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$599.00 $598.44 list($1,170.00)
1. DEWALT DC6KITA 18-Volt, 6 Tool
$499.99 list($1,032.00)
2. DEWALT DW744SB Heavy-Duty 10"
$499.00 list($860.00)
3. DEWALT DW735 13" Thickness Planer
$179.99 list($392.00)
4. DEWALT DW723 Miter Saw Stand
$629.99 $598.44 list($1,170.00)
5. DEWALT DC5KITA 18-Volt, 5 Tool
$599.00 $598.44 list($1,170.00)
6. DEWALT DC6KTGA 18-Volt, 6 Tool
$899.99 $899.00 list($1,500.00)
7. DEWALT D24000 Heavy-Duty 10" Wet
$289.99 list($568.00)
8. DEWALT DW059K-2 18-Volt 1/2-inch
$599.00 list($1,150.00)
9. DEWALT DW708 12" Double-Bevel
$299.99 $279.98 list($538.00)
10. DEWALT DC988GA Heavy-Duty XRP
$389.00 list($750.00)
11. DEWALT DW788 20" Variable Speed
$199.00 $83.00 list($368.00)
12. DEWALT DC759KA Heavy-Duty 1/2"
$399.00 list($740.00)
13. DEWALT DC618KA 18-Volt 16-Gauge
$213.00 list($388.00)
14. DEWALT DW960K-2 Heavy-Duty 3/8"
$265.00 list($598.00)
15. DEWALT DW618B3 2-1/4 HP 3-Base
$299.00 list($573.00)
16. DEWALT DW705S 12" Heavy-Duty Compound
$399.00 list($810.00)
17. DEWALT DW712 8-1/2-inch Single-Bevel
Too low to display list($628.00)
18. DEWALT D55155 2 HP 4 Gallon Hand
$359.99 list($583.70)
19. Factory-Reconditioned DEWALT DC4KITAR
$148.00 list($300.00)
20. DEWALT DW682K Heavy-Duty Plate

1. DEWALT DC6KITA 18-Volt, 6 Tool Cordless Combo Kit
list price: $1,170.00
our price: $599.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002AJKMC
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 616
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Power, power and more power! The 18-volt 1/2-inch hammer drill/driver's high-torque motor churns out an impressive 500 inch-pounds of torque—imagine the jobs it could tackle. We were surprised by how good it feels in hand, thanks, we think, to its neatly balanced design that places the handle toward the center of the tool. A nice touch is the ratcheting chuck with carbide jaws for a superb hold on your bit. And the all-metal, three-speed transmission is so innovative that DeWalt patented it. All we know is that this is one powerhouse of a hammer drill/driver, no matter what mode it's in. The DC385 recip saw's keyless blade clamp wins points in our book for fast blade changes. And talk about fast—with its one-inch stroke length, it runs at 2,900 strokes per minute. Like the drill, it's well balanced and feels good in hand. It's compact, lightweight and offers great cutline visibility through the pivoting shoe's open top. Plus, we like that the blade will reverse for flush and plunge cutting. The circular saw slices into 2x4s like butter, and you can always see your cut because the blade's on the left. Bevel cuts are no sweat; the saw's easy to adjust and the scale's clear. If you're often working in tight spaces, you'll appreciate the design of the right-angle drill, which spans just 4-1/2 inches. Still, it's got two speed ranges (0-500 and 0-1,500 rpm) and reverse, and it packs 310 inch-pounds of torque. We like the multi-grip trigger, especially for cramped quarters. The grinder's hardworking with a nice three-position side handle. Kudos to DeWalt for the metal gear case and the longer life it'll give this grinder. Finally, the flashlight's neck is super flexible, shedding light in just about any direction for up to three hours. This is a great collection of tools, essential for the contractor and perfect for the skilled do-it-yourselfer.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

Features

  • Ultra-light, 4-1/2-inch long right angle drill delivers 310 in.-lbs. of torque for ample power in very tight quarters
  • Kit also features a cut-off tool for cutting and grinding, a flexible neck flashlight and more
  • 1/2-inch drill/driver/hammer-drill with 500 in.-lbs. of maximum torque for heavy-duty applications
  • 6-1/2-inch circular saw cuts 2- x 4-inch stock at 45 degrees in a single pass for speedy framing, decking and more
  • Reciprocating saw with keyless blade clamp for quick blade changes

2. DEWALT DW744SB Heavy-Duty 10" Portable Table Saw with Stand, Out Feed Support and Extra Blade
list price: $1,032.00
our price: $499.99
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Asin: B0007WKAQU
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 245
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Out Feed support provides added material support for large work pieces for both out feed and side suport
  • Exclusive, telescoping fence delivers 24-1/2" rip capacity without sacrificing portability
  • Rack and pinion design makes fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate ensuring that the fence is always parallel to the blade
  • Telescoping rails retract within the saw top for easy portability, Features a 15.0 Amp high-torque motor with the power to cut pressure-treated lumber and hardwoods
  • Features a heavy-duty internal motor mechanism which stabilizes the arbor, keeping vibration to a minimum

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A GOOD ONE!
I've owned this saw for about 5 years.I use it on the job & at home.The out feed bars work very well even sawing a 4X8 sheet but make sure you use another feed table out about 4 feet.The ease of adjustments are really good.Up, down and saw angle are very easy to move.Use some WD-40 on the outfeed bars once a year.Although the saw is rather heavy the stand is light and very stable and the saw is easy to put on.There's plenty of power, the switch is in a good spot, the exhaust port works well and all in all this is a great tool!It's worth the price.Good luck. ... Read more


3. DEWALT DW735 13" Thickness Planer
list price: $860.00
our price: $499.00
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Asin: B0000CCXU8
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 333
Average Customer Review: 3.91 out of 5 stars
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Sometimes, half an inch makes all the difference. But that's not the only reason to step up to the 735. Its powerful 10,000 rpm motor will handle anything you feed it--oak, walnut, exotics--with absolute ease. The three-knife cutterhead will make 96 or 179 cuts per inch, depending on which speed setting you choose. Mess is minimized with the fan-assisted chip ejection, which literally vacuums chips off the cutter-head and blows them out the exhaust. The 735's automatic carriage lock will save you from snipe by reducing the movement that causes it--what a great idea. We also love the redesigned thickness scale--it's big and super-visible, even in poor lighting. Those who do repetitive cuts will appreciate the turret depth-stop; set your most-used cuts to it once and you're always assured of accuracy. The home woodworker will be thrilled, and the professional's expectations will be more than met. This is a winner.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

Features

  • Solid 19-3/4-inch cast aluminum base provides for rigidity
  • Three knife cutter-head for superior surface finish
  • Fan-assisted chip ejection system aids in the removal of debris
  • Two-speed gear box, 96 or 179 cuts per inch for the finest finish
  • Automatic carriage lock minimizes the movement that causes snipe

Reviews (32)

5-0 out of 5 stars A very good planner.
I had been shopping for a new planner for a few months and had settled on the Delta 22-580 when the DeWalt DW735 was announced. After a little research, I was sold. I have only had this planer for a few days, but so far I am satisfied in every way. I purchased this tool to replace an older Delta 12 inch planer. The difference is like night and day. Though the Delta did a good enough job, there was always a bit of snipe. Knife changes were a hassle and the dust hood was a cheap, flimsy device that never sealed well, and got in the way of the board as it came out the outfeed side. The De Walt has NO snipe, and the integral dust chute with fan assist works well and is trouble free. I don't know how it will be changing knives, but it should be much easier. The three knife cutter head gives excellent results. So far I have planned pine, birch and cherry. Even on the 96 cuts per inch setting, the planned surface is smooth and free of tear out. All controls are easy to read and use. The depth control is especially nice as it is a large easy to manipulate wheel. The unit is large and heavy for a portable, but as I will be using it on a mobile stand this will not be a problem. The noise level is high , as are most planners so hearing protection is a must. While the price is higher than some planners, I feel its worth it.

4-0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for the 20 Minutes it Worked
I too had one of the sprockets sheer apart after a single day of use; and not even heavy use! I called DeWalt and they informed me that "some of the units had undersized bearings that caused the feed roller sprocket to break." They suggested I return it to the distributor and exchange it for a new unit since the newer production run corrected this problem with larger bearings. This isn't really a serious setback for me (except for the delay in playing with my toy) since I didn't buy it online, the dealer stood behind the product and it was less than 30 days old (DeWalt unconditional 30 day warranty). That said, however, I can imagine how much of a pain in the neck it is(not to mention costly) to ship the 90 pound defect back to Amazon! I'm disappointed that DeWalt (particularly on their highest end planer)didn't post some sort of recall if they knew the problem was systemic and offer to pay for the shipping back if you bought it online. In addition, DeWalt wouldn't tell me how to ascertain that the exchanged for planer had the larger bearing and was free from the defect. Perhaps the Serial Number would tell me? I asked. DeWalt wouldn't help. In addition, the dealer didn't know about the defect or which ones were "old" or "new", so he couldn't head off possible problems. I've decide to wait until the dealer receives a new shipment to exchange mine...which he says will be in another week. Anyway, the machine was terrific while it worked with virtually no snipe and a glass finish. We'll see if the "new" one I get holds up.

Update:

Well, I got a replacement...the dealer couldn't have been more accommodating. The new machine works perfectly and the cut quality is excellent. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because: 1. I had to go through the hassle of exchanging the defective product 2. It is so LOUD that it requires wearing Stihl ear muffs made for a chain saw when operating and 3. the placement of the dust collection port directly above the stock outfeed requires you to support the dust collection hose or risk having it interfere with the stock as it exits the planer.

By the way, I did not purchase the optional tables and don't feel they're necessary, a little practice feeding the stock straight in and there's no problem with snipe. Lastly, I bought the mobile stand...excellent, very well made, and a great value.

1-0 out of 5 stars Defective Design - Awful Customer service
After about 200 board feet, the sprocket and chain drive broke on this tool. Brought to service center for warrantly work and they told me they have seen 5 or 6 like this recently. Obviously a design problem.

Been waiting a week for new parts - have lost 2 weekends of work (the service centers have banker hours and no weekends). When I call to find out when it will be done, just get jerked around and they act like I'm annoying them.

