Summary: Received yesterday and put right to work framing. The saw was fully assembled and true and cut well. Would be 5 stars, but: I went through the saw and packaging several times looking for the steel tube extension that holds long material level with the saw, but IT ISN"T IN THERE!
Beware, brother, beware: It is not exactly a DW715. But it is.
11 August 2015
Summary: A quality saw. But. It should be called the "DW715-3" so the customer could have a fighting chance. You see they designed out compatibility with their own accessories labelled "for the DW715". Don't go buy the DWS7085 LED light - it's really cool, but it is not for you. So sad!
Summary: My father in law let me borrow his for a couple months. His is several years old, and they both work like a champ. This one has a better angle adjustment. It loses a star, however, because changing blades is unnecessarily difficult.
Dynamite saw! My friend has the same exact one ...
Stephen Hurlbut, Amazon
23 July 2015
Summary: Dynamite saw! My friend has the same exact one. Got it for Christmas. Paid a lot more. Only one complaint, when tilted to 45 degrees, the bracket that holds the blade guard hits the adjustable fence unless you pull it back.
Great saw, great price...I don't think the redesign created any problems
6 June 2015
Summary: I got really nervous when I saw that this had been redesigned at some point and that the "most helpful" reviews were pre-redesign...but we got this saw and we love it. It is our first miter saw--we bought it so that we could install baseboards throughout our house, and it has been perfectly accurate...
Summary: I had to return this miter saw and am currently waiting on a replacement. The base would not rotate at all. I finally realized that the base was cocked in the frame. The left fence was jammed against the base while the right fence had a huge gap.
Summary: Perfect! I'm somewhat of a tool snob. I grew up working with my dad on many different projects and you learn quickly that only the best tools hold up well. He has always used a Dewalt miter saw (although bigger than the one I bought) and we have always had excellent results from his Dewalt tools.
This is a really nice saw. I went with the 12 inch because ...
7 November 2014
Summary: This is a really nice saw. I went with the 12 inch because I was going to be cutting a lot of tall baseboard. After having it a few years, it still works great. I'm pretty loyal to the DeWalt brand. I do have a little buyers remorse and wish I paid extra for the 12" sliding miter saw.