Dewalt DW717 10 in. Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter SawModel: dewndw717
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Product Features & specs :
Dewalt DW717 10 in. Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
- Exclusive bevel detent system - Fast accurate repeatable positive stops
- Machined base fence ensures fence perpendicularity
- Adjustable stainless steel miter plate - 10 positive detents for cutting accuracy and consistency
- Patented Precise Miter System provides accurate cuts
- 15 amp motor extends power and performance
- Two piece aluminum guard and Lexan delivers jobsite durability and increases blade visibility
- Built in side handles for increased comfort
- Built in top carry handle for ease of portability
- Cam Lock miter system for fast solid miter locking
- Miter detent system - Fine tune miter adjustment
- 20% greater cross cut capacity
- 40% more vertical capacity
- 10 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw - DW717
As a side note, I was able to purchase the LED for the shadow cut line, however, those are getting hard to find and are now more expensive than they should be. DeWalt you should just add the LED to the saw and add $10-20 to the cost of the saw.
I added the shadow line led cut indicator to it and am amazed every day of how simple this accessory is but also how genius.
As another reviewer stated he had problems with the bevel lock when you're not in a detent setting. I had the same problem but also found the adjustment for it and tightened a little and has never given me a problem since.
I have several Dewalt tools and they have never let me down. Keep up the great work Dewalt.
This new DW 717 cuts clean and straight. However, it could use a bit more power. According to Dewalt, this saw spins at 4000 rpm. It takes a moment or three to get to that speed. Even at this speed, it also needs more torque. The brake works fine. I did add a 10" 90 tooth Freud TK blade. This amount of teeth slows the power and speed down. It is the wrong blade for this saw. I would suggest a 60 to 72 tooth blade for quicker cleaner cuts. This saw has little to no side to side deflection.
1 year ago
Now the downside. During my hour or so of testing on its first day it was clear something was wrong. There was a constant smell of burning plastic within minutes of use, but I continued the physical evaluation. Day two I called DeWalt tech support. They could not tell me what was normal, but in the end they suggested I to return the saw to place of purchase and order a new one. No other solution offered. My day two tested showed that the metal flange on the motor reaches > 125 degrees F, and the belt pulley reaches 350 degrees F. You bet the saw is going back, before the fire starts. DeWalt, it would have been better if you offered to send me a replacement saw and a call tag to return the defective saw. I own and like DeWalt tools, but don’t make your customers pay for your poor quality control decisions.
Here is hoping that the replacement saw is equally as accurate and not the fire hazard the first one is.
Q & A :
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