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Makita 3708FC Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 Trimmer 1/4” MODEL 3708FC I N S T R U C T I O N WARNING: For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. w w w . m a k i t a t o o l s . c o m...
  • Page 2: Specifications

    3. Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool. Distrac- tions can cause you to lose control. 3708FC 1/4” 26,000/min. 308 mm (12-1/8”) 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs) Electrical Safety 4.
  • Page 3 5. Avoid body contact with grounded sur- faces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded. 6. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
  • Page 4: Specific Safety Rules

    SERVICE 23. Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or main- tenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury. USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD: Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw.
  • Page 5 9. Before using the tool on an actual work- piece, let it run for a while. Watch for vibration or wobbling that could indicate improperly installed bit. 10. Be careful of the bit rotating direction and the feed direction. 11. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool only when hand-held.
  • Page 6: Functional Description

    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION 002001 1. Lever 2. Scale 3. Bit protrusion 4. Adjusting roller 002002 1. Wing bolt 2. Graduation 3. Trimmer shoe 4. Amount of chamfering 5. Base CAUTION: • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before adjusting or checking function on the tool.
  • Page 7: Soft Start

    001982 1. Switch lever ASSEMBLY Switch action CAUTION: • Before plugging in the tool, always be sure that the tool is switched off. To start the tool, move the switch lever to the I (ON) position. To stop the tool, move the switch lever to the O (OFF) posi- tion.
  • Page 8: Operation

    002003 1. Loosen 2. Tighten 3. Hold OPERATION 002005 1. Trimmer shoe 2. Base Installing or removing trimmer bit CAUTION: • Do not tighten the collet nut without inserting a bit, or the collet cone will break. • Use only the wrenches provided with the tool. Insert the bit all the way into the collet cone and tighten the collet nut securely with the two wrenches.
  • Page 9 1. Workpiece 3. View from the top of the tool NOTE: • Moving the tool forward too fast may cause a poor quality of cut, or damage to the bit or motor. Moving the tool forward too slowly may burn and mar the cut. The proper feed rate will depend on the bit size, the kind of workpiece and depth of cut.
  • Page 10 002006 1. Base 2. Wing bolt 3. Screws 4. Screwdriver 002007 1. Templet guide 2. Convex portions 001988 10mm(3/8") 1. Straight bit 2. Base 3. Templet 4. Distance (X) 5. Workpiece 6. Templet guide 10 001989 Remove the tool base from the tool. Loosen the wing bolts and secure the tool base horizontally.
  • Page 11 001990 1. Bolt 2. Guide plate 3. Straight guide 4. Flat washer 5. Wave washer 6. Wing nut 002008 1. Clamp screw (A) 2. Straight guide 3. Wing bolt 4. Base 5. Wing nut 001985 1. Feed direction 2. Bit revolving direction 3.
  • Page 12 001993 1. Wing nut 2. Wave washer 3. Flat washer 4. Guide plate 5. Straight guide 6. Centre hole 7. Bolt 001994 1. Wing nut 2. Wave washer 3. Flat washer 4. Guide plate 5. Straight guide 6. Centre hole 7.
  • Page 13 002010 1. Nail 2. Centre hole 3. Straight guide 002011 002012 1. Clamp screw (A) 2. Adjusting screw 3. Clamp screw (B) 4. Trimmer guide 5. Wing bolt 001998 1. Workpiece 2. Bit 3. Guide roller Align the center hole in the straight guide with the center of the circle to be cut.
  • Page 14: Maintenance

    To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.
  • Page 15 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 17 First-Class Postage Required Post Office will not deliver without proper postage. Makita U.S.A., Inc. 14930 Northam Street La Mirada, CA 90638-5753 Fold...
  • Page 18 Paste 3. How did you learn about this product: Magazine From Dealer Newspaper Store Display Catalog 4. Most favored points are: Design Features Size Price Makita Brand MODEL NO. YEAR SERIAL NO. PHONE 20-29 30-39 40-49 Paste Paste Radio Exhibition...
  • Page 19: Factory Service Centers

    Date Purchased When you need service: Send complete tool (prepaid) to one Dealer’s Name & Address of the Makita Factory Service Centers listed, or to an Authorized Makita Service Center. Be sure to attach a letter to the outside of Model No.
  • Page 20: Warranty Policy

    MAKITA LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY Warranty Policy Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase.