ENGLISH: Original instructions
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Cordless Plunge Cut Saw
DSP600
DSP601
Read before use.
SPECIFICATIONS
Model:
DSP600
Blade diameter
DSP601
165 mm
Max. Cutting depth
at 0°
56 mm
at 45° bevel
40 mm
at 48° bevel
38 mm
2,500 - 6,300 min-1
No load speed
Overall length
346 mm
Rated voltage
D.C. 36 V
Battery cartridge
BL1815N, BL1820, BL1820B, BL1830, BL1830B, BL1840,
BL1840B, BL1850, BL1850B, BL1860B
Charger
DC18RC, DC18RD, DC18SD, DC18SE, DC18SF
Net weight
•
•
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4.4 - 5.1 kg
Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change
without notice.
Specifications and battery cartridge may differ from country to country.
The weight may differ depending on the attachment(s), including the battery cartridge. The lightest and heaviest combination, according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2014, are shown in the table.
Symbols
WARNING: Wear ear protection.
Vibration
The following show the symbols used for the equipment.
Be sure that you understand their meaning before use.
The vibration total value (tri-axial vector sum) determined according to EN62841:
Model DSP600
Work mode: cutting wood
Vibration emission (ah,W) : 2.5 m/s2 or less
Uncertainty (K) : 1.5 m/s2
Work mode: cutting metal
Vibration emission (ah,M) : 2.5 m/s2 or less
Uncertainty (K) : 1.5 m/s2
Model DSP601
Work mode: cutting wood
Vibration emission (ah,W) : 2.5 m/s2 or less
Uncertainty (K) : 1.5 m/s2
Work mode: cutting metal
Vibration emission (ah,M) : 2.5 m/s2 or less
Uncertainty (K) : 1.5 m/s2
Read instruction manual.
Ni-MH
Li-ion
Only for EU countries
Do not dispose of electric equipment or
battery pack together with household waste
material!
In observance of the European Directives,
on Waste Electric and Electronic
Equipment and Batteries and Accumulators
and Waste Batteries and Accumulators
and their implementation in accordance
with national laws, electric equipment and
batteries and battery pack(s) that have
reached the end of their life must be collected separately and returned to an environmentally compatible recycling facility.
Intended use
NOTE: The declared vibration emission value has
been measured in accordance with the standard test
method and may be used for comparing one tool with
another.
The tool is specially intended for performing plunge
cuts. The tool is also intended for rip and cross cuts in
wood. If the tool is equipped with proper circular saw
blade, the tool can be used for sawing aluminum, plastic, mineral contained plastic, and similar materials.
NOTE: The declared vibration emission value
may also be used in a preliminary assessment of
exposure.
Noise
WARNING: The vibration emission during actual
use of the power tool can differ from the declared
emission value depending on the ways in which the
tool is used.
The typical A-weighted noise level determined according to EN62841:
Model DSP600
Sound pressure level (LpA) : 92 dB(A)
Sound power level (LWA) : 103 dB (A)
Uncertainty (K) : 3 dB(A)
Model DSP601
Sound pressure level (LpA) : 92 dB(A)
Sound power level (LWA) : 103 dB (A)
Uncertainty (K) : 3 dB(A)
WARNING: Be sure to identify safety measures
to protect the operator that are based on an estimation of exposure in the actual conditions of use (taking
account of all parts of the operating cycle such as
the times when the tool is switched off and when it is
running idle in addition to the trigger time).
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7.
EC Declaration of Conformity
For European countries only
The EC declaration of conformity is included as Annex A
to this instruction manual.
Power tools can produce electromagnetic
fields (EMF) that are not harmful to the user.
However, users of pacemakers and other similar
medical devices should contact the maker of their
device and/or doctor for advice before operating
this power tool.
Personal Safety
1. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool.
Do not use a power tool while you are tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
2. Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection. Protective equipment such
as a dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat or
hearing protection used for appropriate conditions
will reduce personal injuries.
3. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the
switch is in the off-position before connecting
to power source and/or battery pack, picking
up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with
your finger on the switch or energising power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
4. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before
turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left
attached to a rotating part of the power tool may
result in personal injury.
5. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. This enables better control
of the power tool in unexpected situations.
6. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair and clothing away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
7. If devices are provided for the connection of
dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure
these are connected and properly used. Use of
dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
8. Do not let familiarity gained from frequent use
of tools allow you to become complacent and
ignore tool safety principles. A careless action can
cause severe injury within a fraction of a second.
9. Always wear protective goggles to protect
your eyes from injury when using power tools.
The goggles must comply with ANSI Z87.1 in
the USA, EN 166 in Europe, or AS/NZS 1336
in Australia/New Zealand. In Australia/New
Zealand, it is legally required to wear a face
shield to protect your face, too.
SAFETY WARNINGS
General power tool safety warnings
WARNING: Read all safety warnings, instructions, illustrations and specifications provided
with this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your
mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated
(cordless) power tool.
Work area safety
1. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or
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 children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause
you to lose control.
Electrical Safety
1. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never
modify the plug in any way. Do not use any
adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power
tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce risk of electric shock.
2. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
3. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase
the risk of electric shock.
4. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool.
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges
or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
5. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of
a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
electric shock.
6. If operating a power tool in a damp location
is unavoidable, use a residual current device
(RCD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces
the risk of electric shock.
