Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 30
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Eduard Two critical flaws
There could be deficiencies in a $500 tool that still could make it usable but there are critical flaws that cannot be tolerated, irrespective how great the rest of the saw is:
The fence will not stay square and cuts get ruined over and over agai. I tried to over-tighten the fence to the point of almost stripping the bolt but the fence still moves and this happens mid-cut. I tried two different ones with the same results. At least one other reviewer had the same issue (did not read all reviews, probably more...) - so, this must be a systematic defect. Shame, it makes this saw completely unusable since cuts do not come out any better than on $130 HF bandsaw.
Another issue is the blade - mine stopped cutting after about 25 cuts through 1/8 and 1/16 SS tubes. I know SS is tougher but it should last for more than 25 cuts if they advertise 1,200 cuts per blade (assuming this is for mild steel).
September 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cliff Dissapointment
I run a small manufacturing business. I have been cutting square aluminum tubing with 1/8 inch wall for years with a simple sliding miter saw. Eventually a few pieces bucked the saw and bent the aluminum fence. I wanted a saw that had a rock solid fence. I don't need angles, or compound cuts. Just need straight, square cuts. I have had nothing but great results with Dewalt for many years with many different kinds of tools. So, it was this experience that made it possible to buy without doing research or seeing it in person. This saw is much more expensive than many others, so I figured it would be rock solid and last a lifetime. Everything about the saw is great. Good motor, blade etc. It cuts through the soft aluminum like butter. However, the fence is adjustable forward and backward, and angles too. It "locks" with a cam system that is as cheap as they come. There is no accurate way to line up with exactly 90 degrees either. You need a square to do this. There is not a single measure mark on it anywhere. There are no adjustable stops. The whole table is completely ill thought and designed. It is the kind of thing you would expect on the cheapest junk out there with no name on it. It shows you how to adjust and tighten the cam system in the manual. But it is still complete junk and totally incapable of holding the fence straight. A complete loss for accurate production work. I would return it, but it is simpler to drill holes through the fence and bolt the darn thing in place. It is now not adjustable, but that is okay. Very disappointed and surprised by Dewalt.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dan10400 Beats abrasive saws hands down
If Dewalt would invest a little bit more into the base of the unit, this saw would be a 5 star all around.
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tony disappointed purchase
After squaring the fence to the blade and making my first cut in a piece of 2 inch square tubing. I noticed the cut was far from square. After rechecking the fence for square which was good.
I decided to check if the table was perpendicular to the blade, and to my surprise it was a full 3 degrees off from perpendicular and of course there is no tilt adjustment to correct the problem. Back to Depot it goes. At almost 500.00 id think Dewalt would have put out a better product. Hopefully this was just an isolated incident at my inconvenience. I'll be looking at the Evolution.
February 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thomas Great product. Works as described. Ready to go right from the box!
The tool was ready to go and we put it work right away. Exactly as described. Works great.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ironworker Best saw I have owned
Strong saw. Perfect cuts every time. I even cut a piece of 1/2" angle, straight and a 45, and both cuts were simple and perfect.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SkiDoo55 Great saw for cutting metal
Ready out of the box. Make sure you have material securely clamped down. Wear protective gear, gloves, face shield etc. Enjoy makes short work of making multiple cuts. Use firm but not excessive pressure on cut.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 90yj Excellent price, Excellent quality
I'm very pleased with the quality and performance, cuts straight and is a cold cut.
July 21, 2015