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Makita 15 Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser
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Makita

15 Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser

  • Features a 15 Amp direct-drive motor that resists slipping
  • Soft start provides for a smoother start-up
  • Largest cross-cut cutting capacity in its class
$58350 /each
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Feature 1

Includes saw, 12 in. 60-tooth miter saw blade, vertical vise, dust bag, triangular rule, hex wrench, socket wrench

Feature 2

Can cut up to 8 in. crown moulding (nested), 6-1/2 in. baseboard (vertical) and 15 in. crosscut at 90 degrees

Feature 3

15-Amp direct-drive motor requires less maintenance and delivers 3200 RPM in a compact design

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amperage

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15 amps

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max speed

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3,200 rpm

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cord length

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8.2 ft.

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Warranty

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1 year

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The Makita Dual-Slide Miter Saw delivers the largest cross-cutting and crown cutting capacity in its class. It has a patented 4-steel rail sliding system that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts. There's an exclusive, 6 linear ball bearing design for smooth, adjustment-free, dead-on accurate cuts. The direct-drive motor features soft start, which delivers constant power and smoother start-ups, with no belts to slip or replace. Ideal for bench top and job site use.

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  • Includes saw, 12 in. 60-tooth miter saw blade (A-93712), vertical vise (122854-6), dust bag (122852-0), triangular rule (762001-3), hex wrench 2.5 (783208-8), socket wrench 13 (782232-8)
  • Compact design with powerful, 15 Amp direct-drive motor requires less maintenance and delivers 3200 RPM
  • Exclusive 5-1/2 in. tall dual sliding fence system features versatile upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise miter and bevel cuts
  • Independent laser indicates line of cut, whether blade is turning or not, with micro-adjustments for precise left-of-blade or right-of-blade cutting
  • Large cutting capacity for up to 8 in. crown moulding (nested), 6-1/2 in. baseboard (vertical) and 15 in. crosscut at 90°
  • Miters 0°-52° to the left and 0°-60° to the right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6° and 45° (to the left and right)
  • Bevels 0°-45° (left and right) with positive stops at 0°, 22.5°, 33.9° and 45° (left and right)
  • Dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible, with front and top facing scales for more precise bevel adjustments
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher quality cutting
  • 1-year warranty
  • Includes: 12 in. 60-teeth miter saw blade (A-93712), vertical vise (122854-6), dust bag (122852-0), triangular rule (762001-3), hex wrench 2.5 (783208-8), socket wrench 13 (782232-8)
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Name 15 Amp 10 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser 15 Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser 15 Amp 12 in. Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw 15 Amp Corded 12 in. Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw with 60-Tooth Blade
Brand Makita Makita DEWALT Bosch
Ratings (81) (51) (163) (243)
Blade Diameter 12 in
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 6.625 6.5 6.75 4
Miter Saw Type Sliding Compound Sliding Compound Sliding Compound Sliding
Bevel Type Dual Dual Dual Dual
Power Tool Features Laser Guide Laser Guide Positive Stops Electric Brake,Positive Stops
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
31.75 in
Product Height (in.)
28.375 in
Product Width (in.)
25.25 in
Table Length (in.)
16
Table Width (in.)
25.25

Details

45 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum
10.5
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Left
14
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Right
14
Amperage (amps)
15
Arbor Size
1
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Slide Miter Saw
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Bevel Type
Dual
Blade Diameter (in.)
12
Color Family
Silver
Cord Length (ft.)
8.2
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust Collection Method
Rotating Bag
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
6.5
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left
52
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right
60
Maximum Speed (rpm)
3200
Maximum miter capacity
60
Miter Saw Type
Sliding Compound
No Tool Blade Change
No
Power Tool Features
Laser Guide
Product Weight (lb.)
58.2lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the 12" Makita sliding miter saw have any wobble in the blade compaired to the 10"

I would like to buy a Makita sliding miter saw for my shop in the basement. I'm not sure which one to buy? It will be staying in one spot and not be moved around and used on home improvments and furniture making. Any advice?
Asked by: Anonymous
I've had mine for 5 years. The arbors on these saws are fine. No runout, but blade washers on some of the earlier saws were not fabricated properly and are not flat. That did cause wobble for me. Ordered replacelemt inboard and outboard bearings (that were larger in diameter than the originals) and problem solved. These are really fine saws, but like ANY compound miter saw, they need adjustment/maintenance once in a while.
Answered by: TeleBruce
Date published: 2017-02-22

Does this saw it come with a sawblade ? if so which one?

Asked by: Dodge
yes an 80 tooth I think.
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2017-04-21

Where is this saw made?

Asked by: Rudy
Japan I think it said.
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2017-05-12

Will this fit on universal miter saw stands, like the ridgid mobile stand for example?

