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Makita

Model LS1221

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15 Amp 12 in. Compound Miter Saw

$309.93 /each
  • 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

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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-degree, 22.5-degree, 31.6-degree, 45-degree right or left and 0-degree (90-degree 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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Is this dual bevel? Also is there a laser on it?

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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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No, it is single bevel to the left and no laser, but I don't trust lasers anyway.
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It is not a dual bevel and there is no laser.
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No. And No.
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No, it is a single bevel (I wish it didn't bevel at all) and the saw has no laser, you can find after market lasers online if you'd like one. I like this saw because it blows the DeWalt 12" and 10" saws out of the water in terms of accuracy, as well as being more precise than the Delta, and Bosch. What lessens a saws accuracy is the compound "beveling" that most ALL saws today feature. This saw is the Read More
No, it is a single bevel (I wish it didn't bevel at all) and the saw has no laser, you can find after market lasers online if you'd like one. I like this saw because it blows the DeWalt 12" and 10" saws out of the water in terms of accuracy, as well as being more precise than the Delta, and Bosch. What lessens a saws accuracy is the compound "beveling" that most ALL saws today feature. This saw is the best I've found in terms of hair line joints when fabricating furniture (next to my miter ONLY 15" Hitachi) Read Less
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The LS1221” Compound Miter Saw has a pivoting fence for cutting up to 5-1/2” Crown Molding (nested) and a 6” cutting capacity at 90°. The saw is a single bevel (45° left) and does not have a laser. If you require double bevel capacity and a laser as standard equipment, we suggest our LS1016L or LS1216L Dual Slide Compound Miter Saws. Both saws have dual bevel capacity (45° left or right) and they both Read More
The LS1221” Compound Miter Saw has a pivoting fence for cutting up to 5-1/2” Crown Molding (nested) and a 6” cutting capacity at 90°. The saw is a single bevel (45° left) and does not have a laser. If you require double bevel capacity and a laser as standard equipment, we suggest our LS1016L or LS1216L Dual Slide Compound Miter Saws. Both saws have dual bevel capacity (45° left or right) and they both come standard with an adjustable laser. Read Less
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Can I use this for 2 x 6 decking boards?

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Yes, straight cuts and miters .
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August 31, 2015
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Yes, this product will cut 2 x 6 boards.
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Yes, the Makita 15-Amp 12 in. Compound Miter Saw (LS1221) offers a 3-7/8 in. x 6 in. cutting capacity at 90 degrees.
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Will this cut 1/2" x 4" baseboard at a 45 degree angle?

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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.
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February 20, 2016
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Yes, this can cut a 1/2" x 4" baseboard at a 45 degree angle.
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With your quality control procedures, if a straight edge is placed across the table ends, what is the maximum distance from flat allowed?

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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 Read More
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 Read Less
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The maximum distance from flat allowed for the 12 in. Compound Miter Saw (LS1221) meets or exceeds the industry standard, or other manufactures.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent purchase. Very Happy with purchase. Best price I could find, fast shipping, no damage, and the Makita saw is exceptional quality. As a 30 year veteran carpenter I can vouch for the LS1221--holds settings, lightweight, durable, nice finish to base, minimal plastic, true cuts. June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Very disappointed in Makita If you are a carpenter doing fine wood working like crown molding cabinetry and stair railings you won't like this saw. It does not cut true. The base is not true to the saw and the fence is a joke. Thought maybe I got a bad one sent it back and the new one is the same. If your a trim carpenter it would be OK but it won't cut very tall, Most 12" saws do a lot better .sorry makita your no longer the best. February 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great miter saw I received this saw as a christmas gift from my wife and couldn't be happier with it.It was set nice and square right from the box and cuts good and accurate.I like that it came with the table supports and they work well with long stock,plus it also comes with a hold down clamp which comes in handy.This seems like a very well build,quality saw. February 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well made Quality Product A well made miter saw. Have been looking for a new saw for several months. I purchased a different saw before this one from another big store after reading all of these wonderful reviews, and could see a sample of on at the store. It was a yellow miter saw, big mistake after opening saw at home never even lifted it out of the box. Found the motor housing was cracked in 2 places. the casing holding the motor blade and arm were poorly cast and unfinished. Returned item for a full refund. Found out most of the reviews were from 2011-2012. In store sample was better made than one in box. So I decided to spend a little more money $80 more and purchased this one online only from Home Depot. Had saw delivered to store for free, so I could inspect it before taking home. Wow this is a quality made product! Its solid well finished has metal scales. It came with a hold down clamp and extended material supports that are thick and sturdy. Everything was square out of the box no adjustments needed. Blade could use double the teeth, however it is making very clean cuts. Saw does not have a laser. I have never found a laser to be any help in making accurate cuts anyway. This saw is made sturdy enough to last a good 10-15 years. January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good saw This is a light weight,accurate,affordable saw for the professional trim carpenter. I would rather have makita over dewalt , hitachi,or any other saw. January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great price Easy to assemble blade included powerful not to heavy December 15, 2015
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 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
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