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It is an employer's responsibility to enforce
the use of appropriate safety protective equipments by the tool operators and by other persons in the immediate working area.
5.
Power tool use and care
1. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct
power tool for your application. The correct
power tool will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was designed.
2. Do not use the power tool if the switch does
not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot
be controlled with the switch is dangerous and
must be repaired.
3. Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or remove the battery pack, if detachable,
from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
4. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool
or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
5. Maintain power tools and accessories. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may
affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged, have
the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents
are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
6. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
7. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc.
in accordance with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
8. Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry, clean
and free from oil and grease. Slippery handles and
grasping surfaces do not allow for safe handling and
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
9. When using the tool, do not wear cloth work
gloves which may be entangled. The entanglement of cloth work gloves in the moving parts may
result in personal injury.
Battery tool use and care
1. Recharge only with the charger specified by
the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for
one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire
when used with another battery pack.
2. Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery
packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
3. 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 burns or a fire.
4. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected
from the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts
eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected
from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
6.
7.
Service
1. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified
repair person using only identical replacement
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
2. Never service damaged battery packs. Service
of battery packs should only be performed by the
manufacturer or authorized service providers.
3. Follow instruction for lubricating and changing accessories.
Cordless circular saw safety
warnings
Cutting procedures
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4
Do not use a battery pack or tool that is damaged or modified. Damaged or modified batteries
may exhibit unpredictable behaviour resulting in
fire, explosion or risk of injury.
Do not expose a battery pack or tool to fire or
excessive temperature. Exposure to fire or temperature above 130 °C may cause explosion.
Follow all charging instructions and do not
charge the battery pack or tool outside the
temperature range specified in the instructions. Charging improperly or at temperatures
outside the specified range may damage the
battery and increase the risk of fire.
DANGER: Keep hands away from cutting
area and the 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.
Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The
guard cannot protect you from the blade below the
workpiece.
Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of
the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of the blade
teeth should be visible below the workpiece.
Never hold the workpiece in your hands or
across your leg while cutting. Secure the
workpiece to a stable platform. It is important to
support the work properly to minimise body exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
Hold the power 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 also
make exposed metal parts of the power tool "live"
and could give the operator an electric shock.
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6.
7.
8.
When ripping, always use a rip fence or
straight edge guide. This improves the accuracy
of cut and reduces the chance of blade binding.
Always use blades with correct size and shape
(diamond versus round) of arbour holes. Blades
that do not match the mounting hardware of the
saw will run off-centre, causing loss of control.
Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolt. The blade washers and bolt were
specially designed for your saw, for optimum
performance and safety of operation.
Kickback causes and related warnings
— kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, jammed 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 jammed 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 saw misuse and/or incorrect
operating procedures or conditions and can be avoided
by taking proper precautions as given below.
1. Maintain a firm grip with both hands on the
saw and position your arms to resist kickback
forces. Position your body to either side of the
blade, but not in line with the blade. Kickback
could cause the saw to jump backwards, but
kickback forces can be controlled by the operator,
if proper precautions are taken.
2. 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.
3. When restarting a saw in the workpiece, centre
the saw blade in the kerf so that the saw teeth
are not engaged into the material. If a saw blade
binds, it may walk up or kickback from the workpiece as the saw is restarted.
4. Support large panels to minimise 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.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Do not use dull or damaged blades.
Unsharpened or improperly set blades produce
narrow kerf causing excessive friction, blade
binding and kickback.
Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers
must be tight and secure before making the
cut. If blade adjustment shifts while cutting, it may
cause binding and kickback.
Use extra caution when sawing into existing
walls or other blind areas. The protruding blade
may cut objects that can cause kickback.
ALWAYS hold the tool firmly with both hands.
NEVER place your hand, leg or any part of your
body under the tool base or behind the saw,
especially when making cross-cuts. If kickback
occurs, the saw could easily jump backwards over
your hand, leading to serious personal injury.
Never force the saw. Push the saw forward at a
speed so that the blade cuts without slowing.
Forcing the saw can cause uneven cuts, loss of
accuracy, and possible kickback.
Guard function
1. Check the guard for proper closing before each
use. Do not operate the saw if the guard does
not move freely and enclose the blade instantly.
Never clamp or tie the guard so that the blade
is exposed. If the saw is accidentally dropped, the
guard may be bent. Check to make sure that the
guard moves freely and does not touch the blade or
any other part, in all angles and depths of cut.
2. Check the operation and condition of the
guard return spring. If the guard and the spring
are not operating properly, they must be serviced before use. The guard may operate sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy deposits, or
a build-up of debris.
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3.
4.
Assure that the base plate of the saw will not
shift while performing a “plunge cut”. Blade
shifting sideways will cause binding and likely kick
back.
Always observe that the guard is covering the
blade before placing the 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 the switch is released.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Additional safety warnings
1. Use extra caution when cutting damp wood,
pressure treated lumber, or wood containing
knots. Maintain smooth advancement of tool without decrease in blade speed to avoid overheating
the blade tips and if cutting plastics, to avoid melting the plastic.
2. Do not attempt to remove cut material when
blade is moving. Wait until blade stops before
grasping cut material. Blades coast after turn off.
3. Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove all
nails from lumber before cutting.
