Makita LS1016L Sliding Compound Miter Saws from TOH Tool Tested
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
« »

Makita LS1016L

This massive saw sports a tall, 4¾-inch fence and runs on four sturdy rails instead of the usual two. You can select which side of the blade you want the laser to shine on, and it has excellent dust collection—both huge pluses. We liked the cool design but never got used to its odd, twisting miter lock or the need to push harder as the blade neared the end of a cut.
About $500, 53 pounds; Makita Tools

Fine print:
15-amp, 3,200-rpm motor.
Max miters: 52 degrees left, 60 right.
Max cutting depth: 4¾ inches.
max cutting width: 12 inches
Ask TOH users about Tools

Contribute to This Story Below