When using its 8 1/2 inch-diameter blade, this Dewalt Miter Saw DW712 can bevel cut and crosscut 2x12s, and miter cut boards as much as 8.3 inches wide even with the blade rotated to 45 degree. It can also cut 3 1/4 inch-wide boards flat against the fence, and can handle crown molding up to 3 1/2 inches when nested at an angle against its fence.
You can bevel the blade to the left a whopping 48 degrees and the table can miters 50 degrees left and up to 60 degrees to the right. In the workshop or on the jobsite this versatile saw is indispensable. It can make quick work of baseboards, chair rail, crown molding, door casings, exterior trim, wood siding; precisely cuts fencing, decking, flooring, tongue and groove paneling and framing lumber.
It includes other features such as a tall fence that slides for extra support; for enhanced accuracy a miter cam lock; comfortable horizontal-position handle and a durable, stainless steel detent plate that is adjustable with 11 positive stops. It comes sporting a blade wrench and 8 1/2-inch-diameter carbide tipped blade. And it has a DEWALT’s 90-day money back guarantee and three year limited warranty with a one-year full service contract.
What current owners have to say about Dewalt DW712 Compound Miter Saw?
Dewalt DW712 has been an excellent choice for me and performs exceptionally well especially with the new horizontal d-handle. As I have been restoring our home from the 1770’s for the past five years, I have never gotten fatigue in my wrist from using this saw even after hundreds of cuts and very long days convincing me that it is because of this wonderful handle design and ease of use. Although I had purchased the DW712 to do very fine work, I have currently been using it to cutout face-frames for our cabinets that I am building myself. In using this saw I find that if I push the saw away from the board and then push it through slowly I can virtually eliminate tear out and the 80-tooth blade makes the cuts as smooth as glass.
I own four miter saws and have had this one for 3 years now and this is definitely the one I go to especially for cutting baseboard and large crown moldings. I love this saw even though I am not a real Dewalt fan. You can lock the miter at any degree with no problem and it has been a smooth running machine. It seems a lot of thought went into designing this saw; as with my other two miter saws by turning a screw handle you clamp the miter which causes it to walk the turret; unlike this one which has a lever you push down.
At this point in my life I have never experienced using a miter saw without making dust, it is part of the environment when working with tools of this kind. It is much like changing the oil in your car and it doesn’t drip the oil as you remove the pan. In my opinion I give every Dewalt gadget like dewalt leaf blower or this DW712 miter saw a 5 out of 5 it does a great job every time. It can do a precision cut on a 8” piece of wood even after cutting 4000 feet of crown molding and 5000 feet of baseboard. For frame work and rough cuts I would use the blade that comes with it, but you may want to get a 60+ tooth blade for finish work such as shoe and quarter round, baseboards and crown.