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Forum topic by Andrew Betschman posted 01-17-2010 05:24 PM 3895 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andrew Betschman

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01-17-2010 05:24 PM

Dose anyone have the Makita 12” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Model: LS1216L?

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mtkate

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 05:30 PM

I have the LS1013L, and I love her.

What are you looking for?

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 08:29 PM

I used one at work for about 6 months. Replaced it with a 1013.

Too much deflection.

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#3 posted 03-11-2010 03:53 AM

I bought the Makita 12” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Model: LS1216L. I will have a review soon.

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#4 posted 03-11-2010 03:56 AM

It is the best miter saw I ever owned. Go to my tooll Reviews. You will love it!

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#5 posted 03-11-2010 04:48 AM

I have a 1013L. It is a great saw.

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#6 posted 03-21-2010 03:55 AM

No gentlemen this is the new Makita 12” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Model: LS1216L http://www.makita.com/en-us/Modules/Tools/ToolDetails.aspx?ID=316425 I have the review soon, I’ve been sick since mid week. I do have a new picture of My Virginia Corner Cabinet for you all to see.

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#7 posted 05-27-2010 03:08 PM

First time poster and longtime lurker.

Just FYI – I went to HD to purchase the LS1016l a couple days ago but inquired about the 12” LS1216L which they do not stock. I was informed that they can order the 12” and with a current “new product” promotion the 12” is cheaper than the 10” @ $504. I have not seen this advertised anywhere and even the HD salesman knew nothing about it until he called the home office. My LS1216L will be here in about 2 weeks.

Also used my Lowe’s relocation 10% off coupon to bring the final price (before tax) to about $453.

FWIW

PS not promoting just pleasantly surprised

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#8 posted 05-27-2010 05:53 PM

I use one were I teach seems like a good saw.

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 05:07 AM

You will love your LS1216L!

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 05:16 AM

I used a friends. I loved it, but, like many 12” sliding compound mitre saws, it is a bit heavy to move around and be mobile. I do like it better than DeWalts, though.

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bonehead

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#11 posted 05-30-2010 06:27 AM

I brought it home today and have just unpacked it. This is my first miter saw so I definitely can not compare to decades of experience with other saws. I based my decision to this saw on reviews (everywhere I could find them) and the feel of the machine. I really liked the feel of the Bosch and the Makita 10”. The Rigid and the Dewalt just felt like tanks and too industrial. The Hitachi has great reviews and a great price but it looks as if was designed by the graphic artist who designed the movie Aliens. It would be embarrassing to own (aesthetically).

My first impressions are favorable. It is a BIG saw but it was cheaper that the 10”....kind of a no brainer. It is a very attractive machine but that is in the eyes of the beholder. I did a quick check of the calibration and it all seems to accurate based on the included plastic triangular ruler. I don’t think that I could make it any better. The manual would be great if it was printed on 8 1/2×11 paper but it is not and therefore, it kinda sucks.

I cut a single piece of wood this evening and in my series of one, it is surprisingly quiet with a nice smooth start up. It definitely does not have a torquing jerk that I have read about in others.

I have wanted a miter saw for 13 years and have been researching for 3 months. Hope this this works out. All those that I sought advice appropriately asked what I plan to do with it. But as a hopeless and helpless DIYer it all depends on what the next weekend brings. I may have bought more saw that I need but I doubt that I will ever will regret it.

-- All lessons are repeated until learned

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 06:33 AM

In my experiences, I have had trouble with 3 different makita’s. On the other side, they were all used in school shop and unintentionally abused by students. However the Ridgid is holding up now for 3 years running.

Although I still prefer my dewalt. Just got a deal on the Ridgids, otherwise my school shop would have the black and yellow.

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bonehead

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#13 posted 05-30-2010 06:34 AM

Pet peave…..

I hate buying a $500 finely calibrated and precisioned-machined tool and they put the 2 cent stickers on crooked.

-- All lessons are repeated until learned

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#14 posted 05-31-2010 02:54 AM

I got the ls1016l a few months back and really like it. I looked at some 12 inch saws but really didn’t need that big of a saw.

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#15 posted 06-01-2010 04:58 AM

I agree. I went to purchase the ls 1016l but the 12” was $55 cheaper. I hope the increasedsize is not a liabilty in the future.

-- All lessons are repeated until learned

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