Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 24
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gl63 Decent saw for the price
The Dewalt chop saw does a good job for the price,with this caution,throw away the dewalt blade and buy the Home Depot blade.Dewalt blade is to thin and will flex and bend as you try to cut metal,making a straight cut impossible,also take the time to square up the blade,after I did those things,saw cut just fine,as long as you dont force the blade.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MOZZIE Dewalt Cut-off-saw
spend the little extra..
*******QUALITY IS PRICELESS*******
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Topkat Total disappointment
I have owned quite a few Dewalt power tools. Right out of the box I put a 1 1/2x 1 1/2 angle iron in the clamp and the front edge of the iron was lifted up a 1/16'' of an inch.
The cut was not even straight!, when I tried to do a 45 degree cut, the blade flexed and actually cut through the base for a 1/2 inch!.
UNBELIEVABLE! Another reviewer said the same thing, I thought he must of been forcing the cut...........NOPE!! The blade can be moved (flexed) over a 1/4 inch.
It is not the blade that is flexing, but the mechanism that holds the blade.
Harbor Freight quality at best with Dewalt prices
DONT DO IT< YOU"LL BE SORRY!!!!!
June 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pastormark Pretty Good Deal
Bought this unit yesterday afternoon. Used it last night. I had to chop some 1.25" aluminum plate down to size. It seemed to take forever, I mean over an hour. So I stopped what I was doing, and looked at the abrasive wheel that came with the unit. It said, "General Purpose/Metal". So I swapped it out for another metal abrasive wheel that I bought at the same time. 4 minutes later I was done.
Sigh. This is a practical unit, good value (so far), the fast clamp works well, about a twelve inch grip, but a lousy abrasive wheel. Buy some more wheels when you get this unit and you won't go wrong. They cost $5-6 each, well worth the extra cost!
As a side note, the "owners manual" is one sheet of paper that you have to unfold like a puzzle. And it's printed in a micro-font. For old eyes like mine, very difficult to read!
I gave it four stars because of the blade, not for anything else.
August 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Professional saw
I have one of these in my professional welding shop. We manufacture iron fence and driveway gates. I use it as my main saw. Most of our material is pre-cut when it arrives, but we need to make cuts for the custom work. It is the best saw for the money I found. Highly recommend it.
August 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mburton Not what it's cut out to be
I had been using a combination of a Hand/angle grinder with cut-off wheels, a jig saw with metal blades and a Sawzall and had decided it was time to purchase a good stationary tool for metal cutting. I went with the Dewalt because it was a good established name, had a good warranty, a strong motor, quick clamp system and would lock down and store on a shelf when not needed. I also purchased some extra Diablo brand cutting to supplement the blade that it came with.
Upon the first use using the stock Dewalt blade I could tell that the blade/disk was out of round and not flat. I verified this with a large flat milled carpenters level. It was not true by 1/3"!! I removed the stock Dewalt blade and began using the Diablo Blade which was flat.
I bought this for cutting tubing, piping and angle iron. My first cut(s) were of a 1' square hollow tube that was 1/8" thick. The cut would start out perpendicular but then skew away from the base/stand and giving me a cut that was angled as opposed to 90*. I asked some people about this and they said I was using too much pressure and to ease up. I went back and tried to cut some 2" angle iron that was again 1/8" thick. In keeping minimal pressure on the blade a single cut took several minutes and really heated up the metal. I thought there must be a happy medium so I used a little pressure and again received an angle cut and not a 90* cut. I put on my full face shield and really looked at blade while it was cutting and came to the conclusion that no matter the thickness Diablo blade I was using, any pressure would cause the blade to wander away from 90*. This was really upsetting to me and was ultimately what made me return the saw and pay the difference for the Milwaukee portable band saw (which I have since fallen in love with).
My observation of the saw while I used it was that the motor was very good and quite strong. It had enough torque that if you pulled the saw down and pressed the trigger it would want to torque up and away from the item. The miter gauge is only to be used as a ball park estimator and was not to be trusted for exact angles. I enjoyed having the easy set lever on the miter gauge. I also liked the quick set arm for the vise but the vise was only good at holding material that was at least an inch tall. When making miter cuts the blade would wander like crazy unless the piece was exactly centered under the cutting blade. I didn't have any issue with the base being stamped steel instead of cast iron BUT if I had kept it I would have welded on a flat sheet of metal to the base because the base has those shallow and wide grooves that make it difficult to make smaller pieces perpendicular to the blade. The spark guard collected roughly 1/2 of the sparks emitted.
This was the first and probably only chop saw I will buy. Not necessarily Dewalt's fault as this motor and some features are good but I could cut something faster and more accurate with a jig saw, cut-off wheel or Sawzall. If one of those wont do for you you would be much better off buying a portable or stationary band saw as I did.
I would like to add that Home Depot is wonderful for letting me return this tool used (with the emailed receipt) and purchase the (more expensive) Milwaukee band saw, however they said they would have also given me a full refund had I wanted that instead. I am a repeat customer because of service like that!
August 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by COWBOY good saw
i had a milwaukee saw that I have had for many years but it finally gave up on me. I went to Home Depot to but another milwaukee but they did not have one. I needed it that day to finish up a job on pipe fencing and decided to go ahead and buy the Dewalt and i"ve been very pleased with it. The blade that came with it hold up very good. Home Depot does not stock that blade so had to order on line.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lewis Great cut off saw
The saw cut through 1/4" steel very easily I love this saw
April 14, 2015