Makita's LS1221 12 in. Compound Miter Saw combines power, performance, and ease of use for most common miter cuts for a range of applications. The 12 in. Miter Saw has a dynamically balanced 15-ampdirect drive motor with 4,000 RPM for improved performance, and is engineered to never slip or bog down like belt-drive units. The Makita LS1221 is engineered for a broad range of trades, including finish carpenters, professional woodworkers, case and base installers, cabinet installers, decking and flooring applications, siding installers, general contractors seeking a best-in-class 12 in. compound miter saw for the jobsite or the benchtop.