Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before carrying out any work on the tool.
Hex wrench storage
Hex wrench is stored on the tool. To remove hex wrench,
rotate it toward yourself and pull it out.
To install hex wrench, place it on the handle and turn it
until it comes into contact with the protrusion on the han-
Removing or installing saw blade
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
To remove the blade, press the shaft lock so that the
blade cannot revolve and use the hex wrench to loosen
the hex bolt counterclockwise. Then remove the hex bolt,
outer flange and blade.
To install the blade, follow the removal procedure in
reverse. BE SURE TO TIGHTEN THE HEX BOLT
1. Hex wrench
1. Hex wrench
2. Shaft lock
1. Saw blade
2. Hex bolt
3. Outer flange
4. Inner flange
When changing blade, make sure to also clean upper
and lower blade guards of accumulated sawdust. Such
efforts do not, however, replace the need to check lower
guard operation before each use.
Be sure to move the tool forward in a straight line
gently. Forcing or twisting the tool will result in over-
heating the motor and dangerous kickback, possi-
bly causing severe injury.
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. Set the base on the workpiece to be cut without
the blade making any contact. Then turn the tool on and
wait until the blade attains full speed. Now simply move
the tool forward over the workpiece surface, keeping it
flat and advancing smoothly until the sawing is com-
To get clean cuts, keep your sawing line straight and your
speed of advance uniform. If the cut fails to properly fol-
low your intended cut line, do not attempt to turn or force
the tool back to the cut line. Doing so may bind the blade
and lead to dangerous kickback and possible serious
injury. Release switch, wait for blade to stop and then
withdraw tool. Realign tool on new cut line, and start cut
again. Attempt to avoid positioning which exposes opera-
tor to chips and wood dust being ejected from saw. Use
eye protection to help avoid injury.
Rip fence (guide rule) (Accessory)
The handy rip fence allows you to do extra-accurate
straight cuts. Simply slide the rip fence up snugly against
the side of the workpiece and secure it in position with
the screw on the front of the base. It also makes
repeated cuts of uniform width possible.
1. Rear handle
2. Front grip
1. Rip fence