Hello, dear woodworkers! Are you looking for a miter saw with outstanding accuracy, worksite durability, and silk smooth performance? Check this Dewalt DWS716XPS review to know if it can work wonders for your Jobsite.
Dewalt DWS716XPS is a Jobsite wonder for every woodworker!
Dewalt DWS716XPS has a rich feature set consisting of ultimate power, rugged durability, high accuracy, smooth performance, integrated XPS cut line, numerous positive stops, variants of cuts supported, lightweight design and Portability.
This Dewalt DWS716XPS review will be your review tour guide and help you know and unveil essential details about this miter saw.
This review consists of an introduction, presentation, fabulous features, specification, pros, cons, FAQ, and conclusion.
However, before getting into the nitty-gritty of the review, it would be better to know about the brand.
Dewalt is a Powertools giant, found by Raymond Dewalt in 1924.
After giving phenomenal services to their clients, they are almost there to complete the remarkable century of their impactful existence.
Dewalt is king of manufacturing in products like a circular saw, screw gun, hammer drill, and impact driver.
Dewalt proudly and efficiently releases 200 power hand tools and 800 accessories.
With years it has proven its mettle in the domain of power tools and is here to have an ever-lasting impact on the generations to come.
(Source: – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewalt)
If you are a carpenter, contractor, DIY enthusiast, woodworks beginner, intermediate, or professional, this miter saw is apt for you.
Let us now head towards the first impression of this miter saw.
- 1 Dewalt DWS716XPS review in 2020
- 2 Assembly
- 3 Ease of Use
- 4 Design
- 5 Power & Speed
- 6 Cut Size
- 7 Working Area
- 8 Dust Collection
- 9 Portability
- 10 Storage Area
- 11 Safety
- 12 Weight
- 13 Warranty
- 14 Integrated XPS LED light cut line
- 15 What’s in the box?
- 16 Specification Sheet
- 17 FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)
- 18 Final Verdict
Dewalt DWS716XPS review in 2020
The first glance at this Powertool wonder, and you are sure to exclaim ‘Regal.’
The machine has a color combination of gray, yellow, and black. This trio gives a vibe of elegance to this miter saw.
Your first attention seeker is the bright yellow handle, blade assembly, and motor casing.
The base signifies strength. It comes in silver like a metallic color.
Few casings, connectors, and covers appear black. And the blade kerf and ergonomic handle are yellow.
Being 49 pounds in weight, it is lightweight yet durable. So it is one of those unconventional combinations of ‘portability with durability along with quality.’
Overall, we are blown away by the rich built of this miter saw!
The Dewalt DWS716 XPS has two parts. One is the pre-assembled main assembly, and the second is the extra tools that need to be assembled.
The fact that the major part of this miter saw comes assembled is a sigh of relief for many newbie’s, for whom assembly is a big hassle.
The wrenches, dust collection bag, screws, bolts, and clamps are the extra accessories that need to be assembled explicitly by the buyer.
If you are new to the assembly, getting help from a trusted professional or friend is suggested.
If you are an experienced person in terms of assembly, it should be a snap for you.
However, the manufacturers also provide you with the user manual, and you have the internet at your service and your guidance to help you do so.
So, assemble the extra parts, and your machine is ready to function.
Ease of Use
Ease of use is a much sought-after trait by the saw users. We live in a world where fast and straightforward things are given much value and importance.
All the main assembly and extra accessories are in place in Dewalt DWS716XPS miter saw.
All of them are much intuitive to locate and use.
This miter saw comes with a vibration-proof, ergonomics friendly handle. It gives a very comfortable and convenient grip and facilitates smooth operation.
Additionally, it also has an electric brake, which serves the dual purpose of user-friendliness and safety.
The overall design of the Dewalt DWS716XPS can be summed up in two words, ‘royal’ and ‘regal.’
This miter saw appears a quality product at first look.
