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Model # LC1230

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Makita

15 Amp 12 in. Corded Metal Cutting Cut-off Chop Saw with Carbide Blade

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 1,700 RPM for improved performance
  • 4 x faster cutting than abrasive cut-off saws
  • Quick release support fence adjusts for 0-45° miter cuts
$ 441 87
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Product Overview

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 1,700 RPM for improved performance
  • 4 x faster cutting than abrasive cut-off saws
  • Quick release support fence adjusts for 0-45° miter cuts
The Makita Metal Cutting Saw has a powerful 15 Amp motor to handle your most demanding applications, including cutting light pipe, angle iron, tubing, conduit and channels. Featuring long-lasting carbide tipped blades for fast cutting, the D-shaped handle provides easy gripping for comfortable use and the handy lock-off button prevents accidental starts. The guide plate adjusts 0° to 45° for bevel cutting and has a quick release vise for secure stock retention and repetitious cut-offs, while the shaft lock system shaves time off of wheel changes for increased productivity. Durably made for years of reliable use, this saw is suitable for your jobsite or for DIY projects around your home and has a large cast aluminum base for added stability.
  • Powerful 15 Amp motor handles the most demanding applications
  • Carbide tipped blade for clean, accurate and virtually burr-free cuts
  • Quick release vise for secure material retention and fast, repeated cut-offs
  • Lock-off button prevents accidental start-ups
  • Quick release support fence adjusts 0° to 45° for miter cutting
  • Superior cutting time over abrasive cut-off saws for light pipe, angle iron, tubing, conduit and channel
  • D-shaped handle for easy gripping
  • Socket wrench stores on base for convenient blade changes
  • Shaft lock for easy blade changes with just 1 wrench
  • Shavings collection tray for easy waste disposal and a cleaner work environment
  • Large cast aluminum base for stability
  • Externally accessible brushes for convenient serviceability
  • Maximum cutting depth of 4-1/2 in. with carbide tipped blade
  • Includes: 12 in. metal cutting saw, carbide tipped blade, socket wrench and switch button
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 1,700 RPM for improved performance
  • 4 x faster cutting than abrasive cut-off saws
  • Quick release support fence adjusts for 0-45° miter cuts
Model #: LC1230
Internet #: 203162039

The Makita Metal Cutting Saw has a powerful 15 Amp motor to handle your most demanding applications, including cutting light pipe, angle iron, tubing, conduit and channels. Featuring long-lasting carbide tipped blades for fast cutting, the D-shaped handle provides easy gripping for comfortable use and the handy lock-off button prevents accidental starts. The guide plate adjusts 0° to 45° for bevel cutting and has a quick release vise for secure stock retention and repetitious cut-offs, while the shaft lock system shaves time off of wheel changes for increased productivity. Durably made for years of reliable use, this saw is suitable for your jobsite or for DIY projects around your home and has a large cast aluminum base for added stability.

