Posted June 16, 2014

Makita Introduces New Miter Saw

Makita has expanded its miter saw line-up with a new 8-1/2" Slide Compound Miter Saw (model LS0815F). The compact LS0815F weighs 31 lbs, a good fit for your contractor customers who require consistent cutting performance and  jobsite-to-jobsite portability.

Makita Miter SawThe saw is powered by a direct drive 10.5 AMP motor with soft start for smoother start-ups and constant power with no belts to slip or replace. The electric brake provides added convenience. It's linear ball bearing system is engineered to deliver smooth, accurate cuts. At 90° the LS0815F has 12" crosscutting capacity, with 8-1/2" capacity at 45° (miter). The saw miters 0° to 50° left and 0 to 60° right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45°, and 50° (left and right), plus 60° (right). The dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible with adjustments 0° to 48° (left) and 0° to 5° (right) with positive stops at 0° and 45° (left). For improved visibility, the L.E.D. light illuminates the line-of-cut. Additional features include a high-quality 8-1/2" 48T carbide-tipped blade, a see-through blade guard system for greater visibility of the blade and line-of-cut, and a rubberized handle design with large trigger for better fit and added comfort. 

The company's full product release is here