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With the correct blade, it will cut thru metal and aluminum. Great saw.
Thank you for your question. The LS1016L 10" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser is assembled in U.S.A.
I would say that dust collection on this saw is just average. I have never tried it with a shop vac attached though.
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I located the answer to my question. No dado blades are to be used. To achieve a dado type cut, you have to "groove" cut. A better description is to make two cuts parallel with each other and then chisel out the between the cuts until the desired dado is complete. Wonder if there is a sliding compound miter saw that will accommodate a dado blade?
Just like your vehicle, you have speed or you have power. If your pulling a trailer you want power. If your in a hurry you need speed. This saw will cut a 2x12 just as fast as it cuts a 1/2" quarter round. If you are just doing light wood or trim the 4300 rpm may be better, but if you are going to cut 2x or 4x4 you want power. Even at a slower rpm this cuts 2x's faster than the 12" inch it replaced. It's the same difference as a worm drive circle saw versus a conventional
Thank you for your question. The LS1016L 10" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser does not include any extensions. Please view the 325673-1 Extension Wing.
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Thank you for your question. The Makita LS1016L Cutting Capacities are as follows; Max. Cutting Capacity (miter 90°) : 2-13/16" x 12" Max. Cutting Capacity (miter 45°, L/R) : 2-13/16" x 8-1/2"