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makita DLS600 Cordless Compound Miter Saw

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SPECIFICATIONS

Model: DLS600
Blade diameter 165 mm
Hole (arbor) diameter 20 mm
Max. miter angle Left 52°, Right 52°
Max. bevel angle Left 45° (46° when using release lever), Right 45° (46° when using release lever)
No load speed 5,000 min-1
Laser type Red Laser 650 nm, Maximum output               1.6mW ( Laser Class 2M )
Dimensions (L x W x H) 340 mm x 400 mm x 440 mm
Rated voltage D.C. 18 V
Standard battery cartridge BL1815N / BL1820 / BL1820B / BL1830 / BL1830B / BL1840 / BL1840B / BL1850 / BL1850B / BL1860B
Charger DC18RC / DC18RD / DC18SD / DC18SE / DC18SF
Net weight 6.3 – 6.6 kg
Max. Cutting capacities (H x W) with blade 165 mm
Miter angle Bevel angle
45° (left) 45° (right)
30 mm x 92 mm 46 mm x 92 mm 15 mm x 92 mm
45° (left and right) 30 mm x 65 mm 46 mm x 65 mm 15 mm x 65 mm
  • Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change without notice.
  •  Specifications and battery cartridge may differ from country to country.
  • The weight may differ depending on the attachment(s), including the battery cartridge. The lightest and heaviest combinations, according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2014, are shown in the table.

Intended use

The tool is intended for accurate straight and miter cutting in wood. With appropriate saw blades, aluminum can also be sawed.
Do not use the saw to cut other than wood, aluminum or similar materials.

Noise

The typical A-weighted noise level determined according to EN62841:

  • Sound pressure level (LpA) : 90 dB(A)
  • Sound power level (LWA) : 97 dB (A)
  • Uncertainty (K) : 3 dB(A)

NOTE: The declared noise emission value(s) has been measured in accordance with a standard test method and may be used for comparing one tool with another.
NOTE: The declared noise emission value(s) may also be used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: Wear ear protection.
WARNING: The noise emission during actual use of the power tool can differ from the declared value(s) depending on the ways in which the tool is used especially what kind of workpiece is processed.
WARNING: Be sure to identify safety measures to protect the operator that are based on an estimation of exposure in the actual conditions of use (taking account of all parts of the operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time).

Vibration

The vibration total value (tri-axial vector sum) deter-mined according to EN62841:
Vibration emission (ah) : 2.5 m/s2 or less Uncertainty (K) : 1.5 m/s2

NOTE: The declared vibration total value(s) has been measured in accordance with a standard test method and may be used for comparing one tool with another.
NOTE: The declared vibration total value(s) may also be used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: The vibration emission during actual use of the power tool can differ from the declared value(s) depending on the ways in which the tool is used especially what kind of workpiece is processed.
WARNING: Be sure to identify safety measures to protect the operator that are based on an estimation of exposure in the actual conditions of use (taking account of all parts of the operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time).

EC Declaration of Conformity

For European countries only
The EC declaration of conformity is included as Annex A to this instruction manual.

SAFETY WARNINGS

General power tool safety warnings

WARNING: Read all safety warnings, instructions, illustrations and specifications provided with this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.

