Internet #206541015

Model # DWS779

0885911450706

DEWALT

15-Amp Corded 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

  • 12" Compound Miter Saw, Blade Wrench, Dust Bag, 12" Carbide Blade
  • Adjustable Detent Plate, Cam Lock Miter Handle & Detent Override
  • Tall Sliding Fence Support & Lightweight
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Product Overview

  • 12" Compound Miter Saw, Blade Wrench, Dust Bag, 12" Carbide Blade
  • Adjustable Detent Plate, Cam Lock Miter Handle & Detent Override
  • Tall Sliding Fence Support & Lightweight
The DEWALT DWS779 slide compound miter saw is ideal for most cutting applications including crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. This miter saw is designed with a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability. The exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 14 dimensional lumbers at 90 degrees and 2x10 at 45 degrees.
  • Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw
  • Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. nested and base molding up to 6-3/4 in. vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy
  • Miters 60 degree to the right and 50 degree to the left providing increased capacity
  • Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize durability and cutting accuracy
  • Compact, lightweight design (56 lbs.) allows for easy transport and storage
  • Cam lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • 12" Compound Miter Saw, Blade Wrench, Dust Bag, 12" Carbide Blade
  • Adjustable Detent Plate, Cam Lock Miter Handle & Detent Override
  • Tall Sliding Fence Support & Lightweight
Model #: DWS779
Internet #: 206541015

The DEWALT DWS779 slide compound miter saw is ideal for most cutting applications including crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. This miter saw is designed with a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability. The exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 14 dimensional lumbers at 90 degrees and 2x10 at 45 degrees.

  • Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw
  • Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. nested and base molding up to 6-3/4 in. vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy
  • Miters 60 degree to the right and 50 degree to the left providing increased capacity
  • Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize durability and cutting accuracy
  • Compact, lightweight design (56 lbs.) allows for easy transport and storage
  • Cam lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • 12" Compound Miter Saw, Blade Wrench, Dust Bag, 12" Carbide Blade
  • Adjustable Detent Plate, Cam Lock Miter Handle & Detent Override
  • Tall Sliding Fence Support & Lightweight
The DEWALT DWS779 slide compound miter saw is ideal for most cutting applications including crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. This miter saw is designed with a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability. The exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 14 dimensional lumbers at 90 degrees and 2x10 at 45 degrees.
  • Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw
  • Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. nested and base molding up to 6-3/4 in. vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy
  • Miters 60 degree to the right and 50 degree to the left providing increased capacity
  • Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize durability and cutting accuracy
  • Compact, lightweight design (56 lbs.) allows for easy transport and storage
  • Cam lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • 12" Compound Miter Saw, Blade Wrench, Dust Bag, 12" Carbide Blade
  • Adjustable Detent Plate, Cam Lock Miter Handle & Detent Override
  • Tall Sliding Fence Support & Lightweight
Model #: DWS779
Internet #: 206541015

The DEWALT DWS779 slide compound miter saw is ideal for most cutting applications including crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. This miter saw is designed with a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability. The exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 14 dimensional lumbers at 90 degrees and 2x10 at 45 degrees.

  • Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw
  • Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. nested and base molding up to 6-3/4 in. vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy
  • Miters 60 degree to the right and 50 degree to the left providing increased capacity
  • Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize durability and cutting accuracy
  • Compact, lightweight design (56 lbs.) allows for easy transport and storage
  • Cam lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Price See Lower Price in Cart
$499.99
$599.00
$998.00
Ratings (655) (2138) (1049) (823)
Blade Diameter 12 12 12
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 6.75 4 6.75 6.75
Miter Saw Type Sliding Compound Sliding Compound Sliding Compound Sliding Compound
Bevel Type Dual Dual Dual Dual
Power Tool Features Keyed Blade Change,Positive Stops Bag Included,Electric Brake,Positive Stops Keyed Blade Change,Positive Stops Keyed Blade Change,Positive Stops
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Hybrid
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Arbor Size
5/8
Bevel Type
Dual
Blade Diameter (in.)
12
Color Family
Yellow
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Miter Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
6.75
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left
50
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right
60
Miter Saw Type
Sliding Compound
Power Tool Features
Keyed Blade Change,Positive Stops
Product Weight (lb.)
68lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

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

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Arbor Size
5/8
Bevel Type
Dual
Blade Diameter (in.)
12
Color Family
Yellow
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Miter Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.)
6.75
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left
50
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right
60
Miter Saw Type
Sliding Compound
Power Tool Features
Keyed Blade Change,Positive Stops
Product Weight (lb.)
68lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

What is the difference between the 780 and the 779?

