This dual-bevel compound sliding miter saw has a 15 amp motor for cutting through the toughest lumber. The sliding fence system is designed to handle 6-1/2 in. nested crown molding. The laser guide makes it easy to cut wood precisely.
In addition, the front bevel controls and a built-in work light offer convenience along with great control and speed.
I say that because I haven’t spent much time with it yet. Here’s the reason for 3 stars as of now, The first unit I got after attaching blade and setting up on the folding miter saw stand I bought as well, I checked for alignment and all was dead on using a square, Light came on, laser came on.
I squeeze the handle to see how it sounded. Well it started smoking from the motor!!! I thought ok maybe it’s because its new and something needs to burn off. I squeezed again motor smoked some not as much, but the revolution of the blade was slow to start, sped up some, and kept doing that until it got to what appeared to be max.
I let go of the handle to start it again,, and got nothing the blade wouldn’t spin but could hear the motor trying. After that i decided to take it off the stand and take it back to store, with the intention of getting money back and going for another brand, I had read so many positive reviews and the price was right on this model though.
As I was waiting for the transaction to take place I kept looking at the one of the floor and decided to give it another try. get it home set it up, hit the switches for the light and the laser, NOTHING, I was like are these things dud’s or what.
Pulled the handle though and it started like it was supposed too, I cut some wood and was pleased with the cut. So now I am and saying to myself do I really need the light. NO do I need the laser? Maybe I was intrigued to have one since none of my other devices have.
I didn’t feel like disassembling and wasting gas for those features even though they factor into the cost. So at this point giving it 3 stars, It will never make 5 because of those things, but if it continues to cut like the first few that I have done, I will increase the rating.
I definitely really like this compound saw. It cuts very accurately, has many features like the lights and laser guide, I bought the hercules stand for it and it is incredible. It came with a saw blade and the blade is wonderful too.
I am not a professional carpenter or wood woodworker. I am just your regular home improvement home owner. I removed one star because I have broken a couple of parts already. They are the plastic parts of course.
all the metal parts are still good. I have used it enough now that I can write an informed review. I can agree with some reviews about the sliding arms that when extended they are not at the same height as the base.
That has not been too much of a problem because I will shim the wood piece up a bit if necessary. I do not have any other criticisms of this saw. I would recommend this saw to all DIY homeowners and to a professional maybe getting started in the business.
But for true professionals pay the extra money and get the Hercules brand. I here it is as good as the Dewalt for less.
I purchased this saw yesterday and it didn’t take long to set it up and today, I mounted it on a mobile stand. I got a hold of several pieces of scrap Oak lumber to check it’s calibration and I went through several different settings, 45 degrees, 27-1/2 degrees, 15 degrees, I check the 90 degrees and tilted the head and ran the same checking procedure.
I could hardly believe what I was saying when checking all of those angles with my protractor. Everyone was DEAD ON THE MONEY!! Even the Laser was dead on which surprised me as every tool I have ever owned, I always had to tweak the lasers on each one but NOT this saw.
And, the slide feels like it is riding on air bearings. I couldn’t be more Happier with this saw. It is precision right out of the box and I will be getting a lot of use out of this saw as I intend to make different pieces of furniture and the clamping feature and the stops on both sides are Definitely going to come in handy as well due to some of the pieces I will be cutting.
I can’t say enough positive about this saw, it is Exactly what I need!!!.
The 6955-20 12 In. dual-bevel sliding compound miter saw offers best in class accuracy, power and ease of use. The miter angle digital readout provides repeatable accuracy to 0. 1°. The miter angle fine adjust with detent override makes it simple to dial-in precise miter angles.
Dual integral jobsite lights fully illuminate the work piece and cut line from either side of the blade. The powerful 15. 0 amp, 3. 3 max HP direct drive motor provides increased power for high performance cutting in hard lumber.
Constant power technology with soft start maintains constant cutting speed under load and decreases start up head movement. The integral dust channel captures up to 75% of the dust and debris cut.
Like most Milwaukee tools, the corded miter saw is built like a tank. It only swings to 60 degrees to the right. To the left it stops at 45, which is ok, but one of the things this does in the saw design is that it puts the pivot bolt a little off center to the left.
This may be a consideration if you are building a permanent station for it in a cabinet shop type of setup. For portable job site setups, it’s irrelevant. On mine, the little 6mm x 1 knob that holds the clamp post was missing, and oddly this part does not show up in the Milwaukee parts diagrams and listings.
Fortunately, my local hardware store had this in stock in their cardboard bins (Midwest Fasteners I think). And the knob shape is identical to the rest of them on the saw. Some folks don’t like the fact that the hold down clamp does not have a quick release feature, so changing from one board thickness to another is tedious.
However, I find that when doing something like building a deck you end up cutting a lot of the boards the same size for a while anyway. But there is a simple solution, which is to get another one of those clamp kits.
It’s in the parts tree and ereplacementparts has it. Mine is setup on a portable stand/bench that I built, which is just a 1-‘ 2×12 gut in half, to make a 22″ deep top that sits on a pair of sawhorses.
I added wings to extend the cutting top. You won’t find the specifications for the height of that, and it is an odd size – something like 4″ plus and odd fraction. The other thing that is a little funky about this saw is that the very nice digital read-out telling you the angle setting will occasionally go to lala land, and you need to unplug and wait for ten seconds or so to get it to reset itself.
But, this doesn’t happen very often. It comes with a 60 tooth Milwaukee branded carbide blade (12′ with a 1″ arbor). That’s great for softwoods. I initially got mine to build a deck using garapa, so I ordered a Forrest Chopmaster blade with 90 teeth.
If you are working with plastics such as is popular with some deck materials, a finer tooth blade like mine is a consideration. You definitely don’t want any hot spots as you cut. Overall, I really like it and would get it again.
Update: Since I wrote that I have made a discovery. The “Lock Knob Bolt” that locks the slide mechanism, which is part 66, #43-98-0255 shown on sheet B of the Milwaukee parts diagram for the saw is identical to the locking knob for the material clamp assembly.
Oh, and I should have noted that the part number for the whole clamp assembly is 14-46-0147. That one can be a little hard to spot in the parts tree. Some version of the parts diagram show it and some don’t.
Anyway, there it is. It’s all on the parts tree, it just that the little knob with its 6mm x 1 threads isn’t identified for all three locations on the saw where it is used. And even better, you can get it all from the online parts dealers.
Bought this saw and the weak stand in March of 2022 from Home Dumpo and starting using in June 2022 to build a shed. I bought this saw because i wanted a reliable quality product, i take care of my stuff.