Safety instructions for mitre saws
  1. Mitre saws are intended to cut wood or wood-like products, they cannot be used with abrasive cut-off wheels for cutting ferrous material such as bars, rods, studs, etc. Abrasive dust causes moving parts such as the lower guard to jam. Sparks from abrasive cutting will burn the lower guard, the kerf insert and other plastic parts.
  2. Use clamps to support the workpiece whenever possible. If supporting the workpiece by hand, you must always keep your hand at least 100 mm from either side of the saw blade. Do not use this saw to cut pieces that are too small to be securely clamped or held by hand. If your hand is placed too close to the saw blade, there is an increased risk of injury from blade contact.
  3.  The workpiece must be stationary and clamped or held against both the fence and the table. Do not feed the workpiece into the blade or cut “freehand” in any way. Unrestrained
    or moving workpieces could be thrown at high speeds, causing injury.
  4. Never cross your hand over the intended line of cutting either in front or behind the saw blade. Supporting the workpiece “cross handed” i.e. holding the workpiece to the right of the saw blade with your left hand or vice versa is very dangerous.
  5.  Do not reach behind the fence with either hand closer than 100 mm from either side of the saw blade, to remove wood scraps, or for any other reason while the blade is spinning. The proximity of the spinning saw blade to your hand may not be obvious and you may be seriously injured.
  6.  Inspect your workpiece before cutting. If the workpiece is bowed or warped, clamp it with the outside bowed face toward the fence. Always make certain that there is no gap between the workpiece, fence and table along the line of the cut. Bent or warped workpieces can twist or shift and may cause binding on the spinning saw blade while cutting. There should be no nails or foreign objects in the workpiece.
  7. Do not use the saw until the table is clear of all tools, wood scraps, etc., except for the work-piece. Small debris or loose pieces of wood or other objects that contact the revolving blade can be thrown with high speed.
  8.  Cut only one workpiece at a time. Stacked multiple workpieces cannot be adequately clamped or braced and may bind on the blade or shift during cutting.
  9. Ensure the mitre saw is mounted or placed on a level, firm work surface before use. A level and firm work surface reduces the risk of the mitre saw becoming unstable.
  10. Plan your work. Every time you change the bevel or mitre angle setting, make sure the adjustable fence is set correctly to support the workpiece and will not interfere with the blade or the guarding system. Without turning the tool “ON” and with no workpiece on the table, move the saw blade through a complete simulated cut to assure there will be no interference or danger of cutting the fence.
  11.  Provide adequate support such as table extensions, saw horses, etc. for a workpiece that is wider or longer than the table top. Workpieces longer or wider than the mitre saw table can tip
    if not securely supported. If the cut-off piece or workpiece tips, it can lift the lower guard or be thrown by the spinning blade.
  12. Do not use another person as a substitute for a table extension or as additional support. Unstable support for the workpiece can cause the blade to bind or the workpiece to shift during the cutting operation pulling you and the helper into the spinning blade.
  13. The cut-off piece must not be jammed or pressed by any means against the spinning saw blade. If confined, i.e. using length stops, the cut-off piece could get wedged against the blade and thrown violently.
  14. Always use a clamp or a fixture designed to properly support round material such as rods or tubing. Rods have a tendency to roll while being cut, causing the blade to “bite” and pull the work with your hand into the blade.
  15.  Let the blade reach full speed before contacting the workpiece. This will reduce the risk of the workpiece being thrown.
  16.  If the workpiece or blade becomes jammed, turn the mitre saw off. Wait for all moving parts to stop and disconnect the plug from the power source and/or remove the battery pack. Then work to free the jammed material. Continued sawing with a jammed workpiece could cause loss of control or damage to the mitre saw.
  17. After finishing the cut, release the switch, hold the saw head down and wait for the blade to stop before removing the cut-off piece. Reaching with your hand near the coasting blade is dangerous.
  18. Hold the handle firmly when making an incomplete cut or when releasing the switch before the saw head is completely in the down position. The braking action of the saw may cause the saw head to be suddenly pulled downward, causing a risk of injury.
  19.  Only use the saw blade with the diameter that is marked on the tool or specified in the manual. Use of an incorrectly sized blade may affect the proper guarding of the blade or guard operation which could result in serious personal injury.
  20.  Only use the saw blades that are marked with a speed equal or higher than the speed marked on the tool.
  21. Do not use the saw to cut other than wood, aluminum or similar materials.
  22. (For European countries only)
  23. Always use the blade which conforms to EN847-1.

Additional instructions

  1. Make workshop kid proof with padlocks.
  2. Never stand on the tool. Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is unintentionally contacted.
  3. Never leave the tool running unattended. Turn the power off. Do not leave tool until it comes to a complete stop.
  4.  Do not operate saw without guards in place. Check blade guard for proper closing before each use. Do not operate saw if blade guard does not move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the blade guard into the open position.
  5. Keep hands out of path of saw blade. Avoid contact with any coasting blade. It can still cause severe injury.
  6.  Always secure all moving portions before carrying the tool.
  7.  Stopper pin which locks the cutter head down is for carrying and storage purposes only and not for any cutting operations.
  8. Check the blade carefully for cracks or dam-age before operation. Replace cracked or dam-aged blade immediately. Gum and wood pitch hardened on blades slows saw and increases potential for kickback. Keep blade clean by first removing it from tool, then cleaning it with gum and pitch remover, hot water or kerosene. Never use gasoline to clean blade.
  9. Use only flanges specified for this tool.
  10.  Be careful not to damage the arbor, flanges (especially the installing surface) or bolt. Damage to these parts could result in blade breakage.
  11. Make sure that the turn base is properly secured so it will not move during operation. Use the holes in the base to fasten the saw to a stable work platform or bench. NEVER use tool where operator positioning would be awkward.
  12.  Make sure the shaft lock is released before the switch is turned on.
  13. Be sure that the blade does not contact the turn base in the lowest position.
  14.  Hold the handle firmly. Be aware that the saw moves up or down slightly during start-up and stopping.
  15.  Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece before the switch is turned on.
  16.  Before using the tool on an actual workpiece, let it run for a while. Watch for vibration or wobbling that could indicate poor installation or a poorly balanced blade.
  17.  Stop operation immediately if you notice any-thing abnormal.
  18. Do not attempt to lock the trigger in the “ON” position.
  19. Always use accessories recommended in this manual. Use of improper accessories such as abrasive wheels may cause an injury.
  20.  Some material contains chemicals which may be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust inhalation and skin contact. Follow material supplier safety data.
Important safety instructions for battery cartridge
  1. Before using battery cartridge, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using battery.
  2.  Do not disassemble battery cartridge.
  3.  If operating time has become excessively shorter, stop operating immediately. It may result in a risk of overheating, possible burns and even an explosion.
  4.  If electrolyte gets into your eyes, rinse them out with clear water and seek medical attention right away. It may result in loss of your eyesight.
  5.  Do not short the battery cartridge:
    (1) Do not touch the terminals with any conductive material. Avoid storing battery cartridge in a container with other metal objects such as nails, coins, etc.
    Do not expose battery cartridge to water or rain.
  6. Do not store the tool and battery cartridge in locations where the temperature may reach or exceed 50 °C (122 °F).
  7. Do not incinerate the battery cartridge even if it is severely damaged or is completely worn out. The battery cartridge can explode in a fire.
  8.  Be careful not to drop or strike battery.
  9. Do not use a damaged battery.
  10. The contained lithium-ion batteries are subject to the Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements. For commercial transports e.g. by third parties, forwarding agents, special requirement on pack-aging and labeling must be observed.
    For preparation of the item being shipped, consulting an expert for hazardous material is required. Please also observe possibly more detailed national regulations. Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the battery in such a manner that it cannot move around in the packaging.
  11. When disposing the battery cartridge, remove it from the tool and dispose of it in a safe place. Follow your local regulations relating to disposal of battery.
  12.  Use the batteries only with the products specified by Makita. Installing the batteries to non-compliant products may result in a fire, excessive heat, explosion, or leak of electrolyte.
  13.  If the tool is not used for a long period of time, the battery must be removed from the tool.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

