Bosch XEO manual

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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Cutting machine
  • Model/name: XEO
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

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General Power Tool
Safety Warnings
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure
to follow the warnings and instructions may result in elec-
tric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated
(corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1) Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite
b) 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 fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power
tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2) Electrical safety
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the
plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets
will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, such
as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an
increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water
entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pull-
ing or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat,
oil, sharp edges and moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension
cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor
use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable,
use a residual current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of
an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
3) Personal safety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense
when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while
you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or med-
ication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may
result in serious personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protec-
tion. Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate condi-
tions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off-position before connecting to power source and/or bat-
tery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools
with your finger on the switch or energising power tools that have the
switch on invites accidents.
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d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the
power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of
the power tool may result in personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all
times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep
your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose
clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction
and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and
properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related haz-
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for
your application. The correct power tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and
off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dan-
gerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the bat-
tery pack from the power tool before making any adjust-
ments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool
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 danger-
ous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that
may affect the power tool’s 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 accord-
ance 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 hazard-
ous situation.
5) Battery tool use and care
a) Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufac-
turer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may cre-
ate a risk of fire when used with another battery pack.
b) Use power tools only with specifically designated battery
packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and
c) When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other
metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or
other small metal objects, that can make a connection from
one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together
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d) Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the
battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush
with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek medical
help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
6) Service
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 maintained.
Machine-specific Safety Warnings
f Do not work materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is consid-
ered carcinogenic.
f While cutting, pay attention for “live” wires. Danger of injury.
f While cutting, never guide your hand in front of the blade. Dan-
ger of injury.
f Prevent unintentional switching on. Carrying power tools with your
finger on the On/Off switch can lead to accidents.
f Do not open the battery. Danger of short-circuiting.
Protect the battery against heat, e. g., also against contin-
uous sun irradiation and fire. There is danger of explosion.
f In case of damage and improper use of the battery, vapours may
be emitted. Provide for fresh air and seek medical help in case
of complaints. The vapours can irritate the respiratory system.
f When the battery is defective, liquid can escape and come into
contact with adjacent components. Check any parts concerned.
Clean such parts or replace them, if required.
Battery Charger
f Keep the battery charger away from rain or moisture. Penetration
of water in the battery charger increases the risk of an electric shock.
f Do not charge other batteries. The battery charger is suitable only for
charging Bosch lithium ion batteries within the listed voltage range. Oth-
erwise there is danger of fire and explosion.
f Keep the battery charger clean. Contamination can lead to danger of
an electric shock.
f Before each use, check the battery charger, cable and plug. If
damage is detected, do not use the battery charger. Never open
the battery charger yourself. Have repairs performed only by a
qualified technician and only using original spare parts. Dam-
aged battery chargers, cables and plugs increase the risk of an electric
f Do not operate the battery charger on easily inflammable sur-
faces (e. g., paper, textiles, etc.) or surroundings. The heating of
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Functional Description
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to
follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Intended Use
The machine is intended for cutting flexible, soft materials of up to 6 mm in
thickness, such as carpet, PVC, cardboard, leather, fabrics and similar
Product Features
The numbering of the components shown refers to the representation of the
power tool on the graphic pages.
1 On/Off switch
2 Lock-off button for On/Off switch
3 Blade guard
4 Blade screw
5 Blade
6 Guide edge
7 Battery charge-control indicator
8 Socket for charge plug
9 Plug connector for charger
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured values determined according to EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted sound pressure level of the product is 66,5 dB(A).
The hand-arm acceleration is typically below 3,0 m/s2
Technical Data
Cordless Universal Cutter Xeo
Article number
– Xeo
– Battery Charger
– Battery charger, UK version
3 603 B05 000
2 607 225 243
2 607 225 247
Rated voltage V 3,6
No-load speed rpm 240
Cutting capacity/charged battery
(6 mm carpet, enforced) approx.
m 50
Capacity Ah 1,3
Charging time h 3–5
Weight incl. battery, approx. g 430
Please observe the article number on the type plate of your machine. The trade names
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Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product described under
“Technical Data” is in conformity with the following standards or standardi-
zation documents: EN 60745 (battery powered products) and EN 60335
(battery chargers) according to the provisions of the directives
89/336/EEC, 98/37/EC (until Dec. 28, 2009), 2006/42/EG (from Dec. 29,
2009 on).
Technical file at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ESC, D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Made in PRC 2007,
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Battery Charging (see figure A)
f Do not use other battery chargers. The supplied battery charger is
designed for the Lithium-Ion battery in your machine.
The Li-ion battery is protected against deep discharging by the “Electronic
Cell Protection (ECP)”. When the battery is empty, the machine is switched
off by means of a protective circuit: The inserted tool no longer rotates.
