Makita LS1016LX5 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand Review

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Makita LS1016LX5 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand Review

Product Name: Makita LS1016LX5 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand

Product Description: Makita Miter Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 7.0/10
    Rating - 7.0/10
7.0/10

Summary

Unlike many other power tools, the Makita LS1016LX5 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand is not lightweight at all. It is heavy and cannot be easily taken to places. The stand coming with it is oversized, and the product is overall expensive as well, however when it comes to the performance and cut capacities, no compromises have been made.

Makita is a very well-known and a highly reliable electronics brand. The quality, innovation and technology are the trademarks, and durability adds to the brand’s appeal. The Makita LS1016LX5 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand makes addition to the Makita’s miter saw series. It is powerful yet easy to use.

It features a compact design, yet comprises of a powerful mechanism to make smooth and accurate cuts. The loads of features and specifications make it an appealing tool by most of the professional technicians.

Powerful performance with laser beam

The Makita 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw has been invested with the powerful 15 Ampere direct drive motor. It can provide an RPM of about 3,200 with a jerk-free start. An electronic speed control system monitors the speed and allows modifications according to the jobsite conditions and application demands.

The laser beam can precisely point on the cut line even when the tool is turned off. This results in increased result accuracy and can even be used by a novice user. It can Miter 0º-52º left and 0º-60º right, with positive stops at 0º, 15º, 22.5º, 31.6º, and 45º (left and right).

Exclusive linear ball bearings

The Makita LS1016LX5 comprises of top-notch and exclusively made 6 linear ball bearings. These can deliver the smoothest, most solid and free of adjustment cuts. To increase the vertical cutting capacity of this tool, a latest direct drive gearbox and guard system is engineered.

Therefore, the tool has the capacity for up to 6-5/8” crown molding (vertically nested), 4-3/4” baseboard (vertical), and 12” cross cuts at 90º. The supreme quality components and rugged exterior makes the tool last longer and it also does not require frequent maintenance.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 135 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 44 x 19.5 inches
  • Color: Teal
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Number of Handles: 2
  • Included Components: stand
  • Power source: corded electric
  • 15 Amp direct drive motor

Pros

  • Powerful 15 AMP direct drive delivers 3,200 RPMs with soft start
  • Exclusive 6 linear ball bearings deliver smooth, solid and adjustment-free “dead-on” accurate cuts
  • Large adjustable fence levers for fast and easy adjustments
  • Built-in laser indicates line-of-cut whether blade is turning or not
  • Oversized trigger switch for better fit, added comfort and easier operation

 Cons

  • Quite heavy and not portable
  • The stand is undersized

Verdict

Unlike many other power tools, the Makita LS1016LX5 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand is not lightweight at all. It is heavy and cannot be easily taken to places. The stand coming with it is oversized, and the product is overall expensive as well, however when it comes to the performance and cut capacities, no compromises have been made. The cuts are smooth and burn free, and result in accurate results and successful job completion.

Since it is corded there is no hassle of battery recharge or frequent battery replacements. It has been tried and tested by various professional technicians in different jobsite conditions. they highly recommend it to others as well.

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