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Makita LS1013FL 15 Amp 10-Inch Dual Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw with Laser and Fluorescent Light

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  • Built-in high output fluorescent light illuminates work area and lasts 2000 hours on average
  • Dual steel rails supported by linear ball bearings ensure stable, accurate cutting.
  • Powerful direct drive 15 Amp motor never slips or bogs down
  • 9 positive stops at 15, 22.5, 30, 45 degrees left or right for the most common miter cuts; additional positive stops at 33.9 left for Model LS1214FL.
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load; soft start feature for controlled operation; 1-year warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number LS1013FL-R
Item Weight64 pounds
Product Dimensions31 x 23 x 20 inches
Item model numberLS1013FL
Size1
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Voltage120 volts
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentsbare-tool; attachments
Warranty Description1 year, 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  
Additional Information
ASINB000GJTDJO
Best Sellers Rank #538,007 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight64 pounds
Date First AvailableJuly 2, 2004
  
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Product Description

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If you're in the market for a miter saw, we always recommend considering a compound model. A compound miter saw is one on which the blade both tilts (bevels) and rotates (miters) to make miter cuts, allowing you to make compound-angle cuts essential for installing crown molding. This professional-duty machine tilts 45 degrees left and right, allowing you to make bevel cuts at both ends of a board without having to flip the board piece around. Its oversized aluminum worktable rotates 45 degrees to the left and 52 degrees to the right.

The saw has a built-in laser that clearly highlights cut line for quick, safe, accurate cuts. However, unlike most miter saws, the laser on this Makita model is mounted above the blade, not to the arbor. That means you don’t have to turn on the saw to activate the laser. Another nice feature is that the laser is independently switched, so you can turn it on or off whenever you’d like.

The saw carriage slides on two precision-ground steel rails that are fitted with ball bearing guides. The result is a vibration-free smooth-rolling saw that produces precise, consistent cuts, even at the outer limits of the slide mechanism. By the way, this 49-pound tool can crosscut a 2-by-12 and bevel-cut boards up to 3-5/8 inch thick. The LS1013L has a souped-up 15-amp, 3,700-rpm direct-drive motor that transfers cutting power to the blade much more efficiently than typical belt-driven saws.

One unique feature of the "FL" line of Makita saws is the built-in fluorescent work light. It illuminates the cut line exactly where you want it, and it’s always right at your fingertips. Makita says the bulb will last some 2,000 hours. Take care, though, as the bulb does get quite warm.

This versatile saw can handle a wide range of carpentry jobs from house framing and deck building to cabinetmaking and interior trim work. .-- Joseph Truini

What's in the box: The saw comes with a dust-collection bag, hold-down vise, two extension wings, 70-tooth carbide-tipped saw blade and blade wrench

From the Manufacturer

Includes 10" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Fluorescent Light, Carbide tipped blade - 70 tooth (A-93550), Vertical vise (122538-6), Socket wrench #13 (782212-4), Dust bag (122523-9), Triangular rule (762001-3), (2) Extension wings (322932-4), Operating manual.

Important Information

Bulb Voltage
120.00 Volts

Customer Reviews

When i recieved this saw the box was in very poor shape.
W. Greazel
Now I am a big fan of Festool products as they are all top notch quality and are great shop tools because they are virtually dust-free.
Ken
Out of the box the saw was perfectly square and all of the stops were lined up.
Shopmister

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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Michael Callahan on December 2, 2006
I needed a saw when my old DeWalt 708 slider was in the shop for bearing replacement. I considered buying another DeWalt but the new model is not as nice as the old 708. I have the opportunity to use all of the comparable high end saws that my co-workers use. I did not choose the Hitachi because the dinky table makes it difficult to cut wide stock accurately. The laser on the Hitachi does not shine on the leading edge of the piece either.

The Makita laser is better because it will shine on the front edge of the piece. That makes it nice when cutting bevels. Recently I was cutting beveled siding and I needed the piece to be cut with the finish side down so the exposed cut would be square. I needed to mark the bottom of the leading edge. When using the Hitachi, the laser was not shining on the edge so I had to line the cut the old way by bending over and sighting down the blade.

The laser on the Makita will not move far enough over to line exactly on the mark. It needs to move another 32nd of an inch to line up. I may be able to fix that with a file when I have time. You can easily move the laser to either side of the cut.

The saw was easy to calibrate. It did not need much. The 0 degree bevel was perfect out of the box. The 45 degree right and left just needed to be tuned a hair.