It’s now September 9th 2022 and the saw has now stopped working. Lights are still on so, i’m thinking root cause is the trigger or switch. Blade rotates freely so, brake isn’t locking it in place. Opened the manual and wasted another 10 mins of my life looking for help trouble shooting suggestions.
After having two M12 batteries fail in less than two years, I’m very frustrated. I thought Milwaukee made better quality stuff. I’m a DIY guy that does project work on the weekends, i’m not using this thing commercially.
I can not stress how upset i am. My father has a cheap craftsman that never fails him, he ask me how do you like Craftsman now! Just want to point out that I later took out my back up 15yr old DeWalt saw to get my job done.
Switch still seems to work fine on that and funny thing, it cost allot less!!! To think i’m now going to have to go through the headache of dealing with customer support just to get my over priced saw operational again! #YourjunkMilwaukee.
Before buying this Milwaukee miter saw, I did some research shopping. 1) Not all miter saws are built the same way (ie. motor verses battery), 2) Cutting platform height and depth varies between brands (ie some have small blade height and large cutting width and visa versa), 3) Micro-angle adjustments verses whole angle adjustments, 4) Ease of adjustments (locking verses twisting), 5) Clamping and lighting accessories, 6) Hand holds for carrying and moving.
Using this list provided me the best reason for buying a Milwaukee brand miter saw. However, buying this unit NEW was not an option (over $700). But when I found that they had refurbished units for hundreds less, I knew I found what I was looking for.
The refurbished model I received looked like new! The best parts are that I can saw up to 8 high and up to 13. 5 long. The sawdust catcher leaves very little mess to clean up (when cutting wood 4″ high and smaller.
Cutting wood against a level surface is much better than using a free-hand circular saw. And you do not have to worry about getting a blade because it comes with a full 12 cutting blade! This may not fit everyones budget, but the accessories and warranty that comes with this unit is by far a great investment and something every home remodeler needs to get the job done.
A mightier miter saw. Backed by legendary Worm Drive gearing, the 12 In. Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw combines dependable quality and lightweight portability into one powerful tool. The time-tested Worm Drive provides relentless power with a 15 AMP Dual-Field motor that keeps cool on the job, increasing longevity and work efficiency.
Dual bevel capabilities allow for both left and right cuts, paired with adjustable bevel stops and 4 in. x 14 in. cross cut capacities to let you handle any joints on the jobsite. This saw is the lightest in its class – making for easy transportation.
I bought this saw because my Skil worm drive circular saw has worked wonderfully for many years. I paid the premium hoping this new sliding compound miter saw would perform long term like the circular saw.
For the price, I wish I had bought a Dewalt, Makita or Milwaukee instead. The LED shadow light on this Skil miter saw died right after the 1-year warranty expired, so I tried to find a replacement part online–no luck.
So, I called Skil looking for a replacement part. Guess what? You can’t get it! Skil parts were being provided by Bosch, but as of 2021, Skil is now providing parts, but they don’t have any in stock.
And, they won’t take responsibility to get them to you if and when the parts become available. You get to call back, some time in the future and hope the parts are back in stock. And, you can’t get parts for this saw from aftermarket retailers either.
Save yourself tons of grief, and buy a different saw, for which you can get parts. I will never buy another Skil tool, and I truly regret this purchase.
I’ve been using this saw for a little over a year and I can now say with confidence that this is the best 12” miter saw available period! I’ve spent a lot of time with Makitas dewalts and hitachis over the years and they’re fine but Skill seriously created a monster here it even does delicate finish details I normally wouldn’t use a 12” saw for.
It may take a little bit to get used to the noises it makes, but if you’re familiar with Skill or worm drives it’ll be a welcome sound! Couldn’t be happier!.
Designed for the professional carpenter, remodeler and general contractor, the M18 FUEL 12 In. Sliding Miter Saw can generate the power of a 15 Amp corded saw while weighing in at up to 15% lighter than the leading competitive saw and up to 330 cuts per charge.
With the same capacity as AC 12 In. miter saw, the 2739 provides users all ability to perform all of their critical applications while increase portability, efficiency and productivity on site. POWERSTATE brushless motor.
Features like a Shadow line LED (light emitting diode) light, an adjustable stainless steel detent plate, cam locking miter system, and easy carry side handles make the saw a category leading solution.
Most of the good reviews are of people who have barely used their new saw and some haven’t even used them and give it five stars. I’ve had mine for a little over a year. Spent a fortune on it and for the 12.
0 batteries. Now no matter the battery I put in it drains it and won’t run. When it does run for 10 seconds the brakes won’t engage and saw blade keeps spinning. Every tool I own is Milwaukee and I think my loyalty clouded my judgement.
My table saw is Milwaukee and have issues with that as well. Now I am going to have to send it out to be repaired and be without my second most used tool for who knows how long. You pay double for the red but the quality has fallen far from what I’m used to with the Milwaukee name.
I have been a home owner for about 30 years and I have been using Craftsman and Milwaukee tools most of my life. My dad introduced me to the two and he swore by them. Craftsman for their hand tools because of their warranty and Milwaukee because of their durability.
I still have the old silver steel drill my dad gave me. I was researching the fuel brand and decided to by the M18 cordless drill and hammer drill. I beat the crap out of them and they stood the test.
So, I needed a good tool box and bought the pack out modular toolbox storage system. Great box with innovative design and features. Then to find out there are machinists who build accessories, woo-hoo win.
I had another mitre saw that broke and bought the fuel m18 7 1/4 compound mitre saw. From the start it was easy to set up and use. It has a very cool light and shadow line that assists with seeing what you’re doing.
The battery lasts me all day and have not needed to recharge them while working up to 6 hours. As you can see in the pictures I have had a lot of cutting to do. I will be a loyal customer for years to come and will recommend this brand and category to my friends and family.
This saw is fairly well made but I can definitely understand the concerns of many about its longevity. The main thing Milwaukee needs to do is make this Saw Hibred so it can be used with battery or 110 AC.
Also if the saw is returned for repairs the turnaround time needs to be better or give Home Depot the ability to issue an exchange if it’s within warranty or loaner. So make it Hibred and do like Ridgid and give a Lifetime warranty (Just Kidding).
This would make spending $900 on a chopsaw and battery well worth it. As Lastly being 2/3 through a job and battery dies is not fun and buying 12ah batteries at $250 each not fun either.
Bosch gives you ease of use, precision and accuracy all in one tool with this 12″ Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw (GCM12SD). Its Patented Axial-Glide System gives you durable, consistent precision over tool life and the glide action gives you unmatched smoothness of cut.
