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Operation; Maintenance; Optional Accessories - Makita VR001G Instruction Manual

Cordless concrete vibrator
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Be sure to attach the hooks of the
shoulder strap to the tool securely. If the hooks are
attached incompletely, they may come off and cause
Be sure to use the shoulder strap
dedicated to this tool. Using other shoulder strap
may cause an injury.
Hang the hooks of the shoulder strap over the hanging
holes on top of the tool.
► Fig.22: 1. Shoulder strap 2. Hook 3. Hanging hole


Put the shoulder strap on the
shoulder, and hold the tool firmly with both
At the very beginning of operation, the
flexible shaft tends to vibrate at a higher ampli-
tude. The tool will restore the normal amplitude
after you squeeze and release the switch trigger a
few times repeatedly.
Make sure to throw in and keep the vibration head
stand straight during operation. Use the tool within the
effective vibration ranges at equidistant intervals. The
effective air bubble removal range is approximately ten
times the diameter of vibration head.
► Fig.23
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Do not use the tool to move concrete
in the formwork. The mortar will just move away
and the coarse aggregate will remain, causing
► Fig.25
Effective leveling and removal of air
Removal of the air bubbles is complete after you have
worked the tool throughout each effective range, the
concrete stops shrinking, and the mortar has risen
evenly to the surface, giving off a light appearance.
Gently remove the operating tool not to leave holes.
When using the tool on slope, always operate it from
the bottom at the beginning. If you operate the tool from
the top, the mortar will separate and eventually slide to
the bottom.
► Fig.26
► Fig.27
NOTE: Vibrating too long in a single place causes
concrete segregation.
NOTE: When the coarse aggregate segregates when
placing concrete, shovel out the coarse aggregate
and put it where there is plenty of mortar. Then use
the tool on it. Don't leave coarse aggregate in the
segregated condition.
► Fig.28


Always be sure that the tool is
switched off and the battery cartridge is removed
before attempting to perform inspection or
Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner,
alcohol or the like. Discoloration, deformation or
cracks may result.
Avoid cleaning the tool in water. Water
will get into the motor housing and cause motor
Use a wet cloth or the like to carefully
wipe off any wet concrete left on the tool after
use. Extra care should be given to thorough
cleaning of the vents, switch area, cover open-
ings, etc.
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.
These accessories or attachments
are recommended for use with your Makita tool
specified in this manual. The use of any other
accessories or attachments might present a risk of
injury to persons. Only use accessory or attachment
for its stated purpose.
If you need any assistance for more details regard-
ing these accessories, ask your local Makita Service
ø32 mm x 1.2 m flexible shaft
ø32 mm x 1.7 m flexible shaft
ø32 mm x 2.4 m flexible shaft
ø38 mm x 1.2 m flexible shaft
ø38 mm x 2.4 m flexible shaft
Battery case L
Battery case H
Shoulder strap
Makita genuine battery and charger
NOTE: Some items in the list may be included in the
tool package as standard accessories. They may
differ from country to country.


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