Other than being a superior quality product, it is as light as 49 pounds. This lightweight trait supports the feature of Portability.
The accurate angles and tight miters give it an immense precision.
The overall appearance and finish are just great.
The high power 15 amp motor gives a hyper-sonic speed of 3800 RPM. That is the brisk workhorse and expect nothing less than a miracle from this speed and power.
The integrated XPS cut line laser system helps to achieve those 100% accuracy cuts for the wood job, a dream for every woodworker.
The miter lock gives those strong positions needed for the perfect finish cuts.
The saw comes with as good as 14 positive stops.
If you do not know what positive stops are, let me brief you a bit.
Positive stops are factory set points by the manufacturers that let you quickly make those precise cuts on specific angles.
The sliding fence supports vertical molding and crown molding.
The rear side has the dust collection bag provided by the manufacturer for the sawdust management.
Overall, its highly adaptable and portable numero uno design.
Power & Speed
The Dewalt DWS716XPS comes with a 15 amp super-power motor. This motor gives strength and potential for the versatile woodwork jobs.
Now whether it’s a simple cross-cut or an intricate crown molding, this miter saw is capable of all.
Due to the high-end motor, the blade achieves speed as high as 3800 RPM. This slices the woods in a span if some seconds, along with finishing and accuracy.
Also, the 120 V endorses this power and speed.
Therefore, the immense power and speed make this miter saw a work-beast.
The Dewalt DWS716XPS has a fantastic cutting capacity.
It consists of the blade of 12”, which can cut the ply in 2 x 8-inch lumber at 90 degrees.
The sliding fence makes the cuts easy and convenient.
Because of its presence, you can perform crown molding up to 6-5/8-inch nested and base molding up to 6-1/2-inch vertically.
The dual bevel mechanism allows cutting the sheets at both the left and right sides, at 0-48 degrees.
You may also perform the most basic cross-cut at 90 and 45 degrees.
The high visibility bevel scales, make bevel adjustment a breeze.
Additionally, the high innovation gearbox and belt-drive design increase the vertical cut capacity.
The miter and fence mechanism brings optimization to cutting accuracy.
Thus, the cut capacity of this miter saw is praiseworthy.
The Dewalt DWS716XPS miter saw comes with a width of 22.5 in and a height of 16.5 inches. This area is significant for regular woodwork jobs.
Manufacturers have become very considerate of the pre, present, and post-operation issues and concerns.
One among them is the sawdust management.
Dewalt manufacturers provide a dust collection bag of black color and dust port exit mechanism.
However, this dust collection bag has got mixed reviews.
Some feel it performs below average, whereas some feel thankful just for the matter of having it.
Our expert team feels that the dust collection feature can be improved.
It can be done by increasing a big size bag, increasing the size of the dust exit port, or connecting it to the best shop vac.
Therefore, this aspect needs more attention and improvisation from the manufacturers.
The Dewalt DWS716XPS has ‘Portability’ as its USP feature.
The trait due to which you can easily carry a miter saw from one place to another is called Portability.
The weight of this miter saw is 49 pounds.
This miter saw falls in range of low to the mid-level weight machine.
Due to this fact, it is easier to transit this machine from one place to another.
If you are a DIY enthusiast, who constantly needs to maneuver the saw machine from one Jobsite to another, this machine may prove to be a boon for you.
Therefore, Portability is a high demand feature of this miter saw.
If you are expecting a full-fledged on-board storage area to keep your extra tools and accessories intact, then you may be a bit disappointed by the Dewalt manufacturers.
Yes, you read that correctly. Dewalt DWS716XPS does not facilitate the much useful on-board storage mechanism.
So, it’s highly probable to misplace or forget your tools and accessories at various Jobsites.
Therefore, the missing storage area is another minus point in this miter saw.
Dear readers, I am sure you would have heard of the saying, ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’
With humans and wooden material facing damages and mishaps, there came a need for introducing strict and effective safety mechanisms.
