DeWalt DW718 Saw Review

DeWalt DW718 Saw ReviewIf you want accurate cuts and want to complete the job very fast whether you you’re cutting crown molding or baseboard then the DEWALT 12-Inch Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is what you want. With a 15 Amp powerfull motor, convenient miter and bevel stops, an easy-to-adjust cam-lock miter handle, this saw is ready for miter-cutting applications and crosscutting anytime. In addition, it comes with a blade wrench, a durable carbide blade and a convenient dust bag.

This sturdy saw is made to deliver precise cuts, allowing for the very versatile setups required for miter applications. The precise miter system’s adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate features 11 positive stops. An easy-to-adjust cam-lock miter handle delivers quick and accurate miter angles, and features a convenient detent override, which allows you to adjust the miter setting without the saw slipping into the miter detents. And the saw’s big miter capacity–0 to 60 degrees to the left and 0 to 50 degrees to the right–adds versatility.

Decibel level

The saw is definitely quieter than the former models, the 706 and 708.

Are you Upgrading from the 708?

There have been many complaints that the dewalt 718 is not a great upgrade. If you can, read all the miter saw reviews and test one out first. If you’re lucky, you’ll know someone with this saw and may be able to give it a test.

Dewalt’s standard great warranty

3 years against defects. One year of free servicing. And of course, the ninety day money back guarantee.

Terrible dust collection

The dewalt dw718 miter saw dust collector just did not perform well. There really is no other way to put it.

Poor stock blade

In this dw718 review we found the blade that comes with the saw isn’t the best. You’re best to upgrade it to something better pretty much right away. When you do, you’ll notice much better performance. The included blade is better used for framing than anything else.

Not for Finish Carpenters

Even though the dewalt dw718 price is decent, if you’re a finish carpenter, you should stay away from this saw. If you’re into framing, or carpentry with rough cuts, this 718 dewalt should suit you just fine.

Features at a glance

  • Powerful 15 Amp, 3,600 rpm motor delivers extended power and durability
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy
  • Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize cutting accuracy
  • Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 6-5/8-inch nested and base molding up to 6-1/2-inch vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts
  • Innovative gearbox and belt-drive design increases vertical cutting capacity

The dewalt mitre saw DW718 Miter Saw is for:

  • Those who need rough cuts over finishing cuts;
  • Those who demand a strong warranty;
  • Home owners, hobbyists, and definately professionals in the industry.

The Good

  • Miter scale is nice and easy to read
  • Built to take abuse
  • Excellent 3 year warranty

The Bad

  • Poor included blade that can easily be replaced

 

DEWALT DW718 12-Inch Double-Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw

$892.51
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as of July 22, 2017 4:26 am

Features

  • Powerful 15-amp, 3,600 rpm motor delivers extended power and durability
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy
  • Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize cutting accuracy
  • Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 6-5/8-inch nested and base molding up to 6-1/2-inch vertically against the fence
  • Innovative gearbox and belt-drive design increases vertical cutting capacity
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