4. 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. If the workpiece is short
or small, clamp it down. DO NOT TRY TO HOLD
SHORT PIECES BY HAND!
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Some material contains chemicals which may
be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust inhalation and skin contact. Follow material supplier
safety data.
Do not stop the blades by lateral pressure on
the saw blade.
Do not use any abrasive wheels.
Only use the saw blade with the diameter that
is marked on the tool or specified in the manual. Use of an incorrectly sized blade may affect
the proper guarding of the blade or guard operation which could result in serious personal injury.
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.
Wear a dust mask and hearing protection when
use the tool.
Always use the saw blade intended for cutting
the material that you are going to cut.
Only use the saw blades that are marked with
a speed equal or higher than the speed marked
on the tool.
(For European countries only)
Always use the blade which conforms to
EN847-1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING: DO NOT let comfort or familiarity
with product (gained from repeated use) replace
strict adherence to safety rules for the subject
product. MISUSE or failure to follow the safety
rules stated in this instruction manual may cause
serious personal injury.
Important safety instructions for
battery cartridge
1.
5.
6.
Before setting the tool down after completing a
cut, be sure that the guard has closed and the
blade has come to a complete stop.
Never attempt to saw with the circular saw
held upside down in a vise. This is extremely
dangerous and can lead to serious accidents.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6
Before using battery cartridge, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) battery
charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using
battery.
Do not disassemble battery cartridge.
If operating time has become excessively
shorter, stop operating immediately. It may
result in a risk of overheating, possible burns
and even an explosion.
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.
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.
(3) Do not expose battery cartridge to water
or rain.
A battery short can cause a large current
flow, overheating, possible burns and even a
breakdown.
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Do not store the tool and battery cartridge in
locations where the temperature may reach or
exceed 50 °C (122 °F).
7. 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.
8. Be careful not to drop or strike battery.
9. Do not use a damaged battery.
10. The contained lithium-ion batteries are subject
to the Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements.
For commercial transports e.g. by third parties,
forwarding agents, special requirement on packaging and labeling must be observed.
For preparation of the item being shipped, consulting an expert for hazardous material is required.
Please also observe possibly more detailed
national regulations.
Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the
battery in such a manner that it cannot move
around in the packaging.
11. Follow your local regulations relating to disposal of battery.
12. Use the batteries only with the products
specified by Makita. Installing the batteries to
non-compliant products may result in a fire, excessive heat, explosion, or leak of electrolyte.
6.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Use of non-genuine Makita batteries, or batteries that
have been altered, may result in the battery bursting
causing fires, personal injury and damage. It will
also void the Makita warranty for the Makita tool and
charger.
3.
4.
2.
3.
4.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
20.
Charge the battery cartridge before completely
discharged. Always stop tool operation and
charge the battery cartridge when you notice
less tool power.
Never recharge a fully charged battery cartridge. Overcharging shortens the battery
service life.
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.
Charge the battery cartridge if you do not use
it for a long period (more than six months).
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Important safety instructions for
wireless unit
1.
7.
17.
18.
19.
Tips for maintaining maximum
battery life
2.
6.
16.
CAUTION: Only use genuine Makita batteries.
1.
5.
26.
Do not disassemble or tamper with the wireless unit.
Keep the wireless unit away from young children. If accidentally swallowed, seek medical
attention immediately.
Use the wireless unit only with Makita tools.
Do not expose the wireless unit to rain or wet
conditions.
27.
28.
Do not use the wireless unit in places where
the temperature exceeds 50°C (122°F).
Do not operate the wireless unit in places
where medical instruments, such as heart
pace makers are near by.
Do not operate the wireless unit in places
where automated devices are near by. If operated, automated devices may develop malfunction
or error.
The wireless unit can produce electromagnetic
fields (EMF) but they are not harmful to the
user.
The wireless unit is an accurate instrument. Be
careful not to drop or strike the wireless unit.
Avoid touching the terminal of the wireless
unit with bare hands or metallic materials.
Always remove the battery on the tool when
installing the wireless unit.
When opening the lid of the slot, avoid the
place where dust and water may come into the
slot. Always keep the inlet of the slot clean.
Always insert the wireless unit in the correct
direction.
Do not press the wireless activation button
on the wireless unit too hard and/or press the
button with an object with a sharp edge.
Always close the lid of the slot when
operating.
Do not remove the wireless unit from the slot
while the power is being supplied to the tool.
Doing so may cause a malfunction of the wireless
unit.
Do not remove the sticker on the wireless unit.
Do not put any sticker on the wireless unit.
Do not leave the wireless unit in a place where
static electricity or electrical noise could be
generated.
Do not leave the wireless unit in a place subject to high heat, such as a car sitting in the
sun.
Do not leave the wireless unit in a dusty or
powdery place or in a place corrosive gas
could be generated.
Sudden change of the temperature may bedew
the wireless unit. Do not use the wireless unit
until the dew is completely dried.
When cleaning the wireless unit, gently wipe
with a dry soft cloth. Do not use benzine, thinner, conductive grease or the like.
When storing the wireless unit, keep it in the
supplied case or a static-free container.
Do not insert any devices other than Makita
wireless unit into the slot on the tool.
Do not use the tool with the lid of the slot damaged. Water, dust, and dirt come into the slot may
cause malfunction.
Do not pull and/or twist the lid of the slot more
than necessary. Restore the lid if it comes off
from the tool.
