Cordless Circular Saw
Equipped with Electric Blade Brake
185 mm (7-1/4”)
MODEL BSS730
001324
I N S T R U C T I O N
M A N U A L
WARNING:
For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
BSS730
Blade diameter
Max. Cutting depth
185 mm (7-1/4”)
at 90°
64 mm (2-1/2”)
at 45°
45 mm (1-3/4”)
at 50°
41 mm (1-5/8”)
No load speed (RPM)
2,400/min.
Overall length
375 mm (14-3/4”)
Net weight
4.0 kg (8.8 lbs)
Battery Charger
DC24SA
Input
A. C. only 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Output
D. C. 7.2 V - 12 V
Battery Cartridge
B2417
B2430
Voltage
Charging time
24 V
30 min.
60 min.
• Manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
• Specifications may differ from country to country.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
USA003-1
(FOR All BATTERY OPERATED TOOLS)
WARNING:
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious personal injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Work Area
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1. Keep your work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.
2. Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power
tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
3. Keep bystanders, children, and visitors
away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Electrical Safety
4. A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a separate battery pack must be
recharged only with the specified charger
for the battery. A charger that may be suitable for one type of battery may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery.
5. Use battery operated tool only with specifically designated battery pack. Use of any
other batteries may create a risk of fire.
Personal Safety
6. Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and
use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use tool while tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious
personal injury.
7. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep
your hair, clothing, and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
8. Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch
is in the locked or off position before
inserting battery pack. Carrying tools with
your finger on the switch or inserting the battery pack into a tool with the switch on invites
accidents.
9. Remove adjusting keys or wrenches
before turning the tool on. A wrench or a
key that is left attached to a rotating part of
the tool may result in personal injury.
10. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enable better control of the tool in
unexpected situations.
11. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must
be used for appropriate conditions.
Tool Use and Care
12. Use clamps or other practical way to
secure and support the workpiece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand or
against your body is unstable and may lead
to loss of control.
13. Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for
your application. The correct tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it is
designed.
14. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it
on or off. A tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be
repaired.
15. Disconnect battery pack from tool or
place the switch in the locked or off position before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the tool accidentally.
16. Store idle tools out of reach of children
and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
17. When battery pack is not in use, keep it
away from other metal objects like: paper
clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, or other
small metal objects that can make a connection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may
cause sparks, burns, or a fire.
18. Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting
tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
tools with sharp cutting edge are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
19. Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tool’s
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operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced before using. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained tools.
20. Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your
model. Accessories that may be suitable for
one tool may create a risk of injury when
used on another tool.
SERVICE
21. Tool service must be performed only by
qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel
may result in a risk of injury.
22. When servicing a tool, use only identical
replacement parts. Follow instructions in
the Maintenance section of this manual.
Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
Maintenance instructions may create a risk of
shock or injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
USB027-5
DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product (gained from
repeated use) replace strict adherence to circular saw safety
rules. If you use this tool unsafely or incorrectly, you can suffer
serious personal injury.
1. DANGER! Keep hands away from cutting
area and blade. Keep your second hand
on auxiliary handle or motor housing. If
both hands are holding the saw, they cannot
be cut by the blade.
Keep your body positioned to either side
of the saw blade, but not in line with the
saw blade. KICKBACK could cause the saw
to jump backwards. (See “Causes and Operator Prevention of Kickback”)
Do not reach underneath the work. The
guard can not protect you from the blade
below the work. Do not attempt to remove cut
material when blade is moving.
CAUTION: Blades coast after turn off. Wait
until blade stops before grasping cut material.
2. Check lower guard for proper closing
before each use. Do not operate saw if
lower guard does not move freely and
close instantly. Never clamp or tie the
lower guard into the open position. If saw
is accidentally dropped, lower guard may be
bent. Raise the lower guard with the Retract-
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ing Lever and make sure it moves freely and
does not touch the blade or any other part, in
all angles and depths of cut.
To check lower guard, open lower guard by
hand, then release and watch guard closure.
