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05-08-2019 11:50 PM

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I was originally going to look for a 10” sliding miter saw and wanted to get the Kobalt one from the reviews i read/watched, but it seems they no longer sell the 10”. So I was looking at Home Depot today and they have the Dewalt DW716 double bevel miter saw for $349, which I thought was good, but then I saw the same saw on their display stand marked down to $261. I’m seriously considering buying this saw. I know I wanted to get a sliding saw, but it looks like I’d only be gaining about a 1 1/2” – 2” width capacity over the DW716. I have a table saw, so I’m thinking I probably don’t need a slider. Not sure why this saw is on sale. It doesn’t say it’s used. It’s only on their display stand. Maybe no box? Of course no one was around when I wanted to ask about it. I’m going to check tomorrow. Saw on a video review that this saw can crosscut a 2×10 if you remove the top fence and put a 2x under it. The slider I was looking at could only cut to 13 1/2”. Not much difference.


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#1 posted 05-09-2019 10:47 AM

Lowes online has the DW716 for $279. must be dropping prices on these.

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#2 posted 05-09-2019 11:09 AM

Go back and don’t leave until you own IT!

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#3 posted 05-09-2019 11:32 AM

I wonder if they are getting rid of stock in anticipation of a new model that is significantly different from this version. I know they did that with the Bessey clamps just before the newest version came out.

BTW – looks like I should stop by HD and see if they have the same deal locally.

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#4 posted 05-09-2019 12:14 PM

yeah i’m going to stop by after work today. I’m driving the Miata, so I’m not sure it will fit in the car or not.

would there be any other reason to hold out for a sliding saw? just not seeing the extra couple of inches of crosscut ability as that big of a deal when I have a table saw.

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#5 posted 05-09-2019 12:30 PM

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#6 posted 05-09-2019 12:49 PM

I use CamelCamelCamel.com to check prices on Amazon. It is useful to see price history and also to get alerts if the price drops.

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#7 posted 05-09-2019 12:59 PM

i’ll have to check that out. thanks. i’ll be getting it from Home Depot regardless. I have $125 in Home Depot gift cards I got for my 60th birthday. Family knows me. haha.

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#8 posted 05-09-2019 06:10 PM

well I went over to Home Depot to ask about that saw and I found out it is the display model only. It does not come with the box, blade or accessories like the adjustment tool. that was kind of a deal-breaker for me. that would add at least $55 to the cost for a new Diablo blade and I still wouldn’t have the tool. That puts the purchase price up to $316 with the blade compared to $349 for a new boxed item. Right next to it is the Ridgid model #4122 for $299 in the box. It also has a laser guide, carbide blade, work clamp, and dust bag with a lifetime warranty.

The Home Depot guy I talked to looked up when they put the DeWalt on sale and said it will go half price if it’s still there in mid june and he expected there to be memorial day sales on everything, so I may wait a few weeks before pulling the trigger on anything.

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#9 posted 05-09-2019 06:45 PM

I think i’d rather go with the DeWalt right now as I’ve read some bad stories about Ridgid warranty support. Not exactly a lifetime warranty if they quit making certain parts.

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#10 posted 05-09-2019 11:52 PM

I saw it at Lowe’s today for $199.

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#11 posted 05-10-2019 01:51 AM

oh really? that’s pretty cheap.

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#12 posted 05-10-2019 01:59 AM

i just looked online. that’s the DW715 which is only single bevel. The DW716 is dual bevel and it looks like it’s also $349 like Home Depot. weird because it was $279 yesterday when I looked. Bet there will be a big sale for father’s day.

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#13 posted 05-10-2019 02:04 AM

The 716 is the go to trim saw for a substantial portion of professional trim/finish carpenters.

Its a great saw that will cut better than any slider. Unless you need the extra capacity stick with a non slider (and the 716 is at the top of the heap)

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#14 posted 05-10-2019 02:06 AM

thanks. i’m pretty much sold on it. just want to get the best price at this point.

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#15 posted 05-10-2019 03:46 PM

well look at this. wait a day and the price comes down even more. DW716 is now $307 (from $349). that’s cheaper than the display model that i’d have to buy a blade for. maybe that came down as well. will have to check. This one has a light too.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-15-Amp-12-in-Double-Bevel-Compound-Miter-Saw-with-XPS-Light-DW716XPS/206762361?MERCH=REC--PIPHorizontal3rr--205909852--206762361-_-N

must be getting ready for the memorial day sale and fathers day.

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