Makita LS1018 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

Last updated date: October 14, 2020

DWYM Score
8.2

Makita LS1018 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

Why Trust The DWYM Score?

DWYM is your trusted product review source. Along with our in-house experts, our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then create one easy-to-understand score. Learn more.

Look for the DWYM seal for products that are the best in the category.

We looked at the top Miter Saws and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Miter Saw you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Makita Makita LS1018 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Miter Saw for a detailed review of all the top miter saws.

Expert Summarized Score
8.1
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
226 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has all cutting angles with bevel cutting capacity. You can do crown molding and all the general carpentry as well. It has an electric brake, as you know it’s vital for your safety.
- Sanders Review
Contractors found that it’s really accurate right out of the box
- The Power Tool Website
The Makita LS1018 packs precision, cut capacity, and trusted reliability into a compact and extremely portable package.
- Miter Saw Reviews
The grip is comfortable and is oriented on the housing so I was able to use it with either my right or left hand with no trouble.
- FineWoodworking
What experts didn't like
Some users really prefer a laser guide for faster cutting, and this is missing
- The Power Tool Website
choppy sliding mechanism
- Miter Saw Reviews
The saw takes up a lot of space. To put the saw on a countertop against a wall, you’ll need a surface that’s at least 33 in. deep, and another 10 in. of clearance in front of the saw for the miter control handle.
- FineWoodworking

From The Manufacturer

The Makita 10” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw (model LS1018) delivers large cutting capacity and accuracy right out of the box. With the LS1018, you'll get all the cutting performance you need in a slide compound saw, but with less weight (only 43.7 lbs.) for increased portability. Jobs like cutting baseboards and crown molding are a snap, but it also has the capacity to cut 4x4 dimensional lumber in one pass. It's ideal for fine woodworking, carpentry, general construction, and more. The LS1018 is powered by a 13.0 AMP direct drive motor with soft start, a key point of difference. This means smoother start-ups and consistent, constant power with no belts to slip or replace. The electric brake provides added convenience. The LS1018 will tackle the most demanding jobs while keeping production high.

Overall Product Rankings

DEWALT 12-Inch Double Bevel Compound Miter Saw
1. DEWALT 12-Inch Double Bevel Compound Miter Saw
Overall Score: 9.9
Expert Reviews: 5
Metabo HPT 10-Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
2. Metabo HPT 10-Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 4
Hitachi C10FCG 10-Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
4. Hitachi C10FCG 10-Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
Tacklife 10-Inch Single Bevel Miter Saw & Blades
6. Tacklife 10-Inch Single Bevel Miter Saw & Blades
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 2
Ryobi 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw & Laser Line
8. Ryobi 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw & Laser Line
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
Makita LS1018 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw
9. Makita LS1018 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Miter Saws

DWYM Fun Fact

The Miter Saw Buying Guide