Save your money and buy a Delta Stationary Tool. Last DeWalt tool I will ever buy. (Which is too bad as this planer leaves a great surface finish)

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Results, Returned the Planer.
I am a professional woodworker, and I decided that I needed a portable planer in addition to my Powermatic 160. I bought this one over the others for two reasons: it supposedly did not need a headlock and the blower/chip ejector meant it was it's own dust collector (this feature worked well). The problem? The knives are GARBAGE! They last about 30 minutes before they are dull. At that point, two things start happening. The feed rollers start to need help pulling the wood through AND the supposedly self-locking head creeps upward as the wood is pulled through. These problems render this machine nearly useless. I understand that planer knives get dull, but these dull much faster than any other knives I've used, and because of the quick-change system (which is nice, I have to admit) they are your only choice. I was extremely disappointed with this machine. I own other Dewalt tools and am very happy with them. I returned the planer to where it was purchased.

5-0 out of 5 stars And The Rough Places Made Smooth
I wouldn't be writing this if my new/old Delta single speed planer had managed to do what I needed. It wasn't very expensive, but faced with 100 board feed of maple it simply gave up trying. In desperation I bought this DeWalt 13" portable planer, and the day was saved.

For a portable, the DeWalt is quite solid. It really does weigh 100 pounds, and if you have the extensions on it the machine is a bit awkward for one person to move. The grips are good, but if possible, use two folks to move it.

The planer uses four very solid screw posts to position the head. The cutter and rollers are not going to be moved by any piece of lumber that a rational woodworker would feed into it. If you are careful feeding in the lumber (and buy the extensions) you will find that snipe can often be completely avoided.

By putting three knives on the cutter and allowing for two roller speeds the planer achieves 96 or 179 cuts per inch, more than enough for a fine surface. The type of cutter used is 'disposable,' and with portable planers, it's something for which you should prepare yourself. Careful planing using thin cuts is much better for the knives, but you won't get more than 50 board feed through before some wear begins to show up. Since the knives can be reversed, expect to replace a blade set every 100 feet - if you are a perfectionist. If you will be sanding anyway or are willing to lightly hone the knives you can get a bit more.

The cutter has two additional useful features. A small gauge tells you how much of a cut you are making and what the recommended cut should be. This allows for great precision and helps keep you from impatient over-cutting. You can also set a depth stop it you are doing a lot of planing to a specific thickness. You will probably also want the extension tables, which are surprisingly solid, and either the chip collector or a dust removal system - the fan blower in the DW735 will throw chips straight across the room without one.

In summary, this is the solidest portable planer I've used. It's also the most ergonomic. Maintenance and knife changing are equally easy. As with any planer with disposable blades, don't expect to plane a house full of wood without the knives wearing. And don't forget to buy some hearing protection. The DW735 packs a lot of power, and lets you know it. ... Read more


4. DEWALT DW723 Miter Saw Stand
list price: $392.00
our price: $179.99
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Asin: B00005RHPY
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 25
Average Customer Review: 4.49 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Tired of transporting a bulky miter saw stand from one job siteto the next? The DeWalt DW723 may be the answer. Lightweight and rugged,the all-aluminum stand measures a mere 5-1/2 feet out of the box andweighs in at just 38 pounds. However, when fully assembled, it cansupport boards up to 16 feet long and a full 400 pounds of weight. Thekey to its strength lies in the stand's retractable legs, which locksecurely in place then tuck away when not in use, as well as its slidingcam-lock extensions, which provide a full 16 feet of length whenassembled. A carrying handle makes the stand easy to transport whenfully retracted. Just throw it in the back of your pickup and it's goodto go. Assembly is quick and easy, too. We had ours up and running in amatter of seconds. Mounting brackets adjust to fit most miter saws, makingthis the ideal workspace for the professional or do-it-yourselfer on thego. --Carl Thress ... Read more

Features

  • Non-marring feet on tool mount won't scratch floors
  • Lightweight aluminum construction (35 pounds) allows for easy transport and storage
  • 5-1/2-foot beam extends to support up to 16 feet of material
  • Legs provide superior support and fold for easy storage
  • Work stops and supports can be repositioned quickly anywhere along the rail

Reviews (61)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for the Homeowner Too !!!
I'm an advanced DIY'er homeowner, and I needed a stand to go with my DW708 mitre saw. I just got tired of using makeshift supports for long boards and the extension arms are well designed and work great. When I rec'd the stand, it was dinged up pretty good in the main spine section and on a leg. I needed to call DeWalt directly. In about a week, I had the replacement parts in my hands. All in all, I was very pleased with the service and the stand.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sweet-
I read that some folks had problems with the arms sagging with heavy lumber on them, but I went ahead and bought this thing anyway. It is awsome. I had bee using my Dewalt miter saw for two years on the floor or on a portable work table and hated it. This thing should really be packaged with the saws.
I built a huge backyard playset and cut everything from 2x4x8s to 4x4x12 with no problems. If the arms were tightened and the arms adjusters were lined up, I had a flat surface out to end to end.
I would have given 5 stars if DeWalt had thought of adding a slot to hold the arm platforms someplace on the stand itself that would make transporting and storing the unit more convenient.

5-0 out of 5 stars worth the money
This is a pricey but well-engineered accessory for any DeWalt miter saw. Very sturdy construction with folding legs that are solid and wobble-free. The extension arms are completely adjustable for a wide variety of cutting positions. I especially like the quick release brackets that allow you to use the saw stand-alone when needed. A carrying handle makes the saw stand portable to a job site, but the weight is heavy enough that you don't want to move it often.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great piece of equipment
I have used this stand while installing crown molding in my house. It is very stable, lightweight and stores easily once the legs are folded.

Luckily, I purchased a Dewalt mitre saw so I didn't experience the problems noted by other reviewers about the rails not fitting the saw base. Once the saw is mounted to the rails, set up is a snap and the saw really stays in place.

I am looking forward to using this stand and saw combo for a long time. I might take the advice of a previous reviewer and see if I can construct some rails for easily mounting my table saw to this stand.

4-0 out of 5 stars Product is everything I expected, accept!
I just received my miter stand and was happy to see it, being in
the middle of a kitchen project. I am quite frankly tired of
jury rigging stands or elsewise scurrying across the floor
adjusting and making cuts. The product arrived safe and sound
via FEDEX, so previous reviews must have gotten Amazon to ship
a safer way, even with the free shipping! It all setup nicely
and I like the quick detach feature for the saw and easy
storage. I am not by no means a pro woodworker and everything
works well for me and I am sure it will stand up well to the
use I subject it to. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars
is what I read on the box, MADE IN CHINA. I was disappointed
that a company like DeWalt had also gone to offshore manufactuering.
It is giving me second thoughts on the DeWalt miter saw I was planning on buying. ... Read more


5. DEWALT DC5KITA 18-Volt, 5 Tool Cordless Combo Kit
list price: $1,170.00
our price: $629.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002AJJZ0
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 1499
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This is easily one of the most powerful hammerdrills on the market, packing 500 inch-pounds of torque and tackling the largest holes and heaviest screws. Whether you're going into studs or concrete, you'll appreciate the patented three-speed transmission that delivers an amazing 2,000 rpm at its max. In hammerdrill mode, get ready to be impressed with the speed you drill into concrete and other masonry at 34,000 blows per minute. Every inch of this tool is quality, from the 1/2-inch metal ratcheting chuck and its carbide jaws to the super-comfortable grip and beefy extended-life XRP 18-volt battery. Balance in hand is awesome, and the 360-degree auxiliary handle adjusts easily to just the right position.

The DC385 recip saw's keyless blade clamp wins points in our book for fast blade changes. And talk about fast—with its one-inch stroke length, it runs at 2,900 strokes per minute. Like the drill, it's well-balanced and feels good in hand. It's compact, lightweight and offers great cutline visibility through the pivoting shoe's open top. Plus, we like that the blade will reverse for flush and plunge cutting.

The circular saw slices into 2x4s like butter, and you can always see your cut because the blade's on the left. Bevel cuts are no sweat; the saw is easy to adjust and the scale's clear. The jig saw's got some great features, the best of which is a keyless shoe that slides back and forth for cutting flush in tight spaces. The grip is super comfortable, and we like that you can choose between two orbital settings for quick, accurate cuts in soft stock and a straight setting for metal and other hard material. You'll love the built-in dust blower that keeps your sightline clear. The floodlight's handy, too, especially with its flexible neck for illumination in just about any direction. It's a great package deal.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

Features

  • DW933 variable speed jig saw accepts both universal and T-shank blades
  • DW919 18-volt flexible floodlight for hands-free use
  • DC988 18-volt XRP 1/2" hammerdrill/drill/driver with 500 in-lbs of maximum torque and patented 3-speed all-metal transmission
  • DC390 18-volt circular saw with 6 1/2", 16-tooth carbide blade and rip fence can cut 2x4's at a 45 degree angle in a single pass
  • DC385 18-volt cordless reciprocating saw with keyless blade clamp allows for quick blade change without touching blade or reciprocating shaft

6. DEWALT DC6KTGA 18-Volt, 6 Tool Cordless Combo Kit
list price: $1,170.00
our price: $599.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002AJKMM
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 215
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Power, power and more power! The 18-volt 1/2-inch hammer drill/driver's high-torque motor churns out an impressive 500 inch-pounds of torque—imagine the jobs it could tackle. We were surprised by how good it feels in hand, thanks, we think, to its neatly balanced design that places the handle toward the center of the tool. A nice touch is the ratcheting chuck with carbide jaws for a superb hold on your bit. And the all-metal, three-speed transmission is so innovative that DeWalt patented it. All we know is that this is one powerhouse of a hammer drill/driver, no matter what mode it's in. The DC385 recip saw's keyless blade clamp wins points in our book for fast blade changes. And talk about fast—with its one-inch stroke length, it runs at 2,900 strokes per minute. Like the drill, it's well balanced and feels good in hand. It's compact, lightweight and offers great cutline visibility through the pivoting shoe's open top. Plus, we like that the blade will reverse for flush and plunge cutting. The circular saw slices into 2x4s like butter, and you can always see your cut because the blade's on the left. Bevel cuts are no sweat; the saw's easy to adjust and the scale's clear. The grinder's hardworking with a nice three-position side handle. Kudos to DeWalt for the metal gear case and the longer life it'll give this grinder. We're not as impressed with the impact gun, despite its 0 to 3,000 impacts per minute and how smoothly it runs without any kickback—-it's just that we'd like to see it take more than ¼-inch hex shanks. Finally, the flashlight's neck is super flexible, shedding light in just about any direction for up to three hours. This is a great collection of tools, essential for the contractor and perfect for the skilled do-it-yourselfer.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

Features

  • Lightweight, 6-1/2-inch long impact driver delivers 1,170 in.-lbs. of torque for optimal power in tight quarters
  • Kit also features a cut-off tool for cutting and grinding, a flexible neck flashlight and more
  • 1/2-inch drill/driver/hammer-drill has 500 in.-lbs. of maximum torque for heavy-duty applications
  • 6-1/2-inch circular saw cuts 2- x 4-inch stock at 45 degrees in a single pass for speedy framing, decking and more
  • Reciprocating saw with keyless blade clamp for quick blade changes

7. DEWALT D24000 Heavy-Duty 10" Wet Tile Saw
list price: $1,500.00
our price: $899.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006FIOA2
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 1442
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Rear and Side Water Attachments can be placed on saw to catch overspray from large tile - keeping the water in the pan
  • Telescoping Rail/Cart system allows for 24" ripping capacity - 18" on diagonal
  • Only 69 pounds, allows one person to transport and set up saw
  • Stainless Steel Rail System is integrated into the saw frame, insuring accuracte cuts
  • Plunge feature allows the user to make quick plunge cuts for electircal outlets and A/C registers

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Game Changer
I have had this tile saw now almost for 2 months and I'm very pleased with it.This is exactly what the doctor ordered for my business. I do bath and kitchen remodeling and when it comes to tiling, this tile saw has changed the ball game drastically. Nowadays I jokingly call the more traditional tile saws as "dinosaws".