Also check to see that Retracting Lever does
not touch tool housing. Leaving blade
exposed is VERY DANGEROUS and can
lead to serious personal injury.
3. Check the operation and condition of the
lower guard spring. If the guard and the
spring are not operating properly, they
must be serviced before use. Lower guard
may operate sluggishly due to damaged
parts, gummy deposits, or a buildup of debris.
4. Lower guard should be retracted manually
only for special cuts such as “Pocket
Cuts” and “Compound Cuts.” Raise lower
guard by Retracting Lever. As soon as
blade enters the material, lower guard
must be released. For all other sawing, the
lower guard should operate automatically.
5. Always observe that the lower guard is
covering the blade before placing saw
down on bench or floor. An unprotected,
coasting blade will cause the saw to walk
backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be
aware of the time it takes for the blade to stop
after switch is released.
6. NEVER hold piece being cut in your hands
or across your leg. It is important to support
the work properly to minimize body exposure,
blade binding, or loss of control.
7. Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces
when performing an operation where the
cutting tool may contact hidden wiring.
Contact with a “live” wire will also make
exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and
shock the operator.
8. When ripping always use a rip fence or
straight edge guide. This improves the
accuracy of cut and reduces the chance for
blade binding.
9. Always use blades with correct size and
shape (diamond vs. round) arbor holes.
Blades that do not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run eccentrically, causing
loss of control.
10. Never use damaged or incorrect blade
washers or bolts. The blade washers and
bolt were specially designed for your saw, for
optimum performance and safety of operation.
11. Causes and Operator Prevention of Kickback:
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched,
bound, or misaligned saw blade, causing an
uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the
workpiece toward the operator.
When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by
the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and the
motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back
toward the operator.
If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in
the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the
blade can dig into the top surface of the wood
causing the blade to climb out of the kerf and
jump back toward the operator.
Kickback is the result of tool misuse and/or
incorrect operating procedures or conditions
and can be avoided by taking proper precautions as given below:
Maintain a firm grip on the saw and position your body and arm in a way that
allows you to resist KICKBACK forces.
KICKBACK forces can be controlled by the
operator, if proper precautions are taken.
When blade is binding, or when interrupting a cut for any reason, release the trigger and hold the saw motionless in the
material until the blade comes to a complete stop. Never attempt to remove the
saw from the work or pull the saw backward while the blade is in motion or KICKBACK may occur. Investigate and take
corrective actions to eliminate the cause of
blade binding.
When restarting a saw in the workpiece,
center the saw blade in the kerf and check
that teeth are not engaged into the material. If saw blade is binding, it may walk up or
KICKBACK from the workpiece as the saw is
restarted.
Support large panels to minimize the risk
of blade pinching and KICKBACK. Large
panels tend to sag under their own weight.
Supports must be placed under the panel on
both sides, near the line of cut and near the
edge of the panel as shown in Fig. 1.
To minimize the risk of blade pinching and
kickback. When cutting operation requires
the resting of the saw on the workpiece, the
saw shall be rested on the larger portion and
the smaller piece cut off.
Fig. 1
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12. Be aware that this tool is always in an
operating condition, because it does not
have to be plugged into an electrical outlet.
Fig. 2
Do not use dull or damaged blade.
Unsharpened or improperly set blades produce narrow kerf causing excessive friction,
blade binding and KICKBACK. Keep blade
sharp and clean. Gum and wood pitch hardened on blades slows saw and increases
potential for kickback. Keep blade clean by
first removing it from tool, then cleaning it
with gum and pitch remover, hot water or kerosene. Never use gasoline.
Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking
levers must be tight and secure before
making cut. If blade adjustment shifts while
cutting, it will cause binding and KICKBACK.
Use extra caution when making a “Pocket
Cut” into existing walls or other blind
areas. The protruding blade may cut objects
that can cause KICKBACK. For pocket cuts,
retract lower guard using Retracting Lever.
ALWAYS hold the tool firmly with both
hands. NEVER place your hand or fingers
behind the saw. If kickback occurs, the saw
could easily jump backwards over your hand,
leading to serious personal injury.
