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Switching On And Off; Hints For Optimum Use; Maintenance; Protecting The Environment - Black & Decker Powerful Solutions AST8XC Original Instructions Manual

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Switching on and off

To switch the tool on, press the on/off switch (1).
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To switch the tool off, release the on/off switch (1).
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For continuous operation, press the lock-on button (2) and
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release the on/off switch (1).
To switch the tool off when in continuous operation, press
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and release the on/off switch (1).
Sawing
Hold the tool firmly with both hands while cutting.
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The shoe should be held firmly against the material being
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cut. This will help prevent the saw from jumping, reduce
vibration and minimise blade breakage.
Let the blade run freely for a few seconds before starting
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the cut.
Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while performing
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the cut.

Hints for optimum use

Sawing laminates
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.
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Saw from the back surface of the workpiece.
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Clamp a piece of scrap wood or hardboard to both sides
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of the workpiece to minimise splintering, and saw through
this sandwich.
Sawing metal
Be aware that sawing metal takes much more time than
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sawing wood.
Use a saw blade suitable for sawing metal.
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When cutting thin sheet metal, clamp a piece of scrap
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wood to the back surface of the workpiece and cut through
this sandwich.
Spread a film of oil along the intended line of cut.
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Maintenance

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 care
and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or cleaning,
make sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged and that
the saw blade has stopped.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool and
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charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
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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.
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Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new plug.
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Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
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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

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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.
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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.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
at: www.2helpU.com
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