DeWalt DW872 Review
The DeWalt DW872 14-Inch Multi-Cutter Saw is an awesome tool for the machine shop or garage. It is unique for a saw because it can cut aluminum and steel (a.k.a. ferrous and non-ferrous metals).
We use it at Saunders Machine Works daily to cut aluminum for our machine shop. We also manufacture an upgraded DeWalt DW872 saw base that improves the ability to workhold and clamp parts and material with the DeWalt DW872
“I’ve been wanting a good solution to cutting raw materials and save $1 per cut at my local metal supplier. In a previous life, we had a horizontal band saw, but it was messy and they take up a lot of floor space. I didn’t want that in my small garage/shop and needed a better solution. I watched John’s videos on the Dewalt 872 and decided that was the way to go.
I received [the saw, SMW fixture plate, and clamps] late last night and this morning mated it with a Dewalt DMX726 Folding/Rolling Miter Saw Stand. The SMW fixture plate fits perfectly on the stand and setup was a breeze.
John was not kidding. This thing cuts through 6061 like a Chicago winter wind cuts through a winter coat! Cuts in 5/8″ & 3/4″ X 1-1/2″. Almost burr-free and near-perfect square cuts.” -Bill S.
“I love my SMW Dewalt Fixture Plate!!!! I am very limited in my shop for space so i have my setup on a rolling metal restaurant shelf behind the mill.” – NYC CNC Forum user selphb