On this page we are going to have a look at the famous power tool manufacturer Makita. The Japanese brand have built up a large range of power tools aimed at the professional market and at the DIY market. The company has a hundred years depth of experience in electrical manufacturing and came into the power tool markets with a bang in the 1960’s. Now a brand that we associate with high quality robust power tools in the UK that are associated with professional construction.
Below we are going to have a look at their UK mitre saw range with a brief overview on the model. If you think the model is for you then click down into the detailed review and have a look at the specific features and if they match up to the demands of the job you have in hand. Below the reviews there is plenty more information on the brand.
Makita DLS714Z Cordless
This is a fantastic battery powered mitre saw from Makita that has some really nice touches that allow it to really compete with the mains powered mitre saws with ease. The design has been well thought out, using two batteries to power a robust brushless motor. This set up give brilliant performance that is tough enough to with stand some hard work on a site or deal with some accurate work in the home.
Not satisfied with sticking a battery pack on a standard model, the Makita cordless mitre saw range is well researched and put together to offer professional performance. There are many cheaper models out there but you may be let down when it comes to working it hard. With this model you are getting all the benefits of cordless mitre saw technology with none of the drawbacks.
As with all cordless mitre saws, the manufacturers try to lock you in to there brand by making the batteries compatable with all of there own tools. This is no different, if you are a Makita fan and want to add a mitre saw to your collection this is a perfect option. If you have to go out and buy batteries it is going to add to the cost. Also, don’t forget about spares.
This is a modern high spec mitre saw that won’t let you down, if you think it could be what you need why not read our in depth Makita DLS714Z cordless sliding compound mitre saw review.
Here we start with the LS1040 mitre saw which is the updated model from the Makita LS1030 (one of the best mitre saws of the past). This is a great value for money saw that comes in at the low end of the mid price range and offers well built basic features for most needs. This compound 10 inch mitre saw has a large cutting capacity and is powered by a powerful motor to ensure that it runs smoothly every day of the week. With effective dust removal for busy areas and a nice compact design this is a saw that could be right for the DIY enthusiast or the tradesmen.
If you think this could be the one for you then click here to read the in depth Makita LS1040 10 inch compound mitre saw review.
This Makita compound mitre saw is robust and compact saw that can be used on sites or at home. It is easy store and move around and has plenty of features to get a really accurate cut. This is a great option if you don’t have the space for a bigger sliding mitre saw. If you are looking for model something that will cut wider planks as well then this is not for you.
The 255mm TCT blade will cut wood, plastic and aluminium with the blade supplied which is really handy. If you are working on a garden project or want something to assist with accurate finishing carpentry then is this is a great option.
Click here to read the in depth Makita MLS100 255mm compound mitre saw review.
Many of these tools have been designed to cross over the two markets to offer a power tool that will appeal to many potential customers. Some tradespeople will only use tools occasionally so a good quality consumer model will do the trick nicely and on the flip side many DIY enthusiasts are seasoned wood workers that want mitre saws that offer them a professional finish. Crossing this boundary really gives Makita an edge over any companies with a reputation for construction site quality tools with plenty of models at consumer prices.
Where To Buy A Makita Mitre Saw
There are many places that you can buy a Makita chop saw or other power tools. They are readily available online at place like Amazon, Tool Station and Screwfix, this is the easiest method to buy one. Just put in your order and wait for delivery. If you are on a job and need one quickly, many of the builders merchants stock Makita as it is a well established brand in the building trade. Quite often trades people can end up in a situation where an old saw breaks or a different model is needed for a job. In this scenario waiting for a delivery is not an option. It is a widely available brand.
For many of us buying a mitre saw for the first time there will be a lot of reliance on other peoples points of views and opinions. This is great but everyone has there own needs from tools. Buying from a recognised brand like Makita means you are buying all of these years of experience gathered from tens of thousands of customers over the years. The chances are they have come across the sort of job that you are intending to do and will have thought about the universal use of the saw.
Brands like Makita, Bosch and Dewalt really stand as being the go to brands and command significant loyalty in the power tool market, many of there tools can be seen in the backs of builders vans and on sites giving buyers confidence that they are their to with stand some pretty tough tests.
Over the last 50 years Japan has become renowned as a brilliant manufacturer of electronic goods. They have produced many household names like Hitachi, Makita and Samsung. These companies have built a reputation for Japanese electrical products as a whole and the power tool market is no exception. Makita mitre saws excel in the market and have all of the manufacturing quality that you would expect from a company with this sort of heritage. This brand sits up there with a brilliant reputation along side the likes of Dewalt and Bosch and has many customers that will only buy the Makita brand. This is something only a handful of power tool brands can boast.