CAUTION: Only use genuine Makita batteries. Use of non-genuine Makita batteries, or batteries that have been altered, may result in the battery bursting causing fires, personal injury and damage. It will also void the Makita warranty for the Makita tool and charger.

Tips for maintaining maximum battery life
  1. Charge the battery cartridge before completely discharged. Always stop tool operation and charge the battery cartridge when you notice less tool power.
  2.  Never recharge a fully charged battery cartridge. Overcharging shortens the battery service life.
  3. Charge the battery cartridge with room temperature at 10 °C – 40 °C (50 °F – 104 °F). Let a hot battery cartridge cool down before charging it.
  4. Charge the battery cartridge if you do not use it for a long period (more than six months).

PARTS DESCRIPTION

Fig.2

1 Lock-off button 2 Switch trigger 3 Handle 4 Blade case
5 Blade 6 Blade guard 7 Sub-fence 8 Small sub-fence
9 Base 10 Turn base 11 Guide fence 12 Vertical vice
13 Dust bag 14 Dust nozzle 15 Center cover

Fig.3

16 Lamp 17 Battery cartridge 18 Hex wrench 19 Release lever
20 Lever (for bevel angle

adjustment)

21 Kerf board 22 Lower limit adjusting bolt 23 Lamp switch
24 Laser switch

INSTALLATION

Bench mounting

WARNING: Ensure that the tool does not move on the supporting surface. Movement of the miter saw on the supporting surface while cutting may result in loss of control and serious personal injury.

  • Fix the base to a level and stable surface, screwing with two bolts. This helps to prevent from tipping and possible injury.
    • Fig.4: 1. Bolt

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION

WARNING: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before adjusting or checking the functions on the tool. Failure to switch off and remove the battery cartridge may result in serious personal injury from accidental start-up.

Installing or removing battery cartridge

CAUTION: Always switch off the tool before installing or removing of the battery cartridge.
CAUTION: Hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly when installing or removing battery cartridge. Failure to hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly may cause them to slip off your hands and result in damage to the tool and battery cartridge and a personal injury.

  • Fig.5: 1. Red indicator
  • 2. Button
  • 3. Battery cartridge

To remove the battery cartridge, slide it from the tool while sliding the button on the front of the cartridge.
To install the battery cartridge, align the tongue on the battery cartridge with the groove in the housing and slip it into place. Insert it all the way until it locks in place with a little click. If you can see the red indicator on the upper side of the button, it is not locked completely.
CAUTION: Always install the battery cartridge fully until the red indicator cannot be seen. If not, it may accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to you or someone around you.
CAUTION: Do not install the battery cartridge forcibly. If the cartridge does not slide in easily, it is not being inserted correctly.

Tool / battery protection system

The tool is equipped with a tool/battery protection system. This system automatically cuts off power to the motor to extend tool and battery life. The tool will automatically stop during operation if the tool or battery is placed under one of the following conditions:

  • Overload protection
    When the tool is operated in a manner that causes it to draw an abnormally high current, the tool automatically stops without any indication. In this situation, turn the tool off and stop the application that caused the tool to become overloaded. Then turn the tool on to restart.
  • Overheat protection
    overheat protection
    When the tool is overheated, the tool stops automatically, and the battery indicator blinks about 60 seconds. In this situation, let the tool cool down before turning the tool on again.
  • Overdischarge protection
    When the battery capacity becomes low, the tool stops automatically. If the product does not operate even when the switches are operated, remove the batteries from the tool and charge the batteries.
    Canceling lock by protection system

If the protection system is activated repeatedly, the tool is locked and the battery indicator blinks.
In this case, turn off the switch and remove the cause which is activating the protection system, and then turn on the switch again. If the tool does not work after turning on the switch again, remove the battery cartridge and charge it.

Indicating the remaining battery capacitybattery capacity
  •  Fig.6: 1. Battery indicator

When you pull the switch trigger, the battery indicator indicates the remaining battery capacity.

Indicating the remaining battery capacity

battery indicatorOnly for battery cartridges with the indicator

  •  Fig.7: 1. Indicator lamps
  • 2. Check button

Press the check button on the battery cartridge to indicate the remaining battery capacity. The indicator lamps light up for a few seconds.
NOTE: Depending on the conditions of use and the ambient temperature, the indication may differ slightly from the actual capacity.

