GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed
below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
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• Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite
• Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or
• Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
• Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other.) This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit
fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician
to install a polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. Double insulation
eliminates the need for the three wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply
• Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
• Don’t expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
• Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry the tools or pull the plug from an
outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace
damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
• When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A"
or "W." These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
• Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power
tool. Do not use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious
• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your
hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothing, jewelry, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts. Air vents cover moving parts and should be avoided.
• Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off before plugging in. Carrying tools with
your finger on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
• Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or key that is
left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
• Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
Tool Use and Care
• Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable
platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss
• Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
• Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
• Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventative safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
• Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
• Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
tools, with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
• Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tools operation. If damaged, have the tool
serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
• Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your model.
Accessories that may be suitable for one tool, may become hazardous when used on
• Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
• When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in
the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
Specific Safety Rule
• Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the
cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will
make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
Additional Safety Instructions for Planers
• Read instruction manual thoroughly before using this tool.
• Be sure the switch is in OFF position before connecting tool to power supply.
• Switch OFF immediately if tool is jammed in work.
• Disconnect from power source when cleaning or making adjustments to the tool.
• Always hold the tool with both hands and by the handles provided.
• Be sure tool is properly held or set for right use before turning switch to ON.
• Maintain tool with care. Follow instructions for changing accessories.
• Store tool in a clean dry place after disconnecting from power source.
• Keep air vents unobstructed for proper motor cooling.
• Keep side discharge chute unobstructed at all times.
• Never reach under the tool for any reason unless it is turned off and UNPLUGGED. •
BLADES ARE EXPOSED AND EXTREMELY SHARP.
• Use this tool for working with wood and wood products only.
• Remove all nails and metal objects from the workpiece before planing.
• Use sharp cutting blades only. Planer blades are extremely sharp - Handle with great care.
• Never put the tool down until the cutting blades have come to a complete stop. DO NOT lay
tool down on shoe when the blades are exposed. This can chip the blades.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V ..........................volts A..........................amperes
Hz ........................hertz W ........................watts
min........................minutes ......................alternating current
o........................no load speed
Class II Construction
........................safety alert symbol .../min ..................revolutions or
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. (CCA)
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To
reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with
approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter
out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling,
and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas
with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may
promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious
and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory
protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate hearing protection during use. Under some conditions
and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
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Be sure your power supply agrees with nameplate marking. 120 Volts AC only means your
drill will operate on standard 60 Hz household power. Do not operate AC tools on DC. A
rating of 120 volts AC/DC means that your tool will operate on standard 60 Hz AC or DC
power. This information is printed on the nameplate. Lower voltage will cause loss of power
and can result in over-heating. All Black & Decker tools are factory-tested; if this tool does
not operate, check the power supply.
Use of Extension Cords
Make sure the extension cord is in good condition before using. Always use the proper size
extension cords with the tool – that is, proper wire size for various lengths of cord and heavy
enough to carry the current the tool will draw. Use of an undersized cord will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. For proper size cords see chart
1. On/off switch
2. Lock-on button
3. Shavings discharge outlet
4. Planing depth adjustment knob
5. Planing depth graduation
KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
• For aggressive material removal, use several controlled passes at a shallow depth
• For optimum results use smooth uninterrupted passes.
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INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y
PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA. ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE
INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
Catalog No. 7698 Form No. 585453-00 (JUN-03-1) Copyright © 2003 Black & Decker Printed in China
Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Volts Total Length of Cord in Feet
120V 0-25 26-50 51-100 101-150
240V 0-50 51-100 101-200 201-300
More Not more American Wire Gage
0-6 18 16 16 14
6 - 10 18 16 14 12
10 - 12 16 16 14 12
12 - 16 14 12 Not Recommended
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