DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw Review
You’ve probably known for years that DEWALT tools are usually superior to other brands when it comes to durability, power and helpful features. And one miter saw that is proving to be a cut above the rest is their DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw. This miter saw is big enough to take on tougher cuts, like crown molding, with its larger cutting capacity. And since the blade reaches a blazing fast top speed of 4,000 rpm, this saw can fairly rip through even the hardest lumbers with ease.
If you’ve used 8 inch or 10 inch miter saws before, you probably know that they are a bit limited when it comes to cutting capacity. The DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw, as the name implies, is a large capacity 12 inch miter saw. This extra cutting capacity really comes in handy when cutting through large stacks of wood or through big, unwieldy pieces of crown molding. And with its 11 stops for the most common miter angles, you can be sure that when you cut those big pieces every cut will be true.
Features & Specifications:
- Powered by a nice 15 amp motor for raw cutting power
- Reaches 4,000 rpm, so every cut is nice and clean
- Miter detent plate has 11 stops for easy set up on my routine cuts
- Miter system and base fence are precise for greater accuracy
- Sliding fence that is tall enough to support big pieces of crown molding
We all know that no product is perfect. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of the DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw.
- The built-in 4 bevel stops make it easy to dial into common angles for quick cutting.
- The lightweight design of this 12 inch saw – it weighs just 42 pounds – makes it ideal for carrying around the job site.
- This saw comes with essential saw accessories, like a blade, wrench and dust bag.
- Cuts bigger pieces. As we said earlier, the larger cutting capacity of this saw is downright impressive.
- Could include some more accessories. While it’s nice that DEWALT threw in a decent carbite blade and dust bag, it would be nice to see a laser site added to this saw.
- It’s not cheap. A tool of this quality is naturally going to cost a bit more. And while this isn’t necessarily a con, it is good to be aware that this saw does cost a bit more than smaller, lower quality miter saws.
With over 36 customer reviews posted online, the DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw has done what few other saws could do – it scored a near perfect 4.8 out of 5 stars. And with such high customer scores, along with the reputation of DEWALT for delvering great power tools, we give this saw our highest recommendation to anyone looking for a high capacity, portable and powerful miter saw.