Model # LS1221

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Makita 15 Amp 12 in. Compound Miter Saw


15 Amp 12 in. Compound Miter Saw

  • Built with a 15 Amp direct-drive motor for smoother operation
  • Features an electric brake that quickly stops the blade
  • Highly rated 12 in. miter saw for overall performance
$308.28 /each
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Price Valid : 02/04/2017 - 03/16/2017
Buy $100 or more of eligible Makita products on a single order and receive $20 discount at the time of checkout (applied in cart)

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Product Overview

Makita 12 in. Compound Miter Saw 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. 40-teeth 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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Name 15 Amp 12 in. Heavy-Duty Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw 15 Amp 12 in. Compound Miter Saw 15 Amp 12 in. Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw 15 Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
Brand DEWALT Makita DEWALT Makita
Ratings (124) (18) (32) (34)
Miter Saw Type Compound Compound Compound Sliding Compound
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Blade Diameter 12 in 12 in 12 in 12 in
Bevel Type Single Single Dual Dual
Power Tool Features Positive Stops Electric Brake Positive Stops Laser Guide
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 8 4.75 6.5 6.5
Reconditioned No No No No
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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this dual bevel? Also is there a laser on it?

Asked by: Anonymous
To be honest with you. the only time i will a saw with a laser is for rough framing or decking. when you are doing any type of fine of precise wood working lasers only get in the way. many of my cuts need to be so precise that will will use a razor blade to mark my next cut. and i have yet to find a laser that precise. they have a tendency to be fuzzy around the edges or a little too wide and cause the cut to be either to long or God forbid to short. stick to a sharp pencil and save your money ditch the laser.
Answered by: Garchitech
Date published: 2016-08-31

Can I use this for 2 x 6 decking boards?

Asked by: paul
Yes, straight cuts and miters .
Answered by: Factotum
Date published: 2016-08-31

Will this cut 1/2" x 4" baseboard at a 45 degree angle?

Asked by: Crafty
Yes, the Makita 15 Amp 12 in. Compound Miter Saw (LS1221) has a maximum cutting capacity of 1-3/4" x 5-1/2" at 45 degrees.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2017-01-02

With your quality control procedures, if a straight edge is placed across the table ends, what is the maximum distance from flat allowed?

Asked by: NukeWW
I'm not sure i totally understand the question. if my answer does not help please write again. but here it goes. there really is no maximum distance. the rule of thumb is and always should be what you can safely support with your holding hand and or saw clamp that will not produce any torch on either end or your cut piece that will end up as either binding the blade, causing a kickback and ruining your material you are cutting, your saw or yourself. be careful use your best judgement don't over extend. hope this helps. good luck
Answered by: Garchitech
Date published: 2016-08-31
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Customer Reviews

15 Amp 12 in. Compound Miter Saw is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't speak to the longevity of this saw nor can I compare it to similar saws. I've only had it... I can't speak to the longevity of this saw nor can I compare it to similar saws. I've only had it for a few weeks and I haven't used every other chop saw out there. What I can say, as a lifelong woodworker and someone familiar with woodworking tools, is that this saw has a fine fit and finish and a feel of quality. The saw is comparitively light weight, but seems very smooth and accurate and sturdy. I was amazed at the smooth cut surface left by the blade that came installed on the saw. So far, I really like this saw and I'm guessing I'll like it more and more as I use it more. I'd buy it again.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The saw unpacked with the fence not perpendicular to the... The saw unpacked with the fence not perpendicular to the blade which one could expect. However the means to adjust it is painstaking. The fence is held by 4 bolts. Once the fence is square, to tighten the fence, it moves. It took about 3 hrs of trial and error to make it perfect. Otherwise great!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great miter saw... Great miter saw
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2012-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-02
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