13. Use extra caution when cutting damp
wood, pressure treated lumber, or wood
containing knots. Adjust speed of cut to
maintain smooth advancement of tool without
decrease in blade speed.
14. Adjustments. Before cutting be sure
depth and bevel adjustments are tight.
15. Avoid Cutting Nails. Inspect for and
remove all nails from lumber before cutting.
16. The tool is provided with a front grip and
rear handle for two hand operation. Operate with proper hand support and proper
workpiece support.
WARNING: It is important to support the
workpiece properly and to hold the saw
firmly to prevent loss of control which
could cause personal injury. Fig. 4 illustrates typical hand support of the saw.
Fig. 4
Fig. 3
Never force the saw. Forcing the saw can
cause uneven cuts, loss of accuracy, and
possible kickback.
Push the saw forward at a speed so that the
blade cuts without slowing.
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17. Place the wider portion of the saw base on
that part of the workpiece which is solidly
supported, not on the section that will fall
off when the cut is made. As examples,
Fig. 5 illustrates the RIGHT way to cut off
the end of a board, and Fig. 6 the WRONG
way. If the workpiece is short or small,
clamp it down. DO NOT TRY TO HOLD
SHORT PIECES BY HAND!
extremely dangerous and can lead to serious accidents.
Fig. 7
Fig. 5
19. WARNING: Blade coasts to stop after
switch is released. Contact with coasting
blade can cause serious injury. Before
setting the tool down after completing a
cut, be sure that the lower (telescoping)
guard has closed and the blade has come
to a complete stop.
Fig. 6
18. Never attempt to saw with the circular saw
held upside down in a vise. This is
20. Some material contains chemicals which
may be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust
inhalation and skin contact. Follow material supplier safety data.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in this
instruction manual may cause serious personal injury.
SYMBOLS
USD301-1
The followings show the symbols used for tool.
V ....................... volts
................... direct current
n ....................no load speed
˚
.../min................revolutions or reciprocation per
minute
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR
USC002-3
CHARGER & BATTERY CARTRIDGE
1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS- This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for battery charger.
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug
and cord, pull by plug rather than cord
when disconnecting charger.
2. Before using battery charger, read all
instructions and cautionary markings on
(1) battery charger, (2) battery, and (3)
product using battery.
7. Make sure cord is located so that it will
not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
3. CAUTION - To reduce risk of injury, charge
only MAKITA rechargeable batteries
marked on the charger label. Other types
of batteries may burst causing personal
injury and damage.
4. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended
or sold by the battery charger manufacturer may result in a risk of fire, electric
shock, or injury to persons.
8. An extension cord should not be used
unless absolutely necessary. Use of
improper extension cord could result in a
risk of fire and electric shock. If extension
cord must be used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord
are the same number, size, and shape
as those of plug on charger;
b. That extension cord is properly wired
and in good electrical condition; and
c. That wire size is at least as large as
the one specified in the table below.
Table 1: RECOMMENDED MINIMUM AWG SIZE FOR EXTENSION CORDS FOR BATTERY CHARGERS
Length of Cord (Feet)
25
50
100
150
AWG Size of Cord
18
18
18
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9. Do not operate charger with damaged
cord or plug - replace them immediately.
10. Do not operate charger if it has received a
sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise
damaged in any way; take it to a qualified
serviceman.
11. Do not disassemble charger or battery
cartridge; take it to a qualified serviceman
when service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
12. To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug
charger from outlet before attempting any
maintenance or cleaning. Turning off controls will not reduce this risk.
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13. The battery charger is not intended for
use by young children or infirm persons
without supervision.
14. Young children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the battery charger.
15. If operating time has become excessively
shorter, stop operating immediately. It
may result in a risk of overheating, possible burns and even an explosion.
16. If electrolyte gets into your eyes, rinse
them out with clear water and seek medical attention right away. It may result in
loss of your eyesight.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER &
BATTERY CARTRIDGE
1. Do not charge Battery Cartridge when
temperature is BELOW 10°C (50°F) or
ABOVE 40°C (104°F).
