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Positioning Kerf Board - Makita LS1212 Instruction Manual

Slide compound saw equipped with electric blade brake 305 mm (12”)
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1. Blade guard
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1. Kerf board
2. Knob
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5
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1. Saw blade
2. Blade teeth
3. Kerf board
4. Left bevel cut
5. Straight cut
6. Right bevel cut
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If the blade guard is especially dirty and vision through the
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guard is impaired, use the supplied socket wrench to loosen
the hex bolt holding the center cover. Loosen the hex bolt by
turning it counterclockwise and raise the blade guard and
center cover. With the blade guard so positioned, cleaning
can be more completely and efficiently accomplished. When
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cleaning is complete, reverse procedure above and secure
bolt. 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

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This tool is provided with the kerf boards in the turn base to
minimize tearing on the exit side of a cut. The kerf boards are
factory adjusted so that the saw blade does not contact the
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kerf boards. Before use, adjust the kerf boards as follows:
First, unplug the tool. Loosen all the screws (2 each on left
and right) securing the kerf boards. Re-tighten them only to
the extent that the kerf boards can still be easily moved by
hand. Lower the handle fully and push in the stopper pin to
lock the handle in the lowered position. Loosen the knob
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which secures the slide poles. Pull the carriage toward you
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fully. Adjust the kerf boards so that the kerf boards just con-
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tact the sides of the blade teeth. Tighten the front screws (do
not tighten firmly). Push the carriage toward the guide fence
fully and adjust the kerf boards so that the kerf boards just
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contact the sides of blade teeth. Tighten the rear screws (do
not tighten firmly).
After adjusting the kerf boards, release the stopper pin and
raise the handle. Then tighten all the screws securely.
CAUTION:
Before and after changing the bevel angle, always adjust
the kerf boards as described above.

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