Review: DEWALT DW717 10-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter-Saw

Whether you're doing home projects or working in your personal wood shop, inaccurate cuts add to the cost of tasks because you end up having to buy more material so you want a miter saw like the DEWALT DW717 10-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter-Saw that specializes in accuracy. The design of the DEWALT enables you to cut fast and cut right every time you use the saw so that you can have perfect 90 or 45 degree cuts - and it's perfect for cross cuts, too. It has a lot of convenient features that can make any project you tackle turn out right. First, it offers users a nice 10-inch blade that's powered by the strength of the 15-amp motor. Since it has a no load speed rocking it at 4,000 rpm, whether you're cutting a baseboard or something else, the task gets done quickly. Another feature with this miter saw is the versatility that lends to precision, thanks to the 11 positive stops. Getting the miter angles correct isn't a problem because of the adjustable cam lock miter handle - as opposed to a system that uses a turn knob. With the detent override, you'll be able to change the setup without slippage. With its 7 positive stops, the bevel detent system makes it easy to make the same cut over and over again. You get a larger range for the miter. On the left, it's 0 to 60 degrees and the right is 0 to 52 degrees. One of the favorite features with users is the fence support. The fence offers support without a lot of flex, so it's easier to do projects involving moldings. It will vertically support 6 º inch of molding and can handle 6 inch molding backed by the fence. This support is what lends more accuracy to the cut and the fence will move out of the way when you need to cut. The saw has bevel stops on both sides and two horizontal rails to help make the blade cuts straight. The DEWALT DW717 lets users make correct bevel cuts and provides the right angle with the saw moving, rather than users having to move the project pieces. The tool has a variety of bevel stops without give, so it removes the guesswork out of getting the best bevel angle. The miter saw can go through wood even from a 2 by 14. The weight of the saw is just over 50 pounds and it has a sturdy handle that makes it easy portable.


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