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Makita 10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saws LS1019L (corded) & XSL06Z (cordless)

Makita has always been a strong name in miter saws, and this year they are releasing two new competitors in the ring that will be sure to impress. We got our hands on the two new saws at the 2017 Makita New Products event and were able to get some live demos before they hit the shelves.


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ToolBoxBuzz 10” Sliding Miter Saw Head to Head with 7 Top Brands

10" Slide Miter Saw Showdown

We know the guys at ToolBoxBuzz have been hard at work on this 10” Sliding Miter Saw compareo with 7 of the most popular brands. We think it turned out very nicely. As an avid reader of any and all comparison tests, especially in the tool category, we always hope to come away with a better understanding of the differences in the various products but hopefully learn more about the options in the market in general. Very well done, but don’t take our word for it check out their video below then head over to their site for the full review.

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Makita 18V LXT Cordless 7.5” Miter Saw LXSL01

We have been fans of the Makita 4 pole sliding miter saws since we first got to test out the LS1016L a few years back. Where initially we thought it might not be that sturdy this design really seem to hold up very well and makes the whole unit more compact. While there have been NiCd cordless miter saws, the LXSL01 is the first lithium-ion miter saw we can think of. It still will not truly replace a larger corded miter saw but it definitely has some advantages.

At under 28lbs there is no question, this saw is highly portable and with the 4 pole rail system a very impressive cutting capacity of 2-1/16” deep and 11-3/4” across. That is large enough to do a 90 degree cut in a standard 2×12. Our only real concern with this saw would be the battery life which would be similar an 18V cordless circular saw. For precise cuts like trim and moldings it should do an excellent job and really that is the intent. It is compatible with the Makita 195083-4 ($319, Amazon) miter stand with support brackets which is an excellent stand but is actually 3 times heavier than the saw itself, probably best to leave the stand for your heavier corded miter saw.


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