miter saws – DeWalt, 2017

The DeWalt DW716 12-Inch Double Bevel Compound Miter Saw is ideal for finishing carpenters, professional woodworkers and experienced home improvement do-it-yourselfers. It is a workhorse saw designed for heavy workloads and semi-professional conditions.

DeWalt is no stranger to the carpentry trade, and this miter saw should stand up to frequent use by home improvement specialists and pros alike. This miter saw is designed for all types of precision carpentry and projects. The extra-high fence allows for vertically nested 6 5/8-inch crown molding or 6 1/2-inch base molding set against the fence. The quick loading could ensure greater accuracy. It has a maximum cutting length of six inches and a maximum cutting thickness of 6 1/2 inches. The fence itself is reinforced to deliver long-term stability for heavy use.

It weighs 44 pounds, making it a middleweight miter saw. The pin-head lock down and dual side handles handle help with its potential portability. DeWalt provides a 90-day money-back guarantee with a one-year service contract and a three-year limited warranty.

The electric brake provides safety enhancement as well as additional accuracy. The carbide blade should stand up to a lot of wear and tear and handle thick cuts of lumber. The gearbox is designed for vertical cutting capacity: It has a 16-amp motor and a one-inch arbor. The stainless steel miter plate is made is adjustable with 11 stops. This detent miter may increase cutting precision. It has a 0 to 50 degree miter capability for more adaptability.

This nonsliding saw is probably not best for wider cuts of lumber, so you may want to consider other options for big framing jobs. This bevel miter saw should suffice for most detail work. The saw has a sturdy design and solid specs with a 15-amp motor and cuts at 3,600 RPM. It has an onboard dust collector to catch debris and help keep the work site cleaner.

This is a corded saw, so it’s suited for use within the workroom or on a jobsite with electrical supply. It does not have its own onboard laser or light system. If you need or want additional workside lighting or an included guiding system, this may be a drawback. It is compatible with DeWalt’s LED light system and its laser saw system.

DeWalt has a wide range of saws for all sorts of finishing and woodwork. This miter saw should work best for accurate cuts in molding, cabinetry and possibly furniture. This should be a consistent tool for finishing carpentry tasks for both professional and home improvement work.