|Item Weight||75.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||33 x 21 x 22 inches|
|Item model number||LS1216L|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year|
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Makita LS1216L 12-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
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- Powerful 15.0 AMP direct drive motor requires less maintenance and delivers 3,200 RPM
- Large cutting capacity for up to 8"" crown molding (nested), 6-1/2"" baseboard (vertical), and 15"" crosscut at 90°
- Compact design with a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts
- Independent laser indicates line-of-cut whether blade is turning or not, with on/off switch and micro-adjustments for precise ""left-of-blade"" or ""right-of-blade"" cutting
- Exclusive 6 linear ball bearings engineered to deliver smooth, solid, and adjustment-free ""dead-on"" accurate cuts
- Exclusive 5-1/2"" tall dual sliding fence system features versatile upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise miter and bevel cuts
- Patented retractable rear guard and triple gear system for increased vertical cutting capacity
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|Included Components||attachments||bare-tool; attachments||stand||1) Miter saw, 1) Carbide Blade, 1) Blade Wrench, 1) User guide.||Stand||bare-tool; attachments|
|Item Dimensions||21 x 33 x 22 in||25.2 x 28.27 x 26.42 in||23.75 x 33 x 18.8 in||23 x 2 x 18.5 in||44 x 31.75 x 21 in||24 x 26.5 x 23.86 in|
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MAKITA 12 In. Laser Dual Sl
The Makita LS1216L 12" dual slide miter saw delivers the largest crosscutting and crown cutting capacity in its class. It has a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts, and an exclusive 6 linear ball bearing design for smooth, adjustment-free, "dead-on" accurate cuts. The LS1216L is ideal for benchtop and jobsite use, as well as high-production/manufacturing settings.
The LS1216L will crosscut wide boards up to 15" wide at 90°, right out of the box with no special setup required. It has an innovative direct drive gearbox and patented retractable guard system engineered for increased vertical cutting capacity and the largest crown molding cutting capacity (8" vertically nested) in its class. The patented retractable rear guard also provides the LS1216L with 6-1/2" baseboard cutting capacity (vertical). In addition, the exclusive 6 linear ball bearings deliver smooth, solid and adjustment-free "dead-on" accurate cuts. The saw also has a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts, as the four steel rails provide less deflection. The result is a larger cutting capacity and more accuracy.
Precise Miter and Bevel Cuts
The LS1216L has an exclusive 5-1/2" tall sliding fence system, with four sliding fences featuring upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise miter and bevel cuts to accommodate a variety of cutting applications. The saw miters 0° to 52° left and 0° to 60° right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45° (left and right). The dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible with adjustments 0° to 45° (left and right), with positive stops at 0°, 22.5°, 33.9°, and 45° (left and right). Precision adjustments are made easier with dual front bevel scales for improved visibility. The easy one-touch (push in and turn) miter lock system is designed for accurate adjustments and increased efficiency. For more precise cuts, a built-in laser indicates the line of cut, whether the blade is turning or not, and also includes an on/off switch and microadjustments for precise "left-of-blade" or "right-of-blade" cutting.
In addition to the large cutting capacity, power, and accuracy, the LS1216L offers a range of conveniences and ease-of-use features. The LS1216L has a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System that requires less rear space than competitor dual sliding miter saws. The see-through blade guard system provides greater visibility of blade and line of cut, and has a one-step blade change process for increased efficiency. The ergonomic rubberized horizontal D-handle design has a better fit and added comfort, and the large trigger switch is designed for easier operation.
15 AMP Power for Smoother, Higher-Quality Cutting
The LS1216L has a 15 AMP direct gear box motor that never slips, bogs down, or requires maintenance like belt-driven saws. The soft start feature delivers smoother startups, and the Electronic Speed Control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher-quality cutting.
Best in Class for a Range of Applications
The LS1216L is engineered for precision tasks in woodworking shops, as well as for cutting large materials like 4" x 16" beams and wide boards up to 15". It is ideal for a broad range of tradespeople, including finish carpenters, professional woodworkers, case and base installers, cabinet installers, cabinet manufacturers, closet installers, decking and flooring professionals, siding installers, stair installers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class 12" dual slide compound miter saw for the jobsite, benchtop, or high-production/manufacturing setting.
About Makita's Miter Saws with DXT
Makita's new miter saws with DXT (Deep and eXact Cutting Technology) are designed with an innovative direct drive gearbox and patented retractable guard system engineered for large vertical cutting. In addition, the exclusive 6 linear ball bearings deliver smooth, solid and adjustment-free "dead-on" accurate cuts. The saws also have a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts, as the four steel rails provide less deflection. The four steel rails also enable a more compact rear design than standard two-rail systems. Makita's new miter saws deliver a larger cutting capacity and more accuracy combined with a more compact rear design.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial-quality power tools, and it offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial-strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800-4-MAKITA (800-462-5482) or visit makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.
What's in the Box
Makita LS1216L 12-inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw, 60T TCT Saw Blade, Vertical Vise, Dust Bag, Triangular Rule and Wrench.
Top Customer Reviews
Update October 2016:
My saw is now in service for over 17 months and has made thousands of cuts in hardwood. I expected that I may need to readjust it after some time, but its still dead on. I mean dead on, my projects require absolute accuracy. Cannot have 1/2 nor 1/4 degree inaccuracy. The saw still looks and performs like on day one. No noticeable tear or wear. So, I would give it now 6 stars if I could :)
I am a long time Makita Fan and once again they didn't disappoint. I have it mounted to a Kolbalt (Lowes) portable stand and it is in constant use. My wife calls it the beautiful saw. Cuts are clean sharp and accurate. The laser is a perfect asset. The unit is heavy so you'll want a good quality stand. This unit is gear driven, not belt driven and has amazing torque and power. Not a toy to play with, one must exercise caution. But the results are great every time. I rip with my Delta 10" construction table saw and do almost all my cross cuts with this Makita. Miter cuts are a breeze as it easily switches from left to right angel cuts. Perhaps a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for and this is a great tool!!
I'm just an OK craftsman and I can make clean cuts to a 64th without marking the work!
Message to Makita: Your quality to price ratio is superior! Continue to make great quality products and I'll keep buying them.
I've used my Makita now for 3 months and really love it. The single best feature that distinguishes it from the others is the laser, which unlike other brands is built in and works really well, and can be switched on and off and operates throughout the cut (unlike others). I only wish it had duel lasers so that you don't have to switch the laser back and forth. I only use the laser on certain cuts and to line up very long cuts quickly.
The only problem that I have had is that to tilt the saw on a steep miter cut I really have to secure the lever very hard or the miter angle will slip. Also when doing a steep miter angle I have to do dry runs in order to compensate for the slight tilt that the saw will make when being pulled down. But I find that is easy to live with. There are no saws out there that do not bend or deform when cutting steep miter cuts. I think the Makita is by far the best saw overall.
I'm really happy with this saw.
UPDATE June 2012: The saw is still going strong, no problems at all. My initial review was in 2010. I just wanted to follow up and to let everyone know that my initial judgement still holds true. This is a great saw!! I'm very glad I made the purchase.
Update December 2015: I still love the saw. It is a great product.