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Sorry Makita, I really wanted to like my Makita LS1013FL saw

I tried to love my Makita LS1013FL but it’s done broke and a bugger to boot. Whatever that means.

I haven’t visited my own ToolboxBlog.com in a while. I use tools everyday. One of my favorite tools is my pocket knife. I lost my two everyday knives and feel the loss everyday. Anyway, I’m revisiting the Makita LS1013FL which I previously talked about here on ToolboxBlog.com.

While I still love the motor.. it’s smooth start and finish… the easy push-pull …up and down… and side to side… But WHAT THE HELL WAS MAKITA THINKING when they put the angle indicator at the fence?


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Makita BO4550 Finishing Sander

Tool: Makita BO4550 1/4-sheet Finishing Sander

My old school Makita BO4550 1/4 sheet finishing sander has taken a backseat to a host of Random Orbit Sanders in my toolbox but occasional projects call for a finishing sander. I stick to higher grit sanding with this one and use it when I can’t risk removing too much material.


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Makita LS1013FL – Compound Miter Saw

Tool: Makita LS1013FL – 10″ Compound Miter Saw review
Date of Service: October 2008

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Time, after all, for a new sliding compound miter saw and my choice is the Makita LS1013, a 10″ dual bevel miter saw with laser and flex light. I mentioned in my Bosch review how a Compound Miter Saw is the foundational piece of equipment for my career as a builder. (Second only to my brain!) That said, why then would I go out on a limb and buy a 10″ Makita saw?


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Makita 6820V Drywall Screwdriver

Tool: Makita 6820V Drywall Screwdriver
Date of Service: Early 1990’s

My Makita 6820V is a real noise maker that has zipped in tens of thousands of drywall screws and still seems the same as the day I bought it. Typically left in my tool storage, I bring this screw driver to the job when it’s necessary. This is a tool that I’ve owned for 15+ years and is still sold today. There’s a reason for that. (The 6820V has been discontinued but the Makita 6821 is strikingly similar)

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Makita 2703 10-inch Table Saw

Tool: Makita Model 2703 10″ Table Saw
A while back, my older Makita 8″ Table Saw up and died. There’s no functioning without a table saw on my job so I ran down to the store and bought the newer 2703 with the 10″ blade. I’ve been through quite a few ‘contractor grade’ table saws. These portable saws for use by professionals run almost 8 hours of the day; day after day. The Makita 2703 has long outlasted other saws I’ve owned and still rips all my jobsite material today.


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