It has an expanded cutting capacity and upfront bevel controls for easy access. Its high-precision squarelock fence aligns 90° to table and requires no adjustment, so it’s easy to use. It has a super-accurate and durable design, plus a category best 90% dust collection system.
The ergononomic ambidextrous trigger handle has a soft grip for comfortable use.
Out of the box it was accurate and mostly easy to use. I bought it as a homeowner rebuilding a rather large deck and I needed a new saw for some precise miter and bevel cuts. I used it for two days and have zero complaints about it’s accuracy, the glide system, power and mostly ease of use.
Why did I return it then? Kinda minor was the torque jump at the start of the motor. It seemed unnecessarily abrupt. More bothersome was the bevel lock and release. The left/right knob was hit and miss if it worked and the lock was like a grip strength tester.
Other nitpicky things that I would not have returned it for were the handle/safety ergonomics and that the miter stops were molded plastic (they were tight/accurate but I’m old and I’m not sure I trust it in the long term).
I originally bought this saw after exhaustive research and found that the Bosch will save me some space and deliver superior quality and accuracy. Out of the box, cuts were not square. 90 degree cross-cuts were off by 1 degree.
I followed the instructions and adjusted the miter detent with unequal angle measurements (90 degs) on both sides of the blade! I could never get it right. So, blade / fence angle could not be adjusted.
I tried another brand new blade from Diablo and I still got the same issue. I never bothered checking miter or bevel angles as they would mean nothing with straight cuts being off. The far left screw head on the miter detent scale for adjustments was stripped off trying to unscrew it.
The other 3 did not. Dust collection is useless with a very small dust port that collects some, but not most, of the dust. For the price and the name I expected to have better engineering. Bosch used to set the bar for quality products and machinery when made in Germany.
For a hobbyist like me, price is expensive and I thought it reflected on quality – and that’s what I needed for the fine work that I do – but on the contrary. It’s frustrating having such an expensive tool sitting there without being able to use it while relying completely on my table saw.
I used to have an Hitachi fs10. It was fantastic. I finally wore it out so I bought another one and it only good for chocking a wheel or something. It’s sad what happened to that company. So I tried this unit and so far I like it.
It’s well designed and fits against the wall no problem. It’s easy to adjust. Feels very accurate though it does have a bit of play. So a light hand for compound cuts will be needed. It’s quite heavy so taking it to a job will be a little harder.
People seem to like the dust collection but with out a vaccum the little bag is a joke. I could trim a house with this.
Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw is powered by a 15 Amp motor that drives 3,800 RPM to deliver extended power and durability. Integrated CUTLINE LED work light system provides adjustment-free cut line indication for accuracy and visibility.
This saw features a stainless steel miter detent plate with 14 positive stops and cam miter lock system that provides repeatable accuracy and durability with easy adjustments. Tall sliding fences support 6-1/2 in.
of base molding vertically and 6-5/8 in. of crown molding vertically nested. High efficiency dust duct is concentrated at the point of cut for maximum collection. Lightweight design and built-in carry handle for portability.
I was excited to use my new 716 XPS. I had a DeWalt slider but my new work space would not accommodate the size of my old saw. Out of the box the setup was great and new dust guard seems to work well.
Unfortunately, the dust guard is fairly brittle. I was cutting a piece of laminated wood and it splintered. A piece of the fractured wood hit the dust guard and broke it. Really disappointed that’s all it took to break it.
It’s clear that a lot of thought went into this machine. It took me a little while to get used to the cutline feature (previous saw had a red laser line), but I am able to get accurate, repeatable cuts and I am confident in the cutline feature.
I would note that the flexible boot that helps channel sawdust from the blade has deteriorated and I’ve had to fasten it several times now with super glue and duct tape. So, this appears to be a weakness in the overall design.
Other than that, the machine is accurate and intuitive to use.
I really like this saw. If you don’t absolutely need a slider, I would recommend this saw it has a good blade and it was true right out of the box. I have made about 1000-1500 cuts on mine and it just keeps on going strong.
I am super happy with the results. I would defiantly buy it again.
A mightier miter saw. Backed by legendary Worm Drive gearing, the 12-inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw combines dependable quality and lightweight portability into one powerful tool. The time-tested Worm Drive provides relentless power with a 15 AMP Dual-Field motor that keeps cool on the job, increasing longevity and work efficiency.
Dual bevel capabilities allow for both left and right cuts, paired with adjustable bevel stops and 4 x 14 cross cut capacities to let you handle any joints on the job site. This saw is the lightest in its class – making for easy transportation.
Ryobi introduces the 12 in. The heavy duty 15 Amp motor delivers up to 3,800 RPM for the power to make difficult cuts. It features a 1-1/4 in. dust port to help keep your work area clean. The 40-tooth Carbide-Tipped blade provides improved performance for fast, clean cuts and an LED Cutline Indicator for higher accuracy.
– Heavy duty 15 Amp motor to easily cut through larger material – Sliding head provides maximum capacity for up to 13-1/4 in. cross cut – LED Cutline Indicator and work-light projects cutline and illuminates material to improve accuracy of the cut and visibility – Extended miter range from 47 left and right to accommodate a wide variety of cuts – Miter stops located at the most common crown molding angles 0, 15, 22.
5, 31. 6, and 45 left and right for quick cut settings – Miter Detent Override: Quick action lever bypasses miter detent index points with one simple motion – Machined cast-in miter scale for accurate table alignment – Spindle lock for easy single wrench blade changes1-1/4 in.
dust port provides connection to standard dust collection systems to help keep work area clean – Sliding miter fence provides support for wider material and easily adjusts for bevel cuts – Horizontal D handle for improved comfort – Electric brake stops the blade in seconds – Includes: (1) TSS121 12 in.
Sliding Miter Saw with LED, 40-tooth Carbide-Tipped blade, table extensions, blade wrench, dust bag, work clamp.
If you are a weekend DIY’er like myself, this mitre saw should satisfy all your needs. The blade came true out of the box so no real setup was required. The blade it comes with is great for anything other than finishing work.
The saw has a ton of adjustments (depth, slide, angular) which are really well design and easy to adjust. The work clamp is a great addition to the saw but can sometimes be a pain to use if you are working with different sizes of lumber on the same project.
Also, if you have a shop-vac or dust collection system you can easily attach it to the exhaust port on the saw and make a mess-free setup. Finally, I was surprised by how much I liked the LED cutline indicator instead of traditional LED laser lines.
It takes some time to get used to but it very accurately projects the true blade kerf onto the workpiece so I find the cuts are more precise.
