|Item Weight||56 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||2 x 23 x 18.5 inches|
|Item model number||DWS779|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Color||Silver Miter saw|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Blade Length||12 Inches|
|Included Components||1) Miter saw, 1) Carbide Blade, 1) Blade Wrench, 1) User guide.|
|Warranty||3 year limited warranty|
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DEWALT Sliding Compound Miter Saw, 12-Inch (DWS779)
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- Your purchase includes: 1 CDEWALT DWS779 sliding compound cord miter saw, 12-inch, carbide blade, 1 blade wrench
- Tool dimensions: 17” H x 24.75” L. Tool weight: 56 lbs. Maximum cutting thickness: 6.75 inch
- Other specifications: 15 Amps, 12” blade diameter, 5/8” or 1” Arbor size. 3800 RPM motor. Type of milter saw: Slide
- Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2x14 dimensional lumber at 90 degree and 2x12 at 45 degree. Miter saw does not come with LED (sold separately) or laser cutting guide
- Super-efficient dust collection system captures over 75 percent of dust generated
- Backed by DEWALT'S 3 year limited warranty
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▲1 * 40 Tooth TCT Blade
▲1 * Clamping Device
▲1 * Dust bag
▲1 * Side Support
▲1 * Allen Wrenches
▲1 * User Manual
▲1 * Warranty Card
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|Item Dimensions||2.00 x 23.00 x 18.50 inches||26.77 x 21.85 x 18.90 inches||21.46 x 17.72 x 17.13 inches||28.90 x 13.70 x 17.30 inches||36.00 x 11.00 x 32.00 inches||28.94 x 13.78 x 17.32 inches|
|Power Source||ac/dc||Electric Powered||Electric Powered||Electric Powered||—||Electric Powered|
|Voltage||0 volts||—||120 volts||120.00 volts||0 volts||120.00 volts|
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 percent of dust generated. This miter saw also offers an exclusive back fence design which cuts up to 2x14 dimensional lumber at 90° and 2x12 at 45°.
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DeWalt does not list this model (DWS779) on their web site, probably because this saw is the top-of-the-line DWS780 corded 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 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.
Square out of box, with 32T blade, cut through 4×4, 2×12 like a hot knife through butter (as it should), quiet, powerful, and maybe my saw is different but super smooth sliding action, sawdust catcher worked as advertised! (Pleasantly surprised about that) It worked much better than my previous Makita. Very happy with what I got. Especially for the this price, this is a quality saw that you'll be happy you got.
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I am not a pro but have used this quite a bit for projects and repairs.
I have a stand that i had from a previous model and it is awesome on the stand.
Only con is that is heavy as hell to carry and also awkward to carry.
It was very convenient to build my shed,