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Additional Safety Rules For Tool - Makita LS0714 Instruction Manual

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• Due to our continuing program of research and devel-
opment, the specifications herein are subject to change
without notice.
• Note: Specifications may differ from country to country.
Intended use
The tool is intended for accurate straight and miter cut-
ting in wood. With appropriate saw blades, aluminum can
also be sawed.
Power supply
The tool should be connected only to a power supply of
the same voltage as indicated on the nameplate, and can
only be operated on single-phase AC supply. They are
double-insulated in accordance with European Standard
and can, therefore, also be used from sockets without
earth wire.
Safety hints
For your own safety, please refer to the enclosed safety


Wear eye protection.
Keep hands out of path of saw blade. Avoid con-
tact with any coasting blade. It can still cause severe
Do not operate saw without guards in place.
Check blade guard for proper closing before
each use. Do not operate saw if blade guard
does not move freely and close instantly. Never
clamp or tie the blade guard into the open posi-
Do not perform any operation freehand. The
workpiece must be secured firmly against the turn
base and guide fence with the vise during all opera-
tions. Never use your hand to secure the workpiece.
Never reach around saw blade.
Turn off tool and wait for saw blade to stop
before moving workpiece or changing settings.
Unplug tool before changing blade or servicing.
Always secure all moving portions before carry-
ing the tool.
Stopper pin which locks the cutter head down is
for carrying and storage purposes only and not
for any cutting operations.
10. Don't use the tool in the presence of flammable liq-
uids or gases.
11. Check the blade carefully for cracks or damage
before operation.
Replace cracked or damaged blade immediately.
12. Use only flanges specified for this tool.
13. Be careful not to damage the arbor, flanges (espe-
cially the installing surface) or bolt. Damage to these
parts could result in blade breakage.
14. Make sure that the turn base is properly secured so
it will not move during operation.
15. For your safety, remove the chips, small pieces, etc.
from the table top before operation.
16. Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove all nails
from the workpiece before operation.
17. Make sure the shaft lock is released before the
switch is turned on.
18. Be sure that the blade does not contact the turn
base in the lowest position.
19. Hold the handle firmly. Be aware that the saw moves
up or down slightly during start-up and stopping.
20. Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece
before the switch is turned on.
21. Before using the tool on an actual workpiece, let it
run for a while. Watch for vibration or wobbling that
could indicate poor installation or a poorly balanced
22. Wait until the blade attains full speed before cutting.
23. Stop operation immediately if you notice anything
24. Do not attempt to lock the trigger in the on position.
25. Be alert at all times, especially during repetitive,
monotonous operations. Don't be lulled into a false
sense of security. Blades are extremely unforgiving.
26. Always use accessories recommended in this man-
ual. Use of improper accessories such as abrasive
wheels may cause an injury.
27. Do not use the saw to cut other than aluminum,
wood or similar materials.
28. Connect miter saws to a dust collecting device
when sawing.
29. Select saw blades in relation to the material to
be cut.
30. Take care when slotting.
31. Replace the kerf board when worn.
32. Do not use saw blades manufactured from high
speed steel.
33. Some dust created from operation contains
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Some examples of
these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based-painted material and,
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
Your risk from these exposures varies, depend-
ing 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 micro-
scopic particles.
34. To reduce the emitted noise, always be sure that
the blade is sharp and clean.
35. The operator is adequately trained in the use,
adjustment and operation of the machine.
36. Use correctly sharpened saw blades. Observe
the maximum speed marked on the saw blade.
37. Refrain from removing any cut-offs or other
parts of the workpiece from the cutting area
whilst the machine is running and the saw head
is not in the rest position.



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