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Compound Miter Saw by Dewalt – Review

A close look at Dewalt Miter Saws

Whether you’re reducing walls or crown molding, the DEWALT 12-Inch Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw supplies quick, exact cuts to finish the job.

The latest model is the DWS780 and although the previous model, the DWS789 is discontinued at Dewalt, it is still widely available and remains a Best Seller at the time of writing (Updated February 2020).

Metric equivalent (UK) is the The 240V DeWalt DWS780-GB  and older models  are called DeWalt 240V 305mm Compound Slide Mitre Saw with XPS

This is the latest Model at Amazon

The best selling 779 model at Amazon

Versatile Features

Thanks to a powerful 15 Amp electric motor, an easy-to-adjust cam-lock miter handle, hassle-free miter as well as bevel stops, and also a tall fencing for large decorative moldings, this miter saw fulfills a range of crosscutting and miter-cutting applications. In addition, it includes a long lasting carbide cutter, a blade wrench, and also a hassle-free dirt bag.


Smart, Powerful Type for Quick, Accurate Cuts – The DEWALT double-bevel compound miter saw’s 12-inch cutter is backed by a powerful and reputable 15 amp motor. Offering a no-load speed of 3,600 rpm, it makes fast work of reducing framing or molding, as well as other crosscutting and also miter-cutting jobs. It is suitable for delicate work as well as heavy-duty building works.

Ease of Operation

This sturdy saw is designed to provide precise cuts, permitting the versatile setups needed for miter applications. The precise miter system’s modifiable stainless steel miter detent plate features 10 positive stops for simple configuration and improved performance with the facility to cut at any angle.

An easy-to-adjust cam-lock miter handle delivers quick as well as precise miter angles, and features a practical detent override, which enables you to change the miter setup without the saw sliding right into the miter detents. The saw’s huge miter ability and high visibilty of the scale, left and also the right makes it very versatile.

The unit includes a 7-1/2-inch nested crown capacity, 13-7/8-inch horizontal capacity.  The fencing glides out effortlessly when it’s time to make bevel cuts.
Note: Recent users report that the slider on the newer models are rougher than those on older model and that the sliders on older models were very good if kept dust-free by regular cleaning. It is recommended to use very light lubricating oil and to use it sparingly.

This saw is designed to deliver fast, exact bevel cuts. You could quickly set the machine up for bevel cuts that measure between 0 and 48 levels to the left and also to the right. This handy setup gives enhanced capability for huge works and also allows you to flip the saw instead of the material. Plus, with solidified steel bevel quits at 0, 33.9, 45 and 48 degrees on both sides, it makes searching for and also setting one of the most common bevel angles a fast, easy procedure.

Ideal for a variety of applications, the saw could deliver tidy, 45-degree bevel cuts through lumber up to 2 by 16. And at 90-degrees, it can cross-cut 2 by 12.

Dewalt Miter Saw Features
Dewalt Compound Miter Saw Features

Portable and Versatile with the DEWALT Laser or L.E.D. System, this resonably light compound miter saw weighs 54 pounds, so you could move it around the building site conveniently as well as lift it without difficulty when it comes time to put the saw away at the end of the day, or take it to another site.

Optional Extras

You can buy Blade packs and single blades for this saw.

You can buy a stand for the saw, if you need it for working on site but you can set it up on a work bench in the workshop.

A dust collector comes with the saw but if you want to use suction, you may need a vacuum adapter. Care should be taken to avoid blockage of any extraction pipes.

For extra reliability and also simplicity of usage, the DWS779 model saw works with the DEWALT DW7187 flexible miter saw laser system  (it was offered separately in the past but has been discontinued by Dewalt), which makes sure that the reducing path is clear to see. If you want to get an older model saw, it might have one with it, otherwise, check to see if you can find a used one for sale. However it is not essential. The LED cut line indication system is adequate.

Included Warranty

This 12-inch double-bevel compound miter saw also includes a DEWALT warranty package deal that consists of a three-year restricted guarantee, a 1 year cost-free service contract, and also a 90-day money-back guarantee. Correct at time of writing, but Always check the current terms of any warranties.

Check out the latest model of this Dewalt Saw at Amazon