DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw Review
Here’s a very unusual Dewalt miter saw—it’s cheap! That doesn’t mean its quality suffers all that much. It still offers a lot of great features, although you have to accept the single-bevel limitation.
Excellent Miter Capacity
This miter saw has a 15-amp motor that gets the 12-inch bale spinning at a rate of 4,000 rpm. Here you have an adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate that offers 11 positive stops for you to choose from.
The cam-lock miter handle lets you pick the miter angle you want with no fuss. There’s also a miter detent override should you want another angle to use and you have lots of angles to choose from. You have up to 50 degrees to the left and right for your miter capacity.
Tall Sliding Fence
There’s also a tall sliding fence here which lets you work on 5.25-inch crown molding nested vertically. The fence also supports 6.5-inch base molding set vertically against the miter saw fence. When you switch to making bevel cuts, all you need to do is to slide the fence out of the way.
This may only be a single-bevel miter saw, but it lets you make 45-degree bevel cuts on lumber measuring 2 by 8 inches. The bevel angle range is 48 degrees to the left, plus an extra 3 degrees to the right.
You also have bevel stops at the most common bevel angles so it’s very simple and effortless to find and set the bevel angle you want.
This really is a lightweight miter saw, because it only weighs 42 pounds. It’s a great deal easier to carry than other “lightweight” saws that actually weigh more than 60 pounds.
With this saw, you also have a built-in carry handle so you can move it anywhere in the workshop. It’s also easy to bring at a jobsite.
The DW715 is a Dewalt, and that means it’s designed to work well for a long period of time. That’s why there’s a 3-yar warranty, and you even have a free serviced contact for a whole year. In addition, there’s also a 90-day money-back guarantee.
• The price is nice.
• It’s very easy to get accurate cuts.
• You can easily bring this with you to work.
• The warranties are excellent.
Q. Where are the hardened steel bevel stops?
A. They’re set at 0, 33.9, 45, and 48 degrees.
Q. What else do you get with your purchase?
A. Aside from the carbide blade, you also get an extension kit, a dust bag, a blade wrench, and a user’s manual.
If you don’t mind flipping a workpiece, then this is the miter saw you want. The price is very reasonable, it’s no trouble getting the precise cuts you want, and it’s portable too.
You can also expect this to work for you for quite a long while, if the warranties (and the brand name itself) are an indication.
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