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PDF Content Summary: Recipro Saw MODEL JR3000VT 002478 DOUBLE INSULATION INSTRUCTION MANUAL WARNING: For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. SPECIFICATIONS Model JR3000VT Length of stroke 30 mm (1-3/16”) Max. cutting capacities Pipe 90 mm (3-1/2”) Wood 90 mm (3-1/2”) Strokes per minute 0 - 2,300/min. Overall length 438 mm (17-1/4”) Net weight 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs) • Manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice. • Specifications may differ from country to country. GENERAL SAFETY RULES USA002-2 (For All Tools) WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Work Area 1. Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite acci dents. 2. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes. 3. Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool. Distrac tions can cause you to lose control. Electrical Safety 4. Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other.) This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified elec trician to install a polarized outlet. Do not


change the plug in any way. Double insula tion eliminates the need for the three wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply system. 5. Avoid body contact with grounded sur faces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded. 6. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock. 7. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry the tools or pull the plug from an outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock. 8. When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord marked “W-A” or “W”. These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock. Personal Safety 9. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury. 10. Dress properly. Do not wear loose cloth ing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts. 11. Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off before plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch on invites accidents. 12. Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury. 13. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations. 14. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions. Ordinary eye or sun glasses are NOT eye protection. Tool Use and Care 15. Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control. 16. Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed. 17. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired. 18. Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally. 19. Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users. 20. Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control. 21. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition that may affect the tools operation. If damaged, have the tool ser viced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.


22. Use only accessories that are recom mended by the manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may be suitable for one tool, may become hazardous when used on another tool. SERVICE 23. Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or main tenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury. 24. When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.

USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD: Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. Table 1 shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage num ber, the heavier the cord. Table 1: Minimum gage for cord Ampere Rating Volts Total length of cord in feet 120 V 25 ft. 50 ft. 100 ft. 150 ft. More Than Not More Than AWG 0 6 18 16 16 14 6 10 18 16 14 12 10 12 16 16 14 12 12 16 14 12 Not Recommended SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES USB012-2 DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product (gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence to recipro saw safety rules. If you use this tool unsafely or incorrectly, you can suffer serious personal injury.

1. Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock the operator. 2. Always use safety glasses or goggles. Ordinary eye or sun glasses are NOT safety glasses. 3. Avoid cutting nails. Inspect workpiece for any nails and remove them before opera tion. 4. Do not cut oversize workpiece. 5. Check for the proper clearance beyond the workpiece before cutting so that the blade will not strike the floor, workbench, etc.


6. Hold the tool firmly. 7. Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece before the switch is turned on. 8. Keep hands away from moving parts. 9. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool only when hand-held. 10. Always switch off and wait for the blade to come to a complete stop before removing the blade from the workpiece. 11. Do not touch the blade or the workpiece immediately after operation; they may be extremely hot and could burn your skin. 12. Some material contains chemicals which may be toxic. Take caution to prevent working dust inhalation and skin contact. Follow material supplier safety data.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in this instruction manual may cause serious personal injury. SYMBOLS USD201-2 The followings show the symbols used for tool.

V ....................... volts A ....................... amperes n˚ load speed ....................Class II Construction

Hz ..................... hertz ................ alternating current .../min................revolutions or reciprocation per minute

5 FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTIONCAUTION: • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before adjusting or checking function on the tool.

001663 1 2 1. Lever 2. Shoe 002493 1 2 1. Lock button 2. Switch trigger Adjusting the shoe When the blade loses its cutting efficiency in one place along its cutting edge, reposition the shoe to utilize a sharp, unused portion of its cutting edge. This will help to lengthen the life of the blade. To reposition the shoe, loosen the lever counterclockwise and slide the shoe forward or back to the desired position. Then tighten the lever to firmly secure the shoe. Switch action CAUTION: • Before plugging in the tool, always check to see that the switch trigger actuates properly and returns to the “OFF” position when released. • Switch can be locked in “ON” position for ease of operator comfort during extended use. Apply caution when locking tool in “ON” position and maintain firm grasp on tool. To start the tool, simply pull the switch trigger. Tool speed is increased by increasing pressure on the switch trigger. Release the switch trigger to stop. For continuous operation, pull the switch trigger and then push in the lock button. To stop the tool from the locked position, pull the switch trig ger fully, then release it.

ASSEMBLY CAUTION: • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before carrying out any work on the tool. 6

001666 1 2 3 1. Blade clamp sleeve 2. Released position 3. Fixed position 001667 1 1. Blade 001668 1 1. Blade clamp sleeve Installing or removing saw blade CAUTION: • Always clean out all chips or foreign matter adhering to the blade, blade clamp and/or slider. Failure to do so may cause insufficient tightening of the blade, resulting in a serious injury. To install the saw blade, always make sure that the blade clamp sleeve is in released position before inserting the saw blade. If the blade clamp sleeve is in fixed position, rotate the sleeve to the released position. Insert the saw blade into the blade clamp as far as it will go. The blade clamp sleeve rotates and the saw blade is fixed. Make sure that the saw blade cannot be extracted even though you try to pull it out. NOTE: • If you do not insert the saw blade deep enough, the saw blade may be ejected unexpectedly during operation. This can be extremely dangerous. To remove the saw blade, rotate the blade clamp sleeve in the direction of the arrow fully. The saw blade is removed and the blade clamp sleeve is fixed at the released position. NOTE: • If you remove the saw blade without rotating the blade clamp sleeve fully, the sleeve may not be fixed. In this case, rotate the blade clamp sleeve fully, then make the sleeve fixed at the released position.

