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Operation; Press Cutting (Cutting Small Workpieces) - Makita LS1212 Instruction Manual

Slide compound saw equipped with electric blade brake 305 mm (12”)
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OPERATION

1. Knob
CAUTION:
Before use, be sure to release the handle from the
lowered position by pulling the stopper pin.
Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece, etc.
before the switch is turned on.
Do not apply excessive pressure on the handle when
cutting. Too much force may result in overload of the
motor and/or decreased cutting efficiency. Push down
handle with only as much force as is necessary for
smooth cutting and without significant decrease in blade
speed.
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.
During a slide cut, gently push the carriage toward the
guide fence without stopping. If the carriage movement
is stopped during the cut, a mark will be left in the
workpiece and the precision of the cut will be impaired.

1. Press cutting (cutting small workpieces)

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Workpieces up to 98 mm (3 - 7/8") high and 134 mm
(5 - 1/4") wide or 107 mm (4 - 1/4") high and 122 mm
(4 - 13/16") wide can be cut in the following way.
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Push the carriage toward the guide fence fully and
tighten the knob clockwise to secure the carriage.
Secure the workpiece with the vise. Switch on the tool
without the blade making any contact and wait until the
blade attains full speed before lowering. Then gently
lower the handle to the fully lowered position to cut the
workpiece. When the cut is completed, switch off the tool
and WAIT UNTIL THE BLADE HAS COME TO A COM-
PLETE STOP before returning the blade to its fully ele-
vated position.
CAUTION:
Firmly tighten the knob clockwise so that the carriage
will not move during operation. Insufficient tightening
may cause unexpected kickback of the blade. Possible
serious PERSONAL INJURY may result.
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