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Replacing Carbon Brushes; After Use - Makita LS0714 Instruction Manual

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When adjusting the laser line appears on the right
side of the saw blade
1. Screw to change the movable range of the adjusting
2. Saw blade
3. Laser line
For both adjustments, do as follows.
Make sure that the tool is unplugged.
Draw the cutting line on the workpiece and place it
on the turn table. At this time, do not secure the
workpiece with a vise or similar securing device.
Lower the blade by lowering the handle and just
check to see where the cutting line and the
position of the saw blade is. (Decide which
position to cut on the line of cut.)
After decision the position to be cut, return the
handle to the original position. Secure the
workpiece with the vertical vise without shifting the
workpiece from the pre-checked position.
Plug the tool and turn on the laser switch.
Adjust the position of laser line as follows.
The position of laser line can be changed as the movable
range of the adjusting screw for the laser is changed by
turning two screws with a hex wrench. (The movable
range of laser line is factory adjusted within 1 mm from
the side surface of blade.)
To shift the laser line movable range further away from
the side surface of blade, turn the two screws
counterclockwise after loosening the adjusting screw.
Turn these two screws clockwise to shift it closer to the
side surface of the blade after loosening the adjusting
Refer to the section titled "Laser line action" and adjust
the adjusting screw so that the cutting line on your
workpiece is aligned with the laser line.
Check the position of laser line regularly for
accuracy .
Have the tool repaired by Makita authorized service
center for any failure on the laser unit.
Replacing fluorescent tube
For model LS0714F, LS0714FL only
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before replacing the fluorescent tube.
Do not apply force, impact or scratch to a
fluorescent tube, which can cause a glass of the
fluorescent tube to be broken resulting in a injury to
you or your bystanders.
Leave the fluorescent tube for a while immediately
after a use of it and then replace it. If not. You may
burn yourself.
Remove screws, which secure Lamp Box for the light.
Pull out the Lamp Box keeping pushing lightly the upper
position of it as illustrated on the left.
Pull out the fluorescent tube and then replace it with
Makita original new one.
Cleaning of the lens for the laser light
For model LS0714FL, LS0714L
If the lens for the laser light becomes dirty, or sawdust
adheres to it in such a way that the laser line is no longer
easily visible, unplug the saw and remove and clean the
lens for the laser light carefully with a damp, soft cloth.
Do not use solvents or any petroleum-based cleaners on
the lens.
To remove the lens for the laser light, remove the saw
blade before removing the lens according to the
instructions in the section titled "Installing or removing
saw blade".
Loosen but do not remove the screw which secures the
lens using a screwdriver.
Pull out the lens as shown in the figure.
If the lens does not come out, loosen the screw
further and pull out the lens again without removing
the screw.

Replacing carbon brushes

Remove and check the carbon brushes regularly.
Replace when they wear down to the limit mark. Keep
the carbon brushes clean and free to slip in the holders.
Both carbon brushes should be replaced at the same
time. Use only identical carbon brushes.
Use a screwdriver to remove the brush holder caps. Take
out the worn carbon brushes, insert the new ones and
secure the brush holder caps.

After use

After use, wipe off chips and dust adhering to the
tool with a cloth or the like. Keep the blade guard
clean according to the directions in the previously
covered section titled "Blade guard". Lubricate the
sliding portions with machine oil to prevent rust.
When storing the tool, pull the carriage toward you
fully so that the slide pole is thoroughly inserted into
the turn base.

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