Makita is committed to your safety. MSDS documents found on this website summarises our best knowledge of the health and safety hazard information of the specified product and how to safely handle the specified product in the workplace, however Makita Australia expressly disclaims that the MSDS document is a representation or guarantee of the chemical specifications for the specified product. Each user should read the MSDS and consider the information in the context of how the selected product will be handled and used in the workplace including its use in conjunction with other products.
If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriate risk assessment can be made, the user should contact us.
Each saw features a sealed transparent dust collection box that can be used with and without a vacuum attachment. Three saws have been developed for three different cutting applications - wood, metal and fibre cement! Saw identification is made easy with colour coded dust collection boxes! Makita's commitment to incorporating safety into power tools is evident in a number of new releases. Operator safety and cordless convenience are offered in Makita's new range of cordless-dustless saws.
For your own safety and best tool performance, please read the safety and operating procedures listed in the instruction manual accompanying each tool.
When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury including the following:
- KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN.
Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
- CONSIDER WORK AREA ENVIRONMENT.
Don't use power tools in damp wet locations. Keep work area well lit. Don't expose power tools to rain. Don't use tool in presence of flammable liquids gasses.
- KEEP CHILDREN AWAY.
All visitors should be kept away from work area. Don't let visitors contact tool or extension cord.
- STORE IDLE TOOLS.
When not in use, tools should be stored in dry, and high or locked-up place - out of reach of children.
- DON'T FORCE A TOOL.
It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was intended.
- USE THE RIGHT TOOL.
Don't force small tool or attachment to do the job of a heavy-duty tool. Don't use tool for purpose not intended.
- DRESS PROPERLY.
Don't wear loose clothing or jewelery. They can be caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves and non-skid footware are recommended when working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
- USE SAFETY GLASSES.
Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty.
- DON'T ABUSE THE POWER CORD.
Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
- SECURE YOUR WORK.
Use clamps or a vice to hold work. It's safer than using your hand and it frees both hands to operate tool.
- DON'T OVERREACH.
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
- MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE.
Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect tool cords periodically and if damaged, have repaired by authorised service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil grease.
- DISCONNECT TOOLS.
When not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories, such as blades, bits, cutters.
- REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
- AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Don't carry plugged-in tool with finger on switch. Be sure switch is OFF when plugging in.
- OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS.
When tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords intended for outdoors and so marked.
- STAY ALERT.
Watch what you are doing, use common sense. Don't operate tool when you are tired.
- CHECK DAMAGED PARTS.
Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorised service centre unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. Have defective switches replaced by authorised service centre. Don't use tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
- GUARD AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces. For example: pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerator, enclosures.
- REPLACEMENT PARTS.
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
- VOLTAGE WARNING.
Before connecting the tool to a power source (receptacle, outlet, etc.) be sure the voltage supplied is the same as that specified on the name plate of the tool. A power source with voltage greater than that specified for the tool can result in SERIOUS INJURY to the user - as well as damage to the tool. If in doubt, DO NOT PLUG IN THE TOOL. Using a power source with voltage less than the name plate rating is harmful to the motor.