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Model # LS1221

Internet # 202757218

12 in. Compound Miter Saw

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$309.99 /each



Model # LS1221

Internet # 202757218

Store SO SKU # 1000668720

Makita’s 12 in. Compound Miter Saw combines power, combines power, performance and ease of use for most common miter cuts. Perfect for a range of applications including woodworking, cabinetry, deck building, framing and more. The dynamically balanced, 15 amp, direct-drive motor is engineered to never slip or bog down like belt-drive units. It features a precision-machined aluminum base for accurate cuts. For ease of use, there's a horizontal D-handle design for comfort.

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  • Includes saw, 12 in. 40-tooth miter saw blade (a-93706), vertical vise (122540-9), (2) extension wing (323726-0), socket wrench 13 (782232-8), dust bag (122852-0)
  • Compact design for portability with a powerful, 15-amp direct drive motor that delivers 4000 RPM
  • Positive miter stops at 9 settings: 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45° right or left and 0° (90° cuts)
  • 4-1/2 in. tall pivoting fence for cutting up to 5-1/2 in. crown moulding
  • Carbide-tipped blade for precision cutting
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Pivoting fence for supporting larger material
  • 1-year warranty
  • Includes: 12 in. 40T miter saw blade (a-93706), vertical vise (122540-9), (2) extension wing (323726-0), socket wrench 13 (782232-8), dust bag (122852-0)
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Blade Diameter 
12 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
26.5 in 
Product Height (in.) 
23.86 in 
Product Width (in.) 
24 in 
Table Length (in.) 
Table Width (in.) 
45 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Left 
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Left 
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Right 
Amperage (amps) 
Arbor Size 
Bench & Stationary Tool Type 
Compound Miter Saw 
Bench or Stationary 
Bevel Type 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Dust Collection Method 
Electric Brake 
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 
Maximum Degree Bevel Cuts - Left 
Maximum Degree Bevel Cuts - Right 
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left 
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
Maximum miter capacity 
Miter Saw Type 
No Tool Blade Change 
Power Tool Product Type 
Bench & Stationary 
Product Weight (lb.) 
37 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,ETL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year Warranty 


Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Another Great Makita Product The saw was packaged very well. Took only a few minutes to extract from the box, and make some sample miters. It's a pleasure the way in jumps into the 45 degree slots, and the cuts are true. I've fiddled with squares and triangles on my other two miter saws and have never had results this good. This is my fifth Makita product, and it appears that it's going to continue the tradition. July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Light Weight (Aluminum) and Accurate A very good miter saw, with less plastic than most. I was surprised at how well the dust collection bag works, after reading that this is a general problem with many different brands of saws. July 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Not perfect, but the best I've found out of 4 others I owned 2 DeWalt's, a Bosch, and the Delta miter saws and ended my quest when I found this one. If you are into carpentry work just about ANY saw will suit your needs, but if your into fine, near perfect square cuts, look no further. The DeWalt's couldn't come close to square cuts, the Bosch was nice but inaccurate, the Delta was close but pinched your fingers when doing miters. I decided to try the Makita and was pleased more with it than all the above mentioned. Today's saws are usually dual compound miters, which are fine for carpentry work, but if your after hair line cuts that are just about "dead-on" this is about the best you"ll find. I had mine for 10 yrs and the brake went up on me the other night, I sent it for repair and then went to my local Home Depot to purchase another....... "This saw is that good." I build furniture (where joinery is critical) and nothing so far has come close in terms of near perfect square cuts. If you can find a miter saw that doesn't compound (this does to ONE side) you may have found a more accurate saw, but till then, look no further! And I'll gladly own 2 when my other is repaired October 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by old reliable I own a cabinetmaking business and I have a home that I have added on to and a workshop that I built myself and this saw was used whenever I needed a miter saw. It came out of the box in perfect adjustment and I have never had to readjust the settings. I have made thousands of cuts with it and it has been loaded in and out of the truck more times than I can count. I am very picky when it comes to tools, a good tool will pay for itself many times over and a bad tool will ruin your day and take money out of your pocket. I don't know if I got the best one of these saws ever manufactured but I love this saw because it has never given me a problem nor let me down. And yes, you can do fine trim and finish carpentry with a single bevel saw. May 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Makita makes great saws and provides nice blades too Got this to replace a Ridgid 12" slider that was OK but took up too much space, My most used material is 1"x 6" which this saw can cut 3 at a time with ease. Also have a 10" Makita that I really like which is why I decided to try this 12" one. Both saws came with fine blades which is also a plus. There is something about these saws that is hard to describe other than to say they just feel right for me. November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good saw for the money Out of the box accurate.45's and 22 1/2's. Con is that the dust collection system is undersized. I needed an adapter to get from the 1" discharge to my 2-1/2" dust collection hose. With the 1" discharge, the bag is small and doesn't work very well collecting dust. Even with the dust collection hose attached, the 1" hole is too small to collect the dust and it falls underneath the saw. Makita should re-design the system to accommodate a 2-1/2" discharge opening and a larger dust collection bag for a cleaner operation. February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Makita 12 in-dual compound miter saw performance I have been a finish carpenter for over 42 years and run my own business for over 14 years now. i have built everything from small production homes to high end custom homes all over north east Ohio. and with all this talk of bad economy i have yet to see a slow down in my particular field. I have used numerous brands of tools over the years. I'm not going to waste time on any of the tools that claim to be the best in price or quality. I have tried them ALL and i can be pretty rough on my tools sometimes. But my best results in every project I've undertaken no matter how small has turned out extremely successful only because of the quality of my tools the Makita 12 in. compound miter saws along with many other Makita tools make my job a lot easier. I have experimented from time to time with others and i always come back to the best. thank you. October 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product from the start is user friendly! A do it yourself person found the ease and accuracy of this product. Easy instructions to follow that took away the imagined headaches. Before buying, I did some homework and it paid off with this great product. January 21, 2014
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