December 20, 2022

Dws715 vs dws716

Comparing the Dewalt Dws715 and the Dewalt dws716 may be difficult, but only if you do not know the miter saws. They are incredible saw tools, with similar features and functions. It is the differences that make each of them unique. Compare the design, speed, power, and accuracy. That way, you can find your best interests in one of the tools. Below is a review of each miter saw, and its pros and cons. 

Overview of the Dewalt DWS715 

The Dewalt DWS715 12-inch Single-Bevel Compound Miter saw is powered by a 15 Amp motor. It runs at 4,000 rpm and features a stainless-steel miter detent plate and cam miter lock with accuracy, and durability with easy adjustments. 

Tall sliding fences support 5-1/2-inch of base molding vertically and 5-1/2-inch of crown molding vertically nested. Its lightweight design and built-in carry handle make it portable. The saw tool is sturdy and the spring action to return the saw blade to the upright position is slow and smooth. As a single bevel miter saw, it only leans to the right. 

If you do a lot of trim molding, you might need a dual-bevel saw that can lean in both directions. That way, you do not have to flip the workpiece over when changing the angle direction of the bevel cut. Since most miter saws are single-bevel they can still cut any crown and trim molding with this type. 

The Dewalt DWS715 adjustable shoe plate is perfect for flush cutting, window cutouts, and scribing. Keep it well-oiled, otherwise, you could end up with a lot of rust. 


  • Sturdy
  • Accurate
  • Taller fence
  • Affordable 
  • Quick


  • Poor-quality dust collection
  • No laser

Overview of the Dewalt DWS716

This Dewalt DWS716 features a 15 amp, 3.800 rpm motor, giving it an edge to cut wood planks. Its stainless-steel blade, an adjustable 14-positive-stop miter detent plate, can perform high-accuracy cuts. It is user-friendly since the settings are easy to change. That is due to the miter detent override.

This machine supports tall sliding fences in terms of bevel cuts,  versatility for base molding at 6.5 inches, and crown molding at 6.625 inches. DWS716 also has a double bevel design, allowing the machine to give wood a sloping edge left and right from 0 degrees to 45 degrees with four positive stops.

At 48 degrees, DWS716 can bevel both right and left, making it ideal for users to cut sloping edges without flipping the material. The saw machine is one of the most modest miter-cutting saws on the market because its dimensions are not massive. Because of these dimensions, the product’s weight is 41 pounds, making it more portable, unlike other miter saws.

The lightweight design and built-in carry handle provide portability. It features an integrated CUTLINE LED work light system, giving an adjustment-free cut line indication for accuracy and visibility. It comes with a 12 Inch carbide tipped blade, wrench, vertical clamp, and a dust bag.


  • Accuracy
  • High productivity
  • Versatility
  • Portability
  • Powerful 


  • Not affordable 
  • No laser

Features of Dewalt DWS715

Cutting capacity

This Dewalt is a 12-inch miter saw.  It can crosscut, miter cut, bevel cut, and compound cut. Its tall fence can cut vertical baseboards up to 6-1/2 inches tall. That makes it ideal for baseboards, trim molding, and crown molding.

At a 45-degree angle miter cut, you can slice through a 2″ x 6″ board in a single pass, making it a saw for framers and deck builders. The capacity of this miter saw makes it ideal for any DIY project, construction job, or trim molding project. 


It features a 15 amp 4,000 rpm motor, which can handle softwoods and hardwoods. 


It features a large 12 inches diameter blade, which can crosscut 90 degrees through a 2″ x 8″ board in a single cut. It handles a dimensional 4×4 with ease.

Dust collection port

The dust collection port on this saw is similar to that of standard miter saws. It does not catch much dust. If you add a shop vac, you can gather a larger percentage ( Attaching a dust evacuation system is a better way to collect dust.

Cam lock system 

Its cam lock system provides smooth adjustments. Do not try hard in measurements.

Features of Dewalt DWS716

Miter detent plate

The stainless steel miter detent plate has 14 positive stops. It delivers repeatable accuracy, and worksite durability for the 12-inch miter saw blade.

Fence system

Tall sliding fences of the mitre saw support crown molding up to 6-5/8-inch nested and base molding up to 6-1/2-inch vertically against the saw fence.


Double-bevel design of the DEWALT miter saw allows the saw to bevel 0 degrees – 48 degrees to the left and right with positive stops at 0 degrees, 22.5 degrees, 33.9 degrees, and 45 degrees.


Cam lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles (

Dust collection system

An efficient dust duct is concentrated at the point of cut for maximum collection. Do not spend more time cleaning your workplace or item after every project. A higher percentage of dust is trapped before it escapes. The dust duct is concentrated at the point of cut for maximum collection.

What could have been better

Dewalt Dws715

  • A better quality dust collection performs better.
  • A laser brings more accuracy.

Dewalt Dws716

  • More affordable options would have been better.
  • A laser would have made it more accurate. 


  • Both use the 15amp motor
  • They have a 1-year limited warranty from DEWALT.

Differences between Dewalt DWS715 and Dewalt DWS716

  • The Dewalt DWS715 bevel capacity allows it to cut up to a compound angle of 57-1/4 degrees in either direction. In contrast, the DWS716 Miter saw offers a larger miter capacity of 60 degrees in both directions.
  • The DWS715 is equipped with a 15 amp motor that produces 4,000RPM at no load whereas the dws716 rubs at 3, 800rpm.

The verdict

Both saw tools are incredible. You cannot have both tools but one that best serves your interests. If you have limited space in your workshop, you may have to use the Dewalt dws715 since it is smaller. If you want to cut various materials at different angles, the Dewalt Dws716 might be your saw tool. By now, you should have decided on the miter saw you want. 

David D. Hughes

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