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Cutout Tool 

MODEL 3706 




DOUBLE 
INSULATION 



SPECIFICATIONS 



Collet chuck capacity 


No load speed 
(RPM) 


Overall length 


Net weight 


1/4", 1/8" 


32,000/min. 


250 mm (9-7/8") 


1.1 kg (2.4 lbs) 



* Manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice. 

* Note: Specifications may differ from country to country. 

WARNING: For your personal safety, READ and UNDERSTAND before using. 
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. 



GENERAL SAFETY RULES ~ 

(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 
accidents. 

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. 

Distractions 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 electrician to install a polarized outlet. Do not change 
the plug in any way. Double insulation 0 eliminates the need for the three 
wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply system. 

5. Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces 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 clothing 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. 



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1 1 . 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. 

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 serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly 
maintained tools. 

22. Use only accessories that are recommended 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 maintenance 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. 



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Specific Safety Rules 

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. Wear eye protection and dust mask. 

3. Ventilate your work area adequately. 

4. Check the bit carefully for cracks or damage before operation. Replace 
cracked or damaged bit immediately. 

5. Check for the proper clearance beneath the workpiece before cutting so that 
the bit will not strike a hard surface such as the floor, workbench, etc. 

6. Do not cut metal objects such as nails and screws. Inspect for and remove 
all nails, screws and other foreign material from the workpiece before 
operation. 

7. Check that the bit is not contacting the workpiece before the switch is turned 
on. Always hold the tool with two hands while switching the tool on. The 
motor torque can cause the tool to turn. 

8. Before using the tool on an actual workpiece, let it run for a while. Watch 
for vibration or wobbling that could indicate improperly installed bit. 

9. Make sure that the shaft lock is released before the switch is turned on. 

10. Always use with the shoe securely attached to the tool and positioned flat 
and firmly against the workpiece. 

1 1 . Hold the tool firmly. 

12. Do not perform any operation using your hands to support or guide the 
workpiece. 

13. Keep hands away from moving parts. 

14. Do not use this tool for drilling. 

15. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool only when hand-held. 

16. Always switch off and wait for the bit to come to a complete stop before 
removing the bit from workpiece. 

17. Do not touch the bit or the workpiece immediately after operation; it may 
be extremely hot and could burn your skin. 

18. Always lead the power supply cord away from the tool towards the rear. 

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 



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SYMBOLS 

The fallowings show the symbols used for tool. 
V volts 

A amperes 

Hz herts 

^ alternating current 

°° no load speed 

^ Class II Construction 

..ymin revolutions or reciprocation per minute 



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FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION 



Adjusting depth of cut 

CAUTION: 

Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before adjusting depth of cut. 

To adjust the shoe, turn the thumb screw 
to loosen. Slide the shoe to the desired 
position and tighten the thumb screw 
securely. Check for the proper clearance 
beneath the workpiece before cutting so 
that the bit will not strike a hard surface 
such as the floor, workbench, etc. 




Switch action 

CAUTION: 

Before plugging in the tool, always check to see that the switch lever actuates properly 
and returns to the "OFF" position. 

To start the tool, move the switch lever to 
the "ON" position. To stop the tool, move 
the switch lever to the "OFF" position. This 
can be done in the forward area of the 
switch lever or by bumping off the rear area 
of the switch lever. 



ASSEMBLY 

Installing or removing the bit 

CAUTION: 

Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before installing or removing 
the bit. 




To install the bit, insert the bit all the way 
into the collet cone. Press the shaft lock to 
keep the shaft stationary and use the 
wrench to tighten the collet nut securely. 



Bit 


1 — Adapter 


/ / — Wrench 




^ / Loosen / 


Collet nut — -^Ja 




Shaft lock — ^Jj? 






Qh Tighten ^-^^ 


r 





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Note: 

When using the bit with 1/4" (6.35 mm) shank diameter, first remove the adapter from the 
collet cone, then install the bit as described above. 

To remove the bit, follow the installation procedure in reverse. 

CAUTION: 

Do not tighten the collet nut without inserting a bit, or the collet cone will break. 



OPERATION 

CAUTION: 

• Avoid forcing the bit to bend or twist. It may snap. 

• Before turning the tool on, make sure the bit and collet nut are securely tightened. 

• Hold the tool secure with the bit pointing in a safe direction not contacting any surface 
and slide the switch to the "ON" position. Wait until the tool attains full speed. 

When starting the multipurpose bit into the 
material, hold the tool at approximately a 45 
degree angle with the edge of the shoe 
base contacting the material. 




Carefully bring the tool to a straight position 
so the shoe base is in full contact with the 
material. 




When inserting the drywall guide bit into 
the drywall, carefully insert the bit straight 
until the shoe base is in full contact with the 
material. 

Move the tool slowly with a constant pres- 
sure in a clockwise direction to make the 
cut. 




When cutting straight line, clamp a straight 
board firmly to the material and use it as a 
guide. Move the tool in the direction of the 
arrow with the shoe base flush with the 
side of the guide board. 




When the cut is complete, turn the tool off and wait for the bit to stop rotating and then 
carefully remove it from the material. 

Notes: 

1. When using the tool, the rotating action causes the tool to pull. The less pressure 
applied to the tool causes less pull and provides a more accurate cut. Excessive pres- 
sure or fast cutting can cause the bit to dull or break premature, 

2. When cutting drywaii around outlet boxes, cut in a counter-clockwise direction for ease 
of cut. 

3. The standard bit included with this tool is for cutting drywall only. When cutting mate- 
rials other than drywall, do not use the standard drywall guide bit. 



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, carbon brush inspection and 
replacement, or any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita 
Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts. 



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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. 
The accessories or attachments should be used only in the proper and intended manner. 



» Collet cone 

Part No. 763608-8 
Size : 1/4" 



• Adapter 3.18 - 6.35 

Part No. 324149-5 
Size : 1/8" - 1/4" 



• Drywall guide bit 

Part No. 733232-1 
Size : 1/4" 



• Drywall guide bit 

Part No. 733229-0 
Size : 1/8" 



•Wrench 17 

Part No. 781008-0 



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WARNING 

Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other 
construction activities contains chemicals known [to the State of California] to 
cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of 
these chemicals are: 

• Lead from lead-based paints, 

• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and 

• Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. 

Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this 
type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well 
ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those 
dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles. 



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 Centers. 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: 

• repairs have been made or attempted by others: 

• repairs are required because of normal weai and tear: 

• 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 CON- 
SEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER 
APPLIES BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE TERM OF THIS WARRANTY. 

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 legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from 
state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential 
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Some states do not allow 
limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. 



Makita Corporation of America 

2650 Buford Hwy., Buford, GA 30518 

884373-069 PRINTED IN USA