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I've been on a buying spree the week.
New boots,new camera(my first digital),Snake camera.Tire for the truck and a DeWalt 12'slider.

Any one had one of these long enough to know how well they hold up?

Seems kind of light duty and not the quality of my Delta.
This is going to be my job site saw. liked it because it is light-compact and can cut shelves and other wide stock.(one of the few that has crown stops) I looked at them all--my aching back and a sweet price swung the choice. ($475.00 out the door)
My helper just called, got to go,I hate working Sundays , oh well,a paycheck is a paycheck.

Please let me know if you've got one and let me know how it's held up.

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i had the older DW 708 with the vertical rails! this was a great saw and i sold it because dewalt came out with the DW 718 slider with taller capacity,(whatta mistake) its a decent deck and lumber saw but trim and cabinet saw its NOT! to much blade flex, fences out of square to table, go over it with a fine tooth comb! i was stuck for almost 3 yrs, i should of returned it in 30 days with there return policy!!!

but after 3 yrs i just sold it yesterday on craigslist for $400 What a relief!!

i have a dewalt 716 it doesnt slide but its much more accurate and great for trim and cab installs,! Now im searching for a slider and its between makita ls1016 and festool kapex!!


im sticking with the 10" saw there lighter and much more accurate JMO:thumbsup:
 

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Try the Milwaukee 12" SLider or the Hitachi 10" slider. Friend have owned this new Dewalt and they are an absolute ***** to re-adjust, nothing but headaches from what I have Seen. Dewalt saws the last couple of years are not very good at all.
 

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I've been on a buying spree the week.
New boots,new camera(my first digital),Snake camera.Tire for the truck and a DeWalt 12'slider.

Any one had one of these long enough to know how well they hold up?

Seems kind of light duty and not the quality of my Delta.
This is going to be my job site saw. liked it because it is light-compact and can cut shelves and other wide stock.(one of the few that has crown stops) I looked at them all--my aching back and a sweet price swung the choice. ($475.00 out the door)
My helper just called, got to go,I hate working Sundays , oh well,a paycheck is a paycheck.

Please let me know if you've got one and let me know how it's held up.

MIKE
Going on 4 years, employees use it. No problems,other than you have to replace the blades now and again, still on the look out for one with blades that don't wear out.
 

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Thank for the input

Guess I'd better keep the box till I check it out. If it won't do what it's designed to do--Back it goes.
I'll put a good blade on for testing. I cut a lot of tall moldings. Just trying to get the job done as quick as can be done properly.

I looked at the Milwaukee. Looked good,but geez the thing is huge. I've only got so much room in my van. I had a Bosch 12" standard compound--BAD FENCE DESIGN,now a thief has a bad saw. Flat wore out a DeWalt .Worked hard.Died at age 3. The big Delta is a wonderful machine but lives in my shop. I've got a busy "odds and ends" week coming up.I'll try to check back and let you know how this is after set up.

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Frequently during cabinet installs, a shelf or cabinet filler needs to be cut accurately and cleanly. It'll be like having a little radial arm saw.
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id use a trac saw for cross cutting 16"cabinet stock, less tearout than a mitersaw
 

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thanks

It's to new to put it to a test! Would be nice if I could:whistling My big Delta is dead nuts on. Hope this is too. Thanks.MIKE
 

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I think 16" is with all sorts of gimicking with it, cutting it on top of the fence or something?

I don't know, all I know is I like a tool with the most versatility so if it can replace 2 or 3 tools or save time, I'm all in cause that is saving (making) me money.

Is Dewalt dead nuts accurate? Hell if I know, I'm not that accurate to need to cut the balls on a fly in two, so I wouldn't know if the saw can do that.

(I like caulk)
 

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i dont know where they got 16" capacity from on the dewalt, i had the saw for 3 yrs and it barely cross cut a 2x12 with out smokin the blade out!!

im glad to be rid of that saw i think the vertical rail saw was much better on the dewalt, thanks to craigslist id rather have the cash than that saw!!:laughing:

now i can justify the mean green i just cashed in my credit card points! so i think im goin with the kapex and kapex table for a package deal of $1651

but i was at hd yesterday and theres an empty spot at the makita ls1013 slot, So im thinking there goin to put out the new LS1016 there so im vigilant for now and holding the cash tight!
 

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I have used my DW708 for framing every work day since 2002. It is a tank. I'm sure it isn't dead on balls accurate - but I'm a framer - I wouldn't know what that was anyways.

I put my hand on the new one a couple of years ago in a display setting at a tool store. When I brought the arm down the blade guard caught my finger - looking around stupid to see if anyone noticed my predicament - I maintained my composure and worked my finger loose. After that, I never like that saw. I would have to relearn how to operate it...
 

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^chicken ****^

Just go get it. (I am the one that really needs to **** or get off the pot)

i got the cash in hand:laughing: but something is holding me back! i must chk all options this time!

i know as soon as the 30 days return policy runs out, someone will release a new saw or festool will make a better promotion!!!:shutup:
 
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