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Makita 4301BV Instruction Manual page 6

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Installing universal shank jig saw blade
CAUTION :
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before installing or removing
the blade.
I f the universal blade clamp i s used, you
can use blades of other makes which have
a universal shank like the one shown in
the figure, with a blade width of 6.35 mm
( 1
/4").
Insert the blade into the blade holder as far
as
it
will go. Make sure that the end of the
blade shank reaches the bottom of the
inner s l i t and tighten the bolt securely with
the hex wrench.
Straight line or ot-ita1 cutting action
Conventional jig saws cut with a straight
line action, that
is,
the blade moves only
up and down in a straight line. Your saw
also cuts in this manner but, for softer
workpiece, an orbital cutting action can
be selected. Soft workpiece, like wood and
plastic permit deep penetration of indi-
vidual saw teeth. The orbital action thrusts
the blade forward on the cutting stroke
and greatly increases cutting speed over
conventional jig saws. Harder workpiece
like metal should be cut using the straight
line cutting action or a very low orbital
setting. To select straight line or orbital
cutting, adjust the number on the saw.
1
The end
o f
the blade
shank should reach the
I
I
bottom of the
inner
slit
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