Replace the lid of the slot if it is lost or
damaged.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Tool / battery protection system
FUNCTIONAL
DESCRIPTION
The tool is equipped with a tool/battery protection system. This system automatically cuts off power to the
motor to extend tool and battery life. The tool will automatically stop during operation if the tool or battery is
placed under one of the following conditions.
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is
switched off and the battery cartridge is removed
before adjusting or checking function on the tool.
Overload protection
Installing or removing battery
cartridge
When the tool is operated in a manner that causes it to
draw an abnormally high current, the tool automatically
stops. In this situation, turn the tool off and stop the
application that caused the tool to become overloaded.
Then turn the tool on to restart.
CAUTION: Always switch off the tool before
installing or removing of the battery cartridge.
Overheat protection
CAUTION: Hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly when installing or removing battery
cartridge. Failure to hold the tool and the battery
cartridge firmly may cause them to slip off your hands
and result in damage to the tool and battery cartridge
and a personal injury.
When the tool is overheated, the tool stops automatically, and the battery indicator blink about 60 seconds.
In this situation, let the tool cool down before turning the
tool on again.
On
Blinking
1
Overdischarge protection
When the battery capacity becomes low, the tool stops
automatically. If the product does not operate even
when the switches are operated, remove the batteries
from the tool and charge the batteries.
2
3
Indicating the remaining battery
capacity
► 1. Red indicator 2. Button 3. Battery cartridge
To remove the battery cartridge, slide it from the tool
while sliding the button on the front of the cartridge.
1
To install the battery cartridge, align the tongue on the
battery cartridge with the groove in the housing and slip
it into place. Insert it all the way until it locks in place
with a little click. If you can see the red indicator on the
upper side of the button, it is not locked completely.
2
3
CAUTION: Always install the battery cartridge
fully until the red indicator cannot be seen. If not,
it may accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to
you or someone around you.
CAUTION: Do not install the battery cartridge
forcibly. If the cartridge does not slide in easily, it is
not being inserted correctly.
► 1. Battery indicator (for upper battery) 2. Check
button 3. Battery indicator (for lower battery)
Press the check button to indicate the remaining battery
capacities. The battery indicators correspond to each
battery.
NOTE: The tool does not work with only one battery
cartridge.
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Battery indicator status
On
Off
NOTE: Depending on the conditions of use and the
ambient temperature, the indication may differ slightly
from the actual capacity.
Remaining
battery
capacity
Blinking
Automatic speed change function
50% to 100%
NOTE: Automatic speed change function is only
available when the speed adjusting dial is in 5.
20% to 50%
This tool has "high speed mode" and "high torque mode".
The tool automatically changes the operation mode
depending on the work load. When the work load is low,
the tool will run in the "high speed mode" for quicker
cutting operation. When the work load is high, the tool
will run in the "high torque mode" for powerful cutting
operation.
0% to 20%
Charge the
battery
Indicating the remaining battery
capacity
1
Only for battery cartridges with the indicator
1
► 1. Mode indicator
The mode indicator lights up in green when the tool is
running in "high torque mode".
If the tool is operated with excessive load, the mode
indicator will blink in green. The mode indicator stops
blinking and then lights up or turns off if you reduce the
load on the tool.
2
► 1. Indicator lamps 2. Check button
Mode indicator status
Press the check button on the battery cartridge to indicate the remaining battery capacity. The indicator lamps
light up for a few seconds.
Indicator lamps
Lighted
Off
On
Off
Blinking
Operation
mode
High speed
mode
Remaining
capacity
High torque
mode
Blinking
75% to 100%
Overload
alert
50% to 75%
25% to 50%
Adjusting depth of cut
0% to 25%
CAUTION: After adjusting the depth of cut,
always tighten the clamping screw securely.
Charge the
battery.
Loosen the clamping screw on the depth guide and
move the blade lower limit stopper to the desired depth
on the scale plate. At the desired depth of cut, tighten
the clamping screw firmly.
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.
The battery
may have
malfunctioned.
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Bevel cutting
Loosen the clamping screws. Set for the desired angle by
tilting accordingly, then tighten the clamping screws securely.
1
1
2
2
► 1. Blade lower limit stopper 2. Clamping screw
Quick stop button for 2 to 3 mm
depth of cut when using guide rail
(optional accessory)
1
► 1. Clamping screw 2. Bevel scale plate
This tool has the quick stop button for 2 to 3 mm depth
of cut on the gear housing aside the rear handle when
using guide rail. This is used when avoiding splinter on
the workpiece in the cut. Make a pass of the 2 to 3 mm
first cut and then make another pass of usual cut.
2
1
2
1
► 1. Sub base (Optional accessory) 2. Clamping screw
Positive stopper
The positive stopper is useful for setting the designated angle
quickly. Turn the positive stopper so that the arrow on it points
22.5°. Loosen the clamping screws in front and back. Then tilt the
blade until it stops and secure the base with the clamping screws.
► 1. Quick stop button
To obtain the 2 to 3 mm depth of cut, push in the quick
stop button toward the saw blade. This is convenient for
avoiding splinter on the workpiece.
To release the depth of cut from this position for free
depth of cut, just pull the button back.
1
2
► 1. Positive stopper 2. Clamping screw
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48°-bevel cutting
The cutting line varies depending on the cutting angle
and whether you use the guide rail (optional accessory).