IMO; pros in a nutshell: Huge cutting capacity, 26" rip and 18 3/8" diagonally. Fairly light weight, 70 lbs. Smooth and accurate cutting tray. Exceptional water containment, saw can be setup inside a house with a minimal protection. Cons? Nothing major so far. Those little fastening hands on the extra trays are quite delicate and could break if handled roughly?

Luxus

5-0 out of 5 stars What took them so long?
I have been using this saw for 2 weeks now and I had to come back to brag.I have been doing high-end remodeling for 10 years now and have come to trust nearly everything DEWALT makes.This is no exception.It has so many features that are so obvious - 45 miter cuts, plunge.Why haven't the traditional guys done this yet.The motor is strong, the rail is very tight and accurate.Ultimately I bought it because of its lightweight.I dont need to carry 150 pounds around to cut 24" tile.I think this saw is 70 pounds.I highly recommend this saw.It is truly a first class tool.

Jay ... Read more


8. DEWALT DW059K-2 18-Volt 1/2-inch Cordless Impact Wrench Kit
list price: $568.00
our price: $289.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001LQLE2
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 158
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Anti-slip grip reduces vibration for increased comfort
  • DeWalt built motor for extended durability
  • Impact mechanism delivers 300 ft./lbs. of maximum torque
  • Patented 1/2-inch anvil design for extended durability
  • Rocker switch for easy access to forward/reverse

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars very good quality product
Used the DW059K cordless impact for rotating tires on a vehicle changing brackets on a farm tractor and screwing lag bolts on a garage door, still have not recharged the battery. Very flexible power tool sure beats starting up the air compresser or plugging in a corded impact wrench. Highly recommend this product and as with all the Dewalt tools that I have purchased the high quality is top notch. This cordless impact will last a long time. ... Read more


9. DEWALT DW708 12" Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
list price: $1,150.00
our price: $599.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00002231F
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 188
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

DeWalt packs it all into this 12-inch compound miter saw: the big blade, the double bevel, the double rail slide. Very impressive. Finish carpenters who want to miter crown molding (up to 5-1/4 inches) vertically and framers who demand a 12-inch crosscut capacity will love this saw's 12-inch blade. The double bevel, of course, means you flip the saw instead of the wood, a great feature for those working with long molding or in confined spaces. The saw bevels to 45 degrees both ways and has the ability to bevel up to 48 if the need arises. The double rail slide is definitely burlier than the old single rail design. Both rails slide on self-cleaning, dust-sealed bearings, too.

What really gets us is the weight and balance of this saw: it slides smoothly through cuts, bevels are easy to set, and the miter gauge swivels lightly (all of which speak to the saw's excellent design). You can miter 50 degrees left, 60 degrees right. We also appreciated the cam-lock miter gauge on this saw--the handle simply clamps down, which makes switching angles noticeably quicker than with a twist-lock miter.

DeWalt's D-handle is designed for right-handed use, but the trigger is big enough to use comfortably with your left hand if a particular cut requires it. The saw also has a depth-stop adjuster in case you have to cut a quick dado or two at the job site. The easy-to-read stainless-steel miter scale, with 11 positive stops allows you to lock in the most common angles quickly and, thanks to the cam-lock miter, it's also easy to dial in precise cuts just over or under the positive stop--a feature finish carpenters, in particular, will love. The electric blade stops the blade quickly, which saves time and makes work safer. The saw doesn't have a safety switch--which is fine by us, since some safety switches can be downright dangerous--but it's something to consider if you're doing residential or remodeling work where children might stumble across your tools. --Jon Groebner ... Read more

Features

  • 11 positive stops for quick setup of common cut angles
  • Bevels 45 degree left or right with ability to bevel to 48 degrees
  • Miters 50 degrees to the left and 60 degrees to the right
  • Dual vertical rails offer better view of stainless-steel miter scale
  • Horizontal handle for easier operation

Reviews (105)

5-0 out of 5 stars An Invaluable Tool
I have owned and used this saw daily for 3 years and I have never been disappointed. It was specifically purchased for the construction of a 12' x 17' storage shed and was used to cut everything from 2 x 4's and window trim right up to a laminated 4 x 12 beam. Mitre cuts, cross cuts and compound mitres in all materials is a breeze, but invest in the proper blades for the job and keep them sharp (goes without saying but I never cease to be amazed).

My saw is used primarily in a shop environment and mainly as a replacement for a radial arm saw (cross-cuts 8/4 hard maple like a hot knife through soft butter), honestly I cannot imagine working without it. I had heard from other trades that the saw "goes out of adjustment frequently" and I must admit I have had this problem on job sites. The primary issue is the saws weight and awkwardness in moving it around. The four screws used to secure the adjustable platen to the saw base do loosen up with use and just picking this Mother up can effect the saws precision. The good news is it's not a major ordeal to re-set the alignment and a little bit of lock-tite prevents the set screws from wiggling loose. Although the saw can be placed on a work-mate (barely), I would recommend the DeWalt stand (the adjustable material supports alone make it worth the money). And if DeWalt would just put adjustable legs or feet on this stand it would be a perfect solution both in the shop and on-site. Yes the saw throws dust everywhere (which is more of a problem in a client's house than in the shop or outside), but a vacuum hook-up greatly helps and in reality every mitre saw does the same.

Don't be intimidated by the price or the size of the saw and use care when moving it around, you will not regret making this purchase. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love that Yellow!
Because I am not a professional carpenter the price for this tool was always out of my reach and never on sale. Thanks to a Home Depot $100 rebate card deal I finally made the move. It was my first "Dewalt yellow" and this saw has definitely lived up to all my expectations. I just completed a ornate picket fence from scratch and this saw made it almost effortless. Whoever at Dewalt engineered this saw (and stand which is also fabulous)really hit the mark. Since I bought this saw I have also purchased other Dewalt tools and have been very happy.

Question/Answer
1. Is it easy to use.... very
2. is it solid enough to cut big wood like 4x4...definitely
3. Is it accurate.....very
4. Should I get the stand for it....yes
5. Is it worth the money..... yes..every penny
6. Is there anything that could be changed in it's design...I challenge Dewalt to add a laser line retrofit.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Saw -- Buy it Someplace else
This is a great saw, and they've improved the dust collection -- my only complaint with an older model. Buying it from Amazon/toolcrib, however, is a nuisance. Trying to get presales support was useless, with conflicting information or tech people just reading me things from the web site. More importantly, the delivery time they gave me was a window of more than two weeks, and it took nearly 3 weeks to get the thing. AND, it arrived BROKEN. Fortunately, Dewalt is sending me a new one, but clearly someone had dropped this saw along the way since the lockdown pin was bent and the handle housing was broken. I bought from amazon only because they had a (...) when I bought the saw, but the price they quoted changed from day to day on the web site.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fence needs occasional adjustment
Bought this tool 5 years ago and it has worked great since then.
However, now the fence seems to be out of square.
Does anyone know where I can get documentation on how to adjust or calibrate it?
The manual is long gone.

Apparently, this is a recurring problem with this tool.
But I don't want to take it in to the shop everytime it needs adjustment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stop Complaining
Just a note to everyone out there that is thinking of buying a slide miter saw. This is the one. Yes it is heavy. Yes the slide could be smoother like the Makita. Yes it could include more wothless accesories that no real carpenter would use. But it is still the best OVERALL miter saw available.. Hitachi sucks because of the low fence. Unless you are cutting 1X stock flat on the table all day long the fence is worthless. And unless you are one of the three peole in the world that actually likes a vertical handle, then that too is worthless. Makita makes a nice saw, but the assymetrical fence is a pain, becauase you can cut a handrail on the left side of the fence, but on the right side the farthest protruding part of the handrail(6010 profile anyway) is above the fence, which means that the peice you are cutting is supported on one side but not on the other. I will state that I have not used either of the new Bosch double bevel slides, but they seem like they are good, with one notable exception. Every saw on the market(including some Dewalt offerings) have that stupid twist knob miter lock. I have gotten so comfortable with the cam lock that I will never own or even use a miter saw without one. At one point, I was toying with the idea of buying a Makita 12" slide and putting a Dewalt fence on it, but the idea of not having the cam lock stopped that idea in its tracks( at least until I can find a way to incorporate that too!) That said, I am finally going to purchase a new saw, as my old 708 has served me faithfully for the past 5 years but she is a little long in the tooth, shaft bearings are wobbling, table thrust washers are sloppy, etc. Wonder what saw is going to replace it? Darn tootin', another 708. Enough said.

