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Makita MLT100

Makita MLT100 (page 2 of 2)

2.2 from 24 reviews

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Kiwi grandad

Kiwi grandadWaiakanae, NZ

Race to the bottom

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Doug

DougNSW

  • 6 reviews

Buyer Beware - Dangerous - Chinese Made, Poor Quality!

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dyl

dylMelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

get the upgrade this is not good

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The fence travels, you can't cut straight with it, the thing moves when you tighten it, it's not a very well thought out machine. I'll be taking this back and buying the better version

I used to trust Makita

I used to trust MakitaADELAIDE

  • 3 reviews
  • 16 likes

Better off at Aldi

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This is a very shoddy machine, verging on dangerous.
The throat plate is so thin the work piece can be pushed down beside the blade. Mine was broken in three places when I bought it.
The fence is weak.
The mitre gauge is so sloppy in its slots that it's useless.
The lock on the mitre adjustment throws the adjustment out by several degrees when you tighten it.
Save up and buy a proper one - this one is rubbish.
Another example of a company using its good reputation to sell junk. Makita's reputation has taken a nosedive for me.
It's cheap - in all ways.

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vlad79
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Questions & Answers

Clem Wooding

Clem Woodingasked

I purchased a MLT100 09 July 2019 from Mitre Ten Ferrymead Branch in Christchurch New Zealand.

I own quite a few Makita Tools.

Then the saw stopped working. Phoned Mitre Ten advised me to bring it in and of to the service center should be back in a week or so.

Explained this is my work noone can not have a tool for over one week.

Made a check and thought may have been the cord so shorted it to no avail. Big mistake they properly going to tell me the warranty not valid anymore.

Finally took direct to service center as Mitre Ten told me they turn tools around in 24 hours.

Service center says not so , may be fixed this week but not sure.

Meantime I cant do any work.

Any advise for me ?

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Madlam
Madlam

I had the same problem but with metabo. I make furniture for a living and I was without my saw for over a month only to get it back not fixed properly the blade was 3mm out . So I took it back and told them I wasnt leaving until it was fixed and I stood in the repair centre and they fixed it within half hour .


don

donasked

how to adjust saw alinement

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Julian C
Julian C

Loosen two hex drive screws and parallel fence to blade by measuring at front of blade to fence and back of blade to fence. If these measurements are the same, you're in business. You can also try lining up fence with mitre track but blade parralleness is more important

don
don

loosen two hex drive screws. where are they located


Richard Mittra

Richard Mittraasked

I was about to purchase one of these this morning until I accidentally read the reviews. I was very disappointed as 95% were brutal. This was a surprise considering I own quite a few Makita products as a home-handyman, and have been quite happy with the quality. However this collection of negative, but painfully honest reviews has me confused. It certainly isn't a cheap saw and I wonder if the name "Makita" isn't being falsely traded on. I will happily agree that Chinese and Taiwanese produced products are generally junk.....unless it is food!

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