Model # DW717

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Store SO SKU #1000469612

DEWALT 10 in. (254 mm Blade) Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw


10 in. (254 mm Blade) Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

  • 90-day money back guarantee
  • 1-year free service contract
  • 3-year limited warranty
$499.00 /box

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Product Overview

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Feature 1

Head is positioned for maximum vertical cut capacity by the exclusive cross cut stop

Feature 2

More comfort and greater versatility from miter capacity - left 60 degrees and right 52 degrees

Feature 3

Cross cut capacity of 12 in. at 45 degree angle, using back fence design - best in class

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15 amps

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max Speed


4,000 rpm

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Cord Length


8 ft.

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3 Year


Capacity, accuracy and portability are just a few of the key user requirements that this 10 in. sliding miter saw from DEWALT will fulfill for the professional contractor. Lightweight at only 51 lbs. with a built-in handle, this saw can be moved from shop to jobsite and back again with ease. Designed with ball bearing steel rail construction and tall sliding fences to increase capacity, the DW717 is a complete and compact solution to a contractor's 10 in. cutting needs.

  • Exclusive bevel detent system - 7 positive stops delivers fast accurate repeatable cuts
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy
  • Optimizes cutting accuracy
  • Machined base fence support maintains fence perpendicularity with blade for cutting accuracy
  • Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw
  • Exclusive cross cut stop positions cutting head for maximum vertical cut capacity
  • Best in class cross cut capacity 12 in. at 45 degree angle using back fence design
  • Vertical cut capacity nested crown up to 6-1/4 in.
  • Tall sliding fence supports up to 6 in. base molding to the left of blade and up to 3-1/2 in. to the right of the blade
  • Miter capacity left 60 degree and right 52 degrees for greater versatility ides increased comfort
  • Bevels 0-480 for increase cut capacity
  • Cam lock miter handle provides fast locking action of miter table
  • Horizontal handle improves ergonomics and provides increased comfort
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Name 15 Amp 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw 10 in. (254 mm Blade) Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw 15 Amp 10 in. Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser 15 Amp 12 in. Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Ratings (99) (46) (67) (129)
Miter Saw Type Sliding Compound Sliding Compound Sliding Compound Sliding Compound
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Blade Diameter 12 12 in
Bevel Type Dual Dual Dual Dual
Power Tool Features Positive Stops Positive Stops Laser Guide Positive Stops
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 9.5 4 6.625 6.75
Reconditioned No No No No
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Customer Questions & Answers

What is the longest cut this saw can make in a single pass? Can it rip a 12in wide floor panel?

Asked by: JD777
no. The saw is not for ripping.
Answered by: Slider
Date published: 2016-12-14

Will it cut a 4"X4" in one pass?

Will it cut a 4"X4" in one pass: both 4"X4" and the finished 3.5" X 3.5"? Thanks
Asked by: MJ
Answered by: Slider
Date published: 2016-12-14

Could this saw be used to cut brick or pavers ?

Asked by: jrquestion
I would not try it. I love my saw. Buy a saw for that purpose.
Answered by: Slider
Date published: 2016-12-14

does this means this saw can cut left and right without flipping the wood

Asked by: 1403
I'm not sure what you mean. You can angle the saw in both directions, if that's what you mean.
Answered by: james98188
Date published: 2016-09-17
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Customer Reviews

