DEWALT DHS790AT2 Compound Sliding Miter Saw Review
This is one of the top-of-the-line miter saws on the market from DeWalt. The DEWALT DHS790AT2 FLEXVOLT Miter Saw features a unique FlexVolt system that allows you to use a power cord or 60V battery to power the unit. It also delivers top-notch accuracy that’s hard to beat. A powerful 120V brushless motor that runs longer compared to brushed motors.
Durable, lightweight and compact, this high-quality unit offers you performance that’s way above its competitors. Read on to find out the features that make this miter saw a unique tool for your shop.
FlexVolt is one of the innovative technologies on the power tools market. DeWalt developed the tech that allows a battery to understand what tool is working, automatically providing the right amount of voltage. Unfortunately, this tech will not work on older versions of tools you have since the battery only detects voltages for 20-Volt, 60-Volt, and 120-Volt DeWalt tools.
However, the possibility of taking the battery form a miter saw to a drill makes this tech one of a kind, opening up all types of doors when it comes to designing future products.
Hybrid Power Source
In regards to versatility, this unit takes the number one spot. One of the things you will first notice on handling this unit is its hybrid power source system. This means that the machine can comfortably run on electricity or battery power. In the event you run out of power, just plug in the adapter and get back to work. The battery’s runtime is impressive as it offers you about 290 crosscuts on a single charge.
Thankfully, you also get another battery that will help in reducing downtime significantly. In other words, even when batteries die, the DHS790AT2 will never let you down. Add to that the advantages of using a brushless motor, and you get even longer runtimes on battery.
The safety features of this unit are high level. A partially transparent blade guard lets you see what the blade is doing. An integrated LED light helps you even in dim situations. When it comes to safety, everything is taken care of, but you have to read the manual before you start up the unit to ensure that you set it up as recommended.
The market is flooded with cordless saws that feature sub-quality dust-collection capabilities, but this does not include this DHS790AT2 unit. The extraction port has an included dust bag. The capacity of the bag is tolerable and will not be a bother once you start working with this saw. However, you’ll still need to empty it frequently.
When it comes to design, DeWalt’s engineers deserve a thumb up (or several). While the unit features plenty of plastic parts, the sturdy plastic will never shutter, no matter the load. Vibrations are tolerable but could be a burden when operating the unit at full power since there are no cushions on the handgrip.
DEWALT DHS790AT2: Conclsuion
One of the things you’ll love about the DEWALT DHS790AT2 FLEXVOLT Miter Saw is its versatility. Hybrid power source switching will be something you enjoy whenever you find yourself in a situation where all batteries are empty. Plus, you get two batteries in one unit! The materials used to make this unit are incredibly trustworthy and reliable. These are all things you’ll appreciate if you are a dedicated professional with a ton of projects in mind.