The worth mentioning point is that the Dewalt manufacturers are pro-active. Realizing this need, they introduce essential safety mechanisms in their miter saw, especially Dewalt DWS716XPS.
You have a sturdy blade guard assembly made up of plastic material to save you from unwanted and accidental injuries.
It also saves your wooden material from unnecessary and unwanted damage.
Additionally, the revolutionary add on is that of the electric brake.
As soon as the human skin comes in contact with the blade, the charge with the opposite polarity of the surface is released, and the brakes stop instantaneously.
What a relief and goods news it is, for all the woodworkers!
Thus, all safety measures are undertaken in this miter saw.
This miter saw can be rightly called ‘feather-light.’
It weighs around 49 lbs.
This miter saw falls under the mid-level weight category.
This trait makes it portable, easy to carry, transit, and maneuver.
Thus, the weight is a positive trait of this miter saw.
What matters more to customers?
It is the after-sales service provided by the manufacturers that keeps the customers glued and loyal to their brand.
Dewalt is a pro in handling post-sales services.
It is much quick and prompt to answer all the customer’s queries, suggestions, and concerns.
Additionally, it provides a considerable three-years warranty.
If you are not satisfied with the product, it has thirty days money back policy.
Integrated XPS LED light cut line
Dear readers, this saw comes with an in-built XPS LED light mounted at the top of the blade, between the blade and the blade guard assembly.
You would be wondering, what makes it that special and inevitable.
Have a look at the XPS LED cut line image above.
The two main benefits of having this integrated XPS LED are:
a) You would be able to work even in the dark.
b) You will get a shadow line formed, due to the shadow of the blade forming on the sheet because of the LED (refer image above). This gives high level of accuracy.
You can see a very accurate shadow line, following you can cut through the wood. How amazing is that!
This XPS LED mechanism is similar to having a laser guide system, but with laser, you may not be able to work correctly in the dark like this one.
What’s in the box?
- Dewalt DWS716XPS miter saw
- 12” inch Carbide-Tipped blade
- Dust Collection Bag
- Vertical clamps
- User Manual
|Item Weight||49 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||26.5 x 22.5 x 19.5 inches|
|Color||Yellow, gray and black|
|Blade Cut Size||12″|
|Money back||30 days|
|Miter angle at left||0-50 degree|
|Miter angle at right||0-50 degree|
|Bevel angle at right||0-48 degree|
|Bevel angle at right||0-48 degree|
|Power Source||corded electric|
|Dust collection||Yes, Bag|
FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)
Can I cut steel with this Dewalt DWS716 XPS?
No. This miter saw comes along with carbide blade and high RPM (3800). For steel, you need low RPM (1200) and replace the carbide blade with a high-end metal cutting blade. But, this saw is mainly preferred for woodworks cutting.
What is the power source of this miter saw?
This miter saw mainly works on AC power 120 V. It is a simple basic plug and play.
Are batteries needed for the working of this miter saw?
No, batteries are not required for this miter saw. It works on AC power 120v.
Is it a single or dual bevel saw?
It is a dual bevel saw.
What are the specifications of the blade?
The blade supports 12″ cut size, and it is 60 teeth carbide-tipped blade.
What is the size vacuum hose compatible with the dust exit port?
Dust collection is for a regular 1-1/2″ hose.
Will this miter saw support the cutting of round wood post?
Yes, it will support the cutting of round wood posts.
Will the miter saw operate at standard global 220v?
No, it works with 120v.
Which is the origin country for this product?
This product originates from Taiwan.
Can the XPS LED be installed post-purchase of a non-XPS unit, explicitly?
Yes, you can, but make sure to check that the LED is compatible with the purchased unit. And you can integrate the LED with support.
Does this miter saw have a ‘soft-start’?
No, it does not have a soft start, but it does not jerk either. All in all, the starting of this saw machine is balanced.