Automatic speed change function
  •  Fig.8: 1. Mode indicator

This tool has “high speed mode” and “high torque mode”. It automatically changes operation mode depending on the work load. When mode indicator lights up during operation, the tool is in high torque mode.

Stopper pin

CAUTION: Always hold the handle when releasing the stopper pin. Otherwise the handle springs up and it may result in personal injury.
To release the stopper pin, keep applying a slight downward pressure on the handle and then pulling the stopper pin.

  •  Fig.9: 1. Stopper pin
Blade guard

WARNING: Never defeat or remove the blade guard or the spring which attaches to the guard. An exposed blade as a result of defeated guarding may result in serious personal injury during operation.
WARNING: Never use the tool if the blade guard or spring are damaged, faulty or removed. Operation of the tool with a damaged, faulty or removed guard may result in serious personal injury.
CAUTION: Always maintain the blade guard in good condition for safe operation. Stop the operation immediately if there are any irregularity of the blade guard. Check to assure spring loaded return action of guard.

  •  Fig.10: 1. Blade guard

When lowering the handle, the blade guard raises automatically. The guard is spring loaded so it returns to its original position when the cut is completed and the handle is raised.

Cleaning
  •  Fig.11: 1. Blade guard

If the transparent blade guard becomes dirty, or saw-dust adheres to it in such a way that the blade and/or workpiece is no longer easily visible, remove the battery cartridge and clean the guard carefully with a damp cloth. Do not use solvents or any petroleum-based cleaners on the plastic guard because this may cause damage to the guard. For cleaning, raise the blade guard by referring to “Installing or removing saw blade”.
After cleaning, make sure to return the blade and center cover and tighten the hex socket bolt.

  1.  Make sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridges are removed.
  2. Turn the hex socket bolt counterclockwise using the supplied hex wrench with holding the center cover.
  3.  Raise the blade guard and center cover.
  4.  When cleaning is complete, return the center cover and tighten the hex socket bolt by performing the steps above in reverse.

WARNING: Do not remove spring holding blade guard. If guard becomes damaged in course of time or UV light exposure, contact a Makita ser-vice center for replacement. DO NOT DEFEAT OR REMOVE GUARD.

Positioning kerf board

This tool is provided with the kerf boards in the turn base to minimize tearing on the exit side of a cut. The kerf boards are factory adjusted so that the saw blade does not contact the kerf boards. Before use, adjust the kerf boards as follows:

  1. Make sure to remove the battery cartridge. Then, loosen all the screws (2 each on left and right) securing the kerf boards.  Fig.12: 1. Kerf board 2. Screw
  2. Re-tighten them only to the extent that the kerf boards can still be easily moved by hand.
  3. Lower the handle fully and push in the stopper pin to lock the handle in the lowered position.
  4. Adjust the kerf boards so that the kerf boards just
    •  Fig.13
    • Fig.14: 1. Saw blade
      • 2. Blade teeth
      • 3. Kerf board
  5. Left bevel cut 5. Straight cut
  6.  Tighten the screws (do not tighten firmly).
  7.  After adjusting the kerf boards, release the stop-per pin and raise the handle. Then tighten all the screws securely.

NOTICE: After setting the bevel angle ensure that the kerf boards are adjusted properly. Correct adjustment of the kerf boards helps to provide proper support of the workpiece and minimizing workpiece tear out.

Maintaining maximum cutting capacity

This tool is factory adjusted to provide the maximum cutting capacity for a 165 mm saw blade. When installing a new blade, always check the lower limit position of the blade, and if necessary, adjust it as
follows:

  1. Remove the battery cartridge. Lower the handle completely.
  2. Use the hex wrench to turn the lower limit adjusting bolt until the saw blade comes slightly below the cross section of the guide fence and the top surface of the turn base.
    • Fig.15: 1. Adjusting bolt
    •  Fig.16: 1. Guide fence
  3.  Rotate the blade by hand while holding the handle all the way down to be sure that the blade does not contact any part of the lower base. Re-adjust slightly, if necessary.

WARNING: After installing a new blade and with the battery cartridge removed, always be sure that the blade does not contact any part of the lower base when the handle is lowered completely. If a blade makes contact with the base it may cause kickback and result in serious personal injury.

  • Fig.17
Sub-fence

Country specific
This tool is equipped with the sub-fence and small sub-fences.
WARNING: Always remove sub-fence when performing bevel cuts. Failure to do so may cause serious injury.

  • Fig.18: 1. Sub-fence

When performing cuts except for bevel cuts, use the sub-fence to support the workpiece.

Small sub-fence

CAUTION: When performing right bevel cuts, fold the small sub-fences. Otherwise, they may contact the blade or a part of the tool, and may result
in serious injury to the operator.

  • Fig.19: 1. Small sub-fence
  • 2. Scale

When performing vertical cut or left bevel cut, flip them upward to support the workpiece. The guide fence has a scale of 10 mm interval.

