Question about Saws
there should be a safety latch on the right ..down by the base or at the back you should have to press down on the saw to release it.hope that helps..
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
SOURCE: Locking mechanism on miter saw.
Push down on the handle . Facing the saw there is a spring loaded pin on the left rear side , right at the pivot point , pull out on it and raise the handle to the up position.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
Look at the pivot point on the rear of the miter saw for the push/pull locking pin. The pin is there so you can lock the saw in the down position for easier carrying. To unlock the saw, simply pull the locking pin out (Makita calls this the "stopper pin"). Then you can use the saw and easily raise and lower it for cutting.
As you might find it helpful to have, I have included a link from the Makita web site for a free copy of the owners manual that you can print or save for future use and reference. It has some handy info on use and care of your saw.
Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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