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Adjusting Depth Of Cut - Makita 2012NB Instruction Manual

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graduations on its right side and metric graduations on its
left side.

Adjusting depth of cut

The maximum depth of cut differs depending upon the
width of workpiece being cut. Refer to the table. When
you need to remove more than the amount specified in
the table, set the depth of cut shallower than the amount
and make two or more passes.
Width of workpiece being cut
Less than 150 mm
150 mm - 240 mm
240 mm - 304 mm
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To adjust the depth of cut, proceed as follows.
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Insert the workpiece flat on the table top. Lower the main
frame by turning the crank handle counterclockwise. The
depth gauge will rise and the amount of gauge rise
indicates the depth of cut.
CAUTION:
Always lower the main frame when aligning the
indicator plate with the graduation indicating the
desired finished dimension. If you raise the main
frame
into
the
additional play in the screw may result. This may
cause an undesired finished dimension.
Always place the workpiece flat on the table top
when predetermining the depth of cut. Otherwise,
the predetermined depth of cut will differ from
actual depth of cut.
Depth adjusting gauge
1
3
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Use the depth adjusting gauge when you need to
predetermine the depth of cut more accurately. To do so,
proceed as follows.
Maximum depth of cut
3.0 mm
1.5 mm
1.0 mm
1. Depth gauge
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desired
finished
dimension,
1. Crank handle
2. Groove
3. Depth adjusting
gauge
2
1.
First, plane the workpiece at the predetermined
depth of cut. Measure the thickness of the planed
piece to know how much more stock you need to
remove.
2.
Turn the depth adjusting gauge on the crank
handle until the 0 graduation is aligned with the
groove on the tool.
3.
Now turn the crank handle counterclockwise until
the graduation for the desired depth of cut is
aligned with the groove on the tool.
4.
When you need to remove more than the amount
specified in the table mentioned in the "Adjusting
depth of cut" section, set the depth of cut shallower
than the amount and make two or more passes.
Stopper
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Use the stopper when you need to plane many workpieces
to the same thickness. To do so, proceed as follows.
1.
Turn the crank handle until the indicator plate
points to the scale graduation indicating the
desired finished dimension.
2.
Depress the stopper button and lower the stopper
until it just contacts the table top.
3.
If you need fine adjustment of the stopper, turn the
stopper knob.
CAUTION:
When the stopper is not in use, always raise it to
the topmost position. Never force the crank handle
when the stopper is in contact with the table top.
This may cause tool damage.
ASSEMBLY
CAUTION:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before carrying out any work on the tool.
Replacing planer blades
CAUTION:
Handle the blades very carefully when removing or
installing the blades to prevent cuts or injury from
the blades and to prevent damage to the blades.
They are razor-sharp.
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1. Stopper
2. Stopper button
3. Stopper knob
4. Table top
1
2
3
4

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