Makita LS1216L vs Bosch CM8S

Model Makita

Basic Info

Suggested Price $378.76
Release Mar 2013 Dec 2013


Top Features
  • Powerful 15.0 AMP direct drive motor requires less maintenance and delivers 3,200 RPM
  • Large cutting capacity for up to 8″” crown molding (nested), 6-1/2″” baseboard (vertical), and 15″” crosscut at 90°
  • Compact design with a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts
  • Independent laser indicates line-of-cut whether blade is turning or not, with on/off switch and micro-adjustments for precise “”left-of-blade”” or “”right-of-blade”” cutting
  • Exclusive 6 linear ball bearings engineered to deliver smooth, solid, and adjustment-free “”dead-on”” accurate cuts
  • Exclusive 5-1/2″” tall dual sliding fence system features versatile upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise miter and bevel cuts
  • Patented retractable rear guard and triple gear system for increased vertical cutting capacity
  • Miters 0°-52° left and 0°-60° right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6° and 45° (left and right)
  • Bevels 0°-45° (left and right) with positive stops at 0°, 22.5°, 33.9° and 45° (left and right)
  • Dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible, with front and top facing scales for more precise bevel adjustments
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher quality cutting
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
  • Easy one-touch miter lock for accurate adjustments and increased efficiency
  • Replaceable stainless steel miter scale features easy-to-read markings
  • Ergonomic rubberized horizontal D-handle design with oversized trigger switch for better fit and added comfort
  • Large precision machined aluminum base supports material for more efficient cutting
  • Double-jointed vertical vise can be installed on either the left or right side of the base for more versatile positioning
  • See-through blade guard system for greater visibility of the line of cut
  • Rubberized feet help tool remain stationary
  • Large adjustable levers for fast and easy fence adjustments
  • Fully enclosed bottom throat plate for a cleaner work surface
  • 60T Carbide Tipped Blade (A-93712)
  • Vertical Vise (122854-6)
  • Dust Bag (122852-0)
  • Triangular Rule (762001-3)
  • Wrench #2.5 (783208-8)
  • Wrench #13 (782232-8)
  • LS1016LX5
  • LS1216LX4
  • LS1016L
  • LS1016
  • LS0714
  • LS1040F
  • LS1221
  • LS1040
  • Four-steel rail sliding system and six linear ball bearings deliver adjustment-free dead-on cuts
  • Exclusive 5-1/2-inch-tall dual sliding fence system features upper and lower fence adjustment
  • Powerful 15-amp direct-drive motor requires less maintenance than belt-driven saws
  • Independent micro fine laser with on/off switch indicates line of cut left or right of blade
  • Cuts 8-inch crown molding (vertically nested), 6-1/2-inch baseboard (vertical), and 15-inch crosscuts at 90 degrees
  • Easy Access Bevel Controls: Bevel lock lever and bevel turret stops are located on side of tool for quick and easy adjustments
  • Integrated Expanding Base Extensions: Expands up to 29-Inches left to right for additional work-piece support
  • Adjustable Front Stabilizing Foot: Maintains saw stability when performing slide cuts allowing maximum capacity
  • Miter Detent Override: Intuitive easy to access thumb-actuated override

All Features

Blade Diameter 12 in 8-1/2 in
Table Width (in.) 25.25 18
CSA Listed No
No Tool Blade Change No No
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum – Right 14 12.25
ETL Listed No
Bench or Stationary Bench Bench
UL Listed 1-UL Listed
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts – Left 52 ° 52
Electric Brake Yes No
Product Depth (in.) 31.75 in 33.25
Power Tool Product Type Bench & Stationary Bench & Stationary
Maximum Speed (rpm) 3200 5600
Cord Length (ft.) 8.2 6
Returnable 90-Day 90-Day
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum – Left 14 12.25
Amperage (amps) 15 A 12
Product Weight (lb.) 141.7
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts – Right 60 ° 60
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 6 2.75
Dust Collection Method Rotating Bag Bag
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year Warranty Limited 1 Year
45 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum – Left 10.5 8
Assembled Depth (in.) 31.75 in
Bench & Stationary Tool Type Slide Miter Saw Slide Miter Saw
Product Width (in.) 25.25 in 17.25
Arbor Size 1 0.625
Table Length (in.) 16 31.75
Assembled Width (in.) 25.25 in
Maximum miter capacity 60 60
Assembled Height (in.) 28.38 in
Reconditioned No No
Product Height (in.) 28.38 in 18.75
1-UL Listed
Positive Stops
Sliding Compound
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