Makita LS1030N Specifications

Miter Saw
LS1030N
SPECIFICATIONS
Model
LS1030N
Blade diameter .....................................................................................................................255 mm — 260 mm
Hole (arbor) diameter
For all countries other than European countries ............................................................. 25.4 mm and 25 mm
For European countries ......................................................................................................................... 30 mm
Max. cutting capacities (H x W) with blade 260 mm in diameter
Miter angle
0°
45° (left and right)
90.5 mm x 95 mm
69 mm x 135 mm
90.5 mm x 67 mm
69 mm x 95 mm
Bevel angle
0°
No load speed (min–1) ............................................................................................................................... 4,600
Dimensions (L x W x H) ........................................................................................530 mm x 476 mm x 532 mm
Net weight ...................................................................................................................................................11 kg
• Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change
without notice.
• Note: Specifications may differ from country to country.
Power supply
The tool should be connected only to a power supply of the same voltage as indicated on the nameplate, and
can only be operated on single-phase AC supply. They are double-insulated in accordance with European
Standard and can, therefore, also be used from sockets without earth wire.
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Symbols
The following show the symbols used for the tool. Be sure that you understand their meaning before use.
❏ Read instruction manual.
❏ DOUBLE INSULATION
❏ To avoid injury from flying debris, keep holding the saw head down, after making cuts, until the blade
has come to a complete stop.
❏ For your safety, remove the chips, small pieces, etc. from the table top before operation.
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Explanation of general view
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Bolt
Center cover
Socket wrench
Shaft lock
Loosen
Arrow
Blade case
Saw blade
Spindle
Flange
Ring
Hex bolt
Tighten
Safety cover
Dust spout
Dust bag
Fastener
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Lock-off button
Switch lever
Lever
Kerf board
Turn base
Adjusting bolt
Pointer
Miter scale
Latch spring
Grip
Vise rod
Screw
Guide fence
Clamp screw
Vise arm
Support
Knob
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Warning! When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury, including the following. Read all these instructions before
attempting to operate this product and save these
instructions.
For safe operation:
1. Keep work area clean
Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
2. Consider work area environment
Don’t expose power tools to rain. Don’t use power
tools in damp or wet locations. Keep work area well
lit. Don’t use power tools in presence of flammable
liquids or gases.
3. Guard against electric shock
Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces (e.g.
pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerators).
4. Keep children away
Do not let visitors contact tool or extension cord. All
visitors should be kept away from work area.
5. Store idle tools
When not in use, tools should be stored in dry, high,
or locked-up place, out of the reach of children.
6. Don’t force tool
It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which
it was intended.
7. Use right tool
Don’t force small tools or attachments to do the job
of a heavy duty tool. Don’t use tools for purposes not
intended; for example, don’t use circular saw for cutting tree limbs or logs.
8. Dress properly
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be
caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves and non-skid
footwear are recommended when working outdoors.
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
9. Use safety glasses
Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is
dusty.
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Projection
Holder
Holder assembly
Rod 12
Cutting line
Groove
Vise
Spacer block
Aluminum extrusion
Over 10 mm
Over 460 mm
Hole
Set plate
Triangular rule
Limit mark
Screwdriver
Brush holder cap
10. Connect dust extraction equipment
If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used.
11. Don’t abuse cord
Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect it
from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil and sharp
edges.
12. Secure work
Use clamps or a vise to hold work. It’s safer than
using your hand and it frees both hands to operate
tool.
13. Don’t overreach
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
14. Maintain tools with care
Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and
changing accessories. Inspect tool cords periodically and, if damaged, have repaired by authorized
service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically
and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean
and free from oil and grease.
15. Disconnect tools
When not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories such as blades, bits and cutters.
16. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches
Form the habit of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before
turning it on.
17. Avoid unintentional starting
Don’t carry plugged-in tool with finger on switch. Be
sure switch is off when plugging in.
18. Outdoor use extension cords
When tool is used outdoors, use only extension
cords intended for use outdoors and so marked.
19. Stay alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do
not operate tool when you are tired.
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20. 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,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect
its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged
should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. Have defective
switches replaced by and authorized service center.
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
21. Warning
The use of any other accessory or attachment other
than recommended in this operating instruction or
the catalog may present a risk of personal injury.
