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Makita LC1230 Metal Cutting Saw

Makita’s 12-Inch Metal Cutting Saw (model LC1230) delivers power and ease-of-use features for a range of industrial metal-cutting applications. It is ideal for cutting in pipe, angle iron, conduit, and more.

15 AMP Motor Delivers 1,700 RPM

The LC1230 is powered by a Makita-built 15 amp motor that delivers 1,700 rpm for improved performance. The quick release “tool-less” guide plate adjusts from 0 degrees to 45 degrees for quick and easy miter cutting. Cutting capacities range from 4-1/2 inches at 90 degrees to 3-1/2 inches at 45 degrees.

Ease of Use Features for Improved Performance

Ease of use features include a quick release vise for secure material retention and fast repeated cut-offs, a socket wrench that stores on the base for convenient blade changes, and a shavings collection tray for easy waste disposal and a cleaner work environment. The LC1230 has a D-shaped handle with a 2-finger trigger and a lock-off button engineered to prevent accidental start-ups. The saw includes a carbide-tipped blade that lasts 50X longer than abrasive wheels and is engineered to cut clean, accurate and virtually burr-free.


Carbide-tipped blade lasts 50x longer than abrasive wheels; cuts clean, accurate and virtually burr-free

Quick release vise for secure material retention and fast, repeated cut-offs

Lock-off button for user convenience

Quick release support fence adjusts 0-45° for miter cutting

Shaft lock for easy blade changes with just one wrench

Powerful 15.0 AMP motor for the most demanding applications

4x faster cutting in light pipe, angle iron, tubing, conduit and channel than abrasive cut-off saws

D-shape handle for user comfort

Socket wrench stores on base for convenient blade changes

Shavings collection tray for easy waste disposal and a cleaner work environment

Large cast aluminum base for stability

Externally accessible brushes for greater serviceability

Maximum cutting depth of 4-1/2″ with carbide tipped blade

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