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Makita LS1013 saw head is frozen tight and will not move down freely to cut position How is the head disassembled from the body of the tool?

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With problems like this, I would always recommend getting in touch with your local Makita service agent, details of which will be on the Makita website, then using the dealer locator tab.
However, before thinking about taking the head off, have you checked all other options. Does the lock pin have free movement and is it well clear of the cast arm? Is the guard and guard release system working properly. The arm will not lower if the guard isn't retracting properly. You should also make sure the cutting arm linkage and spring are clean and lubed (WD40 should be fine). The arm is under tension due to the return spring so make sure that is secured/removed first, then remove the pivot pin and the arm should come away. Click here for a diagram, the spring is on page 1, position 13 and the pivot pin etc is on page 2, pos 85/86/87/96/95. The guard and associated parts are also on page 1.

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Could be a bearing problem. If the bearings are dry and seizing up they will hinder the motor speed. Alternatively, if they are worn and allowing lateral movement in the motor the armature will rub against the field windings when it all magnatizes (sp?). I would investigate bearings before electrics. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Go to and in the header type in your model number and just follow thru till you can download a parts breakdown with exploded view of the guard. Just lay parts out in the order you see them and its not hard to reassemble. Might I ask what happened to guard? If you stilll have problems let me know and I will help. If I have helped you with your request would you please rate this response accordingly. Thank you.

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Look at the pivot point on the rear of the miter saw for the push/pull locking pin. The pin is there so you can lock the saw in the down position for easier carrying. To unlock the saw, simply pull the locking pin out (Makita calls this the "stopper pin"). Then you can use the saw and easily raise and lower it for cutting.

As you might find it helpful to have, I have included a link from the Makita web site for a free copy of the owners manual that you can print or save for future use and reference. It has some handy info on use and care of your saw.

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dust and debris get under the plate; remove the fence from the base and the lock mechanism from the plate; flip saw over and remove the retaining nut from the spindle, the base should pull easily away from the plate.thoroughly clean the bottom of the plate and the top of the base and check for/remove any imperfections in either with emory cloth. use a mineral oil based lubricant when reassembling and be careful not to overtighten the retaining nut.blow out the base after use with an air gun and lube lightly after each day's use to avoid this in the future

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