Operating the laser (fig. I - L) (KS900EL unit only)
Installing the batteries (fig. I)
Detach the laser module (17) from the jigsaw by removing
the screw (16) and pulling the laser module forward. Insert
two new 1.5 Volt AAA alkaline batteries, making sure to
match the (+) and (-) terminals correctly. Re-attach the laser
Adjusting the laser side-to-side (fig. J)
Note: The laser is intended as a cutting aid and does not
guarantee a precise cut.
Warning! Do not adjust the laser with the jigsaw plugged in.
Use the laser adjustment screw (18) to align the laser
line with the saw blade if needed.
The laser visibility (power) will be reduced if the jigsaw is
overheated. The laser may not be visible when the saw is
overloaded for a prolonged period of time. The laser visibility
will gradually return to normal when the tool cools down even
when the tool is unplugged.
Warning! Do not leave the overheated laser switched ON.
Make sure that the switch is in the OFF position and remove
the batteries to remove power from the laser.
Using the laser (fig. K - L)
The laser projects the line of cut (21) on to the surface of the
To switch the laser on, press the button (19).
To switch the laser off, press the button (19) again.
Viewing from directly above the jigsaw, the line of cut (21)
can be easily followed. Should this view be restricted for any
reason, the laser can be used as an alternative cutting guide.
Use a pencil to mark the cutting line (20).
Position the jigsaw over the line (20).
Switch on the laser.
Hints for optimum use
When cutting laminates, splintering may occur which can
damage the presentation surface. The most common saw
blades cut on the upward stroke, therefore if the shoe plate
is sitting on the presentation surface either use a saw blade
that cuts on the downward stroke or:
Use a fine-tooth saw blade.
Saw from the back surface of the workpiece.
To minimise splintering, clamp a piece of scrap wood or
hardboard to both sides of the workpiece and saw
through this sandwich.
Be aware that sawing metal takes much more time than
Use a saw blade suitable for sawing metal.
When cutting thin sheet metal, clamp a piece of scrap
wood to the back surface of the workpiece and cut
through this sandwich.
Spread a film of oil along the intended line of cut.
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over
a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool
care and regular cleaning.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a
soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Never let any liquid get inside the tool and never
immerse any part of the tool into liquid.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
Safely dispose of the old plug.
Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality
plugs. Recommended fuse: 5 A.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again. Re-
use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.