Adjusting the miter angle
  • Fig.20: 1. Fixing screw
  • 2. Turn base
  • 3. Miter scale
  • 4. Pointer
  1. Loosen the fixing screw counterclockwise.
  2. Adjust the angle of the turn base. Use the pointer and the miter scale as a guide.
  3. Tighten the fixing screw clockwise firmly.

CAUTION: After changing the miter angle, always secure the turn base by tightening the fixing screw firmly.
NOTICE: When turning the turn base, be sure to raise the handle fully.

Adjusting the bevel angle

To adjust the bevel angle, turn the lever at the rear of the tool downward.

  • Fig.21: 1. Lever

To tilt the blade to the left, hold the handle and tilt the saw head. Use the bevel scale and the pointer as a guide. Then turn the lever upward firmly to secure the saw head.

  • Fig.22: 1. Pointer
  • 2. Bevel scale

To tilt the blade to the right, hold the handle and tilt the saw head to the left slightly, and push the release button. With the release button pressed, tilt the saw blade to the right. Turn the lever upward firmly to secure the saw head.

  • Fig.23: 1. Release button

CAUTION: After changing the bevel angle, always secure the saw head by turning the lever upward firmly.
NOTICE: When tilting the saw blade, be sure the handle is fully raised.
NOTICE: When changing bevel angles, be sure to position the kerf boards appropriately as explained in the “Positioning kerf boards” section.

Setting 46° bevel angle
  1. Loosen the lever and tilt the blade to the left or right fully.
    • Fig.24: 1. Lever
  2. To tilt the blade to the left, hold the handle and tilt the saw head to the right slightly, and then move the release lever to the direction of the arrow. The bevel angle can be adjusted between 45° to 46° by tilting the saw head while moving the release lever. To tilt the blade to the right, hold the handle and tilt the saw head to the left slightly, and then move the release lever to the direction of the arrow. The bevel angle can
    be adjusted between 45° to 46° by tilting the saw head while moving the release lever.
    • Fig.25: 1. Lever
    • 2. Release lever
  3. Turn the lever upward firmly to secure the saw head.
Adjusting the lever position

If the lever does not provide full tightening in course of time, change the position of the lever. The lever can be repositioned at every 30° angle. Loosen and remove the screw that secures the lever. Remove the lever and install it again so that it points slightly above the horizontal. Then, tighten the lever with the screw firmly.

  •  Fig.26: 1. Lever
  • 2. Screw
Switch action

WARNING: Before installing the battery cartridge on the tool, always check to see that the switch trigger actuates properly and returns to the “OFF” position when released. Operating a tool with a switch that does not actuate properly can lead to loss of control and serious personal injury.
WARNING: NEVER use tool without a fully operative switch trigger. Any tool with an inoperative switch is HIGHLY DANGEROUS and must be repaired before further usage or serious personal injury may occur.
WARNING: For your safety, this tool is equipped with a lock-off button which prevents the tool from unintended starting. NEVER use the tool if it runs when you simply pull the switch trigger without pressing the lock-off button. A switch in need of repair may result in unintentional operation and serious personal injury. Return tool to a Makita service center for proper repairs BEFORE further usage.
WARNING: NEVER defeat the lock-off button by taping down or some other means. A switch with a negated lock-off button may result in unintentional operation and serious personal injury.
NOTICE: Do not pull the switch trigger hard without pressing in the lock-off button. This can cause switch breakage.

To prevent the switch trigger from being accidentally pulled, a lock-off button is provided. To start the tool, press in the lock-off button and pull the switch trigger. Release the switch trigger to stop.

  • Fig.27: 1. Lock-off button
  • 2. Hole for padlock
  • 3. Switch trigger
Lighting up the lamp

CAUTION: This is not a rainproof light. Do not wash the light in water or use it in a rain or a wet area. Such a conduct can cause an electric shock and fume.
CAUTION: Do not touch the lens of the light, as it is very hot while it is lighted or shortly after it is turned off. This may cause a burn to a human body.
CAUTION: Do not apply impact to the light, which may cause damage or shorted service time to it.
CAUTION: Do not keep casting the beam of the light to your eyes. This can cause your eyes to be hurt.
CAUTION: Do not cover the light with clothes, carton, cardboard or similar objects while it is lighted, which can cause a fire or an ignition.
CAUTION: Do not look in the light or see the source of light directly.

To turn on the lamp, press the upper position (I) of the switch.
To turn off the lamp, press the lower position (0) of the switch.

  • Fig.28: 1. Lamp
  • 2. Lamp switch

NOTE: Use a dry cloth to wipe the dirt off the lens of the lamp. Be careful not to scratch the lens of lamp, or it may lower the illumination.
NOTE: Be sure to turn off the switch as turning on the switch consumes the battery power.

Laser beam action

CAUTION: Never look into the laser beam. Direct laser beam may injure your eyes.
To turn on the laser beam, press the upper position (I) of the switch.
To turn off the laser beam, press the lower position (0) of the switch.

  • Fig.29: 1. Laser switch

NOTE: Be sure to turn off the switch as turning on the switch consumes the battery power. Laser line can be shifted to either the left or right side of
the saw blade by turning the adjusting screw as follows.

