Model # LC1230

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

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

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 1,300 RPM for improved performance
  • 4 x faster cutting than abrasive cut-off saws
  • Quick release support fence adjusts for 0-45° miter cuts
$41799 /each
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Product Overview

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 1,300 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

Product Overview

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 1,300 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.

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  • 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

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Name 14 in. Steel Cutting Chop Saw 15 Amp 12 in. Corded Metal Cutting Cut-off Chop Saw with Carbide Blade 15 Amp 14 in. (355 mm) Multi-Cutter Saw
Brand Evolution Power Tools Makita DEWALT
Ratings (26) (32) (55)
Blade Diameter 14 in 12 in 14 in
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 4.75 4.5 6.5
Power Tool Features No Additional Features No Additional Features No Additional Features
Maximum Speed (rpm) 1650 1300 1300
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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Diameter
12 in
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
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Color Family
Blue
Cord Length (ft.)
8.2
Dust Collection Method
Canister
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
4.5
Maximum Speed (rpm)
1300
No Tool Blade Change
No
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
42.5lb
Reconditioned
No
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 in
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
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Color Family
Blue
Cord Length (ft.)
8.2
Dust Collection Method
Canister
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
4.5
Maximum Speed (rpm)
1300
No Tool Blade Change
No
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
42.5lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

Why can't I use your metal cutting 12" blade with my normal miter saw? Why a metal cutting saw?

Asked by: Guy
I tried that with the 12 inch Freud Diablo blade for non-ferrous, sold by Home Depot, on a Harbor Freight sliding compound miter saw. The normal 3660 RPM or so in woodcutting designed miter saws is way too fast for cutting aluminum. Noise attracted curious neighbors. Continued, it probably would have led to premature blade wear. The Makita 12 inch saw, sold by Home Depot, seems to be good one. But Makita say that use on aluminum could void the warranty. That seems to be too wide a brush policy. They may have envisioned a user of that saw , which comes with a reputedly very good blade for cutting steel, clogging that blade with aluminum, and then continuing to cut, thus overloading the motor . I have been considering buying the 12 inch Makita, or the 14 inch Milwaukee which has 5 inch capacity, vs 4.5 inches for the Makita. Both of these saws are geared down to the region of 1,500 RPM, for cutting metal. Presently, I use a 7 1/4 Harbor Freight geared down handheld cirular saw , for which I built a track, with a Tenryu blade for non-ferrous cutting. Too much labor went into that track. I should have bought the Makita 12 inch or one of the several 14 inch metal cutting carbide bladed saws. But they are not supplied new with a non-ferrous cutting blade. So there is additional expense of $80 or more, beyond the cost of the saw with its stock blade.
Answered by: Bino
Date published: 2016-11-30

looking at your makita 12 inch metal cutting saw model 12230

will this cutoff saw cut through 3/8 in tubular steel? Would not be cutting that heavy of material that often, but was just wondering if it would be capable of doing it?
Asked by: jt
Yes, from what I have read.
Answered by: Bino
Date published: 2017-03-25

will this cut 4" round exhaust tubing

Asked by: mike
no problem
Answered by: CJR
Date published: 2017-10-10

where can you find replacement blades for this saw

where can you find replacement blades for this saw
Asked by: tuma
Any major store has this blade
Answered by: Gates
Date published: 2016-12-13
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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 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is remarkable. It cuts mild steel like a hot knife through butter. I got rid of my abr... This saw is remarkable. It cuts mild steel like a hot knife through butter. I got rid of my abrasive chop saw after using this. Much less mess, straight cut, cool to the touch metal and a lot faster than the abrasive saw. I don't have to dress most cuts before welding the pieces together. The miter fence holds the settings and the clamp is great at holding the metal. Mine came already dead on for the angles on the miter fence. Why didn't I buy this before now? The frame is solid and there is no flex. The only thing I wish it had is a laser to show the cut line without measuring each time. Other than that, it is perfect for cutting mild steel. Read the directions and the blade will last a long time. Worth your money if you do much meal fabrication.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw so far! I had a handrail project made out of 11 gauge square and rectangular tube. This saw cuts as good as any bandsaw and it made the project so much easier. I'm amazed how clean of cuts it makes. If there is a fit up error, the error is the meauserers fault and not the fault of the saw. No need to grind. Just cut and weld. The saw is expensive but it's well worth it. I never rate products but this saw was worth rating. Buy it and don't look back. It'll pay for itself with the time you save.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought one years ago This thing cuts steel like butter, piece is not hot at all to pick up. Little, or no burrs either. Cuts very square n accurite right on my sharpie line. Made pieces in about 1/3 the time as my horizontal band saw. My first project with it was a 2' square steel cart w extension piece, for the saw, for cutting long pieces on, and w casters. No sparks like an abraisive chop saw either. Works like a dream. Larry Bots from "Larry's Rockfield Road Welding. Like us on FB!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product. Makes precise cuts with very little to... Very good product. Makes precise cuts with very little to no burr. I've used abrasive saws my whole life and will never go back to them again thanks to this saw. I've been using this for about 3 months now and it shows no signs of wear. Blade is still good as new after many cuts.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beast! This thing cuts steel almost as fast as a regular chop saw cuts wood. I was cutting through mild steel 3"x3" x 1/4" thick sqare tube in less than 10 seconds. Easy adjustment for miters. It was definitely worth it. Saves a lot of time and energy...
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Used this saw the first day I had it to cut 2 inch solid round stock saw never bogged and left a nice polished 45 degree angle I've cut at least one hundred different pieces of 3 inch angle still no problem
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Much better than an abrasive chop saw... Works great. Much better than an abrasive chop saw...
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-08-30
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