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FAQ

JCB 260w 1/3 Sheet Finishing Sander

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

Can I use this sander for metal? The machine is intended for dry sanding of wood, plastic, filler and coated surfaces.

My sander seems to struggle while I press hard. Use only good quality sandpaper. Do not apply excessive force - allow the sander to do the work. Excessive force will result in poor performance, low stock removal and could result in motor overload. The sandpaper controls the sanding efficiency, not the amount of force you apply to the tool. Replacing the sandpaper regularly will maintain optimum sanding efficiency.

My sanding sheet keeps coming off? Ensure you are using a good quality accessories, also check the condition of the hook & loop on your sanding base to see if it has worn.

Working hints for your finishing sander. If your finishing sander tool becomes too hot, especially when used at low speed, set the speed to maximum and run it with no load for 2-3 minutes to cool the motor. Avoid prolonged usage at very low speeds. Always use sand paper that is suitable for the material you want to sand. Always ensure the work-piece is firmly held or clamped to prevent movement. Any movement of the material may affect the quality of the sanding finish. To prevent damage to the workpiece, start your sander before contacting the workpiece and switch off when removed from workpiece. For the best results, sand wood in the direction of the grain. Do not start sanding without having the sandpaper fitted. Do not allow the sandpaper to wear away - it will damage the base-plate. The guarantee does not cover base-plate wear and tear. Use coarse grit paper to sand rough surfaces, medium grit for smooth surfaces and fine grit for the final surfaces If necessary, first make a test run on scrap material. Use only good quality sandpaper. The sandpaper controls the sanding efficiency, not the amount of force you apply to the tool. Excessive force will reduce the sanding efficiency and cause motor overload. Replacing the sandpaper regularly will maintain optimum sanding efficiency.

JCB 750w 26mm SDS Rotary Hammer Drill

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

Will my SDS bits work in this SDS Plus tool? SDS & SDS Plus are interchangeable. However SDS Max will not fit in this machine

Can it be used without the auxiliary handle? Always use the auxiliary handle. This tool will generate high forces when in use, Always hold the tool firmly with both hands.

Can I use the keyed chuck in hammer mode? No. Do not use this tool without SDS-plus for hammer drilling or chiseling!

Working hints for your SDS Rotary Hammer Drill. 1. Reduce the pressure on the drill bit when it is about to break through. This will prevent the drill from jamming. 2. When drilling a large hole, first drill a pilot hole using a smaller drill bit. 3. Always apply pressure to your drill bit in a straight line, and if possible at right angles to the workpiece. 4. Never change the operating mode whilst the drill is running. 5. Do not apply excessive pressure to the tool when chiseling. Excessive force does not speed up the work.

JCB 320w Random Orbital Sander

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

My sander seems to struggle while I press hard. Use only good quality sandpaper. Do not apply excessive force - allow the sander to do the work. Excessive force will result in poor performance, low stock removal and could result in motor overload. The sandpaper controls the sanding efficiency, not the amount of force you apply to the tool. Replacing the sandpaper regularly will maintain optimum sanding efficiency.

My sanding sheet keeps coming off? Ensure you are using a good quality accessories, also check the condition of the hook & loop on your sanding base to see if it has worn.

Working hints for your sander If your sander becomes too hot, especially when used at low speed, set the speed to maximum and run it with no load for 2-3 minutes to cool the motor. Avoid prolonged usage at very low speeds. Always use sand paper that is suitable for the material you want to sand. Always ensure the work-piece is firmly held or clamped to prevent movement. Any movement of the material may affect the quality of the sanding finish. Start your sander before sanding and turn it off only after you stop sanding. For the best results, sand wood in the direction of the grain. Do not start sanding without having the sandpaper fitted. Do not allow the sand paper to wear away it will damage the base-plate. The guarantee does not cover base-plate wear and tear. Use coarse grit paper to sand rough surfaces, medium grit for smooth surfaces and fine grit for the final surfaces. If necessary, first make a test run on scrap material. Use only good quality sand paper. The sand paper controls the sanding efficiency, not the amount of force you apply to the tool. Excessive force will reduce the sanding efficiency and cause motor overload. Replacing the sand paper regularly will maintain optimum sanding efficiency.

JCB 1500w Router

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

What materials will this machine work on? The machine is intended for routing grooves, edges, profiles and elongated holes as well as for copy routing in wood, plastic and light building materials, while resting firmly on the workpiece.

What size router bits will fit this machine? This router works with 6.35mm (1/4") and 12.7mm (1/2") shanks, it is supplied with the collets to fit both these sizes.