A battery short can cause a large current
flow, overheating, possible burns and
even a breakdown.
2. Do not attempt to use a step-up transformer, an engine generator or DC power
receptacle.
5. Do not store the tool and Battery Cartridge in locations where the temperature
may reach or exceed 50°C (122°F).
3. Do not allow anything to cover or clog the
charger vents.
6. Do not incinerate the Battery Cartridge
even if it is severely damaged or is completely worn out. The battery cartridge can
explode in a fire.
4. Do not short the battery cartridge:
(1) Do not touch the terminals with any
conductive material.
(2) Avoid storing battery cartridge in a
container with other metal objects
such as nails, coins, etc.
7. Be careful not to drop, shake or strike battery.
8. Do not charge inside a box or container of
any kind. The battery must be placed in a
well ventilated area during charging.
(3) Do not expose battery cartridge to
water or rain.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
SYMBOLS
The following show the symbols used for the charger. Be sure that you understand their
meaning before use.
.......... Ready to charge
............. Charging
............. Charging complete
...........Delay charge (Cooling)
........Defective battery
....Conditioning
...........Cooling abnormality
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FUNCTIONAL
DESCRIPTION
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001331
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2
Installing or removing battery cartridge
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Always switch off the tool before insertion or removal of
the battery cartridge.
•
To remove the battery cartridge, withdraw it from the tool
while sliding the button on the side of the cartridge.
•
To insert the battery cartridge, align the tongue on the
battery cartridge with the groove in the housing and slip
it into place. Always insert it all the way until it locks in
place with a little click. If you can see the red part on the
upper side of the button, it is not locked completely.
Insert it fully until the red part cannot be seen. If not, it
may accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to you
or someone around you.
•
Do not use force when inserting the battery cartridge. If
the cartridge does not slide in easily, it is not being
inserted correctly.
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1. Battery cartridge
2. Button
3. Red part
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1
3
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
Terminal cover
Battery cartridge
Charging light
Battery charger
CAUTION:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the
battery cartridge is removed before adjusting or
checking function on the tool.
Charging
1. Plug the battery charger into the proper AC voltage
source. Two charging lights will flash in green color
repeatedly.
2. Insert the battery cartridge into charger until it stops
adjusting to the guide of charger. Terminal cover of
charger can be opened with inserting and closed with
pulling out the battery cartridge.
3. When the battery cartridge is inserted, the charging light
color will change from green to red and charging will
begin. The charging light will keep lighting up lit steadily
during charging. One red charging light indicates
charged condition in 0 - 80% and two red ones indicates
80 - 100%.
4. With finish of charge, the charging lights will change
from two red ones to two green ones.
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5. If you leave the battery cartridge in the charger after the
charging cycle is complete, the charger will switch into
its “trickle charge (maintenance charge)” mode which
will last approximately 24 hours.
6. After charging, unplug the charger from the power
source.
NOTE:
•
The battery charger is for charging Makita battery
cartridge. Never use it for other purposes or for other
manufacturer’s batteries.
•
When you charge a new battery cartridge or a battery
cartridge which has not been used for a long period of
time, it may not accept a full charge. This is a normal
condition and does not indicate a problem. You can
recharge the battery cartridge fully after discharging it
completely and recharging a couple of times.
•
If you charge a battery cartridge from a just operated
tool or battery cartridge which has been left in a location
exposed to direct sunlight for a long time, the charging
light may flash in red color. If this occurs, wait for a while.
Charging will begin after the battery cartridge is cooled
by the cooling fan installed in the charger. When the
temperature on battery is more than approx. 70°C, two
charging lights may flash in red color, and when approx.
50°C - 70°C, one charging light in red color.
•
If the charging light flashes alternately in green and red
color, charging is not possible. The terminals on the
charger or battery cartridge are clogged with dust or the
battery cartridge is worn out or damaged.
Cooling system
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This charger is equipped with cooling fan for heated
battery in order to enable the battery to prove its own
performance. Sound of cooling air comes out during
cooling, which means no trouble on the charger.
•
Yellow light will flash for warning in the following cases.
- Trouble on cooling fan
- Incomplete cool down of battery, such as, being
clogged with dust
The battery can be charged in spite of the yellow
warning light. But the charging time will be longer than
usual in this case.
•
Check the sound of cooling fan, vent on the charger and
battery, which can be sometime clogged with dust.
•
The cooling system is in order although no sound of
cooling fan comes out, if the yellow warning light will not
flash.
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•
Always keep clean the vent on charger and battery for
cooling.
•
The products should be sent to repair or maintenance, if
the yellow warning light will frequently flash.
Conditioning charge
Conditioning charge can extend the life of battery by automatically searching the optimum charging condition for the
batteries in every situations.
The battery employed in the following conditions repeatedly,
will be worn out shortly, and yellow warning light may flash.
1. Recharge of battery with its high temperature
2. Recharge of battery with its low temperature
3. Recharge of full charged battery
4. Over-discharge of battery (continue to discharge battery
in spite of down of power.)
The charging time of such battery is longer than usual.
Trickle charge (Maintenance charge)
If you leave the battery cartridge in the charger to prevent
spontaneous discharging after full charge, the charger will
switch into its “trickle charge (maintenance charge)” mode
and keep the battery cartridge fresh and fully charged.
Tips for maintaining maximum battery life
1. Charge the battery cartridge before completely discharged.
Always stop tool operation and charge the battery cartridge when you notice less tool power.
2. Never recharge a fully charged battery cartridge.
Overcharging shortens the battery service life.
3. Charge the battery cartridge with room temperature at
10°C - 40°C (50°F - 104°F).
Let a hot battery cartridge cool down before charging it.
4. Charge the Nickel Metal Hydride battery cartridge when
you do not use it for more than six months.
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001354
Adjusting depth of cut
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1. Lever
CAUTION:
After adjusting the depth of cut, always tighten the lever
securely.
Loosen the lever on the side of the rear handle and move the
base up or down. At the desired depth of cut, secure the
base by tightening the lever.
For cleaner, safer cuts, set cut depth so that no more than
one blade tooth projects below workpiece. Using proper cut
depth helps to reduce potential for dangerous KICKBACKS
which can cause personal injury.
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Bevel cutting
Loosen the clamping screws in front and back. Set for the
desired angle (0° - 50°) by tilting accordingly, then tighten the
clamping screws securely. Use the 45° stopper when you do
precise 45° angle cutting. Turn the lever clockwise fully for
bevel cut (0° - 45°) and turn it counterclockwise for 0° - 50°
bevel cuts.
1
1. Clamping screw
001371
0 - 45°
0 - 50°
1
1. Stopper
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1
A
2
Sighting
For straight cuts, align the A position on the front of the base
with your cutting line. For 45° bevel cuts, align the B position
with it.
B
1. Base
2. Cutting line
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001410
Switch action
1
2
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CAUTION:
Before inserting the battery cartridge into the tool,
always check to see that the switch trigger actuates
properly and returns to the “OFF” position when
released.
To prevent the switch trigger from being accidentally pulled, a
lock-off button is provided. To start the tool, push in the lockoff button and pull the switch trigger. Release the switch trigger to stop.
1. Lock-off button
2. Switch trigger
Electric brake
This tool is equipped with an electric blade brake. If the tool
consistently fails to quickly stop blade after switch trigger
release, have tool serviced at a Makita service center.
The blade brake system is not a substitute for lower guard.
NEVER USE TOOL WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING LOWER
GUARD. SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY CAN RESULT.
ASSEMBLY
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1
1. Hex wrench
2. Shaft lock
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CAUTION:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the
battery cartridge is removed before carrying out any
work on the tool.
Removing or installing saw blade
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CAUTION:
Be sure the blade is installed with teeth pointing up at
the front of the tool.
Use only the Makita wrench to install or remove the
blade.
To remove the blade, press the shaft lock so that the blade
cannot revolve and use the wrench to loosen the hex bolt
counterclockwise. Then remove the hex bolt, outer flange
and blade.
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When changing blade, make sure to also clean upper and
lower blade guards of accumulated sawdust. Such efforts do
not, however, replace the need to check lower guard operation before each use.
2
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
To install the blade, follow the removal procedure in reverse.
BE SURE TO TIGHTEN THE HEX BOLT CLOCKWISE
SECURELY.
3
Saw blade
Hex bolt
Outer flange
Inner flange
001456
Hex wrench storage
When not in use, store the hex wrench as shown in the figure
to keep it from being lost.
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1. Hex wrench
OPERATION
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CAUTION:
Always insert the battery cartridge all the way until it
locks in place. If you can see the red part on the upper
side of the button, it is not locked completely. Insert it
fully until the red part cannot be seen. If not, it may
accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to you or
someone around you.
•
Be sure to move the tool forward in a straight line gently.
Forcing or twisting the tool will result in overheating the
motor and dangerous kickback, possibly causing severe
injury.
•
If the tool is operated continuously until the battery
cartridge has discharged, allow the tool to rest for 15
minutes before proceeding with a fresh battery.
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001474
1
2
3
1. Rear handle
2. Front grip
3. Base
001493
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Hold the tool firmly. The tool is provided with both a front grip
and rear handle. Use both to best grasp the tool. If both
hands are holding saw, they cannot be cut by the blade. Set
the base on the workpiece to be cut without the blade making
any contact. Then turn the tool on and wait until the blade
attains full speed. Now simply move the tool forward over the
workpiece surface, keeping it flat and advancing smoothly
until the sawing is completed.
To get clean cuts, keep your sawing line straight and your
speed of advance uniform. If the cut fails to properly follow
your intended cut line, do not attempt to turn or force the tool
back to the cut line. Doing so may bind the blade and lead to
dangerous kickback and possible serious injury. Release
switch, wait for blade to stop and then withdraw tool. Realign
tool on new cut line, and start cut again. Attempt to avoid
positioning which exposes operator to chips and wood dust
being ejected from saw. Use eye protection to help avoid
injury.
Rip fence (Guide rule)
The handy rip fence allows you to do extra-accurate straight
cuts. Simply slide the rip fence up snugly against the side of
the workpiece and secure it in position with the screw on the
front of the base. It also makes repeated cuts of uniform
width possible.
2
1. Clamp screw
2. Rip fence (Guide rule)
MAINTENANCE
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CAUTION:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the
battery cartridge is removed before attempting to
perform inspection or maintenance.
001503
1
2
Adjusting for accuracy of 90° and 45° cut
(vertical and 45° cut)
This adjustment has been made at the factory. But if it is off,
adjust the adjusting screws with a hex wrench while inspecting 90° or 45° the blade with the base using a triangular rule
or square rule, etc.
1. Adjusting screw for 90°
2. Adjusting screw for 45°
001512
90°
45°
1
1. Triangular rule
001145
Replacing carbon brushes
Remove and check the carbon brushes regularly. Replace
when they wear down to the limit mark. Keep the carbon
brushes clean and free to slip in the holders. Both carbon
brushes should be replaced at the same time. Use only identical carbon brushes.
1
1. Limit mark
001527
1
2
1. Brush holder cap
2. Screwdriver
Use a screwdriver to remove the brush holder caps. Take out
the worn carbon brushes, insert the new ones and secure
the brush holder caps.
After replacing brushes, insert the battery cartridge into the
tool and break in brushes by running tool with no load for
about 1 minute. 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.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any
other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by
Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using
Makita replacement parts.
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ACCESSORIES
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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.
If you need any assistance for more details regarding these
accessories, ask your local Makita service center.
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Carbide-tipped saw blades
Combination
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General purpose blade for fast and smooth rip,
crosscuts and miters.
•
Rip fence (Guide rule)
•
Hex wrench 2.5
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Hex wrench 5
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Plastic case
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Makita Canada Inc.
