|Item Weight||67 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||2 x 23 x 18.5 inches|
|Item model number||DWS779|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||1) Miter saw, 1) Carbide Blade, 1) Blade Wrench, 1) User guide.|
|Warranty Description||3 year limited warranty|
DEWALT DWS779 12" Sliding Compound Miter Saw
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- Powerful 15 Amp, 3,800 rpm motor delivers extended power and durability
- Exclusive Back Fence Design cuts up to 2x16 dimensional lumber at 90° and 2x12 at 45°
- Super efficient dust collection system captures over 75% of dust generated.
- Backed by Dewalt's 3 year limited warranty
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DWS779 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Includes the integrated CUTLINE Blade Positioning System that provides adjustment free cut line indication for better accuracy and visibility. Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw.
Backed by DEWALT"s 3 year limited warranty
Increased capacity and precision
Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2x16 dimensional lumber at 90° and 2x12 at 45°. The DWS780 miters 60° to the right and 50° to the left providing capacity for professional applications. Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 7-1/2" nested and base molding up to 6-3/4" vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts.
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|Included Components||1) Miter saw, 1) Carbide Blade, 1) Blade Wrench, 1) User guide.||bare-tool||Bare-Tool||Miter Saw, Blade, Dust Bag, Vise Ass'y, Box Wrench, Holder||Bare-Tool||attachments|
|Item Dimensions||23 x 2 x 18.5 in||19.57 x 26.06 x 17.2 in||20 x 27.5 x 20 in||35 x 25 x 28 in||22.75 x 30.75 x 19.5 in||17.72 x 21.46 x 17.13 in|
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The DEWALT DWS779 12" Sliding Compound Miter Saw features a powerful 15 amp, 3,800 rpm motor that delivers extended power and durability. It has a super efficient dust collection system that captures over 75% of dust generated. This Miter saw also offers an exclusive back fence design which cuts up to 2x16 dimensional lumber at 90° and 2x12 at 45°.
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(Update as of September 29, 2017--Pricing and model numbers seem to be changing again on DeWalt miter saws. And as before, it seems that both DeWalt and retailers are seeking to confuse consumers by failing to disclose model numbers and hiding substantial differences between models. Amazon's price for this saw today (DWS779) is $472.88, nearly $75 more than this saw has been priced at on Amazon for most of the past year. Amazon's price for this model has gone as low as $365 and as high as $554 within the past six months. Meanwhile, Home Depot no longer seems to carry the DWS779, slotting in the inferior DWS709 at the same $399 price point instead, but not identifying the model number. Differences in the back fence are the quickest way to tell the difference. The DWS709 has a right angle at the lowest point of the right-side cutout for the blade while the 779 and 780 have a 45-degree angle there...)
DeWalt does not list this model (DWS779) on their web site, probably because this saw is the top-of-the-line DWS780 sliding compound miter saw without the DWS780's superb XPS guide light. Right now on Amazon (as of January, 2017) and elsewhere (Home Depot online) the DWS779 is selling for $200 less than the DWS780--a substantial savings if you can do without the light. DeWalt used to sell an accessory XPS light for older saw models, but no longer. Though the accessory lights can still be found on Ebay, the electrical coupler for the accessory is no longer built into newer saws. Youtube has guides to ordering the relevant parts off the DWS780 parts list and hacking them onto the DWS779. It will set you back a bit less than $70 and a little work.
My wife bought me a DWS709 12-inch sliding compound miter saw at Home Depot on Black Friday. It was advertised as a $549 value being sold as a "Special Deal" at $399 (with an additional $25 taken off at the register from manufacturer). When she gave it to me at Christmas I looked it up and found that it was a substantially different saw than the DWS780, and that it was then selling (post-Christmas) for $349 at Home Depot. Home Depot's Black Friday advertising led my wife to believe the saw she was buying was the DWS780, DeWalt's top-of-the-line saw. The Black Friday ad didn't mention model number, nor was it on display in the store, suggesting an intention to mislead potential buyers.
The saw she actually received (the DWS709) is a twelve-inch sliding compound saw. But though it superficially resembles the DWS779 and DWS780, it has seriously diminished cutting capacities along with several other more minor deficiencies (handle placement, miter-angle adjustment release, etc.). Despite Home Depot selling the DWS709 as a Black Friday "special" for $399, the store routinely sells the saw for less than $399 on its web site.
This saw, the DWS779, is routinely sold for $399 on the web. That's what I bought it for from Amazon, and that's its price at Home Depot online. It is the DWS780 without the XPS light, possessing the same motor, fence, blade, stops and capacities as the DWS780. Home Depot occasionally offers a special combination of a DeWalt 12-inch sliding miter saw with a stand for $599. However, the saw sold with the stand in my experience is not the DWS780, but the DWS779 and sometimes the DWS709. Purchasers who aren't aware of the different models (and I think DeWalt intentionally obscures model differences to enable such marketing ploys) don't realize that they could buy the same saw for $399. They think they're getting the top-of-the-line DeWalt DWS780 sliding miter saw with a free stand (about a $200 value). Instead, they're getting as a package a DWS779 or DWS709 saw and a stand that they might be able to purchase separately for cheaper....
Finally, as to the tool itself (the DWS779), if you can live without the XPS light, it's everything people write about the DWS780. Good saw. Heavy. I mean, HEAVY. I'm amazed at how much heavier it is than my 20-year-old DeWalt miter saw. But a great machine. You will want a rolling stand for it if you intend to use it on sites. Trust me on this.
It would be nice if the clamp stored somewhere on the saw like the wrench does, and because of how the lock on the shaft of the clamp is designed it can't even be locked down to the back of the saw, it must be in contact with the front of the saw. So when not in use or secured to the front of the saw it is just flopping around. I really do not find myself using the clamp that often anyway, but I would be more inclined if there was a cam system or something better than a threaded rod that made it easier to use.
I have seen some other reviews that had concern about the plastic cam being exposed when stored, and I agree with the concern. The saw has excellent features, but does not seemed to have every aspect of use nailed down.
I bought the components for the DWS780 (light, handle, power supply) for $60 and like the system. The kerf lines do not show that well with the light when saw is running. So you end up aligning the workpiece to the body of the saw blade instead of the cutting head, the cuts are off by the width of the kerf to the saw body and I did confirm this. Also the shadow only sharpens enough to be usable a few inches from the workpiece, so don't think that you will be aligning anything with the saw blade covered and the saw not running. I did create an aperture for the light to sharpen the shadow of the light, and this improves the quality of the shadow greatly.
In my opinion the light's greatest benefit is not for making straight cuts, but for mitered cuts where you can see where the blade will fall at the side of the workpiece.
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I have a Rigid now and would never buy another Dewalt.