|Item Weight||2.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||23.5 x 31 x 19.5 inches|
|Item model number||DW717|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||3 Year Limited Warranty / 90 Day Money Back Guarantee|
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DEWALT DW717 10-Inch Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
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- The product is 10" DBL Comp Miter Saw
- Easy to use
- The product is manufactured in China
- Exclusive bevel detent system with 7 positive stops that deliver fast, accurate, repeatable cuts
- Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops
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|Included Components||bare-tool||1) Miter saw, 1) Carbide Blade, 1) Blade Wrench, 1) User guide.||bare-tool; attachments||stand|
|Item Dimensions||31 x 23.5 x 19.5 in||23 x 2 x 18.5 in||25.2 x 28.27 x 26.42 in||23.75 x 33 x 18.8 in|
|Voltage||120 volts||0 volts||120 volts||120 volts|
The product is 10" DBL Comp Miter Saw. Easy to use. The product is manufactured in China.
Whether you're cutting baseboards or crown molding, the DEWALT 10-inch double-bevel sliding compound miter saw provides quick, accurate cuts to complete the job. Thanks to a powerful motor, an easy-to-adjust cam-lock miter handle, convenient miter and bevel stops, plus a tall fence for accomodating oversized moldings, this saw is ready for a range of crosscutting and miter cutting applications.
This saw features a 15 amp motor and a no-load speed of 4,000 RPM. View larger.
This double-bevel sliding compound miter saw quickly cuts baseboards and trim.
The DEWALT double-bevel sliding compound miter saw's 10-inch blade is backed by a powerful and dependable 15-amp motor. Offering a no-load speed of 4,000 RPM, it makes quick work of cutting framing or molding, as well as other crosscutting and miter-cutting jobs.
This sturdy saw is designed to deliver precise cuts, allowing for the versatile setups required for miter applications. The precise miter system's adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate features 11 positive stops for easy setup and improved efficiency. 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 52 degrees to the right--adds versatility.
Tall Fencing and Compact Sliding Rails
The tall fence supports 6-1/4-inch crown molding nested vertically, as well as 6-inch base molding set against the fence. The fence slides out of the way easily when it's time to make bevel cuts. This saw stays compact thanks to its sliding saw dual horizontal steel rails, which feature an innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings for increased accuracy and durability.
Increased Bevel Capacity and Convenient Stops
This saw is designed to deliver quick, accurate bevel cuts. You can easily set up for bevel cuts that measure between 0 and 48 degrees to the left and to the right. This handy setup provides increased capacity for big jobs and allows you to flip the saw instead of the material. Plus, with several bevel stops, it makes finding and setting the bevel angles a quick, easy process.
Ideal for a range of applications, the saw's unique back fence design allows it to deliver clean, 45-degree bevel cuts through dimensional lumber that measures up to 2 by 14 inches.
Portable and Compatible with the DEWALT Laser System
This lightweight sliding compound miter saw weighs just 51 pounds and features a built-in carry handle, so you can move it around the jobsite easily and lift it comfortably when it comes time to stow the saw at the end of the day.
For additional accuracy and ease of use, this saw is compatible with the DEWALT DW7187 adjustable miter saw laser system (sold separately), which ensures that the cutting line is easy to see via a red laser line.
This 10-inch double-bevel sliding compound miter saw also comes with a DEWALT warranty package that includes a three-year limited warranty and a 90-day money-back guarantee.
What's in the Box
One DEWALT DW717 10-inch double-bevel sliding compound miter saw.
The precise miter system's adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate features 11 positive stops and can rotate 90 degrees for a wide range of cuts.
Top Customer Reviews
Here is what I like:
· Build quality - Solid, Limited plastic, Square table and fence, Good slides with no play.
· Adjustments - The wide angles right (60) and left (52) and compound bevel.
· Accuracy - So far (trim work and a deck) cuts are right on, with no slop or wave (I have not cut 12x's yet only 10x's and the saw held a compound angle arrow straight through the cut)
· Vertical capacity - cuts 6" high molding vertically.
· Pre-Sets on the Bevel - Seven different pre-sets for crown both left and right - great time saving feature.
Here is what I am not too keen about:
· The lock for the slide is a small round dial that is still hard for me to find (I would have liked a larger lever a little more prominent)
· Dust collection is not great
· The plates left and right are shorter than I am used to (this is true of the Bosch too) so I have had to adjust how I work a little.
· Set up took longer than I would have liked - Square and 45 were almost there right out of the box, aligning all indicators and making fine adjustments was tough - adjustment screws and indicators move a little when tightening them. Vertical adjustment for perpendicular (the most important) was the toughest.
· The blade provided is just not good enough - especially for the money
· It is a bit more expensive than the Bosch or Makita.
