Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 106
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by woodman great mitre saw
This is a good sturdy saw, haved used it to cut many 2x4 and crown moulding. I have put this saw through the paces, banged it up quite a bit and yet still stays true. I often do framing with this saw by cutting two studs at a time. Often hit the side guard loading them on in a hurry, it has never cracked. Cut strapping quickly, 4 at a time. The hold down is beefier than any mitre saw on the market. Cutting crown moulding is a breeze with positive stops. Easy to change from constuction blade to fine cutting blade. Perfect orientation of handle. Fits my ridgid mitre saw stand perfect.
November 22, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bdairhart Solid Review for the Dewalt 12" Mitre Saw
The Dewalt 12" mitre saw has proven to be a 5 Star tool in my books. In my profession, Trim Carpentry, we operate our saws from 7:00am until 5:00pm daily so reliable, portable, tools are key. I've been using the dewalt saws for a number of years now and have never been disappointed with my purchases. Would I recommend this product to a friend? Absolutely, I personally own three saws for my trim crews and one for my woodworking shop.
November 24, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by travoisd Great Product
True to Dewalt's history, this tool is an excellent combination of performance and value. I would recommend an upgraded blade for finishing work (80 tooth cross-cut).
December 6, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johnv Great Saw for $400.00
I just got this saw and it's the best saw I have ever used yet. Can't say enough good things about it, overall you need to try it and see for yourself; It's great.
December 31, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dmac25 Excellent saw
I've always been one of those people that thought Dewalt is junk. Like many of you, I have used every chop saw and dual compound miter saw imaginable. Years later I became a wood shop and metal shop teacher and bought a Makita LS1216L and a Dewalt rolling saw stand. That saw worked great for everything we did, but we were tired of hauling that beast out for smaller tasks where we wouldn't cut big sheets of plywood, huge 6x10's, or other big material. So we went looking for a smaller saw that would handle most small/medium tasks. After many bad experiences with other brands of 12-inch compound miter saws, we decided to buy this one.
I watched this saw get day-in and day-out abuse from students who cut too fast (forced the saw through the cut) and bogged out the motor to one-half speed, started the saw with the blade touching the work, let the saw run too long, let the saw slam back to its upright position, chopped wood not against the fence, never cleaned the cutting area, or used extremely dull blades all day.
I had students using pine and the saw got covered in resin and sap that hardened to amber over the next day. (Hey, I can hear you judging me fellas, I had thirty-two inner city kids in these classes [no injuries-knock on wood]). One week I had students blazing away for hours chopping hickory and pecan, leaving the saw's motor (and gearbox) hot to the touch.
Long story short: you couldn't find a better field testing environment than a high school shop class. Despite this merciless abuse, this saw cut perfectly accurate. It is loud (as expected), and the brake doesn't like the kind of resharpened heavy blades I use, but nonetheless, after school, I made fine furniture with this same saw. One time, a student tried to chop through hard rock maple with 7 nails and even two 3/4" lag bolts embedded in it and this saw still managed to make a nice clean cut (with a brand new sharp blade, of course).
I used it to chop and cut shoulders on giant 5 in dovetails in 8/4 Bubinga. or trimming off a 64th of the same without it drifting away...always leaving my work dead on 90 degrees. We even cut aluminum, copper, cement/concrete encrusted 2x4's, weird laminates, acrylic, you name it, this saw performed almost flawlessly.
This, along with a previous good experience with the DW716 and DW717, proves to me that these saws have earned their chops for the jobsite, and Dewalt still make many very good tools. Period. I wish I could say the same about the DWS780.
October 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by metrooba1 Good quality, worth of extra money
Debating between green and yellow miter, but glad I got the yellow, the accessory crown holding is a must with $25, really help me for crown moulding, loving it.
March 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Great saw! Poor dust collection.
Great saw! Smooth gliding table & accurate cuts and angles! Very strong and sturdy. Dust collection is quite poor. I feel that Dewalt could have done much better in this area. Only collects about 50% of the dust.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DewaltFan Works as expected!
I've been waiting for one of these Dewalt saws to go on sale and I finally pulled the trigger when I saw this one was. I've only done a couple of small jobs with it so far, (chair rail, wall frames) but have been very pleased with it so far. I did install an 80-tooth blade since I was doing finish work, and both blades work well. Good, clean cuts, minor blemishes, but I attribute that to the blade. Very pleased overall. Would buy again.
January 22, 2013