Makita LS1016 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Review

Easily One of the Best Miter Saws, Ever
Makita LS1016 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Review

Product Name: Makita LS1016 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

Product Description: Makita Compound Miter Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 9.7/10
    Rating - 9.7/10
9.7/10

Summary

Despite being quite expensive than most of the other models and brands, the Makita LS1016 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is worth every penny. Not just the improved power and cut capacities, but the ergonomics and comfort of the tool also add to its appeal. It is lightweight and one of the most compact tools in its class.

Makita has launched its newest and most innovative series of Miter saws. These saws feature the DXT (Deep and eXact cutting technology). They also include a direct drive gearbox along with a patented guard system especially designed for large vertical cuts. Additional rigid rail sliding systems produce superior cuts to facilitate complicated tasks.

The Makita LS1016 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter saw is one of the best from this series, and offers a load of features to its users. It is best for professional technicians and can bear strains of rugged use and tough jobsites.

Large cutting capacity

In its class, the Makita 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw has the largest of the crown molding cut capacity of 6-5/8 inches. The retractable gear guard invested in this tool provides a baseboard cut capacity of about 4-3/4 inches and an additional 12-inch capacity at the 90 degrees.

There are 6 special ball bearings which further enhance the saw’s performance to result in smooth and adjustment-free cuts. The rail sliding system and the four steel rails deflect less and produce more accuracy. The exterior is rugged and sturdy; hence the tool lasts longer and does not need frequent maintenance.

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Designed for miter and bevel cuts

The Makita LS1016 10-Inch offers a precision bevel that gives you exact miter cuts. This is possible because of the provision of an exclusive 4 ¾ inches sliding fence system. This system includes fence adjustments for both upper and lower rails. The saw can miter from 0 to 52 degrees at the left side, 0 to 60 degrees at the right. The rear handle lock is also conveniently accessible.

Easy one touch miter lock system is integrated for accuracy and efficiency.  Hence, the precise meter and bevel cuts make the tool extremely useful for a variety of applications and for different materials.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight:60 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 23.5 x 16 inches
  • Item model number: LS1016
  • Color: Silver
  • Power Source: corded-electric
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • included Components: bare-tool; attachments
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Warranty

Pros

  • Powerful 15.0 AMP direct drive motor delivers 3,200 RPM
  • Compact design with a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System
  • Innovative direct drive gearbox and guard system for increased vertical cutting capacity
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
  • Ergonomic rubberized horizontal D-handle design for added comfort
  • Large precision machined aluminum base supports material for more efficient cutting

Cons

  • Priced according to what it offers

Verdict

Despite being quite expensive than most of the other models and brands, the Makita LS1016 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is worth every penny. Not just the improved power and cut capacities, but the ergonomics and comfort of the tool also add to its appeal. It is lightweight and one of the most compact tools in its class.

It is engineered to suit the tasks of various professionals i.e. 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. It is a highly-recommended tool with highest ratings.

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