If you ever get the chance, get your hands on and try using a 10 inch LS1016 Makita Miter Saw. This saw is fantastic.
The Makita miter saw allows you to rotate the blade either direction making it very convenient. You can put the saw in a corner and adjust the saws blade, instead of needing to switch which side of the saw you load your wood from.
With the powerful motor used in the Makita miter saw, it buzzes through the cuts smoothly, and quickly. When you are hard at work on your home projects, You will want a saw that can make a quick cut, so you can get back to installation.
The fact that a Makita miter saw provides direct power to the blade, rather than through a belt system, makes sure there is not any slippage when you are making a cut. You get the most power from a direct attached motor. Makita really did their homework designing the saw, it is very well designed.
Having all of the adjustment levers and knobs handy on the Makita miter saw lets you setup your cuts quickly. You don’t want to be wasting time at the saw, to get your projects done, you need to see wood going on the walls. Anything a saw manufacturer does to make setup quicker and easier is great.
The real test of any saw is the quality of the cuts. A Makita miter saw always makes beautiful cuts. Maybe that’s not accurate, it always gives you beautiful cuts when you don’t make mistakes. The only time you will have problems is when you either don’t set the cut correctly, or if you attempt to start your cut as right after flipping on the power. With any saw, the blade needs to be at full speed before you cut, but you already know, no miter saw manufacturer can fix a defective craftsman.
Even after your Makita miter saw has seen many pieces of wood, the only maintenance it will likely need is to sharpen the blades. Always make sure to check the saw often for problems, because a saw needs to be maintained to be safe. But the Makita miter saw is been rock solid.
Will you have any complaints about a Makita miter saw? Only one, you may want someone to clean up after your use. You probably wish miter saws dust collection was better, but the Makita miter saw is as good anyone else’s. Trying to catch all the sawdust on a saw that you change angles, and make a diversity of cuts with is almost impossible. So make sure to keep your broom and dustpan handy.
The other thing you will love about a Makita miter saw is the Makita company. As with all of my Makita tools, and when you have problems they stand behind them.
If you are wanting a saw that can get make your home project easier, faster, and more accurate, go get a Makita miter saw, they are simply a great miter saw.