It contains dual horizontal steel rails with a modern clamping system, and linear ball bearings give a smooth, precise and narrow sliding miter saw.
Long sliding fences, adjustable stainless steel miter plate along with 10 positive stops and a flexible bevel and miter system that give space, precision and durability for the professional workers.
Features of DeWalt Dws779 12-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw
- Powerful 15 amps, 3800 RPM motor delivers enhanced power and durability.
- Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 16 dimensional lumber at 90 degrees and 2 x 12 at 45 degrees.
- Precise miter system and machined base support.
- Miter 60 degrees to the right and 50 degrees to the left.
- Dual horizontal steel rails with modern clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings give an accurate, durable and compact saw.
- Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimized durability and cutting accuracy.
- Oversized bevel scale makes bevel angle adjustments accurate and convenient.
- Cam lock miter handle along with detent override give quick and accurate miter angles.
- Innovative gear box and belt drive design increases vertical cutting capacity.
Pros Of DeWalt DWS779
- The saw is calibrated to make accurate cuts. The bevel and straight cuts are accurate with the stock blade doing a perfect job. The standard blade given should be good enough for the basic carpentry and should be long lasting if it is being used with care.
- Even with being powerful, the DWS779 motor is silent and smooth at work. The base of the saw is also perfectly notable in terms of weight; this means that the saw won’t be knocked out or slip from the position when the motor is turned on.
- There is no big difference between this model and the DWS780. The only difference is that the DWS780 contains the XPS system. XPS system exclusion shouldn’t be an issue as this saw is much cheaper than DWS780.
Cons Of DeWalt DWS779
- As mentioned before the blade works perfectly. However, if you want better cuts and finishes, a blade upgrade system becomes mandatory.
- The dust bag given is not big in size nevertheless it still does its job well.
Powerful Yet Accurate
The chief source of the DEWALT DWS779’s best cutting abilities is its powerful 15 amps, 3800 RPM motor, and this helps the miter saw cut through even the hardest of woods.
The cutting blade itself also plays a very tough part, and this is a 12-inch carbide blade in the case of the DWS779 to help it get a crosscut capacity of 2in.
x 14in. dimensional lumber at 90 degrees and 2.in x 10.in dimensional lumber at 45 degrees.
Carbide is now being a very popular choice just because of its ability to give more precise cuts versus steel blades and its advantages from better long term durability meaning you will save your money as you don’t need to change your blades often.
The inclusion of carbide also helps it to cut through more robust materials that would mostly destroy the standard cutting blades, giving you the comfort that the DWS779 can handle any approved material and lumber sizes that you give.
The miter saw blade rests on dual horizontal steel rails, which contain DEWALT’s modern clamping system and linear ball bearings which not only help to enhance the accuracy of each cut but also keep DWS779 as narrow and long lasting as possible.
The DWS779’s fencing mechanism also plays an important role in enhancing the accuracy of each cut.
The fence is adjustable, making you able to extend it to give fence to the longer pieces of timber, whilst its high enough (and the blade gives adequate clearance) to make you able to support 6-3/4 in wide timber in a vertical direction while cutting.
Handle Complex Cuts With Ease
Power is just one feature of a useful electric saw, however. Just as mandatory is the flexibility to efficiently handle a number of different cuts, and the DWS779 makes this possible thanks to the fact that you can adjust the blade’s orientation in different ways.
Firstly, it has a double bevel capacity that makes you able to bevel the blade both left and right, with positive stops present 0 degree, 22.5 degree, 33.9 degrees, 45 degrees and 49 degrees in both directions.
It also contains a handy oversized bevel gauge, which when combined with the positive stop angles, helps you to quickly and accurately adjust the saw’s angle in the preparation of your coming cut without any second wasting.
Mitering is another choice that couldn’t be easier with the DEWALT DWS779 too.
The saw contains the simple but very efficient cam-lock miter handle that can be used to replace miter angle quickly up to a maximum of 50 degrees towards left and 60 degrees towards right.
Along with the bevel gauge, the miter system contains positive stops (10 in total) fixed into a strong stainless steel detent plate, and this contains all the regular miter angles to help you spend less time cutting and more time preparing.
The capability to handle precision cutting also helps the miter saw stand out against other tools which at first sight look quite alike for instance table saws.
While you make complex cuts using table saw (for instance the bosch GTS 1031 or DEWALT DWE7480 which we also have mentioned), there is no doubt that miter saws like this one are a far better option when working with smaller timber profiles that need detailed and accurate angles.
Safe, Clean And Highly Portable
While safety should be the first preference with any power tool, it is arguably of even more importance with a miter saw given the speed of the blade.
In order to enhance the user safety, the DWS779 contains a blade guard to serve as a physical barrier between the user and the cutting surface whenever the blade is in the upright position, and as additional safety precaution, it contains an automatic electric brake which stops the saw’s blade within 5 seconds after the release of trigger.
The DWS779 also comes with the dust bag containing a handy zipper for easy emptying, which DEWALT complains to be capable enough to capture over 75 percent of the dust generated.
Any feature that helps to reduce the hassle of keeping the work site clean is highly appreciated.
The DEWALT DWS779 is extremely portable because of the fact that its weight is only 56lbs and it contains a handy carry handle and a foldable design to make it as narrow in size as possible when it’s not being used.
As a result, the professional woodworker will face little difficulty transporting the miter saw between jobs while a hobbyist will be able to preserve it or leave it place following use without it being a problem.
Many of the saw’s important parts are made from metal to enhance its life time, to protect it from bumps, scrapes and knocks during use, transportation and while in storage.
Q. Does the model contain an LED cut line?
No the DEWALT DWS779 does not contain an LED cut line.
Q. What is the difference between DWS779 and DWS780?
The biggest difference is the price; we are talking about a savings of 200. The DWS780 contains a laser guided blade XPS system.
Q. What blade size does this saw use; 5/8 or 1 inch?
There is an adapter with this saw, which is either for 1 or 5/8 inches’ blades. Out of the box, the arbor is 5/8.
Q. Can you predict the depth cut with this saw?
Yes, the saw contains a depth stop that could be altered to restrict depth cut. But since this is manual reaching the right depth would contain a bit error.
Q. Where is the saw manufactured?
This saw is manufactured in China same as the other saws.
Q. Are clamps the component of the whole package when you buy the saw along with the stand?
Yes, the clamps are included in the package.
Q. Is dewalt dws779 discontinued?
Yes, dewalt dws779 is now discontinued and is being sold at a very low price. It was replaced by DWS780 which is a new model with some innovative features.
Q. Does dewalt dws779 have a laser?
No, this model does not have a laser, but contains an integrated cutline blade positioning system.
Q. What blade comes with dewalt dws779?
Inside the big yellow box, you will get everything you want. To put dewalt dws779 to work, a 12’’ carbide tipped 32 tooth blade comes pre-installed on the saw. It’s a nice quality blade and it’s fine for normal construction.
Q. Should I get a 10-inch or 12-inch miter saw?
While 12” miter saws are more powerful and possess a greater cutting ability, 10’’ saws have a greater variety of blades available and provide faster, smoother results. Cost is also a big factor to keep in mind as 12’’ miter saws are more expensive to buy and maintain.
The DEWALT DWS779 gives a blend of ease of use, power and value of money.
It’s very simple and contains excellent safety features meaning that beginners shouldn’t be terrified or put off, and powerful enough and packed with sufficient impressive features to make it a serious contender as the go to power tool for the professional tradesperson.
Throw in DEWALT’s stellar reputation for designing and making quality, affordable power tools and you definitely can’t go wrong with the DWS779 miter saw.