The blade that comes with the saw makes very smooth cuts. There is no need to buy a Forrest blade like I had to with my DeWalt. I miss the high fence that comes on the Dewalt. The Makita only has a high fence on one side. You can buy a high fence for the right side.

The guard works nicely and you can see through it by means of a slot. No more bending over to see the blade on the mark.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Keith Charvat on March 23, 2007
I'm a repeat customer for this model. The first one I bought was in 2000, it's worked well. I do alot of kitchens and other remodels and found it wise to buy the crown molding stops from Makita. Makes the crown work a breeze, no messing with bevel stops anymore. Pay attention to the instructions with the stops, you have to cut the molding upside down, but once you get used to it, it's pretty much flawless. As for the saw, the first one I bought had the long handle, it's a bit different than the current one with the stubby handle. It's worked well, about once every two years I take it apart (not too difficult) and clean things, along with applying a small amount of wheel bearing grease to the bearing surfaces (1/2 moon shaped metal shims about 12" long). This is only necessary when things start to get hard to move or there is noticeable drag in the saw movement. Reviewer ShopMister is correct, wait for the discount from Amazon, the new saw I bought today is shipped for $374.00 total, can't beat that price. First saw paid for itself, and then some. I'm not stuck on some brand name, my tools come from various manufacturers and I pretty much love the Dewalt and Bosch line, but Makita makes the very best sliding Miter saw out there today. Buy a good saw stand to go with it (like Dewalt) and you're all set. The Makita blade is every bit as good as my 80 tooth Freud's, probably even better than the 60 tooth Freud's. Another nice feature is the capability to remove the dust bag and hook a small shop vac directly to the saw, helps keep the dust down when doing trim inside a residence that's lived in...a note about safety too, there is a small button you have to depress prior to pulling the trigger on the saw. Don't trust it, sometimes it will not be necessary, just pulling the trigger will start the saw, something to be aware of should you develope a habit of believing in the safety button.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Shopmister on November 9, 2006
I debated for a very long time on which sliding 10 inch saw I was going to choose. After almost a year of reading reviews, waiting some more, reading etc... i finally pulled the trigger on this saw. My final two choices were the Makita LS1013FL and the Bosch 4410L. The recent article in FWW made me pause due to the review on the Makita but after personally handling the saw my doubts were erased. The first Makita saw I received in the mail looked like it was knocked around pretty good during the shipping process so I sent it back and the new one that came was in perfect condition. Love the stock blade that comes on these saws. The laser is actually quite useful and the light comes in handy more often than you might expect. The great thing about this saw is they both have independent controls from the power switch on the saw. This means you can use the laser when you want to, the light when you want to, and they can both be on before the blade is spinning. Much safer than the saws where the blade needs to be spinning in order for the laser to work. Out of the box the saw was perfectly square and all of the stops were lined up. Overall I would definitely give the saw 5 stars. Time will tell if this saw is going to hold up as well as the original LS1013's have. This saw is a pleasure to use and I don't have any regrets. It also helps that I paid $408 shipped to my door. Wait for a deal on this saw. No reason to pay full price if you don't have to.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Ken on May 10, 2008
First off, let me give you some background. I have been making fine furniture for over 30 years so when my old Sears radial arm motor finally went I decided to look at both radial arm saws and miter saws. After considerable research I decided that a sliding compound miter saw was the best choice.

Again more research to determine which saw to get. After many reviews I narrowed my choice to either the Festool Kapex or the Makita ls1013fl.
Now I am a big fan of Festool products as they are all top notch quality and are great shop tools because they are virtually dust-free. But the best reason to own Festools is the superb quality they produce. Many people are turned off by Festools due to the high cost but I have always found them to be worth the investment.

So with that in mind, I decided that I would try the Makita first and then the Kapex. I was going to order the Makita through Amazon but their were some complaints over the poor packing and damages resulting from shipping, so I decided to go to Home Depot and purchase the one with the best looking box.

Results, Results, Results

So to cut to the chase, let me tell you that I will not be revisiting the Kapex. After plugging in the saw and getting ready to make all of the adjustments to fine tune it I was pleasantly suprised. First off, the quality of the cut is the best I have ever seen. I had fully planned on getting a Forest 10" blade to replace the stock Makita blade but after making several cuts I was amazed at the finish of the cut. I have a Denali digital protractor that measures to 1 tenth of a degree. The cut was exactly 90.0 degrees. Then for some thick stock to check for tilt. Again 90.0 degrees. The edge of the cut had no visable chipout and the endgrain looked absuolutely shiney.
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