Of all the tools I own, this is by far the most useful. I used to use a skill saw for all cutting and the mitering saw is more accurate and quicker. I’ve been looking for projects to do just so I can use it! I have only 2 small complaints.
There is a sawdust catcher, but it only catches about a third of the wood dust. The rest flies out the back and I have to sweep it up afterward. The second complaint is the clamp that holds the wood in place is a bit finicky and I have to hold it a certain way or the tightening knob just keeps turning without actually clamping against the wood.
The unit is not too heavy for a woman to carry. I have no reason not to recommend this product to anyone for home projects.
I took it out of the box and wasn’t quite sure about it – it felt light and almost flimsy. I’ve used it for a couple light projects, though, and it’s perfect. Great price, great quality for the price and handy and versatile.
Excellent. The only down is the sawdust. The bag isn’t as good as it could be and there was sawdust all over it when I finished both jobs, but nothing a little rag and elbow grease couldn’t get out.
The DeWALT DWS779 sliding compound miter saw is precision at it’s toughest, delivering accuracy and capacity for everyday jobsite use. This miter saw is designed with a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability.
Tall sliding fences support 7-1/2 in of crown nested and up to 2×14 dimensional lumbers at 90 and 2×10 at 45. A cam lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles.
DeWalt has proven their metal once again and I am not surprised. Whether restoring marine craft or engaged in home renovations, DeWalt tools perform and deliver the right results. The DWS779 is no exception.
Built solid, everything properly calibrated and square, well designed and thought out, minimal and straight-forward set-up, and last but not least. Ready to go right out of the box. As a matter of fact, I spent more time reading the cautionary warnings in the included manual than it took me to set up the machine and confirm the blade and fence sitting square.
As a side note, for those of you that have been using tools for about a hundred years, and those of you that may be novice DIY’s, do yourself a favor and read all the cautions/warnings in the manual.
It is so easy to become complacent over the years, and DeWalt in my opinion put in a well-thought-out effort for everyone’s safety. Great reminder worth reading. Overall, prior to selecting this model, I made the rounds to all the big box stores and tool shops, read many reviews on a few brands and models of interest, and ultimately selected this machine based on design, construction, features, and current reviews.
After almost two weeks of finishing and trim work, I can easily say that this machine was the right choice for me. The only Cons I found to this machine are mostly minor and can easily be remedied. Firstly, a 32 tooth carbide blade is included which may be a good thing if you are ripping and not undertaking finishing work.
(I installed a 100 tooth carbide). Secondly, the dust inlet folds inward when connected to a shop vac. I found a work-around for this that solves the problem but I want to test the safety and durability of this solution over time.
Thirdly, the plastic surround encircling the trigger is sharp if you are not wearing gloves. This item should be looked at and addressed by DeWalt. Otherwise, this machine is a 10 out of 10.
Purchased the DWS779 last year during Lowes promotion. To date, the saw has performed without a problem. Quality build, great value for the money, and easy to maintain. If you plan to use it for fine trim instead of general millwork, I would recommend changing the blade to a Diablo M100, or Freud specialty sliding blade with a -5 degree angle for exceptionally clean cuts.
No need to spend hundreds of dollars more for saws that come with gizmos such as lasers or shadow lights. If this is your first mitre saw purchase, take the time to read the warnings in the included manual, develop a safe operating technique and hoan your skills on this machine.
I would buy this again in a heartbeat, and at this price I would definitely be running and not walking to the store.
I got a great deal on this saw in April of 2020. The dual bevel takes a little time but there is a switch on the back to get it to bevel the opposite way. There is also a stop that must be put into place otherwise the blade will slice the plastic and linkage in the base of the machine causing blades to dull.
It’s a small metal stop that appears to be blued next to the blade on the right. Raise the blade from its storage position and then lower the metal tab. I think it’s easy for someone to forget this stop and it will ruin blades and quite possibly the machine.
Dust collection could be better, too. Glad I did all my cutting outside but then, I’ve had people tell me the product I was using to cut, is very dusty. Phenomenal saw in my opinion. I bought this saw because whenever it came to do a project, I was always asking my cousin to borrow his DeWalt miter saw and he’s had it for 20+ years.
It’s always been a dependable machine and he’s done remodeling his home and basement several times over as well as putting in a deck around his home and pool several times. I bought the saw to help me do my floors at home in Pergo™.
Bought an 80T blade and the cuts are gorgeous. Did an entire house with this saw and blade. This project was child’s play for this thing as far as I’m concerned. Next for me is to finish our basement after never actually getting around to it.
I find myself becoming a fan of DeWalt. I am by no means a professional at carpentry but I felt like a boss at the job site.
The DEWALT DWS779 sliding compound miter saw is precision at it’s toughest, delivering accuracy and capacity for everyday jobsite use. This miter saw is designed with a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability.
Tall sliding fences support 7-1/2 in. of crown nested and up to 2×14 dimensional lumbers at 90° and 2×10 at 45°. A cam lock miter handle with detent override delivers quick and accurate miter angles.
It’s an absolute beast of a saw, and I now have six of these for my crew guys. They last forever in the harshest of conditions, they’re built like tanks and are seemingly indestructible. If there’s ever a component failure, every part – down to the tiniest screw – is available immediately, off-the-shelf.
The machine will do anything from rough crosscutting of railway sleepers, to performing perfect, delicate mitre cuts on superfine mouldings, all with total accuracy, and with full adjustability for those times when it’s been bashed about onsite for a few months and has been knocked slightly out of square.
The XPS LED light system is infinitely better than any laser line, since it shows you exactly where the outer edge of the blade tooth is going to land, and thus allows cuts which are absolutely, totally accurate.
They’re just the most robust, reliable and well-built mitre saws out there. Two major downsides, though – 1) They’re bone-crunchingly heavy. It’s the kind of machine which you want to bring to the job, get rigged up on the stand – and leave it there.
It’s absolutely NOT best suited to jobs where lots of stairs are involved, or for work in areas where there isn’t enough room to swing a cat. For small-scale 2nd fix and trim work, get yourself a 190mm Makita LS0714 instead (or ideally – as well as).
Expensive – but 100% the absolute best small mitre saw out there. And. 2) The dust extraction is absolutely hopeless, even when hooked up to an £800 M-Class Festool extractor running at maximum speed with a 36mm hose.
If you have lots of large-scale cutting to do – be prepared to stop every 10 minutes to vacuum up the vast piles of sawdust which are lathered all over the floor, the stand, and both the bed and base of the saw.
