Metabo MBS 18 LTX 2.5 manual

User manual for the Metabo MBS 18 LTX 2.5 in English. This PDF manual has 24 pages.

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www.metabo.com Operating Instructions 6 Mode d'emploi 12 Instrucciones de manejo 18 MBS 18 LTX 2.5 f o r U S A f o r C a n a d a
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ENGLISH en 6 Operating Instructions This cordless band saw can be used to cut metal and hard plastic. The material to be sawed must rest on a firm surface. The cordless band saw is suitable for straight cutting with a mitre angle of up to 45°. Please note the saw blade recommendations. Do not saw any plastics that may melt due to the frictional heat. Cutting melting plastics may lead to a burnout of the motor due to overloading. The light on this cordless band saw is used to light the immediate operating range of the power tool and must not be used as a torch or for room lighting. The cordless band saw must not be used in a wet environment or near flammable liquids or gases. The user bears sole responsibility for any damage caused by inappropriate use. Generally accepted accident prevention regulations and the enclosed safety information must be observed. For your own protection and for the protection of your electrical tool, pay attention to all parts of the text that are marked with this symbol! WARNING – Reading the operating instruc- tions will reduce the risk of injury. Pass on your electrical tool only together with these documents. General Power Tool Safety Warnings WARNING – Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric 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. 2.1 Work area safety a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents. 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. 2.2 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, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or 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. 2.3 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 medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury. b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries. c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before connecting to power source and/or battery 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. 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 situations. 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 hazards. 1. Specified Use 2. General Safety Instructions
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ENGLISH en 7 2.4 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 dangerous and must be repaired. 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 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 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 situation. 2.5 Battery tool use and care a) Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create 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 fire. 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 may cause burns or a fire. 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. 2.6 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. Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where the cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring. Cutting accessories contacting a „live“ wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool „live“ and could give the operator an electric shock. WARNING – Always wear protective goggles. Always wear protective goggles, work gloves and sturdy shoes when working with this tool. Wear ear protectors when working for long periods of time. High noise levels over a prolonged period of time may damage your hearing. Ensure that the spot where you wish to work is free of power cables, gas lines or water pipes (e.g. using a metal detector). When sawing water pipes, ensure that they do not contain any water. Use only sharp, undamaged saw blades. Do not use saw blades that are cracked or that have changed their shape. Always hold the tool with both hands on the designated handles, take a secure stance and concentrate on the work. Work only with the parallel guide attached. When sawing, the parallel guide must make secure contact with the workpiece. Do not try to saw extremely small workpieces. Clamp the workpiece properly e.g. using clamping fixtures. Under no circumstances should you hold the workpiece with your hand or foot. Keep your hands away from the sawing area and from the saw blade. Risk of injury due to the sharp saw blade. Do not touch the moving saw blade! Remove shavings and similar material only with the tool at a standstill. The saw blade and shavings may be very hot after sawing. Wear protective gloves. LED light (11): Do not observe the LED radiation directly with optical instruments. Never use an incomplete tool, or one on which an unauthorised modification has been made. Do not switch on the tool if parts or guard devices are missing or defective. Guide the tool against the workpiece only when it is switched on. Otherwise there is a risk of rebound from jamming the tool in the workpiece. Switch off the tool after completing the cutting and let the saw blade come to a standstill. Only then pull the saw blade out of the cut. This prevents any rebound. Keep oil and lubricant away from the saw blade. Wipe off any excess oil completely before cutting otherwise the saw blade may slip. 3. Special Safety Instructions
