Your Black & Decker drill/screwdriver has been designed for
screwdriving applications and for drilling in wood, metal,
plastics and masonry.
This tool is intended for consumer use only.
General safety rules
Warning! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric shock, ﬁre and/
or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the warnings
listed below refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool
or battery operated (cordless) power tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
1. Work area
a. Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of ﬂammable liquids, gases
Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating
a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodiﬁed plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use.
Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power
tool while you are tired or under the inﬂuence of
drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating power tools may
result in serious personal injury.
b. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off position before plugging in.
Carrying power tools with your ﬁnger on the switch or
plugging in power tools that have the switch on invites
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on.
A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the
power tool may result in personal injury.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts.
Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used.
Use of these devices can reduce dust related hazards.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it
on and off.
Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source before
making any adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.