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Model # LC1230

Internet # 203162039

12 in. Metal Cutting Saw

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$439.99 /each



Model # LC1230

Internet # 203162039

Store SO SKU # 1000669107

The Makita Metal Cutting Saw has a powerful 15 amp motor to handle your most demanding applications, including cutting light pipe, angle iron, tubing, conduit and channels. Featuring long-lasting carbide tipped blades for fast cutting, the D-shaped handle provides easy gripping for comfortable use and the handy lock-off button prevents accidental starts. The guide plate adjusts 0 to 45 degrees for bevel cutting and has a quick release vise for secure stock retention and repetitious cut-offs, while the shaft lock system shaves time off of wheel changes for increased productivity. Durably made for years of reliable use, this saw is suitable for your jobsite or for DIY projects around your home and has a large cast aluminum base for added stability.

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  • Powerful 15 amp motor handles the most demanding applications
  • Carbide tipped blade for clean, accurate and virtually burr-free cuts
  • Quick release vise for secure material retention and fast, repeated cut-offs
  • Lock-off button prevents accidental start-ups
  • Quick release support fence adjusts 0 to 45 degrees for miter cutting
  • Superior cutting time over abrasive cut-off saws for light pipe, angle iron, tubing, conduit and channel
  • D-shaped handle for easy gripping
  • Socket wrench stores on base for convenient blade changes
  • Shaft lock for easy blade changes with just one wrench
  • Shavings collection tray for easy waste disposal and a cleaner work environment
  • Large cast aluminum base for stability
  • Externally accessible brushes for convenient serviceability
  • Maximum cutting depth of 4-1/2 in. with carbide tipped blade
  • Includes: 12 in. Metal Cutting Saw, Carbide Tipped Blade, Socket Wrench and Switch Button
  • 1-year limited warranty
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Blade Diameter 
12 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Table Length (in.) 
Table Width (in.) 
Amperage (amps) 
Arbor Size 
Bench & Stationary Tool Type 
Chop Saw/Cut-Off Machine 
Bench or Stationary 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Dust Collection Method 
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
No Tool Blade Change 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
42.5 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cutting aluminum voids Makita warranty. Why ? While considering the purchase of this saw, I asked the L:A office of Makita if it can be ordered with a blade dedicated to aluminum. That was before I recalled that I have a 12 inch, 96 tooth Diablo blade for aluminum, from a noisy aluminum cutting experiment with a 3600 RPM Harbor Freight sliding compound miter saw (for wood). Makita said no, and " cutting aluminum would probably void the warranty" . The tech rep did not know why. Aluminum saws more easily than steel. Clogging the teeth of the high qualilty and $$$ Makita blade ( which is not optimized for non-ferrous)? There is a video on YouTube showing this saw cutting aluminum. March 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by You need this saw! I should have made this purchase years ago. This saw is so much faster and more accurate than a regular abrasive saw. I've already made hundreds of cuts with it and the blade still cuts like it did on cut one. Cudos to Makita for providing a top notch blade with this awesome machine! Read the owner manual and follow it. The blade will last if you take care of it. October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Saw I have not cut very much with this saw yet, but what I did cut this beast ran through it like butter! My only issue so far has been the fence angles are not quite exact, but what saw is? So I wound recommend using a square or angle finder to set your fence. Other than that this thing is amazing! December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by best bang for the buck......... great time saver I can only wish that all tools today live up to the quality and performace of this product. April 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great product - could be better this saw works great but the description could have been better regarding the blade type included. I needed to cut aluminum channel and what is included is for mild steel. No where did I find any info that said it had a blade for steel. I bought a non-ferrous blade for it and it does exactly what I need to do. The only thing missing from this saw is a measurement stop on the right side that would let you position stock for cutting the same size piece more than once. I will have to design something for it to make repeat cuts easier. July 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a must for cutting metal Cuts excellent and fast. I bought it to cut 1/4" thick steel angle. It can cut steel fast but I try not to go too fast because the blades are so pricey. March 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Product is very reliable This saw cuts metal very fast and very straight cuts helps finish the job fast August 15, 2012
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