To perform 48°-bevel cutting, loosen the clamping
screws and fully tilt the lever toward the direction of the
arrow in the figure. Then set the bevel angle to 48° and
tighten the clamping screws.
When using the tool without guide rail
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.
When using the tool with guide rail
For both straight cuts and 45° bevel cuts, always align
the A position on the front of the base with your cutting
line.
1
Switch action
WARNING: Before installing the battery cartridge into the tool, always check to see that the
switch trigger actuates properly and returns to
the "OFF" position when released.
WARNING: NEVER defeat the lock-off button
by taping down or some other means. A switch with
a negated lock-off button may result in unintentional
operation and serious personal injury.
► 1. Lever
WARNING: NEVER use the tool if it runs when
you simply pull the switch trigger without pressing the lock-off button. A switch in need of repair
may result in unintentional operation and serious
personal injury. Return tool to a Makita service center
for proper repairs BEFORE further usage.
-1°-bevel cutting
To perform -1°-bevel cutting, loosen the clamping
screws and press the levers toward the direction of the
arrow in the figure. Then set the bevel angle to -1° and
tighten the clamping screws.
To prevent the switch trigger from being accidentally
pulled, a lock-off button is provided. To start the tool,
depress the lock-off button and pull the switch trigger.
Release the switch trigger to stop.
1
2
1
► 1. Lever
Sighting
► 1. Switch trigger 2. Lock-off button
A B
1
NOTICE: Do not pull the switch trigger hard
without pressing in the lock-off button. This can
cause switch breakage.
► 1. Base
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Speed adjusting dial
The tool speed can be adjusted by turning the adjusting
dial. The speed of the blade rotation increases as you
increase the number on the speed adjusting dial.
1
ASSEMBLY
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is
switched off and the battery cartridge is removed
before carrying out any work on the tool.
Hex wrench storage
When not in use, store the hex wrench as shown in the
figure to keep it from being lost.
► 1. Speed adjusting dial
Refer to the table to select the proper speed for the
workpiece to be cut. However, the appropriate speed
may differ with the type or thickness of the workpiece. In
general, higher speeds will allow you to cut workpieces
faster but the service life of the blade will be reduced.
Number
Blade rotating speed per
minute (min-1)
1
2,500 min-1
2
2,900 min-1
3
3,900 min-1
4
4,900 min-1
5
-1
6,300 min
1
► 1. Hex wrench
Removing or installing circular saw
blade
CAUTION: Be sure the circular saw blade is
installed with teeth pointing up at the front of the
tool.
CAUTION: Use only the Makita wrench to
install or remove the circular saw blade.
CAUTION: The speed adjusting dial is not
for using low speed rated saw blades but for
obtaining a speed which is suitable to material of
workpiece. Use only saw blades which are rated
for at least the maximum no load speed stated in
the SPECIFICATIONS.
To remove the circular saw blade:
1. Depress the lock-off button and lower the handle
a little. Turn the locking lever and lower the handle until
the lock pin fits in the hole.
NOTICE: The speed adjusting dial can be turned
only as far as 5 and back to 1. Do not force it past
5 or 1, or the speed adjusting function may no
longer work.
Electronic function
The tools equipped with electronic function are easy to
operate because of the following features.
Overload protector
When the tool is overloaded and current flows above
a certain level, the tool automatically stops to protect
motor.
Constant speed control
Electronic speed control for obtaining constant speed.
Possible to get fine finish, because the rotating speed is
kept constant even under load condition.
Soft start feature
Soft start because of suppressed starting shock.
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1
1
2
3
4
2
3
4
► 1. Hex bolt 2. Outer flange 3. Inner flange
4. Circular saw blade
WARNING: If the inner flange is removed, be
sure to install it on the spindle. When installing,
choose a correct side on which protrusion fits
into the saw blade hole perfectly. Mounting the
blade on the wrong side can result in the dangerous
vibration.
► 1. Lock-off button 2. Locking lever 3. Lock pin
4. Hole for lock pin
2. Press the shaft lock fully so that the blade cannot
revolve and use the hex wrench to loosen the hex bolt.
3
4
To install the circular saw blade, follow the removal
procedure in reverse. Depress the lock-off button to
release the lock pin from the hole.
WARNING: BE SURE TO TIGHTEN THE HEX
BOLT SECURELY. Also be careful not to tighten
the bolt forcibly. Slipping your hand from the hex
wrench can cause a personal injury.
2
Blade guard cleaning
1
When changing the circular saw blade, make sure to
also clean the blade guard of accumulated sawdust as
discussed in the Maintenance section. Such efforts do
not replace the need to check guard operation before
each use.
► 1. Shaft lock 2. Hex wrench 3. Tighten 4. Loosen
3. Remove the hex bolt, outer flange, and circular
saw blade.
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Connecting a vacuum cleaner
Optional accessory
When you wish to perform clean cutting operation,
connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to your tool. Connect
a hose of the vacuum cleaner to the dust nozzle using
the front cuff 24.
1
2
3
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 circular saw blade. Set the base on the workpiece
to be cut without the circular saw blade making any
contact. Then push in the lock-off button and pull the
switch trigger. Wait until the circular saw blade attains
full speed. Now press down the saw head slowly to the
preset depth of cut and 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 circular saw blade and lead to dangerous kickback
and possible serious injury. Release the switch, wait
for the circular saw blade to stop and then withdraw
the tool. Realign the tool on new cut line, and start
cut again. Attempt to avoid positioning which exposes
operator to chips and wood dust being ejected from the
saw. Use eye protection to help avoid injury.
