Miter Saw - Makita WST01

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The Makita LS1216LX is a compound sliding miter saw that can be used to cut wood and plastic at various angles. This saw's mobile workstand, adjustable miter and bevel angles, and built in clamping mechanism make it a useful tool for many varied applications.

How to Start

  1. Get a think[box] Ability Badge: Come to think[box] and ask a Student Worker for an Ability Badge Orientation. They will ask you to read sections of the think[box] Access Policies and Safety Policies and then you will read and sign an electronic Machine Shop Access Agreement. You will be given an Ability Badge, which must be worn at all times when you are using the machine shop. Note, you are not yet approved to use the machines in the machine shop.
  2. Review the Study Guide: Read the think[box] Sawing Study Guide and familiarize youself with the parts, terminology, and general safety information pertaining to the saws.
  3. Take the Online Safety Quiz: Take and pass the think[box] online Sawing Safety Quiz. You must get 100% on the quiz to pass. Refer to the Study Guide as you take the quiz. If you do not pass the first time, review your answers and make sure you know why you didn't pass, then take the quiz again. You may take the quiz as many times as you need to until you pass.
  4. Schedule an in Person Certification Class*: Go to the Online Scheduler to schedule a time to take the think[box] Sawing Certification Class. This is a 1.5 hour class taught by think[box] staff that covers basic sawing safety and operation. Upon successful completion of the class, you will be given a "SAW" sticker for your ability badge that grants you permission to use the think[box] saws during all open hours. 

    * If you already know how to use this equipment, please use the above link anyway and use the comments section of the online scheduler to indicate your level of familiarity with the equipment. Depending on your past experience think[box] staff are willing to expedite the certification process. 


Wood, Plastics

Wood and Metal Shop Supplies

Technical Details

  • Miter angle is adjustable from 52° left of center to 60° right of center
  • Bevel angle is adjustable from 45° left of center to 45° right of center
  • Blade diameter: 12 inches (305 mm)
  • Speed: 3,200 RPM

Training Calendar

The miter saw is scheduled on a first come, first served basis, however training sessions do take priority since they are scheduled in advance. Please look at the calendar below to see when the miter saw will be in use. Additionally, you can call ahead (216.368.4976) to see if the machine is in use.