nozzle on the tool.
If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to this tool,
more efficient and cleaner operations can be
Empty the dust box before collected sawdust level
reaches the cylinder part.
It is extremely important to always secure the
workpiece properly and tightly with the vise. Failure
to do so can cause the tool to be damaged and/or
the workpiece to be destroyed. PERSONAL
INJURY MAY ALSO RESULT. Also, after a cutting
operation, DO NOT raise the blade until the blade
has come to a complete stop.
When cutting long workpieces, use supports that
are as high as the top surface level of the turn base.
Do not rely solely on the vertical vise and/or
horizontal vise to secure the workpiece.
Thin material tends to sag. Support workpiece over
its entire length to avoid blade pinch and possible
The vertical vise can be installed in two positions on
either the left or right side of the guide fence or the holder
assembly (optional accessory). Insert the vise rod into
the hole in the guide fence or the holder assembly and
tighten the screw to secure the vise rod.
Position the vise arm according to the thickness and
shape of the workpiece and secure the vise arm by
tightening the screw. If the screw to secure the vise arm
contacts the guide fence, install the screw on the
opposite side of vise arm. Make sure that no part of the
tool contacts the vise when lowering the handle fully and
pulling or pushing the carriage all the way. If some part
contacts the vise, re-position the vise.
Press the workpiece flat against the guide fence and the
turn base. Position the workpiece at the desired cutting
position and secure it firmly by tightening the vise knob.
The workpiece must be secured firmly against the
turn base and guide fence with the vise during all
Horizontal vise (optional accessory)
The horizontal vise can be installed on the left side of the
base. By turning the vise knob counterclockwise, the
screw is released and the vise shaft can be moved
rapidly in and out. By turning the vise knob clockwise, the
screw remains secured. To grip the workpiece, turn the
vise knob gently clockwise until the projection reaches its
topmost position, then fasten securely. If the vise knob is
forced in or pulled out while being turned clockwise, the
projection may stop at an angle. In this case, turn the vise
knob back counterclockwise until the screw is released,
before turning again gently clockwise.
The maximum width of the workpiece which can be
secured by the horizontal vise is 120 mm.
Grip the workpiece only when the projection is at
the topmost position. Failure to do so may result in
insufficient securing of the workpiece. This could
cause the workpiece to be thrown, cause damage
to the blade or cause the loss of control, which can
result in PERSONAL INJURY.
Holders and holder assembly (optional
The holders and the holder assembly can be installed on
either side as a convenient means of supporting
workpieces horizontally. Install them as shown in the
figure. Then tighten the screws firmly to secure the
holders and the holder assembly.
When cutting long workpieces, use the holder-rod
assembly (optional accessory). It consists of two holder
assemblies and two rods 12.
Always support long workpieces level with the top
surface of the turn base for accurate cuts and to
prevent dangerous loss of control of the tool.
Before use, be sure to release the handle from the
lowered position by pulling the stopper pin.
Make sure the blade is not contacting the
workpiece, etc. before the switch is turned on.
Do not apply excessive pressure on the handle
when cutting. Too much force may result in
overload of the motor and/or decreased cutting
efficiency. Push down handle with only as much
force as is necessary for smooth cutting and
without significant decrease in blade speed.
Gently press down the handle to perform the cut. If
the handle is pressed down with force or if lateral