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Operation; Bevel Cutting; Metal Cutting - Makita 4350T Instruction Manual

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• Do not touch the blade or the workpiece immediately
after operation; they may be extremely hot and could
burn your skin.
• Tighten the saw blade securely. Failure to do so may
cause a serious injury.
• When you remove the saw blade, be careful not to hurt
your fingers with the top of the blade or the tips of
workpiece.
To install the blade, open the tool opener to the position
shown in the figure. (Fig. 4)
Keeping that situation, insert the saw blade into the blade
clamp as far as the two protrusions of the blade can not
be seen. (Fig. 5)
Return the tool opener to its original position.
After installing, always make sure that the blade is
securely held in place by trying to pull it out.
CAUTION:
• Do not open the tool opener excessively, or it may
cause tool damage.
To remove the blade, open the tool opener to the position
shown in the figure. Pull the saw blade out toward the
base. (Fig. 6)
NOTE:
• Occasionally lubricate the roller.
Hex wrench storage (Fig. 7)
When not in use, the hex wrench can be conveniently
stored.

OPERATION

CAUTION:
• Hold the tool firmly with one hand on the main handle
when performing the tool. If necessary, the front part of
the tool may be supported by the other hand.
• Always hold the base flush with the workpiece. Failure
to do so may cause blade breakage, resulting in a
serious injury. (Fig. 8)
Turn the tool on and wait until the blade attains full speed.
Then rest the tool base flat on the workpiece and gently
move the tool forward along the previously marked cutting
line. When cutting curves, advance the tool very slowly.

Bevel cutting

CAUTION:
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before tilting the base.
With the base tilted, you can make bevel cuts at any angle
between 0° and 45° (left or right). (Fig. 9)
Loosen the bolt on the back of the base with the hex
wrench. Move the base so that the bolt is positioned in the
center of the bevel slot in the base. (Fig. 10)
Tilt the base until the desired bevel angle is obtained. The
V-notch of the gear housing indicates the bevel angle by
graduations. Then tighten the bolt firmly to secure the
base. (Fig. 11)
Front flush cuts (Fig. 12)
Loosen the bolt on the back of the base with the hex
wrench and slide the base all the way back. Then tighten
the bolt to secure the base.
Cutouts
Cutouts can be made with either of two methods A or B.
A) Boring a starting hole: (Fig. 13)
For internal cutouts without a lead-in cut from an edge,
pre-drill a starting hole 12 mm or more in diameter.
Insert the blade into this hole to start your cut.
B) Plunge cutting: (Fig. 14)
You need not bore a starting hole or make a lead-in
cut if you carefully do as follows.
(1) Tilt the tool up on the front edge of the base with
the blade point positioned just above the
workpiece surface.
(2) Apply pressure to the tool so that the front edge of
the base will not move when you switch on the tool
and gently lower the back end of the tool slowly.
(3) As the blade pierces the workpiece, slowly lower
the base of the tool down onto the workpiece
surface.
(4) Complete the cut in the normal manner.
Finishing edges (Fig. 15)
To trim edges or make dimensional adjustments, run the
blade lightly along the cut edges.

Metal cutting

Always use a suitable coolant (cutting oil) when cutting
metal. Failure to do so will cause significant blade wear.
The underside of the workpiece can be greased instead of
using a coolant.
Dust extraction (Fig. 16 & 17)
The dust nozzle (accessory) is recommended to perform
clean cutting operations.
To attach the dust nozzle on the tool, insert the hook of
dust nozzle into the hole in the base.
The dust nozzle can be installed on either left or right side
of the base.
Then connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to the dust
nozzle. (Fig. 18)
CAUTION:
• If you try to remove the dust nozzle forcibly, the hook of
the dust nozzle can be diminished and removed
unintentionally during operation.
Rip fence set (optional accessory)
CAUTION:
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before installing or removing accessories.
1. Straight cuts (Fig. 19 & 20)
When repeatedly cutting widths of 160 mm or less, use of
the rip fence will assure fast, clean, straight cuts. To
install, insert the rip fence into the rectangular hole on the
side of the tool base with the fence guide facing down.
Slide the rip fence to the desired cutting width position,
then tighten the bolt to secure it.
2. Circular cuts (Fig. 21 & 22)
When cutting circles or arcs of 170 mm or less in radius,
install the rip fence as follows.
Insert the rip fence into the rectangular hole on the side of
the base with the fence guide facing up. Insert the circular
guide pin through either of the two holes on the fence
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