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Makita LS1216L 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser

Model#: MKTNLS1216L
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Product Overview

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Features:
  • Powerful 15.0 Amp direct drive motor requires less maintenance and delivers 3,200 RPM
  • Large cutting capacity for up to 8 in. crown molding (nested), 6-1/2 in. baseboard (vertical), and 15 in. crosscut at 90 degrees
  • 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 accurate cuts
  • Exclusive 5-1/2 in. 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
  • Miters 0 - 52 degrees left and 0 - 60 degrees right, with positive stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees (left and right)
  • Bevels 0 - 45 degrees (left and right) with positive stops at 0, 22.5, 33.9 and 45 degrees (left and right)
  • Dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible, with front and top facing scales for more precise bevel adjustments
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher quality cutting
  • Easy one-touch miter lock for accurate adjustments and increased efficiency
Includes:
  • 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser - LS1216L
  • 12 in. 60T Carbide-Tipped Blade - A-93712
  • Vertical Vise - 122854-6
  • Dust Bag - 122852-0
  • Triangular Rule - 762001-3
  • Wrench #2.5 - 783208-8
  • Wrench #13 - 782232-8

Specifications

Weight: 58.6 lbs.
Amperage: 15
Arbor Size: 1 in.
Bevel: Dual
Blade Diameter: 12 in.
Blade Speed (RPM): 3200
Cutting Capacity (0 Miter/0 Bevel): 3-5/8 in. x 15 in.
Cutting Capacity (0 Miter/45 Bevel Left): 2-3/8 in. x 15 in.
Cutting Capacity (0 Miter/45 Bevel Right): 1-3/4 in. x 15 in.
Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Left/0 Bevel): 3-5/8 in. x 10-1/2 in.
Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Left/45 Bevel Left): 2-3/8 in. x 10-1/2 in.
Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Left/45 Bevel Right): 1-3/4 in. x 10-1/2 in.
Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Right/0 Bevel): 3-5/8 in. x 10-1/2 in.
Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Right/45 Bevel Left): 2-3/8 in. x 10-1/2 in.
Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Right/45 Bevel Right): 1-3/4 in. x 10-1/2 in.
Laser Guide System: Yes
Max. Bevel Angle (Left): 45 Degrees
Max. Bevel Angle (Right): 45 Degrees
Max. Miter Angle (Left): 52 Degrees
Max. Miter Angle (Right): 60 Degrees
Positive Miter Detents: 9
Slide System: Dual Rail
Voltage: 120V

Reviews

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Makita12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (11)
  • Good design (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Safe (9)
  • Great blade (8)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • In the workshop (11)
  • Home improvement (9)
  • In the field (8)
  • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (10), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

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3.0

Good...but just good

By cavebuilders

from oklahoma

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Blade
  • Powerful
  • Safe

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Hard To Reach Adjustments
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • In The Field
  • In The Workshop

Comments about 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser:

I am a professional remodeler. My employees and I use this saw for anything from framing to trim carpentry.

The LS1216L is a strong saw with good features. I can cut any board as big as you will ever need.

I sometimes find it difficult to reach the bevel adjustments.

Makita advertises "dead on out of the box." That wasn't my experience!

The bevel doesn't "click" into zero. The Zero spot is squishy leaving it up to the user to put it at exact zero, then lock it down. It's annoying and it takes time.

I have not been able to dial it in. It always seems off a little bit.

I have owned this saw for 6 months and am considering something else.

*also, I had to exchange the saw. The first one I received would not slide correctly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looking for a really nice saw?

By WoodWrkr55

from Fargo, ND

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Design
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Table Tad Small

Best Uses

  • Mitre Stand-anywhere Then

Comments about 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser:

Worked great out of the box, the blade and stops were
dead on.

The work table could be a bit more supportive.

When this one dies, years from now, it'll get replaced with another Makita.

 
5.0

Accurate right out of the box, planer sm

By Goferwood

from Howell,njj

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blade Was Planer Smooth
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Design
  • Great Blade
  • Long Run Time
  • Powerful
  • Safe

Cons

  • Finish On 1013 Was Better
  • Slow Cutting Speed

Best Uses

  • Home Improvement
  • In The Field
  • In The Workshop

Comments about 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser:

I find the painted surfaces stay smooth longer than the aluminum bodies ,and the blade speeds could use the extra 200rpms that the older models have,but in all a great new model,comparatively light weight very smooth cuts.dont need a joiner to make glue ups with factory blade.just can not be beat even by dewalt 918!

 
5.0

excellent saw

By none

from ann arbor, mi

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Cutting Speed
  • Good Design
  • Great Blade
  • Long Run Time
  • Powerful
  • Safe

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Home Improvement

Comments about 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser:

awesome saw

 
5.0

Love it

By Kyle

from Kemp texas

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In The Field

      Comments about 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser:

      27 years interior trim work never owned anything but dewalt miter saws absolutely love this miter saw

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