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LS1016L Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Makita - LS1016L Sliding Compound Miter Saw

This 10-in. sliding miter saw from Makita features a four-rail-slide providing extra cutting capacity for its size.

$550.00 (As of 8/14/2009)

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Editor's Review: Video Tool Review: Makita LS1016L Sliding Compound Miter Saw

review date: August 14, 2009

Fine Homebuilding senior editor Justin Fink took a closer look at Makita's redesigned LS1016L 10-in. sliding compound miter saw to see if its laundry list of upgrades could stand up against the toughest job-site challenges.

The miter saw features a larger cutting capacity than comparable models thanks to an increase in its table size, a four-rail slide system that gives it up to 12-in. of cross cut capacity at 90 degrees, and a flip-up blade guard that provides slightly more vertical cutting capacity. Unfortunately, it can't handle vertical baseboard cuts greater than 4-3/4 in. tall, which would have been a nice option.. Still, these features make it nearly comparable to leading 12-in. compound miter saws

Most notable is the new electronically-controlled motor that allows it to make heavy cuts without bogging down, similar to systems from the more expensive Festool Kapex miter saw. For the complete details of our tool test and a full rundown of new features, watch our in-depth video review.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Very Good

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Video Tool Review: Makita LS1016L Sliding Compound Miter Saw We take a closer at Makita's 10-in. sliding compound miter saw to see how well it stands up to the rigors of the job site.

Manufacturer Specifications


Makita's 10-in. compound mitersaw, model LS1016L features 12 in. of crosscut capacity with a four-rail slide system, a laser guide, and an newly engineered miter table that is larger than previous models and features a new adjustment mechanism.

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 52 lbs.
Dimensions 28-1/8 in. long by 25-1/4 wide by 26-1/2 in. high
Max Width of Cut (90/45 degrees) 12 in.; 8-1/2 in.
Max Depth of Cut 4-3/4 in.
Max Miter/Bevel 52 degree left; 60 degree right
Double Bevel Yes
Laser Yes
Amps 15 amps
Volts N/A
Blade Size 10 in., 5/8-in. arbor
Blade Type N/A

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