Can I use a guide bush with this machine. Yes., a 30mm guide bush is supplied with the machine.

JCB 710w Power Planer

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

My blades are blunt, can I get them reground? The blade has two cutting edges, which can be reversed. Dull and worn blades cannot be reground and must be replaced.

Working hints for your planer 1. STANDARD SURFACE PLANING Set the desired cutting depth. Position the front part of the base plate flat onto the work surface. Switch the machine on and push your planer forward and it will start cutting, always maintain all of the base plate flat on the work surface to prevent the cutting blade jumping. Move the plane evenly over the work surface. For most applications 0-2mm max cutting depth will produce a good surface finish. It is best to use small depths of cut and repeat the planing process. 2. EDGE CHAMFERING Using the V-groove in the base plate you can make a chamfer on the work piece edge. Guide the planer along the edge and maintain a constant angle and force to produce a good finish. You can control the angle of the chamfer with your hands. Make a test chamfer on a scrap piece of wood. Ensure your work piece is clamped and supported near the edge. 3. REBATING Use the Rebate Depth Gauge and the Rebate Parallel Guide accessories (supplied with your tool). Fit these accessories to your planer. Set the required rebate depth using the scale and the mark on the planer housing next to the scale. Loosen the fastening bolt and adjust the required rebating width(max 82 mm). Tighten locking screw Adjust the desiredrebating depth with the rebating depth gauge accordingly (max 9mm) .Plane as often as necessary to achieve the desired rebating depth. Make sure the plane is guided with a lateral supporting pressure.

JCB 650w Jigsaw

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

JCB 12v Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver & Drill Driver Twin Pack

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

How long will my last before it needs charging again? The usage time of your battery will depend on the job you are using it for, i.e. if you are using your tool for screwing in small screws it will last a lot longer than if your were using it for heavy drilling .

Can I leave my battery permanently on charge? It is not recommended to leave your battery on charge all of the time, However if a fully charged battery pack is left in the charger, the logo will remain green. The battery pack will remain charging with a trickle current, NOTE: A battery pack will slowly lose its charge when kept out of the charger or left unplugged for a long time. It may need to be recharged before use.

My tool has just stopped, it did not run down slowly, is it faulty? Check the battery first, a)The Li-ion battery is protected against deep discharging by the “Discharging Protection System”. When the battery is empty, the machine is switched off by means of a protective circuit: The tool will stop. Remove and re-charge the battery. b) When used as intended the power tool cannot be subject to overload. When the load is too high or the allowable battery temperature of 75°C is exceeded, the electronic control switches off the power tool until the temperature is in the optimum temperature range again. When overloaded, the motor comes to a stop. Relieve the load on the machine immediately and allow Cooling for approx. 30 seconds at the highest no-load speed.

JCB 12V Lithium-Ion Drill Driver

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

How long will my last before it needs charging again? The usage time of your battery will depend on the job you are using it for, i.e. if you are using your tool for screwing in small screws it will last a lot longer than if your were using it for heavy drilling .

My tool has just stopped, it did not run down slowly, is it faulty? Check the battery first, a)The Li-ion battery is protected against deep discharging by the “Discharging Protection System”. When the battery is empty, the machine is switched off by means of a protective circuit: The tool will stop. Remove and re-charge the battery. b) When used as intended the power tool cannot be subject to overload. When the load is too high or the allowable battery temperature of 75°C is exceeded, the electronic control switches off the power tool until the temperature is in the optimum temperature range again. When overloaded, the motor comes to a stop. Relieve the load on the machine immediately and allow cooling for approx. 30 seconds at the highest no-load speed.

JCB 800w Hammer Drill

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

JCB 170w Detail Sander

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

Can I use this sander for metal? The machine is intended for dry sanding of wood, plastic, filler and coated surfaces.

My sander seems to struggle while I press hard. Use only good quality sandpaper. Do not apply excessive force - allow the sander to do the work. Excessive force will result in poor performance, low stock removal and could result in motor overload. The sandpaper controls the sanding efficiency, not the amount of force you apply to the tool. Replacing the sandpaper regularly will maintain optimum sanding efficiency.

My sanding sheet keeps coming off? Ensure you are using a good quality accessories, also check the condition of the hook & loop on your sanding base to see if it has worn.

JCB 1400w 190mm Circular Saw

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

Can I put a metal cutting or masonary cutting blade in this machine? The machine is intended for ripping and cross-cutting wood in straight cutting lines and with bevel angles to 45°, while resting firmly on the work piece.

My saw leaves a rough finish. Use a blade with more cutting teeth to acheive a finer cut, also place the work peice with the face or finish side down. And ensure the blade is set to the correct depth.

