Makita LS1013F Miter Saws Reviews

Makita LS1013F Miter Saws

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  • Top of line in 10"

    May 12, 2001 by gamblin_man is a Lead on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Accurate and repeatable cuts, smooth slide and controls, Quality construction
    Cons: Front extended controls easy to hit and bend

    Summary: I remember the year that my radial arm saw died ( or was it Clayton Delaney?). It was February of 2001 when my trusty Craftsman 1954 version radial arm saw wore out an unfindable part. We had been buddies since it came home with me from an auction (paid ... read more

  • "The Everything Saw"

    Jan 31, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple and smooth, very dependable, and built solid.
    Cons: It's heavy and awkward to move around.

    Summary:      I have searched and searched and searched, for the perfect miter saw. Here it is . Makita 10" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with light LS1013F.This saw has the capability of doing almost anything you ask of it and it is very ... read more

  • Very dissappointed

    Mar 9, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Seems like a good saw in terms of robustness.
    Cons: Not square - bad flaw for a mitre saw.

    Summary: I purchased this saw in 2007.  It would not saw square right out of the box.  It was off by about 1/16" on 5".  There is no real adjustment you can make as the fence has no "play" to speak of.  So I took it back to the shop where I ... read more

  • Does a great job for this beginner

    Jul 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth cuts, very accurate
    Cons: Heavy, dust bag is useless, bad manual

    Summary: This is my first CSM but I could not be happier. I bought mine at a big box store after reading the horror stories about shipping from Amazon. Out of the box everything was lined up - blade, fence, table, and pointers. The only thing I had to do was ... read more

  • Profound disappointment

    Jul 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice blade comes with this saw.
    Cons: Poorly conceived, poorly designed, poorly built

    Summary: I've owned many Makita tools throughout my 30 years as a carpenter, and have never been disappointed with them... until now. It's not that there are one or two things that aren't quite right with this tool, it is an abomination. from top to bottom, here ... read more

  • Not great but you probably can't do much better.

    Jun 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth cuts, easy operation.
    Cons: Not "ready to go straight from the box"

    Summary: As so often happens, I bought my new Makita LS1013L in the midst of a crisis. My old Craftsman 8 1/2" was irreparably damaged and I had a job to finish - in other words - I needed it NOW. That is one reason that I didn't buy it from Amazon. Another is ... read more

  • Nice saw but some comments from a weekend warrior

    Jan 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very accurate cuts, smooth operation, surprisingly quiet
    Cons: Terrible manual, cheap pointers, fence adjustment bolt placement

    Summary: This is the first SCM (sliding compound miter) saw I've purchased, so I am comparing it to what I fiddled with on store shelves. While I really like the saw, there are a few things that could have been done better. After reading the reviews, and ... read more

  • Trim Carpenters Favorite

    Jun 30, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, smooth, precise, quiet, well built
    Cons: none

    Summary: When I set out to get a new miter saw I was originally thinking I'd try a 12" so I could cut tall base vertically. I've always used 8 1/2" and 10" for my carpentry business, so I borrowed another guys 12" for a couple of jobs. This is what I found. ... read more

  • Stop Now

    Jun 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sturdy, strong, and quiet. You'll have this saw for 30 years.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I was looking to purchase a 10" sliding dual compound miter saw and I figured if I was gonna pay I might as well buy the best one out there. One big thing I was looking for was a saw that held it's angles. I'm tired of constantly checking my miter angles ... read more

  • Makita LS 1013

    Dec 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality
    Cons: Cost

    Summary: I have a basic 10 inch saw and needed more features for remodeling the house.I looked at several makes and models and felt that the LS 1013 had a superior slide to all of the saws i looked at. The motor seems to make less noise than other saws. This saw ... read more

  • How I fell in love with my LS1013

    Sep 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth Slide and Great Cuts!
    Cons: Short Fence

    Summary: I have had access to a compound miter saw for a while now and used it quite often. I finally decided to make the move on getting my own saw and after a bit of lurking around in a woodworking newsgroup keep hearing this model talked about. Found a ... read more

  • Dare To Compare-This One's The Best!

    Mar 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best Tool In My Shop! Accuracy, Precision, Quality, Features & Value. LS1013 Has It ALL!
    Cons: 45 degree miter can't crosscut nominal 10" lumber.

    Summary: I have been woodworking for the past 25 years and have a substantial investment in tools. I've used an 8.5" SCMS for 10 years and spent the past year shopping all the new larger sliders on the market. My purchase of the Makita LS1013 was based on ... read more

  • Not Worth the Price!

    Dec 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price.
    Cons: Extremely short rail guide + short linear movement.

    Summary: Makita Linear Saw 1013 10" dual slide compound miter saw, 13amp motor, 3700rpm. It is a shame when I look at what is intended to be a professional compound Miter saw, priced in the area of $520.00, and come away feeling cheated. The ... read more

  • The Best Of The Best!!!

    Oct 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: PLENTY OF POWER, EASY TO USE FEATURES, VERY SMOOTH CUTTING
    Cons: PRICE

    Summary: Don't let the price tag scare you! The Makita 10" Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw definitely lives up to all of the good things we have heard. This is one of those "necessities" you need for your shop. I was kind of skeptical when ... read more

  • Great saw at any angle!

    Jul 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: accurate and reliable
    Cons: ease of setup and portability

    Summary: It hurt my wallet to fork over the $500 for this saw, but once I put it to work on several remodeling tasks, it helped to pay for itself. This Makita means business when it comes to cutting 2x4's or trim at the job site. No excuses. The ... read more

  • Great: precise and flexible

    Jul 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cuts well, precisely, handles larger stock and is fairly portable
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: This saw cuts well and is versatile. It tilts, slides and angles to give you accurate cuts on even wide and deep stock. The glide is a dream, taking no effort to pull. Like most though, it tilts only to the right. This means that molding that ... read more

  • Cuts lIke a hot knife through butter

    Jun 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Accuracy and ease of set up
    Cons: Could use taller fence

    Summary: I was recently visiting the local Holy Grail of hardware stores in my area. It's known as Ace Seven ... read more

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  • Quality through and through

    Dec 13, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Smooth sliding action, good dust collection, laser site
    Cons: None

    Summary: I am a hobbyist who decided to buy a good saw that was built very well so it would last a long time. The Makita received excellent reviews in all of the research I did, and I did a lot. One particular magazine reviewed the 12" model and rated it best. ... read more

  • good saw

    Jan 10, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Dependable and accurate. Good power
    Cons: None

    Summary: I bought this saw to use for building my 3400 sq ft house. It has been very dependable and accurate. It worked especially well when cutting the proper angles for the 2x10 rafters as well as the "California valleys." ... read more

  • Worth every dollar

    Mar 11, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Soft start and so quiet, moves and adjusts with absolute ease.
    Cons: None

    Summary: This is my favorite tool without a question. I like it so much that I try not cutting 2x lumber, but instead use it only for siding, 1x, and large trim work. So precise at every ... read more

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