Additional safety warnings
Watch out for flying sparks when operating. They
can cause injury or ignite combustible materials.
Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to hold
work when practical. It's safer than using your
hand and it frees both hands to operate tool.
Secure the cut-off wheel carefully.
Be careful not to damage the spindle, flanges
(especially the installing surface) or bolt, or
the cut-off wheel itself might break.
Keep guards in place and in working order.
Hold the handle firmly.
Keep hands away from rotating parts.
Make sure the cut-off wheel is not contacting
the work-piece before the switch is turned on.
Before each use, watch for flutter or excessive
vibration that might be caused by poor instal-
lation or a poorly balanced wheel.
10. Remove material or debris from the area that
might be ignited by sparks. Be sure that others
are not in the path of the sparks. Keep a proper,
charged fire extinguisher closely available.
If the cut-off wheel stops during the opera-
tion, makes an odd noise or begins to vibrate,
switch off the tool immediately.
12. Always switch off and wait for the cut-off wheel
to come to a complete stop before removing,
securing workpiece, working vise, changing
work position, angle or the cut-off wheel itself.
13. Do not touch the workpiece immediately after oper-
ation; it is extremely hot and could burn your skin.
14. Store wheels in a dry location only.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Important safety instructions for
Before using battery cartridge, read all instruc-
tions and cautionary markings on (1) battery char-
ger, (2) battery, and (3) product using battery.
Do not disassemble battery cartridge.
If operating time has become excessively
shorter, stop operating immediately. It may
result in a risk of overheating, possible burns
and even an explosion.
If electrolyte gets into your eyes, rinse them out
with clear water and seek medical attention right
away. It may result in loss of your eyesight.
Do not short the battery cartridge:
Do not touch the terminals with any con-
Avoid storing battery cartridge in a con-
tainer with other metal objects such as
nails, coins, etc.
Do not expose battery cartridge to water
A battery short can cause a large current
flow, overheating, possible burns and even a
Do not store the tool and battery cartridge in
locations where the temperature may reach or
exceed 50 °C (122 °F).
Do not incinerate the battery cartridge even if
it is severely damaged or is completely worn
out. The battery cartridge can explode in a fire.
Be careful not to drop or strike battery.
Do not use a damaged battery.
10. The contained lithium-ion batteries are subject to
the Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements.
For commercial transports e.g. by third parties,
forwarding agents, special requirement on pack-
aging and labeling must be observed.
For preparation of the item being shipped, consult-
ing an expert for hazardous material is required.
Please also observe possibly more detailed
Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the
battery in such a manner that it cannot move
around in the packaging.
Follow your local regulations relating to dis-
posal of battery.
12. Use the batteries only with the products
specified by Makita. Installing the batteries to
non-compliant products may result in a fire, exces-
sive heat, explosion, or leak of electrolyte.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Only use genuine Makita batteries.
Use of non-genuine Makita batteries, or batteries that
have been altered, may result in the battery bursting
causing fires, personal injury and damage. It will
also void the Makita warranty for the Makita tool and
Tips for maintaining maximum
Charge the battery cartridge before completely dis-
charged. Always stop tool operation and charge the
battery cartridge when you notice less tool power.
Never recharge a fully charged battery cartridge.
Overcharging shortens the battery service life.
Charge the battery cartridge with room tempera-
ture at 10 °C - 40 °C (50 °F - 104 °F). Let a hot
battery cartridge cool down before charging it.
Charge the battery cartridge if you do not use
it for a long period (more than six months).
This tool produces spark when
cutting a workpiece. Do not install this tool in
the place in which flammable and/or explosive
materials might be ignited by the spark from the
tool. Also make sure that there is no such material
near the tool before starting the operation.
Securing the base
This tool should be bolted with two bolts to a level and
stable surface using the bolt holes provided in the tool's
base. This will help prevent tipping over and possible
► Fig.1: 1. Bolt holes 2. Base