4.7

OUR RATING

Makita LC1230 12 inch Metal Cutting Saw

Makita LC1230 12″ boasts an astounding cutting capacity and best-in-class features. This tool can easily withstand any industrial, heavy duty tasks thrown at it. But most importantly, I realized it could also be used by amateurs without a worry. If you’re an amateur, you could learn the ropes by using the product for home repair applications like tubing and cutting pipe.

In addition to that, the unit is motorized by a reliable 15 AMP motor running on 120 volts. The motor also delivered a max cutting depth of 4.5 inches when used with a high-end compatible carbide-tipped blade. In regards to the blade, the maximum size accepted is 12 inches.

Just like DEWALT 12-inch DWS7800, safety is also part of the picture with this Makita LC1230 12″. This metal chop saw retails with an advantageous lock-off button. This is in place in order to prevent accidental cuts that could be hazardous.

Pros
  • Includes a shavings collection tray
  • Comes with a quick release vise
  • Boasts a D-shape handle
  • Socket wrench included
  • Can use up to a 12-inch long lasting carbide blade (included)
  • 45-degree bevel cut capability
Cons
  • Not suitable for repeatable cuts
  • Not very impressive cutting performance on hard metals