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Safety Instructions; Additional Safety Rules For Tool - Makita LS0714F 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.


Warning! When using electric tools, basic safety pre-
cautions should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury, includ-
ing the following. Read all these instructions before
attempting to operate this product and save these
For safe operation:
Keep work area clean
Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
Consider work area environment
Don't expose power tools to rain. Don't use power
tools in damp or wet locations. Keep work area well
lit. Don't use power tools in presence of flammable
liquids or gases.
Guard against electric shock
Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces (e.g.
pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerators).
Keep children away
Do not let visitors contact tool or extension cord. All
visitors should be kept away from work area.
Store idle tools
When not in use, tools should be stored in dry, high,
or locked-up place, out of the reach of children.
Don't force tool
It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which
it was intended.
Use right tool
Don't force small tools or attachments to do the job
of a heavy duty tool. Don't use tools for purposes not
intended; for example, don't use circular saw for cut-
ting tree limbs or logs.
Dress properly
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be
caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves and non-skid
footwear are recommended when working outdoors.
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
Use safety glasses and hearing protection
Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is
10. Connect dust extraction equipment
If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used.
11. Don't abuse cord
Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect it
from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil and sharp
12. Secure work
Use clamps or a vise to hold work. It's safer than
using your hand and it frees both hands to operate
13. Don't overreach
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
14. Maintain tools with care
Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer per-
formance. Follow instructions for lubricating and
changing accessories. Inspect tool cords periodi-
cally and, if damaged, have repaired by authorized
service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically
and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean
and free from oil and grease.
15. Disconnect tools
When not in use, before servicing, and when chang-
ing accessories such as blades, bits and cutters.
16. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches
Form the habit of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before
turning it on.
17. Avoid unintentional starting
Don't carry plugged-in tool with finger on switch. Be
sure switch is off when plugging in.
18. Outdoor use extension cords
When tool is used outdoors, use only extension
cords intended for use outdoors and so marked.
19. Stay alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do
not operate tool when you are tired.
20. Check damaged parts
Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked to
determine that it will operate properly and perform
its intended function. Check for alignment of moving
parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect
its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged
should be properly repaired or replaced by an autho-
rized service center unless otherwise indicated else-
where in this instruction manual. Have defective
switches replaced by and authorized service center.
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
21. Warning
The use of any other accessory or attachment other
than recommended in this operating instruction or
the catalog may present a risk of personal injury.
22. Have your tool repaired by an expert
This electric appliance is in accordance with the rel-
evant safety rules. Repairing of electric appliances
may be carried out only by experts otherwise it may
cause considerable danger for the user.


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-



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