Makita 15-Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand-LS1216LX - The Home Depot


Model # LS1216LX

Internet # 202757217

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

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

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$849.00 / each


Model # LS1216LX

Internet # 202757217

The Makita LS1216LX 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand combines the LS1216L 12 in. dual slide miter saw and the largest crosscutting and crown cutting capacity in its class with the convenience and mobility of Makita's jobsite miter saw stand. The LS1216L miter saw has a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts, and an exclusive 6 linear ball bearing design for smooth, adjustment-free, "dead-on" accurate cuts. The LS1216LX miter saw and stands is ideal for jobsite use, as well as high-production/manufacturing settings.

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  • Includes 5 position job site miter saw stand with 9 ft. material extensions for easy jobsite portability and quick set-ups
  • Powerful 15.0-amp direct drive motor requires less maintenance and delivers 3,200 RPM
  • Large cutting capacity for up to 8 in. crown molding (nested), 6-1/2 in. baseboard (vertical), and 15 in. crosscut at 90 degrees
  • Compact design with a patented 4 steel rail sliding system further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts
  • Independent laser indicates line-of-cut whether blade is turning or not, with on/off switch and micro-adjustments for precise left-of-blade or right-of-blade cutting
  • Exclusive 6 linear ball bearings engineered to deliver smooth, solid, and adjustment-free dead-on accurate cuts
  • Exclusive 5-1/2 in. tall dual sliding fence system features versatile upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise miter and bevel cuts
  • Patented retractable rear guard and triple gear system for increased vertical cutting capacity
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher quality cutting
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
  • Miters 0°-52° left and 0°-60° right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6° and 45° (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

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Assembled Depth (in.)  31.75 in  Assembled Height (in.)  28.38 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  25.25 in  Blade Diameter  12 in 
Product Depth (in.)  31.75 in  Product Height (in.)  28.38 in 
Product Width (in.)  25.25 in  Table Length (in.)  16 
Table Width (in.)  25.25 
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 
Electric Brake  Yes  Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 
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 Product Type  Bench & Stationary  Product Weight (lb.)  141.7 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Warranty 


Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by So-So Miter Saw As a high end finish carpenter, I find this saw to be just ok after about a year. As far as the good goes, It has a ton of power and enormous cutting capacity. The stand is great for the most part and makes moving it around and loading and unloading really easy. There is nothing horrendously bad about this saw, but there are little things that will bug you. To start, the saw just doesn't feel very precise, probably because it isn't. My fence is slightly out of plane(only about a 64th but when you are doing fine finish, that is noticeable). Also the upper wings on the fence do not lock down as tightly as I would like. The lever that locks the lower potion of the slide rails stopped working almost immediately. The dust collection is a joke but it always is on any miter saw. The laser is alright but it isn't visible in bright light. The bevel adjustment is awkward and too time consuming for production work. If you do buy the saw, I would recommend loosening the bevel stops all the way so you can cut over 45 degrees. The extensions on the stand work but are flimsy. The manual is worthless, you honestly might as well throw it out. The worst thing about this was how poorly it shipped. The box with the saw itself was fine but the stand took a beating. There were bolts rolling around loose in the box and I actually had to bend a few pieces back into shape. I know a few people with the same saw or the ten inch version of it and everyone seems to have the same complaints. Overall, this saw would make a great framing saw because of the power and capacity, and as many small complaints as I may have, I recognize that I am highly critical and I can still manage to do an extremely high quality of work with it. If you buy this, it is not a total loss but I would recommend saving some money and buying a Hitachi 10" slider (there is a reason almost every trim carpenter uses one) or spending double the money and buying a Festool Kapex (which is possibly the best thought out tool I have ever used). December 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Love the versatility of this saw Slices through wood like butter. Very accurate. The extenders make cutting a true pleasure because I don't have to worry about the other side of the board flipping up February 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw but weak laser Overall the quality of the product is good but the laser is not bright enough to use outside. March 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw, but a part was missing. The saw and stand are fantastic. The best I've worked with in a compound sliding mitre saw. May 8, 2013
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