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Old 07-14-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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DeWalt 10in Miter Saw, Single Bevel, Model DW713

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Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Currently 4.0/5.0

I wore out my last DeWalt miter saw, but liked it so well that I decided to get another. One thing you learn in construction work is that tools do not last forever, and another is that no two tools are exactly the same.

It took a little time to become accustomed to the new DeWalt, and that hurt my production some, but I finally became comfortable with the minor differences. The new one stops much faster than the old saw did, and the saw guard is much better. One of the things that took getting used to was the saw guard.

I had hoped that this model might work better with 6" base than its predecessor did, but that was not the case. I still have to lay the base down flat and make a bevel cut. Crown molding is a snap with the new saw, though.

There have been no breakdowns with this new saw. I use it about one day in a week pretty heavily, so it hasn't been tested well yet. There is a slight wobble in the blade, which makes a tooth catch the wood and cause a burr on some of the cuts. I can't decide if it is that blade or a problem with the saw.

One of the features that is an improvement over my old saw is the easy lock lever in the front that holds the angle for those miters that aren't ordinary 22.5 or 45. You don't have to twist anything, just push down to lock and pull up to release.

The saw swings to about 7 degrees past a 45 on either side for those inside corners that are less than 90 degrees. Whenever making a bevel cut in conjunction with a miter or alone, the fence on the back slides out of the way until you need it again. Some saws are missing this fence, which makes it harder to bed and cut crown molding.

The saw is designed to work with the DeWalt 7187 laser line for more accurate cuts, but I have not tried that to see how well it works. I generally bring the saw down to make contact a little past the marked cut area, and judge by that how far to move the stock to make the final cut.

I am learning to like this saw as well as I did the early one. You will probably be glad if you purchase this model.

Review by professional reviewer, Oct. 2, 2010
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Thanks for the review. I'm looking to purchase a compound miter for crown molding and other household projects/repairs.
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