Dewalt is known for making amazing power tools. The Company makes a wide variety of products which include table saws, miter saws, and other power tools. Their forte lies in making cordless tools. Their battery powered tools are one of the best in the market.
Today, in this article, we’ll talk about Compound sliding miter saw DEWALT DHS790AT2. It has received really good reviews online as it can be used as corded and cordless versions both. Its double bevel feature provides you more freedom, and you can complete your woodworking projects effectively.
It comes with two batteries and a fast charger. According to the Company, it comes with a unique battery, which changes the voltage according to the runtime.
It is durable, has some decent safety features, and comes with innovative Flexivolt technology. Below are some of the Dhs790at2 specs that you should be aware of.
|Dimensions||24 x 20 x 32 inches|
|Warranty Description||3-year limited warranty
|Miter Range||50Â° left, 60Â° right
|Bevel Range||49Â° left and right|
|Crosscuts @ 90 degrees||16"|
|Crosscuts @ 45 degrees||8"|
In this section, we’ll dive into different aspects of the miter saw that you should be aware of. Please make sure that you read all the sections thoroughly so that you have proper clarity about the product that you are buying.
As this miter saw costs several hundred dollars, so it would be quite foolish to invest the money without doing proper research.
Inside the Box
You get all the necessary tools and accessories with the package, and you don’t have to buy anything separately. It comes almost pre-assembled, not much assembly required. What i really love that it comes with two 60V batteries that allow you to use the miter saw for longer duration back to back. You also get the wrenches as well, so calibration and setup can be done easily. Below is the list of the items that you’ll get with the package.
(1) DHS790 miter saw
(1) Blade wrench
(1) Dust Bag
(2) FLEXVOLT batteries
(1) Dual Port Fast Charger
(1) DCA120 120V MAX* Corded Power Supply
Design & Build Quality
The miter saw comes in a solid compact, durable design. Though it comes with some plastic parts, overall build quality is superb. Plastic has durable quality and will not shatter no matter what the load is. According to the users, you’ll feel a little bit vibration using it, but that is tolerable. You might face a little bit problem while using it at full power as handle grip doesn’t come with any cushion.
Accuracy & Precision
With this miter saw, you can adjust the cut angles at your disposal. It comes with FlexVolt technology, which gives you a better working experience, and you feel more control over the miter saw. The bevel adjustment is also very easy, and you can also read the numbers very easily. The miter angle range is 50 degrees (left) and 60 degrees (right), while the bevel range is 45 degrees in both the direction.
Innovative Battery (FlexVolt Technology)
You get two batteries with the product, which eliminates the need to buy a spare one. It comes with flexvolt technology, which provides you the 4x run time so that you can work for a longer duration. With Flexvolt technology, the battery changes the power output depending on the power requirement. It also reduces the possibility of motor overheating and overloading.
When you are buying a power tool, safety should be one of your topmost priority. As these are power tools and could be hazardous if safety features are not taken into consideration. It comes with a partially transparent blade guard, which gives you better visibility about the blade. It also features an LED system which allows you to work in low light condition. It’s recommended to read the manual before you start using the product. Also, make you wear safety glasses and gloves and follow all the safety guidelines of using a power tool.
It is one of the most versatile power tools in this class. Its hybrid power system makes it a unique miter saw. You can use the miter saw by electric power or by battery power. Its runtime is pretty impressive; you get around 300 crosscuts in a single charge.
The miter saw is suitable for long-duration usage. It is also a low maintenance tool and doesn’t require regular check-ups as such. If you want some better performing power tool, you can look at the below options.
Dust Collection is one of the most overlooked features of a miter saw. Having a clean and tidy atmosphere is very important in woodworking. It comes with a dust bag that connects with the extraction port. Some users said that you have to empty the dust bag pretty frequently. It only collects up to 75% of dust, which is not very great but decent enough.
In this section, we’ll talk about some of the positive points of the miter saw. It will allow you to understand its advantages.
- It comes with FlexVolt Technology, which is one of the most innovative features of this tool.
- Its hybrid power source is an advantage — perfect Cordless & Corded version.
- Considering its features, its lightweight and compact, and you can easily transport it from one place to another.
- It comes with an integrated blade positioning system (Adjustment Free), which gives you better visibility, and you achieve more accuracy.
- It supports crown molding up to 7.5inches (nested) & 6.75inches vertically against the fence.
- The batteries that you get with this model can’t be used with other Dewalt Models if you have any.
- Its dust collection system is not very good. It could have been a lot better.
Watch the Video till End
We discussed everything that you should know about this miter saw. It has some unique features that really make it stand out from the other miter saws. Its flex volt and hybrid power option technology certainly give it an edge.
Overall this product is great and suitable for both beginners and advanced users. It is worth the investment. In case you have any questions, don’t forget to let us know in the comments below, we’ll try to reply as soon as possible.