If you can live with these two downsides – it’s fabulous. If you can’t – your only realistic alternative is a Festool Kapex which is lighter and has state-of-the art dust extraction. but which also comes with a list of alternative downsides five times bigger than the above.
I finally got around to using my new 12 inch DeWalt compound slider. For years I have used a 10 inch Delta compound miter saw but the switch on it has started to become unreliable. I have always wanted a slider for stock larger than 2X6 and to be able to cut through 4×4’s without having to turn the beam.
I am an accountant by profession but do lots of DIY projects so my perspective is from that angle. I plan on doing a lot of deck work in the coming year. The box it came in was the size of a dorm room refrigerator and the weight was hard to believe.
I am fairly strong but found it difficult to move. It must be 3 times heavier than my 10 inch Delta. I’ve used portable table saws lighter than this thing. I first used it to cut 2×8’s,6’s and 4’s and found the slide action to be quite smooth.
The miter adjustment is also very smooth and it is fairly quiet for such a beast of a saw. I have it mounted on a sturdy steel miter saw stand. The blade just slightly nicked the end of the plastic kerf plate.
Not sure if the plate was made a little over-sized or what. It does not look like if was installed incorrectly. When I Googled parts for this saw the kerf plates were the first things to come up so I am guessing they get beat up.
The dust chute is a joke on this saw. It is a flimsy two piece affair that looks like it would belong on a cheap kids toy. A more substantial one piece design would have been the way to go. I have not used the other accessories, like the side mount handles, that it came with since I have it mounted on the stand.
As with 90 percent of dewalt tools, this thing is just awesome. I have the miter stand saw horse and the miter stand brackets. I highly recommend both of them. Though I do have the older brackets. There appear to be an issue with the safety catch on the newer ones.
So I attached this to the brackets and clicked it onto the stand. When I purchased my brackets, they did not come with hardware. I bought some 5/16 x 2 carriage bolts, washers and nuts. The saw arrived with the bevel set so I just zeroed it out and trued up the saw with an square as shown in the manual.
Previously, I’d just about cut everything with a square and a circular saw. While that was doable, it was not ideal. Especially when I was cutting several pieces if wood to the same length. And cutting 4x4s were always a pain.
After cutting with this saw, I really saw how much I was missing out on. So easy and clean. I’m not sure if I’d like a laser more than the light, but hitting the mark wasn’t an issue. Now I’m interested in trying the flexvolt series.
Another solid tool to add to my dewalt tool set. Update: Now that I’ve used it on a few projects, I have to say that I really like the shadow light guide. It’s very accurate. And one thing that I’d highly recommend if your using the dewalt miter saw horse, is to get the supports.
Ideally, the ones that extend. It really helps with the long boards and posts.
The DWS780 12 in double bevel sliding compound miter saw has a 15 A motor and integrated XPS cross cut positioning system for adjustment-free accurate cut line indication. Tall sliding fences support 7-1/2 in of nested crown and 6-3/4 in of base molding verticaly.
Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 16 dimensional lumber at 90 deg. Increased miter capacity of 60 deg and 50 deg (L) features durable stainless steel miter detent plate with cam lock for repeatable accuracy with easy adjustments.
Integrated CUTLINE blade positioning system provides adjustment free cut line indication for better accuracy and visibility. Integrated CUTLINE blade positioning system provides adjustment free cut line indication for better accuracy and visibility.
Super efficient dust collection system captures over 75% of dust generated. Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2×16 dimensional lumber at 90 deg and 2×12 at 45 deg. Miters 60 deg to the right and 50 deg to the left providing increased capacity.
Compact, lightweight design 56 lb allows for easy transport and storage. Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw.
Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize durability and cutting accuracy. 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.
I needed to upgrade from my starter 10 inch Delta saw, wanting a larger capacity, double bevel, compound saw with laser. I read reviews on just about every such saw, specifically wanting laser capability.
Most reviews described less than accurate/worthless laser assistance, often requiring readjustment. Some described lasers that were only operational when the saw blade was turning (very dangerous), and some lasers that were battery operated.
Some described laser lights that were too dim to use in brighter ambient light. Some reviews described inaccurate miter/bevel settings, which would defeat the whole purpose of a mitered saw to begin with.
Some described underpowered saws that would bog down cutting 4 X 4 and larger. All of these features were unacceptable for me. So, I decided on the more expensive DW716XPS. This saw is truly a beast.
It looks, feels and operates like a professional’s tool that it is. After checking the saw blade and guides for alignment, I was delighted to see that there was no adjustment necessary. I did a couple of test cuts to determine the width of the blade cut, but found that the LED blade “light” was spot on, and MUCH more useful and accurate than a laser guide.
(This saw uses the LED to cast a shadow of the blade onto the target, and is frankly, ingenious. ) I am a frequent home improvement guy, and for me, this saw is perfect. I was reluctant initially for the cost, but in my opinion, is the best saw available.
The Makita 12″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser (model LS1219L) combines capacity, accuracy and efficient dust extraction in a more compact size, with a unique 2-Steel Rail Sliding System that offers a reduced footprint for operation flush against a wall.
The innovative direct-drive gearbox and guard system is engineered for increased vertical cutting capacity of baseboard (6-3/4″) and crown molding (8″ nested). It will also make 15″ crosscuts at 90 degrees.
The saw miters 0deg. to 60deg. left and right, with positive stops at 0deg. , 15deg. , 22. 5deg. , 31. 6deg. , 45deg. and 60deg. (left or right). The bevel lock is located in the front of the saw for easy access and quick adjustments from 0deg.
to 48deg. (left and right). The saw is powered by a 15 AMP direct drive motor with soft start, a key point of difference. Direct drive enables smoother start-ups and consistent, constant power with no belts to slip or replace.
The electric brake provides added convenience. In addition, the electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher-quality cutting. The built-in laser indicates the line-of-cut whether the blade is turning or not, and offers micro-adjustments for precise “left-of-blade” or “right-of-blade” cutting.
It has dual dust collection ports for improved dust collection capability for use with a bag (included) or vacuum (sold separately). It also has a large-sized aluminum base that improves the stability of cutting stock for more efficient cutting.
Build quality is excellent. I haven’t used it yet, so I cannot say more than that. Makita tools are pricy and buyers need to make their own decision about the price:quality:longevity ratio, but on that count I reckon that they are excellent value compared to more expensive products such as, for example, DeWalt and Milwaukee equipment.
I have a large collection of Makita power tools and have just had my first failure. It was a lithium-ion drill that I have used constantly for 15 years. In that time I have only replaced the battery once.
