• Tilt the saw forward and rest front of
the foot plate on material to be cut.
• Using the retracting lever, retract lower
blade guard to an upward position.
Lower rear of foot plate until blade
teeth almost touch cutting line.
• Release the blade guard (its contact
with the work will keep it in position
to open freely as you start the cut).
Remove hand from guard lever and
firmly grip secondary handle (3), as
shown in figure 11. Position your body
and arm to allow you to resist kickback
if it occurs.
• Make sure blade is not in contact with
cutting surface before starting saw.
• Start the motor and gradually lower the
saw until its foot plate rests flat on the
material to be cut. Advance saw along
the cutting line until cut is completed as
shown in figure 11.
• Release trigger and allow blade to stop
completely before withdrawing the
• When starting each new cut, repeat as
wRENCh STORAgE (fig.12)
The spanner wrench (8) can be stored
on the saw shoe as shown in figure 12.
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
black & Decker tools are properly
lubricated at the factory and are ready
Rip fences and other accessories are
available from Black and Decker Service
Centers. To find your local service
location, call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit
Recommended accessories for use with
your tool are available from your local
wARNiNg:The use of any accessory not
recommended for use with this tool could be
hazardous. Use only 7-1/4 " (184mm) blades
with 5/8" diameter arbor.
All Black & Decker Service Centers are
staffed with trained personnel to provide
customers with efficient and reliable
power tool service. Whether you need
technical advice, repair, or genuine
factory replacement parts, contact the
Black & Decker location nearest you.
To find your local service location,
call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit www.
fuLL TwO-yEAR hOmE uSE
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants
this product for two years against any
defects in material or workmanship.
The defective product will be replaced
or repaired at no charge in either of two
The first, which will result in exchanges
only, is to return the product to the
retailer from whom it was purchased
(provided that the store is a participating
retailer). Returns should be made within
the time period of the retailer's policy for
exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after
the sale). Proof of purchase may be
required. Please check with the retailer