22. Have your tool repaired by an expert
This electric appliance is in accordance with the relevant safety rules. Repairing of electric appliances
may be carried out only by experts otherwise it may
cause considerable danger for the user.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES
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Wear eye protection.
Do not operate saw without guards in place.
Don’t use the tool in the presence of flammable
liquids or gases.
Check the blade carefully for cracks or damage
before operation. Replace cracked or damaged
blade immediately.
Use only flanges specified for this tool.
Be careful not to damage the arbor, flanges
(especially the installing surface) or bolt. Damage to these parts could result in blade breakage.
Make sure that the turn base is properly secured
so it will not move during operation.
For your safety, remove the chips, small pieces,
etc. from the table top before operation.
Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove all
nails from the workpiece before operation.
Make sure the shaft lock is released before the
switch is turned on.
Be sure that the blade does not contact the turn
base in the lowest position.
Hold the handle firmly. Be aware that the saw
moves up or down slightly during start-up and
stopping.
Do not perform any operation freehand. The
workpiece must be secured firmly against the
turn base and guide fence with the vise during
all operations. Never use your hand to secure
the workpiece.
Keep hands out of path of saw blade. Avoid contact with any coasting blade. It can still cause
severe injury.
Never reach around saw blade.
Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece before the switch is turned on.
Before using the tool on an actual workpiece, let
it run for a while. Watch for vibration or wobbling
that could indicate poor installation or a poorly
balanced blade.
Wait until the blade attains full speed before cutting.
19. Stop operation immediately if you notice anything abnormal.
20. Do not attempt to lock the trigger in the ON position.
21. Shut off power and wait for saw blade to stop
before servicing or adjusting tool.
22. Be alert at all times, especially during repetitive,
monotonous operations. Don’t be lulled into a
false sense of security. Blades are extremely
unforgiving.
23. Always use accessories recommended in this
manual. Use of improper accessories such as
abrasive wheels may cause an injury.
24. Don’t abuse cord. Never yank cord to disconnect
it from the receptacle. Keep cord away from heat,
oil, water and sharp edges.
25. Do not use the saw to cut other than aluminum,
wood or similar materials.
26. Connect miter saws to a dust collecting device
when sawing.
27. Select saw blades in relation to the material to be
cut.
28. Take care when slotting.
29. Replace the kerf board when worn.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Carrying tool (Fig. 1)
When carrying the tool, lower the handle fully and press
the stopper pin to lock the handle in the lowered position.
Secure the turn base by means of the grip. The tool can
then be conveniently carried by the carrying grip.
WARNING:
• Be sure that the tool is unplugged first.
• Stopper pin is for carrying purposes only and not for
any cutting operations.
Bench mounting saw (Fig. 2)
This tool should be bolted with two bolts to a level and
stable surface using the bolt holes provided in the tool’s
base. This will help prevent tipping and possible injury.
Installing or removing saw blade
Important:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before installing or removing the blade.
To remove the blade, use the socket wrench to loosen the
hex bolt holding the center cover by turning it more than
three turns counterclockwise. Raise the safety cover and
center cover. (Fig. 3)
Press the shaft lock so that the blade cannot revolve and
use the socket wrench to loosen the hex bolt clockwise.
Then remove the hex bolt, outer flange and blade.
(Fig. 4)
To install the blade, mount it onto the spindle, making
sure that the direction of the arrow on the surface of the
blade matches the direction of the arrow on the blade
case. (Fig. 5)
CAUTION:
• For all countries other than European countries
(Fig. 6)
The silver ring 25.4 mm in outer diameter is factoryinstalled onto the spindle. The black ring 25 mm in
outer diameter is included as standard equipment.
Before mounting the blade onto the spindle, always be
sure that the correct ring for the arbor hole of the blade
you intend to use is installed onto the spindle.
• For European countries (Fig. 6)
The ring 30 mm in outer diameter is factory-installed
onto the spindle.
Install the flange and hex bolt, and then use the socket
wrench to tighten the hex bolt securely counterclockwise
while pressing the shaft lock. Then tighten the hex bolt
clockwise to secure the center cover. (Fig. 7)
CAUTION:
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. This could
cause an injury.
Safety cover (Fig. 8)
When lowering the handle, the safety cover rises automatically. The cover returns to its original position when
the cut is completed and the handle is raised. NEVER
DEFEAT OR REMOVE THE SAFETY COVER. In the
interest of your personal safety, always maintain the
safety cover in good condition. Any irregular operation of
the safety cover should be corrected immediately.
NEVER USE THE TOOL WITH A FAULTY SAFETY
COVER. If the see-through safety cover becomes dirty, or
sawdust adheres to it in such a way that the blade and/or
workpiece is no longer easily visible, unplug the saw and
clean the cover carefully with a damp cloth. Do not use
solvents or any petroleum-based cleaners on the plastic
cover.
Dust bag (Fig. 9 & 10)
The use of the dust bag makes cutting operations clean
and dust collection easy. To attach the dust bag, fit the
bag’s entry port over the dust spout. When the dust bag
is about half full, remove the dust bag from the tool and
pull the fastener out. Empty the dust bag of its contents,
tapping it lightly so as to remove particles adhering to the
insides which might hamper further collection.
Switch action
CAUTION:
• Before plugging in the tool, always check to see that
the switch lever actuates properly and returns to the
“OFF” position when released.
• When not using the tool, remove the lock-off button and
store it in a secure place. This prevents unauthorized
operation.
• Do not pull the switch lever hard without pressing in the
lock-off button. This can cause breakage of the switch.
For all countries other than European countries
(Fig. 11)
To prevent the switch lever from being accidentally
pulled, a lock-off button is provided. To start the tool,
press in the lock-off button and pull the switch lever.
Release the switch lever to stop.
For European countries (Fig. 12)
To prevent the switch lever from being accidentally
pulled, a lock-off button is provided. To start the tool,
push the lever to the left, press in the lock-off button and
then pull the switch lever. Release the switch lever to
stop.
Kerf board (Fig. 13)
This tool is provided with the kerf board in the turn base.
If the kerf groove has not yet been cut in the kerf board by
the factory, you should cut the groove before actually
using the tool to cut a workpiece. Switch on the tool and
lower the blade gently to cut a groove in the kerf board.
Maintaining maximum cutting capacity
(Fig. 14 & 15)
Unplug the tool before any adjustment is attempted. This
tool is factory adjusted to provide the max. cutting capacity for a 260 mm saw blade. When the diameter of the
blade has been reduced due to sharpening, adjust the
depth adjusting bolt by turning it with the socket wrench.
The saw blade is lowered by turning the depth adjusting
bolt counterclockwise and raised by turning it clockwise.
Adjust so that when the handle is in the fully lowered
position, there will be a distance of about 135 mm from
the front face of the guide fence to the point where the
front edge of the blade enters the kerf. With the tool
unplugged, rotate the blade by hand while holding the
handle all the way down. Be sure that the blade does not
contact any part of the lower base when the handle is
lowered completely.
Positioning for adjusting the miter angle (Fig. 16)
Loosen the grip by turning counterclockwise. Turn the
turn base while pressing down the latch spring. When
you have moved the grip to the position where the pointer
indicates the desired angle on the miter scale, securely
tighten the grip clockwise.
CAUTION:
When turning the turn base, be sure to raise the handle
fully.
Securing workpiece
WARNING:
It is extremely important to always secure the workpiece
properly and tightly with the vise. Failure to do so can
cause the tool to be damaged and/or the workpiece to be
destroyed. PERSONAL INJURY MAY ALSO RESULT.
Also, after a cutting operation, DO NOT raise the blade
until the blade has come to a complete stop.
1. Vertical vise (Fig. 17 & 21)
The vertical vise can be installed on the guide fence
or the holder assembly (optional accessory). Insert
the vise rod into the hole in the guide fence or the
holder assembly and tighten the screw to secure the
vise rod. Position the vise arm according to the thickness and shape of the workpiece and secure the
vise arm by tightening the screw. Press the workpiece flat against the guide fence and the turn base.
Position the workpiece at the desired cutting position
and secure it firmly by tightening the clamp screw.
CAUTION:
The workpiece must be secured firmly against the
turn base and guide fence with the vise during all
operations.
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If some part contacts the vise, re-position the vise
arm. Press the workpiece flat against the guide
fence and the turn base. Position the workpiece at
the desired cutting position and secure it firmly by
tightening the clamp screw of the vise.
