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Makita

Model # LS1216L

Internet # 202757216

Store SO SKU # 1000641374

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

$579.00 /each
  • 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

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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 degrees
  • Miters 0-52 degrees left and 0-60 degrees right, with positive stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees (left and right)
  • Bevels 0-45 degrees (left and right) with positive stops at 0, 22.5, 33.9 and 45 degrees (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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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Diameter 
12 in 
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 - Left 
10.5 
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Left 
14 
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Right 
14 
Amperage (amps) 
15 
Arbor Size 
Bench & Stationary Tool Type 
Slide Miter Saw 
Bench or Stationary 
Bench 
Bevel Type 
Dual 
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 
Power Tool Product Type 
Bench & Stationary 
Product Weight (lb.) 
58.2 lb 
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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Does the 12" Makita sliding miter saw have any wobble in the blade compaired to the 10"

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toolman77
Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 9, 2012
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?
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St. Johns, MI 48879, USA
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March 13, 2014
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I recently purchased the Makita 12" dual sliding miter saw from Home Depot and thus far have not noticed any wobble during cross cutting oak boards up to 8" in width. I have not used it to cut any bevels as yet but I have made 45 degree cuts without any wobble. The slide mechanism on this saw has worked very smoothly thus far.
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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July 2, 2013
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I have noticed no arbor run-out in my saw. However, any wobble could be the result of the blade not being the best. Professional blades (Freud, Forrest, etc.) will always run more true than stock blades. However, the stock 12" on the Makita seems pretty good so far
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Lexington MA
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December 25, 2012
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I have both the LS1016L and LS1216L. I do not see any wobble with the 12 inch. t some point, I might see the 10 inch and get another 12 inch.
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June 27, 2012
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has a little wobble
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The LS1016L & LS1216L (10” & 12”) Dual Slide Compound Miter Saws are both great options. Buying the right miter saw will depend greatly on your woodworking needs. If you need large cutting capacity, you may consider the LS1216L. This saw leads its category with an 8” crown molding cutting capacity (nested) and 6-1/2” baseboard (vertically). If you required large cutting capacity but in a more compact and Read More
The LS1016L & LS1216L (10” & 12”) Dual Slide Compound Miter Saws are both great options. Buying the right miter saw will depend greatly on your woodworking needs. If you need large cutting capacity, you may consider the LS1216L. This saw leads its category with an 8” crown molding cutting capacity (nested) and 6-1/2” baseboard (vertically). If you required large cutting capacity but in a more compact and portable miter saw, you may consider buying the LS1016L. This saw also has the largest cutting capacity in its class with 6-5/8” crown molding cutting capacity (nested) and 4-3/4” baseboard (vertically). Both models offer four rails and 6 linear ball bearings for increased accuracy and durability. Read Less
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April 10, 2012
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Hello toolman77, I’m Newf from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
The difference between the 2 saws you mention is not wobble, but cutting capacity.
Pick the saw that will handle the largest wood you expect to cut.
I hope this helps,
Newf.
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Does this saw have crown stops available?

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December 7, 2015
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Yes, we offer the Makita Crown Molding Stopper for the LS1216 (195253-5). To purchase, please contact our Customer Service line at 1-800-4Makita (1-800-462-5482).
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December 7, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Danny. This miter saw has a Crown Moulding Cutting Jig Internet # 204585713 available. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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Will this fit on universal miter saw stands, like the ridgid mobile stand for example?

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The recommended miter saw stands model number is 195083-4.
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I bought the 12 in dual 3 weeks ago and noticed a weird feel of vibrations at times.Tried freud bkade same resukts ?

