Makita LS1040 Miter Saws Reviews
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Makita LS1040 Miter Saws

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Not just a boy's toy

Oct 24, 2000
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:meets all my angled cutting needs

Cons:10" blade may be too small for some

Unless I’m mistaken—I am the first female to review this tool!!! Let’s hear it for the tomboy’s! It is now time to expound the virtues of being raised in the lumber yards of my Daddy’s childhood buddies (thank you Bill and Kent and Walt—if you ever happen to find this epinion, I’m sure you will all be amazed at my memory).

Okay, okay, I’ll get to the review…

How would YOU know?

When you are an artist, like myself, you sometimes have the driving desire to obtain enormous stretcher bars in order to show off your painting abilities. I’m talking some 10’x10’ construction that you can really get your heart and soul out on! Sometimes this obsessive desire keeps you up at night trying to figure out WHERE you will obtain such an anomaly. Your standard ART MARTS don’t cater to the likes of me. I just hate those wimpy 24”x36” canvasses they sell at Ben Franklin. Just HATE them. Flimsy, saggy old things with staples in the side… Ugh. Now I did not fork over thousands for my college education to fight with such measly supplies. Roger Herman, you taught me well… build it BIG!


And why THIS product?

But you HAVE to build it sturdy, too! This is essential (as it is in building your home…). It’s vitally important that you get the right angles, that your corners fit together perfectly. For any purpose where you will be cutting at precise angles…a miter saw is unbeatable. Sure, you can TRY to maintain continuity with that simple miter box, but gads, you’ll have an awfully ugly cut when you’re through. And Heavens, the time and effort that you will spend… it’s hardly worth it to me when I know I’ll need the energy for the actual painting! For the building…I need my miter saw! I can pop the product out in no time flat. No major muscle work involved. And you needn’t be a Tim-the-tool-man to master it (though I DO love the power tools).

Some additional notes:

This particular tool has a 10” blade, which is ample in size for my purposes. I like that it has a dust bag to help me in my endeavors to be as tidy as possible. This is of great help in keeping my roommate situation peaceful as well! Blade changes and adjustments are easy and the product weight is relatively low so moving it is simple. You can do a bevel or miter cut at numerous angles and the price was affordable.

If you are currently in the market for a miter saw, I would encourage you to check this one out!




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