Use HSS router bits for softwood.
Use TCT router bits for hardwood.
You can use the tool without a guide (ﬁg. N). This is
useful for signwriting and creative work. Only make
Refer to the table below for common types of router bits.
Router bits (ﬁg. O)
Straight bit (1)
Grooves and rebates
Trimming bit (2)
Trimming laminates or hardwood;
accurate proﬁling using a template
Rebating bit (3)
Rebates on straight or curved
V-grooving bit (4)
Grooves, engraving and edge
Core box bit (5)
Fluting, engraving and decorative
Cove bit (6)
Decorative edge moulding
Ogee moulding bit (7) Decorative edge moulding
Rounding over bit (9)
Rounding over edges
Dovetail bit (10)
Chamfer bit (11)
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.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool 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.
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 too
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be ﬁtted:
Safely dispose of the old plug.
Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Connect the green/yellow lead to the earth terminal.
Warning! Follow the ﬁtting instructions supplied with good
quality plugs. Recommended fuse: 13 A.
Max. diameter of router bit
Max. depth of cut
8,000 - 27,000
5/16" (8 mm) /
1/4" (6.35 mm) / 6 mm