WEN Sliding Compound Miter Saws
Price: $124.99 - 174.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
10/8/2013 - $148.00 (Woot Plus)
Reviews on the Dual Bevel
I bought the larger double mitre saw here when it was on sale late spring / early summer. Great value for the dollar. About as good as it gets.
Unless you are a professional full-time carpenter, I don’t see why spend more. I’ve used it to build 100+ wine holders/souvenirs. Working on artwork frames right now.
Since then, I’ve been so happy with it that I’ve purchased quite a few Wen products. Solid equipment (literally and figuratively) and feature rich at a reasonable price.
The double mitre has a laser hairline that saves you time when cutting a lot of pieces. Consider the double mitre for its great versatility (angles to either side of vertical). Wish it came with a second set of clamps, but is not the end of the world.
I’ve purchased separately a couple of clamps and a table/stand also previously listed here later in the summer. Very handy accessory for long stock.
Here’s the link to the WEN 70751 10-Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw when it was on sale on June 5th. And here’s the bench.
I bought this late last year when I was buying a new house. After 4 months I opened the box. Multiple parts were damaged and some of the cast pieces were broken. It was way past the cutoff for Woot.com to help me out so I called WEN. They were no help what-so-ever. I was promised parts that never showed up. The motor has no electric brake so the blade spins until the motor stops. The controls are clunky and not exacting. This isnt for someone who has a clue and dangerous for someone who is a novice. I LOVE Woot.com and buy from here all the time, but I will NEVER buy another WEN product.
Sorry, it may not further the cause or the discussion but I have to say this. When I look at these pics of the 70715 it causes an unsettling stirring. After years of Big Med sponsored steroid abuse, poor choices in women, and more recently a bout of chemotherapy, looking at this glorious stallion rise up really “wakes up the echoes”. I want one. For each floor of my house. And the garage.
According to the product overview it has an electric blade brake. I can’t think of any that don’t, it would be a major safety concern.
Powerful 15 Amp motor 5,000 RPM blade speed Double bevel cuts from 0° to 45° left and right Miter cuts from 0° to 60° left and 0° to 52.5° right Positive miter table stops Electric blade brake for safety Laser guide for accuracy
I got the non-sliding one a while back and used it to remodel my family room, specifically to cut hardwood floor. It worked very well for the job, and I’ve been happy with it.
That said, I do wish I got a sliding model like this. We chose a wider floorboard and it was not long enough to cut the width in a single stroke requiring me to flip the board for every cut. It was only seconds, but grew tedius over time.
If I were to do it over, it would be this model instead.
Bought the double bevel a couple of months ago on here. Surprisingly good saw. The only issue I have is wit the support guides. They do not slide in and out very easily. Perhaps a little lube would help with that though.
I’m impressed with this company… Miter saws AND innovative hair care?! So much range of product. Much range.
I bought the dual bevel one a few months and I absolutely do not regret it for a second. Great saw for the cash. For around the house and the occasional woodworking project it is fantastic.
Whoa on his one. Before you drop a hundred bills on a no name mitre saw, I would highly recommend spending the extra $50 for a real tool that will last whether you are just a weekend guy or a hard core renovator. This is the one tool where it pays to have quality. Just sayin’…
I definitely agree that sticking with a brand you trust is a good idea, but WEN isn’t a no-name brand. They’ve been around for quite awhile. I’ve never used any of their saws, but I’ve used some of their other power tools -quality stuff.
This sounds like a shipping issue, not a company issue. You should have opened the box shortly after you received it. Had you done that, the manufacturer could have put in a claim with the shipper. So a lot of the blame is yours.
Video on there too.
A bit late now, but I saw an interesting technique used by the yardman at our local hardware. Bring the blade down as usual - the cut is incomplete. But as you raise the blade, simultaneously tilt the board up, pivoting the far edge in the angle between the table and fence. You can gain an inch or two of cutting range. (Note: this technique might not be OSHA approved!)
Looking at the pictures, it looks nearly identical to the models sold by Harbor Freight. You can get one of those for cheaper then the woot price. If you subscribe to the emails you will often receive a 20% coupon off a single item.
If you are not in a hurry to buy one, the 12" model is often on sale for ~$120 on special days like labor day, minus 20% off, you get it for less than $100 (before tax). It’s a much better deal than this one.
We are sorry to hear that you never received your parts. Without knowing more details, I can’t say for sure if the parts were lost in the mail or sent to a wrong address, but we want to make this right. Please contact us directly by calling our customer service line at 1-800-232-1195 or sending me a private message. Since your miter saw is likely still under warranty, we will cover the costs of any parts, repairs, etc.
Can this be used for cutting soft metals (such as aluminum)?
My father was a contractor and taught me how to do all that kind of stuff. I also excelled at wood working. I do not do this a profession, but am fairly capable. I am going to be building my own kitchen cabinets are retrimming my entire house. (Which is currently down to the studs while I do the insulation and new heating system, plumbing, wiring, etc.) I would say this saw is perfectly capable of doing anything I need it to do. If I was doing this for a living and need 100% perfection and much easier use, I wouldn’t recommend this. I am thoroughly please with how it slides and and bevels. The blade that comes on it will splinter wood no matter how slow I cut it, but cuts fast and clean without burning. Sometimes paying more for name brand is just that: paying more for a name. I am pretty anal about my measurements and cuts. When I put the laser line on my mark and make the cut it is exactly what I wanted it to be. I don’t know if I got a extra good saw or what.