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Maintenance; Optional Accessories - Makita 2107F Instruction Manual

Portable band saw
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Turn the tool on and wait until the blade attains full speed.
Gently lower the blade into the cut. The weight of the tool
or slightly pressing the tool will supply adequate pressure
for the cutting. Do not force the tool.
As you reach the end of a cut, release pressure and,
without actually raising the tool, lift it slightly so that it will
not fall against the workpiece.
• Applying excessive pressure to the tool or twisting of
the blade may cause bevel cutting or damage to the
• When not using the tool for a long period of time,
remove the blade from the tool. (Fig. 11)
When cutting metals, use Makita cutting wax as a cutting
lubricant. To apply the cutting wax to the blade teeth, start
the tool and cut in to the cutting wax as shown in the
figure after removing a cap of the cutting wax.
• Never use cutting oil or apply excessive amount of wax
to the blade. It may cause the blade to slip or come off
• When cutting cast iron, do not use any cutting wax.


• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before attempting to perform inspection or
• Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the
like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may result.
After use, remove wax, chips and dust from the tool,
wheel tires and blade.
• Never use solvents such as turpentine, gasoline,
lacquer, etc. to clean plastic parts.
• Wax and chips on the tires may cause the blade to slip
and come off unexpectedly. Use a dry cloth to remove
wax and chips from the tires.
Replacing tires on wheels (Fig. 12)
When the blade slips or does not track properly because
of badly worn tires, or the lip of the tire on motor side gets
damaged, the tires should be replaced.
Replacing fluorescent tube (Fig. 13)
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before replacing the fluorescent tube.
• Do not apply force, impact or scratch to a fluorescent
tube, which can cause a glass of the fluorescent tube
to be broken resulting in a injury to you or your
• Leave the fluorescent tube for a while immediately after
a use of it and then replace it. If not. You may burn
Remove screws, which secure Lamp Box for the light.
Pull out the Lamp Box keeping pushing lightly the upper
position of it as illustrated on the left.
Pull out the fluorescent tube and then replace it with
Makita original new one.
Replacing carbon brushes (Fig. 14)
Remove and check the carbon brushes regularly. Replace
when they wear down to the limit mark. Keep the carbon
brushes clean and free to slip in the holders. Both carbon
brushes should be replaced at the same time. Use only
identical carbon brushes.
Use a screwdriver to remove the brush holder caps. Take
out the worn carbon brushes, insert the new ones and
secure the brush holder caps. (Fig. 15)
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs,
any other maintenance or adjustment should be
performed by Makita Authorized Service Centers, always
using Makita replacement parts.


• These accessories or attachments are recommended
for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual.
The use of any other accessories or attachments might
present a risk of injury to persons. Only use accessory
or attachment for its stated purpose.
If you need any assistance for more details regarding
these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center.
• Band saw blades
• Hex wrench 4
• Cutting wax
• Portable band saw stand
• Some items in the list may be included in the tool
package as standard accessories. They may differ
from country to country.



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