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor handles the most demanding applications
  • Carbide tipped blade for clean, accurate and virtually burr-free cuts
  • Quick release vise for secure material retention and fast, repeated cut-offs
  • Lock-off button prevents accidental start-ups
  • Quick release support fence adjusts 0° to 45° for miter cutting
  • Superior cutting time over abrasive cut-off saws for light pipe, angle iron, tubing, conduit and channel
  • D-shaped handle for easy gripping
  • Socket wrench stores on base for convenient blade changes
  • Shaft lock for easy blade changes with just 1 wrench
  • Shavings collection tray for easy waste disposal and a cleaner work environment
  • Large cast aluminum base for stability
  • Externally accessible brushes for convenient serviceability
  • Maximum cutting depth of 4-1/2 in. with carbide tipped blade
  • Includes: 12 in. metal cutting saw, carbide tipped blade, socket wrench and switch button
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Ratings (30) (44) (300) (76)
Blade Diameter 14 14 14 12
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 5 5 5.12 4.5
Power Tool Features Spindle Lock No Tool Blade Change No Additional Features No Additional Features
Maximum Speed (rpm) 3800 3900 1450 1700
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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Diameter
12
Product Depth (in.)
22.6
Product Height (in.)
17.3
Product Width (in.)
13.8
Table Length (in.)
17.25
Table Width (in.)
10.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Arbor Size
1
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Chop Saw/Cut-Off Machine
Blade Diameter (in.)
12
Color Family
Blue
Condition
New
Construction Material
Alloy
Cord Length (ft.)
8.2
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Cuts Through
Steel
Dust Collection Method
Canister
Included Accessories
Grinding Wheel,Hand Tools
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
4.5
Maximum Speed (rpm)
1700
PT Horsepower (Hp)
3
Portability
Bench
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
42.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Diameter
12
Product Depth (in.)
22.6
Product Height (in.)
17.3
Product Width (in.)
13.8
Table Length (in.)
17.25
Table Width (in.)
10.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Arbor Size
1
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Chop Saw/Cut-Off Machine
Blade Diameter (in.)
12
Color Family
Blue
Condition
New
Construction Material
Alloy
Cord Length (ft.)
8.2
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Cuts Through
Steel
Dust Collection Method
Canister
Included Accessories
Grinding Wheel,Hand Tools
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
4.5
Maximum Speed (rpm)
1700
PT Horsepower (Hp)
3
Portability
Bench
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
42.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

Can the clamping mechanism be adjusted to cut angles?

Asked by: al
the clamp head swivels so as the backstop moves from 0-45degrees the clamp head adjusts to accommodate.
Answered by: jerome
Date published: 2019-06-26

this made in japan or china like some buyers are stating?

this made in japan or china like some buyers are stating?
Asked by: reekson
The label on the saw it is made in China but it is still a really good saw for cutting all thread, unistrut and angle iron. There are blades especially for cutting aluminum and stainless steel. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Toolman71
Date published: 2018-12-14

What blade comes with this saw as I need a replacement and want the same blade that came with it?

Asked by: AK
The included blade is Makita brand .
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-05-20

Can this saw be used for cutting wood, with a different blade of course? Just curious before I purchase a whole new rig.

Asked by: Jsp
RPMs are too slow
Answered by: Pops
Date published: 2019-01-09
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Customer Reviews