JCB 18v Lithium Ion Cordless Combi Drill

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

How long will my last before it needs charging again? The usage time of your battery will depend on the job you are using it for, i.e. if you are using your tool for screwing in small screws it will last a lot longer than if your were drilling into metal.

My tool has just stopped, it did not run down slowly, is it faulty? Check the battery first, a)The Li-ion battery is protected against deep discharging by the “Discharging Protection System”. When the battery is empty, the machine is switched off by means of a protective circuit: The tool will stop. Remove and re-charge the battery. b) When used as intended the power tool cannot be subject to overload. When the load is too high or the allowable battery temperature of 75°C is exceeded, the electronic control switches off the power tool until the temperature is in the optimum temperature range again. When overloaded, the motor comes to a stop. Relieve the load on the machine immediately and allow cooling for approx. 30 seconds at the highest no-load speed.

Can I leave my battery permanently on charge? It is not recommended to leave your battery on charge all of the time, However if a fully charged battery pack is left in the charger, the logo will remain green. The battery pack will remain charging with a trickle current, NOTE: A battery pack will slowly lose its charge when kept out of the charger or left unplugged for a long time. It may need to be recharged before use.

JCB 900w Belt Sander

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

My sander seems to struggle while I press hard. Use only good quality sandpaper. Do not apply excessive force - allow the sander to do the work. Excessive force will result in poor performance, low stock removal and could result in motor overload. The sandpaper controls the sanding efficiency, not the amount of force you apply to the tool. Replacing the sandpaper regularly will maintain optimum sanding efficiency.

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

My belt seems to wear out quickly. Ensure the direction of rotation arrows on the belt and the sander are the same. Turn the machine upside down, hold it firmly with one hand, start the motor and release the switch immediately after observing tracking of sanding belt. If abrasive belt runs outward, turn tracking adjustment knob counter clockwise and clockwise if belt runs inward. Adjust the belt until the outer edge of the belt is even with the outer edge of the base-plate. Belt life will be greatly increased by keeping the tracking adjustment set properly.

JCB 710w 115mm Angle Grinder

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

Working Hints for your Angle Grinder. If your angle grinder becomes too hot, run no load for 2-3 minutes to cool the motor. Never start your angle grinder with the disc/ accessory in contact with the workpiece. Always start at no load to achieve maximum speed then start working. Do not force the disc to work faster, reducing the Disc’s moving speed means longer working time. When grinding, always work with a 30° to 40° angle between disc and workpiece. Larger angles will cut ridges into the workpiece and affect the surface finish. Move the angle grinder across and back and forth over the workpiece. When using a cutting disc, never change the cutting angle otherwise you will stall the disc and angle grinder motor or break the disc. When cutting, only cut in the opposite direction to the disc rotation. If you cut in the same direction as the disc rotation the disc may push itself out of the cut slot. When cutting very hard material best results can be achieved with a diamond disc. When using a diamond disc it will become very hot. If this happens you will see a full ring of sparks around the rotating disc. Stop cutting and allow cooling at no load speed for 2-3 minutes. Always ensure the workpiece is firmly held or clamped to prevent movement.

JCB 2200w 230mm Angle Grinder

Is there a repair Facility? Yes, If you have any problems with your machine then call our customer service department on 0333 014 3092

Where can I buy Accessories? We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for further details. B&Q Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.

What can this Angle grinder be used for? The machine is intended for cutting, roughing and brushing metal and stone materials without using water. For cutting metal, a special protection guard for cutting (accessory) must be used.

Working Hints for your Angle Grinder. If your angle grinder becomes too hot, run no load for 2-3 minutes to cool the motor. Never start your angle grinder with the disc/ accessory in contact with the workpiece. Always start at no load to achieve maximum speed then start working. Do not force the disc to work faster, reducing the Disc’s moving speed means longer working time. When grinding, always work with a 30° to 40° angle between disc and workpiece. Larger angles will cut ridges into the workpiece and affect the surface finish. Move the angle grinder across and back and forth over the workpiece. When using a cutting disc, never change the cutting angle otherwise you will stall the disc and angle grinder motor or break the disc. When cutting, only cut in the opposite direction to the disc rotation. If you cut in the same direction as the disc rotation the disc may push itself out of the cut slot. When cutting very hard material best results can be achieved with a diamond disc. When using a diamond disc it will become very hot. If this happens you will see a full ring of sparks around the rotating disc. Stop cutting and allow cooling at no load speed for 2-3 minutes. Always ensure the workpiece is firmly held or clamped to prevent movement.