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Makita LS1221 12" Compound Mitersaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Makita
Model:
LS1221
Price:
$295

Description

* Powerful 15 AMP motor delivers 4,000 RPM
* 4-1/2" tall pivoting fence for cutting up to 5-1/2" crown molding
* Positive miter stops at 9 settings: 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45° right or left and 0° (90° cuts)
* Horizontal D-handle design for easy and comfortable operation
* Carbide tipped blade for precision cutting
* Electric brake for maximum productivity
* Pivoting fence for supporting larger material
* Blade Diameter: 12"
* Arbor: 1"
* Max Cutting Capacity (Bevel/Miter):
90°/90° 3-7/8" x 6"
45°/45° 1-3/4" x 5-1/2"
* No Load Speed: 4,000 RPM
* AMPS (120V): 15.0
* Dimensions (LxWxH): 26-1/2" x 24" x 23-7/8"
* Weight: 37.0 lbs

WOOD magazine review

No-lurch accuracy and smooth adjustments

Review Summary

High points: The 45° miter stops proved dead-on right out of the box in our 8-miter frame-cutting test. This saw had the smoothest miter and bevel adjustments in the test. It was the only saw without annoying “throw” (upward and downward lurching) at motor start-up and stop. Extension wings support workpieces 19" from each side of the blade and tighten with thumbscrews. Low points: The bevel stop system won’t allow angles beyond 45° without resetting the stop.
You have to recalibrate it to establish the 45° stop again. The blade guard would not stay retracted when changing blades, making it more difficult.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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