DeWALT really has it together when it comes to miter saws. The 12″ DWS780 is our favorite miter saw by far, it excels at most everything. But sometimes you don’t want to carry around such a big saw. Enter the 10″ miter saw, it weighs only 35 lbs. Sure it doesn’t have a slide or a double bevel but it can accomplish most everything its big brother can just on smaller material. Another bonus to its size is that it can be placed on a work bench against a wall.
The saw tilts one way for compound cuts and has a 50 degree miter in either direction. The miter has positive stop detents for the most common cuts. The DW713 has a type 1 and type 2 version. The difference is in the handle and the type 1 can accept an LED light kit while the type 2 cannot. Unfortunately there is no way to differentiate these types from the box. The type is stamped on the actual saw. From my understanding most saws produced now are type 2.
Overall I think this saw is a great bargain at around $200, it is well built and operates very smooth. It is covered by a 3 year warranty. I got to use it on a wood floor project and it made straight smooth cuts every time.
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|No Load Speed||5,000rpm|
|Vertical Capacity\: Baseboard Against Fence||3-1/2″|
|Vertical Capacity\: Crown Molding Vertically Nested||4-1/2″|
|Horizontal Capacity\: Baseboard Lying Flat||6″|
|Horizontal Capacity\: Crown Molding Lying Flat||5-1/4″|
|45° Bevel Cut Capacity (dimensional lumber)||2×6|
|90° Cross-Cut Capacity (dimensional lumber)||4×4″|
|90° Cross-Cut Capacity (Max Width)||2×6 dimensional lumber|
|45° Miter Cut Capacity (Max Height)||2×4|
|45° Miter Cut Capacity (Max Width)||2×4|