General consensus on DW 718?


Well, after theives got yet another DW 708 from me, I went out and bought the 718. The 708 wasn't very available any more. I'm really liking being able to stand a 1" x 6" against the fence and mitre in both directions. The dust collection deal is crappy though. Haven't figured out a non-awkward way to carry it yet. That's about as far as I've gotten with it.
Any other pros or cons I should be aware of now that it's too late?
Kevin
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Well, doesn't anybody own one of these? I'm referring to the Dewalt DW 718. The saw they replaced the DW 708 with. Well, no biggie. I'm liking it more every day. Does take some getting used to after using the 708 for several years. Unlike a couple reviews I read, I see no problems with cutting out of square, etc.. It is less portable that the old saw and that's my only complaint so far. I have a way around that though. I've had a saw table on wheels for years but never saw a really good reason to mount a saw on it as it was useful for other tools (router table, portable table saw). I may mount it on there. One thing's for certain, with the amount of tool stealing that's been happening to me the last couple years, I can't lock up any tools on the job. They're not safe in my van either By the way, if dust collection was an isuue with me, I'd complain about that as well. Not a problem, I mainly do interior trim so sweeping isn't an issue. Overall, I like the new saw better mostly because of the cutting capacity.
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I like my 718 very much. Bought it last fall and have only one complaint, the laser ALWAYS needs readjusted after moving the saw from jobsite to jobsite, kind of a PITA. I outfitted mine with a Forrest chopmaster and the DW portable stand. IMO it's the perfect setup! I did post a review last fall of other brand saws and why I chose the 718 if anyone feels like googling. --dave

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