Makita LS0815FL Review 

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.

Makita mitre saw picture

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

How Online Buyers Rate This Saw

Rate it highly


Percentage of Buyers

Very High








What Online Buyers Say


  • The majority of online buyers found this easy to set up and use, they particularly liked the laser guide feature.
  • Most buyers said this was a really great saw to use. This included first time users and seasoned trades men, so it suits all types of users.
  • All users thought it was very safe as well as being extremely accurate.
  • Buyers just loved the quality of this saw, we have seen it descirbed as beautifully engineered.


  • A few buyers received the item and it had been damaged in the post
  • A few buyers said that they had trouble with the clamping screw working loose
  • There are some very minor complaints with this saw and its mostly about a fault that has developed but the warranty is excellent.


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 

Makita mitre saw in use

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.

Makita slide mitre saw

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

Slide feature of the Makita mitre saw

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.

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