DEWALT DWS779

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DEWALT DWS779

DEWALT DWS780

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DEWALT DWS780

DEWALT DWS779 vs DEWALT DWS780

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Specifications

DEWALT DWS779

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DEWALT DWS780

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Details

Product Weight (lb.)
How much it weights
68 lb
57 lb
Returnable
90-Day
90-Day
Color Family
Yellow
Yellow
Condition
New
New
Power Tool Features
Positive Stops, Keyed Blade Change
Positive Stops, Keyed Blade Change
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Corded
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Power Tool
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right
60
60
Miter Saw Type
Sliding Compound
Sliding Compound
Arbor Size
5/8
.625
Bevel Type
Dual Bevel
Dual Bevel
Amperage (amps)
15 A
15 A
Blade Diameter (in.)
12 in
12 in
Included Accessories
Tool Only
Clamp
Construction Material
Composite
Composite
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left
50
50
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
6.75
6.75
Cord Length (ft.)
6
6
Cuts Through
Wood, Nylon, PVC, Plastic
Wood, Nylon, PVC
Corded Tool Type
Miter Saw
Miter Saw
Dust collection type
Bag
Port
Power Source
Electric
Electric

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 Day Money Back Guarantee 1 Year Free Service Contract 3 Year Limited Warranty
90 Day Money Back Guarantee 1 Year Free Service Contract 3 Year Limited Warranty
Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
UL Listed

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
18.8 in
20 in
Product Width (in.)
23.75 in
19.05 in
Product Depth (in.)
33 in
32.77 in
Blade Diameter (in.)
12

Reviews

DEWALT DWS779

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Just piciked this one up this week. Previously used a DW705 for a number of years and it served me well. Wanted something a little more versatile but the cost of a 780 was more than I was willing to spend. Not a contractor, just a hobbyest. Then I saw this and wondered what it was about. Looks like...

Very pleased with this purchase. This saw is powerful and accurate. This is essentially a dws780 without the XPS light system, which frankly isn't worth an additional $200. The stock blade is general construction grade, so you'll need to get another blade for smoother cuts. You won't regret purchasi...

Needed saw was going to last through various projects around the house this saw has fit the bill was already squared and ready to work out of the box

Very nice tool. The sliding mechanism was not very smooth out of the box but a good cleaning helped. I would have given this a 5 star rating if it had a laser and better blade. I bought an after market laser and higher tooth count blade and it is now perfect for building furniture and doing trim wor...

Saw is excellent and prefect I bought a Ridgid Miter Saw Stand for it and it folds up nice and neat. All is great except for the weight, it's pretty heavy saw hence the saw stand I got.

Have been working with a 10 inch for several years and needed to upgrade. Looked at all the competition and wanted to spend less. Unfortunately most of the lesser price saws had major shortfalls as reviewers have noted. Worst feature for most was that they had stickers for miter and/or bevel degree...

While I don't have a wealth of experience with this saw yet, what I have done is pretty impressive. It handles 4x4s with ease, and out of the box, the straight cuts were dead on. This was a replacement for a bargain store brand, and the differences are noticeable right away. But just because it h...

I love my new saw. I am replacing a 20 yr. old Craftsman miter saw that still works, it just couldn't cut boards as wide as I needed to cut. I checked everything right out of the box. The only change I made was to replace the 32 tooth blade that was included with an 80 tooth blade as I was cutting t...

This is a great saw and a fantastic deal. The DWS779 has more capacity and a few other features (adjustable depth stop) over the DWS709 and is approximately $200 less expensive than the DWS780 though it is lacking the XPS light. While a shadow light (XPS) or laser is handy I do not miss it. The blad...

This is hands down the best Miter Saw for the money. I've done the research. Originally purchased the DWS709 on sale for $349. When I saw this online for $399 with a $25 Dewalt Promo I had buyers remorse and returned my 709 for the 779. It is the 780 without the lightb which is nice but not needed.