  • Fig.30: 1. Adjusting screw
  1. Loosen the adjusting screw by turning it counterclockwise.
  2.  With the adjusting screw loosened, slide the adjusting screw to the right or left as far as it goes.
  3. Tighten the adjusting screw firmly at the position where it stops sliding.

NOTE: Laser line is factory adjusted so that it is positioned within 1 mm from the side surface of the blade (cutting position).
NOTE: When laser line appears dim and hard to see because of direct sunlight, relocate the work area to a place where there is less direct sunlight.
Aligning the laser line
Align the cutting line on your workpiece with the laser line.

  • Fig.31
  1.  When you want to obtain the correct size on the left side of workpiece, shift the laser line to the left of the blade.
  2.  When you want to obtain the correct size on the right side of workpiece, shift the laser line to the right of the blade.

ASSEMBLY

WARNING: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before working on the tool. Failure to switch off and remove the battery cartridge may result in serious personal injury.

Hex wrench storage

The hex wrench is stored as shown in the figure. When the hex wrench is needed it can be pulled out of the wrench holder.
After using the hex wrench it can be stored by returning it to the wrench holder.

  • Fig.32: 1. Wrench holder
  • 2. Hex wrench
Installing or removing saw blade

WARNING: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before installing or removing the blade. Accidental start up of the tool may result in serious personal injury.
CAUTION: Use only the Makita hex wrench provided to install or remove the blade. Failure to do so may result in overtightening or insufficient tightening of the hex socket bolt. This could cause an injury.

To remove the blade, perform the following steps:

  1. Release the stopper pin, and then lock the handle in the raised position by pushing in the stopper pin.
    •  Fig.33: 1. Stopper pin
  2. Use the hex wrench to loosen the hex socket bolt holding the center cover by turning it counterclockwise. Then, raise the blade guard and center cover.
    •  Fig.34: 1. Center cover
    • 2. Hex socket bolt
    • 3. Hex wrench
    • 4. Blade guard
  3.  Press the shaft lock to lock the spindle and use the hex wrench to loosen the hex socket bolt clockwise. Then remove the hex socket bolt of the spindle, outer flange and blade.
    • Fig.35: 1. Shaft lock
    • 2. Hex socket bolt
    • 3. Outer flange
  4.  If the inner flange is removed, install it on the spindle with its blade mounting part facing the blade. If the flange is installed incorrectly the flange will rub against the machine.
    •  Fig.36: 1. Outer flange
    • 2. Saw blade
    • 3. Inner flange
    • 4. Hex socket bolt (left-handed)
    • 5. Spindle
    • 6. Blade mounting part

To install the blade, perform the following steps:

  1. Mount the blade carefully onto the inner flange. Make sure that the direction of the arrow on the blade matches the direction of the arrow on the blade case.
    •  Fig.37: 1. Saw blade
    • 2. Arrow
  2.  Install the outer flange and hex socket bolt, and then use the hex wrench to tighten the hex socket bolt (left-handed) of the spindle securely counterclockwise while pressing the shaft lock.
  3. Return the blade guard and center cover to its original position. Then tighten the hex socket bolt of the center cover clockwise to secure the center cover.
  4. Release the handle from the raised position by pulling the stopper pin. Lower the handle to make sure that the blade guard moves properly.
  5. Make sure the shaft lock has released spindle before making cut.

For tool with the inner flange for 15.88 mm hole-diameter saw blade

  • Country specific
    Mount the inner flange with its recessed side facing outward onto the mounting shaft and then place circular saw blade (with the ring attached if needed), outer flange and hex bolt.
  • For tool without the ring
    • Fig.38: 1. Outer flange
    • 2. Saw blade
    • 3. Inner flange
    • 4. Hex socket bolt (left-handed)
    • 5. Spindle
  • For tool with the ring
    • Fig.39: 1. Outer flange
    • 2. Saw blade
    • 3. Inner flange
    • 4. Hex socket bolt (left-handed)
    • 5. Ring
    • 6. Spindle

WARNING: If the ring is needed to mount the blade onto the spindle, always be sure that the correct ring for the blade’s arbor hole you intend to use is installed between the inner and the outer flanges. Use of the incorrect arbor hole ring may result in the improper mounting of the blade causing blade movement and severe vibration resulting in possible loss of control during operation and in serious personal injury.

For tool with the inner flange for other than 20 mm or 15.88 mm hole diameter saw blade

Country specific
The inner flange has a certain diameter of a blade mounting part on one side of it and a different diameter of blade mounting part on the other side. Choose a correct side on which blade mounting part fits into the saw blade hole perfectly.

  • Fig.40: 1. Outer flange
  • 2. Saw blade
  • 3. Inner flange
  • 4. Hex socket bolt (left-handed)
  • 5. Spindle
  • 6. Blade mounting part

CAUTION: Make sure that the blade mounting part “a” on the inner flange that is positioned outside fits into the saw blade hole “a” perfectly.
Mounting the blade on the wrong side can result in the dangerous vibration.

Dust bag

The use of the dust bag makes cutting operations cleaner and dust collection easier. To attach the dust bag, fit it onto the dust nozzle. When the dust bag is about half full, remove the dust bag from the tool and pull the fastener out. Empty the dust bag of its contents, tapping it lightly so as to remove particles adhering to the insides which might hamper further collection.

