool on, press the variable speed switch (1).
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The tool speed depends on how far you press the switch.
To switch the tool off, release the variable speed switch.
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Hints for optimum use
Drilling
Always apply a light pressure in a straight line with the drill
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bit.
Just before the drill tip breaks through the other side of the
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workpiece, decrease pressure on the tool.
Use a block of wood to back up workpieces that may
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splinter.
Use spade bits when drilling large diameter holes in wood.
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Use HSS drill bits when drilling in metal.
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Use masonry bits when drilling in soft masonry.
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Use a lubricant when drilling metals other than cast iron
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and brass.
Make an indentation using a centre punch at the centre of
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the hole to be drilled in order to improve accuracy.

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