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Makita LS1040 Instruction Manual

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Compound Miter Saw
IMPORTANT: Read Before Using.



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  • Page 1 INSTRUCTION MANUAL Compound Miter Saw LS1040 LS1040S 012678 DOUBLE INSULATION IMPORTANT: Read Before Using.
  • Page 2: Specifications

    ENGLISH (Original instructions) SPECIFICATIONS Model LS1040 / LS1040S Blade diameter 255 mm -260 mm Blade body thickness 1.6 mm - 2.4 mm Hole diameter For all countries other than European countries 25.4 mm and 25 mm For European countries 30 mm Max.
  • Page 3 Makita Corporation responsible high or locked up place, out of reach of children. manufacturer declare that the following Makita Do not force the tool. machine(s): It will do the job better and safer at the rate for Designation of Machine: which it was intended.
  • Page 4: Additional Safety Rules For Tool

    Dress properly. conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, they can other part that is damaged should be properly be caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves and repaired or replaced by an authorized service non-skid footwear recommended...
  • Page 5 Replace cracked damaged blade lead from lead-based-painted material and, • immediately. arsenic chromium from • 12. Use only flanges specified for this tool. chemically-treated lumber. 13. Be careful not to damage the arbor, flanges Your risk from these exposures varies, (especially the installing surface) or bolt.
  • Page 6: Installation

    Bench mounting INSTALLATION When the tool is shipped, the handle is locked in the Installing auxiliary plate lowered position by the stopper pin. Release the stopper pin by lowering the handle slightly and pulling the stopper 1. Auxiliary plate pin. 2.
  • Page 7: Adjusting The Miter Angle

    When cleaning is complete, reverse procedure above and secure bolt. Do not remove spring holding blade guard. If guard becomes discolored through age or UV light exposure, contact a Makita 001540 service center for a new guard. DO NOT DEFEAT OR This tool is factory adjusted to provide the maximum REMOVE GUARD.
  • Page 8: Adjusting The Bevel Angle

    Switch action lock-off button. Return tool to a Makita service center for proper repairs BEFORE further usage. CAUTION: NEVER tape down or defeat purpose and function •...
  • Page 9: Dust Bag

    4. Arrow particles adhering to the insides which might hamper further collection. NOTE: If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to your saw, more efficient and cleaner operations can be performed. 001787...
  • Page 10: Securing Workpiece

    Securing workpiece 1. Sub-fence WARNING: It is extremely important to always secure the • workpiece properly and tightly with the vise. Failure to do so can cause the tool to be damaged and/or the workpiece to be destroyed. PERSONAL INJURY MAY ALSO RESULT. Also, after a cutting operation, DO NOT raise the blade until the blade 001767 has come to a complete stop.
  • Page 11: Operation

    miter cuts, install the horizontal vise on the side opposite CAUTION: the direction in which the turn base is to be turned. By Always support long workpieces level with the top • turning the vise knob counterclockwise, the screw is surface of the turn base for accurate cuts and to released and the vise shaft can be moved rapidly in and prevent dangerous loss of control of the tool.
  • Page 12 When performing compound cutting, refer to "Press Bevel cut cutting", "Miter cutting" "Bevel cut" explanations. Cutting aluminum extrusion 1. Vise 2. Spacer block 3. Guide fence 4. Aluminum extrusion 5. Spacer block 001868 Loosen the lever and tilt the saw blade to set the bevel angle (Refer to the previously covered "Adjusting the bevel angle").
  • Page 13: Carrying Tool

    Cutting repetitive lengths 1. Set plate 2. Holder 3. Screw 001774 CAUTION: 012657 When cutting several pieces of stock to the same Always secure all moving portions before carrying • length, ranging from 240 mm to 400 mm, use of the the tool.
  • Page 14: Replacing Carbon Brushes

    1. Triangular rule 1. Arm 2. Grip 2. Bevel scale 3. Guide fence 3. Pointer 4. Turn base 002259 001769 45° bevel angle Bevel angle 0° bevel angle 1. Lever 2. Arm 1. Arm 3. Pointer 2. Lever 4. 45 ゚ bevel angle 3.
  • Page 15: After Use

    Only use accessory or attachment for its stated purpose. If you need any assistance for more details regarding these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center. Steel & Carbide-tipped saw blades • Auxiliary plate • Vise assembly (Horizontal vise) •...
  • Page 16 Makita Corporation Anjo, Aichi, Japan 884085F228...

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