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I purchased the Makita LC1230 Cold Cut Saw today, when I took it out of the box I noticed the box bottom was covered in an Oily Substance The leak appeared to be coming from the main body of the saw.

I immediately took it back to the shop they were going to swap it with another LC1230, that was sitting on display, but that also had a pool of oil which had leaked from the main body onto the base plate. I wouldn't think this normal but hey I could be wrong, any advice? Thanks in advance.

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