c. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool 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
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
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are
less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in
accordance with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualiﬁed repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This
will ensure that the safety of the power tool is
Additional power tool safety warnings
Warning! Additional safety warnings for routers
Hold the power tool by the insulated gripping
surfaces, because the cutter may contact its own
cord. Cutting a "live" wire may make exposed metal
parts of the power tool "live" and shock the operator.
Use clamps or another practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding
the work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable
and may lead to loss of control.
Warning! Contact with, or inhalation of dusts arising from
routing applications may endanger the health of the operator
and possible bystanders. Wear a dust mask speciﬁcally
designed for protection against dust and fumes and ensure
that persons within or entering the work area are also
Thoroughly remove all dust after routing.
Only use router bits with a shank diameter equal to the
size of the collet installed in the tool.
Only use router bits suitable for the no-load speed of the
Never use router bits with a diameter exceeding the
maximum diameter speciﬁed in the technical data section.
Do not use the tool in an inverted position.
Do not attempt to use the tool in a stationary mode.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid hazard.
Take special care when routing where the paint is
possibly lead based or when routing some woods which
may produce toxic dust:
- Do not let children or pregnant women enter the
- Do not eat, drink or smoke in the work area.
- Dispose of dust particles and any other debris safely.
The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury and/or damage to property.
Safety of others
This appliance/tool is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.