With such a large number of miter saws out there today it’s hard to locate “the one.” You comprehend what I imply that exceptional saw that does everything, is light weight, effective, solid and will best suits your needs.
The DeWalt DW716 controls are strong, simple to snatch and simple to utilize. Another nice about DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw is that the thumb lever close by the miter lock control. At the point when drawn in this lever permits the saw base to unreservedly swivel to any degree cut without locking into the normal indents that the miter arm would commonly click into. The DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw has a stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops for the most well-known cuts. This saw has tall sliding wall which are super valuable when supporting crown embellishment up to 6-5/8-inch settled. Both fences effortlessly slide off the beaten path for slant cuts.
Miter saws are inalienably low risk as the work piece is held stationary against a wall while the saw head moves, making kick back practically incomprehensible and typically keeping hands clear of the blade. Also the saw head is normally stepped back, then brought down and sustained forward through the material with the goal that coupling is improbable.
Compound miter saws are generally versatile, simple to set up, and sufficiently strong to keep up exactness notwithstanding when moved around. Since they cut from above it is not important to modify sharp edge profundity for diverse thicknesses of work piece and, similar to any seat machine, rehash cuts are simple. Most saws have a flexible scale plate for table swiveling with positive stops at ordinarily utilized points. Likewise, there are generally flexible stops at 90 and 45 degrees for head tilting permitting simple and exceptionally exact alteration of the saw
Quick Product Specs
- 15.0 Amp, 3,600 rpm motor delivers extended power and durability
- Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 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
OK so lets make something clear really quick before I talk about the saw. A lot of carpenters ask me what I think the best saw is. Depends on what you do for a living and how you do it. No tool manufacture makes every tool they have in thier line perfect. For example the Dewalt 12″ slider is very inaccurate, but this saw is not. The Bosch jigsaws are amazing tools but Bosch’s 10″ slider is always a pain to stay square and just doesnt hold up for finsih trim work. With that said here is my review on the DW716. I need two saws for being a finish carpenter. A 12″ non sliding miter saw for cutting big material and big crown and base in position. All resonably portable 12″ sliding saws have blade deflection due to the rail and 12″ blade, but i need the capability os a 12″ blade. I also have a Hitachi 10″ slider that I love if I am doing a huge 8-10″ crown, paneling, or lid work or small cuts with base cap or even large casing. I’ve beat the crap out of the DW716, cut miles of base, crown, deck work etc, in and out of the back of my truck, rained on, etc.. and it does a great job. I recommend for this product to get a thick kerf saw blade with 60+ teeth because of the saw capacity you will use it to cut tall material vertically, and you don’t want a thin kerf to wander and deflect when you go down to make a cut. The stock blade is good for cutting things you dont want to cut with your expensive blades like demo material, pretreated wet lumber etc. A CMT or Forrest ChopMaster are great blades to use. The Freud Industrial blades are good as well but dont use the diablos, they dont last and are not in the same catagory as the industrial series. Another thing to mention is how convenient the miter over ride feature is for changing a 45 to a 45.5
I purchased this as a replacement when my original De Walt single bevel 12″ mitre saw bit the dust in November, right in the middle of a large deck job. I probably could have repaired the old one but it owed no service, having been with me for over 10 years in remodeling. A carpenter friend on my job last spring purchased the De Walt sliding compound 12″ and I had a lot of chances to test drive its capabilities. It was an impressive saw, but it seemed like we really didn’t use the sliding feature that much, with the exception of the oak stair treads…it was a great help on that task.
Under the gun to have a mitre saw, I quickly but intensely researched the sliders on the market and read every review I could find (including those at Amazon, thank you very much, fellow woodworkers). What worried me the most about them is, across the board, there seemed to be issues about accuracy due to play in the slider mechanism. Since I do custom work of all types, from framing to quality trim, stairs and built-in cabinets, accuracy in a saw is top on my list. My old De Walt was as accurate at the end of its life as it was when I bought it, with few adjustments needed in between. I looked at most of the popular sliders at the Home Depot and could definitely see how play could be an issue. Add to this their bulkiness and extra weight and you have some serious minuses on the old scoreboard.
So, I decided to stick with the strongarms of the staionary mitre saws, and purchased the double-bevel this time. So far, I have been very pleased. We were building an IPE’, or ironwood deck …one of the heaviest, hardest woods you will come across. With the included 60 tooth blade, the De Walt chewed through the IPE’ like it was Spruce
Advantages of DEWALT DW716
- Since the dw716 is known to be an upgrade from the dw715, people should know that its main difference is its double bevel. The fact that it has a double bevel means that the angles can be adjusted perfectly which will make the cuts more accurate and precise. Usually, the dw716 is the choice of more serious wood workers.
- This is 2 pounds heavier than the dw715 and some people feel that this is already a big deal especially if the equipment would have to be brought outside from time to time in order to do some outside work.
- Some people may experience some difficulty in using it initially once received but this can be changed the moment that people start doing some adjustments with the double bezel as well as the other features of the product.
Miter Saw in Action
Miter saws are really amazing. Because it makes job faster and easier, you can even do your own wood workings.
Miter Saw Safety
The miter saw, sometimes called a chopsaw, is a carpenter’s tool that has found a home in the woodworking shop. Its cuts aren’t always precise enough for furniture joinery, but they are plenty good for many tasks. More than anything else, the miter saw is used for cutting pieces to rough length before they move on to the more precise machines.
A wide variety of miter saws are available, some that simply chop downward, and more expensive models where the motor and blade assembly travels on sliding rails to increase the tool’s cutting capacity.
The following is a list of safety precautions to consider with cutting with a miter saw:
1. Eye and ear protection are required when operating a miter saw.
2. Don’t wear gloves, loose clothing, jewelry, or any dangling objects when operating a miter saw.
3. All guards must be in place and operating. If a guard seems slow to return to its normal position or hangs up, adjust it or repair it immediately.
4. Unplug or lockout power to the miter saw when making repairs or adjusting blades and guards
5. Hands and fingers must be kept clear of the blade by at least 6 in.
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6. Clean the lower guard frequently to help visibility and movement.
7. Use only the recommended blade size.
8. Regularly check and tighten the blade and the blade-attachment mechanism.
9. Ensure that the blade and its related washers and fasteners are correctly positioned and secured on the saw’s arbor.
10. To avoid losing control or placing hands in the blade path, hold or clamp all material securely against the fence when cutting.
11. Do not perform operations freehand.
12. Never cut small pieces.
13. Long material should be supported at the same height as the saw table.
14. To avoid contact with a coasting blade, do not reach into the cutting area until the blade comes to a full stop.
15. After completing a cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come to a complete stop, then raise the blade from the workpiece. If the moving blade stays in the cutting area after the cutting is complete, injury can result from accidental contact.
16. When using a sliding miter saw, start cutting with the blade closest to you, plunge downward, and then push the blade forward on its sliders as you cut.