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Maintenance - Makita 5007MG Instruction Manual

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Hold the tool firmly. The tool is provided with both a front
grip and rear handle. Use both to best grasp the tool. If both
hands are holding saw, they cannot be cut by the blade. Set
the base on the workpiece to be cut without the blade
making any contact. Then turn the tool on and wait until the
blade attains full speed. Now simply move the tool forward
over the workpiece surface, keeping it flat and advancing
smoothly until the sawing is completed.
To get clean cuts, keep your sawing line straight and your
speed of advance uniform. If the cut fails to properly follow
your intended cut line, do not attempt to turn or force the tool
back to the cut line. Doing so may bind the blade and lead to
dangerous kickback and possible serious injury. Release
switch, wait for blade to stop and then withdraw tool. Realign
tool on new cut line, and start cut again. Attempt to avoid
positioning which exposes operator to chips and wood dust
being ejected from saw. Use eye protection to help avoid
Rip fence (guide rule) (Accessory)
The handy rip fence allows you to do extra-accurate
straight cuts. Simply slide the rip fence up snugly
against the side of the workpiece and secure it in
position with the screw on the front of the base. It also
makes repeated cuts of uniform width possible.


Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before attempting to perform inspection
or maintenance.
Clean out the upper and lower guards to
ensure there is no accumulated sawdust which
impede the operation of the lower
guarding system.
limit the proper operation which could result in
serious personal injury. The most effective way to
accomplish this cleaning is with compressed air. If
the dust is being blown out of the guards be
sure the proper eye and breathing protection is
Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or
the like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may
1. Rip fence
(Guide rule)
A dirty guarding system may
Adjusting for accuracy of 90° cut (vertical cut)
This adjustment has been made at the factory. But if it is
off, adjust the adjusting screw with a hex wrench while
squaring the blade with the base using a triangular rule,
try square, etc.
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.
1. Base
2. Adjusting screw
1. Triangular rule
1. Limit mark
1. Brush holder
2. Screwdriver


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