Written on: 17/07/2009
Do not buy this Dewalt DW718 Double Bevel Compound Slide Mitre Saw, shoddy construction and over priced. Unpleasant and dirty in use. Could have purchased a professional saw for same money. Had to learn the hard way. (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2008 by knoba (38 reviews written)
OK for site work. But, a little disappointed in this offering from DeWalt. My smaller DW707 is very sturdy, which this saw lacks and I find a lot of movement in the saws rigidity when stressed even slightly. It leads to some run-out on cuts decreasing the accuracy of cuts. Not such a problem for site work, but for furniture making; not so hot!
It's heavy and relatively unwieldy.
Without a doubt the messiest saw I have ever used. The dust extraction system is useless (I haven't tried it with an... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008 by shmacdonald (1 review written)
Engineers say if it ain't broke don't fix it. So why then did Dewalt discontinue the tried tested and amazing DW708 and replace it with a down grade?
I used the DW708 on several building projects in remote areas in Africa over the past 3 years without a hitch. The angle measuring scale was accurate and easy to use. An amazing machine.
New company, new machine, still in Africa... we received the DW718, took it out of the box, plugged it in, 2 hours later it was back in the box and going to be... (read more)
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