I have a lot of Makita tools but this one is a let down. I should of bought the 1019 model instead. Or Festool. Its a good saw let down by some poor features and cheap flimsy parts. Poor indicators on the Bevel for degrees.
Markers that are easily moved and are not very accurate. flimsy handles made of plastic that bend when tightened up. Laser adjustment is crude and hard to set up accurately. Laser is on batteries so easy to leave left on.
I’ve had this a week. I bought it for a house renovation. Out of the box it was perfectly set up. The cuts are incredibly clean compared to my old mitre saw which had an expensive third party blade. In fact the cuts are so clean there is no need to do any clean up of the workpiece.
I would say this is as good as my friend’s Festool Kapex. I’m so pleased I bought this saw over the Kapex and I will recommend this saw to others. If you need a mitre saw for perfect cuts this is the one to go for!.
Powerful 120V brushless motor delivers extended power and durability. Integrated XPS cross cut positioning system provides adjustment free cut line indication for better accuracy and visibility. Super-efficient dust collection system captures over 75% of dust generated.
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. Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 16 dimensional lumber at 90 Degree and 2 x 12 at 45 Degree.
Miters 60 Degree to the right and 50 Degree to the left providing increased capacity. Oversized bevel scale makes bevel angle adjustments accurate end easy. Cam lock miter handle with detent override deliver quick and accurate miter angles.
Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy. No.
I had a cheap saw for 25 years. It finally quit. Figuered I could spend some money on a nice saw. I bought this saw in November 2020 and used it a half dozen times. The motor died in August 2021. I had to send it in for repairs.
There were no repairs shops with in 300 miles. had to ship it cost me $100. They repaired it. Packing from the repair company was aweful. Came back with the exhaust shute broken off. Used it twice. Now May of 2022.
Motor is shot again. Done with it and Dewalt, bought another inexpensive saw.
This saw was a real eye opener when it comes to battery powered equipment. My previous sliding compound miter saw would bog down a bit when cutting 4x4s. This saw gave no indication that it was cutting anything thicker than 1x2s when I tried my first 4×4.
There was no noticeable change in motor pitch as it sliced cleanly through the board. It also took a lot less effort to push the blade through the board. Just light even pressure on the grip and it went through the board like a hot knife through butter.
I alternate between two pairs of the 12Ah Max batteries with this saw and in moderate use, one charged pair of batteries can get me through a day. Most would never guess this is a battery operated saw.
Other things that are huge pluses for this saw. 1. Your saw will never trip another circuit breaker or blow a fuse while working in a location with poor quality electrical wiring or circuits with low power output.
2. Add a few other FLEXVOLT tools with extra batteries and you won’t need to bring a generator to sites with no power available. The chargers could even be operated on solar. 3. You will never trip over another extension cord while walking around your saw.
4. The chances of accidentally cutting through the power cord are reduced to zero. 5. You can remove any chance of curious children turning on your power saw by simply lockiing up the batteries. No power – no danger.
6. This is a excellent saw, even if it wasn’t cordless. It took almost no tweaking at all to square everything for perfect right angle cuts out of the box. Nice job DEWALT.
The DWS716XPS 12-in double-bevel compound miter saw is powered by a 15 Amp motor that drives 3,800 RPM to deliver extended power and durability. Integrated Butadine LED work light system provides adjustment-free cut line indication for accuracy and visibility.
This saw features a stainless steel miter detent plate with 14 positive stops and cam miter lock system that provides repeatable accuracy and durability with easy adjustments. Tall sliding fences support 6-1/2-in of base molding vertically and 6-5/8-in of crown molding vertically nested.
High efficiency dust duct is concentrated at the point of cut for maximum collection. Lightweight design and built-in carry handle for portability.
This saw is the absolute worst saw I have ever had the misfortune of ending up with. Total junk. First the motor has almost zero power. Cutting baseboards, crown moulding and 2X4’s for framing it bogs down and struggles big time.
I cut slowly and it still has a lot of trouble cutting through most wood products i put through it. Second is the blade on it. It’s great for cutting framing (if the motor had the power to keep the blade turning), but all the bolts in the saw were drown in loctite.
So when it came time to remove the blade I fought to get the cover opened to get to the bolt holding the blade on. The bolt that holds the blade on is pretty much fused into the saw and nothing has been able to break the bolt free so far.
I and a few other trades guys have used an assortment of wrenches, Allen keys and other tools but nothing will loosen that blade. First off Allen keys on this saw do not fit, we have tried imperial and metric sets.
They are either too large or small and spin freely. Dewalt must have created a size all their own to get the bolt built. But if you want a highly underpowered saw with no hope of replacing the blade then this is the perfect saw for you.
Just don’t try cutting anything thicker than a piece of paper or you may have issues (thin cardboard may be possible if you cut very slowly).
We purchased this miter saw for some immediate and upcoming projects since our last saw had just given up after 12 good years. Unfortunately, we are unable to use this at all. The blade screw is in so tight we are unable to loosen it at all.
It is now completely stripped. So we now have to remove it from the stand (which had it’s screws pretty tight as well), package it back up, and return to the store. The projects are delayed, we live a decent ways from the store, and the inconvience and frustration cannot be measured.
I donâ€™t know what I would do without this. I have a JCB and Milwaukee as well, but this is by far the favorite. When it comes to power, battery length, reliability, and overall ease of use, this is the clear winner.
The only downside Iâ€™ve come across is the noise in comparison to the others. I mean, it definitely comes with the territory, but I just wanted to note. All in all, this is my new baby! You wonâ€™t be let down!.
Measure twice, cut once. With the JET 70712 12-Inch Blade 15-Amp Adjustable Sliding Dual-Bevel Compound Miter Saw, making fast, accurate cuts has never been easier. The JET 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw combines dependable quality and lightweight portability into a single powerful tool.
Dual bevel capabilities allow for both left and right cuts, paired with adjustable bevel stops and 4 x 14 cross-cut capacities to let you handle any joints on the job site. Change miter angles quickly with the single motion thumb lever, plus the enclosed linear bearings allow for smooth and controlled slide operation.
Best of all, this miter saw features a laser guide to mark where to make your cuts.
I’m so glad that I chose the Jet. It was between this and a Dewalt. It was on sale for $499. The regular price is $619. I love the features. The led light and the laser are great. The laser is pretty accurate.
In the past I’ve used saws with lasers and they didn’t line up with the finished cut. I did have to make a minor adjustment to the fence to get it perfectly square, but the adjustment was easy and the tools are included.
The Jet blade is sharp and cuts well for framing cuts. I replaced it with a Diablo 100 tooth finish blade for finish cuts. It cuts perfect 45s for frames. The dust collection is the best I’ve ever had on a miter saw.