Asked by: john
Yes, I have a Ryobi stand.
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2017-04-21
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Customer Reviews

15 Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Retracting my previous rating of 5 I previously gave a 5 star review. Upon further inspection doing much larger crown molding, I come to the issue of this saw going back to square both on miter and bevel. The bevel stop is extremely squishy. and the long detent bar that gives you the positive locks on miter cuts has an extreme amount of flex. Even though the positive detent is engaged, the table moves because of the flex of the detent bar. Unfortunately this saw cannot be trusted to go back to zero without squaring the thing every time it moves. I didn't notice his issue because I was doing 2" molding at first and trying out the bora miter gauge. Not that I've moved on, here are my findings. Very disappointed. And yes, I square all my saws out of the box
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm not sure why there is a push for Dewalt/... I'm not sure why there is a push for Dewalt/ Bosch/ or any of the other products because this saw is hands down better than all of them. Construction is better, accuracy is WAYY better and the price is in par. Yes, the saw needs to be set up but ANY saw Needs to be set up regardless. BEST saw.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Buy this saw first and rid yourself of the headaches with out of square cuts. Went through 3 saws before purchasing this. Yes it requires adjusting. Big deal. Better than any of the other saws that are jammed down your throats through marketing.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is easy to install and easy to used... This saw is easy to install and easy to used
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Makita couldn't have done a worse job on the dust collection for this saw. Looking at tests on Y... Makita couldn't have done a worse job on the dust collection for this saw. Looking at tests on YouTube, this saw is the second worst in this regard. The Bosch is incredibly bad and that's why I didn't buy it. I've tried very hard, as others on YouTube have, and it's almost impossible to keep the dust from spreading all over my shop. Also, the adjustments at the back of the saw are stiff and difficult to do. The saw cuts well and the soft start is nice but the spew of dust everywhere is terrible, especially as I bought the saw for my shop. Contractor friends have also noted that their Makita saws spew dust everywhere on the job site. For shame, Makita, just not taking that little extra time and effort to design a better dust control on this saw. I'm still considering returning the saw as Home Depot has a wonderful return policy, a big reason I purchased it from them.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really impressed I was a little nervous in buying this saw as the reviews have been hit or miss. But as I like Makita products and Home Depot has a good return policy I decided to buy it. Ordered it on Friday evening and received it Tuesday afternoon. I was wanting to replace my radial arm saw that I rarely used with something that is a little more compact and has less of a footprint, making it easier to move the mobile equipment in my limited shop space. This Makita miter saw is going to do just fine. Note that this is a big saw. It is on the upper end of what I would call portable.It is cumbersome to carry and weighs over 50 #. But as I am not planning on moving it much so that shouldn't be a problem for me. However be aware that big means it will not just slide onto an existing miter saw bench. Especially if you have it against the wall. My bench tops are 27" and the base of this thing needed to hang over 5-6" in order to clear the wall.The full arm extension is over 40" from the wall! This means that any existing miter stations with fence/top extensions will need to be rethought. I did mount the saw on a Ryobi portable miter saw stand that I had and it fit acceptably. For the shop I built a removable wing extension off the front of my bench to mount the saw. Marked and drilled the mounting holes, used T nuts under the counter and the wing extension. Now it can be bolted it down fairly quickly or removed it if I need to. The other modification will be moving your table and fence extensions so the work material isn't dangling off the front of your bench. Remember that this thing can cross cut boards 15+" wide! I borrowed the design from my portable stand. Mounted a piece of square steel tube under the bench with a1/2" clearance between it and the bench top. Moved the portable stands material support assembly to this rail and was in business. This saws performance is remarkable. I was able to crosscut a piece of 4x6 with no difficulty. Also able to cross cut a piece of 3x7 Ipe with no appreciable bogging down of the motor, Also cut a a 2v12 at a 45 with a little room to spare. Despite other reviews. the saw arrived in fairly good alignment. Did a few little adjustments and now it is cutting like a dream. Perfectly square crosscuts and the 45 is dead on. So far the settings are holding with no need for re-adjustment. A big bonus is the saw has a depth of cut adjustment so that dados can be cut. One feature that isn't mentioned in the specs anywhere is that the arbor of the saw is not a true 1" arbor. Instead it is a 5/8" arbor bushed out to 1". SO 10" saw blades can be used. Good if you are going to cut some fine veneer or other thin stock and don't want to buy a new blade. Note that when I tried it, a temporary fence had to be put in front of the original fence. A piece of 3/4" plywood attached to the existing fence seemed to work just fine. You also need to increase the saws travel on the slide bars, but the saw comes with a built in adjustment ability. I did not try the dust collection bag, instead hooked it up to the shop's dust collection system with a 2-1/2" hose. This seems to be working acceptably. As everything seems to be working as advertised I haven;t had a need to contact Makita's customer support. All in all this has been a very good purchase. A great saw, delivered faster than I expected and at a decent price
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I read a lot of reviews on many different saws.... I read a lot of reviews on many different saws. This saw live up to all of the positive reviews by others. The cuts are very accurate and smooth. There is no blade wobble. Adjustments and angles are dead on. Setting just slightly off o degrees locks in and does not pop into the preset. Excellent saw
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw. First, it's much quieter than other saws I've... Great saw. First, it's much quieter than other saws I've used (not piercingly loud if you need to make a cut and forgot your earplugs). The dual swivel hold-down is great — easy to quickly set than standard ones. The dual slide mechanism is very tight giving repeated accurate cuts.
Date published: 2017-06-28
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