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We recommend that you take your Makita 15 Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser (LS1216L) to your local Service Center. You can find the local Factory Authorized Service Center by calling 1-(800)4-MAKITA, or at the “Services” link at www.makitatools.com.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great tool Accurate out of box, no major adjustments necessary. The dual slide, laser and previous experience with Makita quality are what sold me. I am very happy with this after 6+ months of use. The dual slide glides effortlessly and the quality of cut is perfect. Soft start elimnates any jump what so ever. Great ergonomics and control throughout the cut. The miter adjustment is solid, quick and easy to use and holds dead on between increments when released (tightened). All in all a great feel and quality tool, I purchased the job site stand with it, couldn't imagine moving around shop without it mounted to stand heavy and bulky to move without the stand. May 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Makita LS1216L Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is fantastic I recently added the Makita LS1216L 12-Inch Dual Sliding Compound Miter Saw to my collection of great tools. Three years ago I bought the LS1016 and I soon stopped using my radial arm saw. A month ago, I decided to sell my radial arm saw and get the LS1216L. With two Dual Sliding Compound Miter Saw's I am extremely efficient. I am a home owner doing a home renovation project including crown molding on built-in cabinets and the door and window trim. With the 2 I can set each Compound Miter Saw to the cut I need and get the job done at a fraction of the time. The Makita LS1216L and LS1016L are both very easy to use and accurate. December 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saw worked great after minor alignment adjustments My Makita dual slide saw has worked great so far. I've been using it to cross-cut oak for two Morris style chairs I'm building and with it's laser has made the cuts very easy to line up. One of the saw fences was slightly damaged in shipping which I reported to Home Depot and they contacted Makita which provided a new replacement fence part by mail within two weeks. Excellant service by both companies. Overall I'm very happy with this saws power and ability to cut multiple angles quickly. The only complaint would be with the provided manual which I found to be small and contained way to much material on safety instructions rather then concentrating on saw operation. Great product March 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Have not used yet. Makita has never let me down but I have not used yet. I own about 12 different Makita power tools with no problems. January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall a great saw with some issues. I did a lot of research for weeks and drove all over to get test out almost every saw on the market. To be clear every single saw, aside from the $1400 Kapex, appears to have some issues. The Dewalt has terrible slides and durability problems , the bosch axial glide has arbour problems ,no laser, and a rough motor, The Jet has the capacity of a 10 inch, the Hitachi has to much flex in the head, and this Makita here comes terribly setup from the factory, and the instructions on how to set it up are equally as bad. Seriously I don't even think they really attempted to set these up at all, which wouldn't be too bad if they gave good instructions on how to do it yourself...but they didn't. Now that said it has great capacity, a very high quality motor, high quality slides, and all of the major features you could ask for. It does have it's issues, but unlike most of those other saws they can be fixed with some time and patience. Spend a little time with it, make all of the adjustments CORRECTLY, and you'll have a great saw. January 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Saw Easy to use and well built this saw arrived and was accurate right out of the box. Its bulky for a traveling saw but it is a 12" slide so what can you say! Otherwise the laser having the ability to switch from one side of the blade to the other is a great feature just wish the know was a wing nut or was easier to turn with the bare hand as it can be difficult to loosen to change sides. Otherwise love the saw! December 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solid Purchase Really like the soft start with this miter saw. So quiet and smooth when cutting wood. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Saw! I rarely write reviews but I had such a hard time choosing a new saw I thought I'd help in sharing my experience. The only saw I wasn't able to compare this to in person was the new Milwaukee. I even looked at the Kapex which costs twice as much and the biggest issue I had with that saw was the fact that you can't lower the blade without turning it on first. Not to mention, you would be paying an awful lot of money for an awful lot of plastic. But this isn't a review for the Kapex... nor for the Dewalt, Bosche, or Hitachi which this saw runs laps around. The Makita is solidly built and has little flex. The dual slide is convenient especially since you can lock the slides independently for when you need just a little more length of cut. The laser is handy but not a necessity. The clamp mounts are also handy but I've never come across really ever needing them. The soft start is great and even the stock blade is pretty good for a stock blade. My only gripe is that it took quite a bit of set up to get it square and all the presets correct. However, adjustments are easy and once set up, have proven to be repeatable. Blade changing is also fairly painless as I regularly switch between needing to cut pine with the stock blade and cut hardwoods with a nicer (Freud) blade. Dust collection is not the best but usually isn't on Sliders. And in my opinion, it isn't worth to sacrifice on overall saw quality just to so you can have a clean area when you are done working, that is what the shop vac is for. This is a heavy saw, not as portable as a regular miter saw but there are mobile bases readily available to solve this problem. July 2, 2013
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