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Makita-ls1221.12318931
8.1 out of 10

Makita LS1221

4-1/2“ tall pivoting fence for cutting up to 5-1/2” crown mold Read more

Great Deal: $389.99

Reviews and Problems with Makita LS1221

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Overall 6
6.0

Arrived with damage to turn table.

roorider, CPO
21 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Light and easy to transport. Cuts wide crown with ease. Complaint, cast aluminium table dented and marred by heavy steel outrigger supports that were not secured in factory box.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design
  • Cons: Blade Wears Out Fast
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Overall 9
9.2

User Review

James, toolbarn.com
15 December 2010
  • Summary: I been using this saw to to cut both small moldings and pressure treated 4x4s. Performance is top notch. The box arrived a little beat up which concerned me initially, but the saw was fine and all the parts accounted for. My only gripe is the lack of a laser. I added the 22 dollar Irwin, installed it in minutes and it was dead nuts on from the get go. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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Overall 8
8.0

Well worth the money

Loopy, CPO
10 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I picked up this saw because I needed to upgrade to 12" and it was such a good price. Great saw, great blade, Very quiet! Cant even tell it's a re-furb... The only thing I had to get used to was when you hit the power button the saw tends to jump upward slightly. My old saw had just one button and did not have a safty button. Great saw! Now if I could only find such a deal on a table saw....
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful, Safe
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Overall 10
10

Great Buy

Havinator, CPO
9 December 2009
  • Excerpt: The saw is exactly as represented. I use it in my shop on a conitnuing basis and enjoy its verstility and ability to be adapted to the needs of my use.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful, Safe
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Overall 8
8.0

so far, so good

gardens alive, CPO
4 June 2009
  • Excerpt: A friend has the same model saw. He is rough on equipment so I knew the saw was dependable. So far, I am very satisfied with my purchase and it was a great price and even better with the rebate I received.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design, Powerful, Safe
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Overall 6
6.0

12'' chop saw

the bart man, CPO
24 May 2009
  • Excerpt: the only thing that is wrong is the turn sticks a little on the right side at 31.5 angle. The table is well lubed and it seem to rub may have to return.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design, Powerful, Safe
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Overall 10
10

Very Portable, Good capacity

Mike C., CPO
24 May 2009
  • Excerpt: I am rehabbing a 4 story appartment complex with no elevators. This saw is very easy to carry up the many stairs. Has enough capacity to cut 4" PVC pipe,medium size crown, and good size base molding. My reconditioned saw had a few dings in the aluminum table but otherwise looked new. Very happy with purchase.
  • Pros: Easy to carry, Easy To Use, Good Design, Light Weight
  • Cons: Safety not convenient
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Overall 10
10

great saw

boner, CPO
23 May 2009
  • Excerpt: It's the best saw I've ever used
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful
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Overall 8
8.0

Makita Ls1221

Consumer Democracy
27 August 2008
  • Summary: This 12 inch saw stacks up and surpasses probably all other 10" and 12" non-sliding miter saws. The solid swing arm design makes for precise cuts. It has the best turn-table release mechanism in the industry. Very easy to read angle numbers. It has a removable elevated fence plate for tall/wide mouldigs.
  • Pros: Fence (for both sides) is molded as one. If not perfectly molded or bends... accuracy probems.
  • Cons: Fence (for both sides) is molded as one. If not perfectly molded or bends... accuracy probems.
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