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Winter 2013-2014

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Tool News - Makita 12" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw


Makita recently announced its new 12” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser, model LS1216L.  The new miter saw is also available with Makita’s Jobsite Miter Saw Stand (model LS1216LX). The Makita LS1216L has a large crosscutting and crown molding cutting capacity, and increased accuracy and adjustment features for precise miter and bevel cuts.  It features 6 linear ball bearings and 4 steel rails for adjustment-free “dead-on” accurate cuts, right out of the box.

The LS1216L has a large precision-machined base and an exclusive 5-1/2” tall dual sliding fence system with versatile upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise 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 0°, 22.5°, 33.9°, and 45° (left and right).  

More information is available here.