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Installation; Functional Description - Makita LS0714 Instruction Manual

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INSTALLATION

Bench mounting
When the tool is shipped, the handle is locked in the low-
ered position by the stopper pin. Release the stopper pin
by lowering the handle slightly and pulling the stopper
pin. (Fig. 1)
This tool should be bolted with two bolts to a level and
stable surface using the bolt holes provided in the tool's
base. This will help prevent tipping and possible injury.
(Fig. 2)
Turn the adjusting bolt clockwise or counterclockwise so
that it comes into a contact with the floor surface to keep
the tool stable. (Fig. 3)

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION

CAUTION:
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before adjusting or checking function on the
tool.
Blade guard (Fig. 4 & 5)
When lowering the handle, the blade guard A rises auto-
matically. The blade guard B rises as it contacts a work-
piece. The guards are spring loaded so they return to
their original positions when the cut is completed and the
handle is raised. NEVER DEFEAT OR REMOVE THE
BLADE GUARD OR THE SPRING WHICH ATTACHES
TO THE GUARD.
In the interest of your personal safety, always maintain
each blade guard in good condition. Any irregular opera-
tion of the blade guard should be corrected immediately.
Check to assure spring loaded return action of guard.
NEVER USE THE TOOL IF THE BLADE GUARD OR
SPRING ARE DAMAGED, FAULTY OR REMOVED.
DOING SO IS HIGHLY DANGEROUS AND CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.
If the see-through blade guard becomes dirty, or sawdust
adheres to it in such a way that the blade is no longer
easily visible, unplug the saw and clean the guard care-
fully with a damp cloth. Do not use solvents or any petro-
leum-based cleaners on the plastic guard.
If the blade guard is especially dirty and vision through
the guard is impaired, use the supplied socket wrench to
loosen the hex bolt holding the center cover. Loosen the
hex bolt by turning it counterclockwise and raise the
blade guard and center cover. With the blade guard so
positioned, cleaning can be more completely and effi-
ciently accomplished. When cleaning is complete,
reverse procedure above and secure bolt. Do not remove
spring holding blade guard. If guard becomes discolored
through age or UV light exposure, contact a Makita ser-
vice center for a new guard. DO NOT DEFEAT OR
REMOVE GUARD.
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Positioning kerf board (Fig. 6 & 7)
This tool is provided with the kerf boards in the turn base
to minimize tearing on the exit side of a cut. The kerf
boards are factory adjusted so that the saw blade does
not contact the kerf boards. Before use, adjust the kerf
boards as follows:
First, unplug the tool. Loosen all the screws (2 each on
left and right) securing the kerf boards. Re-tighten them
only to the extent that the kerf boards can still be easily
moved by hand. Lower the handle fully and push in the
stopper pin to lock the handle in the lowered position.
Loosen two clamp screws which secure the slide poles.
Pull the carriage toward you fully. Adjust the kerf boards
so that the kerf boards just contact the sides of the blade
teeth. Tighten the front screws (do not tighten firmly).
Push the carriage toward the guide fence fully and adjust
the kerf boards so that the kerf boards just contact the
sides of blade teeth. Tighten the rear screws (do not
tighten firmly).
After adjusting the kerf boards, release the stopper pin
and raise the handle. Then tighten all the screws
securely.
CAUTION:
• Before and after changing the bevel angle, always
adjust the kerf boards as described above.
Maintaining maximum cutting capacity
(Fig. 8 & 9)
This tool is factory adjusted to provide the maximum cut-
ting capacity for a 190 mm saw blade.
When installing a new blade, always check the lower limit
position of the blade and if necessary, adjust it as follows:
First, unplug the tool. Push the carriage toward the guide
fence fully and lower the handle completely. Use the
socket wrench to turn the adjusting bolt until the periph-
ery of the blade extends slightly below the top surface of
the turn base at the point where the front face of the
guide fence meets the top surface of the turn base.
With the tool unplugged, rotate the blade by hand while
holding the handle all the way down to be sure that the
blade does not contact any part of the lower base. Re-
adjust slightly, if necessary.
CAUTION:
• After installing a new blade, always be sure that the
blade does not contact any part of the lower base when
the handle is lowered completely. Always do this with
the tool unplugged.
Stopper arm (Fig. 10)
The lower limit position of the blade can be easily
adjusted with the stopper arm. To adjust it, move the
stopper arm in the direction of the arrow as shown in the
figure. Adjust the adjusting screw so that the blade stops
at the desired position when lowering the handle fully.
Adjusting the miter angle (Fig. 11)
Loosen the grip by turning counterclockwise. Turn the
turn base while pressing down the lock lever. When you
have moved the grip to the position where the pointer
points to the desired angle on the miter scale, securely
tighten the grip clockwise.
CAUTION:
• When turning the turn base, be sure to raise the handle
fully.
• After changing the miter angle, always secure the turn
base by tightening the grip firmly.

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