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Makita LS1216 Instruction Manual

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Slide Compound Miter Saw
For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using.



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  • Page 1 INSTRUCTION MANUAL Slide Compound Miter Saw LS1216 LS1216L 010049 DOUBLE INSULATION WARNING: For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
  • Page 2: Specifications

    ENGLISH SPECIFICATIONS Model LS1216 / LS1216L Blade diameter 305 mm Hole diameter European countries: 30 mm, other than European countries: 25.4 mm Max. Miter angle Left 52° , Right 60° Max. Bevel angle Left and Right 45° Max. Cutting capacities (H x W)
  • Page 3: Double Insulation

    END210-6 For safe operations: Symbols Keep work area clean. The following show the symbols used for the equipment. Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries. Be sure that you understand their meaning before use. Consider work area environment. ・ Read instruction manual. Do not expose power tools to rain.
  • Page 4: Additional Safety Rules For Tool

    by an authorized service facility. Inspect extension Do not operate saw without guards in place. cords periodically and replace, if damaged. Keep Check blade guard for proper closing before handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease. each use. Do not operate saw if blade guard 15.
  • Page 5: Installation

    INSTALLATION 24. Do not attempt to lock the trigger in the on position. Bench mounting 25. Be alert at all times, especially during repetitive, 1. Stopper pin monotonous operations. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security. Blades are extremely unforgiving.
  • Page 6 If guard becomes discolored through age or UV light only to the extent that the kerf boards can still be easily exposure, contact a Makita service center for a new moved by hand. Lower the handle fully and push in the guard.
  • Page 7: Adjusting The Miter Angle

    the front face of the guide fence meets the top surface of CAUTION: the turn base. Before and after changing the bevel angle, always • With the tool unplugged, rotate the blade by hand while adjust the kerf boards as described above. holding the handle all the way down to be sure that the Maintaining maximum cutting capacity blade does not contact any part of the lower base.
  • Page 8: Adjusting The Bevel Angle

    After changing the miter angle, always secure the • CAUTION: turn base turning grip 90° counterclockwise. When tilting the saw blade, be sure to raise the • handle fully. Adjusting the bevel angle After changing the bevel angle, always secure the •...
  • Page 9: Laser Radiation

    NEVER use the tool if it runs when you simply pull the switch trigger without pressing the NOTE: lock-off button. Return tool to a Makita service When laser line is dim and almost or entirely • center for proper repairs BEFORE further usage.
  • Page 10 Always be sure that the tool is switched off and • remove the hex bolt, outer flange and blade. unplugged before installing or removing the blade. Use only the Makita socket wrench provided to • 1. Arrow install or remove the blade. Failure to do so may 2.
  • Page 11: Dust Bag

    009524 NOTE: If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to this tool, • Install the outer flange and hex bolt, and then use the more efficient and cleaner operations can be socket wrench to tighten the hex bolt (left-handed) performed.
  • Page 12: Securing Workpiece

    1. Cylinder part 1. Levers 2. Dust box 2. Clamping screws 006794 009508 Securing workpiece Lower fences can be moved to the inside and outside by loosening the clamping screws. WARNING: 1. Upper fence It is extremely important to always secure the •...
  • Page 13 Vertical vise 1. Vise knob 2. Vise arm 3. Vise rod 4. Screw 005232 009502 When performing 15° or greater miter cuts, install the horizontal vise on the side opposite the direction in The vertical vise can be installed in two positions on which the turn base is to be turned.
  • Page 14: Operation

    OPERATION will move during operation. Insufficient tightening may cause unexpected kickback of the blade. Possible serious PERSONAL INJURY may CAUTION: result. Before use, be sure to release the handle from the • Slide (push) cutting (cutting wide workpieces) lowered position by pulling the stopper pin. 1.
  • Page 15 Never loosen the knob which secures the carriage Compound cutting • while the blade is rotating. This may cause serious Compound cutting is the process in which a bevel injury. angle is made at the same time in which a miter Miter cutting angle is being cut on a workpiece.
  • Page 16: Measuring

    In the case of right bevel cut Table (A) Measuring Bevel angle Miter angle Molding Measure the wall length and adjust workpiece on position in 52/38° type 45° type 52/38° type 45° type Fig. A table to cut wall contact edge to desired length. Right 31.6°...
  • Page 17 blocks or pieces of scrap as shown in the figure to 1. Crown molding prevent deformation of the aluminum. Use a stopper L cutting lubricant when cutting the aluminum 2. Crown molding extrusion to prevent build-up of the aluminum stopper R material on the blade.
  • Page 18: Carrying Tool

    screw heads are below the surface of the wood Lower the handle fully and lock it in the lowered position facing. by pushing in the stopper pin. When the wood facing is attached, do not turn the • turn base with the handle lowered. The blade and/or the wood facing will be damaged.
  • Page 19 base slightly clockwise and counterclockwise to 1. 0 ゚ Angle seat the turn base in the 0° miter notch. (Leave as adjusting bolt it is if the pointer does not point to 0°.) Loosen the 2. Lever hex sockets bolts securing the guide fence using 3.
  • Page 20 45° bevel angle LASER RADIATION • Do not stare into beam. 1. Pointer Never apply a blow or impact to the tool. A blow or • 2. Scale plate impact causes the incorrect position of laser line, 3. Left 45 ゚ bevel damage to the laser beam emitting part or a short angle adjusting life of the tool.
  • Page 21: Replacing Carbon Brushes

    Then check the tool while running and electric laser light brake operation when releasing the switch trigger. If electric brake is not working well, ask your local Makita service center for repair. After use After use, wipe off chips and dust adhering to the •...
  • Page 22 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. Steel & Carbide-tipped saw blades • Miter saw blades For smooth and precise cutting in various materials.
  • Page 24 Makita Corporation 884908-4...

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