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Residual Risks - Black & Decker EPL148 Original Instructions Manual

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Residual risks.

Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving
Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When
using any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take
regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF.)
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. A)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were
easily done before. The battery may become warm while
charging; this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient
temperatures below 10 °C or above 40 °C.
Recommended charging temperature: approx. 24
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if the cell
temperature is below approximately 10 °C or above 40 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the charger
will begin to charge automatically when the cell
temperature warms up or cools down.
To charge the battery (7), insert it into the
charger (8). The battery will only fit into the
charger in one way. Do not force. Be sure that
the battery is fully seated in the charger.
Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (9) will blink.
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (9)
switches to continuously on. The charger and the battery can
be left connected indefinitely. The LED will switch on as the
charger occasionally tops up the battery charge.
Charge discharged batteries within 1 week.
Battery life will be greatly diminished if stored in
a discharged state.
(Original instructions)
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the
LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery
pack fresh and fully charged.
Selecting the direction of rotation (fig. F)
For drilling and for tightening screws, use forward (clockwise)
rotation. For loosening screws or removing a jammed drill bit,
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
to the right.
To lock the tool, set the forward/reverse slider into the
centre position.
Selecting the operating mode or torque (fig. G)
This tool is fitted with a collar to select the operating mode and
to set the torque for tightening screws. Large screws and hard
workpiece materials require a higher torque setting than small
screws and soft workpiece materials. The collar has a wide
range of settings to suit your application.
For drilling in wood, metal and plastics, set the collar (3) to
the drilling position by aligning the symbol
marking (13).
For screwdriving, set the collar to the desired setting.
If you do not yet know the appropriate setting, proceed as
- Set the collar (3) to the lowest torque setting.
- Tighten the first screw.
- If the clutch ratchets before the desired result is
achieved, increase the collar setting and continue
tightening the screw. Repeat until you reach the correct
setting. Use this setting for the remaining screws.
Drilling in masonry (fig. G & H)
For drilling in masonry, set the collar (3) to the hammer
drilling position by aligning the symbol
Slide the speed selector (5) towards the front of the tool
(2nd gear).
Speed selector (fig. H)
For drilling in steel and for screwdriving applications, slide
the speed selector (5) towards the rear of the tool (1st
For drilling in materials other than steel, slide the speed
selector (5) towards the front of the tool (2nd gear).
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