  • Fig.41: 1. Dust bag
  • 2. Dust nozzle
  • 3. Fastener

NOTE: If you connect a vacuum cleaner to your saw, cleaner operations can be performed.

  • Fig.42
Securing workpiece

WARNING: It is extremely important to always secure the workpiece correctly with the vise. Failure to do so may result in serious personal injury and cause damage to the tool and/or the workpiece.
WARNING: When cutting a workpiece that is longer than the support base of the saw, the material should be supported the entire length beyond the support base and at the same height to keep the material level. Proper workpiece support will help avoid blade pinch and possible kickback which may result in serious personal injury. Do not rely solely on the vertical vise and/or horizontal vise to secure the workpiece. Thin material tends to sag. Support workpiece over its entire length to avoid blade pinch and possible KICKBACK.

  1.  Fig.43: Support
  2.  Turn base
Vertical vise

WARNING: Secure the workpiece firmly against the turn base and guide fence with the vise during all operations. Otherwise the material may move during the cutting operation, cause dam-age to the blade, and be thrown which may result in loss of control and serious personal injury.
Install the vertical vise on either the left or right side of the guide fence. Insert the vise rod into the hole in the guide fence and tighten the lower screw to secure the vise rod.

  • Fig.44: 1. Vise arm
  • 2. Vise knob
  • 3. Guide fence
  • 4. Turn base
  • 5. Lower screw
  • 6. Upper screw
  • 7. Vise rod

Position the vise arm according to the thickness and shape of the workpiece and secure the vise arm by tightening the upper screw. If the upper screw contacts the guide fence, install the upper screw on the opposite side of vise arm. Make sure that no part of the tool contacts the vise when lowering the handle fully. If some part contacts the vise, re-position the vise. Press the workpiece flat against the guide fence and the turn base. Position the workpiece at the desired cutting position and secure it firmly by tightening the vise knob.

Attaching the shoulder strap

Optional accessory
CAUTION: Be sure to remove the shoulder strap before operating the tool. The shoulder strap may be entangled and cause injury.
CAUTION: Be sure to attach the hooks of the shoulder strap to the tool securely. If the hooks are attached incompletely, they may come off and cause injury. The shoulder strap is convenient for transporting the tool. Attach the hooks of the shoulder strap to the tool as shown in the figure.

  • Fig.45: 1. Shoulder strap
  • 2. Hook

OPERATION

WARNING: Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece, etc. before the switch is turned on. Turning the tool on with the blade in contact with the workpiece may result in kickback and serious personal injury.
WARNING: After a cutting operation, do not raise the blade until it has come to a complete stop. The raising of a coasting blade may result in serious personal injury and damage to the workpiece.
NOTICE: Before use, be sure to release the handle from the lowered position by pulling the stopper pin.
NOTICE: Do not apply excessive pressure on the handle when cutting. Too much force may result in overload of the motor and/or decreased cutting efficiency. Press down handle with only as much force as necessary for smooth cutting and without significant decrease in blade speed.
NOTICE: Gently press down the handle to perform the cut. If the handle is pressed down with force or if lateral force is applied, the blade may vibrate and leave a mark (saw mark) in the workpiece and the precision of the cut may be impaired. Press cutting (cutting small workpieces)

  • Fig.46

Workpieces up to 46 mm high and 92 mm wide can be cut in the following manner.

  1. Secure the workpiece with the vise.
  2.  Switch on the tool without the blade making any contact and wait until the blade attains full speed before lowering.
  3.  Gently lower the handle to the fully lowered position to cut the workpiece.
  4. When the cut is completed, switch off the tool and wait until the blade has come to a complete stop before returning the blade to its fully elevated position.

MAINTENANCE

WARNING: Always be sure that the blade is sharp and clean for the best and safest performance Attempting a cut with a dull and /or dirty blade
may cause kickback and result in a serious personal injury.
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is removed before attempting to perform inspection or maintenance.
NOTICE: Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may result.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.

Adjusting the cutting angle

This tool is carefully adjusted and aligned at the factory, but rough handling may have affected the alignment. If your tool is not aligned properly, perform the following:

Miter angle
  1. Loosen the fixing screw counterclockwise.
  2. Rotate the turn base until the pointer indicates 0° on the miter scale.
    •  Fig.52: 1. Fixing screw
    • Turn base
    • Miter scale
    • Pointer
  3.  Rotate the turn base slightly clockwise and counterclockwise to seat the turn base in the 0° miter notch. (Leave as it is if the pointer does not indicate 0°.)
  4.  Loosen the hex socket bolts securing the guide fence using the hex wrench.
    • Fig.53: 1. Guide fence
    • Hex socket bolt
      • Fig.54: 1. Guide fence
      • Hex socket bolt
  5. Lower the handle fully and lock it in the lowered position by pushing in the stopper pin.
  6.  Adjust the guide fence until it makes a perpendicular angle with the blade using a triangular rule, trysquare, etc. Then securely tighten the hex socket bolt on the guide fence.
    • Fig.55: 1. Guide fence
    • Triangular rule
    • Saw blade
  7.  Make sure that the pointer indicates 0° on the miter scale. If the pointer does not indicate 0°, loosen the screw which secures the pointer and adjust the pointer so that it indicates 0°.
    •  Fig.56: 1. Screw
    • Miter scale
    • Pointer
Bevel angle