15 Amp 12 in. Corded Metal Cutting Cut-off Chop Saw with Carbide Blade is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 76.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good. Only a couple dozen cuts to date, but it is working well. I have only cut mild ... So far so good. Only a couple dozen cuts to date, but it is working well. I have only cut mild steel. Cuts include a piece of 12 lb. railroad track (2" tall track from a narrow gauge train), 1" diameter solid bar, a 1-1/2" black iron pipe, and several cuts on 1/4" thick flat bar and angle. It didn't like the track too well (slow and lots of sparks), but it cut it cleanly and the cut was cool enough to touch immediately after the cut was completed. Pros: Tight fitting locking mechanism on the rear fence does not allow the material to move while cutting. It took some effort to release it, but I was able to do it just fine without a cheater bar as other have indicated. I'm not a huge fan of the handle grip (and almost didn't buy the saw because of it) but it has not been an issue in use. It is comfortable enough and intuitive. I love the heavy hold-down (vice plate) screw handle; it moves quickly and holds materials securely. The heavy cast aluminum base feels very secure. Everything on the base of this saw feels stout and capable of holding material securely. The wrench stores on the base which is great so it does not get lost. One other thing I was concerned with was the 12" blade as compared with the competition. I'm not sure I am really missing anything by not having the extra clearance. 12" cuts through about anything that I will need it for, and I feel like if there was something bigger in there, a saw in this class would be too small for it. So, I put this in the positive as a 12" blade will be less to replace than a 14" blade. Downsides: The chip collector probably only catches 50% of the chips. The rest either bounce out or never make it into the collector in the first place. One issue that this has caused is that metal chips get on the table of the saw. These chips have interfered with the smooth travel of the hold-down. When I was attempting to secure a piece of metal to be cut, the hold-down (vice plate) got jammed on the chips. I had to back it off and clear the chips from the table. After that it moved smoothly again. The saw blade bounces a little when making heavy cuts. Not a lot mind you, but enough to be noticeable. I may try a higher tooth count blade at some point to see if it runs more smoothly. I purchased the saw online through Home Depot. The box was damaged in transit, but they let me open it before I left the store. Nothing appeared broken so I took it home. The only issue with the saw was that the cord was slightly crimped. My guess is that because the chain that locks the saw in the closed position had come loose and allowed the saw to bouncing around in a delivery truck, it bounced on the cord. Looking for Home Depot to supply a new cord. The quick release lever is super easy to flip over to disengage. However, every time I have used it, it takes a couple of tries to get it to actually disengage. I'm giving four stars, but it is probably more like 4.5. I think the lock down chain should have been secured better so that it didn't bounce off during shipping, and causing damage to the chord. The quick release needs a little fine tuning, and the chip collection could be revisited. Perhaps a slightly wider catch and a curved rear of the catch, sort of like at an indoor firing range, to help make sure all the chips stay in the box??
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase! Easy to use right out of the box. Cuts are clean and no heat discoloration of steel that you get from abrasive saws. No risk of burned fingers when handling cut pieces (but wear gloves because edges can be sharp). Cuts are also much faster than abrasive saws allowing work to get done faster. It seems about as noisy as abrasive saws. Be sure to support both ends of workpiece so cut off end doesn't go back into blade (my blade lost a carbide tooth because I got lazy and didn't do this - just before cut end fell it twisted into blade). Overall the saw is sturdy, cuts easily, and is nicer to work on than abrasive saws I've used. Size of work surface is adequate for smaller pieces and makes it easily portable, but when working with larger pieces you'll want to set up some type of workpiece support extensions. Read the instructions for use of saw with different pieces of steel. I was going to get another inexpensive abrasive saw, but glad I decided to spend the extra money.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was searching for a quality metal cutting saw for my home shop. I wanted the best my money cou... I was searching for a quality metal cutting saw for my home shop. I wanted the best my money could buy so I did my research thoroughly. After reading many great reviews on this saw I decided to make my purchase. I literally scrounged up my money even rolled all my change to buy this. Upon arrival I thoroughly inspected the saw. I was impressed with the quality, the sturdy base cast into one piece. The angle guide work perfectly as I checked it with my framing square. The blade was lined up straight. The next day I put it to work. Now it should have come with hearing protection because it is loud. But it still did its job with ease. It cuts wonderful 45 degree cuts that line up perfectly with each other. Making assembly a breeze. The chip collector catches most of the debris making cleanup somewhat easy. Overall this saw me me look good with its perfect cuts. If you in search of a quality metal cut saw look no further. The price beats most of its competition and the quality is superb.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dry Cut Saw Had an abrasive chop saw for years, absolutely no comparison to this Mikita dry cut saw. The dry cut saw cuts with no smell, no heat, no burring and way faster than an abrasive saw. I just cut 2800 lbs of steel to build a fence, everything from 1” tubing to 3” tubing with no issues. Probably 500 cuts and is still as quick as the first cut. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent !!! Product totally different like day and night ... Excellent !!! Product totally different like day and night from the chop saw that I had used before. It took me awhile before I made a decision because of the cost. After I used it I have to say I made a right decision no regret it cut perfect every time and big time saver. Makita is best
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good clean straight cuts. Easy to use. The angle indicator... Good clean straight cuts. Easy to use. The angle indicator is close but setting with an angle calibration tool is necessary for very accurate angles. The blade dulled after 35 cuts in 4” channel iron. I’ll use cutting wax with the resharpened blade to try to extend its life.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smaller foot print than others considered and a little lighter....... Smaller foot print than others considered and a little lighter.... but still heavy and beefy. Cuts very well and the vise is solid. Really pleased with this purchase. I bought this for my business for cutting iron ballusters and the occasional shower door frame.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble and cuts like butter. ... Easy to assemble and cuts like butter.
Date published: 2019-06-11
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