Slide Compound Miter Saw features portable design.

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Equipped with 8 ½ in. blade, Model LS0815F is powered by direct drive 10.5 A motor with soft start. Linear ball bearing system delivers smooth, dead-on accurate cuts. At 90°, saw has 12 in. crosscutting capacity, with 8 ½ in. capacity at 45° (miter). Model LS0815F miters 0–50° left and 0–60° right, with positive stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6, 45, and 50° (left and right), plus 60° (right). Weighing 31 lb, portable saw is suited for wood floor installation, case and base, and crown molding.

Original Press Release:

New Makita 8-1/2" Miter Saw Delivers Power, Accuracy, and Portability

Compact LS0815F is ideal wood floor installation, case and base, and more

La Mirada, CA - Makita has expanded its line-up of best-in-class miter saws with a new 8-1/2" Slide Compound Miter Saw (model LS0815F). The LS0815F is the most compact in the category, making it ideal for contractors who require consistent cutting performance and superior jobsite-to-jobsite portability.

Makita 8-1/2" Slide Compound Miter Saw (model LS0815F).

"Makita miter saws have the features and engineering superiority that places them at the top of their categories, and the LS0815F is the latest addition to this expanding line-up," said Joe Soto, Product Manager, Residential Construction. "The new LS0815F weighs only 31 pounds and delivers dead-on accuracy, so this is a go-to miter saw for contractors who carry a miter saw from job to job or room to room."

Direct Drive: A Key Point of Difference

The LS0815F is powered by a direct drive 10.5 AMP motor with soft start. This is a key point of difference that distinguishes Makita miter saws, including the LS0815F. Users will experience smoother start-ups and constant power with no belts to slip or replace. The electric brake provides added convenience.

Accuracy and Capacity

The linear ball bearing system is engineered to deliver smooth, "dead-on" accurate cuts. At 90° the LS0815F has 12" crosscutting capacity, with 8-1/2" capacity at 45° (miter). The saw miters 0° to 50° left and 0 to 60° right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45°, and 50° (left and right), plus 60° (right). The dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible with adjustments 0° to 48° (left) and 0° to 5° (right) with positive stops at 0° and 45° (left). For improved visibility, the L.E.D. light illuminates the line-of-cut.

Less Weight for Jobsite Portability

The LS0815F weighs only 31.1 pounds, the lowest weight in the category, for superior portability. Additional features include a high-quality 8-1/2" 48T carbide-tipped blade, a see-through blade guard system for greater visibility of the blade and line-of-cut, and a rubberized handle design with large trigger for better fit and added comfort. The LS0815F is ideal for wood floor installation, case and base, crown molding, finish carpentry, cabinet and furniture making, general construction, and more.

Best-in-Class Miter Saw Line-Up

The LS0815F is part of Makita's expanding line-up of best-in-class miter saws that deliver capacity, accuracy, and portability for a range of cutting applications. This line-up includes compound models in the 10" (LS1016L, LS1018) and 12" (LS1216L) categories, as well as the 18V LXT® Cordless 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw (LXSL01).




Blade diameter




Max. Cutting Capacity

(miter 90°): 2-9/16" x 12"

Max. Cutting Capacity

(miter 45°, L/R): 2-9/16" x 8-1/2"

No Load Speed

5,000 RPM

AMPS (120V)


Dimension (L x W x H)

29-3/4" x 17-3/4" x 19-1/4"

Net weight

31.1 lbs.


Tool, 8-1/2" 48T carbide-tipped blade, vertical vice, triangular ruler, box wrench, dust bag

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About Makita U.S.A.

Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4™ 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT™), Impact GOLD™, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita: and The MAKITA TEAL COLOR is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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