CAUTION:
When cutting long workpieces, use supports that are
as high as the top surface level of the turn base.
(Fig. 18)
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Horizontal vise (optional accessory)
(Fig. 19 & 20)
The horizontal vise can be installed on either the left
or right side of the base. When performing 15° or
greater miter cuts, install the horizontal vise on the
side opposite the direction in which the turn table is
to be turned. By turning the knob on the vise counterclockwise, the screw is released and the vise
shaft can be moved rapidly in and out. By turning the
knob clockwise, the screw remains secured. To grip
workpieces, turn the knob gently clockwise until the
projection reaches its topmost position, then fasten
securely. If the knob is forced in or pulled out while
being turned clockwise, the projection may stop at
an angle. In this case, turn the knob back counterclockwise until the screw is released, before turning
again gently clockwise.
Holders and holder assembly
(optional accessories)
The holders and the holder assembly can be
installed on either side as a convenient means of
supporting workpieces horizontally. Install them as
shown in Fig. 21. Then tighten the screws firmly to
secure the holders and the holder assembly.
(Fig. 21)
When cutting long workpieces, use the holder-rod
assembly (optional accessory). It consists of two
holder assemblies and two rods 12. (Fig. 22)
CAUTION:
Always support long workpieces level with the top
surface of the turn base for accurate cuts and to prevent dangerous loss of control of the tool.
Operation
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.
• 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.
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When cutting with this tool, the thickness of the blade is
cut out of the workpiece as well. Therefore, your cutting
line should be on either the left or right side of the groove
in the kerf board. Switch on the tool and wait until the
blade attains full speed before lowering gently into the
cut. When the blade contacts the workpiece, gradually
bear down on the handle to perform the cut. When the
cut is completed, switch off the tool and WAIT UNTIL
THE BLADE HAS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP
before returning the blade to its fully elevated position. A
thin piece of cut off material could otherwise contact the
coasting blade and be thrown around dangerously.
(Fig. 23)
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Miter cutting
Refer to the previously covered “Positioning for
adjusting the miter angle”.
2.
Cutting aluminum extrusion (Fig. 24)
When securing aluminum extrusions, use spacer
blocks or pieces of scrap as shown in Fig. 24 to prevent deformation of the aluminum. Use a cutting
lubricant when cutting the aluminum extrusion to
prevent build-up of the aluminum material on the
blade.
CAUTION:
Never attempt to cut thick or round aluminum extrusions. Thick aluminum extrusions may come loose
during operation and round aluminum extrusions
cannot be secured firmly with this tool.
3.
Wood facing (Fig. 25)
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.
CAUTION:
• Use straight wood of even thickness as the wood
facing.
• See Fig. 25 concerning the dimensions for a suggested wood facing.
4.
Cutting repetitive lengths (Fig. 26)
When cutting several pieces of stock to the same
length, ranging from 240 mm to 400 mm, use of the
set plate (optional accessory) will facilitate more efficient operation. Install the set plate on the holder as
shown in Fig. 26. Align the cutting line on your workpiece with either the left or right side of the groove in
the kerf board, and while holding the workpiece from
moving, move the set plate flush against the end of
the workpiece. Then secure the set plate with the
screw. When the set plate is not used, loosen the
screw and turn the set plate out of the way.
MAINTENANCE
CAUTION:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before carrying out any work on the tool.
Alignment for squareness (Fig. 27 & 28)
This tool is carefully adjusted and aligned at the factory,
but rough handling may have affected the alignment. If
your tool is not aligned properly, perform the following:
Loosen the grip and set the turn base at zero degrees by
turning the turn base. Tighten the grip securely and
loosen the hex bolts on the guide fence. Square the side
of the blade with the face of the guide fence using a triangular rule, try-square, etc. by moving the right side of the
guide fence. Then securely tighten the hex bolts on the
guide fence in the order indicated in Fig. 28.
Replacement of carbon brushes
(Fig. 29 & 30)
Replace carbon brushes when they are worn down to the
limit mark. Both identical carbon brushes should be
replaced at the same time.
To maintain product safety and reliability, repairs, maintenance or adjustment should be carried out by a Makita
Authorized Service Center.
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Makita Corporation
Anjo, Aichi, Japan
Made in China
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