Guide rail
► 1. Hose of the vacuum cleaner 2. Front cuff 24
3. Dust nozzle
Optional accessory
Place the tool on the rear end of guide rail. Turn two
adjusting screws on the tool base so that the tool slides
smoothly without a clatter. Hold both the front grip and
rear handle of the tool firmly. Turn on the tool, press
down the tool to the preset cutting depth and cut the
splinterguard along the full length with a stroke. Now
the edge of the splinterguard corresponds to the cutting
edge.
OPERATION
CAUTION: 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.
CAUTION: Never approach any part of your
body under the tool base when section cutting,
especially at starting. Doing so may cause serious personal injuries. The blade is exposed under
the tool base.
NOTE: When the battery cartridge temperature is
low, the tool may not work to its full capacity. At this
time, for example, use the tool for a light-duty cut for
a while until the battery cartridge warms up as high
as room temperature. Then, the tool can work to its
full capacity.
1
Section cutting (ordinary sawing)
► 1. Adjusting screws
When bevel cutting with the guide rail, use the slide
lever to prevent the tool from falling over.
Move the slide lever on the tool base in the direction
of arrow so that it engages the undercut groove in the
guide rail.
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1
1
► 1. Slide lever
2
Sub base (Guide rule)
1
Optional accessory
By using the sub base as a guide rule, you can perform
extra-accurate straight cuts. Loosen the clamping
screws and slide the sub base out from the tool then
insert it upside down.
1
► 1. Clamping screw 2. Sub base
Plunge cutting (Cutting-out)
WARNING: To avoid a kickback, be sure to
observe the following instructions.
1
1
2
► 1. Rear edge of tool base 2. Fixed stop
2
When using the tool without guide rail, place the tool on
the workpiece with the rear edge of tool base against a
fixed stop or equivalent which is devised by an operator.
When using the tool with guide rail, place the tool on the
guide rail with the rear edge of tool base against a fixed
stop or equivalent which is clamped on the guide rail.
Hold the tool firmly with one hand on the front grip and
the other on the tool handle. Then push in the lock-off
button and turn the tool on and wait until the blade
attains full speed. Now press down the saw head slowly
to the preset depth of cut and simply move the tool
forward to the desired plunge position.
► 1. Clamping screw 2. Sub base
NOTE: The markings on the side of the blade guard
show the front and rear cutting points of the saw
blade at the maximum cutting depth when using the
guide rail.
Simply slide the fence of the sub base snugly against
the side of the workpiece and secure it in position with
the clamping screws. It also makes repeated cuts of
uniform width possible.
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1.
Installing the wireless unit
2.
Tool registration for the vacuum cleaner
3.
Starting the wireless activation function
Installing the wireless unit
2
1
Optional accessory
CAUTION: Place the tool on a flat and stable
surface when installing the wireless unit.
NOTICE: Clean the dust and dirt on the tool
before installing the wireless unit. Dust or dirt
may cause malfunction if it comes into the slot of the
wireless unit.
NOTICE: To prevent the malfunction caused by
► 1. Front cutting point 2. Rear cutting point
static, touch a static discharging material, such
as a metal part of the tool, before picking up the
wireless unit.
Guide device
NOTICE: When installing the wireless unit,
Optional accessory
Use of the bevel guide allows exact miter cuts with
angles and fitting works.
Use of the clamp ensures firm hold of workpiece on the
table.
always be sure that the wireless unit is inserted
in the correct direction and the lid is completely
closed.
1.
Open the lid on the tool as shown in the figure.
WIRELESS ACTIVATION
FUNCTION
For DSP601 only
What you can do with the wireless
activation function
The wireless activation function enables clean and comfortable operation. By connecting a supported vacuum
cleaner to the tool, you can run the vacuum cleaner
automatically along with the switch operation of the tool.
1
► 1. Lid
2. Insert the wireless unit to the slot and then close
the lid.
When inserting the wireless unit, align the projections
with the recessed portions on the slot.
1
3
2
To use the wireless activation function, prepare following items:
•
A wireless unit (optional accessory)
•
A vacuum cleaner which supports the wireless
activation function
4
► 1. Wireless unit 2. Projection 3. Lid 4. Recessed
portion
The overview of the wireless activation function
setting is as follows. Refer to each section for detail
procedures.
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When removing the wireless unit, open the lid slowly.
The hooks on the back of the lid will lift the wireless unit
as you pull up the lid.
1
1
2
3
► 1. Stand-by switch
3. Press the wireless activation button on the vacuum cleaner for 3 seconds until the wireless activation
lamp blinks in green. And then press the wireless activation button on the tool in the same way.
► 1. Wireless unit 2. Hook 3. Lid
After removing the wireless unit, keep it in the supplied
case or a static-free container.
1
NOTICE: Always use the hooks on the back of
2
the lid when removing the wireless unit. If the
hooks do not catch the wireless unit, close the lid
completely and open it slowly again.
Tool registration for the vacuum
cleaner
NOTE: A Makita vacuum cleaner supporting the
wireless activation function is required for the tool
registration.