P.S. Last reveiw of this item was in '01 or so, if your'e keepin' track. My trade is stairbuilng and handrailing, with a little trin on the side, so if you are picky about cut quality(which is good, byt the way) you will be better off listening to me than a framer(no offense to those boys, for framing is an art not unlike mine) or a home owner cutting up some P.T. decking.
P.S.S. Those of you who make some crosscuts in an occasional board or whack together some casing for your own house should certainly let the rest of us know in your reviews, so that we can weigh your input with its actual worth. To be truthful, these people would be better served with a B & D or Craftsman miter saw( no slide, no bevel) and use the left over money for flowers for your yard. ... Read more


10. DEWALT DC988GA Heavy-Duty XRP 18 Volt Cordless Hammerdrill/Cutoff Tool Combo Kit
list price: $538.00
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B0007LJO7W
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 636
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • DC410-6,500 RPM, 5/8"-11 spindle, ball bearing construction
  • Type 1 (cut-off) and Type 27 (offset center) guards included
  • DC988-DEWALT built motor for 500 in-lbs of maximun torque
  • XRP Extended run-time batteries for long run-time and life
  • DC988 - Patented 3-speed transmission: 0-450/0-1,450/0-2,000

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Combo Hammer Drill and Cutoff Tool
I bought this kit mainly for the cutoff grinder tool.I have been using the cutoff tool as a grinder and it works great.This is for a field application were I needed cordless and this has lived up to my expectations.The battery life is good, the wieght and feel of the tool is great, and it is easy to use. Power for a cordless 4 1/2" grinder is excellent, you can lean pretty hard on it before it stalls, but remember it is cordless.The drill works well however I havn't used it enough to comment.Dewalt cordless tools are not cheap, however a good value. The reason for 4 not 5 stars is I want to see how long it lasts. ... Read more


11. DEWALT DW788 20" Variable Speed Scroll Saw
by DeWalt
list price: $750.00
our price: $389.00
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Asin: B000022313
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 327
Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

When it comes to cutting intricate curves, DeWalt's 20-inch scroll saw delivers precision operation quietly and easily. In fact, everything about the saw is designed for convenience. The on/off switch and speed control, as well as the flexible dust-blowing arm, sit on the upper portion of the front arm, inches away from where you're working, so you don't have to reach around the tool to make adjustments. The wide, teardrop-shaped cast-iron table provides plenty of support for materials and bevels 45 degrees each way, great for tackling tricky inlays and shadow boxes. DeWalt placed the pivot points right up front, rather than in the back, which seems to reduce blade vibration. As with many DeWalt saws, this scroll saw doesn't require tools to change the cutting blades, which means it takes you less time and effort to make those drop-in cuts. --Justin Paul ... Read more

Features

  • Tool-free blade changing
  • Double parallel-link arm design dramatically reduces vibration and noise
  • On-off switch, electronic variable speed located on the front upper arm
  • Oversize, cast iron table, bevels 45 degree left & right
  • 2-inch depth of cut, 400/1750 SPM

Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great designed saw
The DeWalt saw is designed and manufactured by Sommervile Design in Canada. They make the Excaliber Scroll saw. The Dewalt Saw is very much like the excaliber in that it has very low vibration and having a very smooth operation. I had a dewalt but had to move up to the excaliber because of the work i produced, unless you use a scroll saw for 6 - 12 hours per day, buy this saw. The only problem I had was the motor could not take the beating i gave it, i cut 3/4 to 1 1/2 thickness wood all the time, althought the saw handled that thickness with ease, it could not keep my pace. If your a hobbiest cutting moderately its a GREAT saw. It has a quick release for the blade and you can change blades in seconds, the blade tension is right there in front, the top arm lifts for getting work on and off the table. Fairly quiet operation. Don't waste your money on the light, its not bright at all and does not help. Assembly is a snap upon getting the saw, just put the table on and your ready to go. I have used everything out there, besides the Excaliber, the dewalt is the next best thing. Whats nice about the dewalt, it has the same design as the excaliber in that like other saws that have the full top and lower arms that ofcourse move up and down, the dewalt like the excaliber has only tips of the arms move, the tips that move are only about 4" long, less moving thus less vibration. Inside the top and bottom arms there is a flat rod that move back and forth that moves the tips up and down. When you get your new dewalt and you see how smooth, quiet, and just about no vibration, imagine a saw twice to 3 times better that the dewalt and you have the Excaliber. I think one of the reasons why the Excaliber can take what i dish out is that it is belt driven, this ofcouse increases the power and the strain on the motor, if the dewalt goes belt driven I'll get another one.

5-0 out of 5 stars A superior saw for the money.
I took my time before making this purchase. I not only read all the reviews but had an opportunity to check out the saw at a wood show. This saw replaces a Delta scroll saw that I bought 10 years ago. I wanted a saw that was easy to use, with very little vibration. This machine fit the bill. There's hardly any vibration at all. It's one of the quietest tools in my shop. Blade changes and tensioning couldn't be any easier. The electronic speed control is a plus. The saw arrived from Amazon.com in excellent condition. The only assembly was attaching the table. In less than 10 minutes I was scrolling Christmas ornaments. The quality out of the box was excellent. I've put about a hundred hours on the saw so far and I have to say that it is addicting. It was a surprise to find that this tool was not made in China or Taiwan, it's made in Canada. Form and Fit are perfect. I've tried very hard to find something negative to say about this saw and have failed. It's a well made tool, a pleasure to use and I'm looking forward to many years of use.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow, what an upgrade!
I originally had a R***i from[local store], purchased because I'd had good luck with all the other R***i tools I have. This was my first scroll saw, learning curve and all that. The light quit, then the upper blade holder broke from the mighty twisting of my feeble arthritic grip, I suppose. Took it back. Now being familiar with scroll saw problems, particularly pierceing cuts / blade handeling, vibration, etc, did more research, decided on the DeWalt design. Great price and shipping time here at Amazon. The DeWalt saw? What a sweet machine this is! Smooth as silk, no vibration compared to other designs until the speed is near the max,quieter than the wife's sewing machine, the table / blade zeroed right out of the box. I'll be happily sawing for years to come on this baby. I will agree with the others though, on the hold down foot, it's the one weak point of the design. Most fretwork guys abandon them anyhow. (Not a reccomended practice.) Some have the scars to prove it!

3-0 out of 5 stars Great saw with one exception
I recently upgraded from a craftsman to the Dewalt. I have been happy with the almost vibration free operation, easy blade changes, and large 20" bed. The only problem I have had is the hold down foot. Dewalt uses a large hold down foot that is constructed of a bent rod that attaches to one side of the upper saw arm. The attachment of the foot is not very solid. The foot interfears with the view of your work piece and tends to fall down into the cutouts when doing fretwork. This causes your work piece to bind up and then suddenly jump free as you apply more preasure to move the piece. It can be frustrating when working on an intricate piece. Also, the size of the foot makes cutting small pieces almost impossible without removing it all togehter. My old Craftsman had a small V shaped hold down foot that worked very well. If Dewalt would fix this one problem, they would have a great saw.

5-0 out of 5 stars dewalt dw788 dream machine
I bought this item as a Christmas gift for myself, after the short time it took me to assemble the stand & put the light fixture on , I started to do some delicate inside cuts with this dream machine.Believe me I emailed, called, sent in for information on all the saws I could find, I am glad I bought the dewalt 788 saw. I have no connections with this company, I am just a hobbiest who found a new toy with nothing but joy, for the money you cant go wrong, you'll be impressed with the size of the table to the lack of vibration. ... Read more


12. DEWALT DC759KA Heavy-Duty 1/2" 18V Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit
list price: $368.00
our price: $199.00
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Asin: B00008WFT3
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 99
Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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You need power, but you don’t want to hoist a ton. Here’s the answer. DeWalt’s revamped 18-volt compact drill/driver delivers on both counts, with a 1/2-inch chuck that grips beefy bits, an 18-position adjustable clutch, and a high-performance motor for the torque you need, packaged in a truly lightweight, comfortable drill. The variable speed has a high and low range for any application, and the reverse switch is right above the curved trigger for easy access. The included charger juices up a spent battery in an hour. We especially like the light weight, even more so because it doesn’t cost in the power department. Lots of pluses: on-board bit storage, two batteries, hard case. We think contractors will be pleased with this drill, especially after a long day.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

Features

  • 1/2" single sleeve keyless ratcheting chuck for tighter bit grip
  • Compact size: fits into the tightest conditions
  • Lightweight design (5.2 lbs.) minimizes user fatigue
  • High performance motor delivers 450 in.-lbs. of maximum torque
  • Dual speed range: 0-450 / 0-1,500 rpm delivers optimal performance

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Four Years' Tough
I have two of these drills. Have used one or the other of them daily for three years this month. About time for a review. They are tough. I do not understand the comments about weak chucks or, in other places, about battery problems. My drills, their batteries and chargers have performed, as I say, on a daily basis for three years under all kinds of conditions and some very hard use without so much as a glitch. They have tremendous torque and staying power under continuous use. If you are going to shoot large screws or drive a big bit rapidly into very hard or though wood, brace the drill-driver's grip, battery end against your knee or thigh before you squeeze the trigger. You will have fewer wrist problems if you do--it has that kind of torque. Regarding one complaint, I would not use this driver with tiny drill bits; it just is not intended for that. It defies logic to do so. What it will do is take the heaviest work and drive large bits and sink big screws all day and just keep on going. An example: In the intense, 100 degree plus heat of one summer, two carpenter friends and I laid a 1700 sq foot subfloor of 2X6 T&G over 16" OC joists with two 3-1/2 inch screws to the joist, working as fast as we could all day for what seems now like several days. The wood was very tough, dense struc select Doug fir. When my two friends' drivers, one a Makita and one a Hitachi, got hot as pistols or their batteries needed recharging, whichever of the DeWalts I happened to be using could keep right on going. I would lend the other DeWalt to either guy while his driver recovered. I smoked those batteries, but by following the right charging procedures never had a failure. They both still take deep cycle charges and hold them well, after three years of hard use. One took a fourteen foot fall off a roof while mounted to another DeWalt tool, the battery taking the full impact on tamped crushed rock, and it still works as well as the others. Just read the instructions and you will not have trouble with the batteries. Quick charge when you have to, but balance that with long charges from a low state over the weekends. Never use the batteries while they are still warm or hot out of the charger, do not run them out completely--just nearly so, and do not repeatedly shallow charge them. Nicads will not last long with that kind of treatment. They take a "set" and will not charge deeply afterward. As for weak chucks, well, one incident does not make them all that way. When my drywall zipgun stripped its chuck, I picked up one of my DeWalt 18V drill-drivers and kept on going--for over 300 sheets of 1/2 and 5/8 inch drywall. The clutch and speed mechanisms work well enough that I had good control and could hang drywall almost as fast as with the zipgun. One caution regarding the clutches on these brutes: they require breaking in; don't be upset if they are hard to use at first. You can see from this what DeWalt 18V drill-drivers have done and can do, and still I have not had the slightest problem, though they look pretty beat up now. I do not think a single work day has passed in which I have not used one of the two. Now I have a whole lot of DeWalt HD 18V tools, because these two drill-drivers performed so well I was not afraid to buy into a lot of tools in the same line. I have had no trouble with any of them. You never lose them, either; that DeWalt yellow shouts at you from across the room, across the lot or from under a pile of tools and offcuts. When these go, I will buy more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great drill/driver
I have had this drill for about six months and am very happy with it. I am a homeowner so I can't speak as to how this drill would function during all day use. For projects around my house it has plenty of power although, like every other cordless tool I have used, it needs a little more time drilling/driving through hard wood. If I want to drill through something thick and tough, I used a beefier corded drill. So far, I have not noticed any of the battery life problems discussed by other reviewers.

