Makita LS1016L Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita LS1016L 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 were ready to start cutting in no time
  • Most buyers said that this saw is one of the best quality build saws they have ever used and it is much bigger than it looks in the picture
  • Most buyers say that is can cut extremely accurately and can do wafer thin cuts
  • Its great that this saw will do skirting boards up to 8" in depth
  • 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 it was too big for them but I guess they should have looked at the size a bit more closely before they bought it !
  • A few people thought it was just too expensive


This mitre saw gets strong and consistent online reviews. As Geoff mentioned earlier, this is a Makita saw, so good quality is assured. This is a good choice for baseboard and crown moulding installation, carpenters, cabinet and furniture makers, wooden floor installers, decking, general construction and more.

Makita LS1016L Key Features

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

This is a 10" compound saw that has soft start, a built in laser guide and also an LED job light. 

  • Mitres 0 to 52 degrees left and 0 to 60 degrees right
  • positive stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees
  • Maximum mitre range for this saw is 52 to 60 degrees, maximum bevel range is 45 to 45 degrees

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 1,510 watt motor which will run the 260mm blade up to 3,200rpm 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 LS1016L 240 V DXT 260 mm Slide Compound Mitre Saw with Laser

We found this excellent video of this saw, which lasts around 5 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 10 list of mitre saws, and this model came in at number 8 on that list.

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