Makita LS714


Makita LS0714

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Miter angle Range: 47° left to 57° right
Bevel angle Range: 45° left to 5° right
Cut Capacity @ 90°: 2-1/16 by 11-3/4 inches
Capacity @ 45° miter: 2-1/16 by 8-3/8 inches
Weight: 28 pounds Street Price: $439

We ran this one as a comparison just to see what a 7-1/2-inch blade slider could do. The abilities of this miniscule saw were amazing. It will cross-cut a bit more than a 2x12. I estimate that I could do about 75% of my shop work with this saw, saving a big 12-inch slider for the rest.

Basics: 10 amp, 6,000 rpm, gear-driven motor and 40-tooth blade. Can also use a 7-1/4-inch blade.

Adjustments and Features: This is the only single bevel angle saw we had, and the lack of right bevel cutting is a limitation for trim work. Dual sliding mechanisms provide its long reach. There is no laser, and the low fences do not have to be moved to cut bevels.

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