DeWalt 12" DW715 miter saw for $75...worth it if I already have a Kobalt 10" SCMS?

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03-06-2014 09:39 PM

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Just got a note on my door from a neighbor…says he has a friend who is selling his 12” Dewalt DW715 single-bevel compound miter saw for $75.

I already have a Kobalt 10” single-bevel sliding compound miter saw so I don’t necessarily need this one, although maybe it’s an upgrade…I’m happy with my Kobalt but it’s the only one I’ve used.

If nothing else I could see myself keeping one in the basement and the other in the garage, or one for 90 degree cuts and the other for bevel cuts, or passing one or the other along to a friend sometime further down the road. Any thoughts?

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 09:43 PM

That’s a sweet saw. I had one for several years.

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 09:45 PM

I’m actually contemplating this exact switch.
I have the Kobalt 10” SCMS and want a 12” non-slider.
The non slider would save a little room….
not needing to be out from the wall as far.

For $75.00, I would be all over it!!!
You can either sell the 10” SCMS or keep it as a second one…..

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 10:15 PM

I’d jump all over that for that price. As long as it works and isn’t beat up. I have a dw705 which is basically the same thing but older. It’s an awesome saw and I have never had any problems with it. I bought it new probably 15-20 years ago. It was real pricy back then and I believe I was one of the first to buy at my local HD. I always was tempted to buy a slider when they came out, but I really like the one I have. Like DIY said, it’s not big and bulky and you can keep it close to the wall. Also it’s not real heavy and you can pack it around easily. I’ve taken it to many jobsites throughout the years and I can pull it out of the shop to bring it to the house to do work easily.

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 11:07 PM

Thanks, guys, I’ll go take a look.

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#5 posted 03-06-2014 11:25 PM

Depends, if you have a ton of 10” blades like I do and zero 12” blades, you have to consider the additional cost of quality blades that are more expensive than those you’re used to.

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 05:27 AM

bigblockyeti, good point. So far I don’t have anything extra invested in blades. I’m still using the 60T blade that came with my other saw. I did end up picking up the DW715 and the 80T blade that came with it looks like it’s almost brand new because the paint on the side is hardly scuffed. I’m not looking forward to buying yet another size of blade but at least for the time being I think I’m set.

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