Demetri wrote in about great pricing on a Dewalt 12″ miter saw, and also had a great question about whether it was worth it. He was also considering a Hitachi model.
Today only, 11/16/2016, the Dewalt DW715 12″ single bevel compound miter saw is on sale for $179. Amazon has price matched Lowes’ deal, so you can get it for this price at either retailer.
The Dewalt DW715 is essentially a 12″ version of the DW713, a 10″ miter saw that I’ve had great experiences with.
- 2×8 max cutting capacity at 90° (max width)
- 4×6 max dimensional lumber crosscut capacity at 90°
- 4×4 max dimensional lumber crosscut capacity at 45° (max height)
- 2×6 max dimensional lumber crosscut capacity at 45° (max width)
- 6-1/2″ vertical capacity (baseboard against fence)
- Weighs 42 lbs
- Bevels 0 to 48° left, or 0 to 3° right
- Miter range 0 to 50° left and right
- 15A 4000RPM motor
When I was discussing things over with Demtri, I was seeing a price of $229 at Amazon and elsewhere. $179 is certainly a lot better! I guess they matched the price at around noon today.
The Hitachi C10FCE2 10″ single bevel miter saw is on sale for $109, and the C10FCH2, a similar saw with the addition of a guidance laser, is $141.80, or ~$117 after $25-off holiday discount.
Back in June, I posted about the Best Miter Saw for DIYers, and mentioned that:
If I had to buy a DIYer miter saw right now, it would likely be the Hitachi C10FCE2.
I also said that the Dewalt DW713 and DW715 would be better starting points, if I had more flexibility in my budget.
In addition to being priced lower, the Hitachi saws also come with hold-down clamps and built-in material support extension rails.
With the Dewalt DW715, you don’t get these items. I suppose the idea is that a lot of trim installers, carpenters, and remodelers won’t take the time to use the clamp (and many if not most don’t), and they’ll often use stands that have material support attachments.
So if you’re a DIYer or value-minded pro, it’s hard to find something equivalent to the Hitachi without spending a LOT more.
This Dewalt saw is at a great sale price today. For professional users or anyone who wants greater cutting capacity, the Dewalt is going to be a great choice.
But if you don’t need that greater cutting capacity, the price difference between those Hitachi saws and the Dewalt DW715 can be put towards a good blade, at the least.
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It’s a tough choice.
What I can say is that I don’t think you’ll find a better deal on a professional grade 12″ single bevel miter saw. $179 is a phenomenal price.
Lowes’ price ends today, it’s unclear when the Amazon price will bounce back.