Miter Saw is a huge industry and there are dozens of companies in the market. Dewalt is one of the most popular. Today we’ll discuss two of the most popular compound miter saw models. They are among the best selling models on Amazon. We’ll dive into different features like build quality, maintenance, power and others of both the models. You can go through the whole article and decide accordingly that which one suits your requirement.
Dws716xps is lighter in weight, 41 lbs, compared to Dw716xps which weighs 44 pounds. This is the main difference. While Dw716xps costs a little more around 375 dollars whereas Dws716xps costs around 350 dollars and has the base legs which are bigger in length compared to the other model.
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This Model comes with 15 Amp motor which generates decent power of 3800RPM and allows you to cut through any kind of material. This 12-inch dual bevel compound saw is known for its durable build quality. It also has an LED system as well which allows you to cut with precision and accuracy.
Stainless Miter Detent
It comes with a stainless miter detent plate that lasts for years without any glitch. There are a total of 14 positive stops that you get with a machine that is easily adjustable and helps you to use it at your disposal. Its sliding fence is tall enough and capable of supporting upto 6.5 inches base molding vertically 6-5/8 inches vertically nested.
It comes with a lightweight design and you can easily carry it from one place to another as it comes with inbuilt handle. As i have already mentioned that it has high durability. If you use it regularly with a proper checkup, it’s going to last for years without any glitch. Considering its features, it’s lightweight and you can use it in different job sites.
It comes with 15 Amp motor which gives 3800 RPM which is really decent and capable of cutting through different kinds of material. According to the company, this saw is designed ergonomically and you can use it comfortably.
This is also one of the feature that makes this saw stand out. With the help of an integrated XPS positioning system you can easily make very accurate and precise cut. LEDs are also very helpful when you are working in low light conditions.
It has remarkable cross-cutting capacity which 2×8 inches dimensional lumber at 90Â° and 2×6 inches dimensional lumber at 45Â°. You can bevel the miter saw in both left and right direction upto 48 degrees. The different positive stops are 0, 33.9, 45 & 48 degrees.
Dws716xps Pros & Cons
In this section, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of this model. Please go through this section quickly so that you have idea about both sides of this model.
- It comes with LED light which is really helpful in doing precise and accurate cuts.
- The build quality is great and most of the parts come pre-assembled, so you don’t have to worry about assembly as well.
- It is a very powerful saw and suitable for professional users.
- It’s a low maintenance miter saw and also gets calibrated very easily.
- Dust Collection is the one thing that i don’t really like about this miter saw.
|Dimensions||26.5 x 22.5 x 19.5 inches|
|Style New ||12" Miter Saw|
|Blade Diameter||12 inches|
|Includes||DWS716XPS Saw; 12" Carbide tipped blade; wrench; dust bag; vertical clamp|
In this section, we’ll talk about the features of the Dw716xps Model which is again a great model by Dewalt Company. Most of the features would be the same as the above model but there would a few differences as well that we’ll discuss in the below section.
This is a dual bevel 12-inch compound miter saw. It comes with an XPS cross cut positioning system which gives you great visibility and accuracy. It also features stainless steel miter detent plate and different miter locks as well which provides better durability as well as accuracy. Its sliding fences support 6.5 inches base molding vertically and 6-5/8 inches in the nested crown.
It comes with 15 Amp motor which provides 3800 RPM which itself gives you an idea about its power. Above model comes with 14 miter stops while this one comes with only 11. It allows you to make the cuts at different miter stops. According to users, you can use the miter saw for a longer duration without having any worry about motor burnouts or overload.
It comes with dual bevel design which allows you to move it to left and right up to 48 degrees. There are different positive miter stops as well which are
0Â°, 33.9Â°, 45Â°, and 48Â°.
Dw716xps Pros & Cons
In this section, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of the model. Going through this section, will give you an idea about flip side of this model.
- As it comes with LED light which is really helpful when you are working in low light conditions. It helps you to make precise and accurate cuts.
- It comes with all the important accessories, you don’t have to buy anything separately. You also get the stand with the miter saw.
- The miter saw is easy to calibrate and you can easily adjust the settings at your disposal.
- Dust Collection System could have been better.
|Dimensions ||27.5 x 20 x 20 inches|
|Voltage ||120 volts|
|Warranty Description ||3 year limited manufacturers warranty|
|Type of Bulb ||LED|
As we discussed different aspects of both the models and it’s quite clear that most of the features are almost the same. Basically Dws is the upgraded version of Dw where you’ll see the changes in base legs, bevel scale visibility, better dust collection, and new blade bolt design. If you are a beginner, you can go with the first model and if you are professional then you can go with the second one.