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Makita 3708F Instruction Manual

Trimmer 1/4”
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  • Page 1 Trimmer 1/4” MODEL 3708F 002000 DOUBLE INSULATION I N S T R U C T I O N M A N U A L WARNING: For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
  • Page 2: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Model 3708F Collet chuck capacity 1/4” No load speed (RPM) 35,000/min. Overall length 308 mm (12-1/8”) Net weight 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs) • Manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice. • Specifications may differ from country to country.
  • Page 3: Personal Safety

    5. Avoid body contact with grounded sur- 14. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye faces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety refrigerators. There is an increased risk of shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must electric shock if your body is grounded.
  • Page 4: Specific Safety Rules

    SERVICE 24. When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in 23. Tool service must be performed only by the Maintenance section of this manual. qualified repair personnel. Service or main- Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow tenance performed by unqualified personnel Maintenance instructions may create a risk of could result in a risk of injury.
  • Page 5 9. Before using the tool on an actual work- 14. Always lead the power supply cord away piece, let it run for a while. Watch for from the tool towards the rear. vibration or wobbling that could indicate 15. Do not smear the tool base carelessly with improperly installed bit.
  • Page 6: Functional Description

    FUNCTIONAL CAUTION: DESCRIPTION • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before adjusting or checking function on the tool. Adjusting bit protrusion 002001 To adjust the bit protrusion, loosen the lever and move the tool base up or down as desired by turning the adjusting roller.
  • Page 7 Switch action 001982 CAUTION: • Before plugging in the tool, always be sure that the tool is switched off. To start the tool, move the switch lever to the I (ON) position. To stop the tool, move the switch lever to the O (OFF) posi- tion.
  • Page 8: Operation

    Installing trimmer shoe (after it has been removed from the tool) 002004 1. Bolt 2. Flat washer (large) 3. Trimmer shoe 4. Flat washer (small) 5. Spring washer 6. Wing nut 7. Base NOTE: • The trimmer shoe is factory installed on the tool. Use the bolts, wing nuts, spring washers and flat washers to install the trimmer shoe as shown in the figure.
  • Page 9 NOTE: • Moving the tool forward too fast may cause a poor quality of cut, or damage to the bit or motor. Moving the tool forward too slowly may burn and mar the cut. The proper feed rate will depend on the bit size, the kind of workpiece and depth of cut.
  • Page 10 Place the templet guide on the tool base. There are four con- 002007 vex portions on the templet guide. Secure two of the four convex portions using the two screws. Install the tool base on the tool. 1. Templet guide 2.
  • Page 11 Loosen the wing bolts and secure the tool base horizontally. 002008 Attach the straight guide with the clamp screw (A). Loosen the wing nut on the straight guide and adjust the distance between the bit and the straight guide. At the desired dis- tance, tighten the wing nut securely.
  • Page 12 For cutting circles between 70 mm (2-3/4”) and 001993 121 mm (4-3/4”) in radius. 1. Wing nut 2. Wave washer 3. Flat washer 4. Guide plate 5. Straight guide 6. Center hole 7. Bolt For cutting circles between 121 mm (4-3/4”) and 001994 221 mm (8-11/16”) in radius.
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    Trimmer guide 002011 Trimming, curved cuts in veneers for furniture and the like can be done easily with the trimmer guide. The guide roller rides the curve and assures a fine cut. Loosen the wing bolts and secure the tool base horizontally. 002012 Install the trimmer guide on the tool base with the clamp screw (A).
  • Page 14: Replacing Carbon Brushes

    CAUTION: • 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.
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  • Page 17 First-Class Postage Required Post Office will not deliver without proper postage. Makita U.S.A., Inc. 14930 Northam Street La Mirada, CA 90638-5753 Fold...
  • Page 18 Design Repair Service Industrial Maintenance Features Durability Home Maintenance Size Power Hobby Price Other ( Other ( Makita Brand 5. Any comments: DATE PURCHASED MODEL NO. MONTH YEAR SERIAL NO. STATUS INTL. LAST NAME / COMPANY NAME Married Single STREET ADRESS...
  • Page 19: Factory Service Centers

    Date Purchased When you need service: Send complete tool (prepaid) to one Dealer’s Name & Address of the Makita Factory Service Centers listed, or to an Authorized Makita Service Center. Be sure to attach a letter to the outside of Model No.
  • Page 20: Warranty Policy

    MAKITA LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY Warranty Policy Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase.