Makita LS 1040 - Tools - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago Burbs, IL
Posts: 147
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Makita LS 1040


Just bought this yesterday for my impending composite deck rail project. Beautiful out of the box. I always try to read the instruction manuals cover to cover when working with something new, but I found the book to be somewhat confusing. I was most interested in how to change the blade, as I am sure that I need a different one for my project. The book was confusing, but after attempting to expose the bolt to change the blade, the machine itself is very simple to work on.

I put my square on it before making any test cuts and it is true right out of the box. I wanted to cut some sample stair balusters and rails out of plain 2x2s before doing it on the real thing, so my mistakes will be cheaper. Other than initial operator error on the angles, this machine works great! Looking forward to my rail project once the kids go to camp.

Advertisement

Ranger1227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
Ole Wood Worker

 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,851
Rewards Points: 2,798
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Makita LS 1040


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger1227 View Post
Just bought this yesterday for my impending composite deck rail project. Beautiful out of the box. I always try to read the instruction manuals cover to cover when working with something new, but I found the book to be somewhat confusing. I was most interested in how to change the blade, as I am sure that I need a different one for my project. The book was confusing, but after attempting to expose the bolt to change the blade, the machine itself is very simple to work on.

I put my square on it before making any test cuts and it is true right out of the box. I wanted to cut some sample stair balusters and rails out of plain 2x2s before doing it on the real thing, so my mistakes will be cheaper. Other than initial operator error on the angles, this machine works great! Looking forward to my rail project once the kids go to camp.
That little miter saw is as accurate as any saw you can buy. I like a slide but I also like the smaller compound saws for cutting small pieces. I use to hate the way the Makita sounded and don't know if the sound has changed in the past 20 years or not but believe it or not that is the only reason I didn't buy one.

Advertisement

__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago Burbs, IL
Posts: 147
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Makita LS 1040


Don't know what it sounded like before, but the sound seemed what I would acpect from a power saw
Ranger1227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
problem with makita router collets wombosi Tools 1 08-31-2010 07:12 AM
Review: Makita LS1016L Compound Sliding Mitre Saw and Makita 2704 Table Saw w/ Stand wnabcptrNH Tools 6 02-21-2010 07:52 PM
Makita bhp451 vs Makita bhp454 SeaOfRed75 Tools 1 03-04-2009 05:36 PM
Makita from China? Bullmoose Tools 11 08-20-2007 10:08 AM
Makita Impact Driver vs Wrench HELP! the496rocket Tools 8 02-14-2006 08:41 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts