DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw Review

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DEWALT’s DWS780 undoubtedly looks intimidating to many people gave its numerous various parts and features. With its miter and bevel, this monster of a machine can be adjusted vertically and horizontally and both at the same time if needed. It can definitely make the complex cut a lot easier to do and because it can slide, it can cut further than regular ones without the slide. If you decide to buy one of these, here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from it:

DEWALT DWS780 Miter Saw

Product Features

When ordered, expect to get the following items in your package:

  • Of course, the DEWALT DWS780 itself
  •  A Carbide Blade
  •  A Blade Wrench
  •  Dust bag
  •  A vertical material clamp

The whole machines weigh around 68 pounds. It really is a lot heavier than what you might expect but with this, you can further expect that it is one tough machine that would not break easily. This is perfect for those who have trouble keeping their hands steady while cutting. It features the new DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter SawXPS which basically is one of the reasons it can cross cut properly. The LED at the back of the machine helps in casting a shadow to show you how you are actually cutting whatever material.

The durability is definitely one thing you can be sure of once you see the machine itself. Plus, if you change the blades, you would not even need to calibrate the alignment system. Spinning at 3800 RPM’s powered by a 15 amp motor, the machine will surely get even complex jobs done at your convenience. Speaking of convenience, the wiring is placed at the back end of the machine so that it would not be a hassle to keep a look out for it if ever it might get in the way. This then also prevents the wire from tangling.

The DEWALT DWS780 can cut 6.75 inches vertically, 13.875 inches horizontally, and 7.5 inches when nested. The back fence can cut a 2×12 when at an angle of 45 degrees and 2×16 if at 90 degrees.


The pros of this machine have been pretty much explained in the previous paragraphs. It cuts simple and complicated materials easily; it looks and definitely is sturdier than most and; needs only little maintenance. You’ll have to forget about your shaky hands because, with this machine, it would not matter.


It would be quite hard to store this. It weighs fairly heavy and it can’t be folded or made into a more compact version like a few other models can. Lastly, one of the biggest cons is its price as it usually costs around $600.


What do you advice when using the DWS780?

If you’re doing a larger task, better prepare a vacuum or dust collector. The dust bag they provide may not be enough.

Can the blades be replaced?

Of course, it can. Note that the blade they provide is better used for general construction works as it may not fare well when it comes to fine woodworking. If you plan on getting blades, make sure to match it with the kind of work you intend to do.

It’s too pricey. Is there at least a warranty?

Yes, it has a 3-year warranty and a 1-year free service contract. If you don’t like the item, you have 90 days to return it back.

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