20 Most Recent Makita 10" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Light LS1013F Questions & Answers

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How do I replace the safety guard for the blade?

Screws position 101 and 102 unscrew Makita LS1013FL Compound Miter Saw Parts
4/2/2016 5:24:30 PM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Apr 02, 2016
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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.
3/20/2015 9:19:03 AM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Mar 20, 2015
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Can I bypass (hotwire) the controller on my Makita ls1013 Miter saw?

Not a good idea. Miter saw are too dangerous to be altering them in any way.
10/27/2014 4:36:09 AM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Oct 27, 2014
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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.
8/10/2014 11:21:40 PM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Aug 10, 2014
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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.
4/28/2014 5:45:00 PM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Apr 28, 2014
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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.
1/4/2013 5:38:01 AM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Jan 04, 2013
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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
12/4/2011 2:31:57 AM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Dec 04, 2011
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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.
5/8/2011 2:28:08 AM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on May 08, 2011
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How do I replace the spildle that the blade

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/schematic.cgi/makita/LS1013/

The above link, is a complete exploded parts diagram. Below is a generic How to replace the spindle & bearings.
http://www.woodworkforums.com/f170/replacing-spindle-bearings-127932/

You will need to lock, the spindle, and use a puller, and maybe even heat to get it apart depending on how worn damage etc?
below is a wiki for another type but may help?
http://wiki.owwm.com/Default.aspx?Page=1214ArborBearings&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

A spindle repair service below.
http://www.gtsaz.com/Spindle_Rebuild_Repair.html
4/11/2011 11:55:49 PM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Apr 11, 2011
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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.
3/20/2011 3:29:54 PM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Mar 20, 2011
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Makiata

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
2/1/2011 9:28:29 PM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Feb 01, 2011
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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
1/26/2011 1:48:35 AM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Jan 26, 2011
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I need a user manual

try manualsonline. used them before, pretty handy. good luck!
11/6/2010 5:21:13 PM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Nov 06, 2010
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My guard gets stuck when i cut a piece of wood,it

The pivot is probably full of pitch or other debris. Clean with turpentine if you work with pine or other resinous woods.
6/22/2010 12:05:00 AM • Makita 10" Dual... • Answered on Jun 22, 2010
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