1950 Forbes Street,
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 7B7
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2. Use of the product is intended for?
4. Most favored points are?
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Factory Service Centres
Head Office:
1950 Forbes St., Whitby, Ontario, L1N 7B7
(905) 571 - 2200
1-800-263-3734
Regional Office:
11771 Hammersmith Way, Richmond
B.C. V7A 5H6
(604) 272 - 3104
1-800-663-0909
Regional Office:
(Montreal)
6389 boul, Couture, St. Leonard, Quebec
H1P 3J5
(514) 323 - 1223
1-800-361-7049
Dartmouth:
202 Brownlow Avenue
Dartmouth, N.S., B3B 1T5
(902) 468 - 7064
1-888-625-4821
Ville St. Laurent:
(Montreal)
1140 Rue Bégin, Ville St. Laurent, Quebec
H4R 1X1
(514) 745 - 5025
1-888-745-5025
Les Saules:
(Quebec)
1200 St. Jean Baptiste, Unit 106, Les Saules,
Quebec, G2E 5E8
(418) 871 - 5720
1-800-663-5757
Nepean:
(Ottawa)
203 Colonnade Road, Unit #6, Nepean,
Ontario K2E 7K3
(613) 224 - 5022
1-888-560-2214
Whitby:
1950 Forbes St., Whitby, Ontario, L1N 7B7
(905) 571 - 2200
1-800-263-3734
London:
317 Adelaide St. S., Unit 117, London,
Ontario, N5Z 3L3
(519) 686 - 3115
1-800-571-0899
6350 Tomken Rd., Unit 8, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5T 1Y3
(905) 670 - 7255
1-800-221-9811
Calgary:
#8-6115 Fourth St. S.E., Calgary
Alberta, T2H 2H9
(403) 243 - 3995
1-800-267-0445
Edmonton:
11614-149 Street, Edmonton, Alberta,
T5M 3R3
(780) 455 - 6644
1-888-455-6644
Richmond:
11771 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, B.C.,
V7A 5H6
(604) 272 - 3104
1-800-663-0909
Coquitlam:
2131 Hartley Ave., #103
Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 2Z3
(604) 525 - 7434
1-800-266-7738
Winnipeg:
1670 St. James Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba,
R3H 0L3
(204) 694 - 0402
1-800-550-5073
Saskatoon:
206A-2750 Faithful Avenue Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, S7K 6M6
(306) 931 - 0111
1-888-931-0111
Mississauga:
For the authorized service centre nearest you please refer to the local yellow pages directory under “tools” or contact our customer service department (Tel) 1-800-263-3734
CUSTOMER RECORD
When you need service...
• Explain the problem in a letter
• Enclose the letter with the tool
• Package carefully and send prepaid
to the nearest Makita factory or
authorized service centre
DATE
PURCHASED:
DEALER’S NAME
& ADDRESS:
MODEL NO.:
SERIAL NO.:
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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. Should any trouble develop during
this one year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita’s Factory or Authorized Service Centres.
If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace)
without charge.
This Warranty does not apply:
• where normal maintenance is required,
• repairs have been made or attempted by others,
• the tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained,
• alterations have been made to the tool.
IN NO EVENT SHALL MAKITA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FROM
THE SALE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE TERM OF THIS
WARRANTY.
“The Makita Warranty is the only and the entire written warranty given by Makita for the Makita tools. No dealer or his agent
or employee is authorized to extend or enlarge upon this warranty by any verbal or written statement or advertisement.”
MAKITA DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
“MERCHANTABILITY” AND FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE,” AFTER THE ONE YEAR TERM OF THIS WARRANTY.
“This Warranty gives you specific rights. The provisions contained in this warranty are not intended to limit, modify, take away
from, disclaim or exclude any warranties set forth in any provincial legislation. To the extent required by law, the provisions in
any provincial or federal legislation with respect to warranties take precedence over the provisions in this warranty.”
Makita Corporation of America
2650 Buford Hwy., Buford, GA 30518
884344-232