Recipro Saw
MODEL JR3020
002479
DOUBLE
INSULATION
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
JR3020
Length of stroke
30 mm (1-3/16”)
Strokes per minute
0 - 2,500/min.
Overall length
463 mm (18-1/4”)
Net weight
3.8 kg (8.3 lbs)
• Manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
• Specifications may differ from country to country.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
USA002-2
(For All 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
Electrical Safety
1. Keep your work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.
4. Double insulated tools are equipped with
a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other.) This plug will fit in a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit
fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install a polarized outlet. Do not
change the plug in any way. Double insula-
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.
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tion
eliminates the need for the three wire
grounded power cord and grounded power
supply system.
5. Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of
electric shock if your body is grounded.
6. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
7. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord
to carry the tools or pull the plug from an
outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil,
sharp edges or moving parts. Replace
damaged cords immediately. Damaged
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
8. When operating a power tool outside, use
an outdoor extension cord marked “W-A”
or “W”. These cords are rated for outdoor
use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
Personal Safety
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch
is off before plugging in. Carrying tools with
your finger on the switch or plugging in tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
12. 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.
13. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enables better control of the tool in
unexpected situations.
14. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must
be used for appropriate conditions. Ordinary
eye or sun glasses are NOT eye protection.
Tool Use and Care
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it
on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be
repaired.
18. Disconnect the plug from the power
source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the tool accidentally.
19. Store idle tools out of reach of children
and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
20. Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting
tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely
to bind and are easier to control.
21. Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tools
operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced before using. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained tools.
22. Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your
model. Accessories that may be suitable for
one tool, may become hazardous when used
on another tool.
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SERVICE
23. Tool service must be performed only by
qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel
could result in a risk of injury.
24. 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
electric shock or injury.
USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD: Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating. Table 1 shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
Table 1: Minimum gage for cord
Volts
120 V
Ampere Rating
More Than
Not More Than
0
6
10
12
6
10
12
16
25 ft.
Total length of cord in feet
50 ft.
100 ft.
150 ft.
AWG
18
18
16
14
16
16
16
12
16
14
14
12
14
12
Not Recommended
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
USB012-2
DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product (gained from
repeated use) replace strict adherence to recipro saw safety
rules. If you use this tool unsafely or incorrectly, you can suffer
serious personal injury.
1. Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces
when performing an operation where the
cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or
its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will
make exposed metal parts of the tool “live”
and shock the operator.
2. Always use safety glasses or goggles.
Ordinary eye or sun glasses are NOT
safety glasses.
3. Avoid cutting nails. Inspect workpiece for
any nails and remove them before operation.
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4. Do not cut oversize workpiece.
5. Check for the proper clearance beyond
the workpiece before cutting so that the
blade will not strike the floor, workbench,
etc.
6. Hold the tool firmly.
7. Make sure the blade is not contacting the
workpiece before the switch is turned on.
8. Keep hands away from moving parts.
9. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the
tool only when hand-held.
10. Always switch off and wait for the blade to
come to a complete stop before removing
the blade from the workpiece.
11. Do not touch the blade or the workpiece
immediately after operation; they may be
extremely hot and could burn your skin.
12. Some material contains chemicals which
may be toxic. Take caution to prevent
working 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.
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FUNCTIONAL
DESCRIPTION
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Adjusting the shoe
When the blade loses its cutting efficiency in one place along
its cutting edge, reposition the shoe to utilize a sharp, unused
portion of its cutting edge. This will help to lengthen the life of
the blade.
1
To reposition the shoe, loosen the lever counterclockwise
and slide the shoe forward or back to the desired position.
Then tighten the lever to firmly secure the shoe.
2
1. Lever
2. Shoe
002489
1
2
1. Lever
2. Stopper
CAUTION:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before adjusting or checking function on the
tool.
Selecting the cutting action
This tool can be operated with an orbital or a straight line cutting action. The orbital cutting action thrusts the blade forward on the cutting stroke and greatly increases cutting
speed.
To change the cutting action, press the stopper and turn the
lever to the desired cutting action position. Then, release the
stopper to lock the lever. Refer to the table to select the
appropriate cutting action.
Position Cutting action
0
Straight line cutting action
I
II
III
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Applications
For cutting mild steel, stainless steel
and plastics.
For clean cuts in wood and plywood.
For cutting mild steel, aluminum and
Small orbit cutting action
hard wood.
Medium orbit cutting action For cutting wood and plywood.
For fast cutting in aluminum and
mild steel.
For fast cutting in wood and plywood.
Large orbit cutting action
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Switch action
1
2
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1. Lock button
2. Switch trigger
CAUTION:
Before plugging in the tool, always check to see that the
switch trigger actuates properly and returns to the “OFF”
position when released.
Switch can be locked in “ON” position for ease of
operator comfort during extended use. Apply caution
when locking tool in “ON” position and maintain firm
grasp on tool.
To start the tool, simply pull the switch trigger. Tool speed is
increased by increasing pressure on the switch trigger.
Release the switch trigger to stop.
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1
2
Tool speed can be adjusted by turning the speed change
knob. When the portion with
mark is positioned adjacent
to the pointer, faster speed can be obtained by turning the
knob clockwise. When the portion with
mark is positioned
adjacent to the pointer, full speed can be obtained.
Continuous operation can be performed only when the knob
is set to the full speed position. To perform continuous operation, pull the switch trigger fully and then push the lock button
up. To stop the tool from the locked position, pull the switch
trigger fully, then release it.
1. Speed change knob
2. Pointer
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ASSEMBLY
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CAUTION:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before carrying out any work on the tool.
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Installing or removing saw blade
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•
CAUTION:
Always clean out all chips or foreign matter adhering to
the blade, blade clamp and/or slider. Failure to do so
may cause insufficient tightening of the blade, resulting
in a serious injury.
To install the blade, loosen the screw on the blade clamp with
the hex wrench. Insert the blade between the leaf spring and
the slider so that the pin on the slider fits into the hole in the
blade shank. If the pin cannot easily fit into the hole, remove
the hex wrench from the screw and then try again.
After the pin fits properly into the hole, tighten the screw
clockwise securely while making sure that the blade cannot
be extracted even though you try to pull it out.
1. Hex wrench
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1
2
3
•
4
5
6
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Leaf spring
Pin
Screw
Slider
Hole
Blade
To remove the blade, follow the installation procedure in
reverse.
OPERATION
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CAUTION:
If you tighten the screw without the pin on the slider
fitting properly in the hole in the blade shank, the pin or
the blade shank will be damaged. This may cause the
blade to be extracted unexpectedly during operation.
CAUTION:
Always press the shoe firmly against the workpiece
during operation. If the shoe is held away from the
workpiece during operation, strong vibration and/or
twisting will be produced, causing the blade to snap
dangerously.
•
Always wear gloves to protect your hands from hot flying
chips when cutting metal.
•
Be sure to always wear suitable eye protection which
conforms with current national standards.
•
Always use a suitable coolant (cutting oil) when cutting
metal. Failure to do so will cause premature blade wear.
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Press the shoe firmly against the workpiece. Do not allow the
tool to bounce. Bring the blade into light contact with the
workpiece. First, make a pilot groove using a slower speed.
Then use a faster speed to continue cutting.
MAINTENANCE
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CAUTION:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before attempting to perform inspection or
maintenance.
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
002521
1
2
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.
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.
1. Screwdriver
2. Brush holder cap
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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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Recipro saw blades
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Hex wrench 4
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Plastic carrying case
Memo
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Timbre
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1950 Forbes Street,
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 7B7
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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
Mississauga:
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
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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
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
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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
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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.”
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