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LS1216 is stuck on a bevel

I just took it out of the box, and turned it to the 22.5 degree bevel, and it's STUCK there. I've tried and tried to depress the unlocking button back there, tried fooling with the locking lever, and it's just stuck. I just shelled out a LOT of money for this thing, and it screws up right out of the box.

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SOURCE: bevel locking lever won't tighten

It looks like that handle should be able to pull straight off the end of the shaft once you remove the screw. See this exploded parts view: http://www.makita.com/en-us/Assets/images/Products/_PartsBreakdowns/PB_2703.pdf

My experience with them is that people tend to get frustrated and abandon the lock lever and just run the saw "loose". Scary as it sounds, I've seen it on more than one site.

Anyway, I don't have a fix for you if you can't get the handle off to re-position it.
Makita does have a tech support line if you want to give it a try. Otherwise, you may have to shell out a few bucks to one of their service centers. We used to have a great one in Albuquerque, but it's now defunct. People don't seem to repair tools like they used to...
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Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my LS1216 slide compound miter saws mitering table

Hello stella....... There is a locking mechanism on the miter saw to lock it on whatever setting you require. loosen that locking mechanism and the saw should move for you. Here is a schematic of the parts so you can see exactly which parts are involved

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Makita-Parts/Saw-Parts/Model-LS1220/1339/0744300/P8100100/00002?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

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SOURCE: JR3050T blade lock lever is stuck

i lossened the screw on the guard and the lock returned to the lock position and thanthe screw that is the bib screw

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