The item is DEWALT DW7187 Adjustable Miter-Saw Laser System
Used for Woodworking, Portable Table Saws
The product is manufactured in Thailand
Adjustable laser line allows user to adjust line to the left or right side of blade. Protected laser diode in optimum location delivers long-term durability while keeping laser diode clear and visible
On/off switch allows laser to operate with or without blade spinning
Compatible with DW713 Type1, DW715 Types 1 & 2, DW716 Types 1- 4, DW717 All Types and DW718 All Types
Bright laser line delivers enhanced visibility in low and high light locations
Upper guard mount location line visibility through entire range of motion, powered by saw (no batteries)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this based on what other owners said about it. It is fairly easy to install. The set up is a little tricky, I ended up going to the DeWalt web site to watch the set up video. I had to dig into the site quite a bit to find the video, but it was worth it. My main complaint is that the tension spring that holds the left to right setting for the laser is too weak for the application. Every couple of cuts I had to re-alighn the L-R of the laser with the adjustment screw. I contacted Dewalt and got nothing close to what I'll call help. They suggested taking it to a Dewalt service facility. I did not do that because I figured they would tell me my laser was fine. I ended up replacing the weak tensioning spring with a stronger one and now it seems to work okay.
The reason for the 3 stars is because I had to re-engineer an obvious fault with the laser and got no help from Dewalt when I asked for it. I feel that for the price I paid for this product I should have better...
I own several DeWalt products because I found them to be above average in design and quality. The Laser System for the DeWalt Miter Saw is an exception however. The DeWalt laser guide casts a fairly crisp red line, but the mechanism used to adjust the laser line is not adequate and in the best of conditions it casts a line that moves as the saw is brought down to cut. If you want a precision cut, you still have to align BY EYE the saw blade with your layout line on the wood. The laser line is not a trusted indicator of the cutting spot as it cannot be adjusted to indicate the same spot from saw blade upper position (at rest) to a lowered position to cut. During this saw blade travel, the laser line creeps from left to right, or right to left. For less demanding work, such as framing a house, the laser guide may be okay. For precise cutting, such as for picture frames, or furniture making, the DeWalt Laser System is a cute add-on that won't be used after the cuteness wares off...
This product was a big dissapointment. The laser installed fairly easily after reading the instructions, but then was a pain to adjust. After I finally adjusted the laser I found that the line it projected was very thick and that is not adjustable. After a couple of cuts it was back out of alignment. This Item is just not up to par with the rest of the saw which I am very pleased with.
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