10 in. (254 mm Blade) Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did it take me so long to get this saw? First I would like to get the bias factor out of the way. The reason I am doing so with this review because dewalt is one of those brands that has a very faithful following and it makes a lot of people bias towards their products. That bias in reviews tends to give people that have interest in the product the wrong idea. I am not one of those people. Personally I wrote Dewalt off a long time ago, as the overrated and over priced bright yellow tools that are targeted towards contractors and construction workers. I wrote them off because every dewalt tool I ever owned had problems. Now that that is out of the way I have to say this saw is freaking awesome. Probably one of the best and most accurate miter saws I have ever used, but before I get to why it is so awesome. Lets start from the beginning shall we. I have not owned a miter saw for years. My last one broke and since I only do wood work out of my shop at home. I did not bother to buy another one. I have about 6 different crosscut sleds that I built for my table saw and they have more cutting capacity than a miter saw and they are all tuned to with .002" which makes them more accurate than a miter saw. So I opted out of purchasing new miter saw. Recently though my wife forced me into a project by going out and buying a bunch of crown moulding and baseboard for the crown molding cornice. She wanted it in the living room. Now most own miter saws to make quick work of crosscuts in lumber and make cutting crown moulding and baseboards much easier. I have jigs for my table saw that allow me to cut crown moulding with spring angles of 45/45 and 52/38. But it takes a lot more time doing this on a table saw and was only meant for doing small crown moulding jobs like a fireplace mantel or a bookshelf. Not a whole living room and dining room. So needless to say I needed a new miter saw so I got online and started researching. I know I wanted a 10" sliding miter saw. So I narrowed it down to a couple of different brands. Makita, bosch, ridgid, milwaukee and yes dewalt. These were the brands in the price range I wanted to be in because I did not want junk and they also had the features I was looking for. I also needed a saw that I could by at one of the local home centers in my area, because I wanted to start the crown moulding the next day. So that meant Makita, and milwaukee were no longer an option because though the stores carry their products. They do not carry their miter saws in stock. Also all the reviews on the makita miter saws talked about a horrible vibration in the blade that made cutting inaccurate. I like home depots brand ridgid. The stuff is quality made products but its off putting that you can never find parts or accessories for their power tools. So ridgid was out. Now I love the bosch brand tools, but all the reviews on the bosch miter saw were 50/50. Half the people loved it and the other half hated it. Mostly because the detent system for setting the cut angle on the saw was not quality made and made the saws inaccurate. I wanted the saw though, because of the new glide arm it uses instead of the slide, but what is the point in having an innacurate saw unless all you need it for is really rough cuts like hanging wall studs. So I was left with with old yellow (dewalt) Now the Dewalt DW717 has great reviews online. I mean great reviews, but I ignored a lot of them because like I said above dewalt tools have a cult following and it makes people bias. Looking at the features with the 11 positive stops for the bevel detent and 7 positive stops for the miter detent was awesome. The tall sliding fence was another plus and the 12 inch cutting capacity was a huge plus. With all that and finding out that I could walk in the store and purchase the saw. I was sold. So I went and picked the saw up. Got it home and the first thing I noticed is that it is very sparsely packed. Like literally a huge box with a couple pieces of cardboard to hold it in place inside the box was not good packing. So I did not like that. I sat the saw up on my workbench and got it all set up. Used a precision square to make sure the blade was adjusted correctly. Made sure the blade was tight. Then I made my first cut in a piece of 1x5 pine. It just burned it up. So the 40 tooth dewalt blade that came with the saw was garbage and I immediately replaced it with a Freud 60 tooth carbide tipped finish blade. Then made another cut and it cut like a dream. So when you purchase this saw make sure you buy a nice blade to go on it. I noticed that the saw is very powerful and I love the brake that brings the blade to a stop fairly quickly. The slide glides smoothly with no play in it. Out of the box the saw cut dead accurate. I tested it at 90 and 45 degree miter angles and bevels. Then checked each cute with my woodpecker precision squares that are accurate to .001 of an inch. I love the way you can adjust the miter angle with the simple push of a button and all the positive stops make it a breeze to use. You can override the positive stops with the flip of a knob and it allows you to adjust to more odd angles. The bevel detent adjustment has positive locks as well at the more common angles and can be overridden to adjust to more odd angles. The bevel detent is a little awkward to adjust but after you get use to it. It's fine. The saw has a lever that locks the blade in place and keeps it from sliding back and forth when not needed. It also has an adjustable depth of cut screw on the side for dado cuts. The dust bag as with most miter saws is useless. I suggest getting a PVC elbow to attach to the dust port on the saw and putting a box behind the saw to blow all the dust into. It still won't get all of it but it's better than the dust bag and the box is there to keep the dust contained so its easy to vacuum up later. One thing I really like about the saw is the way the handle is positioned. It makes it easy to make cuts whether you are using the left side of the saw or the right. Dewalt also makes a laser for this saw, an LED, crown stops, and a couple other accessories. I can do without the laser. Id rather see the blade physically line up with the mark on my workpiece anyway. Makes for more precise cuts anyway. Besides that the Laser is like 200 bucks. Way to expensive. The LED work light would be nice in low light situations and I have a pair of those crown stops on order. I know this is a really long review, but if you were contemplating purchasing this saw. I hope it helped you to make your final decision.