I picked up a set of the Dewalt hex shank bits and have not noticed any slippage. The only time I have had a complaint with the drill was while using a hole saw to install locksets in two doors. Of the four holes, the bit slipped out of the chuck two times. Once I reinserted the hole saw it went right on through the door. I don't know if I didn't get the chuck tight enough or if the chuck just prefers the hex shank bits.

All in all a great drill. I can't imagine ever installing curtain rods, assembling bookcases, etc. with a corded drill and/or screwdriver again!

1-0 out of 5 stars Yet another over-priced, under-achiever from big yellow
This drill is, in short, a dud. I bought it somewhat hesitantly on the recommendation of a friend. I had been looking at this and the Milwaukee and Bosch equivalents but went ahead and took the plunge. What a mistake. It seems to have sufficient torque but the chuck started to wobble almost immediately after only a few weeks of light use. It makes a grinding noise in the low speed setting that I can't seem to find and one of the batteries ... died after only 2-3 months use. Since then the charger .... has also given up making it cheaper to buy a whole new kit (probably what dewalt has in mind anyway). I have since bought the Milwaukee 0624-20 (kit 0624-24)and have been abusing that workhorse for over a year now with phenomenal results while this piece of crap collects dust on the shelf. Not only are the batteries ..... and charger .... cheaper to replace by some $40 but they also last a _lot_ longer. I wish now I had gone with my gut instinct in the first place. Save yourself a lot of grief and money and go for the Milwaukee. You will not be sorry.

1-0 out of 5 stars quaility control
i have owned three of these drills over the last seven years,i was very impressed the first time i used the 18 volt drill about five years ago and immeadiatly bought one. since that time i have noticed a serious decline in craftsmanship and customer service on DeWalt's part. the chucks spin on expensive drill bits damaging the bit,the battery packs seem to have unreliable longievity issues. the final straw was a blown charger after approx. 40 hrs. plug in time,right in the middle of a elaborate garage remodel. i am going to start phaseing out my DeWalt cordless tools in my personal tool chest as well as the ones owned by the Parks and Recreation Dept. I am in charge of.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good drill for the money
I purchased this drill as part of a drill/saw combo at Home Depot for $199 so go there for a better deal. I bought this drill to compliment the 18V Dewalt pistol handle drill I already have.

I know what your thinking, why do I need two drills? Have you every tried to drill/drive in between stud cavities with a pistol grip?? Pain in the bottom to do, so when I have that type of work to do I just grab this one, now onto my review.

Plenty of power for anything you may want to do, drives screws like a champ, drills through 4x4 PT with 1 1/2" spade bit with no problems. A great drill at a great price. Since I own their more expensive model I will point out the differences. No hammer action, only 2 speed(don't need the third speed), 2 piece chuck versus the 1 piece, and the handle doesn't have those nice rubber inserts.

Doesn't handle small bits that well due to the chuck design, and the trigger sticks a little when trying to slowly advance it.
One piece of advice, before you even use the drill for the first time grab some athletic tape(Walmart sells black athletic tape so it doesn't look retarded) and wrap it a couple of time around the handle. That improves the grip 100%, trust me.

Even though I did bash some things this is still a awesome drill. ... Read more


13. DEWALT DC618KA 18-Volt 16-Gauge 20-Degree Angled Finish Nailer Kit
list price: $740.00
our price: $399.00
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Asin: B0002AJNSI
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 245
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Amazon.com

No compressor. No hoses. No kidding. And no sacrifices in speed or power, either. There's absolutely no comparison between this performer and the fuel-cell powered competition, which we thought was a great innovation. But there's no costly fuel cell to replace on this tool—-just pop on a recharged XRP battery and get back on the job. The only difference you'll feel between this and a traditional pneumatic is that you're not tethered to an air hose. It's just as fast and fires just as powerfully into both soft and hard joints. We love that you can choose bump or sequential mode for precision or speed, something most nailers don't offer, and the integrated headlight is another impressive addition, really lighting up your workpiece even in the worst conditions. There's a fantastic six-position numbered dial to reference your depths, so you can move easily between, for example, baseboard and crown molding without struggling to reset the depth. DeWalt's covered what would have been our main safety concern: An air tool can't fire without a hose, but what's to keep this one from being accidentally fired? They've built in a contact trip lock-off. We were pleased with the troubleshooting process, too—the nosepiece is clear and very accessible, letting you clear a jammed fastener without screwdrivers or wrenches, though we couldn't get it to jam for us. Rear loading is simple and fast, and it accepts most brands of 16-gauge nails. The 20-degree angle gives you a little more maneuverability in tight spaces than the straight magazine, but you can't go wrong with either one. It's built tough for the job site, but the home hobbyist would love this tool. Just hook it on your tool belt and go; it's truly one of the coolest tools we've seen and the kit has everything you need: a one-hour charger, two 18V XRP batteries, reversible belt hook, no-mar tip, safety glasses and the heavy-duty kit box. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

Features

  • 6 position dial allows the user to move between applications without having to re-acquire exact depth setting
  • Easy access to the nosepiece for the simple removal of a jammed fastener without the use of screwdrivers or tool wrenches
  • Tool works as fast as you do with consistent nail penetration into both soft and hard joints
  • Sequential operating mode allows for precision placement and the bump operating mode provides the user with production speed
  • Headlights provide increased visibility in low-light conditions or confined areas without any light

14. DEWALT DW960K-2 Heavy-Duty 3/8" 18V Cordless Right Angle Drill Kit
list price: $388.00
our price: $213.00
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Asin: B00009YUK0
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 133
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Part of the DeWalt 18-volt system of tools
  • 310 in./lbs. of torque for increased applications
  • 0-500/0-1,500 rpm for increased user flexibility
  • Variable speed and reversing for greater accuracy, control, and convenience
  • Multi-grip trigger can be used in the least amount of space

Reviews (6)

3-0 out of 5 stars Color yellow- lemon
This tool worked great for about three months, then while driving a#10 sheet metal screw the trigger froze in the on position, smoke started coming out of the battery pack, the only way to stop it was to disconnect the battery. I'm a cabinetmaker and this is one of the better right angle drills I've owned, it's a bit heavy and the forward and reverse switch is hard to use. The batteries last a long time, I can be on the job all day without charging them,nice.The keyless chuck is one of the best I've used, I hope this is just one of those lemons you get every now and again because I was really begining to like this tool.

4-0 out of 5 stars Even better with a 1/2 chuck
Out of necessity and because it has ample power, I had been planning to convert this drill to a 1/2" chuck for some time, but just recently got around to it.
Since the DW960 comes with a 3/8" capacity chuck, I assumed that it would be mounted on a 3/8" X 24 TPI spindle as most 3/8" drills are.
Before buying a 1/2" chuck with a reduced 3/8" X 24 TPI mount, I decided to remove the original chuck and check the spindle to be sure.
With the chuck removed, I found that the DW960 has a 1/2" X 20 TPI spindle, which is the standard spindle size for mounting a 1/2" chuck.
I wouldn't bother changing out the chuck on my older model DW966 14.4V right angle drill because it doesn't really have enough power to make it worth the expense, but I decided to check the spindle size on it anyway. It too has the 1/2" X 20 TPI spindle.
Dewalt most likely does this to give the short spindles more strength, not to allow for an upgrade to a 1/2" chuck. Nevertheless, I really need this drill to be a 1/2", so I purchased a Jacobs made Dewalt OEM style keyless chuck from McMaster and installed it on the drill. It fit perfectly, actually better than the original did, and for my work needs, the extra chuck capacity makes all the difference.
I would never attempt to use this right angle drill as hard as my straight 1/2" cordless drill, but when working in a tight space, it's great to finally be able to use the DW960 with my Greenlee hole saws larger than 7/8", which have 7/16" shanks. This was the main reason for wanting to ditch the standard 3/8" chuck.
I've used it with hole saws up to 3-1/2" in 1X and 2-1/2" in 2X material. This seems to be completely within the drills ability without producing any unusual motor strain or heating. Understandably, I'm sure Dewalt would not approve of this modification and if the motor or gear train does eventually end up as toast, I'm okay with the fact that it will be my fault, not Dewalt's.
With that being said, it now appears that I can finally stop waiting for Dewalt to produce an 18V cordless 1/2" right angle drill.

4-0 out of 5 stars DW960K-2 18V Right Angle Drill:
First the issues...

I bought this drill kit about two month's ago and so far it has performed very well on the job.
I was somewhat concerned to find that even with the fairly high price tag the drill and batteries are both being made completely in Mexico. From my experience, this usually results in a noticeable drop in quality. I suppose this is just a sign of the times and I should be getting used to it by now.
Also, after years of waiting for Dewalt to produce an 18V RAD unit, I still feel somewhat let down by the fact that it only has a 3/8" chuck capacity, especially since almost all of the trades really need a good 1/2" cordless RAD. The 18V RAD that Milwaukee makes is virtually useless and this Dewalt drill could probably spin a 1/2" chuck under most realistic workload conditions.
The two NAFTA batteries included are marked only as XR, not XR-Plus as all recent Dewalt 18V batteries manufactured in Japan are. I'm not sure if this means anything, but it did catch my attention.

And now the praise...

