Makita LS1221 12-inch Compound Miter saw Kit

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Why buy a compound miter saw? While a standard miter swings left or right at varying angles of the centerline, a compound miter also swings on a bevel, allowing you to cut a bevel and an angle simultaneously. This is invaluable if you are working on projects that require compound cuts, such as crown molding.As compound miters go, it's hard to do better than the Makita. At just over 36 pounds, this is among the lightest of the 12-inch miters, yet it doesn't feel flimsy at all. The swing arm is substantial, and I was able to make accurate cuts easily over and over again. The 4-1/2-inch fence is not as high as other models (fences for 12-inch saws typically average around 5 inches), but is perfectly fine for most applications.This is one quiet machine, which is great if you're going to be using it all day, and the horizontal, D-style handle is comfortable to use right- or left-handed (although, like most compound miters, the LS1221 bevels only in one direction).On the down-side, the miter and bevel scales are a little difficult to read compared to other models. But given the overall quality, portability, accuracy, and the sturdy construction, this is indeed a minor complaint.

Makita's LS1221 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw combines power, performance, and ease of use for common miter cuts, including a range of applications in woodworking, cabinetry, deck building, framing, and more.

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LS1221 Features
PERFORMANCE - Powerful 15 amp direct-drive motor and 4,000 rpm for improved performance

CAPACITY - 4-1/2-inch tall pivoting fence for cutting up to 5-1/2-inch crown molding

CONVENIENCE - Weighs only 37 pounds for easy jobsite portability

ACCURACY - Positive stops at 9 settings: 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45° right or left, and 0°

INCLUDES - C.T. blade, vertical vise, 2 extension wings, wrench, and dust bag

Tool Specifications
Tool Spec
Blade Diameter12"
Max. Cutting Capacity (Bevel/Miter) 90°/90°3-7/8" x 6"
Max. Cutting Capacity (Bevel/Miter) 45°/45°1-3/4" x 5-1/2"
No Load speed4,000 rpm
AMPS (120V)15
Size (L x W x H)24" x 26-1/2" x 23-7/8"
Net Weight37 lbs.
15 AMP Motor for Improved Performance
The LS1221 has a dynamically balanced 15 amp direct-drive motor with 4,000 rpm for improved performance and is engineered to never slip or bog down like belt-drive units. The electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load, and the soft-start technology is engineered for smooth start-ups.

Precise Miter and Bevel Cuts
The LS1221 has a large capacity (3-7/8 inches x 6 inches at 90 degrees), with a 4-1/2-inch tall pivoting fence for cutting up to 5-1/2-inch crown molding and a pivoting fence for supporting larger stock. The saw has 9 positive miter stops at 15, 22.5, 31.6, and 45 degrees (left or right), and 0 degree (90-degree cuts). The engineered aluminum base ensures accurate cuts. Ease-of-use features include a horizontal D-handle design for easy and comfortable operation and a compact size (weighs only 37 pounds) for easy portability.

Best in Class for a Range of Applications
The LS1221 is engineered for a broad range of trades, including finish carpenters, professional woodworkers, case and base installers, cabinet installers, decking and flooring applications, siding installers, and general contractors seeking a superior 12-inch compound miter saw for the jobsite or the benchtop. The LS1221 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. 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.

Makita LogoAbout Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial-quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial-strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit Makita is Best-in-Class Engineering.

Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. 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.

What's in the Box
Makita LS1221 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw, 12-inch C.T blade, vertical vise, extension wings, wrench, and dust bag.

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