Some woodworking projects might require you to make mitre cuts. The easiest way to accomplish this cut is by using a mitre saw.

Makita has different miter saws in their line of power tools like LS1214FL 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw with Laser and Fluorescent Light and LS1013FL Factory Reconditioned 10 inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser Guide. We are going to look specifically at the LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser.

Every time you drag a heavy mitre saw around, its cord gets tangled up and pulls out of the extension cord. More time wasted. More frustration you do not need. So if you are tired or logging your large and heavy mitre saw around than you are ready for the Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser. This miter saws with DXT delivers larger cutting capacity and more accuracy. DXT stands for "Deep and eXact Cutting Technology." The LS1016L key advantages include large cutting capacity, dead-on accuracy, job site portability, and added versatility. It's exactly the innovation you can expect from Makita.

It is also dual-bevel which means that it can go 45 degrees both ways so you do not have to flip your work if you are going to make another cut.

This heavy-duty Makita mitre saw is built to cut up to 6 5/8 inches crown molding. It features a 15amp direct drive gear box and retractable rear blade guard to increase cutting capacity. You can take any crown molding job with this Makita power saw. Using the series of precision machine gears power from the motor is delivered directly to the cutting blade. For larger cuts the retractable blade guard raises automatically. This Makita power tool matches any 12 inch saw you will ever work with.
It also features four steel rails with six linear ball bearings for perfect cuts and no mess; this in glides when in use. And increased support for each rail means less deflection. This saw is a pleasure to operate.

It has the built in laser. The laser clearly indicates the cut line and can be illuminated whether the blade is turning or not.

At the weight of only 52.2 pounds this Makita mitre saw weighs less than most 10 inch mitre saws. It measures 28-1/8 inch by 25-1/4 inch by 26-1/2 inch. Convenient grips and handles make it easy to transport. Designed with input from professionals the LS1016L features an exclusive 4 3/4 inch dual sliding fence system for more precise mitre and bevel cuts to accommodate a variety of cutting applications. The cutting blade easily adjusts with a series of positive stops allowing you to select exactly the cut you want.

The dual rear handle bevel lock is easily accessible with adjustments from 0 – 45 degrees in the left or the right. The rubberized handle offers better fit and user comfort. With the cutting capacity of a 12 inch saw in a more compact 10 inch model you will save on blades as 10 inch blades cost less (up to 25 percent) than 12 inch blades.

Other relevant features include electronic speed control (maintains the speed while it's under load for smoother high-quality cut), largest crown molding cutting capacity in its class, see through blade guard, and quick and easy blade changes. Also, on the easy-to-read mitre scale this power saw mitres from 0 – 52 degrees on the left and 0 – 60 degrees on the right with 4 positive stops.