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Makita DLS714 Cordless Mitre Saw Review

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 1st Jan 2021

In this Toolstop Review, we take a look at the DLS714 Mitre Saw from Makita. This bestselling mitre saw, powered by its 36V brushless motor is one of our market leaders. Find out why in our in depth DLS714Z review.

Makita DLS714 Cordless Mitre Saw Review

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Let's take a look at the Makita DLS714

Makita claims that brushless tools will exceed the capability offered by corded tools, so it's to no surprise that the Japanese power tool company has produced one of the UK's best selling mitre saws that isn’t just cordless, but brushless.

In this quick guide, with bonus demo video, we’ll take you through the top things you need to know about the Makita DLS714 36V Mitre Saw, which is powered by two 18V battery packs. Click to see all the spec and our best price.

It’s Cordless - Offering 36V of Power

This isn’t a new development from Makita, the pairing of two 18V batteries together to create 36V of available power, but it certainly makes sense to offer a mitre saw weighing just 13.5kg that requires no cords to run.

This mitre saw is easily transportable to wherever you need it to be, simply slot in the two 18V batteries of any ampere hour and you’re ready to cut!

The charge status of your batteries is clearly displayed via the LED indicator panel, meaning you will never unexpectedly run out of charge. Work smarter, not harder!

It’s Brushless – Longer Run Times, Better Performance

Do brushless tools really exceed the performance offered by corded versions? Find out in our Guide to Brushless Motors.

A key feature of the Makita DLS714 is indeed its 36V Brushless DC motor. This allows it to give you a corded-like experience in terms of cutting capacity; 300mm in a single pass on a piece of wood up to 52mm thick.

Could this be the perfect saw for all mitre cutting applications?

The top 4 things you need to know about the Makita DLS714Z

Double Sliding Mechanism

The sliding mechanism on this mitre saw allows you to cut wide pieces of wood, but the fact that it has twin rails provides a greater level of stability and accuracy in those tough cross cuts. The slide mechanism can be locked off for transport, or when you’re trenching.

Safety First

All of the motor’s capabilities are controlled electronically. This makes for a safe saw; the electric brake stops the blade from spinning as soon as you release the safety trigger. Soft start means that the blade won’t kick hard into the wood when you start the cut, and the batteries are monitored and protected to prevent them from overheating or deep-discharging.

Automatic speed control maintains the speed of the blade even if you hit a gnarly knot in the wood.

Makita DLS714Z

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Makita DLS714 - What to look out for

This impressive saw comes bundled with a dust bag for occasions when you can’t use dust extraction, and material clamps – both horizontal and vertical – allowing you to securely work with longer pieces of wood like decking fitting.

The full spec on the DLS714Z (body only) is on our product page, and we’re certainly impressed with what it has to offer, especially considering there isn’t a power cord in sight.

Is this type of power tool from Makita the future; relying solely on battery power and super-efficient motors? We’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

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