DEWALT DW717 10-Inch Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw Review
DEWALT DW717 Review: Say yes to various crosscutting and miter-cutting jobs thanks to the DEWALT DW717 10-Inch Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter-Saw. Thanks to its great features, all these jobs will be done fast and effective, including those who require oversized moldings.
The DEWALT DW717 Compound Miter Saw not only has an affordable price, but it also has great features in order to provide quick and accurate cuts from baseboards to crown moldings.
Powerful, this miter saw is designed with a 15 amps motor that can deliver a no-load speed of 4,000 rpm. Having a sturdy design, this miter saw features an adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops. Thanks to it, you will be able to make accurate cuts with no hassle. You can easily adjust the miter thanks to the cam-lock miter handle, adding versatility thanks to the big miter capacity, between 0 to 60 degrees to the left and 0 to 52 degrees to the right.
Another great feature of this miter saw is represented by its tall sliding fence. Thanks to it, you can easily work with crown and base moldings. To make things better, the innovative clamping mechanism made out of dual horizontal steel rails and linear bar bearings ensures accuracy and durability.
Adjusting the bevel is easy. You can adjust the bevel cuts between 0 to 48 degrees to the left and to the right. Moreover, you also benefit of several bevel stops, making the bevel adjustment easier. To add, thanks to the back fence design, you can make 45 degrees bevel cuts through dimensional lumber up to 2 by 14 inches.
- It has a 15 amps motor that delivers a no-load speed of 4,000 rpm
- It features an adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops
- It has a cam-lock miter handle for adjustment
- It has a big miter capacity, between 0 to 60 degrees to the left and 0 to 52 degrees to the right for versatility
- It features a tall sliding fence for crown and base moldings
- It is designed with an innovative clamping mechanism
Customer ReviewsI love it
Christina C, Amazon Customer Review
“I got this for my husband who is an amature wood worker. He says he loves messing with wood. Anyway, there is a special spot in the garage, and all of a sudden, he is excited to build the rollout cabinet drawers I requested, and replace the cabinet crown molding. I love it because I am getting all of the stuff I wanted now because my husband loves playing with his saw. Hurray me!!”
Like most everything about this saw
R Rast, Amazon Customer Review
“Like most everything about this saw. It is smooth, adjustments accurate and crisp. The dust collection bag though is pretty worthless. I connect a vacuum to dust port which is better. Be sure to lay out your shop accordingly; rather than having the fence portion at least 18” from the wall –
I made a pop-out on my pole barn – works great but remember to give plenty of vertical clearance in view of how the dust portion extends upward- and can not swivel to the sides. Note – the blade that comes with this is a rough cut non-carbide blade (40T as i recall). Immediately replaced with a nice Freud carbide 60T blade.”
This saw has lived up to every expectation
Eric, Amazon Customer Review
“This saw has lived up to every expectation I had regarding this purchase. It cuts 50 right to 60 left and 50 to 50 on the bevel. This saw still works beautifully after building a house and a half. I have cut 45s on 2×12’s no problem, cut full depth 4×4 roughs, and get amazing precision cuts doing it.
Lots of power- I put a Freud Diablo 44 tooth narrow kerf blade on it, and it walks smoothly through anything- including oak and teak, frozen pine and some things you aren’t supposed to cut too.”
To conclude, the Dewalt DW717 Miter-Saw is a very useful tool when it comes to doing various crosscutting and miter-cutting jobs. I highly recommend it if you are looking for an item that can help you with your wood work, that is easy to use and does the job quick and effective.
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