Makita LS1016L 260mm Compound Mitre Saw with Laser

Makita LS1016L 260mm Compound Mitre Saw with Laser

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£488.95 - £491.00 (£407.46 - £409.17 Ex. VAT)

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Key Features

Makita 3 Year Warranty (Registration Required)
  • Large cutting capacity for accurate and demanding work
  • Fitted with laser, use left or right of blade
  • Adjustable depth of cut for trenching
  • Head tilts left or right for bevel cutting
  • Supplied with TCT saw blade, hold down clamp, dust bag
  • RH & LH material supports and service tools

In Detail

This dual compound mitre saw has a large cutting capacity and is fitted with a line laser for exact cutting. Extremely well constructed with width cutting capacity up to 279mm, able to mitre cut left (52° ) or right (60°), positive stops make mitre and repeat setting simple and quick ( 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6, 45° ), vertical cutting is up to 120mm baseboard (skirt board). Four steel bars with 6 linear ball bearings are used for smooth and precise sliding action and there is an adjustable stop on the head to set the depth of cut for tenons or housings. The laser tells you the exact cut line and can be used left or right of the blade, a sliding fence system is fitted for bevel work. Compact it is fitted with a transport handle. Supplied with TCT blade, hold down clamp, dust bag, triangular rule and left / right sliding work supports.

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Bevel Angle Range 45°-0-45°
Dust Bag Included
Dust Extraction Outlet 65mm
Electric Brake Yes
Max Bevel Cut @ 45deg 58 x 279mm
Max Compound Cut @ 45deg 58 x 197mm
Max Crosscut @ 0deg 91 x 279mm
Max Mitre Cut @45deg Left 58 x 197, Right 43 x 197mm
Mitre Angle Range 52°-0-60°
Model LS1016L
Nett Weight 24.1kg
Overall L x W x H 718 x 640 x 671mm
Power 1,510W 230V & 110V
Rating Industrial
Spindle Lock Yes
Blade Diameter 260mm
Bore Size 30mm
Reviews (8)

Reviews (8)



2 October 2016

if you love dust and inaccuracy, this is the saw for you!!

This is not a cheap saw, so when I bought it I had hoped it would stand up to other high-end SCM saws. But it doesn't.
Firstly it seems that the Makita warehouses just throw these off the shelves as the first one I had delivered was missing some tips off the teeth, upon inspection the blade appeared to have been smashed into the machine and had chipped away the material in the metal arm (under the plastic strips). A replacement was ordered, the new one seemed ok.
To calibrate the saw on the front is simple, lock it off and push left or right until it sits where you need it. This is easy enough, however it means every time you brush past it or transport it you basically have to re-calibrate the whole thing as it's so easy to knock out of alignment. Calibrating the back angle is better, there is a bolt that provides a stop for your square cut. However when locked off any mild pressure will flex the arms enough to ruin your angle. Again, every time I adjust the angle I need to check it as I've learned not to trust the preset stops. Also When using the depth stop there is so much flex in the supporting arms that your depth can vary by 1/2mm depeding on the pressure you use.
There is a dust bag provided on a port you can also attach a hoover to. Both of these options do exactly nothing. I have run this saw on various hoovers and extractors in our workshop and dust still goes everywhere. The extraction point is so hidden away it completely misses the areas the dust is sent. Other saws have a rubber funnel which cups the back of the blade, this unfortunately has no such thing.
Because the dust extraction is so bad it means that in a few minutes your saw and all the components will be covered in dust. The body has hardly any casing, presumably to reduce weight, so this means there are loads of places for dust to get stuck. When the lock for the lower sliding bars gets clogged with dust it doesn't work any more, so the saw slides forward and back when you're in the car. Very annoying! The locking mechanism for the front arm also gets clogged and doesn't work properly. Also despite my best efforts to keep it clean dust has got into the motor and seems to stop the electronic brake from working so this only kicks in half the time.
The saw also boasts a 'Deep eXact cuTting' feature. Shortened to DXT. Which just doesn't make sense. I've never been aware of what this does.
Sorry for the long negative rant.
Save your money and go for something else.


1 October 2016

Mitre saw 260 mm

Looks great, feels great , however did not try as it was delivered to me and the driver had put it in the van on its side so it's whole journey was spent bumping along on the end rails , blue paint rubbed through the two thin layers of cardboard that it was in , can't imagine what damage it done , it does state to keep upright on box but was ignored . Axminster were very helpful about the whole matter though . Pity about the courier .


1 May 2016


So far this saw has been great with no issues at all but have to agree that it may not be as robust as the older model great service from axminster Thanks

Igor palazkou

16 January 2016

Good saw

Cut very nice, good design, but one thing i don't like: the upper rails slides not smooth.

Nick Gray

25 May 2015

I wish this saw was better

I have owned the predecessor to this saw - LS1013 - for about seven years. I needed a second SCMS and tried to find another LS1013 but had to opt for its sucessor in the Makita range, the LS1016.

The first saw arrived with excessive arbor run-out causing the blade to oscillate in the vertical plane by 1-2mm - unusable but replaced by Axminster the next day. The second saw arrived and after a bit of set up worked okay. Setting up mitre angles is improved over the LS1013 with bigger clearer dials and better indents. The fences are also an improvement and I have found, unlike many others, the compound slider is smooth and certainly saves space behind the saw. I am not a huge fan of the switch from a vertical to a horizontal angle but can easily live with it.

However the main problem with this saw in horizontal movement of blade if even the smallest amount of horizontal pressure is applied to the handle. It also regularly spits bits of wood out when cutting mitres on small pieces which makes me reluctant to try smaller mitres - I cannot work out why this is but I suspect the small horizontal movements of the head cause the saw to bind slightly trapping and spitting the piece of wood out the back. I just do not trust the saw for cutting mitres in small pieces. The cut is also a bit rough - I have tried a new blade but it still makes small splits and splinters on the end of cuts - again I think this must be linked to the head movement.

I have now compared it extensively to the LS1013 for just over a month and the LS1013 simply does not have any of these problems despite being well used. The cut is smoother, it spits bits of wood extremely rarely and you feel you don't need body armour when cutting small pieces in case it hurls them towards you. I also prefer the bigger table of the LS1013 although it is not as easy to set up mitres.

The LS1016 is longer on gadgets to ease cut set up but the dual slider system and rough running direct drive make it a poor sucessor. I would happily pay more to find an old LS1013 and whilst the LS1016 works it is just not in the same league in terms of build quality and rugged design. Very disappointing indeed!

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