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ENGLISH en 8 Do not exert excessive pressure on the saw blade when working. The saw blade may slip or break if excess pressure is exerted. Do not slow down the saw blade after switching off the tool by pressing it against the side of the workpiece. Otherwise the saw blade may break or cause a rebound. There is a risk of injury in this case. 3.1 Special safety instructions for cordless tools: Remove the battery pack from the tool... - ...before making any adjustments, changing tools, maintaining or cleaning. - ...if the operator moves away from the tool. - ...prior to the removal of blockages. - ...after touching a foreign body in order to check the tool for damage. - ...for immediate checking when the tool starts to vibrate excessively. Avoid unintentional starting: Make sure that the tool is switched off before fitting the battery pack. Protect battery packs from water and moisture! Do not expose battery packs to fire! Do not use faulty or deformed battery packs! Do not open battery packs! Do not touch or short circuit battery pack contacts! A slightly acidic, flammable fluid may leak from defective Li-ion battery packs! If battery fluid leaks out and comes into contact with your skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water. If battery fluid leaks out and comes into contact with your eyes, wash them with clean water and seek medical attention immediately! Additional Warnings:California Prop 65 08_2018 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 chemicallytreated lumber. 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. SYMBOLS ON THE TOOL: V...............volts .......... direct current See pages 2 and 3. 1 Clamping lever for tensioning the saw blade 2 Battery pack release button 3 Battery pack * 4 Capacity and signal indicator * 5 Capacity indicator button * 6 Allen key 7 Front handle 8 Locking button 9 Trigger 10 Rear handle 11 LED light 12 Guide rollers 13 Parallel guide 14 Saw blade * 15 Nut (2x) 16 Adjusting screw (2x) 17 Saw blade protection plate 18 Hanging hook 19 Pulleys 20 Rubber tyres * depending on equipment / not included in the delivery Remove the battery pack from the tool before any adjustments, conversions, servicing or cleaning are performed. Make sure that the tool is switched off before fitting the battery pack. 5.1 Battery pack Charge the battery pack (3) before use. Recharge the battery pack if performance diminishes. The ideal storage temperature is between 10°C and 30°C. "Li-Power" Li-ion battery packs have a capacity and signal indicator (4): - Press the button (5); the LEDs indicate the charge level. - The battery pack is almost flat and must be recharged if one LED is flashing. Inserting the battery pack Removing: Press the battery pack release button (2) and pull the battery pack (3) forwards. Inserting: Slide in the battery pack (3) until it engages. 5.2 Fitting and removing the saw blade Remove the battery pack from the tool before any adjustments, conversions, servicing or cleaning are performed. Make sure that the tool is switched off before fitting the battery pack. WARNING 4. Overview 5. Assembly, Initial Operation and Setting
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ENGLISH en 9 Risk of injury due to the sharp saw blade. The saw blade may still be hot after stopping work. Wear protective gloves. Use only sharp, undamaged saw blades. Do not use saw blades that are cracked or that have changed their shape. Use only a saw blade that fulfil the requirements and specifications listed in these operating instructions. See Chapter 11. Technical Data. See Chapter 8. Accessories for recommended saw blades. Use only bi-metal saw blades. Use a saw blade geared towards the material to be sawn. See Chapter 8. Accessories for recommended saw blades. Removing the saw blade 1. Rotate the clamping lever (1) clockwise until it goes no further. This releases the saw blade tension. 2. Turn the tool over and use the Allen key (17) to unscrew both saw blade protection plates (6) and remove them. 3. CAUTION! When removing the saw blade, the tension may be released causing the saw blade to spring off. Risk of injury due to the sharp saw blade! Wear protective gloves! Wear eye goggles! 4. Pull the saw blade (14) slightly off the guide rollers (12). Then pull the saw blade slightly off both pulleys (19). Repeat the process of pulling off the saw blade until it can be removed. The gradual removal of the saw blade prevents it bending. Cleaning and checks 5. Remove any shavings. Wipe the rubber tyres (20) (this extends the service life and prevents the saw blade slipping). 6. Check the guide rollers (12). The saw blade can cause smooth areas on the guide rollers, blocked by shavings, which then have to be replaced. See Chapter 9. Repairs 7. Check the rubber tyres (20) on the pulleys (19). The rubber tyres (20) must be replaced if they are loose or damaged. See Chapter 9. Repairs Fitting the saw blade 1. Fit the saw blade so that the teeth are facing upwards and sloping towards the parallel guide (13). See page 3, Fig. C. 2. Using the thumb and finger on one hand, press the saw blade together so that it takes on the shape of the fitted saw blade. 3. Slide the saw blade half way between the guide rollers (12) and the parallel guide (13). 4. Guide the saw blade round the pulleys (19) with your other hand. 5. Use your other hand to slide the saw blade downwards so that it rests fully on the pulleys and sits right between the guide rollers (12). 6. Rotate the clamping lever (1) anti-clockwise until it goes no further. This tensions the saw blade. 7. Tighten both saw blade protection plates (17) with the Allen key (6). 8. Switch the tool on and off several times to ensure that the saw blade is properly fitted. 6.1 Switching on and off Switching on: Press and hold the locking button (8), then actuate the trigger switch (9). Switching off: Release the trigger switch (9). 