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Makita LS1216L 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
Model#: MKTNLS1216L
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Makita LS1216L 12 in. Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser

Model#: MKTNLS1216L
Retail:
$739.99
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$679.99
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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
At 0 Miter / 0 Bevel: 3-5/8-in x 15-in
At 0 Miter / 45 Bevel Left: 2-3/8-in x 15-in
At 0 Miter / 45 Bevel Right: 1-3/4-in _ 15-in
At 45 Miter Left / 0 Bevel: 3-5/8-in x 10-1/2-in
At 45 Miter Left / 45 Bevel Left: 2-3/8-in x 10-1/2-in
At 45 Miter Left / 45 Bevel Right: 1-3/4-in _ 10-1/2-in
At 52 Miter / 0 Bevel: 3-5/8-in x 9-1/8-in
At 60 Miter Right / 0 Bevel: 3-5/8-in x 7-1/4-in
Base Molding - Against Fence: 6-1/2-in
Bevel: Dual
Blade Diameter: 12-in
Cord: Double Insulated
Crown Molding - Base Against Fence: 8-in
Handle: Horizontal
Laser Guide: Yes
Light: No
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
RPM: 3,200
Replaces: MKTNLS1214FL
Shipping Weight: 74.7 lbs.
Slide: Dual Rail
Voltage: 120V

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Factory Reconditioned Makita LS1216L-R 12-in Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (8)
  • Good design (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Safe (6)
  • Great blade (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (9)
    • Home improvement (7)
    • In the field (6)
    • Gifts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (7)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Love it

    By Kyle

    from Kemp texas

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • In The Field

        Comments about Factory Reconditioned Makita LS1216L-R 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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice saw

        By Lou

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Capacity Capacity Capac
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Improvement
          • In The Field
          • In The Workshop

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

          I've been a trim carpenter for 28 years and have used just about every saw out there at one time or another. The only saw that you could make somewhat of a case for being better is the Kapex (The makita is better though). However, you sacrifice a lot of cutting capacity and pay an outrageous premium for that saw.

          So why did I only give it four stars? The 1216 is not flawless. Mine arrived in horrible alignment. The angle was off about 1 degree. A quick adjustment of the fence took care of that. The bevel settings were among the worst I've ever seen on a new saw. Easily off by more than 2 degrees. I dialed it in, but there is a slight issue with it. The saw is supposed to have a zero degree stop for the bevel settings. Its not very accurate. When you return the saw to zero degree, there isn't a positive placement. The best I can describe it is that it feels spongy. Its very easy to have the saw be slightly out and not realize it. Sure, if you have the time, you can keep checking it. I change bevel settings all day long and don't have the time to keep checking the accuracy. This is a very annoying problem with the saw. I have an older Makita LS1214 that has a ball bearing stop that zeros the saw out. That system was far superior to the current one.

          The above aside, the saw is excellent overall. The capacity is amazing. Being able to cut tall base in an upright position made the saw worth buying to me. Everything (other than the bevel issue) works perfectly and the cuts are smooth and dead on accurate. Lasers have always been something that I lacked trust in with mitersaws. The laser on the 1216 is perfectly aligned and very handy. Some might say that only having one laser is a negative, but its so easy to flip it back and forth from the right to the left of the blade that you don't need two lasers. The laser on the 1216 is aligned far better than the one on our older 1214.

          We have a Kapex onsite and I think the 1216 is the better overall saw. Some things about the Kapex are better, but you can't tell the difference in cuts made on one versus the other. The 1216 is easier to use and it embarrasses the Kapex when it comes to capacity. Try cutting a hunk of 12/4 oak on the Kapex and then do it on the 1216. The Kapex gets sand kicked in its faced by the 1216 in this area. I install miles and miles of 6" base every year. With the 1216 I can move much quicker than I can with the Kapex. No adjusting the bevel, just stand it up against the fence and cut. Its much easier to see what you are doing while cutting miters versus bevels on any saw. Oh, the 1216 is less then half the price of the Kapex too. The Kapex is really great for dust collection, but other than that, its just a status symbol thing. The Kapex might have the most annoying safety ever put on a miter saw too. I use my saws to make money with, not to impress my friends. The 1216 simply out performs the Kapex. The 1216 is a little on the heavy side, but that's a small price to pay for such a capable saw.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Definitely recommended

          By Snowbound

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Design
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home Improvement
          • In The Workshop

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

          Powerful and extremely accurate right out of the box. Good design with easy to read and reach controls. It is a bit heavy and don't know how I would like to lug it every day to a job site. Hold down vise was missing and Makita wanted the entire saw reshipped back to CPO, just for the vise. CPO bent over backwards to accomodate me in regard to this matter. CPO contacted me 3 times after contacting Makita on my behalf. CPO has the best shipping (only 2 days to receive the tool) of any company that I ever dealt with, and their customer service is second to none. A great company to deal with!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Makita has done it again -qualitproduct

          By Mr. Mike

          from Hatteras, NC

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Cutting Speed
          • Good Design
          • Great Blade
          • Overall A Quality Product
          • Powerful
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Home Improvement
            • In The Field
            • In The Workshop
            • Pro To Hobby This Is It

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

            Am using it out of the box for flooring - precise cuts. Very solid and ease of use. The laser is bright even in sunlight. It is as good as the Festool but 1/2 the price. The vac attachment works well - I use it inside. Great quality product.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Saw !

            By Jim's Trim

            from Montrose Colorado

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Design
            • Great Blade
            • Powerful
            • Safe

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • In The Field
            • In The Workshop

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

            I find this saw to be very accurate and precise, enjoy the capacities and features. I just wish it had the floresent light option.

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            New Vs. Reconditioned

            Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.

            • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
            • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
            • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee;
              New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.

            Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
            Features: Same Same
            Specs: Same Same
            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
            12-in Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser - LS1216L-R,
            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
            Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
            Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

            Warranty

            Warranty Information

            Makita Standard Warranty

            The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

            If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

            This Warranty does not apply where:
            • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
            • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
            • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
            • Alterations have been made to the tool
            In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the one-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.