Selecting the direction of rotation
For tightening screws, use forward (clockwise) rotation.
For loosening screws use reverse (counterclockwise) rotation.
To select forward rotation, push the forward/reverse slider
(2) to the left.
To select reverse rotation, push the forward/reverse slider
(2) to the right.
To lock the tool, set the forward/reverse button into the
Select forward or reverse rotation using the
forward/reverse slider (2).
To switch the tool on, press the on/off switch (1).
To switch the tool off, release the on/off switch (1).
This tool is fitted with a spindle lock so that it can be used as a
normal screwdriver. Use the tool this way to loosen very tight
screws or to firmly tighten screws.
Rotating the gearbox (fig. C, D & E)
The tool is fitted with a rotating gearbox to facilitate various
screwdriving applications, such as reaching screws in tight
corners and close to ceilings and floors. The bitholder can be
set to a centre position and 3 off-centre positions: top, left and
right. The gearbox and the spindle can be rotated to set the
various bitholder positions.
To rotate the gearbox (9) push the pivot release slider (5)
forward and turn the gearbox 90° to the left or to the right
(fig. C & D). Note: The gearbox will only turn 90° left and
right. Do not attempt to turn any further.
To rotate the spindle (10) push the pivot release slider (5)
backward and turn the spindle head 180° left or right (fig. E).
Warning! Ensure the gearbox and spindle are locked into
place before use.
The LED light is activated automatically when the trigger is
depressed. The LED will illuminate when the trigger is
depressed and the forward/reverse slider (2) is in the locked
off position (central position).
Hints for optimum use
Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Always use the correct type and size of screwdriver bit.
If screws are difficult to tighten, try applying a small
amount of washing liquid or soap as a lubricant.
Use the auto spindle lock to loosen very tight screws or to
firmly tighten screws.
Always hold the tool and screwdriver bit in a straight line
with the screw.
When screwing in wood, it is recommended to drill a pilot
hole with a depth equal to the length of the screw.
A pilot hole guides the screw and prevents splintering or
distortion of the wood. For the optimum size of the pilot
hole, refer to the table below.
When screwing in hardwood, also drill a clearance hole
with a depth equal to half the length of the screw.
For the optimum size of the clearance hole, refer to the
Pilot hole ø
No. 6 (3.5 mm)
No. 8 (4 mm)
No. 10 (5 mm)
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory used.
Black & Decker and Piranha 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.
This tool uses screwdriver bits with a 1/4" (6.35 mm)
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 tool
care and regular cleaning.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on the tool,
remove the battery from the tool. Unplug the charger before
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool and
charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
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 collection.
Pilot hole ø