last year, when two won't release their flexible line of tools, we're excited but skeptical, and especially about the 12-inch full-sized miter saw and how it would perform on the job site. We spent the last six months evaluating this saw with replaced it with two different crews building a house as well as dozens of remodeling projects. This long evaluation process obviously was a long wait for you guys, but we feel we've been able to fully vet. This amazing new saw the first, and probably the most important feature of this saw has been its ability to use it as a cordless saw when we had no power to eventually switching over and running it plugged into AC power source.
It is designed to run off a 2 flex, volt batteries, 6 volt battery pack, and you can also run it on an AC power by installing a converter that basically plugs into the battery sockets. This option makes the new flexible off one of the most versatile, cordless tools: we've ever used or tested. Having this type of option available on a high demand, miter saw drawing cordless power. It'S absolutely amazing and it allows users the maximum amount of flexibility to get the job done on one tool. Let's talk a little bit about performance in order to get to full the real graph of overall performance. With this new saw, we started using it on a beginning on a framing of a new house. We just figured - let's just start with the house and finish with the house, so we used it when there was no power on the site. http://www.straightkerfs.com/single-vs-dual-bevel-compound-miter-saws/
Yet we have generator running and we use the salt all the way through the stages to the finish stage, when we had power, we were running off of AC. What stood out the most about this miter saw is how well it performed both cordless and in corded modes. There was no noticeable difference in performance from one mode to the other, and the saw performs just as you'd expect any other 12 inch. All miter saw to perform it's basically the same saw, but it's got different power modes. Framing the walkout portion of the project. The crew is able to cut framing lumber all day on to battery packs. I will say that we did plug them in at lunch. As added insurance because we didn't want it to die on us, but 30 minutes at lunch, but in retrospect I don't think we needed that.
I don't think we needed to do that. So I had plenty of power for cutting framing materials, including engineered lumber, and even even when we did it we're running on a cordless mode. There were no problems with engineered lumber, precision and accuracy is important in a miter saw and we found it to be an accurate saw right out of the box. We didn't have to do any adjustments to the miter or bevel factory settings, which was a really nice surprise. Usually you have to do some sort of tweaking. After six months of use, we were continued continued to be impressed because there's no accuracy or precision adjustments needed either, even though we used it in rough framing and finish no problems. We use the strategy to do.
Trim exterior trim interior trim, decking oak stair treads all with great success and again I'd compared this soft to any of the DeWalt saws that I've used over the years. It'S an amazing little saw it's packed with a ton of features, all the things that you would expect on a quality miter saw. This is always 56 pounds. It has a cut capacity of 6 and 3/4 of an inch. It will miter left to 50 degrees and right to 60 degrees. Our favorite feature is the cut blade line positioning system. It'S that shadow line that lights up the blade too often offering this for a while. Now, it's probably the best out there in the market. I love it. People are copying it now, the miter controls and detents. They all work flawlessly easy to adjust. And, lastly, the blade guard that Dewalt uses is probably the best in the market out there. In my opinion, it works smoothly. It never gets hung up and, like I said, one of the best guards out there talk about runtime of a saw. We found the runtime to be excellent.
First of all, we did a. We did a runtime test when we first got it over the summer and we were able use a 2 by 12 and we were able to achieve 124 cups. Now we did the test with six 60 of our batteries and they will brand new batteries and the tests involve basically cutting the two by twelve every ten seconds up to ten cuts and then letting it saw rest for a minute. And we would repeat that cycle again and again, allowing it to rest until the battery drink. We felt that cycle that type of repetition cycle was the best way to simulate actual job site use, instead of just continuously cutting. Obviously, with the new nine amp hour battery packs the runtimes going to be even greater, we get that a job site use. We follow so I had plenty of runtimes basically keep the crew going throughout the day, and if you know,
if you have a crew, that's maybe working a demanding application. Framing all the time just get an extra set of batteries, you're good to go as far as improvements. This song is really good and doesn't have much in the way of issues that we found to be noteworthy. I guess I would love it. What would explore the option to allow for the bevel adjustments, maybe to be in the front? We said I had to reach around and undo that knob. But you know it's not the end of the world and it's easy enough to maneuver. A larger issue that we did discover with the flexible miter saw is that there is some sort of electoral electrical interference issue while doing finish work in the new house. We were building for this client. We discovered this issue and we're hoping to obviously that the wall can resolve it in the near future. Here'S issue when we were plugged in using the saw with the AC adapter we were, we were causing breakers to trip on the electrical panel in the house and, what's really interesting.
What'S strange is the fact that we weren't tripping the circuit that we would directly plugged into? We were tripping other dual function: type circuits like AFCI GFCI breakers in the panel there's got to be some sort of an issue with the converter and signal sending through the electrical system, not really sure. Needless to say, it's a nuisance, that's not fun to deal with and one that customers are likely going to be annoyed with if you're doing renovations and remodeling work in their home. We reached out to Dewalt with the issue they're looking into it, we're hoping they can address the problem, but that's a minor issue in the grand scheme of things overall performance overall impression of the stuff guys. It'S amazing.
The last year we've seen a bunch of cordless miter saws come out in the market. They all made their debut, and I got to be honest with you. The results have been very impressive. However, none of them are full-size 12 inch. Miter saws that give you the option to plug directly into AC power as well as use cordless. The flexible miter saw is the best full-sized miter saw for job site applications in our opinion, offering all the features of a Dewalt 12 inch sliding compound miter saw, and it gives you that option to cordless it's hard really to compare it to any of these. Other cordless saws in the market. There is no comparison with the recent availability of the 9 amp hour battery pack. The star is even going to have greater runtime and versatility. This saw selves are seven hundred and ninety-nine dollars. I got to tell you: that's a fair price for quality saw that has such amazing flexibility for contractors. I'M rod Robillard, please consider subscribing just click that button right there below. We need your support and we'll see you at the next tool review. https://sawwiz.com/best-miter-saw-reviews/
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