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Forum topic by rpearlberg posted 06-24-2012 10:13 PM 6093 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2012 10:13 PM

DW705

Is this worth $150 just to keep in the basement for random projects or is my money better off elsewhere?


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#1 posted 06-24-2012 11:06 PM

I have the same saw, it’s a workhorse, I’m very happy with mind mitre saw and I will offer $125 to see what they say, it’s relatively an older model. However, its still a good buy for $150 if it’s in good condition.

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 11:45 PM

It’s a fantastic saw. I have a very similar one and I love it to bits. Assuming it is in good condition (looks barely used) $150 is a great deal.

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 11:48 PM

Or I could get the DW713 for the same price. Smaller, but newer…

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#4 posted 06-24-2012 11:51 PM

I see the ad says $300. It’s not worth that much, considering it’s neither slider or dual bevel, but $150 is a darn good deal. Like the others say, it is a work horse. It’s also pretty accurate once you fine tune it.

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#5 posted 06-25-2012 12:06 AM

I told them from the start that I can get the new version (DW715) brand new for $275….
I’ve talked her down to $150, now just need to say yes or no….

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#6 posted 06-25-2012 01:10 AM

I should also see if it has the dust collection bag and what other parts should it come with??

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#7 posted 06-25-2012 04:48 PM

This is the DW713 that I could get for $150….obviously a smaller saw, but a newer model….

DW713

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#8 posted 06-25-2012 06:11 PM

That model is a solid, accurate and tough saw. I had
one for 5 or 6 years.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 06:13 PM

@ Loren – which one, the 705 or 713?

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#10 posted 06-25-2012 06:22 PM

705. It’s a basic saw that bevels one way miters both ways. The
miter stops are very positive and there’s solid metal-to-metal
detents for the miter adjustment. The bevel knob on the back is
a big 3-pronged thing you can easily grab and adjust without
getting behind the saw. Like most 12” saws it can crosscut a 4×6
or a 2×8.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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