Summary: This is a wonderful saw, I'm very glad I was able to buy it. It cuts through the toughest lumber like hot butter. And the cuts are smooth as silk. Tool ups price is also much better than I could find locally. I would recommend this to anyone needing a miter saw.
Summary: I replace my trusty makita recently and this saw is a dissapointment. There is no ruler on the adjacent face for measuring cuts. Put your thumb where there should be a safety catch and it hits the plastic blade guard.
Pros: Great Blade, Powerful, Smooth cuts
Cons: Inadequate Safety Features, No safey trigger, Poor Design
Summary: Bought to replace 20 YO Delta, Didn't last 60 days without failing to no longer run. Saw won't start anymore, Something not working in motor housing, Have to take back for warranty repair. First time Dewalt buyer.
Summary: This saw replaced a cheepo previously owned. I would expect a tool in this range to perform beautifully and it,s performance didn't dissappoint me. Settings are positive, movement is undeviating, and components appear to be lifetime. To be consistent with the theme of superiority, laser should be standard equipment, not optional, on all Dewalt saws,(but it's not.go figure).
Summary: I couldn't decide between the 10 and 12 inch. Opted for the 12 and glad I did. I just finishe building a chicken pen which involve cutting 4"x4" posts. No struggles there. I then built 3 nesting boxes. All the angles were perfect. My chickens are going to be very happy.
Summary: I won't duplicate what everyone else has said - this is a wonderful saw that is easy to adjust, and a joy to use. However, two quirks, one of which I took a star for. - First, the dust collection isn't that hot on this saw. There is a port to hook a vacuum hose to in the saw support just above the spring that holds the saw open. There isn't much of a chute, however, to direct dust to this port.
Summary: Great saw, with excellent accuracy and repeatability (with optional repeater jig). Good capacity in height and width. The only thing I found it wouldn't cut was a 1x12" skirt board for building a staircase. I don't cut stock that wide very often, so I don't mind. This is a tool I use frequently. No more almost square cuts freehand with a circular saw. You will even find yourself using it to cut up scrap lumber to fit in the garbage.
Summary: I'm a frequent home improver and have used this saw for building, improving and/or trimming my own home and those of friends and family for over eight years. Since I purchased it in 2000, this unit has never failed me. With reasonable care and adjustment this thing just keeps going strong and retains precision. Coupled with a Freud teflon coated thin kerf trim blade this unit is the best for what I need it for.