The DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw is one of the bestselling miter saw from the house of DeWalt. This miter saw has the most features for its price amongst all its competitors. It’s 15Amps powerful motor provides a maximum RPM of 4000. It comes neatly packed with the compound miter saw, a carbide blade, a dust bag and a blade wrench.
I bought this compound miter saw when my tried and tested miter finally stopped working. Since that manufacturer had stopped making that model, I was forced to look for a new tool. I researched a lot and eventually decided to buy this compound miter saw from DeWalt. Thankfully, my research turned out to be accurate, and it worked exactly as I thought it would. It is much lighter and weighs only 40 pounds, but such low weight does not mean that there is any compromise on the accuracy or precision of cuts. Most of all, I was surprised with such a low price especially when one considers all the features in this power tool. Overall, I this compound miter saw at 4.8 out of five stars for its power, precision, and price.
One of the first things which one notices in this compound miter saw is the design of this machine. It comes with a very flexible set of features which can be used for a variety of applications. There are 11 stops in total, and the adjustable stainless steel detente plate makes the task of miter cutting, cross-cutting, molding and frame cutting very easy.
There is also an adjustable cam lock miter handle. It helps in overriding the detente and results in fast and accurate miter angle cuts. The included fence supports both the crown molding and base molding.
This is one of the features I like about the Dewalt DW175 compound miter saw. It is very convenient to carry this saw from one place to another. Since it has a low weight of just 40 pounds, it does not feel like an additional load in hand.
Another thing which makes it easy to handle is the built-in carry handle which makes it easy to hold this in the correct position and carry around. My earlier miter saw did not come with a carry handle and it was such a pain.
The design of this miter saw enables it to make a variety of cuts. It is easy to cut 45-degree angles in wood measuring from 2 to 8 inches. Also, it allows you to make bevel cuts ranging from 0 to 48 degrees on the left side. Similarly, on the right side, it can make cuts up to 3 degrees which enables it to take on much bigger jobs than its size would suggest.
It is not difficult to find stops in this miter saw as the adjustable and hardened bevel stops at various degrees such as 48, 45, 33.9 and 0 degrees.
Customer Reviews and Scores
Teacher Mikal rated this miter saw at 5 stars (maximum possible). He is a teacher at the high school wood shop and therefore has experience with all kinds of miter saws. This saw took all kind of abuse in the hands of students who used it make all kind of cuts, left it running too long and used it to cut pine with dull blades but this saw kept working like new.
One of the other customers named Bemace, who claims to be an amateur woodworker, rated this Dewalt compound miter saw at 5 stars. He was impressed with the build quality, perfect alignment of miter and bevel right out of the box and the carrying handle in addition to the solid miter adjustment and the detent override.
Overall, this compound miter saw from Dewalt has an average rating of 4.6 stars (out of a maximum of 5) from over 230 buyers on Amazon.
It also helps that this power tool is currently the top selling power tool in the Power Miter Saws category on Amazon.
The DW 715 compound miter saw from Dewalt is a durable power tool and is built for rough treatment. You can run this all day long and it will give you excellent performance throughout the day and day after day.
The included 3 years limited warranty gives confidence in the product.
Overall, we are of the opinion that this miter saw provides the best value for the price at which it is being offered. Therefore, we have no problems in recommending this saw to our readers.