Question about Makita 10" Miter Saw LS1030N
Please assist....How do I change saw blade on my Makita LS1040.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the blade changed but it was going "in and out" in a rhythmic fashion and I couldn't figure out why. I finally realized I had installed it BACKWARDS - the teeth were facing the wrong way. I might have realized this sooner but I hadn't tried to cut anything - the noise and visual was so alarming that I just shut it off (fortunately).
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
what spring? do you mean the one in the guard? if so you don;t have to remove it to change the blade, give me the exact model number or you can go to makitatools.com and download a breakdown that shows the reassembly of the guard, it is not that hard, and also you can download an owners manual that shows the proper blade replacement procedure.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
lay the spring into the plastic safety cover, you will see a catch for one portion of the spring, the cover plate goes over it and there is a tab on it to catch the loose end and then the center plate which screws on to hold everything in place, check by turning the plate that holds it onto the saw for free movement. You can go to makitausa.com and in the header area on the right type in your model number ls1030n and you can download or look at a breakdown to see what I am talking about. Let me know if you need more assistance, just found your question.
Posted on May 04, 2011
If you want to replace the plastic cover there is a screw towards the front of the saw that must be removed and then the bolt at the back loosened and the guard will pull off. If you need more info get back to me with the other questions and I will try and help
Posted on Jul 12, 2011
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