Dewalt DW715 12 Inch Compound Miter Saw Review

Dewalt has a wide range of miter saws that cover all price ranges too. If you are looking for a lower cost miter saw, then the Dewalt DW715 is an excellent option. It has a DeWalt DW715good range of bevel and miter cuts available, and the powerful motor ensures the cuts are clean and on point each time you use it. It also allows for the cutting of many different applications too.

The DeWalt DW715 12 Inch Miter Saw is the tool for making cuts with varied angles and accuracy. Its 15 amp motor will give you the power you need for a wide range of cutting projects but doesn’t pack too much weight so it can be moved to where you need to work or fixed on a saw horse for outer trimming tasks.

If you want the Dewalt DW715 to use at home, or for smaller jobs out on site, then it is ideally suited for carrying from one job to the next due to its size and build. It is quite light when compared to other similar miter saws, and it also has a built in carrying handle to make lifting and carrying the saw that much easier.

Let’s take a closer look at the DeWalt DW715

Angled trimmings or thick chopping projects

Most owners of a miter saw uses it for making angled cuts, but the DeWalt DW715 also works as a chopping saw. Thanks to its 15 AMP motor that can turn the blade at a no load speed of 4,000 rotations per minute, cutting through 4 by 4s or hard, thick lumbers for framing is made easier and faster.

Bigger blade for better cuts

Miter saws with shorter blades are kept on a short leash when cutting different materials with different sizes. DeWalt answers this call by equipping the DW715 with a 12 inch blade which can cut work pieces up to 6.5 inches vertically and set 5.3 inches of crown molding against its fence for cutting with better precision.

Lighter than your average miter saw

Unlike most Miter Saws in the market, the DeWalt DW715 packs a smaller size at 27.5 by 18 by 20 inches. It’s also lighter at 42 lbs, which makes it much easier to move around from workplace to workplace using its ergonomically designed carrying handle.

Safety features

DeWalt knows that working with power tools poses serious danger, especially when working with the sharp blades of a miter saw. For this reason, the DW715 is equipped with a saw guard which covers its sharp blade as you cut for added safety.

This works by moving up as you lower the saw to cut your work piece for an unobstructed use and slips back down to its place upon raising the sawing arm. It also comes with an interlocking switch to keep accidental start ups from happening.

Easier beveling

As a single-bevel miter saw, the DW715 is capable of cutting 2 different angles with a single stroke. Its sawing arm can be adjusted left and right for making miter cuts from 0 to 50 degrees with the blade parallel to its cutting surface. This will make it easier to work on the corner angles involved with door trimmings, window frames, and more. It will also let you make 45 degree bevel cuts on work materials that spans 2 x 8 inches.

Automatic stops

Exterior and interior trimmings involve a series of standard cutting angles that needs to be mastered. As a user-friendly miter saw, the DeWalt DW715 offer convenient, automatic stops at the standard cutting angles that locks the 12 inch carbide blade in place for precision-perfect cuts.

It offers 4 automatic stops for bevel cuts and up to 11 automatic stops for miter cuts, which are more than the stops featured by other saws of its class. These stops are the most widely used, so this will save you a lot of time when lining the saw up.


The DeWalt DW715 12 Inch Compound Miter Saw is backed with an industry standard money-back guarantee of 90 days, 1-year service contract, and 3-year limited warranty.

Final thoughts on the DeWalt DW715

If you are looking for quality and affordability all in one package, then this DW715 is a great option for you. Throw in reliability, quality components and durability too, and you are getting a lot of miter saw for your money. The DeWalt DW715 is a really good quality miter saw, being offered at a very affordable price too.