Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug EXCELLENT
This not only is a heavy duty saw but it is also heavy. Weighs a lot. Not a weekend toy. I have used this saw extensively and am very satisfied. As a professional journeyman carpenter and cabinetmaker I have used many different chop saws (power miter saws) but never one that could cut a 6" x 6" clean in one pass and be accurate on compound angles cutting 3-tier crown moldings, dental molding, casing and 3-piece base.
The LED light projects from the top of the blade shining down onto the material casting a perfect, crisp shadow line of where the blade is going to cut. No aligning lasers, replacing batteries, etc. and it has it's own "on-off" switch.
The stand is excellent as well. Great for long pieces of material. Although it has a carry handle, it is still a heavy stand. Going into the job site I would recommend a wheeled cart because the saw is too heavy to carry any distance but like I said, "It is not a toy."
November 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MAHByTheSea Recieved used saw
Inspect the items received very carefully as I received a used saw. The packaging was in very poor condition and the saw had sawdust on it. There was also a paper clip attached to the dust port to hold the 2 sides of the rubber together so they wouldn't rub on the fence. I doubt the paperclip was a Dewalt certified part installed at the factory. I would have kept the saw but the left side of the fence was not square with the table which is probably why the saw was a return in the first place. I would be very disappointed to find out this deal was a good way to get rid of returned items.
September 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bison Very good combo deal
Very good combo deal when you can get the stand for free. Both are very good quality and very useful. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 b/c of the amount of room the saw takes up with the slide rails. I was going to purchase the Bosch because of the smaller footprint, but I could not resist the free stand.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob DWS780 and bonus miter saw stand
My power miter saw of 40 years just fell apart and I was looking for one to replace it! I came across the DWS780 with free stand and decided to make the purchase. I am familiar with Dewalt and their quality. I was surprised that the stand was not an inexpensive one just for this sale.
Saw needed no adjustment right out of the box.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cliff What a nice tool
use this my deck to cut boards worked like a charm
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yoda Great saw, although a bit heavy
If you need accurate cuts and want a miter saw that can cut some really large pieces of wood, I highly recommend this saw. To get that capacity and flexibility, means it weighs a bit. You won't casually pick it up and move it from one area to another. You carefully grab on and bend with your knees if you know whats good for you. Coming from a simple Ridged miter saw which was great until it was stolen. This saw was a bit overwhelming to set up at first for a DIY person. First thing I noticed was how much control I had over setting the saw up to be accurate in it's cuts. Once dialed in this saw cut repeated beveled miter cuts that were dead accurate. And the smoothness of operation and cuts is the best I've used.
I got the stand included on a promotion deal they were running, otherwise I may have bought a lesser saw. I'm so glad I did not get a less expensive model, I've already used some of the features like the extra capacity of a sliding saw. And the dual bevel saved me from cutting pieces in the wrong direction when trying to figure out a cut backwards. The stand is one of my favorite parts of the saw. Especially when I was cutting 4x4x8 pressure treated post. All that weight fully supported on one end when all I needed was to cut 8 inches off was great. Square cut, no binding, no work around to support the wood. Just lay it up on the saw and cut, put a smile on my face.
As little as I use the saw, maybe four projects a year, I don't anticipate any problems with the saw. Hopefully it will be my last saw if no one steals it. :-)
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigMike Great chopsaw....even better with the free stand!
Always liked this DeWalt chop saw; good value tool. With the free stand, it's even better. This saw is lighter than my old one and the stand is improved as well. Both are easy to setup and move around a job site. It may not be as easy as the Bosch gravity stands and chop saw, but a lot cheaper and therefore a much better value for the price.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by captainken Nice saw - Sturdy Stand
Nice quality saw - Stand is sturdy with nice options
October 8, 2015