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 adher-
ing to the insides which might hamper further collection.
• If you connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to this tool,
more efficient and cleaner operations can be performed.
• The tool should not be in contact with the workpiece
surface when you turn the tool on or off. Otherwise a
poor sanding finish or damage of the belt may result.
Hold the tool firmly with both hands. Turn the tool on and wait
until it attains full speed. Then gently place the tool on the
workpiece surface. Keep the belt flush with the workpiece at
all times and move the tool back and forth.
Never force the tool. The weight of the tool applies adequate
pressure. Excessive pressure may cause stalling, overheat-
ing of the motor, burning of the workpiece and possible kick-
Sanding shoe (optional accessory)
The sanding shoe readily allows you to sand workpieces
1. Dust bag
1. Sanding shoe