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Maintenance - Makita LS0714F Instruction Manual

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7.
Wood facing (Fig. 37)
Use of wood facing helps to assure splinter-free cuts in
workpieces. Attach a wood facing to the guide fence
using the holes in the guide fence.
See the figure concerning the dimensions for a sug-
gested wood facing.
CAUTION:
• Use straight wood of even thickness as the wood fac-
ing.
• Use screws to attach the wood facing to the guide
fence. The screws should be installed so that the screw
heads are below the surface of the wood facing.
• 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.
8.
Cutting repetitive lengths (Fig. 38)
When cutting several pieces of stock to the same length,
ranging from 220 mm to 385 mm, use of the set plate
(optional accessory) will facilitate more efficient opera-
tion. Install the set plate on the holder (optional acces-
sory) as shown in the figure.
Align the cutting line on your workpiece with either the
left or right side of the groove in the kerf board, and while
holding the workpiece from moving, move the set plate
flush against the end of the workpiece. Then secure the
set plate with the screw. When the set plate is not used,
loosen the screw and turn the set plate out of the way.
NOTE:
• Use of the holder-rod assembly (optional accessory)
allows cutting repetitive lengths up to 2,200 mm
approximately.
9.
Groove cutting (Fig. 39)
A dado type cut can be made by proceeding as follows:
Adjust the lower limit position of the blade using the
adjusting screw and the stopper arm to limit the cutting
depth of the blade. Refer to "Stopper arm" section
described on previously.
After adjusting the lower limit position of the blade, cut
parallel grooves across the width of the workpiece using
a slide (push) cut as shown in the figure. Then remove
the workpiece material between the grooves with a
chisel. Do not attempt to perform this type of cut using
wide (thick) blades or with a dado blade. Possible loss of
control and injury may result.
CAUTION:
• Be sure to return the stopper arm to the original posi-
tion when performing other than groove cutting.
Carrying tool (Fig. 40 & 41)
Make sure that the tool is unplugged. Secure the blade at
0° bevel angle and the turn base at right miter angle fully.
Secure the slide poles after pulling the carriage toward
the guide fence fully. Lower the handle fully and lock it in
the lowered position by pushing in the stopper pin.
Carry the tool by holding both sides of the tool base as
shown in the figure. If you remove the holders, dust bag,
etc., you can carry the tool more easily.
CAUTION:
• Always secure all moving portions before carrying the
tool.
• Stopper pin is for carrying and storage purposes only
and not for any cutting operations.
18

MAINTENANCE

CAUTION:
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before attempting to perform inspection or
maintenance.
WARNING:
• Always be sure that the blade is sharp and clean for the
best and safest performance.
Adjusting the cutting angle
This tool is carefully adjusted and aligned at the factory,
but rough handling may have affected the alignment. If
your tool is not aligned properly, perform the following:
1.
Miter angle
Push the carriage toward the guide fence and tighten two
clamp screws to secure the carriage.
Loosen the grip which secures the turn base. Turn the
turn base so that the pointer points to 0° on the miter
scale. Then turn the turn base slightly clockwise and
counterclockwise to seat the turn base in the 0° miter
notch. (Leave as it is if the pointer does not point to 0°.)
Loosen the hex bolts securing the guide fence using the
socket wrench. (Fig. 42)
Lower the handle fully and lock it in the lowered position
by pushing in the stopper pin. Square the side of the
blade with the face of the guide fence using a triangular
rule, try-square, etc. Then securely tighten the hex bolts
on the guide fence in the order from the right side.
(Fig. 43)
Make sure that the pointer points to 0° on the miter scale.
If the pointer does not point to 0°, loosen the screw which
secures the pointer and adjust the pointer so that it will
point to 0°. (Fig. 44)
2.
Bevel angle
1.
0° bevel angle
Push the carriage toward the guide fence and
tighten two clamp screws to secure the carriage.
Lower the handle fully and lock it in the lowered posi-
tion by pushing in the stopper pin. Loosen the lever
at the rear of the tool.
Turn the 0° bevel angle adjusting bolt (lower bolt) on
the right side of the arm two or three revolutions
counterclockwise to tilt the blade to the right.
(Fig. 45)
Carefully square the side of the blade with the top
surface of the turn base using the triangular rule, try-
square, etc. by turning the 0° bevel angle adjusting
bolt clockwise. Then tighten the lever securely.
(Fig. 46)
Make sure that the pointer on the arm point to 0° on
the bevel scale on the arm holder. If it does not point
to 0°, loosen the screw which secures the pointer
and adjust the pointer so that it will point to 0°.
(Fig. 47)
2.
45° bevel angle
Adjust the 45° bevel angle only after performing 0°
bevel angle adjustment. To adjust left 45° bevel
angle, loosen the lever and tilt the blade to the left
fully. Make sure that the pointer on the arm points to
45° on the bevel scale on the arm holder. If the
pointer does not point to 45°, turn the 45° bevel
angle adjusting bolt (upper bolt) on the right side of
the arm until the pointer points to 45°. (Fig. 48)

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