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Tool News - Makita Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw


Makita recently announced the release of its new 10” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw, model LS1016L.  The new Makita LS1016L features Deep and eXact cutting Technology (DXT): it is a 10” dual slide compound miter saw with the crown cutting capacity (vertically nested) of a 12” saw, and also has the increased accuracy of a 10-inch blade without the potential run-out of larger blades.

At 6-5/8”, the LS1016L has a very large crown molding cutting capacity.  Makita’s patented retractable rear guard provides the LS1016L with 4-3/4” baseboard cutting capacity (vertical).  The LS1016L also has a cross- cutting capacity of 12” at 90°.  In addition, the exclusive 6 linear ball bearings allow it to deliver smooth, solid and adjustment-free “dead-on” accurate cuts.  The saw also has a compact design with a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts, as the four steel rails experience less deflection.  The four steel rails also enable a more compact rear design than standard two-rail systems.  The result is a larger cutting capacity and more accuracy combined with a more compact rear design.

The LS1016L has four sliding fences: the exclusive 4-3/4” tall sliding fence system features upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise and versatile miter and bevel cuts.  The upper and lower fences slide to accommodate a variety of cutting applications.  The saw miters 0° to 52° left and 0 to 60° right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45° (left and right).  The dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible with adjustments 0° to 45° (left and right), with positive stops at 22.5°, 33.9°, and 45° (left and right).

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