It comes with an adapter for 2-1/2” hose which I connected to my dust collector. Overall, I have no complaints and I recommend this saw.
I had the previous version of this saw, which suffered in the areas of miter and bevel lock. This edition is better at both and seems to have addressed a few of the other little shortcomings of its predecessor.
It’s got plenty of power and does the things you expect out of a saw like this. Two things I don’t like: 1. You can’t adjust the laser yourself. 2. The work light is blocked by the blade — and it’s the opposite side as the laser — the off-cut side.
If you mean to check your cut by touching the (stopped) blade down to your line, as soon as you do, the work light no longer shines on your line! You do get the laser, but it’s not dead-on and it’s not enough to illuminate your work to see a fine mark anyway.
If you’re after an exact cut, bring your own light. That was true before the saw had a light — but it’s disappointing here that there *is* a light but it’s not as useful as it could be.
Designed for the professional carpenter, remodeler and general contractor, the M18 FUEL 12 In. Sliding Miter Saw can generate the power of a 15 Amp corded saw while weighing in at up to 15% lighter than leading competitive saw and up to 330 cuts per charge.
With the same capacity as AC 12 In. miter saw, the 2739 provides users all ability to perform all of their critical applications while increase portability, efficiency and productivity on site. POWERSTATE brushless motor.
Features like a Shadow line LED (light emitting diode) light, an adjustable stainless steel detent plate, cam locking miter system, and easy carry side handles make the saw a category leading solution.
I’m a professional who makes my living with quality tools. Efficiency equates to higher profits at the end of the day. I changed my platform from Makita to Milwaukee because I felt Milwaukee for the most part had a better tool and helped my efficiency.
I was quite excited to go to a cordless miter saw and ditch the cord. I love the saw when it works. This saw has had issues from the day it came out of the box. Put a battery in and no response. Take battery out and put back in and good to go.
Shouldn’t have to do that. Then it started killing the battery. Put a battery in battery shows dead put on charger shows full instantly. Put back on saw pull the trigger and now no blade break. Pull the trigger again and completely dead.
Call 1800sawdust they tell me I can take it to a service center or send it in. I ask if they can just send the part to me as service center is a 100 mile round trip and finding a box to ship it in is probably out of the question.
Third option was purchase the part out right from a online vender for $375. No thanks it has a warranty for a reason. Take it to the service center and get told electronic assembly is shot. Which is what 1800sawdust told me.
Service Center says part is on back order from Milwaukee with no release date. Service Center tells me that typically means 6-8 months until repair can be made. They point to another miter on their floor and tell me that one has been sitting there 8 months waiting for parts.
What do I do? Buy another saw to stay within the Milwaukee platform or buy another brand? I can’t wait 8 months for a repair. I purchased another Milwaukee and hope I don’t regret it. If I didn’t already have so much investment in Milwaukee tools and batteries I’d of made a different decision.
Would I recommend this saw? Probably not if you depend on your Miter saw for your income each week.
Bought this saw to build my personal house and not need to hook up temp. power in a rural location and also not turn on generator non-stop. The saw lasted less than a month, brake stopped working then the saw died completely today.
I don’t have employees beating the saw up, just me and I’m super careful with it because I expected it to be less idiot proof than a corded mitre. We’ll see if Milwaukee does anything quickly because my project is dead without a mitre saw and I can’t just go down and buy another one in rural Idaho/Montana.
Very disappointed. I actually used this saw as an excuse to start building a Milwaukee collection next to all my DeWalt stuff and I’m wondering if I made the right choice. I spent 3k in one go, mitre, table, blower, batteries, pex tool, rivet tool, etc.
If they don’t jump though hoops to get me up and running ASAP I’m getting rid of all of it.
Great purchase. Very solid saw. Deserves a 5 star review for sure. solid motor, good safety lock, light is great as well. Cuts straight, strong enough for really thick wood. ( I mostly lock my saw to the rear to avoid “walking” and wearing out the slider bearings- and since it’s a 12″ blade, it can make it though almost anything without sliding anyway) However, a few improvements maybe would be: 1.
Front bevel lock instead of in the rear 2. Better slider system- it’s fine for sure, but I get the vibe the bearings will wear out sooner than later, and the Bosch-style slider seems a little nicer over time.
3. Standard hardware for setup of the machine! I’d ask that Milwaukee find a better way to hold the side handles on, and if you have a different brand of miter-saw stand, the nut/bolt direction is backward- so you’ve got to get creative on how to attach your sawto the stand.
Same tools. New name. Hitachi Power Tools has renamed to Metabo HPT Compact slide system allows the saw head to slide along fixed rails, eliminating the need for rear clearance Powerful 15 Amp motor to tackle tough cutting jobs with ease Laser marker system from Hitachi increases cutting accuracy Large sliding fences raise fence height to 5-1/8 inches to cut up to 7-1/2 in.
crown molding vertically 0-57 Degree miter angle to the right and 0-45 degree to the left for flexibility 0-45 Degree bevel angle range to the right and left allowing users to quickly and easily flip the saw blade and leave the material in place Positive stops and indications on the miter and bevel scale, for easy to read measurements and quick settings Carbon brush access, allows the user to replace the brush as needed to greatly prolong tool life Vertical handle with soft, vibration reducing elastomer grip adds comfort and control Miter Detents at 0 Degree / 15 Degrees / 22.
I bought this saw because I wanted a sliding miter saw that had a close foot print to the wall. I had a 12 in sliding Dewalt saw which I loved except that it being so large, stuck out way past my shop bench creating a hazard; to use it, I was forced to make a roller bench just for the saw.
After seeing your 10″ sliding miter saw and it’s design, I realized that the Dewalt was too big for my needs and your saw was just perfect, consequently I gave my son the Dewalt and bought the Metabo HPT and glad I did ~ couldn’t be happier as a result.
It’s perfect!!! Not only does it fit my needs, it’s got great features; handles easily and fits my workbench perfectly but the craftsmanship of your product is superb!!! This saw will surely last me for many years, it may be the last miter saw I may ever have to purchase.
This saw gets the job done and was available at an excellent price point. I checked the angles out of the box and they were spot on. Still accurate after 100s of cuts. Perfect for DIYers who don’t need a larger saw.
Very easy to transport. Metabo (Hitachi) tools have a great reputation and I expect this one to last a very long time in my workshop.
My favourite SCMS needs an update. The joy of using this saw is in the feel, everything feels right largely due to the vertical handle. The controls and weight and size are all excellent. I want this saw with forward rails-thats it.
