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Makita BSS730 Instruction Manual

Equipped with electric blade brake 185 mm (7-1/4”)


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Cordless Circular Saw
Equipped with Electric Blade Brake
185 mm (7-1/4")
For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using.


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  • Page 1 Cordless Circular Saw Equipped with Electric Blade Brake 185 mm (7-1/4”) MODEL BSS730 001324 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N U A L WARNING: For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using.
  • Page 2: Specifications

    D. C. 7.2 V - 12 V B2417 24 V 30 min. 1. Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite acci- dents. BSS730 185 mm (7-1/4”) 64 mm (2-1/2”) 45 mm (1-3/4”) 41 mm (1-5/8”) 2,400/min. 375 mm (14-3/4”) 4.0 kg (8.8 lbs)
  • Page 3 2. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes. 3. Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool. Distrac- tions can cause you to lose control.
  • Page 4: Specific Safety Rules

    operation. If damaged, have the tool ser- viced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools. 20. Use only accessories that are recom- mended by the manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may be suitable for one tool may create a risk of injury when used on another tool.
  • Page 5 5. Always observe that the lower guard is covering the blade before placing saw down on bench or floor. An unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of the time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.
  • Page 6 Fig. 2 Do not use dull or damaged blade. Unsharpened or improperly set blades pro- duce narrow kerf causing excessive friction, blade binding and KICKBACK. Keep blade sharp and clean. Gum and wood pitch hard- ened on blades slows saw and increases potential for kickback.
  • Page 7 clamp it down. DO NOT TRY TO HOLD SHORT PIECES BY HAND! Fig. 5 Fig. 6 18. Never attempt to saw with the circular saw held upside down in a vise. This is SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in this instruction manual may cause serious personal injury.
  • Page 8 (1) battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using battery. 3. CAUTION - To reduce risk of injury, charge only MAKITA rechargeable marked on the charger label. Other types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
  • Page 9 ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER & BATTERY CARTRIDGE 1. Do not charge Battery Cartridge when temperature is BELOW 10°C (50°F) or ABOVE 40°C (104°F). 2. Do not attempt to use a step-up trans- former, an engine generator or DC power receptacle.
  • Page 10: Functional Description

    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION 001331 1. Battery cartridge 2. Button 3. Red part 001336 1. Terminal cover 2. Battery cartridge 3. Charging light 4. Battery charger CAUTION: • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before adjusting or checking function on the tool.
  • Page 11 6. After charging, unplug the charger from the power source. NOTE: • The battery charger is for charging Makita battery cartridge. Never use it for other purposes or for other manufacturer’s batteries. • When you charge a new battery cartridge or a battery cartridge which has not been used for a long period of time, it may not accept a full charge.
  • Page 12 • Always keep clean the vent on charger and battery for cooling. • The products should be sent to repair or maintenance, if the yellow warning light will frequently flash. Conditioning charge Conditioning charge can extend the life of battery by auto- matically searching the optimum charging condition for the batteries in every situations.
  • Page 13: Adjusting Depth Of Cut

    001354 1. Lever 001370 1. Clamping screw 001371 0 - 45° 0 - 50° 1. Stopper 001389 1. Base 2. Cutting line Adjusting depth of cut CAUTION: • After adjusting the depth of cut, always tighten the lever securely. Loosen the lever on the side of the rear handle and move the base up or down.
  • Page 14: Electric Brake

    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 blade. To remove the blade, press the shaft lock so that the blade cannot revolve and use the wrench to loosen the hex bolt counterclockwise.
  • Page 15: Operation

    001448 1. Saw blade 2. Hex bolt 3. Outer flange 4. Inner flange 001456 1. Hex wrench OPERATION To install the blade, follow the removal procedure in reverse. BE SURE TO TIGHTEN THE HEX BOLT CLOCKWISE SECURELY. When changing blade, make sure to also clean upper and lower blade guards of accumulated sawdust.
  • Page 16: Maintenance

    001474 1. Rear handle 2. Front grip 3. Base 001493 1. Clamp screw 2. Rip fence (Guide rule) MAINTENANCE Hold the tool firmly. The tool is provided with both a front grip and rear handle. Use both to best grasp the tool. If both hands are holding saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
  • Page 17: Replacing Carbon Brushes

    1 minute. Then check the tool while running and elec- tric brake operation when releasing the switch trigger. If elec- tric brake is not working well, ask your local Makita service center for repair. To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any...
  • Page 18 CAUTION: • These accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual. The use of any other accessories or attachments might present a risk of injury to persons. Only use accessory or attachment for its stated purpose.
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  • Page 21 Makita Canada Inc. 1950 Forbes Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 7B7 Fold Stamp Timbre...
  • Page 22 Street Address City AGE: Under 19 Occupation: Dealer's Name & Address: Paste Paste Paste 3. How did you first learn of Makita Power Tools? Magazine/Newspaper From dealer Store display 4. Most favored points are? Design Features Size Price Model No.
  • Page 23 When you need service... • Explain the problem in a letter • Enclose the letter with the tool • Package carefully and send prepaid to the nearest Makita factory or authorized service centre (905) 571 - 2200 1-800-263-3734 (604) 272 - 3104 1-800-663-0909...
  • Page 24 WARRANTY. “The Makita Warranty is the only and the entire written warranty given by Makita for the Makita tools. No dealer or his agent or employee is authorized to extend or enlarge upon this warranty by any verbal or written statement or advertisement.”...

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