DEWALT DW717 Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

The DEWALT DW717 10-inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound miter saw is easy to use. The DW717 compound miter saw is smart and powerful design. This compound miter saw provides quick and accurate cuts to complete the job. With a powerful motor, an easy-to-adjust cam-lock miter handle, convenient miter and bevel stops, and also a tall fence for accommodating oversized moldings, this compound miter saw is ready for a variety of crosscutting and miter cutting applications.


The 10 inch blade of DEWALT DW717 saw is backed by a powerful and dependable 15-amp motor. By offering a no-load speed of 4,000 RPM, it makes quick work of cutting framing or molding, and also other crosscutting and miter-cutting jobs. This sturdy saw is designed to deliver precise cuts, letting for the handy setups required for miter applications. Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate of the precise miter system features 11 positive stops for easy setup and improved efficiency. An easy-to-adjust cam-lock miter handle delivers the quick and accurate miter angles, and features a convenient detent override.

The DW717 has tall fencing that supports 6-1/4-inch crown molding nested vertically, also 6-inch base molding set against the fence. The fence slides out of the way easily during to make bevel cuts. This saw has compact sliding saw dual horizontal steel rails, which feature an innovative clamping device and linear ball bearings for improved accuracy and durability.

This miter saw has been designed to deliver quick and accurate bevel cuts. User can easily set up for bevel cuts that measure between 0 and 48 degrees both to the left and to the right. This versatile setup provides increased capacity for big jobs and allows user to flip the saw instead of the material. In addition, with some bevel stops, it makes finding and setting the bevel angles a quick, easy process.

This lightweight sliding compound miter saw just weighs 51 pounds and features a built-in carry handle, thus user can move it around the jobsite easily and lift it comfortably whenever the saw already needs to stow at the end of the day.

For additional accuracy and ease of use, this saw is compatible with the DEWALT DW7187 adaptable miter saw laser system, which ensures the cutting line is easy to see via a red laser line.

Like the other DEWALT miter saws, the DW717 compound miter saw also presents with a DEWALT warranty package that includes a three-year limited guarantee and a 90-day money-back guarantee.

Product Features:

  • Exclusive bevel detent system with 7 positive stops which deliver quick, precise, repeatable cuts
  • Having adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 11 positive stops
  • Optimizes cutting precision with exclusive crosscut stop positions cutting head for maximum vertical cut capacity
  • With machined base fence support maintains fence perpendicularity with blade for cutting accuracy
  • Having dual horizontal steel rails

The DEWALT DW717 Reviews


The DEWALT DW717 compound miter saw is very good at many things. Firstly, build quality is solid, partial plastic, good slides with no play, and square table and fence. Secondly, this saw gives accurate cuts with no slop or wave. Thirdly, this saw has vertical capacity which cuts 6 inch high molding vertically. Fourthly, with seven different Pre-Sets on the Bevel for crown both left and right this saw has great time saving feature, which delivers fast, accurate and repeatable cuts.

One of the highlights of the DW717 miter saw is the fence system, which are taller and have greater versatility and adjustability that most if not all previous generation saws. Also, the bevel detent system works great and is handy on the left and right hand side of the saw which is great.


However, not only the good things, but this DW717 miter saw also has the lack thing. The main problem of this saw is dust collection, which is worthless. Dust collection leaves a lot to be desired. The dust bag does not do much to keep the dust at bay.


In conclusion, I think that the DEWALT DW717 compound miter saw is good for production work but just fine woodworking. Thus, based on many good things of this saw, I am still going to recommend this compound miter saw to use.