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Operating Instructions - Black & Decker BDCMTJS Instruction Manual

Jig saw attachment

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING:
Shock hazard. Under no circumstances should this product be used near water.
WARNING:
Risk of lacerations or burns. Do not touch work piece or blade immediately
after operating the tool. They can become very hot. Handle carefully. Always allow accessories
and work piece to cool before handling.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, turn off and remove battery from tool or disconnect
plug from power source before making any adjustments or removing or installing attachments or
accessories.Remove any accessory from the attachment before removing or installing the attachment.
NOTE: Refer to Power Unit instruction manual before operating this tool for all safety warnings
and details on installing and removing attachments.
INSTALLING AND REMOVING A SAW BLADE (FIGURE A)
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, turn off and
remove battery from the tool or disconnect plug from power
source before making any adjustments or removing or installing
attachments or accessories.
• Access the lever (A1) through the back of the jig saw attachment.
• Press and hold the lever down with your thumb.
• Insert the saw blade into the blade clamp as shown. Make sure
the teeth are pointing toward the slot opening in the saw shoe.
• Release the lever.
• To remove the saw blade, press and hold the lever (A1) down
and pull the saw blade from the holder.
SAWING
• To switch the tool on, press the variable speed switch on the power unit. The tool speed
depends on how far you press the switch.
• To switch the tool off, release the variable speed switch.
• Always use the appropriate type of saw blade for the workpiece material and type of cut.
• If necessary, drill a hole in the workpiece near the starting point of the cut so the blade will fit
before starting the cut.
NOTE: This attachment only operates in the forward direction, the forward/reverse slider of the
Power Unit should not be able to be switched to reverse.
MAKING A POCKET CUT (FIGURE B),
IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO DRILL A PILOT HOLE:
• Mark the desired starting point.
• Tilt the tool forward and place the rounded front edge of the
saw shoe on the workpiece.
• Switch the tool on and slowly feed the saw blade into the
workpiece at the desired starting point.
CUTTING SHEET METAL
• Use a metal cutting blade. Clamp a piece of plywood or
soft wood to the back of the workpiece and saw through the
combination in order to obtain a clear cut.
• Do not force the saw blade into the workpiece. Note that cutting
sheet metal will normally take more time than sawing thicker
wooden workpieces.
• Spread a thin film of oil along the cutting line before sawing.
• To cut, place the front of shoe on the material to be cut. Hold the
jig saw shoe firmly against the material while cutting. Don't force
the tool; let the blade cut at its own speed.
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