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How do you ulock the saw to pull up the blade so you can put the wood underneath to cut

I need to know how to unlock the blade so that i can put the wood under it so i can cut it. It is for the makita ls1011 miter saw

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Push down gently on the arm and reach around to the rear of saw with your right hand and pull retainer pin the arm should release and allow usuage of your saw.

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