DEWALT DWS709 Slide Compound Miter Saw Review

The DEWALT DWS709 with 12 inch Slide Compound Miter Saw is an accurate and powerful saw because of its great features. This saw has a powerful 15 Amp with 3,800 rpm motor that delivers extended power and stability. This saw also offers an adaptable stainless steel miter detent plate, which lets users to quickly adjust the saw to maintain accuracy, with 13 positive stops that improves the productivity and ensures the cutting accuracy. This miter saw has tall sliding fences that support crown molding and base molding while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts.


This DWS709 miter saw miters sixty degrees to the right and fifty degrees to the left afford enlarged capacity while the over-sized bevel scale makes bevel angle adjustments accurate and easy. With a large red miter pointer, this saw can be easy to read and locate miter angles.

This miter saw also features a compact and lightweight design that allows for easy carry and storage. This saw has dual horizontal steel rails with linear ball bearings which send a durable, accurate and compact saw. The precise miter system and engine base fence support optimize its durability and cutting accuracy. When the saw is being beveled, the sliding fences easily move out of the way.

With weighs 51 pounds, this saw is so easy to move around and store without compromising on durability. A heavy-duty aluminum base with tall ribbing gives power and rigidity. Pads on stainless steel plates make wear almost non-existent over the life of the saw. Like other miter saw, this saw includes 12 inch slide compound miter saw, Carbide Blade, Blade Wrench, Dust Bag, Material Clamp, and Users Guide.

The DEWALT DWS709 slide compound miter saw is compatible with the following DEWALT products such as DWX723 miter saw stand, DWX724 miter saw stand, DWX725B miter saw stand, DWX726 miter saw stand, DW7053 dust bag, DW7080 extension system and DW7084 crown stops.

DEWALT DWS709 Product Features:

  • With powerful 15 Amp, 3,800 rpm motor
  • Having tall sliding fences and great back fence design
  • Having adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with thirteen positive stops
  • Having Oversized bevel scale
  • Compact and lightweight design

The Reviews


The DEWALT DWS709 Slide Compound Miter Saw is an awesome miter saw made by DEWALT. This saw has a useful dual bevel sliding compound miter saw, which means is that user can tilt the saw either to the right or left side and cut moldings laying flat. The sliding action is smooth. It is great for doing laminate flooring, and is easier to tear the laminate with a sliding cut than straight down.

The blade guard almost entirely shields both sides of the blade and the circumference. The fence along the back of the blade is solid aluminum with sliding extensions. The blade is easy to change and a tool is provided with a star Allen driver to remove the hood and a socket to remove the blade. The blade delivered with the saw is a carbide tipped blade. The angle gauges both on the miter and on the bevel. My only complaint here is the knob could be a little bigger to be able to twist to lock and unlock faster.

The safety cover is excellent, sliding out of the way to but while protecting you from exposure to the blade. In addition, the brake is works great, slow and stopping the blade when release the power button. The power button and pull down handle are very comfortable.


Not only having some great features, but also having some bad features. For example, the dust bag that comes with the saw is useless. Besides that, this miter saw has no bevel stops to make consistent compound cuts, no depth stops for consistent plunge cuts, no cam lock for miter adjustments, so you waste time spinning the knob that moves when you tighten it, no slide lock to keep the motor from sliding on the rails in transit, no top carry handle to help move the saw, only uncomfortable hand holds on the table sides.


In my opinion, this DEWALT DWS709 has professional quality for home owners. This saw makes safety be an obvious consideration. Particularly, this DWS709 Compound Miter Saw is accurate, powerful, portable and durable saw. Therefore, this miter saw is one of highly recommended saw.

Compare to similar item : DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw