Our Makita LS1019L Review
The Makita LS1019L is branded as a miter saw made for accuracy. In line with this branding, it has been stamped with Makita’s DXT (Deep and Exact Cutting Technology) trademark. Makita defines DXT as “a series of features that give Makita miter saws more cutting capacity and out-of-the-box accuracy for superior cutting performance”. While this may very well be true, the “DXT” stamp is largely a marketing strategy.
The LS1019L comes with an impressive stock blade, ready to be put to work. As a chop saw, this Makita is in many ways accurate right out of the box. Trim work and other cuts that require absolute precision seem to be where this saw has disappointed buyers. The majority of this disappointment stems from issues with the blade not being parallel to the guides. This seems to be due to factory quality control more than anything else. In most cases, owners were able to have their saws serviced by Makita under warranty. Others were able to fix the issue themselves.