Blade Selection; Automatic Electric Brake - Black & Decker BDCCS18 Original Instructions Manual

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Lower Blade Guard
WARNING: Laceration Hazard. The lower blade guard is
a safety feature which reduces the risk of serious personal
injury. Never use the saw if the lower guard is missing, dam-
aged, misassembled or not working properly. Do not rely on
the lower blade guard to protect you under all circumstances.
Your safety depends on following all warnings and precautions
as well as proper operation of the saw. Check lower guard for
proper closing before each use as outlined in Additional Safety
Rules for Circular Saws. If the lower blade guard is missing
or not working properly, have the saw serviced before using.
To assure product safety and reliability, repair, maintenance
and adjustment should be performed by an authorized service
center or other qualified service organization, always using
identical replacement parts.
WARNING: To minimize the risk of eye injury, always use eye
protection. Foreign objects in the work place such as wire or
nails can cause tips to crack or break. Only operate saw when
proper saw blade guard is in place. Mount blade securely in
proper rotation before using, and always use a clean, sharp
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, It is important to
support the work properly and to hold the saw firmly to prevent
loss of control which could cause personal injury. Figure E
illustrates typical hand support.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
read, understand and follow all important safety warnings and
instructions prior to using tool.

Blade Selection

Your circular saw is designed for use with 140 x 2 mm diam-
eter blades that have a 12.7 mm diameter bore. Blades must
be rated for 7000 RPM operation (or higher). DO NOT use any
abrasive wheels.
General Cuts
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, remove the battery,
and follow all assembly, adjustment and set up instructions.
Make sure lower guard operates. Select the proper blade for
the material to be cut.
Measure and mark work for cutting.
Support and secure work properly (See Safety Rules and
Use appropriate and required safety equipment (See
Safety Rules).
Secure and maintain work area (See Safety Rules).
With battery inserted, make sure switch turns saw on and
(Original instructions)
Saw is equipped with a switch lock-off feature to prevent
unintentional operation.
To operate the tool, press in on the lock-off button (2) from
either side of the saw and hold it in as you depress the
trigger switch (3).
After you have depressed the trigger and the tool is run-
ning, release the lock-off button.
The tool will continue to run as long as the trigger is
To turn the tool off, release the trigger switch.
NOTE: This tool has no provision for locking the tool on, and
the switch should never be locked on by any other means.

Automatic Electric Brake

Your saw is equipped with an electric blade brake which stops
the saw blade within 1-2 seconds of trigger release. This is
automatic and requires no adjustment.
To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
always hold the tool with both hands.
Let the blade run freely for a few seconds before starting
the cut.
Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while performing
the cut.
Work with the shoe pressed against the workpiece.
Hints for optimum use
As some splintering along the line of cut on the top side of
the workpiece cannot be avoided, cut on the side where
splintering is acceptable.
Where splintering is to be minimized, e.g. when cutting
laminates, clamp a piece of plywood onto the top of the
Pocket cutting (fig. K)
WARNING: Never tie the blade guard in a raised position.
Never move the saw backwards when pocket cutting. This
may cause the unit to raise up off the work surface which
could cause injury.
A pocket cut is one that is made when the edge of the
material does not push the lower guard open, but the bottom
edge of the rotating blade cuts into the middle of the material.
Adjust the shoe (5) so the blade cuts at desired depth.
Tilt the saw forward and rest front of the shoe on
material to be cut.
Using the retracting lever, retract lower blade guard to
an upward position. Lower rear of shoe until blade teeth
almost touch cutting line.
Release the blade guard (its contact with the work will
keep it in position to open freely as you start the cut).

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