DEWALT Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools

Dewalt DW718 Miter Saw

DEWALT DW718 Heavy Duty 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter SawNext to the table saw the miter saw is one of my favorite saws in my shop. Recently we bought a new sliding miter saw at work for my carpentry crew and I wanted to share some thoughts on it. The DEWALT DW718 Heavy-Duty 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is a seriously great dual bevel sliding compound miter saw!

This miter saw has great power and features. If you’re planning on cutting any large moldings especially large crown molding then you should consider this saw. The tall sliding fence allows you to cut crown molding up to 6-5/8″ tall.

If you’re a contractor or serious DIY’er then this is certainly a great saw to consider. My crew is hard on tools and this Dewalt saw has held up great. Even with lots of hours on the saw it’s still cutting really accurate angles and bevels.

Dewalt DW718 Features

This saw features:

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor capable of 3,600 RPM operation for extended power and durability
  • Bevel stops at 0, 22.5, 33.9, and 45 degrees in both directions
  • Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings
  • Weighs 53 pounds; backed by a manufacturer’s 3-year warranty
  • Includes built-in carrying handle for increased portability, carbide blade, a vertical material clamp, a dust bag, and blade wrench

Where To Buy Dewalt DW718 Miter Saw

If you’re interested in buying the DEWALT DW718 dual bevel sliding compound miter saw then check out the following link where you can buy the saw for $514.99 with FREE shipping!

It can also be purchased from Took King for $499.66 at the following link:

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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  1. Michael Jane says:


    Fantastic information,This is the first time i heard about this. keep it up this good works.


  2. hamann says:

    this review is based on the new bevel design on the DW718 saw. i just received my saw and haven’t even plugged it in yet; and i won’t. the saw is virtually useless due to this feature. the saw locks at 0, 22.5, 33.9 and 45 degrees into the notches on the adjustable bevel plate. if you want to cut a different angle (ie 44 degrees), then you have to adjust the notched plate with the adjustable screws. there is no minor adjustment option. no manual adjustment to add or subtract a degree one way or the other. this is not a user friendly feature and it is not a feature that professionals find useful. i have a 12″ dual bevel with the stand and thought i’d keep my miter saw arsenal consistent, but not any more. it is time to move on. i would recommend makita or even festool if price is not a concern. would not recommend dewalt for anything any more. when my existing 12″ miter saw bites it, that’s it for dewalt on my jobs. buyer beware regarding this new bevel feature. also check the restocking fees associated with the purchase of power tools online. i bought mine online at rockler and its 25% of the cost of the item. yikes! however, i’m not keeping a saw i know i won’t be happy with and won’t make me money.

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