Asked by: JJ
As others have mentioned, the 779 is the 780 without a light. The only other difference is the 779 is currently $350 and the 780 is $600. The parts kit to add the light to the 779 costs $65 online, and the install is simple. So if you really want the light you can add it yourself with 15 minutes of effort and save about $200.
Answered by: KevDog
Date published: 2019-04-26

How is the accuracy of this saw?

Asked by: Parts
I've found the accuracy of the angle detents for the right and left side of center are slightly off. Because the detents are cut into one piece of metal, that error cannot be adjusted out; if one side is right, the other side will be slightly off. The error does not affect routine work, but it is a problem when trying to do precision work with wide pieces. Also, DeWalt eliminated the vernier angle gauge that was standard on early models, another impact to precision work.
Answered by: BobN
Date published: 2019-07-22

Does the stand come with the saw

Asked by: Jo
Yes, I bought the saw/stand combo (DWS-779)and mobile stand w/wheels as a package from Home Depot they advertised as a "Special Buy" for $399 last month (Nov). I haven't used it yet so no review.
Answered by: Gus
Date published: 2019-02-25

does it come with a blade

cant find details
Asked by: ian
Yes it does.
Answered by: Adam
Date published: 2019-04-18
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Customer Reviews

15-Amp Corded 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 655.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I've had this saw for a couple of years now. I'm disappointed in its accuracy and quality. The b... I've had this saw for a couple of years now. I'm disappointed in its accuracy and quality. The biggest problem is it will not cut the identical miter angle when set to the same mark on the left and right sides of zero. If you calibrate the saw for a perfect 90 degree cut, and then adjust the angle guide so it is perfect on the right side, it will be off on the left side, by a tenth or two. The design is such that there is no way to adjust that out. This is no big deal for most routine finish jobs, but If you need precision to work with large crown and other wide pieces like I do, this small error is amplified, and it is a problem. My ancient non-slide Dewalt miter saw does not have this issue. I also find it unacceptable that Dewalt has eliminated the vernier angle gauge that was standard on my old saw. The slide lock is terrible. It slips and lets the saw go sliding unexpectedly, like when lowering it on the miter saw stand. This saw is cumbersome and heavy to move about, compared to my non-slide saw. Make sure you really really need the slide, otherwise the non-slide saw is a better choice.
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would recommend this product, it’s powerful, durable and gets the job done. I would recommend this product, it’s powerful, durable and gets the job done.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Mitre Saw I purchased this Dewalt DWS779 from Home Depot Moncton, NB after messing up (2) 2X8 rectangular box with my el cheapo 9 in with about the same features. I had in mind to return it if it is as dumb as I am when it comes to cut and join 45 degree corners. So I followed all the instructions and 1/2 hour later I knew just enough to run a trial job: I used a 2X4 and cut four lenghts of 22" assembled them and as per the picture it is as perfect as I wanted it. When the length is as small as this one, any defects would be amplified; the longer the piece the less likely will you notice the defects. I also googled " how to cut perfect 45 degree with a mitre saw" and now I can do anything I set my mind to do. I am 68 years old and believe me when I say that when it comes to tools, spend a little more by purchasing top brands such as Dewalt and the results will surprise you. In fact I purchased this one while it was on sale. It does not have a laser line and to my point of view it is what it is... a gadget. Oh, by the way, I am keeping this gorgeous beast., worth the money and the 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw would buy again ... Good saw would buy again
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In general, i think this DeWalt saw is very good... In general, i think this DeWalt saw is very good quality and so far, has functioned quite well. One suggestion i have for this product is the addition of an Exhaust Hose connector of a larger, standard size. The 1-3/4" OD on the Exhaust port is an odd-size and it has been a little difficult to find connections for an Exhaust system rather than the simple bag that comes with the saw.
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The saw arrived in a timely manor and new condition.... The saw arrived in a timely manor and new condition. The saw itself works wonderfully. I may have not overlooked it but it would have been nice if I could have used my military discount online but the online saving were still more beneficial than purchasing in store with the discount. overall- im very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Upgraded to this saw due to sale. Great having extra... Upgraded to this saw due to sale. Great having extra capacity and great features. Only issue for me is size and weight. This gets a ton of use but could have gone with a smaller unit in hindsight. The tension on the spring pulling down is more than needed. Tougher to use for trickier work in a pinch
Date published: 2019-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a workhorse. The only drawback to this DS779... This is a workhorse. The only drawback to this DS779 is that it comes without a blade light. (How easily we've become spoiled.) A third-party light was easy to install and makes the 779 the equivalent of a DS780. Probably more saw than most DIYers and hobbyists need but, hey, I'm a guy.
Date published: 2019-07-09
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