Makita changed the game with the 10 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser (model LS1016L). With a crown molding cutting capacity of 6-5/8 in. (vertically nested), the LS1016L has the largest crown-cutting capacity in its class. The LS1016L has a patented 4-steel rail sliding system that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts, and the exclusive 6 linear ball bearings are engineered for smooth, adjustment-free, "dead-on" accurate cuts. Another key point of difference is the direct drive motor with soft start, which delivers smoother start-ups and constant power, with no belts to slip or replace. In addition, the electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher-quality cutting.
Large Cutting Capacity, Increased Accuracy
The LS1016L has an innovative direct drive gearbox and patented retractable guard system engineered for increased vertical cutting capacity. At 6-5/8”, the LS1016L has the largest crown molding cutting capacity (vertically nested) in its class. The patented retractable rear guard also provides the LS1016L with 4-3/4” baseboard cutting capacity (vertical), and a 12” capacity at 90°. In addition, the exclusive 6 linear ball bearings deliver smooth, solid and adjustment-free “dead-on” accurate cuts. The saw also has a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts, as the four steel rails provide less deflection. The result is a larger cutting capacity and more accuracy.
Precise Miter and Bevel Cuts
The LS1016L has an exclusive 4-3/4” sliding fence system, with four sliding fences featuring upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise miter and bevel cuts 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 22.5°, 33.9°, and 45° (left and right).
Precision adjustments are made easier with dual front bevel scales for improved visibility. The easy one-touch (push in & turn) miter lock system is designed for accurate adjustments and increased efficiency.
Ergonomic and Compact Design
In addition to the large cutting capacity, power, and accuracy, the LS1016L offers a range of convenience and ease-of-use features. The LS1016L has less weight and the most compact design in its class, so it’s portable and more easily transported. In addition, the patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System requires 2” less rear space than competitor dual sliding miter saws. The see-through blade guard system provides greater visibility of blade and line of cut, and has a one-step blade change process for increased efficiency. The ergonomic rubberized horizontal D-handle design has a better fit and added comfort, and the large trigger switch is designed for easier operation.
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