Lighting the lamp
Do not apply impact to the lamp, which may cause
damage or shorted service time to it.
Do not look in the light or see the source of light directly.
The lamp lights up when the tool is plugged. The lamp
keeps on lighting until the tool is unplugged.
Use a dry cloth to wipe the dirt off the lens of lamp.
Be careful not to scratch the lens of lamp, or it
may lower the illumination.
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before carrying out any work on the
Hex wrench storage
Hex wrench is stored on the tool. To remove hex wrench,
rotate it toward yourself and pull it out.
To install hex wrench, place it on the handle and turn it
until it comes into contact with the protrusion on the
1. Hex wrench
Removing or installing saw blade
Be sure the blade is installed with teeth pointing
up at the front of the tool.
Use only the Makita wrench to install or remove the blade.
To remove the blade, press the shaft lock so that the
blade cannot revolve and use the hex wrench to loosen
the hex bolt counterclockwise. Then remove the hex
bolt, outer flange and blade.
To install the blade, follow the removal procedure in
reverse. BE SURE TO TIGHTEN THE HEX BOLT
When changing blade, make sure to also clean the upper and
lower blade guards of accumulated sawdust as discussed in
the Maintenance section. Such efforts do not replace the need
to check lower guard operation before each use.
Be sure to move the tool forward in a straight line
gently. Forcing or twisting the tool will result in
overheating the motor and dangerous kickback,
possibly causing severe injury.
1. Hex wrench
2. Shaft lock
1. Saw blade
2. Hex bolt
3. Outer flange
4. Inner flange
1. Rear handle
2. Front grip