This is a very good saw - it is good at many things, but not great at any one particular item. I compared it mostly to the Makita side-by-side - the motor (higher RPM), vertical capacity, and the length of cut on a 45 were factors that tilted me in favor of DeWalt. The Makita has a bigger table which I like a lot (more like my old Porter & Cable) but the sliders are low which engineers will tell you promotes more deflection at the head. Most manufacturers now have the slides up higher. DeWalt used to actually stack the slides vertically, but now dual horizontal slides seems like the way to go. The spring that controls the plunge movement on the Makita is just a standard wound spring mounted vertically, this made for a jerk upwards when you let go of the handle and odd feeling back pressure when you pulled down. Also, all these saws need a good table or stand - you can be frustrated using a 10-inch slider with no clamps or a bad set up - make sure any complaints about a saw are not really complaints about a bad work area. Friends swear by their Bosch tools (I have a few and like `em) and the Bosch 10-inch slider is top rated by many, the DeWalt is at least as good, but not much better. So with the DW717, DeWalt only joins Bosch and Makita near the top of this category, not sure it will de-throne anyone - they are all good choices based on work style and preference (I still really like design of the Makita table). The durability of DeWalt, and the features I have mentioned are why I chose the DW717. I admit this review is based on limited use so I will update it after a few more projects.
Mine was accurate out of the box, cutting all my door casing at perfect 45's with no adjustment. Same results when cutting a large 7 1/4" crown on the flat. I didn't use the detents and I am not sure why manufacturers continue to offer these settings as crown molding is rarely ever set with a proper milling cut to make these detent settings worthwhile. The saw is quieter than my DW706, but the blade is smaller which I am sure contributes to that. You still need to wear ear protection though IMO.
I really like the cam lock for the miter settings as compared to the turn knob that was on my 706. The miter detent override works great and it's extremely easy to dial in very minor adjustments of less than .25 degree by hand. I am very happy Dewalt has not changed the blade guard design with respect to the louvers. They work great for siting up your cut line with the blade and I would bet money I am more accurate and faster using this feature than people that really on gimmicky lasers on their miter saws.
The bevel detent system also works great and is accessible on the left and right hand side of the saw which is great. There is enough friction when the detent override is engaged to keep the setting in place while you tighten the lever to hold it in place when not using a detent setting. When setting the bevel to the left, it can be somewhat cumbersome to reach the lever though.
The design of the saw head which allows you to cut tall molding against the fence is fantastic. You will have to adjust your cutting sequence when you have to miter to the right because the belt drive mechanism will come in contact with the stock prevent you from getting all the way through it. After a few tries, you will quickly realize that you can slightly alter the way you set up your cuts to overcome this. Then fence could have been another 1/2 " taller in my opinion, but it's very useable and better than the fences on the 716's and 718's which had too much flex in them if you pushed on them too hard. The simple but effective latch that locks the saw head in place to take advantage of the 10" blades maximum cutting height works well and eliminates guess work.
There is some movement in the head assembly when you apply pressure side to side, but that is true of ALL SCMS's. It is my understanding that this is a design feature that allows the saw to absorb the shock of a piece of wood that becomes jammed between the blade and the fence. This will happen to everyone from time to time and without some flex built into the saw it could cause substantial damage. You need to learn proper technique for using a SCMS before blaming it for sloppy cuts... You also need to buy a good blade as stock blades produce slop even with the best technique.
The rails slide easily through their range of travel, but not as smooth as the Milwaukee or Makita SCMS which were set up in the tool isle did. I have also noticed that some of the dust stays on the rails and is not removed by the ring which is supposed to seal the dust from entering the housing where the ball bearings are. Not sure if this happens with other saws so I can't say that is a problem or not.
The saw is very portable for it's capabilities rivaling a 12" SCMS.
Now, for the bad.... After decades of building saws Dewalt still fails miserably in their dust collection !!! I rate the dust collection on this saw a 1 star out of 5. When the saw is pulled down to the table in cutting position, the dust bag is in a position that causes any dust it did collect to fall right back out onto the table. What is wrong with the designers at dewalt? A moron could have seen this was not going to work. Before buying the saw I figured this was going to be an issue and it is. Milwaukee beat the pants off dewalt with the design of their new 12" models and if it wasn't for the 15 extra pounds and $170 higher price tag, I think I would have gone with the Milwaukee.
The bevel gauge is obscured from clear view and you must duck down to see what your setting is.
The stock blade is crap. Throw it in a box to be used with framing lumber or shelving and buy yourself a good, high quality 60 or 80 tooth blade. I went with the 70 tooth Makita blade which is standard on their 10" slide. Why only Makita puts a good blade on their saws is a real head scratcher to me, but they all have to save money somewhere and I guess that is the easiest place to do it.
I really wanted to give the saw a 4 star rating but the dust collection design really pissed me off considering Milwaukee was able to work out a much more intelligent set up than Dewalt did. IMO, dewalt is just lazy when it comes to dust collection and they put no real effort into benefitting the user with a well thought out dust collection feature. For that I deducted a full star rating and say shame on dewalt for not getting it right this time.