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Bought it at auction. Runs fine, blades sharp, feeds fine. But doesn't seem to cut. Like the head isn't contacting the wood. What do I do?

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The blades may not be positioned correctly in the cutting head. Check and adjust as necessary. The Makita Website may provide the information you need for this.

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If you are using tungsten tipped blades. they are extremely sharp and create their own clearance so that the disc proper does not come in contact with the wood being cut and should not cause burning. If you have a conventional blade, the teeth have a set on them - one bent left, the next right etc. This is to once again create the necessary clearance for the disc and reduce loads on it - and to prevent burning.

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