Makita LH1040 Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita LH1040 compound mitre saw. This is a 260 mm saw that operates off 240 Volts.

The Makita LH1040 has been developed as a multi-purpose mitre saw, thanks to the inclusion of a table on that allows this mitre saw to also be used as a table saw, making it very versatile.

This model comes with a TCT saw blade, a holder set, a triangular rule, a push stick, a socket wrench and a dust bag.

Just below we have reviewed this model in a lot more detail.

Our Online Buyer Rating Summary

This compound mitre saw is ideal for mitre cuts, bevel cuts and compound cuts. It is an expensive but great option for the dedicated DIY home owner who wants to own a high quality mitre saw.

It gets an overall 92% rating from over 100 buyers and 83% of all users have given it 5 out of 5 in their reviews.


Most online buyers said this makes very accurate cuts and is easy to set it up.


This saw can do mitres cuts, bevel cuts and the combination of both known as a compound cut

Value for money

This is what you pay for Makita tools, and the high quality makes it worth the price.

There are hundreds of mitre saws on the market. When you buy any tool made by the Makita brand, you own a high quality tool that lasts for years.

The price of this saw will put many buyers off, but this is a very useful mitre and table saw combination which is extremely useful.

- geoff magee

How Online Buyers Rate This Saw

Rate it highly


Percentage of Buyers

Very High








What Online Buyers Say

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  • The majority of online buyers found this easy to set up, but did need to tweak the alignment 
  • Most buyers they liked that it could be used as a mitre and a table saw
  • Most buyers say that this is a heavy solid and well madesaw, but still light enough to be portable
  • Buyers also liked the sliding guide, the extension pieces and the quick-clamp fence


  • A few buyers received the item and it had been damaged in the post
  • A few buyers said that setting this up is hard enough


This mitre saw gets strong and consistent online reviews. As Geoff mentioned earlier, this is an interesting combination of a mitre and a table saw.

Makita LH1040 Key Features

Here we summarise what we believe the key features to be.

This is a 260 mm lightweight and portable and designed for for general site and workshop use. The table is made from cast aluminium and is very sturdy. It can do bevel cuts left and right.

It has double insulation, a dust collection system and weighs around 13.7kg

  • Max mitre range 45 - 52 º
  • Bore Diameter 25 mm
  • Max bevel range 48 - 0 º

Available in 110 and 240 Volts 

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Feature Cutting Sizes

Any mitre saw is only as good as what it can cut

Max mitre cut at 45º: 69 x 85 mm
Max mitre cut at 90º: 69 x 130 mm
Max table cut: 40 mm

260 mm compound mitre saw

Feature Motor

All good quality mitre saws need a strong motor

This model has a very powerful 1,650 watt motor that allows easy ripping.

It has a no load speed of 4800 rpm

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Feature Mitre and Table

The sliding table really helps extend the use of the saw

This doubles up as both a mitre and a table saw, which makes this saw very versatile.

Best Makita Battery

  • 18 Volts Lithium-Ion battery
  • 6.0 Ah
  • 55 minute charge time
  • Weighs 660 grams
  • Includes a battery capacity indicator LED so you know how much charge is left.
  • Works with all power tools that feature a yellow connector plate or has a star on the connector plate
  • Suitable for tools like saws, blowers and trimmers

90% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ reviews

If you are not sure which battery is best for you then have a read at Best Makita Battery for some more helpful information.

Video Review of the Makita LH1040 260 mm Mitre Saw

We found this video of this saw, which lasts around 7 minutes, but we think is worth a watch as it compares this smaller saw to its larger counterpart. We think it stands up really well.

If this is not the mitre saw for you, then check out our other information on the best mitre saws where we have completed a top 5 list of mitre saws.

This MAKITA LH1040 model is one of the few that doubles up as a mitre saw and a table saw.

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