• If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to this tool,
more efficient and cleaner operations can be
Connecting a vacuum cleaner
When you wish to perform clean planing operation,
connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to your tool. Then
connect a hose of the vacuum cleaner to the chip
discharge opening as shown in the figures.
Elbow (optional accessory)
Use of elbow allows change of chip discharge direction
to perform cleaner work.
Install the elbow (optional accessory) on the tool by just
slipping on it. To remove it, just pull it out.
First, rest the tool front base flat upon the workpiece
surface without the blades making any contact. Switch
on and wait until the blades attain full speed. Then move
the tool gently forward. Apply pressure on the front of
tool at the start of planing, and at the back at the end of
planing. Planing will be easier if you incline the
workpiece in stationary fashion, so that you can plane
The speed and depth of cut determine the kind of finish.
The power planer keeps cutting at a speed that will not
result in jamming by chips. For rough cutting, the depth
of cut can be increased, while for a good finish you
should reduce the depth of cut and advance the tool
To make a stepped cut as shown in the figure, use the
edge fence (guide rule).
Adjust the shiplapping depth using a depth guide
Draw a cutting line on the workpiece. Insert the edge
fence into the hole in the front of the tool. Align the blade
edge with the cutting line.
1. Vacuum cleaner