|Review by Kevin||posted 12-06-2010 06:27 AM||15142 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
- Makita LS1013 Dual Slide Compound 10-inch Miter Saw
- Brand: Makita | Category: Miter Saws
I ordered this from reconditionedsales.com
Packaging was pretty normal, like the standard for this type of tool. Huge box to say the least. Ordered on a Friday and received the saw on a Tuesday morning with regular UPS shipping.
02. hardware list
Everything was in the box. Box looked like it was new. This was however a reconditioned miter saw, but I could not tell it at all.
Easy, not much to do.
04. tuning and adjusting
Adjusted the insert throat on each side to give a zero clearance insert. I will make my own zero clearance insert soon though.
Had to align one of the fence by just a hair. It was pretty much dead on to begin with, but I have to make sure I get it as exact as possible when tuning.
05. customer support
Haven’t had to contact support.
This saw is so quite it’s amazing. The stock blade actually peforms really well. I was surprised how good it cut. Orginally I was looking at the Bosch and DeWalt miter saws. I was pretty much dead set on buying
one of those until I got a few recommendations and read some reviews on the Makita. I could not actually go into a store and look at it though. I made the purchase, bought it for 350 or so I think which I thought
was a really good deal. It slides extremely smooth when cutting and switching to another angle stop. Having used a Delta and an Old B&D 10” this is a mercades compared to them.
07. 1 Year Conclusion
I’ve used this for a year now, cutting mdf, hdf, rough wood and trim. I now can tell that I am in the market for a new blade. After a year this saw still peforms like it did when I first bought it, except for the
blade that is. I’ve put the stock blade through a lot of abuse to say the least.
I’m really glad that I decided to go with Makita instead of DeWalt or Bosch.
Here is a link at amazon with other reviews.
-- Williamsburg, KY