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Makita LS1040 Instruction Manual

Compound miter saw equipped with electric blade brake 255 mm (10”)
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Compound Miter Saw
Equipped with Electric Blade Brake
255 mm (10")
For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using.
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  • Page 1 Compound Miter Saw Equipped with Electric Blade Brake 255 mm (10”) MODEL LS1040 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.
  • Page 2: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Blade diameter : ... 255 mm (10”) Hole diameter : ... 15.88 mm (5/8”) Max. Miter angle : ...Left 45°, Right 52° Max. Bevel angle : ...Left 45° Max. Cutting capacities (H x W) Bevel angle 0° 45° (left) No load speed (RPM) : ...
  • Page 3 5. DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRON- MENT. Don’t use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them to rain. Keep work area well lighted. Don’t use tool in presence of flammable liquids or gases. 6. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. should be kept safe distance from work area.
  • Page 4: Use Proper Extension Cord

    Not More Than ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product (gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence to miter saw safety rules. If you use this tool unsafely or incorrectly, you can suffer seri- ous personal injury.
  • Page 5 13. Make sure that the turn base is properly secured so it will not move during opera- tion. Use the holes in the base to fasten the saw to a stable work platform or bench. NEVER use tool where operator positioning would be awkward.
  • Page 6 SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in this instruction manual may cause serious personal injury.
  • Page 7: Installing Auxiliary Plate/Bench Mounting

    INSTALLATION 001855 1. Auxiliary plate 2. Hex bolt 3. Base 001832 1. Auxiliary plate 2. Base 3. Hex bolt 4. Nut 001792 1. Stopper pin 001856 1. Bolt Installing auxiliary plate Installing the auxiliary plate using the notch in the tool’s base and secure it by tightening the hex bolt.
  • Page 8: Blade Guard

    Do not remove spring holding blade guard. If guard becomes discolored through age or UV light exposure, con- tact a Makita service center for a new guard. DO NOT DEFEAT OR REMOVE GUARD.
  • Page 9: Kerf Board

    Maintaining maximum cutting capacity This tool is factory adjusted to provide the maximum cutting capacity for a 255 mm (10”) saw blade. When installing a new blade, always check the lower limit position of the blade and if necessary, adjust it as follows: First, unplug the tool.
  • Page 10: Adjusting Bevel Angle

    To adjust the bevel angle, loosen the lever at the rear of the tool counterclockwise. Push the handle to the left to tilt the saw blade until the pointer points to the desired angle on the bevel scale. Then tighten the lever clockwise firmly to secure the arm.
  • Page 11: Electric Brake

    NEVER use the tool if it runs when you simply pull the switch trigger without pressing the lock-off button. Return tool to a Makita service center for proper repairs BEFORE further usage. •...
  • Page 12 3. Hex bolt 4. Blade guard 001859 1. Socket wrench 2. Shaft lock 001786 1. Hex bolt 2. Outer flange 3. Saw blade 4. Inner flange 5. Spindle 001787 1. Blade case 2. Arrow 3. Saw blade 4. Arrow To remove the blade, use the socket wrench to loosen the hex bolt holding the center cover by turning it counterclock- wise.
  • Page 13: Securing Workpiece

    NOTE: If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to your saw, more efficient and cleaner operations can be performed. Securing workpiece WARNING: •...
  • Page 14: Horizontal Vise

    001767 1. Sub-fence 001796 1. Vise arm 2. Vise rod 3. Guide fence 4. Holder 5. Holder assembly 6. Vise knob 7. Screw 001807 1. Vise knob 2. Projection 3. Vise shaft 4. Base CAUTION: • When performing left bevel cuts, flip the fence over to the left position as shown in the figure.
  • Page 15: Holders And Holder Assembly

    002247 1. Holder 2. Holder assembly 002246 1. Holder assembly 2. Rod 12 OPERATION the projection may stop at an angle. In this case, turn the vise knob back counterclockwise until the screw is released, before turning again gently clockwise. The maximum width of the workpiece which can be secured by the horizontal vise is 130 mm (5 - 1/8”).
  • Page 16 Refer to the previously covered “Adjusting the miter angle”. 3. Bevel cut Loosen the lever and tilt the saw blade to set the bevel angle (Refer to the previously covered “Adjusting the bevel angle”). Be sure to retighten the lever firmly to secure the selected bevel angle safely.
  • Page 17 5. Cutting crown and cove moldings Crown and cove moldings can be cut on a compound miter saw with the moldings laid flat on the turn base. There are two common types of crown moldings and one type of cove moldings; 52/38° wall angle crown molding, 45°...
  • Page 18 When cutting crown and cove moldings, set the bevel angle and miter angle as indicated in the table (A) and position the moldings on the top surface of the saw base as indicated in the table (B). Example: In the case of cutting 52/38°...
  • Page 19 30.3 32.5 29.9 32.2 29.4 31.8 29.0 31.5 28.6 31.1 28.2 30.8 27.7 30.4 27.3 Compound Miter Saw Miter and Bevel Angle Settings Wall Angle Bevel Angle Miter Angle (deg.) (deg.) (deg.) 30.1 26.9 29.7 26.5 29.4 26.1 29.0 25.7 28.7...
  • Page 20 33.9 28.8 33.4 28.5 32.9 28.2 32.5 27.9 32.0 27.6 31.6 27.3 31.1 27.0 30.7 Compound Miter Saw Miter and Bevel Angle Settings Wall Angle Bevel Angle Miter Angle (deg.) (deg.) (deg.) 26.7 30.2 26.4 29.8 26.1 29.4 25.8 28.9 25.5...
  • Page 21 4. Aluminum extrusion 5. Spacer block Crown molding stoppers (optional accessories) allow easier cuts of crown molding without tilting the saw blade. Install them on the base as shown in the figures. Position crown molding with its WALL CONTACT EDGE...
  • Page 22 001846 1. Set plate 2. Holder 3. Screw Over 460mm (18-1/8”) Over 10mm (3/8”) 90mm 107mm (3-9/16”) (4-7/32”) 1. Hole CAUTION: • Use straight wood of even thickness as the wood facing. • Use screws to attach the wood facing to the guide fence. The screws should be installed so that the screw heads are below the surface of the wood facing.
  • Page 23: Carrying Tool

    001792 1. Stopper pin 001774 MAINTENANCE 002258 1. Hex bolt Carrying tool Make sure that the tool is unplugged. Secure the blade at 0° bevel angle and the turn base at right miter angle fully. Lower the handle fully and lock it in the lowered position by pushing in the stopper pin.
  • Page 24 001768 1. Turn base 2. Lever 3. 0° adjusting bolt 4. Hex nut 001819 1. Triangular rule 2. Saw blade 3. Top surface of turn base 001769 1. Arm 2. Bevel scale 3. Pointer 4. Turn base Lower the handle fully and lock it in the lowered position by pushing in the stopper pin.
  • Page 25: Replacing Carbon Brushes

    10 minutes. Then check the tool while running and electric brake operation when releasing the switch trigger. If electric brake is not working well, ask your local Makita service center for repair. After use •...
  • Page 26 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 29 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 30 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 31: 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 32: 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.