f Tighten an Allen key into the chuck and strike it with
a hammer as shown.
f Remove the Allen key.
f Remove the chuck by turning it counterclockwise.
f To refit the chuck, screw it onto the spindle and secure
it with the chuck retaining screw
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not
Warning! Before drilling into walls, floors or ceilings,
check for the location of wiring and pipes.
Selecting the direction of rotation (fig. E)
For drilling and for tightening screws, use forward
(clockwise) rotation. For loosening screws or removing a
jammed drill bit, use reverse (counterclockwise) rotation.
f To select forward rotation, push the forward/reverse
slider (3) to the centre position.
f To select reverse rotation, push the forward/reverse
slider to the left.
Warning! Never change the direction of rotation while
the motor is running.
Selecting the drilling mode
f For drilling in masonry, set the drilling mode selector
(3) to the
f For drilling in other materials and for screwdriving, set
the drilling mode selector to the position.
Setting the drilling depth (fig. F)
(Only for HD450-HD500)
f Slacken the side handle (7) by turning the grip
f Set the depth stop (6) to the desired position. The
maximum drilling depth is equal to the distance
between the tip of the drill bit and the front end of the
f Tighten the side handle by turning the grip clockwise.
Switching on and off
f To switch the tool on, press the speed switch (1).
For tools with variable speed switch, the tool speed
depends on how far you press the switch. As a
general rule, use low speeds for large diameter
drill bits and high speeds for smaller diameter drill bits.
f For continuous operation, press the lock-on button (2)
and release the speed switch. This option is available
only at full speed. This option does not work in reverse
rotation. Reverse rotation available only for HD450-
f To switch the tool off, release the speed switch. To
switch the tool off when in continuous operation, press
the speed switch once more and release it.
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory
used. Black & Decker accessories are engineered to
high quality standards and designed to enhance the
performance of your tool. By using these accessories you
will get the very best from your tool.
Your 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
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch
off and unplug the tool.
f Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using
a soft brush or dry cloth.
f Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
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
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 offers a full network of company-owned and
authorized service locations. All Black & Decker Service
Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide
customers with efficient and reliable power tool service.
For more information about our authorized service centers
and if you need technical advice, repair, or genuine factory
replacement parts, contact the Black & Decker location
nearest you, or visit us at www.BlackandDecker-la.com
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