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Fasteners Hardware and fasteners, including all types of screws, nails, hinges, springs, and other devices you may find in the hardware aisle of your local retailer or supplier. I use sliding compound miter saws quite a bit for renovating houses and also when I get into the mood to create something new for the yard—like a raised garden bed or similar project. And that’s the beauty of a sliding miter saw like the Makita LS0815F—it gives you most of the capabilities of a larger saw, but without the weight and hassle. The saw uses a linear ball bearing slide system that seems to do a good job of self-cleaning the steel guide bars and also feels good and stable during use. I like the safety trigger on this saw, which is a pushbutton thumb-actuated style located at the top of the vertically-oriented handle.
The blade guard on the Makita LS0815 is a translucent Makita blue, giving you a nice view of your workpiece throughout the cut. When making wider cuts the integrated extension wings pull out to give you additional 9” of reach on either end of the base for a total of 36”. I got to work measuring and cutting up a bunch of crown moulding for a couple of projects, including the exterior window trim on a house from the early 1900s and some interior trim for a classic take on a brick fireplace. If you don’t have a miter saw stand you can set up your saw across a couple sawhorses.
The depth set screw has a quick release pass-through, which—handily enough—made it easy to fashion precise dado cuts into a 1×12.
With the ability to slice through 2x12's, and decent rigidity during more sensitive beveled crown cuts, the Makita LS0815F could be my new favorite job site miter. When he's not remodeling part of his house or playing with the latest power tool, Clint enjoys life as a husband, father and avid reader. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Double InsulationBuilt-in dust collection systemBevel cutting Left 45 degrees, right 5 degrees.
If for any reason you do not want to keep the item you have ordered, you can return it for a refund by calling us on 0114 224 3443 within 14 days of receving your order. Here at Alltools we are constantly monitoring our prices to make sure we are always competitive. The 10-inch tools can do everything I need and since I hardly ever use the added capabilities of a 12-inch, I don’t see the point in lugging around a larger tool. Any price and availability information displayed on the original websites, as applicable at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of related products.)Offer and use of product information are provided and authorized by Amazon. It comes with a blade wrench as well as a handy vertical clamp, which I found useful because it stores neatly on the tool and can be secured better than the accessories found on many other models I’ve tested to-date. It’s all quite comfortable to use, though it may take a few times (as it did for me) to get accustomed to the new mechanism. The Makita LS0815F features a soft-start motor, so you don’t feel the saw torque upwards when you engage it. The tri-LED lights at the pivoting end of the saw light up the work area nicely in dim lighting conditions, though it didn’t do much during the day. Of course, we paired the Makita LS0815F with their WST05 job site miter saw stand, giving us a full 9 feet of material support.

Beveling is nearly as easy, with a large control knob on the rear of the saw that unlocks the saw and allows it be positioned anywhere from 0? to 48? (left) and from 0? to 5? (right).
If you just set it on top of some wood or dimensional lumber, however, you’ll quickly realize how unhelpful an unstable work surface can be. Drills, drivers, saws…it seems like the entire industry is understanding that power can come in small packages.
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I’ve recently been using a Makita 8-?-inch sliding saw (LS0815F) and it has me wondering if I even need a 10-inch saw—at least when I’m doing trim work.The LS0815F is much smaller tool than I’m used to, but it has just about everything I look for in a slider.
Most 12” miter saws weigh around 45 pounds, so Makita shaving a full 14 pounds off that load and still delivering the cut capacity is a big deal. This is something that most users simply tolerate and have gotten used to—but when that start-up torque is no longer present it really makes a difference. Makita gives you an option to turn it on or off during use, so it can be helpful when setting up the cut—not just when you’re spinning up the blade.
If you have this miter saw and you need it to be somewhat mobile, Makita’s stand is one of the best matches for it. There is a positive detent at 0 degrees, as you’d expect, along with one at 45 degrees. Instead, use deck screws to secure the saw to a piece of plywood using the four holes at the corners of the aluminum base. Some pros will consider this a higher risk cut, but if you take your time and keep your hands away from the blade (use clamps) it shouldn’t present a problem. That’s more than sufficient power for the materials on which this saw will likely be used—a fact that was backed up by my testing. Even a little bit of play in the bar on a sliding miter saw can ruin a great piece of wood trim. You’ll get some slight splintering on cuts with the default blade on this saw but it cuts quickly. What you DON’T want to do is continue making cuts while the blade is spinning (which often involves sliding your hand towards the blade as you move the wood over for the cut). If you’re still lugging around a 12” miter saw to the job site, you may indeed find that you truly need to. He hopes his efforts at PTR will provide builders and contractors with reliable and engaging tool reviews to help them make better tool purchasing decisions.
At 31 pounds it’s 27 pounds lighter than Makita’s 12-inch model and 20 pounds lighter than their 10-inch. This is why most guys whip out the coping saw, but with a good miter saw and blade (and an angle finder) I’ve gotten pretty quick. If you’re planning on doing fine finishing work then you will probably want to choose a finish blade with a higher TPI. Always start your dado on the close side so that you’re pulling the wood in a direction away from the blade—and make sure the blade stops before you move the wood. But if you’re not doing high crown cuts against the back fence or cutting through 4x4s, then this lighter, nimbler Makita saw may be just the ticket to save your back. The footprint is small (18 inches wide) so I can use it without a full-size work table—which can be a production to set up.In spite of its size, the saw has reasonable cut capacity.

It’s a nice feature and one that I prefer on all of my circular saws, be they miter or handheld.
It has soft start and a large bevel adjustment handle that’s easy to find when you reach around back to get at it.
The miter scale is easy to read and has all of the standard detents, which lock in firmly with zero play. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. For the most part, I like it, but because the light shines down from the leading end of the slide, the fence sometimes casts a shadow. The compact LS0714 miters from 0 to 47 degrees left and 0 to 57 degrees right, with nine positive miter stops at 15, 22.5, 30, and 45 degrees (left or right), and 0 degree (90-degree cuts).
The LS1216L has a 15 AMP direct gear box motor that never slips, bogs down, or requires maintenance like belt-driven saws. It wasn’t usually a problem but sometimes I found it annoying.There are really only two things that bug me about the tool. Makita has a full range of corded and cordless saws and blades for cutting wood, metal, and masonry, including table saws, miter saws, reciprocating saws, circular saws, jig saws, metal cutting saws, plunge saws, and more, as well as a complete line of blades and accessories.About Makita Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial-quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers. Makita is Best-in-Class Engineering.Warranty Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It’s not a big deal, but every time I go to lock or unlock the head of the saw, it has me wondering why it couldn’t have been designed better. It is ideal for a range of applications including flooring, trim, molding, finish carpentry, and more. Secondly, every single bevel angle is marked on the bevel scale, which is very small, so it’s nearly impossible to make any sense of the lines. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial-strength power and results. Fortunately, locating specific bevel angles is not something I do very often.Overall, I like this saw a lot.
It’s a perfect secondary miter saw, great for punch work or bringing up to the second floor of a whole house remodel. The LS0714 is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.About Makita Saws Cut after cut, Makita saws deliver power, performance, and capacity with less weight and more ease-of-use features. The electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load, and the soft-start technology delivers more controlled operation.Four Steel Rails for Smooth and Accurate Cuts The LS0714 is engineered with four steel rails and four linear ball bearings for smooth and accurate, adjustment-free cuts. Additionally, the saw offers an industry-leading combination of cut capa…Ridgid R4120 Saw, 12-Inch Compound Miter with Laser(648846053233) …Laser - ZRR4120 Ergonomic D-Handle ?

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