DEWALT DWS780

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I got this combo at my local store...The promo ends on 1-04-2012. The saw is awesome and accurate right out of the box. The led light, which comes with it, project's a shadow of the blade on to your work material and is IMAO better than a laser. The dust collection is definitely improved and hooks r...

I have been waiting for a sale on this saw for some time. The new version is awesome and the rolling stand just makes it that much better. All I have to say is this is probably the best purchase I have made! A must buy for anyone thats in the market!!!

Forget lasers. The LED light on this unit works great and you know precisely what is left and what is cut. The rest of the saw is as expected. It cuts and miters great. When it arrived at my house, I expected the alignment to be off, but using my trusty quick square, I realized no adjustment was ne...

Ready to rock and roll out of the box. This saw with table included is ready for any job. I really like the "shadow" line the light projects onto your work very accurate. It took some time to assemble the table but once in service really provides stability and portability to all jobs. Excellent very...

This is a great product! As with most Dewalt products, you can instantly see and feel the quality. But... the product description should really have stated/shown that it DOES include the universal saw mounting brackets that are also sold separately. These brackets ARE shown on the version of the sta...

Got this as a gift 3 years ago. Easy to assemble and use. No problems with very heavy use. I use with both my 10" and 12" Dewalt mitre saws. This stand was designed by someone that set out to build a mitre saw stand that works well and it does. I have read some reviews that were critical of the mobi...

It's not a Cadillac, more like a Lamborghini. The LED light that cast a shadow of the blade is simply genius. I had lasers on my last saw but this you won't have to worry about adjusting. What else needs to be said? It's a sliding, double beveled beauty.

Was torn between the ridgid and the dewalt. I am extremely happy with this one. Seems very well built compared to the ridgid and what made my decision easier was the free stand i got with it. Stand was easy to assemble, all and all I'm very satisfied. The slide seemed a little stiff which was a conc...

The combination of this saw and this stand works great together. Used this saw and stand to overhaul the inside of a large restaurant. Too many board feet of cuts to mention here. Very precise and durable for the price.

Dewalt has thought of everything on this saw. All setting can be adjusted if need be. Out of the box it cut PERFECT! Easy to use, and much quieter than I expected. The rolling stand is great. Even a place for the included tools. Simply a great tool! cons: The handle on the stand could be a little l...

Questions & Answers

DEWALT DWS779

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What are the dimensions of the base?

24.25" wide x 14.25 (depth) of the base. The total saw depth can go from 40" (without dust bag) to 52" with dust bag. It takes quite a lot of space. It won't fit in a narrow work bench. Best is to have a dedicated stand for it.

Good saw I will recommend

DEWALT DWS780

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Is this a double beveled saw?

No, this is a single bevel saw.

Yes it's the 780

dws780 is listed as a dual bevel

No, this is not double bevel

This is a DWS780 package. Dual bevel! Oversized bevel scale makes bevel-angle adjustments accurate and easy (bevels from 0 - 49 degrees right and left)

Yes, Dual bevel/ Double bevel Terminology different by Dewalt. Same difference. Looked at my ne in store yesterday 5/12/17

All Mitre Saws listed on Dewault website are double bevel. They do not sell anything else.

Yes this saw is capable of cutting a double bevel.

Yes.

Did anyone bottom out and cut through base of saw?

Ouch! I've only had mine less than a year but no this hasn't happened to me.

No, your saw was improperly set up at the factory. there are stops that you can adjust so that this will not happen, or did you happen to cut thru the fence when making an angle cut?

Yes. Had to return mine. Cuts about 1/4 too deep. No adjustment for this.

How much clearance does this saw need from a wall? I'd like to install it onto a workbench that ...

If your work bench is only 24" deep and flush with the wall this saw is too big unless you pull it away from the wall. The front of the mounting base to dust collector (without the bag) is 27". The saw at 90 deg. from the overall is 39". I use mine on a Rigid folding stand that works just great for me.

From the hilt to the very back of the saw extended is about 41inches. I assume you have some extra clearance on your stand? You should be ok if you have 2ft of radius.