uum head can be installed on either left or right side of
Then connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to the vacuum
Always hold the base flush with the workpiece.
Failure to do so may cause blade breakage,
resulting in a serious injury.
Advance the tool very slowly when cutting curves or
scrolling. Forcing the tool may cause a slanted
cutting surface and blade breakage.
Turn the tool on without the blade making any contact
and wait until the blade attains full speed. Then rest the
base flat on the workpiece and gently move the tool for-
ward along the previously marked cutting line.
If the tool is operated continuously until the battery
cartridge has discharged, allow the tool to rest for
15 minutes before proceeding with a fresh battery.
1. Vacuum head
1. Cutting line
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the
battery cartridge is removed before tilting the base.
With the base tilted, you can make bevel cuts at any
angle between 0° and 45° (left or right).
Loosen the base securing lever and move the base so
that the dent mark in the motor housing is aligned with
the slot in the base.
Tilt the base until the desired bevel angle is obtained.
The edge of the motor housing indicates the bevel angle
by graduations. Then tighten the base securing lever to
secure the base.
Always remove the plastic cover (chip shield) from
the tool when you make bevel cuts using an
optional rip fence (guide rule) or circular guide.
Front flush cuts
Loosen the base securing lever and slide the base all the
way back. Then tighten the base securing lever to secure
1. Base securing
1. Dent mark