Dewalt DWS779 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Corded Miter Saw

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Dewalt DWS779 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Corded Miter Saw Model: dewndws779

Product Features & specs :

Dewalt DWS779 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Corded Miter Saw

Details
The DEWALT DWS779 sliding compound miter saw is precision at it's toughest, delivering accuracy and capacity for everyday jobsite use. This miter saw is designed with a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability. Tall sliding fences support 7-1/2 in. of crown nested and up to 2 x 14 dimensional lumbers at 90-degrees and 2 x 10 at 45-degrees. A cam lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles.
Features:
  • Stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops
  • Precise miter system and machined base fence support
  • Precise miter system and machined base fence support Cam-lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles
  • Tall sliding fences support 6-3/4 in. base vertically
  • Bevels 0-deg. - 48-deg. left and right
  • 2 in. x 14 in. Dimensional lumber cross cut capacity at 90-deg. and 2 in. x 10 in. dimensional lumber at 45-deg.
  • Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings for accuracy and durability
  • Efficient dust collection system captures over 75% of dust generated
  • Oversized, high visibility bevel scale with positive stops
What’s Included:
  • 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Corded Miter Saw - DWS779
  • (1) Carbide Blade
  • (1) Blade Wrench
  • (1) Dust Bag
  • (1) Vertical Material Clamp
Length
24.75 in.
Width
23 in.
Height
17 in.
Weight
58 lbs.
Amperage
15
Arbor Size
5/8 in
Bevel Direction
Dual Bevel
Blade Diameter
12 in
Bluetooth Compatibility
No
CSA Safety
No
Case Included
No
Cut Guidance System
Yes
ETL Safety
No
Keyless/keyed Blade Change
Keyed Change
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left
50
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right
60
Miter Angle (Left)
50 Degrees
Miter Angle (Right)
60 Degrees
Miter Type
Sliding Compound
Motor Type
Brushed
No-Load Speed (RPM)
3800
Positive Miter Detents
10
Power Source
Corded
Slide System
Yes
UL Safety
Yes
Voltage
120V
Wifi compatibility
No

Reviews :

4.9 / 5.0
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Would you recommend this product?
Yes (16)
No (1)
Pros
Easy To Use (16)
Powerful (14)
Value (11)
Ergonomic Design (4)
Cons
Heavy (7)
Best Uses
Large Projects (14)
Frequent Use (13)
Home Repair (13)
Small Projects (9)
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Large Projects
Home Repair
Slick, smooth and extremely heavy
I finally got around to using my new 12 inch DeWalt compound slider. For years I have used a 10 inch Delta compound miter saw but the switch on it has started to become unreliable. I have always wanted a slider for stock larger than 2X6 and to be able to cut through 4x4's without having to turn the beam. I am an accountant by profession but do lots of DIY projects so my perspective is from that angle. I plan on doing a lot of deck work in the coming year.

The box it came in was the size of a dorm room refrigerator and the weight was hard to believe. I am fairly strong but found it difficult to move. It must be 3 times heavier than my 10 inch Delta. I've used portable table saws lighter than this thing.

I first used it to cut 2x8's,6's and 4's and found the slide action to be quite smooth. The miter adjustment is also very smooth and it is fairly quiet for such a beast of a saw. I have it mounted on a sturdy steel miter saw stand. The blade just slightly nicked the end of the plastic kerf plate. Not sure if the plate was made a little over-sized or what. It does not look like if was installed incorrectly. When I Googled parts for this saw the kerf plates were the first things to come up so I am guessing they get beat up.

The dust chute is a joke on this saw. It is a flimsy two piece affair that looks like it would belong on a cheap kids toy. A more substantial one piece design would have been the way to go. I have not used the other accessories, like the side mount handles, that it came with since I have it mounted on the stand.
October 13, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
This SAW ROCKS!
1. Its the Dewalt flagship model for many years. 2. Add a laser system and zing DWS780. 3. Very good price for the saw. 4. It cuts the shit out of some stuff. 5. Put it on a mitersaw stand with wheels - hell yea .... Time to go frame something.... Something BIG! Like the Empire State building - BIG! 6. Its just a good saw... It works and works well.
September 14, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Fantastic
Fantastic saw. Works great as expected. Installed the led shadow light kit on it. Great addition to the saw.
June 12, 2019
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Replacement
As usual Dewalt comes thru. This saw replaced my old miter saw and functions the same. Great flexibility power and accuracy. Glad I trusted them.
May 21, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
Dewalt Sliding miter saw
Very good for the price.
April 24, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Value
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Consolidated to one saw
Space limitations forced me to consolidate tools for best use of space available. I already had the chop saw stand so there was no decision involved there. Given the short time that I have had the saw, this seems to be the right decision. Hated giving up my old Dewalt radial arm saw for the 1980's.
April 19, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Excellent choice for business use and home use.
Best sliding compound offering out there.
April 12, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Great saw for the money. This is my fourth saw and will definitely recommend it to anyone.
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April 9, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Excellent
I replaced an older 10” compound miter saw with this Dewalt. The increase in versatility is significant. I’m sorry I didn’t switch sooner.
March 31, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Great saw, great design for crown molding.
This is a great saw, designed for the bigger jobs as you're not going to want to move this around a lot for the smaller stuff. Recommend a wheeled miter saw stand as this thing is on the heavy side as you'd expect for a sliding 12". Accurate out of the box, packaged well for shipment. Cutting capacity nice for the taller crown. Features really well thought out. Older Dewalt saw has lasted a long time, hope this does they same.
March 31, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional

Q & A :

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Is this saw double bevel?
Dennis B on Feb 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Those numbers are for the miter settings. I will bevel 45 degrees left and right. Slightly more if you override the stop.
Is this saw a dual bevel sliding miter saw?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes!
Is blade included ?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, mine came with a 60 tooth. Great saw!
Does this saw have a light?
A shopper on Nov 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No light but its's an awesome, powerful saw. I believe there are after market lights you can install on the Dewalt.
Do the saws get calibrated from the factory?
Jeremiah G on May 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: the saws are calibrated. It's a good idea to recheck it after you've used it for awhile. Loading and relocating can affect your calibration. I've had mine for over a year and absolutely love my Dewalt. Great deal from CPO!!!
Hi, is this a double bevel sliding miter saw?
Assad on Dec 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model DWS779 will be the Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw.
The specs on the DWS779 says it has a cut guidance system is this a lighted system?
Steve H on Oct 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can provide you with the technical information. The number to reach the technician is 1-800-433-9258.
What are the thicknesses and widths this saw will cut?
Steve H on Oct 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You will have to contact DeWalt directly at 1-800-433-9258. The agent will be able to provide you with the information.
Does this saw come with crown molding stops?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Model DWS779 does not include any crown molding stops. The model number for the crown molding stops are DW7084.
How long does shipping take?
A shopper on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Shipping timeline will vary depending on your shipping location.