DeWalt DW712 Single-Bevel Sliding Compound Mitersaw

Average reader rating
out of 5


Blade Diameter: 8-1/2"
Amps: 15
No Load Speed: 5,400 RPM
Arbor Size: 5/8"
Vertical Capacity: Baseboard Against Fence: 3-1/4"
Vertical Capacity: 3-1/2"
Horizontal Capacity: 11.8"
45° Bevel Cut Capacity: 2" x 12"
90° Cross-Cut Capacity: 2" x 12"
90° Cross-Cut Capacity: 2" x 11.8"
45° Miter Cut Capacity: 2.9"
45° Miter Cut Capacity: 8.3"
Tool Weight: 43 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 52 lbs.

Reader Reviews

Great saw

Review Summary

I've been using my DW712 for about six or seven years and can report nothing but positive experiences. Yes, the blade is small in diameter, as compared with other saws on the market.
But for me, in my custom furniture business, I rarely (if ever) need capacities beyond what this saw can handily provide. Freud and Forest both manufacture very good blades in this size, and the smaller diameter translates to lower costs to run this saw long-term. I chose this model because a smaller diameter blade spins truer than does a larger blade. Centirpital wobble is inevitable, and it gets worse as the diameter of the blade increases. I require a saw which will maintain 1/132" tolerances for fine miters and bevels for high-end custom furniture. I do own a quality brand name 10" CMS, and have used both 12" SCMS and CMS saws - and the quality of cut with these saws, even with a fresh/new blade cannot match the performance of the true spin of the 8-1/2" blade. I can crosscut a true 12" at 3/4" thick, and can stand a board up for a 90° cut which is 3" tall, all of which are plenty for my needs. This saw has been a standout performer. I'd make this purchase again without a moment's hesitation.

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