Model # LS1216LX4

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

Discontinued Makita

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

  • Includes miter saw and 2-position adjustable stand
  • Features a 15 Amp direct-drive motor that resists slipping
  • Soft start provides for a smoother start-up
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Product Overview

The Makita 12 in. Dual Slide Miter Saw delivers top-notch cross-cutting and crown cutting capacity. It has a patented, 4-steel rail sliding system that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts. An exclusive, 6 linear ball bearing design ensures smooth, dead-on accuracy that's adjustment-free. The ergonomic, rubberized D-handle design includes an oversized trigger switch for better fit and added comfort. Ideal for bench top and job site use with the included stand.

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  • Includes compound miter saw; 12 in., 60-tooth carbide tipped blade; vertical vise; dust bag; triangular rule; wrench and miter saw stand
  • Powerful, 15-Amp direct-drive motor delivers 3200 RPMs with soft start for smoother power-ups
  • Patented retractable rear guard and triple gear system for increased vertical cutting capacity
  • 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 5-1/2 in. tall dual sliding fence system features versatile upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise miter and bevel cuts
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher quality cutting
  • Miters 0-degree-52-degree left and 0-degree-60-degree right, with positive stops at 0-degree, 15-degree, 22.5-degree, 31.6-degree and 45-degree (left and right)
  • Bevels 0-degree-45-degree (left and right) with positive stops at 22.5-degree, 33.9-degree and 45-degree (left and right)
  • Dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible, with front and top facing scales for more precise bevel adjustments
  • Replaceable, stainless steel miter scale features easy-to-read markings
  • Large cutting capacity for up to 8 in. crown molding (nested), 6-1/2 baseboard (vertical) and 15 in. crosscut at 90-degree
  • 1-year warranty
  • Replaceable stainless steel miter scale features easy-to-read markings
  • Ergonomic rubberized horizontal D-handle design with oversized trigger switch for better fit and added comfort
  • Large precision machined aluminum base supports material for more efficient cutting
  • Double-jointed vertical vise can be installed on either the left or right side of the base for more versatile positioning
  • 1 year warranty
  • Includes: 12 in. x 60 in. carbide-tipped blade (164834-6), vertical vise (122854-6), dust bag (122852-0), triangular rule (762001-3) and wrench (782232-8), jobsite miter saw stand (WST05)
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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 and Stand 12 in. Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Folding Miter Saw Stand 15 Amp Corded 12 in. Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw Kit with Bonus Gravity Rise Wheeled Miter Saw Stand
Brand Makita Makita Milwaukee Bosch
Ratings (81) (1) (74) (10)
Blade Diameter 12 in
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 6.625 6.5 6 4
Miter Saw Type Sliding Compound Sliding Compound Sliding Sliding
Bevel Type Dual Dual Dual Dual
Power Tool Features Laser Guide Laser Guide,Stand Included Electric Brake,Positive Stops,Stand Included Electric Brake,Positive Stops
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this saw cut metal with a special blade? If not, do you have a compoud sliding mitre saw for metal?

Asked by: LindsayFarmer
Hello LindsayFarmer, The answer to that depends greatly on the gauge and density of the metal you would be dealing with. Thinner and lighter metals may be possible, but heavier thicker metals should be cut on a true metal cutoff saw. I've included a link below to a Milwaukee 14" miter saw that may be better suited to the task. I hope this helps. Milwaukee Abrasive Cuttoff Machine: Cheers, Chris
Answered by: ChrisFixit
Date published: 2016-12-08

can this saw be stored with the saw attached to the stand?

Asked by: Tacklebox
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, "Yes, the saw can be stored attached to the stand.
Answered by: Giorgio
Date published: 2016-08-10

How loud is this unit?

I have the Makita LS1040 and it seems really loud compared to other belt driven miter saws. I love the 1040 but Im looking to upgrade to a 12" inch saw, and I have found few video reviews (in english) on this saw and am curious about the decibel level. Thanks, Patrick Daly
Asked by: Patrick
The Makita 15-Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand (LS1216LX4) and the 15-Amp 10 in. Compound Miter Saw (LS1040) both have a declared sound pressure value of 91dB.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2016-12-08
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Customer Reviews

15-Amp 12 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser and Stand is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The saw has all of the features I need. The saw performs better than expected! It cuts wood effortless. Extremely accurate. Very well built.
Date published: 2014-04-01
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