I have owned the almost identical DW966 14.4V version of this drill for several years and it has been worked hard but was always underpowered for heavier drilling tasks such as boring holes in 2X studs and joists or drilling into wall cavities from a basement or crawlspace below or an attic above, even when using spade/paddle type bits. Although the owners manual lists the maximum hole drilling capacities as the same for both the 14.4V and 18V, the new 18V DW960K has 100 inch-pounds more torque and several hundred more RPM's in high speed than the 14.4V model and is much more at ease with the type of heavier work described above. This drill will never replace your corded RAD for continuous heavy use on larger jobs but is great for smaller jobs where you need to drill several holes and don't want to waste time dragging out an extension cord and hunting for a distant electrical outlet. The added cordless advantages of mobility and safety are especially important when working in a damp crawl space or cramped attic area. The DW960 is only slightly larger and just a little heavier than the older 14.4V drill so it can still easily get into the tight places for drilling or driving screws but has lots more of what tradespersons need most, that being, torque and speed with the ability to interchange batteries with all your other DeWalt 18V tools. Overall it seems to be a well made tool and all is fine for now, but I can only wait and see if the NAFTA product durability will be equal to or better than my older Dewalt drill.

5-0 out of 5 stars Customer Service
A previous review complained about DeWalt customer service phone number not answering.
I just called them at that number and they answered immediately. I got my support specialist and my problem is solved.
Try again.

1-0 out of 5 stars lack of quality control
I recieved my new DW960k heavy duty cordless drill driver 20 Nov. 03. The next day, FRI. 21 Nov. I took it to work to try it.I put a newer fully charged battery in the tool, there was an imediate bright spark within the drill and it began smoking heavily. Once the fire went out I put a battery back in the drill and now it runs full blast without squezzing the trigger.
I have tryed to contact 1-800-4-dewalt but they aren't answering the phone. It appears that it is better to purchase your tools where they can be tested. I now own every 18 volt cordless tool that dewalt makes, several of some, and I wonder what I am going to have to go through to get this drill replaced, not repaired. I did not purchase a reconditioned tool. ... Read more


15. DEWALT DW618B3 2-1/4 HP 3-Base Router Kit
list price: $598.00
our price: $265.00
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Asin: B0000CCXU3
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 68
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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Once in a while, we come across a tool that just makes us want to shut down the computer and hit the shop with renewed passion---and this is one of those tools. DeWalt has made such a fine router to begin with, but to package it with the bases you'd find yourself wanting later is a great move. The router itself has a super-smooth variable speed 2-1/4 -orsepower motor with a load range of 8,000 to 24,000 rpm and soft-start for virtually no twist. Kudos to DeWalt for giving this model a flat top and not the scalloped edge we've seen on their models before; this makes bit-changing a much better experience. For table use, the fixed base can't be beat. For freehand use, the D-handle offers unparalleled control and comfort. And of course, the plunge base is essential in any workshop, but we like this one for its integrated in-column dust removal (and it really works). An adjustable turret is great for repetitive work, and this turret's got five positions. We also like the placement of the plunge lock, right where you want it. For novice router-users, this is the perfect purchase; if you've been around the collet a few times, you still can't do better than this.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

Features

  • Includes router motor, D-handle base, fixed base, plunge base, 1/4" and 1/2" one-piece self releasing collets, wrench, sub-base concentricity gauge, vacuum adaptor, large hole sub-base, and kit box
  • 2-1/4 HP (max. motor HP), for smooth routing in toughest hardwoods
  • Quick release motor latches, to change from fixed to plunge base
  • Electronic variable speed from 8,000 to 24,000 rpm
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment ring in 1/64" increments

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great tool DeWalt!!!
Well, this is my first "yellow" tool. I am a "blue" tool guy but I did not like some of the features on the new Makita routers, they are excellent tools with rave reviews but I did not like the entire motor turning when you adjust the depth. The problem was also compounded that nobody made a D-handle, plunge combo kit. I handled them all, every top name in the business. I took a look at the Dewalt 3piece combo and fell in love with it. It's a very well thought out system. Plus it's the only router brand that I know of that includes all three bases in one kit.

Pros:
Smooth Power, Soft start, very quiet for a router.
Three bases with great ergo design.
Awesome depth adjustment, motor does not twist.
Power cords are detachable.
Easy snap in and out bases.
Spindle lock.
Great value, D-handle base only costs you about 40 bucks with the three piece kit, retail is about $90!!
Fixed base in the router table, D-handle and plunge for freehand work, what else could you want?
Operate the power switch with your thumb without taking your hands off the router on the fixed base and plunge, not an issue with the d-handle.

Cons:
None, well ok, for you really picky people the case is larger than other routers, but remember there are three bases in there.

I did originally purchase the Milwaukee Body grip and loved it before I picked up the DeWalt. The ONLY reason I did not keep it was because I wanted a plunge base and the "red" company does not make a PB for the 5616. I did not want to spend another $200 on a plunge router, and still not have the D-handle option. This is my first router and I could not think of a better kit for the DIY homeowner to have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Router
I really like this router. The soft start is great as well as the ease of use. I guarantee you won't find a better router kit for the price. The router bits that come with the kit are decent...but you'll need a set of carbide bits. It is a breeze to change bases and this has the great feel of a solid piece of machinery! Can't wait to use it again! Nice case too! You will be pleased...I sure am.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent router kit!
I picked up this router kit about two months ago and I have not looked back since. The motor has plenty of power for just about any handheld operation. I don't know that I would mount this unit in a router table though. The Hitachi M12 is more equiped for that duty. Switching bases is quick and simple and the micro adjustment ring allows for accurate height adjustment on the fixed bases.
This router kit would be a great shop addition for any beginner or even a seasoned pro!

5-0 out of 5 stars nice features, ease of use, ready for inlay, and dovetails..
I purchased this router set to do inlay work and use on the dovetail machine. I wanted to keep my bosch under the table so I did not have to pull it out all the time (by the way the bosch is a nice machine too!).
The Pros

1.) The bases on all three are narrow enough to hold brass bushings to follow templates and it was a snap to start the dovetailing like I wanted. It does have soft start like the bosch.

2.) The D handle is nice too I use that the most. I have had some trouble with the bit coming lose on the 1/4" shank but only because I did not tighten it good from the excitement of having a new tool (no harm done).

3.)It does have variable speed which I love to control on various hardwoods.

4.)The other feature I like are the cord connectors which have their own plugs and are easy to connect. The ends of the cord twist and latch so you know they're in place.

5.)The plunge base has a vaccum port on one of the shafts that I have yet to use.

6.)The dial on the router bases are smooth and raises and lowers the motor with precision and locks tight.

The cons:

1. When routing some stock you can really see the coils and bushings wind up the eletricity through the top vents which is normal but can be distracting, I'll get use to it

2.I like the one wrench bit removal with the push pin to hold the collet in place, but it takes some practice. (No more loose bits!)

Overall the machine is excellent and I am happy with the purchase and performance. The cons are very minor. I would have to choose this machine over the bosch if it were my only router because of how veritile it is (dovetail & inlay bushing bases, three bases, vaccum attachment, and variable speed) but what serious woodworker can only get away with one router? Oh yeah, and I did get the free bits......nice too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Did come with bits shown
After doing a lot of research this was the perfect router set. Nice balance of features. Also as stated the router bit set was included. ... Read more


16. DEWALT DW705S 12" Heavy-Duty Compound Miter Saw
list price: $573.00
our price: $299.00
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Asin: B00004YNWW
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 119
Average Customer Review: 4.22 out of 5 stars
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For a burly saw with a big blade, DeWalt's 12-inch compound miter saw is surprisingly lightweight (40 pounds) and portable. This saw makes smooth cuts through the thickest of stock, crosscuts a two-by-eight with ease, and--with its extra-high adjustable fence--miters crown molding up to 6-5/8 inches nested vertically against the fence (a timesaving feature that's reason enough for some trim carpenters to buy one). The fence also slides away for bevel cuts.

What impressed us the most was the weight and balance of this saw: the blade lowers easily into the cut, bevels are easy to set, and the miter gauge swivels smoothly. The saw's nine positive miter stops (detents) let you lock into the common angles quickly, but you can still dial in a 1/2 degree off the detent without the gauge dropping back into the stop. The detent plate is made of sturdy stainless steel, too, so it's hard to imagine it developing any slop even after years of use. The gauges are easily accessible and easy to read (what's more frustrating than having to lean around the saw to set on angle?). The saw miters up to 48 degrees on both sides and bevels left to 45.

Unlike some of their competitors, DeWalt mounted their saw with a burly blade guard that retracts smoothly and doesn't interfere with your line of sight. DeWalt's D-handle design favors right-handers, although the trigger's wide enough to use fairly easily with your left hand when cutting left-side miters. The saw doesn't have a safety switch--which, frankly, is fine by us, since some safety switches can be downright dangerous--but it's something to consider if you're doing residential or remodeling work where children might stumble across your tools. --Jon Groebner ... Read more

Features

  • Features tough ball-bearing construction, and weighs only 40 pounds
  • 15 amp motor features an electric brake for quick blade stop. Bevels 0-45 degrees to the left
  • Stainless steel miter scale with 9 positive stops for cutting common angles
  • Extra tall sliding fence allows 5-1/4" crown to be cut standing vertically

Reviews (59)

5-0 out of 5 stars DeWalt 12inch miter review
The saw works great, simply put. It's very well made, strong, and very accurate. As with any adjustable new power tool, it is highly adviseable to check it's alignment. All you need is a square and torques bit,(not included with my saw). The head tilts very smoothly,(a must for accurate work), the miter detents are right on target. To my knowledge, Dewalt has the only adjustable miter detent settings available. When wear occurs over time, the stainless scale is adjustable , keeping the accuracy in check. The high back fence works real nice when cutting crown molding, especially when used with with the optional crown stops. They are worth the price. A tip here, cut you some angle blocks from pine,what ever,(37.5degrees) an lay against the fence, this will ensure very precise cuts. The standard 60 tooth blade is also very good for most cutting, it has a negative hook for beter control when cutting. I have had this saw for 18 months without any complaints at all. The compound adjustment works very easy, but before sawing on the compound, check your yellow plastic strips as they may be to close, as you will cut into them. They should be as close as possible when normal cutting, but after you change to a compound cut, they wil get cut. When changing the blade, remember the blade retaing bolt is left hand threads. The dust bag works the best on any saw I have tried. Power, it has plenty, and the brushes in the motor are very easy to change, no special tools required. To some up, It's (in my opinion) the best buy of any miter saw, especially when all the features are compared, and it's AMERICAN MADE. what else can I say, but watch your fingers. I now have the 12 inch slider, but that's another story.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Saw
I have had my saw for 2 years and use it ofen. My first recomendation should you buy this saw is to take the blade that comes with it off! I put a 96 tooth blade from Freud on the saw and it made a huge difference. The saw is comfortable to use and has sufficient power. It will bog down cutting larger pieces of hard wood. I really like the D-handle design. The detents are very nice, the saw locks positevly in place. It is easy to adjust the detent plate to achieve perfect miters, nothing is more annoying than 43deg angles that are supposed to be 45deg. The blade does seem to have a slight wobble when trimming the ends of boards. Lately my saw has developed a squeak when it winds down after making a cut. The bearings seem smooth when the blade is rotated by hand, so I do not know what the squeak is. I think the quality of this saw is good for the price. If I were to buy a miter saw again I would buy a sliding compound. The extra cutting capicity would be nice. A better dust collection port would be nice on this saw, the hose hook up is small and some of the dust shoots past the dust box.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent saw
A major remodel at home finally convinced me to pull the trigger and buy a high-quality miter saw. Based on the reviews and research I read here and elsewhere, I chose the Dewalt 705S and I have not been disappointed.

