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Makita LS1212 Instruction Manual

Slide compound saw equipped with electric blade brake 305 mm (12”)
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Slide Compound Saw
Equipped with Electric Blade Brake
305 mm (12")
MODEL LS1212
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.
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  • Page 1 Slide Compound Saw Equipped with Electric Blade Brake 305 mm (12”) MODEL LS1212 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 : ... 305 mm (12”) Hole diameter : ... 25.4 mm (1”) Max. Miter angle : ...Left 47° , Right 60° Max. Bevel angle : ... Left and Right 45° Max. Cutting capacities (H x W) Miter angle 0°...
  • Page 3: General Safety Precautions

    For Your Own Safety Read Instruction Manual Before Operating Tool Save it for future reference GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (For All Tools) 1. KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the owner’s manual carefully. Learn the tool’s applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards peculiar to it.
  • Page 4 19. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function - check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mount- ing, and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
  • Page 5: Additional Safety Rules

    Never use your hand to secure the workpiece. 5. Never reach around saw blade. 6. Turn off tool and wait for saw blade to stop before moving workpiece or chang- ing settings. 7. Unplug tool before changing blade or ser- vicing.
  • Page 6: Save These Instructions

    20. Be sure that the blade does not contact the turn base in the lowest position. 21. Hold the handle firmly. Be aware that the saw moves up or down slightly during start-up and stopping. 22. Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece before the switch is turned on.
  • Page 7 If the see-through blade guard becomes dirty, or sawdust adheres to it in such a way that the blade is no longer easily visible, unplug the saw and clean the guard carefully with a damp cloth. Do not use solvents or any petroleum-based...
  • Page 8 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. Positioning kerf board This tool is provided with the kerf boards in the turn base to minimize tearing on the exit side of a cut.
  • Page 9 Maintaining maximum cutting capacity This tool is factory adjusted to provide the maximum cutting capacity for a 305 mm (12”) 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 Unlock the arm by pushing the handle somewhat strongly in the direction that you intend to tilt the saw blade. 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 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 Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before installing or removing the blade. • Use only the Makita socket wrench provided to install or remove the blade. Failure to do so may result in overtightening or insufficient tightening of the hex bolt.
  • Page 13 1. Blade case 2. Arrow 3. Shaft lock 4. Hex bolt 5. Socket wrench 001791 1. Hex bolt 2. Outer flange 3. Saw blade 4. Ring 5. Inner flange 6. Spindle 001534 1. Blade case 2. Arrow 3. Saw blade 4.
  • Page 14 NOTE: If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to your saw, more efficient and cleaner operations can be performed. Securing workpiece WARNING: •...
  • Page 15 002261 1. Sub-fence 002229 1. Sub-fence R 2. Screws 001796 1. Vise arm 2. Vise rod 3. Guide fence 4. Holder 5. Holder assembly 6. Vise knob 7. Screw CAUTION: • When performing left bevel cuts, flip the fence over to the left position as shown in the figure.
  • Page 16 002230 1. Vise plate 2. Base 3. Vise nut 4. Vise knob 002247 1. Holder 2. Holder assembly 002246 1. Holder assembly 2. Rod 12 Horizontal vise (optional accessory) The horizontal vise can be installed in two positions on either the left or right side of the base.
  • Page 17 Gently press down the handle to perform the cut. If the handle is pressed down with force or if lateral force is applied, the blade will vibrate and leave a mark (saw mark) in the workpiece and the precision of the cut will be impaired.
  • Page 18 Refer to the previously covered “Adjusting the miter angle”. 4. 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 19 6. 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. Bevel angle Left and Right 0˚ - 45˚ Left 0˚ - 40˚ and Right 0˚ - 45˚...
  • Page 20 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). In the case of left bevel cut Molding position in Fig.
  • Page 21 Lay crown molding with its broad back (hidden) surface down on the turn base with its CEILING CONTACT EDGE against the guide fence on the saw. • The finished piece to be used will always be on the LEFT side of the blade after the cut has been made.
  • Page 22 Lay crown molding with its broad back (hidden) surface down on the turn base with its WALL CONTACT EDGE against the guide fence on the saw. • The finished piece to be used will always be on the RIGHT side of the blade after the cut has...
  • Page 23 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 24 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 25 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 26 8. Wood facing Use of wood facing helps to assure splinter-free cuts in workpieces. Attach a wood facing to the guide fence using the holes in the guide fence. See the figure concerning the dimensions for a sug- gested wood facing. Over 17mm (11/16”) Over 580mm (22-3/4”) 105mm...
  • Page 27 001846 1. Set plate 2. Holder 3. Screw 001563 1. Cut grooves with blade 001564 1. Stopper pin 9. Cutting repetitive lengths When cutting several pieces of stock to the same length, ranging from 300 mm (11 - 3/4”) to 470 mm (18 - 1/2”), use of the set plate (optional accessory) will facilitate more efficient operation.
  • Page 28 001565 MAINTENANCE 002235 1. Hex bolts 2. Guide fence 002236 1. Triangular rule Carry the tool by holding both sides of the tool base as shown in the figure. If you remove the holders, dust bag, etc., you can carry the tool more easily. CAUTION: •...
  • Page 29 001570 1. Hex bolt 001571 1. Triangular rule 2. Saw blade 3. Top surface of turn base Make sure that the pointer points to 0° on the miter scale. If the pointer does not point to 0°, loosen the screw which secures the pointer and adjust the pointer so that it will point to 0°.
  • Page 30 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.
  • Page 31 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.
  • Page 32 Memo...
  • Page 33 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 34 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 35 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 36: 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.