DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw Review



This compound miter saw makes it much easier to cut miters and bevels, since the molding can be placed flat on the table, and the saw can be set to the required miter as well as bevel angles.

Unlike a radical-arm saw, DeWALT DW715 has a circular table that pivots with the saw blade, along with a replaceable kerf plate that is adjustable for bevel cuts. Instead of a fussy wooden table and a fence, this miter saw has a rigid, low-maintenance metal table and a fence. This unit is highly user friendly, and it can conveniently be used to carry out tough cutting jobs, due to its 15 amp motor that can produce a speed of up to 4,000 RPM.

Important Features and Specs

The miter saw comprises of a 15 Amp motor that offers you a no-load speed of 4,000 RPM that provides you with extended power and also increased durability. The motor also enables the miter saw to be used in tough cutting jobs. Its tall sliding fence enables it to support a crown molding of up to 5-1/4 inch nested vertically and base molding of up to 6-1/2 inch vertically against the fence and slides easily out of the way for bevel cuts.

With its adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate that consists of 11 positive stops, guarantees good cutting and also improves the miter saw’s productivity. Its accurate cutting capability is ensured by its precise miter system, along with machined base fence support.

The unit comprises of a cam lock miter handle that is easy to adjust, this ensures that quick as well as accurate miter angles are delivered. This also allows detent override; hence, enabling you to adjust miter settings without the saw sliding into the miter detents. The miter saw’s versatility and convenient stops is due to its wide miter capacity of 0° to 50° to the left and right. The unit provides you with an increased job capacity since it allows you to setup bevel cuts of 0° to 48° to the left and 0° to 3° to the right.

The miter saw is designed to provide a multipurpose setup, in addition to exceptional accuracy, in order to handle different applications. Regardless of the cutting job, whether baseboard cutting or crown molding, this compound miter saw will provide you with quick and accurate cuts. This is a great miter saw that rarely requires adjustments, and if there are any; then they are inconsequential adjustments.

The unit’s product dimensions are 27.7 by 20 by 18.8 inches and it weighs forty two pounds which makes it a lightweight miter saw. It is also made up of in-built handles which makes it portable. This allows you to move it around your working area and you can easily lift it at the end of the day when storing it. The unit’s maximum cutting thickness is 8 inches. Its maximum degree miter cuts – left and right are 50°. The miter’s package also comes with the following items: a dust bag, blade wrench and a carbide blade.


  • It is extremely portable, due to its in-built carry handles and weight of forty two pounds; the miter is easy to carry around.
  • It is highly durable; the miter saw is designed to offer you accurate cuts for a long period of time without wearing out easily.
  • This miter saw is powerful, with its 15-amp motor; the miter saw offers you a no load speed of 4,000 RPM which makes it more powerful even in tough cutting jobs.
  • The unit allows you to effectively set up bevel cuts that measure between 0° and 48° to the left, along with bevels that measure between 0° and 3° to the right; hence providing improved capacity for big cutting jobs.


  • The unit is not compatible with LED work light; unless one can secure a third-party laser to fit onto the unit.

Who Should Buy

You should buy this unit if you are serious about cutting wood to length accurately and at a precise angle, since this is one of the most interesting operations in woodwork.

Whether your cutting job entails rough carpentry, finish work or cabinets and furniture; the accuracy and speed of your crosscuts will determine the quality of the finished job as well as production efficiency. A feature unique to this miter saw is the fact that it is installed with a 15-amp motor that has the capacity of producing up to 4,000 RPM. This is enough speed for tough cutting assignments.


This unique cutting machine from DeWALT is a good tool for crown molding and cutting 2 x 4s. This miter saw is designed to handle any cutting job within its capacity. Precision cutting is an important component for a firm and solid miter saw. Well, DW715 provides just what you need. The unit’s design takes into consideration the most important cutting requirements, including: quick, accurate cuts; increased bevel capacity and convenient stops; and portability and easy transport.