Makita LS1016L Compound Miter Saw Review

Now if you are looking for a good saw that is going to provide with all your needs in getting precise miter cuts, you should go for the Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser. This saw comes with a direct drive gearbox of innovative technology. Its vertical cutting capacity is unmatched, as Makita has integrated a retracted guard system. This technology is patented and provides an impressive vertical cutting capacity of 6-5/8 inches.

In addition to that, the Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser provides precise cuts thanks to its six linear ball bearings. You do not even need to adjust it as the saw runs and cuts smoothly. Enjoy firm and accurate cuts with another one of its patented integrated feature, the 4 steel rail sliding. It has increased productivity and decreased deflection. It also has the latest Makita saw feature, the DXT technology that offers the users with profound and exact cuts.

Features of Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

  • This tool has 4 steel sliding system rail
  • Comes with six linear ball bearings unlike other cutting tools
  • Has a huge capacity that can work up to an amazing 6-5/8-inch crown molding when nested in vertical position
  • Can do cross cuts at 90 degrees ( twelve inch)
  • Can cut up to 3/4-inch baseboard when positioned vertically
  • Has a tall fencing system of 4-3/4-inch that has integrated sliding system
  • Powerful direct drive motor of 15.0 amp
  • Increased Accuracy and large cutting capacity

The LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser comes with direct drive gearbox with which you can now enjoy vertical cutting of superior quality. Its patented retractable guard system has been specifically designed in such a way that no other miter saw will be able to provide you with this large crown molding cuts (six – 5/8 inches).

The retractable gear guard has also made the Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser the vertical cutting capability of 4-3/4 inches. You will also be able to enjoy 12 inches cutting capacity angled at 90 degrees. In addition to all this features, it comes with exclusively integrated linear ball bearings (it has 6) for delivering jerk free smooth and ‘dead-on’ precise cuts.

The 4 steel Rail Sliding System of Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser ensures its users with enhanced capacity for enjoying larger cuts with more accuracy and less deviation.

Accurate Bevel and Miter Cuts

The exclusive four and three quarter inch sliding fence system of Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser features both lower and upper fence adjustments so that the users can enjoy more accurate miter cuts and bevel cuts that adds versatility to the work. The saw miter can be angled to the left (0 to 52 degrees) as well as to the right ( 0 to sixty degrees).

It comes with dual handle at its rear with bevel lock. The lock can easily be accessed and adjusted both to the left and to right (0 to 45 degrees) according to what the work entails. It also has three positive stops on both sides at 45, 33.9 and 22.5 degrees. You can now easily adjust this tool for enjoying accurate cuts with its dual bevel scales. You can even do micro adjustments for precision. There is a laser that indicates whether the blade is rotating or not for accuracy.

Pros of Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser

  • Both the upper bearing and the lower bearing work smoothly.
  • Precise cuts and the laser marker helps a lot

Cons of Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser

  • No stop for 0 degree bevel due to faulty engineering
  • Fence is off by a few degrees