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Aligning the laser line (Fig. 20)
Laser line can be shifted to either the left or right side of
the blade according to the applications of cutting. Refer
to explanation titled "Laser beam action" regarding its
shifting method.
NOTE:
• Use wood facing against the guide fence when aligning
the cutting line with the laser line at the side of guide
fence in compound cutting (bevel angle 45 degrees and
miter angle right 45 degrees).
A) When you obtain correct size on the left side of work-
piece
• Shift the laser line to the left of the blade.
B) When you obtain correct size on the right side of
workpiece
• Shift the laser line to the right of the blade.
Align the cutting line on your workpiece with the laser
line.
ASSEMBLY
CAUTION:
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before carrying out any work on the tool.
Socket wrench storage (Fig. 21)
The socket wrench is stored as shown in the figure.
When using the socket wrench, pull it out of the wrench
holder. After using the socket wrench, return it to the
wrench holder.
Installing or removing saw blade
CAUTION:
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before installing or removing the blade.
• Use only the Makita socket wrench provided to install
or remove the blade. Failure to do so may result in
overtightening or insufficient tightening of the hex bolt.
This could cause an injury.
Lock the handle in the raised position by pushing in the
stopper pin. (Fig. 22)
To remove the blade, use the socket wrench to loosen
the hex bolt holding the center cover by turning it coun-
terclockwise. Raise the blade guard and center cover.
(Fig. 23)
Press the shaft lock to lock the spindle and use the
socket wrench to loosen the hex bolt clockwise. Then
remove the hex bolt, outer flange and blade. (Fig. 24)
To install the blade, mount it carefully onto the spindle,
making sure that the direction of the arrow on the surface
of the blade matches the direction of the arrow on the
blade case. Install the outer flange and hex bolt, and then
use the socket wrench to tighten the hex bolt (left-
handed) securely counterclockwise while pressing the
shaft lock.
Return the blade guard and center cover to its original
position. Then tighten the hex bolt clockwise to secure
the center cover. Release the handle from the raised
position by pulling the stopper pin. Lower the handle to
make sure that the blade guard moves properly. Make
sure shaft lock has released spindle before making cut.
(Fig. 25 & 26)
Dust bag (accessory) (Fig. 27)
The use of the dust bag makes cutting operations clean
and dust collection easy. To attach the dust bag, fit it onto
the dust nozzle.
When the dust bag is about half full, remove the dust bag
from the tool and pull the fastener out. Empty the dust
bag of its contents, tapping it lightly so as to remove par-
ticles adhering to the insides which might hamper further
collection.
NOTE:
If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to your saw,
more efficient and cleaner operations can be performed.
Dust box (accessory) (Fig. 28, 29 & 30)
Insert the dust box into the dust nozzle.
Empty the dust box at the earliest possible.
To empty the dust box, open the cover by pushing the
button and throw away sawdust. Return the cover to the
original position and it locks. Dust box can easily be
removed by pulling out while turning it near the dust noz-
zle on the tool.
NOTE:
• If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to this tool,
more efficient and cleaner operations can be per-
formed.
CAUTION:
• Empty the dust box before collected sawdust level
reaches the cylinder part.
Securing workpiece (Fig. 31)
WARNING:
• It is extremely important to always secure the work-
piece properly and tightly with the vise. Failure to do so
can cause the tool to be damaged and/or the work-
piece to be destroyed. PERSONAL INJURY MAY
ALSO RESULT. Also, after a cutting operation, DO
NOT raise the blade until the blade has come to a com-
plete stop.
CAUTION:
• When cutting long workpieces, use supports that are
as high as the top surface level of the turn base. Do not
rely solely on the vertical vise and/or horizontal vise to
secure the workpiece.
Thin material tends to sag. Support workpiece over its
entire length to avoid blade pinch and possible KICK-
BACK.
Vertical vise (Fig. 32)
The vertical vise can be installed in two positions on
either the left or right side of the guide fence or the holder
assembly (optional accessory). Insert the vise rod into
the hole in the guide fence or the holder assembly and
tighten the screw to secure the vise rod.
Position the vise arm according to the thickness and
shape of the workpiece and secure the vise arm by tight-
ening the screw. If the screw to secure the vise arm con-
tacts the guide fence, install the screw on the opposite
side of vise arm. Make sure that no part of the tool con-
tacts the vise when lowering the handle fully and pulling
or pushing the carriage all the way. If some part contacts
the vise, re-position the vise.
Press the workpiece flat against the guide fence and the
turn base. Position the workpiece at the desired cutting
position and secure it firmly by tightening the vise knob.
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