DeWalt Cordless Compound Mitre Saw Review: Pros & Cons
1) Durable, strong, reliable and durable.
The blade is made from hardened steel. It has a good sharpness and it cuts well even if the wood is not perfectly straight or square. The blade does not scratch easily.
2) Easy to operate, the handle is comfortable to hold and operates smoothly without any difficulty at all.
3) No noise when cutting.
The motor is quiet too.
4) Very easy to clean.
You do not need to use harsh chemicals or abrasives like sandpaper. Cleaning tool included in the box makes cleaning very simple and quick.
1) It takes some time to learn how to operate it properly because of its size and weight; it may take you several tries before you get used to operating it effectively.
2) If you are using it for general purpose work, then it will be difficult to cut small pieces of wood, such as nails and screws.
3) The blades are heavy and they may cause your back pain if you carry them around constantly.
So make sure that you keep the blades out of reach while working.
The price is high for this product but the quality is top notch! It will last you a lifetime if you take care of it well.
Things to Remember
1) Always wear protective gear when using this tool.
Long sleeves, long pants, safety glasses, and earplugs should be used at all times.
2) Use the appropriate blade for the material that you will be cutting.
Do not force the blade to cut a certain material. Using the wrong blade can cause the material to kickback and hit you in the face.
3) Always put the saw on the ground carefully so that it is stable and does not fall over.
Kicking it or hitting it could cause an accident and the blade can easily slice off your toes.
4) Do not cut when pets or children are nearby because this saw can easily hit them and cause an accident.
Make sure that they stay away from the work area too.
5) If you notice anything weird or something out of place on the saw, it is best to stop using it and immediately contact a professional to have it checked.
Ignoring small issues can lead to bigger problems later on. You do not want to cause an accident because you did not want to spend money to get your tool repaired.
DeWalt does not recommend using this tool for cutting stones, steel, or any other hard material. The blade will dull quicker and may cause kickback if you force it to cut something hard.
A lot of accidents happen when using this tool because people do not take safety seriously. They think that they know how to use it without any training or guidance. DeWalt recommends that all operators be trained before they use this tool in the workplace.
Do not let children anywhere near the work area. Even when properly supervised, they may get distracted and cause an accident.
Do not operate this tool when you are tired, hungry, or under the influence of alcohol or any other drugs. A clear mind ensures a safe operation every time.
Do not overwork the tool. Allow it to rest for a few minutes after every hour of operation. Also, do not exceed the recommended cutting length. Pushing the tool to its limits will decrease its lifespan significantly.
Do not leave the tool running when no one is around. Even if you have to step away for a few minutes, you should turn the tool off so that it doesn’t run out of fuel. An accident could happen if a part of your body or clothing gets caught in the blades.
Never attempt to cut through anything that is living, such as trees and plants. Doing so can damage the internal working and compromise the integrity of the blade guard.
Never use the tool underwater. It was not designed to be submerged and using it in such a manner could cause an accident.
Make sure that all parts of your body are clear of the blade before you turn on the tool. The guard is supposed to keep your body from coming into contact with the blade, but it does not always work 100% of the time.
Do not try to sharpen or repair the blade or any other part of this tool on your own. There are professionals who are trained to do this, so let them do the job and always ask them to inspect the saw before and after any repairs to make sure that it is working properly.
If you feel that the saw is pulling to one side when you are trying to cut straight, then you need to get it checked out right away. A simple adjustment may be all that it needs. Putting it off could lead to a more serious problem in the future.
Do not rush your cuts. Take your time and make sure that you are keeping a straight, steady motion with the saw. Making quick, sloppy cuts can cause the tool to be damaged or it can lead to an accident.
Always wear safety goggles. This is the number one rule of working with any power tools. Even if you think that what you are cutting won’t fly back and hit you in the face, it can happen unexpectedly. No power tool is ever foolproof, so protect your eyes at all times.
Once you have mastered this saw, you will be able to tackle any cutting job with ease. Just remember the tips that have been mentioned in this manual and you will do just fine. Always pay close attention to the condition of the blade, the groove alignments, and the general operation of the saw. Look after this tool and it will last you for many years to come.
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