Before inserting the battery cartridge into the tool,
always check to see that the switch trigger
actuates properly and returns to the "OFF" position
Do not pull the switch trigger hard without pressing
the lock-off lever. This can cause switch breakage.
To prevent the switch trigger from being accidentally
pulled, a lock-off lever is provided. To start the tool,
press the lock-off lever and pull the switch trigger.
Release the switch trigger to stop.
For your safety, this tool is equipped with lock-off
lever which prevents the tool from unintended
starting. NEVER use the tool if it runs when you
simply pull the switch trigger without pressing the
lock-off lever. Return tool a MAKITA service center
for proper repairs BEFORE further usage.
NEVER tape down or defeat purpose and function
of lock-off lever.
This tool is equipped with an electric blade brake. If the
tool consistently fails to quickly stop blade after switch
trigger release, have tool serviced at a Makita service
The blade brake system is not a substitute for lower
guard. NEVER USE TOOL WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING
LOWER GUARD. SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY CAN
Lighting the lamp
1. Switch trigger
2. Lock-off lever
Do not look in the light or see the source of light
Only to turn on the light, pull the switch trigger without
pressing the lock-off lever. To turn on the light and run
the tool, press the lock-off lever and pull the switch
trigger with the lock-off lever being pressed.
Use a cotton stick to wipe the dirt off the lens of
lamp. Be careful not to scratch the lens of lamp, or
it may lower the illumination.
Do not use gasoline, thinner or the like to clean the lens
of lamp. Using such substances will damage the lens.
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the
battery cartridge is removed before carrying out
any work on the tool.
Removing or installing blade
Be sure the blade is installed with teeth pointing up
at the front of the tool.
Use only the Makita wrench to install or remove the
To remove the blade, press the shaft lock so that the
blade cannot revolve and use the wrench to loosen the
hex bolt counterclockwise. Then remove the hex bolt,
outer flange and blade.
To install the blade, follow the removal procedure in
reverse. BE SURE TO TIGHTEN THE HEX BOLT
1. Shaft lock
2. Hex wrench
1. Hex bolt
2. Outer flange
3. Saw blade
4. Inner flange
5. Cup washer