0° bevel angle

  1. Lower the handle fully and lock it in the lowered position by pushing in the stopper pin.
  2. Loosen the lever at the rear of the tool.
  3. Turn the 0° bevel angle adjusting bolt on the right side of the saw head two or three revolutions counterclockwise to tilt the blade to the right.
    1. Fig.57: 1. Adjusting bolt
    2.  Lever
  4.  Turn the 0° bevel angle adjusting bolt clockwise carefully until the side of the blade makes a perpendicular angle with the top surface of the turn base. Use the triangular rule, try-square, etc. as a guide. Then tighten the lever securely.
    1. Fig.58: 1. Triangular rule
    2. Saw blade
    3. Top surface of turn table
  5.  Make sure that the pointer on the arm indicates 0° on the bevel scale. If it does not indicate 0°, loosen the screw which secures the pointer and adjust the pointer so that it indicates 0°.
    1. Fig.59: 1. Screw
    2. Pointer
    3. Bevel scale 45° bevel angle.

Adjust the 45° bevel angle only after performing 0° bevel angle adjustment.

  1. Loosen the lever and tilt the blade to the left fully.
  2. Make sure that the pointer on the arm indicates 45° on the bevel scale. If the pointer does not indicate 45°, turn the left 45° bevel angle adjusting bolt on the right side of the arm until the pointer indicates 45°.
    1. Fig.60: 1. Right 45° bevel angle adjusting bolt
    2. Pointer 3. Left 45° bevel angle adjusting bolt
  3. Tilt the blade to the right fully, and then adjust the right 45° bevel angle using the right 45° bevel angle adjusting bolt.
    1. Fig.61: 1. Saw blade
    2. Triangular rule
Adjusting the laser line position

WARNING: The battery cartridge must be installed on the tool while adjusting the laser line. Take extra care not to switch on the tool during adjustment. Accidental start up of the tool may result in serious personal injury.
CAUTION: Never look directly into the laser beam. Direct eye exposure to the beam could cause serious damage to your eyes.
NOTICE: Check the position of laser line regularly for accuracy.
NOTICE: Beware that impacts to the tool. It may cause the laser line to be misaligned or may cause damage to the laser, shortening its life.
NOTICE: Have the tool repaired by a Makita authorized service center for any failure on the laser unit.

The movable range of laser line is decided by the range adjustment screws on both sides. Perform following procedures to alter the laser line position.

  1. Remove the battery cartridge.
  2.  Draw a cutting line on the workpiece and place it on the turn base. At this time, do not secure the workpiece with a vise or similar securing device.
  3. Lower the handle and align the cutting line with the saw blade.
    1. Fig.62: 1. Cutting line
  4.  Return the handle to the original position and secure the workpiece with the vertical vise so that the workpiece does not move from the position you have determined.
    1. Fig.63: 1. Vise
  5.  Install the battery cartridge to the tool and turn on the laser switch.
  6. Loosen the adjusting screw. To move the laser line away from the blade, turn the range adjustment screws counterclockwise. To move the laser line close to the blade, turn the range adjustment screw clockwise.
Adjusting the laser line on the left side of the blade
  • Fig.64: 1. Adjusting screw
  • Range adjustment screw
  • Hex wrench
  • Laser line
  • Saw blade
Adjusting the laser line on the right side of the blade
  • Fig.65: 1. Range adjustment screw
  • Hex wrench
  •  Laser line
  • Saw blade
  •  Slide the adjusting screw to the position that the laser line comes onto the cutting line and then tighten.

NOTE: The movable range of laser line is factory adjusted within 1 mm from the side surface of blade.

Cleaning the laser light lens

The laser light becomes hard to see as the lens for the laser light gets dirty. Clean the lens for laser light periodically. Remove the battery cartridge. Loosen the screw and pull out the lens. Clean the lens gently with a damp soft cloth.

  • Fig.66: 1. Screw
  •  Fig.67: 1. Lens

NOTICE: Do not remove the screw which secures the lens. If the lens does not come out, loosen the screw further.
NOTICE: Do not use solvents or any petroleum- based cleaners on the lens.

After use

After use, wipe off chips and dust adhering to the tool with a cloth or the like. Keep the blade guard clean according to the directions in the previously covered section titled “Blade guard”. Lubricate the sliding portions with machine oil to prevent rust.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

WARNING: These Makita accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual. The use of any other accessories or attachments may result in serious personal injury.
WARNING: Only use the Makita accessory or attachment for its stated purpose. Misuse of an accessory or attachment may result in serious personal injury. If you need any assistance for more details regarding these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center.

  • Carbide-tipped saw blades
  • Holder rod assembly
  •  Set plate
  •  Shoulder strap
  •  Makita genuine battery and charger

NOTE: Some items in the list may be included in the tool package as standard accessories. They may differ from country to country.

Documents / Resources

makita DLS600 Cordless Compound Miter Saw [pdf] Instruction Manual
DLS600, Cordless Compound Miter Saw, DLS600 Cordless Compound Miter Saw

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