6.2 Working directions Use a saw blade geared to the material to be sawn. Clamp the workpiece properly e.g. using clamping fixtures. Under no circumstances should you hold the workpiece with your hand or foot. Support heavy end pieces so that they cannot fall down and cause injuries. Hold the tool with both hands on the designated handles, take a secure stance and concentrate on the work. Turn the tool off immediately if the saw blade jams. Widen the sawn gap slightly with a suitable tool and remove the tool. - Press the tool with the parallel guide (13) against the workpiece. - The saw blade does not make contact with the workpiece. Switch on the tool and leave it to run for a few seconds. - Only then guide the saw blade slowly and carefully towards the workpiece. - Avoid excessive pressure on the band saw blade - the weight of the tool is sufficient. - Do not bend or twist the band saw blade. - Wait until the saw blade comes to a standstill before you put down the tool. The saw blade may jam, causing you to lose control of the tool. Note: Excessive force or bending reduces the service life of the band saw blade. Avoid the band saw blade coming into contact with the workpiece quickly and forcefully. Otherwise the band saw blade may be damaged. Tension the workpiece slightly differently if vibrations occur. Replace the saw blade if the vibrations persist. Check the alignment of the saw blade on a regular basis. See Chapter 7. Maintenance. Recommendations for sawing profiles: See page 2, Fig. B. 6.3 Hanging hook The hanging hook (18) is designed for hanging the tool. Do not load it with extra weight. Only hang the tool on components that can support its weight. 6. Use
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ENGLISH en 10 6.4 LED light The powerful LED (11) illuminates the cutting line when the tool is switched on. Remove the battery pack from the tool before any adjustments, conversions, servicing or cleaning are performed. Deposits of dust and shavings must be regularly removed from the tool. This includes cleaning the ventilation slits on the motor with a vacuum cleaner. Also unscrew the saw blade protection plates (17) with the Allen key (6) and remove the dirt and shavings. Check the alignment of the saw blade on a regular basis. See page 2, Fig. A. The saw blade is set correctly if it is centred on the guide rollers (12) and the teeth of the saw blade (14) are 4.76 mm (3/16") from the edge of the guide roller. Adjust the saw blade position if necessary. Excessive tightening of the adjusting screws (16) may cause damage to the tool. Adjusting the saw blade position if necessary: 1. Turn the tool over and use the Allen key (17) to unscrew both saw blade protection plates (6) and remove them. 2. Rotate the clamping lever (1) clockwise until it goes no further. This releases the saw blade tension and the adjusting screws (16) are accessible. 3. Loosen both nuts (15) with a 10 mm open-end spanner (rotate in an anti-clockwise direction). 4. Turn both adjusting screws (16) 1/4 of a rotation with the Allen key (6). NOTE: Turning the adjusting screws (16) in a clockwise direction moves the saw blade towards the guide roller. Turning the adjusting screws (16) in an anti- clockwise direction moves the saw blade away from the guide roller. 5. Tighten both nuts (15) with a 10 mm open-end spanner (rotate in a clockwise direction). 6. Rotate the clamping lever (1) anti-clockwise until it goes no further. This tensions the saw blade. 7. It is necessary to start the saw to check the setting. Monitor the running of the saw blade during operation and repeat steps 1-7 if necessary to correct the alignment of the saw blade. 8. Tighten both saw blade protection plates (17) with the Allen key (6). Use only genuine Metabo accessories. Use only accessories which fulfil the requirements and specifications listed in these operating instructions. A Chargers: ASC Ultra, ASC 15, ASC 30 and others B Battery packs with different capacities. Use battery packs only with voltage suitable for your power tool. C Saw blades Information on choosing a saw blade (coarse / fine): - Choose a coarse saw blade for a quick cut. - Choose a fine saw blade for a smooth cutting edge. - Soft materials generally require coarse saw blades. Hard materials generally require fine saw blades. - Take into account the size and shape of the workpiece when choosing the saw blade: at least 2 teeth should touch the workpiece when the tool is at a standstill. See www.metabo.com or the catalogue for a complete range of accessories. Repairs to electrical tools must only be carried out by qualified electricians! Contact your local Metabo representative if you have Metabo power tools requiring repairs. See www.metabo.com for addresses. You can download a list of spare parts from www.metabo.com. Observe national regulations on environmentally compatible disposal and on the recycling of disused tools, packaging and accessories. Battery packs may not be disposed of with regular waste. Return faulty or used battery packs to your Metabo dealer! Do not allow battery packs to come into contact with water! Discharge the battery pack in the power tool before disposal. Prevent the contacts from short-circuiting (e.g. by protecting them with adhesive tape). Explanatory notes on the specifications on page 4. Subject to change in accordance with technical progress. U = Battery pack voltage n0 = Idle speed v0 = Belt speed in idle mode T = Max. depth of cut B = Saw blade dimensions m = Weight with the smallest battery pack The technical specifications quoted are subject to tolerances (in compliance with the relevant valid standards). Emission values These values make it possible to assess the emissions from the power tool and to compare different power tools. The actual load may be higher or lower depending on the operating conditions, the condition of the power tool or the accessories. Please allow for breaks and periods when the load is lower for assessment purposes. Arrange protective measures for the user, such as 7. Maintenance and Cleaning 8. Accessories 9. Repairs 10. Environmental Protection 11. Technical Specifications
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ENGLISH en 11 organisational measures based on the adjusted estimates. Vibration total value (vector sum of three directions) determined in accordance with EN 60745: ah = Vibration emission value (sawing metal) Kh = Uncertainty (vibration) Typical A-weighted sound levels: LpA = Sound pressure level LWA = Acoustic power level KpA, KWA = Uncertainty The noise level can exceed 80 dB(A) during operation. Wear ear protectors!
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