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Makita LS1030 miter saw, base doesn't rotate as freely as it should

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  • mchlmckee May 11, 2010

    Removed the fence and blade kerf guides to access retaining bolt in center of turntable. Removed turntable and motor assembly. Cleaned all surfaces of old grease and relubed, reassembled and it now moves freely as it did when new.



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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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  • Walt B Jan 13, 2015

    My older Makita LS1030 (not LS 1030N) does not have a retaining nut on the bottom, like the 1030N. It is different than the "1030N" in the parts diagram. I cannot get the turn base/plate separated from the base. I've squirted penetrating oil, without success to date. Any suggestions?



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