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Safety Instructions - Makita LS1212 Instruction Manual

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Intended use
The tool is intended for accurate straight and miter cutting
in wood. With appropriate saw blades, aluminum can also
be sawed.
Power supply
The tool should be connected only to a power supply of
the same voltage as indicated on the nameplate, and can
only be operated on single-phase AC supply. They are
double-insulated in accordance with European Standard
and can, therefore, also be used from sockets without
earth wire.


WARNING! When using electric tools, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should
always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock and personal injury. Read all these instructions
before operating this product and save these
For safe operations:
1. Keep work area clean.
Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
2. Consider work area environment.
Do not expose power tools to rain. Do not use power
tools in damp or wet locations. Keep work area well lit.
Do not use power tools where there is risk to cause
fire or explosion.
3. Guard against electric shock.
Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces
(e.g. pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerators).
4. Keep children away.
Do not let visitors touch the tool or extension cord. All
visitors should be kept away from work area.
5. Store idle tools.
When not in use, tools should be stored in a dry, high
or locked up place, out of reach of children.
6. Do not force the tool.
It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it
was intended.
7. Use the right tool.
Do not force small tools or attachments to do the job of
a heavy duty tool. Do not use tools for purposes not
intended; for example, do not use circular saws to cut
tree limbs or logs.
8. Dress properly.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, they can be
caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves and non-skid
footwear are recommended when working outdoors.
Wear protecting hair covering to contain long hair.
9. Use safety glasses and hearing protection.
Also use face or dust mask if the cutting operation is
10. Connect dust extraction equipment.
If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities ensure these are
connected and properly used.
11. Do not abuse the cord.
Never carry the tool by the cord or yank it to
disconnect it from the socket. Keep the cord away
from heat, oil and sharp edges.
12. Secure work.
Use clamps or a vice to hold the work. It is safer than
using your hand and it frees both hands to operate the
13. Do not overreach.
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
14. Maintain tools with care.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean for better and safer
performance. Follow instructions for lubrication and
changing accessories. Inspect tool cord periodically
and if damaged have it repaired by an authorized
service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically
and replace, if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean and
free from oil and grease.
15. Disconnect tools.
When not in use, before servicing and when changing
accessories such as blades, bits and cutters.
16. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches.
Form the habit of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from the tool before
turning it on.
17. Avoid unintentional starting.
Do not carry a plugged-in tool with a finger on the
switch. Ensure switch is off when plugging in.
18. Use outdoor extension leads.
When tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords
intended for outdoor use.
19. Stay alert.
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do
not operate tool when you are tired.
20. Check damaged parts.
Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked to
determine that it will operate properly and perform its
intended function. Check for alignment of moving
parts, free running of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged
should be properly repaired or replaced by an
authorized service center unless otherwise indicated
in this instruction manual. Have defective switches
replaced by an authorized service facility. Do not use
the tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
21. Warning.
The use of any accessory or attachment, other than
those recommended in this instruction manual or the
catalog, may present a risk of personal injury.
22. Have your tool repaired by a qualified person.
This electric tool is in accordance with the relevant
safety requirements. Repairs should only be carried
out by qualified persons using original spare parts,
otherwise this may result in considerable danger to
the user.


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