Adjusting the protrusion of stopper plate
Protrusion of the stopper plate to the blade can be
In the ordinary operation, protrude the stopper plate to
the A side fully.
When the stopper plate strikes against the obstacles like
a wall or the like at the finishing of a cut, loosen two
screws and slide it to the B side in the figure.
After sliding the stopper plate, secure it by tightening two
It is important to keep at least two teeth in the cut. Select
the proper cutting position for your workpiece by referring
to the figure.
Hold the tool by both hands as shown in the figure with
the stopper plate contacting the workpiece and the blade
clear of the workpiece.
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.
2. Stopper plate
Applying excessive pressure to the tool or twisting
of the blade may cause bevel cutting or damage to
When not using the tool for a long period of time,
remove the blade from the tool.
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 unexpectedly.
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
Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the
like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may
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.
1. Cutting wax