DeWalt DW717 10" Sliding Compound Mitersaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
DeWalt
Model:
DW717
Price:
$500

Description

* Exclusive bevel detent system - 7 positive stops delivers fast accurate repeatable cuts
* Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops improves productivity & ensures cutting accuracy
* Optimizes cutting accuracy
* Machined base fence support maintains fence perpendicularity with blade for cutting accuracy
* Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw
* Exclusive cross cut stop positions cutting head for maximum vertical cut capacity
* Best in class cross cut capacity 12" at 45° angle using back fence design
* Vertical cut capacity nested crown up to 6-1/4"
* Tall sliding fence supports up to 6" base molding to the left of blade & up to 3-1/2" to the right of the blade
* Miter capacity left 60° and right 52° for greater versatility
* Bevels 0-48° for increase cut capacity
* Cam lock miter handle provides fast locking action of miter table
* Horizontal handle improved ergonomics provides increased comfort
* Laser compatible, designed for use with the DWS7085 LED worklight or DW7187 DEWALT® adjustable miter saw laser system
* Lightweight (51 lbs.) with built-in carrying handle for easy portability

WOOD magazine review

Largest miter and bevel range

Review Summary

+ Hits: This saw tops the test in miter range (60° left, 52° right) with 10 detents and an override, as well as the largest bevel range (48° each way) with seven stops. And it can cut a 6"-wide board on edge, nearly double most of the saws. Should it ever need realignment, the miter scale recalibrates easily, and its lever-action miter lock is our favorite because it locked solidly, was easy to lift and depress, and didn’t stick out as far as the competitors.
– Misses: It bogged down slightly when cutting thick hardwoods, requiring a slower feed rate. When making 45° beveled cuts the blade guard gets in the way and must be lifted manually to line up and make a cut. The blade guard does not lock out of the way when changing blades. Optional extension wings cost $35 each.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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