Makita LS1216L 12-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is an electrical corded twelve-inch dual slide compound miter saw that measures thirty three inches by twenty one inches by twenty two inches in dimension.
The Makita miter saw is equipped with a 4-steel rail sliding system that is patented by the manufacturer and a six linear ball bearing that is exclusive for this model in order to increase firmness in producing quality, smooth, and accurate cuts. The special features also provide bigger cutting capacity and efficiency.
Makita LS1216L compound miter saw is perfect for job site, bench top, and mass production setup. This model is able to crosscut wide boards up to fifteen inches wide at ninety degrees without any special setup or extra accessories. The exclusive tall sliding fence system facilitates a more precise bevel and miter cuts.
This system enables the machine to accept a variety of cutting functions. With simple adjustments, the dual rear-handle bevel locks are easily accessed. The dual front bevel scales can also be easily adjusted for better visibility to ensure precision.
Makita is a manufacturer of industrial-quality power tools worldwide that guarantees Makita LS1216L is a good quality miter saw. The company offers warranty to ensure that buyers of this miter saw are going to be satisfied with it.
This miter saw is powered by fifteen amperes direct gear motor box that does not bogs down, slips, or necessitate regular maintenance. The start-ups are always smooth and the speed is constant because of the machine’s soft start feature. The list price for this miter saw is around $1,150, but most online distributors are giving special discounts up to almost fifty percent.
Let’s Look at Features of the Makita LS1216L Compound Miter Saw
- Powerful easy maintenance 15 AMP direct drive motor
- 4-Steel Rail Sliding System and 6 Linear ball bearings which deliver
adjustment-free dead-on cuts
- Independent micro fine laser with on/off switch indicates line of cut left
or right of blade
- Exclusive 5-1/2-inch tall dual sliding fence system features upper and lower
- Cuts 6-1/2-inch baseboard (vertical), 8-inch crown molding (vertically nested), and 15-inch cross cuts at 90 degrees
- Makita LS1216L Dimensions: 33 x 21 x 22 inches
Makita LS1216L Compound Miter Saw Reviews
Makita LS1216L 12-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw received positive reviews from most of people who have bought and used it. A customer was impressed with the fluorescent light on the Makita miter saw as it lights up the work surface perfectly and makes cutting more convenient. This is especially good when making huge amount of cutting.
Some customers like the dual slide rails that give a smooth ride in cutting. They also like the solid, powerful, and massive base that makes cutting of larger crown moulding easier. The carbide-tipped blade was observed to be effective and efficient.
One customer was very happy with this Makita miter saw because he was able to finish his attic project with ease. The miter saw perfectly handled all the work, including the trimming.
People who are not satisfied with the product claimed that the back fence is not a true ninety degrees, which Makita said to be within the specs. Also, another customer spent extra money for a missing part twice. But, after a month, the customer was informed by Makita that there was no missing part and that the saw was made that way.
In conclusion, Makita saw is a high-quality product that most users would recommend people to buy. Despite the very few negatives, people would still buy this saw because of its perfect performance. The machine is solid with top quality blade, sturdy base and the smooth start is great according to most satisfied customers.