Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best Makita mitre saws that are currently available on the UK market. Out of all of the leading mitre saw brands, Makita appear to make the largest number of mitre saws. They range in price from around £150 right up to almost £900, so that should give you some idea of the selection of saws that you can buy, at various price points.
You can also tell that based on these prices, you would expect to be getting very high quality products. Every single saw that we looked at in this range had at least a 4 star rating and higher and that bears out the fact, that should you pick a Makita, then you know that you will be owning a high quality product.
Have a look at the picture below and you will get a sense of the look and feel of these very well made saws.
We like this range of saws a lot and they do appear to have made a saw for most purposes. The problem for many will be the prices though, as they are in the same sort of range as Dewalt. For anyone with a lower budget they would be much better off looking at a brand such as Evolution.
However this page is about reviewing the Makita range, so let's get started on those. There are a lot to choose from so we have narrowed this down to their top 5 products. Those also happen to sit nicely across the range of basic, compounds and sliding saws.
Makita LS1018L 240 V 10-inch Slide Compound Mitre Saw with Laser
90% buyer satisfaction based on 400+ online buyer reviews
This model is available in both 110v & 240v power options
It has a very powerful direct drive motor and that means less maintenance
It can deliver 4,300 RPM
It also has a first class linear ball bearing system engineered to deliver "dead-on" accurate cuts
The saw has a rubberised D-handle design for better fit and added comfort
The power cord is 2.5 metres
It is also fitted with a laser for precise alignment
Makita LS0815FL-240 V Slide Compound Mitre Saw, 216 mm
92% buyer satisfaction based on 200+ online buyer reviews
This model is classed as a 216 mm sliding compound mitre saw
It has been designed to suit first and second fix on-site carpentry operations
It comes with an integrated laser marker, LED job light and a maximum mitre range of 45-60. (Has positive stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45)
This model has 4 steel bars with 6 linear ball bearings for smooth and precise sliding action.
It also has a soft start 1,400W motor that provides the power which will run the blade up to 5,000rpm without load.
Twin material support bars are fitted either side of the base plate which also has a left side sub fence with a fixed fence on the right side. The stock clamping post can be fitted to either side.
A sliding sub-fence is fitted on the left hand side as well as work supports on each side.