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Makita LS1011 10" Slide Compound Miter Saw
on April 9, 2000
I am very displeased with my Makita LS1011. I haven't been able to cut accurately since I've had it. If you get it to cut accurately at a 90 degree angle, it will not cut accurately at a 45 degree angle. I have heard about changing to different blades. I have tried two of Freud teflon coated 80 tooth cross-cut blades. I gave it a 2-star rating because I like the looks of the saw. It looks good, cuts bad. It could use a different type of adjustment for aligning the blade with the fence. It should be a screw type of alignment instead of the four hard to get to bolts. When you tighten the bolts back down after aligning the fence, the fence might move out of adjustment. The vertical adjustment of the blade is a good example of how it should be for the fence. If I could, I would give the saw back to Mikita.