The saw cuts smoothly, strongly and precisely. The ability to positively lock in the most common settings is handy, it makes basic work go very fast. You hear it click in and you know it's right on with no fuss. The high fence means you can handle tall stock easily. It also lets you dial in very precise angles when you need it. I've been doing a bunch of finish work in a remodel of an older house where it seems like there isn't a straight, true wall in the place, and this thing's ability to actually give me a real 43 degrees when I need it without any fuss has been wonderful.

For compound cuts, the saw will lock down very easily, and the knob to lock the compound angle into place is huge and very solid. It's not quite as easy to set the compound angle as the basic miter, but it's not hard, either.

It seems very solidly put together. The fence is very sturdy and nicely made and designed. Working with long stock has not been a problem for me because the fence works very well. The motor has plenty of power, even thick hard-wood cuts easily. However, get a high-quality extension cord if you need to use one. The motor is a real monster and a regular cord I was using slowed down cuts in hard wood noticeably, leaving less clean edges. With proper power, the stock blade it came with cuts very nicely, even for trim work. It's heavy enough that it feels solid when you are working with it, but it doesn't kill you when you want to carry it around. Little touches like the power cord and plug being super-heavy duty lead me to think I'll be using it a long time.

I can't say whether it's better than other saws out there, but I am very satisfied with it. I'm not a professional and this saw may have been a bit of an extravagence for even a serious D-I-Y guy like me, but I think it is a very good, well-designed product and I can recommend it without hesitation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I bought this saw at a the local Home Depot and haad no problems with it so far. I'm just a kid and i've already installed trim in my parent's basement after a flood and it looked perfect. The standard blade, 60 teeth, i've counted all of them, that comes on it is enough for trim work but the more teeth, the better. This saw gets plenty of use, and it still cuts a perfect 90 degree angle since I got it out of the box. I recommomend this to any one looking to buy a compound, not that small nor light, miter saw. I would have bought the sliding, but unfortunately, that is way too expensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rock Solid Performance
This saw does everything I've asked of it, comfortably and consistently. I've chopped everything from 1X2 lumber to 4X4 PT and even aluminum. The big blade is key - you can get by with a smaller blade but it should be a slider, which costs more. The saw is easily portable and locks down for transport. ... Read more


17. DEWALT DW712 8-1/2-inch Single-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
list price: $810.00
our price: $399.00
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Asin: B00008WFSZ
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 2390
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Here’s huge cutting capacity in a surprising size. This 8-1/2 inch single-bevel miter saw really does cut a 3-inch post in a single pass, just like DeWalt says. And it’s also the only saw its size we’ve seen that will trim 3-1/2-inch crown molding vertically, because of DeWalt’s taller fence. With its smooth slide action, you’ll choose this over your table saw when it comes to cross cutting—-even a 12-inch board. It’s got all the features of the bigger, high-end saws, and then some. Five preset bevel stops zero your blade in at 0, 33.9, 45, 48, and -2 degrees, and there are 11 dead-on accurate miter stops at the most common spots: 0, 15, 22-1/2, 31.6, 45, 50 (left), and 60 (right) degrees. What we like best about this saw is the awesome ergonomic details. Anyone who’s used comparable saws repeatedly will tell you that the vertical handle causes some fatigue, especially on saws with a safety button. But this saw’s got a horizontal handle, keeping your hand and arm in a more natural position, cut after cut. Most saws’ miter adjustment involve turning a knob a few revolutions to lock and then to unlock the miter setting, but this DeWalt has a really nice cam lever lock that eliminates all that twisting and is just as reliable. This saw does throw a lot of dust, but we’ve not seen a saw that doesn’t (even those with dustbags still make a mess). We’d recommend building a little jig to hold your extraction system hose close by. This is a fabulous saw for the contractor. It weighs only 43 pounds and is easy to tote because of the handle. But it’s also the perfect choice for the woodworker. An aside: DeWalt makes a great miter saw stand that fits this saw like a dream.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

Features

  • Includes saw, 30T carbide blade, and blade wrench
  • Capacity to vertically cut 3-1/4" base molding and 3-1/2" crown molding nested vertically
  • Bevel-stop system with manual override provides five pre-set bevel stops at 0, 33.9, 45, 48, and -2 degrees
  • 11 positive miter stops including 0, 15, 22-1/2, 31.6, 45, 50 (left), and 60 (right) degrees
  • Push-button miter cam lock for better ergonomics

Reviews (7)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
Let me start off by saying that I have yet to find any miter saw that I would rate at five stars(although I do believe I rated the 12" Dewalt slide at 5 stars) because every manufacturer does put profit above product. However, I do like this saw very much. Slide is smooth, fence height good(when will Makita and Hitachi finally get the fence height right and even on both sides), lever action miter lock is awesome(knobs stink), blade deflection is good(it is only a 8-1/2 blade afterall), overall a really good saw. Dust collection complaints are irrelevant, as anyone expecting a slider miter saw to have good dust control lives in the world of clean radial arm saws too. I have yet to figure out what a "material hold down clamp"(or work clamp) is, but if I ever do, it means that I cut off on of my arms/hands and should not by using this saw anyway(we pros dont have time for clamping down wood prior to cutting it[short pieces should be cut from a long one, afterall]). I would buy another one in an instant.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice saw for cabinet/furniture makers
I've had this for about 6 months and it's never let me down. It takes a little getting used to if you've never used a sliding miter saw before, as the technique is somewhere between a radial arm saw and a normal fixed miter saw. As a couple of other reviewers pointed out, you have to make sure you slide the saw all the way home or you'll leave a little bit uncut.

One thing I've found is when I'm cutting narrow planks (4" or 6") I've gotten into the habit of pulling the blade toward me past the front edge of the piece, dropping it down, and then sliding it back through the piece - instead of just plunging the blade straight in, as you'd do with a fixed chop saw. This seems to significantly reduce bottom tearout.

It's undeniably a very pleasant tool to use; if you've only used saws that have a vertical handle you won't believe the difference the horizontal handle makes. The switch is well designed, it's not easy to trigger by accident but not fatiguing to hold. The action of the slides is smooth as silk, and setting the miter angles is quick, easy, and very positive. The motor has plenty of power for any kind of wood I've ever sent its way.

The 8 1/2 inch size has some advantages - the blade seems to be more stable, even without a stabilizer, than most 10" blades. Also in my experience 8 1/2" blades are a little cheaper than the equivalent 10" blade. But, it won't cut a 4x4 (or a 2x4 on edge) in one pass - a 10 incher will. Whether or not that matters depends on the kind of work you do.

You'll want to replace the blade that the saw comes with, it's fine for chopping up 2x4s (but if that's all you want to do you don't need this saw) but not good enough for finish work. There aren't a million blades available for this size of saw, but there's a decent selection - although not all the catalogs carry them. My favorite is a 60 tooth DeWalt finish blade that you can find most anywhere for about 50 bucks and does great work for me in all types of hardwood. Freud makes one that's pretty good as well. Forrest makes one of their chopmaster blades in this size, I'm sure it's great but it's $100+ and since I'm happy with my current blade I've never tried it.

Overall fit and finish is very nice - as you generally expect from contemporary Italian manufacture. After taking it out of the box, I went over it completely with my machinist square and couldn't find anything out of alignment. The only quality complaint I have is the crummy screws holding the blade guard on - blade changing is not exactly a snap with this saw and they really don't help.

There's no clamp included, unlike some other manufacturers - since I prefer to keep all 10 of my fingers I bought one - but they soak you on this item - $35!! Actually I bought two but you only need one - you hardly ever use both at once and it takes a second or two to swap it from one side of the saw to the other. Also, while it holds well, it's a screw type and I would prefer some type of cam action - I think that would be faster and easier to use.

But overall if you want a really sweet, pleasant to use saw and you don't normally need to cut large timber, I'd recommend this saw - I'm certainly very happy with it.

4-0 out of 5 stars dewalt 8-1/2' miter saw
Overall I think this saw is an excellent saw,it cuts smooth and acurate and is lightweight.Ther are a couple of things I was dissapoionted with,first of all the if you are going to do any kind of finish work you need to replace the factory blade which is only good for cutting 2x's and a good blade is going to cost you and extra $100 or so.I was also dissapointed that the saw was not manufactured in the USA,the technical details provided in the review stated it was, and that played a large part in my descision to purchase this saw.Last of all the saw could of least came with dust bag which costs an additional $15.Whith the addition of a new blade and dust collection the performance of this saw is very good.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice saw
I picked up the Dewalt 712 to replace my 10" makita. Cuts smooth and was cutting square out of the box. The one thing I found was when you finish the cut, you have to make sure the saw head has been pushed all the way back or else it leaves a small amout of material uncut. They need to push the fence forward a 16th of an inch. Also for $400.00 they should include a dust bag! Overall a good quality saw.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Really Nice Saw
I got my DeWalt saw a month or so ago for use on job sites. The first project I did with it was to build a 100 square foot sauna with three rows of benches.

The saw was dead on accurate right out of the box. I was immediatly impressed with its light weight and compact size. The saw cuts beautifully and slides nicely on the rails. It is also much quieter than other miter saws I have used. The cutting capacity rivals bigger saws, except you can't cut a 4X4 in one pass (something a trim carpenter/woodworker like myself never does). The horizontal handle is very comfortable to use, even after long days. The depth stop is perfect for jobsite dados.

Dust extraction was good. It does not come with a bag, but I noticed most of the dust escaping through the port. When I hooked the saw up to my Fein vacuum, the dust collection was very good.

The supplied blade is suitable for most carpentry, but is not sufficient for nice trim work. The nice thing about an 81/2 inch blade though is that a new one won't break your wallet like the 12 inch blades will.