OPERATION CAUTION: • Always press the shoe firmly against the workpiece during operation. If the shoe is held away from the workpiece during operation, strong vibration and/or 7

002516 twisting will be produced, causing the blade to snap dangerously. • Always wear gloves to protect your hands from hot flying chips when cutting metal. • Be sure to always wear suitable eye protection which conforms with current national standards. • Always use a suitable coolant (cutting oil) when cutting metal. Failure to do so will cause premature blade wear. Press the shoe firmly against the workpiece. Do not allow the tool to bounce. Bring the blade into light contact with the workpiece. First, make a pilot groove using a slower speed. Then use a faster speed to continue cutting.

MAINTENANCE CAUTION: • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before attempting to perform inspection or maintenance. To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, car bon brush inspection and replacement, any other mainte nance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts. ACCESSORIES CAUTION: • These accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual. The use of any other accessories or attachments might present a risk of injury to persons. Only use accessory or attachment for its stated purpose. If you need any assistance for more details regarding these accessories, ask your local Makita service center. • Recipro saw blades • Plastic carrying case 8 t u C Stamp Timbre Makita Canada Inc. 1950 Forbes Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 7B7 Fold 9 Your answers to the following questions are appreciated.

1. This product was purchased from? 3. How did you first learn of Makita Power Tools?

Hardware/lumber Store Industrial Supply Magazine/Newspaper Catalog

Tool Distributor Other ( ) 2. Use of the product is intended for? From dealer Other ( ) Store display 4. Most favored points are?

Construction trade Home maintenance Design Makita Brand

Industrial maintenance Other ( ) 5. Any comments? Certificate of Warranty Mail to Makita e t s a P Features Power Size Other ( ) Price e t s a P Date Purchased Model No. Month Day Year 20 Serial No. e t s a P Initial Last Name e t s a P Street Address City Province e t s a P e t e t s a P Male Female Married Single e t s a P e t s a P Postal Code e t

s a P et AGE: Occupation: Under 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 Over 50 s a P e t sa P Dealer's Name & Address: 10 sa P

Paste Paste Paste Paste Paste Paste Paste Paste Factory Service Centres Head Office: 1950 Forbes St., Whitby, Ontario, L1N 7B7 (905) 571 - 2200 1-800-263-3734 Regional Office: 11771 Hammersmith Way, Richmond B.C. V7A 5H6 (604) 272 - 3104 1-800-663-0909 Regional Office: 6389 boul. Couture, St. Leonard, Quebec (Montreal) H1P 3J5 (514) 323 - 1223 1-800-361-7049 Dartmouth: 202 Brownlow Avenue Dartmouth, N.S., B3B 1T5 (902) 468 - 7064 1-888-625-4821 Ville St. Laurent: 1140 Rue Bégin, Ville St. Laurent, Quebec (Montreal) H4R 1X1 (514) 745 - 5025 1-888-745-5025 Les Saules: 1200 St. Jean Baptiste, Unit 106, Les Saules, (Quebec) Quebec, G2E 5E8 (418) 871 - 5720 1-800-663-5757 Nepean: 203 Colonnade Road, Unit #6, Nepean, (Ottawa) Ontario K2E 7K3 (613) 224 - 5022 1-888-560-2214 Whitby: 1950 Forbes St., Whitby, Ontario, L1N 7B7 (905) 571 - 2200 1-800-263-3734 London: 317 Adelaide St. S., Unit 117, London, Ontario, N5Z 3L3 (519) 686 - 3115 1-800-571-0899 Mississauga: 6350 Tomken Rd., Unit 8, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 1Y3 (905) 670 - 7255 1-888-221-9811 Calgary: #8-6115 Fourth St. S.E., Calgary Alberta, T2H 2H9 (403) 243 - 3995 1-800-267-0445 Edmonton: 11614-149 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 3R3 (780) 455 - 6644 1-888-455-6644 Richmond: 11771 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, B.C., V7A 5H6 (604) 272 - 3104 1-800-663-0909 Coquitlam: 2131 Hartley Ave., #103 Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 2Z3 (604) 525 - 7434 1-800-266-7738 Winnipeg: 1670 St. James Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0L3 (204) 694 - 0402 1-800-550-5073 Saskatoon: 206A-2750 Faithful Avenue Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 6M6 (306) 931 - 0111 1-888-931-0111 For the authorized service centre nearest you please refer to the local yellow pages directory under “tools” or con tact our customer service department (Tel) 1-800-263-3734 CUSTOMER RECORD

When you need service... • Explain the problem in a letter • Enclose the letter with the tool • Package carefully and send prepaid to the nearest Makita factory or authorized service centre DATE PURCHASED: DEALER’S NAME & ADDRESS: MODEL NO.: SERIAL NO.:

11 MAKITA LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY Warranty Policy Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita’s Factory or Authorized Service Centres. If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace) without charge. This Warranty does not apply: • where normal maintenance is required, • repairs have been made or attempted by others, • the tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained, • alterations have been made to the tool. IN NO EVENT SHALL MAKITA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE TERM OF THIS WARRANTY. “The Makita Warranty is the only and the entire written warranty given by Makita for the Makita tools. No dealer or his agent or employee is authorized to extend or enlarge upon this warranty by any verbal or written statement or advertisement.” MAKITA DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF “MERCHANTABILITY” AND FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE,” AFTER THE ONE YEAR TERM OF THIS WARRANTY. “This Warranty gives you specific rights. The provisions contained in this warranty are not intended to limit, modify, take away from, disclaim or exclude any warranties set forth in any provincial legislation. To the extent required by law, the provisions in any provincial or federal legislation with respect to warranties take precedence over the provisions in this warranty.” Makita Corporation Anjo, Aichi Japan Made in China 884302A238







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