Note: Ensure the forward / reverse switch is in the center (lock off) position.
The sander uses pre-cut nylon backed sheets of abrasive of a specific size. To fit the abra-
sive, align the it with the sanding pad and press it firmly in place.
Ensure the abrasive evenly overlaps the base. Never use your sander without an abrasive or
accessory. The abrasive supplied with your tool has two replacement tips. This design allows
you to interchange and or rotate the diamond tips. To rotate the tip, remove it from the pad,
rotate it 180º and press it back on the hook base. Note: Remove the two replacement tips
from the abrasive before use, these can be used later when the original diamond tip wears.
SANDING LEAD BASED PAINT
Sanding of lead based paint is NOT RECOMMENDED due to the difficulty of controlling the
contaminated dust. The greatest danger of lead poisoning is to children and pregnant women.
Since it is difficult to identify whether or not a paint contains lead without a chemical analysis,
we recommend the following precautions when sanding any paint:
• No children or pregnant women should enter the work area where the paint sanding is being
done until all cleanup is completed.
• A dust mask or respirator should be worn by all persons entering the work area. The filter
should be replaced daily or whenever the wearer has difficulty breathing.
• Note: Only those dust masks suitable for working with lead paint dust and fumes should be
used. Ordinary painting masks do not offer this protection. See your local hardware dealer for
the proper (NIOSH approved) mask.
• NO EATING, DRINKING or SMOKING should be done in the work area to prevent ingesting
contaminated paint particles. Workers should wash and clean up BEFORE eating, drinking or
smoking. Articles of food, drink, or smoking should not be left in the work area where dust
would settle on them.
• Paint should be removed in such a manner as to minimize the amount of dust generated.
• Areas where paint removal is occurring should be sealed with plastic sheeting of 4 mils
• Sanding should be done in a manner to reduce tracking of paint dust outside the work area.
CLEANING AND DISPOSAL
• All surfaces in the work area should be vacuumed and thoroughly cleaned daily for the
duration of the sanding project. Vacuum filter bags should be changed frequently.
• Plastic drop cloths should be gathered up and disposed of along with any dust chips or other
removal debris. They should be placed in sealed refuse receptacles and disposed of through
regular trash pick-up procedures. During cleanup, children and pregnant women should be
kept away from the immediate work area.
• All toys, washable furniture and utensils used by children should be washed thoroughly
before being used again.
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or
authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call:
WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and
adjustment should be performed by authorized service centers or other qualified service per-
sonnel, always using identical replacement parts.
THE RBRC™ SEAL
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation)
Seal on the nickel-cadmium battery (or battery pack) indicates that the costs to recy-
cle the battery (or battery pack) at the end of its useful life have already been paid by
Black & Decker. In some areas, it is illegal to place spent nickel-cadmium batteries in
the trash or municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an environmentally
RBRC in cooperation with Black & Decker and other battery users, has established programs
in the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel-cadmium batteries.
Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning the spent nickel-cad-
mium battery to an authorized Black & Decker service center or to your local retailer for recy-
cling. You may also contact your local recycling center for information on where to drop off the
spent battery, or call 1-800-8-BATTERY.
Black & Decker offers a full network of company-owned and authorized service locations
throughout North America. All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained per-
sonnel 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, refer to the yellow
page directory under "Tools—Electric" or call: 1-800-544-6986.
FULL TWO-YEAR HOME USE WARRANTY
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in materi-
al or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either
of two ways.
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 for their specific
return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or
authorized Service Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be
required. Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under "Tools-
Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory.
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may have other rights which vary from state to state. Should you have any questions,
contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center.