Makita shows off new 10-inch slider at AWFS Fair
With a crosscut capacity of 12 inches at 90 degrees and 8 1/2 inches at 45 degrees, furniture makers looking for a new miter saw will want to take a look at Makita’s LS1016L which has the capacity of a 12-inch model in a noticeably smaller package. Notable features include two-piece fences on both sides of the blade and a slide mechanism with four slide tubes instead of one or two. The maker claims the extra tubes provide greater long-term accuracy than competitive models and allow the tool to be placed closer to walls and obstructions when less crosscut capacity is required.
Cabinet installers will appreciate the 6 5/8 nested crown cutting capacity. The saw can also miter boards up to 4 3/4 inches tall against the fence. In general, it seems like a really nice tool. The only downside is might be the $550 price tag which is similar to 12-inch models. However, the maker is quick to point out that 10-inch blades have less runout and sell for about 20% less than 12-inch blades.
Makita's new slider bevels both directions and has a crosscutting capacity that rivals 12-inch models. Dual, two-piece fences, 4 slide tubes, and a see-through guard are among its notable features.
In addition to its great crosscutting capacity (12" at 90 degrees) the saw can miter to 60 degrees right and 52 degrees left.
Bevel capacity is 45 degrees both directions. Two of the four slide tubes are above the bevel adjustment; another pair is below.