Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 56
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by midtnwoodworking Quality Saw
The saw was easy to put together, and the manual was clearly written. The fence was slightly out of square with the blade, but it was easily adjusted. The soft start feature is great, much better than my old skil chop saw. I wish the fence had a scale on it, but I purchased one and will put on it. Overall the quality is good which is expected of Makita. It feels slightly under-powered at times though. I put a thin kerf freud blade in it that seemed to help a little. It has an adjustable zero clearance insert which is nice. You will not be disappointed in this saw.
February 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PolarJumper Researched similar 10" sliding compound saws, chose Makita and very happy with the choice.
The saw arrived packaged securely and came together easily. Fined tuned the bevel adjustment to true 90 without issue. Miter stops very positive and I like the quick lock/unlock feature for adjusting the miter base. Needed to adjust the fence system to achieve an accurate 90 cut at the 0 miter stop. I would have expected not to have to make that particular adjustment for this quality of saw and manufacturer. It is always important to check both miter and bevel cutting functions to ensure accurate non-binding cuts regardless of Manufacturer, never assume. The dual slide system works smoothly out of the box and the included saw blade leaves a very smooth cut surface. The saw does compact down nicely for transport but be prepared, it has some weight to it. I was very impressed with the smooth motor startup, no jerking to life to make a cut! The hold down clamp is simple and effective to use.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Great saw
Only used for a few weeks but after a bit of checking accuracy I was off and running. The best part is this saw will cut laminate counter top in two passes completely through. Very accurate and smooth cutting. Soft start is also a very nice feature. Did a lot of research on diffent saws and the only other choice was going to be the Bosch saw. Maybe I'll buy that one too.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by al Great saw
I bought this saw to build myself a workbench but also as a solid investment in a good tool for future use. I ordered online and had the saw shipped to my local store, everything went very smoothly. The saw was very easy to set up and even easier to use. I think I was up and running in about 10-15 minutes. The laser level is a huge plus. Plenty of power, all of my cuts were nice and square. The dual slide is excellent. I definitely recommend this saw
July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kelly Review of a new Makita Model LS1016 dual slide compound miter saw
The saw works great and has many more options than my previous saw. So far I love it I have only done (1) project but I can not find any issues with this product. Very accurate, quick and cuts through even hard wood like butter.
February 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jsteib Makita Compound Miter Saw w/ Laser
Great saw! Great value! Great ergonomics! Soft start. Very good laser. Not as good on dust collection. How long til the miter saw folks provide an add-on dust collector for their saws?
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kuhltool Haven't used much.
I haven't had a chance to use the saw much yet but can say the following: Fine tuning the miter, bevel, stops and such took over two hours. It took so long because the manual is so horrible. The rotating table is 0.022 below the table top and probably sags due to the weight of the saw. The lower slide glides really smooth while you can feel the ball bearings when sliding the upper slide, not bad though. Like most saws, dust collection is poor. Fit and finish is very nice and seems to be well built. So far, I like it. Will try to update this (if I can) after I have used it more and can see how accurate it is.
May 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Makita 10" Slider
I purchased this miter saw based on a W*** Magazine review and the price finally came down a little. Free shipping was also a plus. I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet (we're finishing up a kitchen rebuild) but I did take it out of the box. Looks great and I was relieved to find that my shop vacuum hose fit in the dust chute.
The saw arrived a day earlier than promised. However, this was VERY disappointing! Why, you ask? Well, I like to track my shipments just to see where they've been. This one set in a facility located only 2 hours from us for SIX (6) DAYS!
March 16, 2016