Makita LS1221 12 in. Compound Miter Saw

Model: mktnls1221
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Makita LS1221 12 in. Compound Miter Saw Model: mktnls1221

Product Features & specs :

Makita LS1221 12 in. Compound Miter Saw

Details
The Makita LS1221 12 in. Compound Miter Saw is ideal for picture framers, furniture makers, and trim carpenters. The 4-1/2 in. tall pivoting fence on this miter saw supports up to 5-1/2 in. crown molding for controlled cutting and the extra-large cutting capacity can easily handle a 4x6 at 90 degrees.
Features:
  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 4,000 RPM
  • Positive stops at 9 settings; 15 degrees, 22.5 degrees, 31.6 degrees, 45 degrees right or left and 0 degrees
  • Horizontal D-handle design for easy and comfortable operation
  • Carbide tipped blade for precision cutting
  • Pivoting fence for supporting larger stock
What’s Included:
  • 12 in. Compound Miter Saw - LS1221
  • Carbide-Tipped Blade - A-90227
  • Vertical Vise - 192672-6
  • (2) Extension Wings - 192673-4
  • Socket Wrench #13 - 782212-4
  • Dust Bag - 122523-9
  • Operating Manual
Length
26.5 in.
Width
24 in.
Height
23.875 in.
Weight
36.4 lbs.
Amperage
15
Arbor Size
5/8 in
Bevel Angle (Left)
45 Degrees
Bevel Direction
Dual Bevel
Blade Diameter
12 in
Bluetooth Compatibility
No
CSA Safety
Yes
Case Included
No
Cut Guidance System
No
Cutting Capacity (0 Miter/0 Bevel)
2-1/2 in x 8 in
Cutting Capacity (0 Miter/45 Bevel Left)
1-3/4 in x 7-7/8 in
Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Left/0 Bevel)
2-1/2 in x 5-5/8 in
Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Left/45 Bevel Left)
1-3/4 in x 5-1/2 in
Dust Collection Type
Dust Bag
ETL Safety
No
Keyless/keyed Blade Change
Keyed Change
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left
48 Degrees
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right
48
Miter Angle (Left)
48 Degrees
Miter Angle (Right)
48 Degrees
Miter Type
Compound
Motor Type
Brushed
No-Load Speed (RPM)
4000
Positive Miter Detents
9
Power Source
Corded
Slide System
No
UL Safety
Yes
Voltage
120V
Wifi compatibility
No

Reviews :

4.2 / 5.0
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (10)
Pros
Easy To Use (9)
Powerful (8)
Value (1)
Cons
Loud (1)
Uncomfortable to Use (1)
Best Uses
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Large Projects (1)
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Value
Cons
Loud
Uncomfortable to Use
Best Uses
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Powerful but jarring
I love the power and accuracy of this saw. Unfortunately the power of the motor has such a jarring effect on the start up that it's hard to hold your work piece steady when making precise cuts. A soft start would have greatly reduced this as well as the loud start up of the motor.
August 12, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Buy it you will love it
I build log homes for a living . I only use makita products. I have no time for downtime due to second rate tools. This is my second ls1221 miter saw and my first one is still on the job after eight years of heavy use. This saw arrived dead on square and ready to work. I expect it to last eight plus years. You cannot go wrong this saw saw or any makita product.
July 21, 2015
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
One serious saw
I bought it from CPO Makita, it arrived undamaged via UPS. I think it is a smooth cutting saw, with plenty of power due to the 15 amp motor, it cut square with no adjustments needed. I have heard that three hands are required to change the blade and I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I already bought the horizontal vise for it which is an optional accessory. I expect to have this saw for a long time and get plenty of use out of it.
June 26, 2015
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Arrived with damage to turn table.
Light and easy to transport. Cuts wide crown with ease. Complaint, cast aluminium table dented and marred by heavy steel outrigger supports that were not secured in factory box.
February 21, 2013
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Well worth the money
I picked up this saw because I needed to upgrade to 12" and it was such a good price. Great saw, great blade, Very quiet! Cant even tell it's a re-furb...

The only thing I had to get used to was when you hit the power button the saw tends to jump upward slightly.
My old saw had just one button and did not have a safty button.

Great saw! Now if I could only find such a deal on a table saw....
August 10, 2010
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Great Buy
The saw is exactly as represented. I use it in my shop on a conitnuing basis and enjoy its verstility and ability to be adapted to the needs of my use.
December 9, 2009
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
so far, so good
A friend has the same model saw. He is rough on equipment so I knew the saw was dependable. So far, I am very satisfied with my purchase and it was a great price and even better with the rebate I received.
June 4, 2009
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Very Portable, Good capacity
I am rehabbing a 4 story appartment complex with no elevators. This saw is very easy to carry up the many stairs. Has enough capacity to cut 4" PVC pipe,medium size crown, and good size base molding. My reconditioned saw had a few dings in the aluminum table but otherwise looked new. Very happy with purchase.
May 24, 2009
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
12'' chop saw
the only thing that is wrong is the turn sticks a little on the right side at 31.5 angle. The table is well lubed and it seem to rub may have to return.
May 24, 2009
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
great saw
It's the best saw I've ever used
May 23, 2009

Q & A :

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Is this model a sliding compound mitre saw?
Lynn low tech on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Makita LS1221 12 in. Compound Miter Saw is not a slide model.
I need to order parts
Dennis on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: CPO does not retail parts at this time, please contact Makita at800-462-5482
Does it have a blade brake ?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Makita does not claim for this unit to have a brake.The blade will stop spinning as soon as the trigger is released like most 12 inch miter saws, which is fairly quick.
Can this saw cut a true 4x6? Actual measurements are 4x6.
Eric on Feb 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, the maximum cutting capacity at 90 is 3-7/8" x 6".

Warranty:

Warranty Information

Makita Standard Warranty

The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

Each NEW Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

This Warranty does not apply where:
  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool
In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the one-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.