BATTERY CAP INFORMATION
Battery storage and carrying caps are provided for use whenever the battery is out of the tool
or charger. Remove cap before placing battery in charger or tool.
WARNING! Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects can contact exposed battery
terminals. For example, do not place battery in aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes,
drawers, etc. with loose nails, screws, keys, etc. without battery cap. Without cap in place,
battery could short circuit causing fire or burns or damage to battery.
CHARGING THE POWER PACK
THE BATTERIES IN YOUR POWER PACK ARE NOT FULLY CHARGED AT THE FACTORY.
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO CHARGE THEM, THOROUGHLY READ ALL OF THE SAFETY
The charger is designed to use standard household 120 volt 60 Hz power.
1. Plug the charger into any standard 120 Volt 60 Hz electrical outlet.
2. Slide the charger onto the battery pack as shown in Figure 1 and let it charge initially for
9 hours. After the initial charge, under normal usage, your power pack should be fully
charged in 3 to 6 hours.
3. Remove pack from the charger and place in tool (Figure 2). NOTE: To remove the bat-
tery from the saw, press down on the release button on the back of the battery (Figure 3)
and pull out.
IMPORTANT CHARGING NOTES
1. After normal usage, your power pack should be fully charged in 3 to 6 hours. If the power
pack is run-down completely, it may take up to 6 hours to become fully charged. Your
power pack was sent from the factory in an uncharged condition. Before attempting to use
it, it must be charged for at least 9 hours.
2. DO NOT charge the power pack in an air temperature below 40°F or above 105°F. This is
important and will prevent serious damage to the power pack. Longest life and best per-
formance can be obtained if power pack is charged when air temperature is about 75°F.
3. While charging, the charger may hum and become warm to touch. This is a normal con-
dition and does not indicate a problem.
4. If the power pack does not charge properly—(1) Check current at receptacle by plugging
in a lamp or other appliance. (2) Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch
which turns power off when you turn out the lights. (3) Move charger and power pack to a
surrounding air temperature of 40°F to 105°F. (4) If the receptacle and temperature are
OK, and you do not get proper charging, take or send the power pack and charger to your
local Black & Decker service center. See Tools Electric in yellow pages.
5. The power pack should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs
which were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE using saw with its power pack in
a depleted condition.
6. To prolong power pack life, avoid leaving the power pack on charge for extended periods of
time (over 30 days without use). Although overcharging is not a safety concern, it can
significantly reduce overall power pack life.
7. When the battery is inserted into the charger, the red "Charging Indicator" light will come on
indicating that there is contact between the battery and charger. The light will stay on as long
as the battery is in the charger and the charger is plugged into a working outlet. It WILL NOT
flash, go out or change to a different color when the charging cycle is complete.
8. The power pack will reach optimum performance after being cycled 5 times during normal
usage. There is no need to run the batteries down completely before recharging. Normal
usage is the best method of discharging and recharging the batteries.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: CHARGING THE BATTERY
1. This manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
2. Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) battery
charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only Black & Decker Power Packs. Other
types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
4. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Black & Decker may result in a risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than cord when dis-
7. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise sub-
jected to damage or stress.
8. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of improper exten-
sion cord could result in a risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
a. Two-wire cords can be used with 2-wire or 3-wire extension cords. Only round jacketed
extension cords should be used, and we recommend that they be listed by Underwriters
Laboratories (U.L.). If the extension is to be used outside, the cord must be suitable for
outdoor use. Any cord marked for outdoor use can also be used for indoor work. The let-
ters "W" or "WA" on the cord jacket indicate that the cord is suitable for outdoor use.
b. An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge) for safe-
ty, and to prevent loss of power and overheating. The smaller the gauge number of the
wire, the greater the capacity of the cable; that is, 16 gauge has more capacity than 18
gauge. When using more than one extension to make up the total length, be sure each
extension contains at least the minimum wire size.
Total Extension Cord Length (ft)
9. Use only the supplied charger when charging your tool. The use of any other charger could
damage the battery or create a hazardous condition.
10. Use only one charger when charging.
11. Do not attempt to open the charger. There are no customer serviceable parts inside.
Return to any authorized Black & Decker service center.
12. DO NOT incinerate the battery packs even if they are severely damaged or completely
worn out. The batteries can explode in a fire.
13. A small leakage of liquid from the battery cells may occur under extreme usage, charging
or temperature conditions. This does not indicate a failure. However, if the outer seal is
broken and this leakage gets on your skin:
10 minutes and seek immediate medical attention. MEDICAL NOTE: The liquid is a 25-35%
solution of potassium hydroxide.
FITTING AND REMOVING INTERCHANGEABLE TOOL HEADS
Note: Ensure the forward / reverse switch is in the center (lock off) position.
To install a tool head, align the arrows on both the tool head and the power unit and insert the
head until it clicks into place as shown in Fig. 4. To remove, press the release button and pull
the tool head off. Remove battery from power unit and all accessories from tool heads
before removing or installing.
VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL
The power unit has a variable speed switch. The more the trigger switch is depressed the
higher the speed of the attached head. Note: Trigger does not work when there is no head
CHART FOR MINIMUM WIRE SIZE (AWG)OF EXTENSION CORDS
NAMEPLATE RATING AMPS – 0 – 10.0
a. Wash quickly with soap and water.
b. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon juice or vinegar.
c. If the battery liquid gets in your eyes, flush them with clean water for a minimum of