Makita’s 12” Compound Miter Saw (model LS1221) combines power, performance, and ease of use for most common miter cuts for a range of applications.15 AMP Motor for Improved PerformanceThe LS1221 has a dynamically balanced 15 AMP direct drive motor with 4,000 RPM for improved performance, and is engineered not to slip or bog down like belt-drive units.Precise Miter and Bevel CutsThe LS1221 has a large capacity with a 4-1/2-inch tall pivoting fence for cutting up to 5-1/2-inch crown molding and a pivoting fence for supporting larger stock. The saw has 9 positive miter stops at 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45° (left or right), and 0° (90° cuts). The precision-machined aluminum base ensures accurate cuts. Ease-of-use features include a horizontal D-handle design for easy and comfortable operation, and a compact size (weighs only 37 lbs.) for easy portability.Best in Class for a Range of ApplicationsThe LS1221 is engineered for a broad range of trades, including finish carpenters, professional woodworkers, case and base installers, cabinet installers, decking and flooring applications, siding installers, general contractors seeking a best-in-class 12” compound miter saw for the jobsite or the benchtop.