20 Most Recent
Questions & Answers
Saw jammed on wood and stopped. Will not run now. 110V model. How can I test to see if controller is blown?
Hi,there are electricle screwdriver on the market,(Homebase)
you can use this screwdriver to see ware the brake in the power is.
all you do is plug your saw in switch on hold one end of the screwdriver and just move the other end up the cable it will show a red light,if the light gose out then that is ware the brake in the power is so there will be your problem.
I hope this was some help.
this is a great tool that means you can find a falt without takeing every thing appart,its used for other things to which is great,worth a look.
Makita miter saw has no power
Disconnect it from the wall outlet. Use a VOM set to continuity (i.e ohms) connect one lead to each of the power cords. Depress the start switch. If switch and circuits are good you should get either a low reading or just 0.0. IF you get no reading or really high reading the unit has an internal fault and more troubleshooting will have to be done.
Makitatools.com need manual
Go to www.makitatools.com/en-us/Modules/Home/Default.aspx and put your model number in the search box at the top. You can open a PDF for the manual or parts breakdown.
Saw stops at predetermined stops but wont lock anywhere else
If the handle wont lock down the linkage could be out of adjustment. Look under it and you can see how the linkage works pretty easily or if it's broken. You can view a breakdown and makita.com or call Makita direct at 1-800-462-5482. they can direct you to tech from there.
Recalibrating the angles
look on top of fencesee 4 holes loosen 4 bolts (probably hex wrench) and fence will loosen alsoframing square against loose fence and lowered blade (to calibrate square)tighten fence,... square to blade
I have a hard time
OK here is what you got, unplug saw and remove the fence. then remove the kerf boards and you will find a 13MM hex nut in the recess, remove it and pull the 2 parts apart. what you will find is where the castings have rubbed together causing your problem.. clean all the dirt from the area and use a VERY fine sandpaper to smooth the surfaces, after that clean the 2 wear plates, apply a light coat of grease to all mating surfaces nd set the table assembly back on, you might have to pull the handle that allows it to rotate, snug the hex nut until the table won't wiggle and the travel is smooth and then reinstall the kerf boards and realign the fence to square it up again.
Promblem with Makita 1013 ajusting
Just found your problem, what you need to do it unplug tool and get a good square. Set the blade at 0deg. and then put the square on the left side of the blade to check it. If it is out of square you would need to loosen the fence bolts (13MM) and adjust the fence, snug bolts on the left side and move your square to the right and recheck and then snug the bolts there, I always recheck the fence to ensure it is square and not moved before tightening the bolts fully. If the head is out there are bolts on the pivot that need to be adjusted and again recheck. If you go to Makitausa.com you can download an owners manual with instructions on what to do. Let me know if you still have problems.
there should be a release knob or switch on the rail (the part that slides) of the saw. There shouldn't be really any moving parts there , so if you see a little knob loosen it to see if it slides. Good Luck
How to adjust saw to
I would go to Makitausa.com and download a manual. what you have aproblem with is either a bent fence or just misalignment. simply all you need is a good square, put the head at 0 degree and check to see if out, making sure not to put square on the teeth of the blade, if it is out there are 4 13mm bolts that hold fence in place loosen them and starting from the left side put it at the exact dead nut. snug the bolt and then check the right side. I usually check them 3 times for accuracy when you are confident snug all the bolts and recheck. Let me know if you need more assistance
Not finding what you are looking for?