Maintenance - Makita XSH03 Instruction Manual

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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) (optional 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 clamping 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 the
battery cartridge is removed before carrying out
any work on the tool.
Clean out the upper and lower guards to
ensure there is no accumulated sawdust which
may impede the operation of the lower
guarding system. A dirty guarding system may
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. Clamping screw
2. Rip fence
(Guide rule)
Adjusting for accuracy of 0° and 45° cut
(vertical and 45° cut)
This adjustment has been made at the factory. But if it is
off, adjust the adjusting screws with a hex wrench while
inspecting 0° or 45° the blade with the base using a
triangular rule or square rule, etc. Use the 45° stopper
for adjusting 45° angle.
Adjusting bevel guide
The bevel guide has been factory adjusted. But if it is off,
you can adjust it as the following procedure.
To adjust the bevel guide, loosen the two screws. Align
the 0° line on the bevel guide with the guide on the base
when the base is set to 0° angle.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs,
any other maintenance or adjustment should be
performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service
Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.
1. Adjusting screw
for 45 ゚
2. Adjusting screw
for 0 ゚
1. Triangular rule
1. Bevel guide
2. Screw
3. Guide

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