Makita LS1216L 12" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw + Laser

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Makita LS1216L 12" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw + Laser

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The LS1216L includes:

  • 1x Makita LS1216L 12" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
  • 1x Makita A-93712 12" x 1" 60T Micro-Polished Miter Saw Blade
  • 1x Makita 122854-6 Vertical Vise
  • 1x Makita 122852-0 Dust Bag
  • 1x Makita 762001-3 Triangular Rule
  • 1x Makita 783208-8 Blade Wrench
  • 1x Makita 782232-8 Socket Wrench

Highlights:

  • Powerful 15 AMP direct drive motor requires less maintenance, and delivers. 3,200 RPMs with soft start for smoother power-ups.
  • Easy one-touch miter lock for accurate adjustments and increased efficiency
  • Replaceable stainless steel miter scale features easy-to-read markings
  • Ergonomic rubberized horizontal D-handle design with oversized trigger switch for better fit and added comfort
  • Large precision machined aluminum base supports material for more efficient cutting
  • Double-jointed vertical vise can be installed on either the left or right side of the base for more versatile positioning
  • See-through blade guard system for greater visibility of the line of cut
  • Rubberized feet help tool remain stationary

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. Another key point of difference is the direct drive motor with soft start, which delivers smoother start-ups and constant power, with no belts to slip or replace. 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 set up 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.

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 & 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 micro-adjustments 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 convenience 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.

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 start-ups, and the Electronic Speed Control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher-quality cutting.

The LS1216L is engineered for precision tasks in woodworking shops as well as for cutting large materials like 4x16 beams and wide boards up to 15". It is ideal for a broad range of trades, including finish carpenters, professional woodworkers, case and base installers, cabinet installers, cabinet manufacturers, closet installers, decking and flooring applications, 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.

Features:

  • Large cutting capacity for up to 8" crown molding (nested), 6-1/2" baseboard (vertical), and 15" crosscut at 90deg.
  • Compact design with a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts
  • 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
  • Miters 0°- 52° left and 0° - 60° right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6° and 45° (left and right)
  • Bevels 0° - 45° (left and right) with positive stops at 0°, 22.5°, 33.9° and 45° (left and right)
  • Dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible, with front and top facing scales for more precise bevel adjustments
  • 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
  • Electronic Speed Control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher quality cutting
  • Large adjustable levers for fast and easy fence adjustments
  • Fully enclosed bottom throat plate for a cleaner work surface

Tech Specs:

  • Brand: Makita
  • Model: LS1216L
  • MPN: LS1216L
  • UPC: 088381602600
  • Type: Miter Saw
  • Miter Saw Type: Double Bevel Compound
  • Blade Diameter: 12"
  • Arbor: 1"
  • Max. Cutting Capacity (miter 90°): 3-5/8" x 15"
  • Max. Cutting Capacity (miter 45°, L/R): 3-5/8" x 10-1/2"
  • Vertical Capacity: Baseboard Against Fence: 6-1/2-inch
  • Vertical Capacity: Crown Molding Vertically Nested: 8-inch
  • Horizontal Capacity: Baseboard Lying Flat: 15-inch
  • Horizontal Capacity: Crown Molding Lying Flat: 8-inch
  • Bevel Cut Capacity (dimensional lumber): 10-1/2"
  • Bevel Angle Range: 0 to 45 degrees
  • Bevel Stops: 0, 22.5, 33.9 and 45 degrees left and right
  • Miter Range: 0 to 52-degrees left and 0 to 60-degrees right, with positive stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees left and right
  • Number of Miter Detents: 9
  • Miter Detents: 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees left and right
  • 90° Crosscut Capacity: 15"
  • 90° Thickness Capacity: 3-5/8"
  • Handle Orientation: Horizontal
  • Spindle Lock: No
  • No Load Speed: 3,200 RPM
  • AMPS: 15
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 31-3/4" x 25-1/4" x 28-3/8"
  • Power Type: corded
  • Cord Length: 8.2 feet
  • Net Weight: 58.6 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 74 lbs
  • Package Qty.: 1

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100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
By PAT
EAST AURORA, NY
July 13, 2018
GREAT SAW!!!
IT WAS RIGHT ON NEEDING NO ADJUSTMENTS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. IT IS QUIET AND SMOOTH RUNNING AND CUTS GREAT.
By jordan
Plymouth, MA
April 10, 2018
Best compound saw hands down!
The majors saw is the best in my opinion. If put this saw to the test for a long time with thousands of cuts. As a contractor, dependability is huge. Tools plus is a great! Speedy delivery always!
By Don Burbank
West Point, Utah
April 6, 2017
retired cabinet and furniture maker -Makita LS1216L
I purchased this item in February 2017 to replace my older Porter Cable 12€ which was not a sliding miter. So far, I am pleased. I was disappointed to find it was not accurate out of the box. The blade was set at 88.1 degrees and the miter was out almost three degrees. Needless to say, this causes great problems for a furniture maker. It took a few cuts to discover it was the saw and not the operator. Using a digital angle instrument, I was able to bring the blade into a perfect 90 degrees. Setting the miter was another thing. The manual does not give any instructions for setting the miter. It took two of us to discover that to set the fence, you must first remove the top rail on both sides of the fence. There are two hex bolts under each side. Once loosened, you can now set the fence. I would recommend you use a foot or foot and half board that you know is true before you cut it. Make a cut and check it with a good square. Keep moving the fence until your cut is perfect and then lock all four bolts in place and replace the top sliding rails.
ProsIt has a lot of good features that help make the job easier and does its job well once you have taken the time to true it.
ConsIt does not have two laser showing both sides of the blade. You can move the laser from side to side which helps, but other top of the line miters have two showing both sides of the blade at the same time. I also am disappointed that it did not come set at true.
By Jeff
Chicago
October 9, 2015
Does the job! LS1216L
I needed a compound miter saw to cut large crown and baseboard for a home remodel. I know there were cheaper models but I also wanted something that would last.
I have done a lot of work with the saw over the past month and its worked well. Obviously dust collection is a problem but I haven't connected a vacuum system. The hold down clamp is handy and helps.
ProsThe clear saw guard is very nice. Even with laser I still check it the old fashioned way.

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