Product Comparison: DEWALT DW716 vs DEWALT DW715


General Specifications
Brand
DEWALT
DEWALT
Model
DW716
DW715
Origin
Taiwan
Taiwan
About the Product
The DW716 12" Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw has a 15 Amp motor for extended power and durability. Features stainless steel miter detent plate and cam miter lock that provide repeatable accuracy and durability with easy adjustments. Tall sliding fences support 6-5/8" of nested crown and 6-1/2" of base molding vertically. Lightweight design, head lock-down pin, and built-in carry handle for portability.
The DW715 12" Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw is powered by a 15 Amp motor to drive 4,000 rpm, delivering extended power and durability. Features stainless steel miter detent plate and cam miter lock that provide repeatable accuracy and durability with easy adjustments. Tall sliding fences support 6-1/2" of base molding vertically and 5-1/4" of crown molding vertically nested. Lightweight design and built-in carry handle for portability.
Key Specs
Type
Miter saw
Miter saw
Speed
3800 RPM
4000 RPM
Blade Type
Disc
Disc
Size & Weight
Height
27.5 in.
26.06 in.
Width
20 in.
19.57 in.
Depth
20 in.
17.2 in.
Weight
44 lbs.
42 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
DEWALT DW716 Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
  • The size is big enough to do 6" baseboards and crown molding, and I've even cut a few 4x4s with no problem. I just got done on some wood flooring at a friend's house (7" planks) and it worked great.
  • Its near impossible to find such a quality saw with this size blade at a reasonable price. We are very pleased with this purchase.
  • Good size compared to the 12-inch, just what I needed for quality trim work
  • Haven't used much but it was the best for the size and features I could find after much research and examination in stores.
  • Worth the price, perfect size, good quality. Recommend not getting anything smaller then the 12" blade.
DEWALT DW715 Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
  • It's also great not having to deal with the extra bulk and weight of a SCMS, which I now only need sometimes. This saw is easy to carry when lifted by the table supports and kept against my body.
  • Amazing value in my opinion, and powerful for its surprising light weight
  • It's got good weight to it, so it doesn't shift around at all and worked flawlessly right out of the box. I can't recommend it enough!
  • It is relatively light weight, easy to carry and job-site rugged.
  • This saw works great. Is just the right size and weight. I did replace the cheap original blade with a nice high quality blade, and have been using this to cut oak with no problems.
Cutting
Blade Diameter
12 in.
12 in.
Arbor
0.625 in.
0.625 in.
Cutting Angle
Bevel: 48° right, 48° left; Miter: 50° right, 50° left
Bevel: 48° right, 48° left; Miter: 50° right, 50° left
Miter Cut Depth (at 45º)
5.5 in.
5.5 in.
Miter Cut Depth (at 90º)
7.9 in.
7.7 in.
Bevel Cut Depth (at 45º)
7.9 in.
7.7 in.
Vertical Capacity
6.5 in.
6.5 in.
Horizontal Capacity
6.5 in.
6.5 in.
What customers say about "Cutting"
DEWALT DW716 Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
  • The included blade is probably fine for general carpentry and will give you useful life if not abused.
  • 12" blade. upgraded from a 10" so this is a big deal for me. i can cut a thru 4X4 in one pass
  • Straight and bevel cuts are true and straight, and the stock blade is ample for now (will replace with Freud type).
  • I almost went with the double bevel sliding saw but decided it was probably a bit much for my simple hobby needs, and while I do have to flip anything wider than a 2x6 and finish off the last little bit, it really isn't a big deal and I don't mind.
  • I turn the saw to the miter extreme so the saw body is more aligned with the base and the saw is balanced well enough to carry with one hand by the handle.
DEWALT DW715 Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
  • I have owned three of these saws. They can withstand some serious work and are well built. They cut true and are easy to adjust. They are a bit heavy and cumbersome but what would you expect with a 16" straight cut capacity saw.
  • This saw was dead accurate out of the box. I use it for cabinetry and finish trim. I am really enjoying the depth and length of cut I get out of this saw.
  • In my opinion the light's greatest benefit is not for making straight cuts, but for mitered cuts where you can see where the blade will fall at the side of the workpiece.
  • I underestimated the blade that came with the saw. although it has a low tooth count, it surprisingly cross cuts reasonably clean. will upgrade to a good diablo blade when this gets dull
  • Saw cuts pretty true, right out of the box and is also pretty easy to adjust. Very impressed with the amount of miter cut available and much quieter and smoother than my old Dewalt compound miter.
Features
Dust Collector
Yes
Yes
LED Light
Yes
No
Cutting Depth Adjustment
Yes
Yes
Rubber-Coated Handle
Yes
No
D-Shaped Handle
Yes
Yes
Front Assist Handle
No
No
Electric Brake
Yes
Yes
Extras
Precise miter system and machined-base fence support optimize cutting accuracy, Innovative gearbox and belt-drive design increases vertical cutting capacity, Lightweight (44 lbs.), head lock-down pin, and built-in carrying handle for increased portability, Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops Improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy, Double bevel design
Precise miter system and machined-base fence support optimize cutting accuracy, Lightweight (42 lbs.) with built-in carry handle for easy portability, Three hardened steel bevel stops at 0°, 33.9°, and 45° delivers versatility at most common bevel angles, Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting, Cam lock miter handle with detent override deliver quick and accurate miter angles
What customers say about "Features"
DEWALT DW716 Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
  • The detent over-ride and lock out feature is nice and allows the saw to be easily and quickly locked on to uncommon settings.
  • My favorite feature of this saw is the XPS, which is an LED lamp that casts a shadow of the blade to show exactly where the blade will cut.
  • One inconvenient feature for me is the blade guard, its bulky and slightly annoying lining up cuts without a laser sight.
  • Also the non-sliding feature allows you to place the saw closer to a wall. Dust collection is good but not great.
  • I love the 5-second brake feature and it comes with a little bag you can place over the exhaust to help control dust.
DEWALT DW715 Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
  • The detent over-ride and lock out feature is nice and allows the saw to be easily and quickly locked on to uncommon settings.
  • My favorite feature of this saw is the XPS, which is an LED lamp that casts a shadow of the blade to show exactly where the blade will cut.
  • One inconvenient feature for me is the blade guard, its bulky and slightly annoying lining up cuts without a laser sight. I don't mark it down for this because its personal preference that could be fixed by an add-on or removing the guard.
  • Also the non-sliding feature allows you to place the saw closer to a wall. Dust collection is good but not great.
  • The saw has excellent features, but does not seemed to have every aspect of use nailed down.
Power
Power Source
Corded
Corded
Power Output
15 A
15 A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
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