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Makita 4303C Instruction Manual page 7

Electronic jig saw
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Straight line or orbital cutting action
Conventional jig saws cut with
a
straight
line action, that is, the blade moves only
up and down in a straight line. Your saw
also cuts in this manner but, for softer
workpieces, an orbital cutting action can
be selected. Soft workpieces like wood and
plastic permit deep penetration of indivi-
dual saw teeth. The orbital action thrusts
the blade forward on the cutting stroke
and greatly increases cutting speed over
conventional jig saws. Harder workpieces
like metal should be cut using the straight
line cutting action or
a
very low orbital
setting. To select straight line or orbital
cutting, adjust the number on the saw.
\
Lever
Position
0
- For cutting in mild steel, stainless steel and plastics.
For clean cuts in wood and plywood.
Position
I
- For cutting in mild steel, aluminum and hard wood.
Position
I1
-
For cutting in wood and plywood.
For fast cutting in aluminum and mild steel.
Position
I11
-
For fast cutting in wood and plywood.
Switch action
To start the tool, simply pull the trigger.
Release the trigger to stop. For continuous
operation, pull the trigger and then push in
the lock button. To stop the tool from the
locked position, pull the trigger fully, then
release it.
Lock button
/
Switch
triqqer
CAUTION :
Before plugging in the tool, always check to see that the switch trigger actuates properly
and returns to the "OFF" position released.

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