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Choices Choices Let me start off by saying I am a die hard reviewer and researching when I make a purchase of anything I use for work or a hobby. This saw was certainly no exception. I started off by narrowing my search down to two main saws. This Dewalt DW717 and the Makita LS1016l. I actually had the Makita on its way from Amazon with the Bosch 3800 stand. I canceled that and bought the DW717 with the Dewalt DWX724 miter stand. Now, I was all set on the Makita because I really like the makita tools I had. And I have to admit that if they made a nice miter stand like the Dewalt compact that i ended up with, I would have stuck with it! I am sure the Makita with that great Bosch stand would have been rad but something told me to "stay with the proven saw". I looked at reviews again after the Makita was already on its way and decided to cancel and get this saw instead. I LOVE the compact stand. Its durable, strong, really sturdy and most importantly it is big enough but small enough to bring with me on the job and perform easily as good as the full size that weighs much more and takes up way too much room. Back to the saw though, it is great! I was a little scared at first because it looked like it had been used or at least bought, repacked, returned and resold! Wouldn't be the first time HD did that and would certainly not be the last. That being said, i do like HD for the convenience and because I absolutely refuse to deal with that other blue box store that starts with an 'L". Anyway, it looked used. I was all ready to take it back but decided to at least try it out and see if it was level and cutting accurate. I immediately assumed it was way off which is why it had been returned. To my ABSOLUTE AMAZEMENT it was NOT! As a matter of fact, it was dead on! I checked it with 3 different Starrett Machinist Squares(which if anyone out there knows are the best quality squares and rules you can buy and especially the older ones like I have). I checked the 90, 45, 22.5, bevel(both ways), and every other angle and straight cut you can think of! Seriously, it was DEAD ON every time. Or at least near perfect! Certainly for any carpentry I can think of and I am very particular about my cuts! So accuracy out of the box was a winner to say the least. Besides the quality of the cuts I also noticed other things i liked. The fence that i had heard so many complaints about also seemed to be dead on and parallel with the bottom fence, base and other side. I mean everything was perfect. Easy to loosen and move and honestly just perfect. I was seriously shocked. This day in age everything seems to have serious QC issues. And any saw I would expect(and honestly so should everyone) to do at least some setting up for accuracy. But not in my case! Every bad thing i read about this saw(and there is NOT much bad to find out there) was not the case with my experience. After checking all of this I was expecting the saw not to work, but it did. Sounds nice and cuts strong. I am sure this is one area the Makita would shine over the Dewalt and I am sure the Makita would have been a fine choice also but I read too many reviews mentioning the same problem with the shaky head and blade wobble. One bad review is normal, but when you see a few bad reviews all siting the same problem, well then there at least has to be a chance of it being a real issue and not just coincidence. Anyway, Its a great saw so far that I would say go ahead and just get if you are on the fence. You can't go wrong here. The only problem you re gonna find is with a QC issue. If the saw is performing as it should then there is nothing to dislike in my opinion. Its a tad heavy but who cares? I would rather sacrifice weight saving measures for a solid strong saw any day! I really wish I had gotten to see the LS1016l up close to compare but I am not sweating it at this point. The DW717 matched up with the 724X stand is a serious winner to me! That stand is more than capable of handling anything you will throw at it on the job 99% of the time. The same holds true for this saw! This 10 inch miter is capable of everything the 12 inch saw can do except it is lighter, smaller, cheaper and the blades are a lot easier and cheaper to get! WIN WIN! I am not saying you will never need the 12 inch but its not gonna be something you need often enough to buy it. Unless of course the weight and cost are a non issue for you. If you are on the fence about this saw then take my word for it and buy it. And get the compact stand too! You'll love it! Trust me. I am willing to admit that i am a seriously neurotic researcher and I did the work for you. I am sure the Makita would be great if you got a good one but the Dewalt is a sure bet. The Festool at more than twice the price is your best option out there but who has that money? I wish I had it to tell the truth because it wouldn't even be a decision. Its by far the best tool out there. One day. For now the Dewalt has reached my standards at this price point.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw for an "experienced" amatuer, not for beginners. This saw has many fine features including stops for frequently used angle cuts, a strong wide backstop to hold your material, a heavy base and an excellent safety guard - an absolute must in a saw like this one. Good visibility for making micro cuts necessary for fine fitting. Wish I'd invested in it years ago. Overall, Dewalt is my go to brand - they still use METAL parts where it counts!
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is awesome. It's accurate right out of... This saw is awesome. It's accurate right out of the box. It does more than I needed to I highly recommend this product. I believe it's the best value for the money and does just as much as a 12 inch for $200 more.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great as promised Cuts like butter, went directly to the 60 tooth diablo blade . Cut pergo beautifully, even able to make some "rip"cuts nicely. Smooth slider and easy angle adjustment. Not light however but that makes it stable.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 in. saw works just as good as the 12 in. Dewalt and was $100. less . I love it. 10 in. saw works just as good as the 12 in. Dewalt and was $100. less . I love it.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dewalt 10" saw Great product for all my home projects, very happy for what I do at home.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs more space than I had hoped, but works well, is precise. Needs more space than I had hoped, but works well, is precise.
Date published: 2017-01-02
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