1
2
NOTE: Finish installing the wireless unit to the tool
before starting the tool registration.
NOTE: During the tool registration, do not pull the
switch trigger or turn on the power switch on the
vacuum cleaner.
NOTE: Refer to the instruction manual of the vacuum
cleaner, too.
If you wish to activate the vacuum cleaner along with
the switch operation of the tool, finish the tool registration beforehand.
► 1. Wireless activation button 2. Wireless activation
lamp
1. Install the batteries to the vacuum cleaner and the
tool.
If the vacuum cleaner and the tool are linked successfully, the wireless activation lamps will light up in green
for 2 seconds and start blinking in blue.
2. Set the stand-by switch on the vacuum cleaner to
"AUTO".
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NOTE: The wireless activation lamps finish blinking
in green after 20 seconds elapsed. Press the wireless
activation button on the tool while the wireless activation lamp on the cleaner is blinking. If the wireless
activation lamp does not blink in green, push the wireless activation button briefly and hold it down again.
4. Push the wireless activation button on the tool
briefly. The wireless activation lamp will blink in blue.
NOTE: When performing two or more tool registrations for one vacuum cleaner, finish the tool registration one by one.
1
2
Starting the wireless activation
function
NOTE: Finish the tool registration for the vacuum
cleaner prior to the wireless activation.
NOTE: Refer to the instruction manual of the vacuum
cleaner, too.
After registering a tool to the vacuum cleaner, the
vacuum cleaner will automatically runs along with the
switch operation of the tool.
1.
► 1. Wireless activation button 2. Wireless activation
lamp
Install the wireless unit to the tool.
5. Pull the switch trigger of the tool. Check if the
vacuum cleaner runs while the switch trigger is being
pulled.
2. Connect the hose of the vacuum cleaner with the
tool.
To stop the wireless activation of the vacuum cleaner,
push the wireless activation button on the tool.
NOTE: The wireless activation lamp on the tool will
stop blinking in blue when there is no operation for
2 hours. In this case, set the stand-by switch on the
vacuum cleaner to "AUTO" and push the wireless
activation button on the tool again.
NOTE: The vacuum cleaner starts/stops with a delay.
There is a time lag when the vacuum cleaner detects
a switch operation of the tool.
NOTE: The transmission distance of the wireless unit
may vary depending on the location and surrounding
circumstances.
3. Set the stand-by switch on the vacuum cleaner to
"AUTO".
NOTE: When two or more tools are registered to one
vacuum cleaner, the vacuum cleaner may start running even if you don't pull the switch trigger because
an other user is using the wireless activation function.
1
► 1. Stand-by switch
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Description of the wireless activation lamp status
1
► 1. Wireless activation lamp
The wireless activation lamp shows the status of the wireless activation function. Refer to the table below for the
meaning of the lamp status.
Status
Wireless activation lamp
On
Standby
Description
Duration
Color
Blinking
Blue
2 hours
When
the tool is
running.
Tool
registration
Green
Red
Others
Red
Off
The wireless activation of the vacuum cleaner is available and the
tool is running.
20 seconds Ready for the tool registration. Waiting for the registration by the
vacuum cleaner.
2 seconds
Cancelling
tool
registration
The wireless activation of the vacuum cleaner is available. The
lamp will automatically turn off when no operation is performed
for 2 hours.
The tool registration has been finished. The wireless activation
lamp will start blinking in blue.
20 seconds Ready for the cancellation of the tool registration. Waiting for the
cancellation by the vacuum cleaner.
-
2 seconds
The cancellation of the tool registration has been finished. The
wireless activation lamp will start blinking in blue.
3 seconds
The power is supplied to the wireless unit and the wireless activation function is starting up.
-
The wireless activation of the vacuum cleaner is stopped.
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If the cancellation is performed successfully, the wireless activation lamps will light up in red for 2 seconds
and start blinking in blue.
Cancelling tool registration for the
vacuum cleaner
Perform the following procedure when cancelling the
tool registration for the vacuum cleaner.
1. Install the batteries to the vacuum cleaner and the
tool.
2. Set the stand-by switch on the vacuum cleaner to
"AUTO".
NOTE: The wireless activation lamps finish blinking in
red after 20 seconds elapsed. Press the wireless activation button on the tool while the wireless activation
lamp on the cleaner is blinking. If the wireless activation lamp does not blink in red, push the wireless
activation button briefly and hold it down again.
1
► 1. Stand-by switch
3. Press the wireless activation button on the vacuum cleaner for 6 seconds. The wireless activation
lamp blinks in green and then become red. After that,
press the wireless activation button on the tool in the
same way.
1
2
1
2
► 1. Wireless activation button 2. Wireless activation
lamp
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Troubleshooting for wireless activation function
Before asking for repairs, conduct your own inspection first. If you find a problem that is not explained in the manual,
do not attempt to dismantle the tool. Instead, ask Makita Authorized Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts for repairs.
State of abnormality
Probable cause (malfunction)
Remedy
The wireless activation lamp does
not light/blink.
The wireless unit is not installed into
the tool.
The wireless unit is improperly installed
into the tool.
Install the wireless unit correctly.
The terminal of the wireless unit and/or
the slot is dirty.
Gently wipe off dust and dirt on the terminal of the
wireless unit and clean the slot.
The wireless activation button on the
tool has not been pushed.
Push the wireless activation button on the tool
briefly.