Overall, a very nice, light, and compact saw, which exceeded my expectations for the $399.00 price. It is the first saw that I have seen designed for the woodworker or trim carpenter. If portability is important to you, this is an outstanding saw. If you are going to set it up relatively permanently in your shop, then I would suggest a 10 inch slider (Makita makes a nice one). I can't imagine a need for a 12 inch slider. ... Read more


18. DEWALT D55155 2 HP 4 Gallon Hand Carry Electric Compressor
list price: $628.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00005NMUY
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 760
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • ASME coded 4-gallon OSHA recognized tank
  • 4.5 cfm
  • Dual soft start valves assist in cold weather start up
  • Cast iron cylinder enhances pump life
  • Oil lubricated pump allows for long life

Reviews (30)

4-0 out of 5 stars DeWalt takes a classic to a new level
As a full time contractor working alone I am always on the lookout for tools that will make the job go faster and easier. Last yearI spent many months researching a replacement for my ailing Campbell-Hausfeld oilless compressor. Originally I figured the CH had a higher air output, needed no oil changes,would work on slopes and start in cold weather. ...After forking over the big bucks and putting it to work for DeWalt's 30 Day trial period I couldn't believe I'd gone so long without this compressor. The unit has loads of features and advantages.
1) First of all the Emglo name on the unit reassured me that I was getting a tool built by the industry leader with a great reputation for tough, dependable compressors. The first day on the job proved it with quick cycling times and ample air at all times. The unit just purrs and runs smoothly.

2) Portability. I do a lot of work in luxury high rises and I've often left the compressor at home rather than drag it down endless corridors. This unit carries like a briefcase (a 60 pound one) with an ergonomic handle and good balance. The unit's flat design makes it easy to bungee tie to a light weight luggage carrier ...It can carry the whole unit with hoses and nail guns. I can't overemphasize how much easier this makes my job. I've paid for the compressor already in labor savings by bringing it to every trim job.

3) Eye candy. Let's face it, this is a sexy looking unit. I've had othe craftsmen come over and ogle the compressor and ask questions about it, but mostly admiring it. Customers have commented on it, how quiet it is and how professional it looks.I am percieved as a serious craftsman based on my setup (along with my Senco SFN-40)which is good for referrals.

In short, this is a serious tool for the professional contractor with loads of power(delivered air), durability, great design and looks. DeWalt took a classic, the Emglo 790, and improved the power output layout and design. My only complaint is the air release lever, an otherwise solid unit mounted on the underside of the tank. The opening is too narrow for your hand and the sharp stream of air can actually cut your skin. In addition the compressor shoots out small chunks of ICE from the tank creating dangerous projectiles that will cut your hand or riccochet into your eye. Don't know why it does that but just beware and open the valve SLOWLY.
Finally, I have a compressor that won't roll around in the back of the truck knocking off gauges and connections as I drive through the city. Hats off to DeWalt and Emglo for a match that combines legendary durability with great design.

5-0 out of 5 stars it's too much!
This is a great compressor. It's quiet with plenty of power and the portability is great.. plus all the dials are in the right place with easy visibility... however there's the exception of one valve and a reset switch.. There's only an inch or so for clearance for the valve and I could only get to it with a screwdriver. Secondly, the reset switch is located too close to the cylinder housing and cooling system which are about as hot as the sun when the machine is running.. plus the switch itself is a little tiny.. certainly too small for the average construction guy with gorilla hands. I've one additional bad thing to say and that is that DeWalt could use some better paint to go with such a great looking compressor! there's already rust on my cylinder housing and I only purchased the unit a week ago! But overall, I would recommend it highly... namely because it's so dependable, powerful, innovative and the recovery time is great.

5-0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to own!

Hassle free! I've owned one of these for about a year now and couldn't be more pleased with the purchase.

The biggest complaint I have about other compressors is the portability of them. This unit, although like most, heavy, is designed well for moving from site to site. The sleek design means that parts or not going to get stuck on a pant leg when you pick it up or bash into your kneecap. I have found it most helpful to actually pick up the unit by the handle and then kinda hug the unit, holding it close to the chest. This helps to center the weight to my body and I can then lug the compressor up several flights of stairs without passing out.

The main reason I bought this unit over cheaper compressors was the recommendation to the brand names of DeWalt and Emglo. I now see why others recommend the Dewalt and Emglo brand.

It's not uncommon for someone to come on the job site and drool over this unit. Kinda funny how a guy can fall in love so fast with power tools!

If you need a great unit, this is the one to get! Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars roofer wayne
I used many compressors in 28 years of roofing. This is my 3rd emglow and 2nd dewalt. My first emglo lasted 12 years. My first dewalt is fine, I just needed another one because of expanding business. The only thing that was wrong with the first dewalt was the air regulator started leaking and had to be replaced. Other then that, it worked every day for two years so far,that with two or three roofing guns going which is like four framing guns and I did not notice it starving for air.This compressor is the best and durable for the Professional.

5-0 out of 5 stars A nice small compressor
I bought this air compressor to do light construction work. I have used it for finish work all the way up to roofing and framing. I have to say that I was a little skeptical at first about using a small compressor for roofing or framing nailers but I was satisfied after the first time I used it. This compressor has impressed me more than most of my other tools. It runs smoothly and doesn't have to run that often. It recovers very quickly and is very user friendly. The controls are easy to find and use. I am able to carry it with one hand. I have ran the compressor off of 100 foot 12 gauge cord and haven't noticed any problems at all. I have a gas powered Emglo compressor and the quality is outstanding. The only downfall that I can find is that I think the power switch should be located on the front panel instead of on the side and thats just a personal preferance. Other than that it has been a really great compressor and I would recommend this compressor over any other in its class. It may cost a little more but you won't have to replace it like the other compressors. ... Read more


19. Factory-Reconditioned DEWALT DC4KITAR Heavy-Duty 18V Cordless XRP Hammer Drill/Trim Saw/ Reciprocating Saw/ Light Combo Kit
list price: $583.70
our price: $359.99
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Asin: B0007ZGZ2K
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt - Reconditioned
Sales Rank: 484
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Features

  • Exclusive 3 - speed all metal transmission
  • DC390 cuts 2X4's at 45 degrees in a single pass
  • One-year warranty through the Dewalt factory or an authorized service center
  • DC385 with keyless blade clamp for quick blade changes
  • DC988 drill/driver/hammerdrill has 500 in.-lbs. of maximum torque

20. DEWALT DW682K Heavy-Duty Plate Joiner Kit
list price: $300.00
our price: $148.00
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Asin: B00002232S
Catlog: Home Improvement
Manufacturer: DeWalt
Sales Rank: 105
Average Customer Review: 4.04 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

One of the first companies to design plate joiners, DeWalt makes one powerful slot-cutting tool. Some people argue that joiners are joiners, and while it's true that a slot is a slot, how you cut it makes a heck of a lot of difference. What impresses us about DeWalt's plate joiner is the stout, dual rack-and-pinion fence. Operating with striking smoothness, the fence locks tightly in place and ensures that the joiner's blade and fence are always parallel--which means accurate joints every time. The DeWalt is also the only plate joiner on the market with a fully adjustable tilt fence: the face plate tilts 0 to 90 degrees, so you can join work at whatever angle the job requires (22-1/2 degrees, say, if you're working in octagons). Cabinetmakers will appreciate the convenience of being able to make flush cuts at 0 degrees without having to remove the fence. The 6-1/2 amp motor spins the tool's carbide blade at 10,000 rpm, making remarkably quick, clean cuts. We found the gauges easy to read and easy to set, a big plus (there's nothing worse than wrestling with or squinting at a tool every time you make adjustments). DeWalt's joiner also has preset stops for all common biscuit sizes and there's a handy vacuum adapter that allows you to hook up suction to keep dust in the shop to a minimum--always a good idea. --Jon Groebner ... Read more

Features

  • Includes dust bag and vacuum adapter
  • 6.5 amp 10000 RPM motor
  • Dual rack and pinion fence for accurate joints every time
  • One piece fence is adjustable and tilts 0 to 90 degrees
  • 45-degree locating notch in fence allows indexing off the outside surface of a mitered joint

Reviews (68)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Bisquit Joiner
I've used the Porter Cable joiner and the DeWalt joiner and the DeWalt is significantly better. It is not a tool that you can use for extreme accuracy without being very deliberate in your settings, layout and careful handling. In other words, if you try to get high productivity at the expense careful handling you may be disappointed with your results. It is possible to great results if you are willing to slow down and work carefully.

5-0 out of 5 stars DW682K Heavy-Duty Plate Joiner Kit
When this Kit arrived I was pleasantly surprised at the completness and quality. The blow molded case is not excessive in size and holds everything just right. I've used many other tools but never have I used a plate joiner. Today I can truely say I made the right choice. The adjustments are all evident and handy to reach. I made the tool ready for the cut in a snap. Placed the tool where I wanted the cut and "bam" with ease the cut came out exactly where I wanted it. I think the price and quality and ease of use makes this a five star winner!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great tool but poor dust port
Everything is great about this tool except the tiny dust collection port that clogs up easily. But all the important parts are well made and functions well.

5-0 out of 5 stars still the best joiner
In the cabinet shop where I used to work, we had a DeWalt biscuit joiner, a Porter Cable and a Lamello, and the DeWalt was the one the guys would hunt high and low for to find. The Lamello is built like a tank, but poorly designed; the Porter Cable is just a rip-off of the DeWalt. In my opinion, DeWalt still makes the best biscuit joiner around.

4-0 out of 5 stars As accurate as You(if you know what you are doing)
I was initially disappointed in my joiner,but then I read the directions. Never having used a biscuit joiner and anxious to dive right in, I was making several mistakes and blaming the innocent tool. First I was assuming the arrow on the fence was accurately set. It wasn't. Not a big deal and it doesn't seem like you can buy a tool these days without having to make some adjustment. Second although I was intending to hit dead center on the board I wasn't. If you don't reference of the same side of the boards you are joining you're not going to get a flush joint without careful measuring.(especially using your home depot lumber which is not always not the same exact thickness) The dust port did clog often at first. Then mysteriously stopped. I suspect I did not have wire frame in the bag orientated properly. Once I had a clue it was easy and quick to use. I love it for miter joints.
I just wish it could cut slots for the smaller biscuits like the porter-cable does. You are limited to the width of face frames you can join by the width of the slot. For those who think its too loud, if its too loud your too old. Its a power tool, deal with it. ... Read more


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