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Offline Duane Franks

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #60 on: June 25, 2018, 03:12 PM »
Does anyone know if Makita has addressed the blade tracking issue? There is a local supplier who has these on sale for $449 ($100 off) and I am looking at this saw as a possible addition to my shop. Thanks, Duane

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Offline RKA

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #61 on: June 25, 2018, 03:18 PM »
Nothing that I've read about yet.  Seems like it's in the hands of the end user for now.  Where is this local source?  I've been keeping an eye out for a friend in the market for a SCMS and haven't seen a price that good yet.
-Raj

Offline jpmeunier

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2018, 04:02 PM »
Has anyone seen a zero clearance insert available for this saw? If not, I guess I need to make a template.

Offline JYip

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2018, 04:28 PM »
I bought this saw recently. The table was flat and the fence was square. However, like most others, the bars that the saw head travels along are not parallel. I discovered this when I had a cut mark on a board and was lining the mark up with the laser line. As I pulled the saw head back towards me, I noticed that the laser line would move laterally relative to my pencil mark. The final cut was not square. I decided to just return the saw instead of trying to align the bars.

Hope this helps.

Jeff

Offline Duane Franks

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #64 on: June 29, 2018, 07:53 PM »
RKA, Sorry for the late response. The local supplier is Jerry's Home Improvement in Eugene, Oregon. I think the price is good until 8PM pacific time today, but may be worth a call to their tool department @ (541) 689-1911.

Offline RKA

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2018, 09:55 PM »
Thanks!  Your on the other coast but hopefully someone else can benefit!
-Raj

Offline tewic

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2019, 06:43 AM »
I just got a LS1019L as well. Seems like Makita still has the same issue with the slide being slightly off, even though the blade is square to the fences, on new unites.

I've tried loosening the screws on part #169 as suggested, but I'm unsure on how I actually adjust the rails. With the screws loose (even tried screwing them all the way off), #169 is still as fixed on the rails, as with the screws tightned. I haven't tried applying more force, as I'm unsure I'm actually doing the right thing.

When the screws are loose, is #169 supposed to be adjusted to an angle, or pulled forward/backwards. Or is it the rails that should be pulled or adjusted to an angle?

Offline RKA

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2019, 07:35 AM »
@tewic It take a bit of force to realign the rails.  Once the screws are loosened, slip a 1x2 between the rails and use that to twist the rails so to speak.  Which way?  Try one direction with a small adjustment and see if it’s better or worse, then you’ll know.
-Raj

Offline tewic

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2019, 08:08 AM »
@tewic It take a bit of force to realign the rails.  Once the screws are loosened, slip a 1x2 between the rails and use that to twist the rails so to speak.  Which way?  Try one direction with a small adjustment and see if it’s better or worse, then you’ll know.

Okay, so the rails need to be twisted/adjusted in relation each other, and not both in relation to #169 or their mount on the back of the stand.

I actually thought it was the blade that was not square to the rails, and thus when you square the blade to the fences, the rails are not square to the fences.

Offline tewic

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2019, 04:00 AM »
I did as @RKA suggested and it actually worked. After half an hour of trail and error it was almost spot on. Thank you so much!

One thing I noticed. When twisting it one way, if I twisted it slightly too far and wanted to twist it just a tiny bit back again, it was prone to going back to it's out of factory position. I'm curious to see if after some time of use, if it will slowly slip back to the misaligned position, or if the bolts on #169 will keep it in place.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #70 on: July 13, 2019, 10:16 AM »
Thanks guys - worked on my cordless.

Offline gearhound

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2019, 09:33 PM »
Any updates on Makita fixing this issue yet? Really want to buy one, but not too fond of the thought of tweaking this part #169 when it wasn't meant to be adjustable in the 1st place.....

For those that have made the adjustment tweak, I'm curious how it's holding up over the months/years....does it require frequent adjustment. I'll be using it for furniture builds and don't want to be worrying all the time that it's not square.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2019, 03:42 AM »
Any updates on Makita fixing this issue yet? Really want to buy one, but not too fond of the thought of tweaking this part #169 when it wasn't meant to be adjustable in the 1st place.....

For those that have made the adjustment tweak, I'm curious how it's holding up over the months/years....does it require frequent adjustment. I'll be using it for furniture builds and don't want to be worrying all the time that it's not square.

Once adjusted and locked up, they hold fine. We bought two of them at the same time a good while back.
Out of the box, one had good rail alignment but, the base angle detents were a little bit out. The other had spot on detents but, the rails needed tweaking.

Both saws have been fine since and I like them a lot, I am a Makita fan though but, have to say, my Kapex is a better saw, by a fair margin (at a price)

I honestly don’t know if Makita have sorted the issues now, a salesman told me they had, he also called me young man, despite me being old enough to be his grandfather  [blink]

I agree too, these saws should not need all these adjustments out of the box. When I‘ve mentioned this at the point of sale, they say it could be a transport issue.

Why not call Makita and ask them, I have called Makita UK on occasion and they’ve always been helpful.
They are nice saws for the money, when set up right, either from the factory, or by user adjustment.

Offline Francis_Beland

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Re: Makita LS1019L miter saw mini review
« Reply #73 on: September 19, 2019, 01:16 PM »
Anyone want to make a little video (or pictures) on how to realign the bars? I also have the problem and I tried doing it. However, I'm not sure what to do exactly and since I don't want to brake it, I will need to get graphic help to be sure I'm doing the right thing.

Thank you