The stand-by switch on the vacuum
cleaner is not set to "AUTO".
Set the stand-by switch on the vacuum cleaner to
"AUTO".
No power supply
Supply the power to the tool and the vacuum
cleaner.
The wireless unit is not installed into
the tool.
The wireless unit is improperly installed
into the tool.
Install the wireless unit correctly.
The terminal of the wireless unit and/or
the slot is dirty.
Gently wipe off dust and dirt on the terminal of the
wireless unit and clean the slot.
The stand-by switch on the vacuum
cleaner is not set to "AUTO".
Set the stand-by switch on the vacuum cleaner to
"AUTO".
No power supply
Supply the power to the tool and the vacuum
cleaner.
Incorrect operation
Push the wireless activation button briefly and
perform the tool registration/cancellation procedures
again.
The tool and vacuum cleaner is away
from each other (out of the transmission
range).
Get the tool and vacuum cleaner closer to each
other. The maximum transmission distance is
approximately 10 m however it may vary according
to the circumstances.
Before finishing the tool registration/
cancellation;
- the switch trigger on the tool is pulled
or;
- the power button on the vacuum
cleaner is turned on.
Push the wireless activation button briefly and
perform the tool registration/cancellation procedures
again.
The tool registration procedures for the
tool or vacuum cleaner has not finished.
Perform the tool registration procedures for both the
tool and the vacuum cleaner at the same timing.
Radio disturbance by other appliances
which generate high-intensity radio
waves.
Keep the tool and vacuum cleaner away from the
appliances such as Wi-Fi devices and microwave
ovens.
Cannot finish tool registration / cancelling tool registration successfully.
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State of abnormality
Probable cause (malfunction)
Remedy
The vacuum cleaner does not run
along with the switch operation of
the tool.
The wireless unit is not installed into
the tool.
The wireless unit is improperly installed
into the tool.
Install the wireless unit correctly.
The terminal of the wireless unit and/or
the slot is dirty.
Gently wipe off dust and dirt on the terminal of the
wireless unit and clean the slot.
The wireless activation button on the
tool has not been pushed.
Push the wireless activation button briefly and make
sure that the wireless activation lamp is blinking
in blue.
The stand-by switch on the vacuum
cleaner is not set to "AUTO".
Set the stand-by switch on the vacuum cleaner to
"AUTO".
More than 10 tools are registered to the
vacuum cleaner.
Perform the tool registration again.
If more than 10 tools are registered to the vacuum
cleaner, the tool registered earliest will be cancelled
automatically.
The vacuum cleaner erased all tool
registrations.
Perform the tool registration again.
No power supply
Supply the power to the tool and the vacuum
cleaner.
The tool and vacuum cleaner is away
from each other (out of the transmission
range).
Get the tool and vacuum cleaner closer each other.
The maximum transmission distance is approximately 10 m however it may vary according to the
circumstances.
Radio disturbance by other appliances
which generate high-intensity radio
waves.
Keep the tool and vacuum cleaner away from the
appliances such as Wi-Fi devices and microwave
ovens.
Other users are using the wireless
activation of the vacuum cleaner with
their tools.
Turn off the wireless activation button of the other
tools or cancel the tool registration of the other
tools.
The vacuum cleaner runs while the
tool's switch trigger is not pulled.
Adjusting 0°-cut and 45°-cut
accuracy
MAINTENANCE
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is
switched off and the battery cartridge is removed
before attempting to perform inspection or
maintenance.
NOTICE: Do not engage the levers for -1° bevel
angle when adjusting 0°-cut accuracy.
NOTICE: Do not engage the lever for 48° bevel
angle when adjusting 45°-cut accuracy.
CAUTION: Clean out the guard to ensure
there is no accumulated sawdust which may
impede the operation of the guarding system. A
dirty guarding system may limit the proper operation
which could result in serious personal injury. The
most effective way to accomplish this cleaning is with
compressed air. If the dust is being blown out of
the guard, be sure the proper eye and breathing
protection is used.
These adjustments have been made at the factory.
But if they are off, you can adjust them as the following
procedures.
1. Slightly loosen the clamping screws on the front
and rear of the tool.
2.
Adjust the blade angle.
NOTICE: Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner,
alcohol or the like. Discoloration, deformation or
cracks may result.
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OPTIONAL
ACCESSORIES
0°
1
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.
45°
If you need any assistance for more details regarding these accessories, ask your local Makita Service
Center.
•
Circular saw blade
•
Sub base
•
Hex wrench
•
Guide rail
•
Bevel guide
•
Clamp
•
Sheet
•
Rubber sheet
•
Position sheet
•
Wireless unit (for DSP601)
•
Makita genuine battery and charger
1
► 1. Triangular rule
To adjust the 0°-cut accuracy, make the base perpendicular to the blade using a triangular rule, square rule,
etc. by turning the adjusting bolt.
NOTE: Some items in the list may be included in the
tool package as standard accessories. They may
differ from country to country.
1
► 1. Adjusting bolt for 0°-cut
To adjust the 45°-cut accuracy, make the base 45° to
the blade using a triangular rule by turning the adjusting
bolt.
1
► 1. Adjusting bolt for 45°-cut
3.
Tighten the clamping screws and make a test cut.
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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Makita Corporation
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Anjo, Aichi 446-8502 Japan
www.makita.com
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