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Makita drop saw is very tight when dropping

Does this need grease and is there a grease nipple or screw which can be removed . If so, what sort of grease or is it oil would you need??

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    David Ford May 11, 2010

    Yes it does need periodic maintenance and no there is no grease nipple. I would suggest going to and typing in your model number to look at a breakdown before you attempt this on your own. You can look at a breakdown and also a owners manual. To regrease this tool requires some partial disassembly. Let me know If you need any more help



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I assume when you say drop saw you mean miter box. The bearing and spring are direct targets for debris that is not discharged through the discharge part near the top of saw. Usually sawdust , sap and general dirt can get the hinge/bearing/spring all clogged up. Clean it as best you can with an old toothbrush and then spray with a good quality liquid grease available at a hardware store or Lowes.

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