Do not continue to press the On/Off switch after
the machine has been automatically switched
off. The battery can be damaged.
The battery is supplied partially charged. To ensure full capacity of the bat-
tery, completely charge the battery in the battery charger before using your
power tool for the first time.
A battery that is new or has not been used for a longer period does not
develop its full capacity until after approx. 5 charging/discharging cycles.
When the battery charge-control indicator 7 lights up red while the On/Off
switch 1 is pressed, then the battery has less than 30% of its capacity and
should be charged.
• Plug the mains plug of the battery charger into a socket outlet and the
charger plug 9 into the socket 8 on the rear side of the handle.
The battery charge-control indicator 7 indicates the charging progress. The
indicator lights up red during the charge procedure. The battery is com-
pletely charged when the indicator lights up green.
During the charging procedure, the handle of the machine warms up. This
is normal.
Disconnect the battery charger from the mains supply when not using it for
longer periods.
Do not use the machine during the charging procedure.
f Protect the battery charger against moisture!
Observe the notes for disposal.
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
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Changing the Tool (see figure B)
• Unscrew the blade screw 4.
• Remove the blade 5.
• Attach the new blade onto the tool holder ensuring that the ground
edges of the blade face you.
• Tighten the blade screw again.
Starting Operation
Switching On and Off
• To start the machine, firstly press the lock-off button 2 and then the
On/Off switch 1 at the same time.
When the machine is running, the lock-off button can be released again.
• To switch off the machine, release the On/Off switch 1.
Working Advice
Do not strain the machine so heavily that it comes to a standstill.
The cutting performance of the machine depends on the materials to be cut
and on the charging condition of the battery.
When the load on the machine is too high, the battery charge-control indi-
cator can light up red. When the load is relieved and the machine returns to
the normal load range, the indicator will light up green again.
Depending on the charge condition of the battery, excessive feed consider-
ably reduces the performance capability.
Always keep the blade free and clean of material remainders.
The guide edge 6 may not become wedged during cutting and must be
aligned parallel to the cutting surface.
Thin materials, such as fabrics, can be pulled into the machine during cut-
ting and become wedged. Therefore, do not apply too much pressure with
such materials in order to achieve good cutting results. During cutting, apply
sufficient tension while holding fabrics and cut slowly.
Optimum cutting results are best determined through practical testing.
Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
f For safe and proper working, always keep the machine clean.
While cutting, material residue can accumulate under the blade guard.
• Clean the blade guard 3 regularly using a brush or lightly moistened
If the machine should fail despite the care taken in manufacturing and test-
ing procedures, repair should be carried out by an after-sales service centre
for Bosch power tools.
In all correspondence and spare parts order, please always include the
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The battery is tested according to UN document ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.3
Part III, subsection 38.3. It has effective protection against internal over-
pressure and short circuiting as well as devices for the prevention of violent
rupture and dangerous reverse current flow.
The lithium-equivalent content in the battery is below applicable limit values.
Therefore, the battery is not subject to national or international regulations
pertaining to dangerous mediums, neither as an individual component nor
when inserted into a machine. However, the regulations governing danger-
ous goods may be relevant when transporting several batteries. In this case,
it can be necessary to comply with special conditions (e.g., concerning the
packaging). For more information, please refer to the instruction sheet (in
English) under the following Internet address:
After-sales service and customer assistance
Our after-sales service responds to your questions concerning maintenance
and repair of your product as well as spare parts. Exploded views and infor-
mation on spare parts can also be found under:
Our customer consultants answer your questions concerning best buy,
application and adjustment of products and accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: +353 (01) 4 66 67 00
Fax: +353 (01) 4 66 68 88
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: +61 (01300) 307 044
Fax: + 61 (01300) 307 045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: +64 (0800) 543 353
Fax: +64 (0800) 428 570
Outside AU and NZ:
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The cordless universal cutter, accessories and packaging should be sorted
for environmental-friendly recycling.
The plastic components are labelled for categorized recycling.
Only for EC countries:
Do not dispose of power tools into household waste!
According the European Guideline 2002/96/EC for Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment and its implementation
into national right, power tools that are no longer usable
must be collected separately and disposed of in an environ-
mentally correct manner.
Battery packs/batteries:
Please observe the instructions in section “Transport”,
page 19.
Do not dispose of battery packs/batteries into house-
hold waste, fire or water. Battery packs/batteries should
be collected, recycled or disposed of in an environmen-
tal-friendly manner.
Only for EC countries:
Defective or dead out battery packs/batteries must be recycled according
the guideline 91/157/EEC.
Batteries no longer suitable for use can be directly returned at:
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
When removing the battery from the machine, actuate the On/Off switch 1
until the battery is completely discharged. Unscrew the screw in the casing
and take off the casing shell. Disconnect the connections on the battery and
remove the battery.
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