Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita LS0815FL compound mitre saw. As you can see from the image below, this is a mitre saw that is right at the top of the range, and gets amazing online buyer reviews.
Our Online Buyer Rating Summary
This compound mitre saw is ideal for first and second fix on-site carpentry operations. It is also an expensive but great option for the dedicated DIY home owner who needs to use a high quality mitre saw.
Most online buyers said this makes consistently good accurate cuts, and does it quickly with little effort
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 if you have the money, and want to own a top notch mitre saw, then you will be more than pleased with its performance.
- geoff magee
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What Online Buyers Say
This mitre saw gets strong and consistent online reviews. As Geoff mentioned earlier, this is a Makita saw so good quality is assured. I wouldn't let the few neagative reviews put me off. From my experience all Makita products are top quality and the manufacturers support has always been great if I ever had an issue.
This is a good choice for baseboard and crown moulding instalation, carpenters, cabinet and furniture makers, wooden floor installers, decking, general construction and more. Its really a good all round saw.
Makita LS0815FL Key Features
Here we summarise what we believe the key features to be.
This is a 216 mm compound saw that has soft start, a soft grip handle, a built in laser guide and also an LED job light. There is a sliding sub fence on the left hand side only, and comes with a carrying handle for easy transport.
- Max mitre range 45 - 60 º
- Positive stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45
- 1,400W motor will run the blade up to 5,000rpm without load
- High cutting capacity, cuts up to 305mm at 90 degrees, and 215mm at 45 degrees
- Linear ball bearing system delivers 'dead on' accurate cuts
- Built in LED light to be able to see better as well as a built in laser for accuary
Available in 240 Volts
Feature Strong Motor
Any mitre saw is only as good as the motor that drives it
This compound mitre saw has a 1,400watt motor which will run the 216mm blade up to 5,000rpm without load.
Feature Bevel, Mitre & Compound
Cross and rip cutting are the basics, but being able to make bevel and mitre cuts makes the saw really versatile
The maximum depth of cut at 90° is 65mm with a stock width of 305mm. The mitre range is 45° to 60°. At 45° bevel angle and at 45° mitre angle, the depth of cut is a useful 50mm with a stock width of 215mm
Feature Sliding Feature
The sliding table really helps extend the use of the saw
This highly accurate slide compound mitre saw is a compact machine with large cutting capacity, it is robust and ideally equipped for all on-site operations.
Video Review of the Makita LS0815FL Sliding Compound Mitre Saw
We found this excellent video of this saw, which lasts around 25 minutes, but we think is worth a watch as it goes into excellent detail.
If this is not the mitre saw for you, then check out our other information on the best mitre saws by clicking here. We have completed a top 5 list of mitre saws, and this model came in at number 2 on that list.