Dewalt 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Miter Saw Review

The DeWALT DW716 is a double-bevel compound miter saw that has a 12-inch carbide blade that is powered by a 15 amp, 3,600 rpm electric motor. The saw has a miter capacity of 0 to 50 degrees, left and right. It has a detent override to let you make extremely accurate angle settings that don't slip into the miter detents. It has a tall fence for vertical support of moldings that can be raised or lower as required.
Bevel angles can be cut with the DeWALT DW716 at angles between 0 and 48 degrees, to both the left and right. It also has bevel stops for the most common angles for quick and easy cutting. The saw can cut a 45 degree bevel through wood of up to 2 inches by 8 inches, and it can cut wood of 2 inches by 10 inches in size at 90 degrees.

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A Miter Detent Override
The DeWALT DW716 features an override on the miter detent. This means that it can be set to an angle in between the exact stops without it slipping in, using the new precise miter system. This provides users with an extremely high degree of precision for miter work.

A Tall Fence for Greater Vertical Stability
The DeWALT DW716 features a tall fence to accommodate moldings and other pieces up to 6-5/8 inches high. The fence can easily be slid away out of use when you need to do bevel cuts.

Features and Specifications
The DeWALT DW716 features a 15.0 amp, 3,600 rpm corded electric powered motor.
It has a stainless steel miter detent plate that is adjustable to 11 positive stops.
Cutting accuracy is optimized through a precise miter system with a machined base fence support.
It has tall sliding fences that will support crown moldings up to a height of 6-5/8 inches.
It can accommodate nested and base molding up to a height of 6-1/2 inches vertically
The vertical cutting capacity is increased through an innovative gearbox and belt-drive design.
It measures 19.8 inches by 20 inches by 27.5 inches.
It comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
It weighs 49 pounds.
It has an Amazon shipping weight of 55 pounds.
The DeWALT DW716 can only be shipped through Amazon within the USA and to APO/FPO addresses.

Customer Reviews and Scores
There are 52 customer reviews on Amazon for this saw at the time of writing. They have scored the DeWALT DW716 a high 4.5 out of 5 stars on average.

One customer commented that, "...replacing the saw blade is really more complicated than it should be." This seems to be because of a move from a flat wrench to an L-shaped wrench, which is not easy to fit into position to loosen the saw blade mounting bolt. However, this customer also went on to say, "a minor inconvenience, really, but annoying..."

Other customers said, "I would definitely recommend this product without hesitation," and, " will be hard pressed to beat the durability and design of the DEWALT DW716," and, "...makes carpentry much easier." There are many more similar positive comments, which makes it easy to fully recommend the DeWALT DW716.

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