The DEWALT DHS790AB flexible 120V MAX double bevel compound sliding miter saw with adapter kit features FLEXVOLT technology; the world’s first battery that automatically changes voltage when you change tools.
The flexible battery is backwards compatible with our 20V MAX tools so you get up to 4X the runtime. (With FLEXVOLT 60V MAX battery when used with DEWALT 20V MAX tools. ) This is a bare tool item – battery sold separately.
The miter saw includes a 120V MAX AC adapter that allows you to use as either corded or cordless power, delivering the ultimate flexibility. A powerful 120V brushless motor provides long runtime compared to brushed motors.
Designed for cutting wood, this miter saw offers extended runtime, capable of 310 cross cuts in baseboard molding. For ultimate accuracy, this miter saw offers easy to read bevel and miter scales, along with the CUTLINE blade positioning system.
Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 7-1/2′ nested and base molding up to 6-3/4′ vertical.
Purchased a RIGID 6. 5 gallon wet dry vacuum to connect to the 1 1/2 inch exhaust port on my DeWalt DHS790. However, the three piece DeWalt vacuum accesory adapter kit had NOTHING to connect my RIGID 1 1/2 inch hose end to the DHS790.
FIX was at Home Depot, a “Fernco” 1 1/4 inch x 1 1/4 inch Flexible PVC Coupling with metal screw couplers at each end of the rubber coupler. Remove one metal coupler and discard, lossen the other metal coupler and slide that end fully onto the exhaust port then tighten the metal coupler.
Half of the rubber coupling accepts the 1 1/2 inch end of the hose from the RIGID Vacuum. In addition, the rubber coupling also accepts the accesory kit adapter from 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch vacuum horses.
I work in restoration and have used the 20 volt 71/4 since it was released. Great saw in every way compact and light. But needed the duel bevel and bigger cut. This saw is even better Iam always in homes with no power most of the time.
It’s great just to grab and set up no drop cords to run to a power pole. And l’ve been able to trim whole houses base and crown with out a recharge most of the time will have 2bars left on batterys and their 6amp.
Have to say I am extremely pleased with this saw. I don’t have the space for a 12” slider or I would have got that, however that being said, I love the Led zero cut light! Had to flip a board just tonight and cut right on the money.
You can’t beat the option to leave it plugged in all the time or use the battery. Which ever the job calls for! Looking to get a few more of the flex-volt line in the next month or two!.
The DWS780 12-in Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw has a 15 Amp motor and integrated XPS cross cut positioning system for adjustment-free accurate cut line indication. Tall sliding fences support 7-1/2-in of nested crown and 6-3/4-in of base molding vertically.
Exclusive Back Fence Design cuts up to 2×16 dimensional lumber at 90°. Increased miter capacity of 60° and 50° (L) features durable stainless steel miter detent plate with cam lock for repeatable accuracy with easy adjustments.
Always wanted to splash out on a decent sliding mitre saw so thought I’d break the bank and ordered myself the Dewalt as I was fitting skirting and facings around the house. The cutting of the machine was superb.
Although I was coming from a cheap alternative. I then started to use the sliding motion of the saw and it was absolutely terrible. I had the saw on a smallish round garden table which was firm enough but the sliding mechanism was that stiff and sticky it was almost pulling the table over.
Even if it was on a proper sliding saw table it would have been exactly the same. I took myself up to a well known diy shed to try out other sliding mitre saws and with all of them you could easily pull the saw back and forth with your pinky.
On the dewalt I had you required the full strength of your hand. I googled the problem and it seems its a pretty common occurrence. No amount of lubricating the sliding rails according to peoples opinion on Google would help it.
I then cleaned the machine to take it back as it was clearly defective and noticed 2 small hairline cracks on the operating handle. It had obviously been dropped at some point and twisted the sliding rails hence why it wouldn’t slide properly although no evidence of this on the box.
Its a shame as it was a lovely machine to operate otherwise.
I have been looking for a new saw for some time and I love this saw. The cut line light makes it easy to get an accurate cut. Dust collection is not bad but it certainly does not pickup all the dust.
I suspect that hooking up to a vacuum would help pick up more dust. Got CT to price match another store and used my reward points to make the cost a little less painful. The blade that came with the saw is alright but I will get a Freud blade once I am done the flooring project as the material is hard on blades anyway.
Positive stops are really nice. Blade change could be a little bit easier and actually had to look on YouTube to find the 2nd hidden screw because the manual does not show the location. You have to pull the saw down about 1/2 way and it gives you access to the screw.
The safety switch is nicely designed and naturally engages when you are ready to make a cut. Lots of power and you can feel the saw kick up a bit when you press the trigger. The saw is fairly heavy but the handles make it easy to carry and after all it is a large saw so I would expect it to be fairly hefty.
The updated 780 is a great saw. We have about 5 older models at work and the dewalts are great. I would say they set the standard for a jobsite saw. The new 780 has a trigger safety (I assume because it shares parts with the cordless version).
This can be annoying but you get used to it. Our newest saw unfortunately has a blade wobble right from the factory. I’ve sent it in for repair to a warranty centre. They replaced the washers which hold the blade but it didn’t help.
I’ve tried several blades and compared to some older models. Without a doubt it wobbles enough that it’s not suitable for proper trim work. Hopefully I’ll be able to get issue sorted out. They are still my favourite saw by far.
The Dewalt Dws709 12-in slide compound miter saw features a powerful 15-amp, 3,800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability. It has tall sliding fences that support crown molding up to 5-1/2-in nested and base molding up to 4-1/-in vertically against the fence, while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts.
An exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 14 dimensional lumber at 90°, and 2 x 10 at 45°. This saw offers an adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 13 positive stops which improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy.
Miters 60° to the right and 50° to the left providing increased capacity. The oversized bevel scale makes bevel angle adjustments accurate and easy. This saw also features a compact, lightweight design (51-lbs) that allows for easy transport and storage.
It has dual horizontal steel rails with linear ball bearings that deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw. The precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize it’s durability and cutting accuracy.
This is a well-made, powerful, eager tool. I have no complaints about the saw at all. Among the features listed the product description, however, Fleet Farm lists “Integrated CUTLINE Blade Positioning System provides adjustment-free cut line indication”.
This isn’t accurate, because this saw does not have the LED light as a feature. I realized this after I took it home and out of the box. Then I got the joy of spending another 80 bucks and installing a light to this saw.
I contacted FF online customer service about it, but heard nothing back. Shoppers take note: If you’re looking for the saw with a built-in light, it’s the DWS780 (carried elsewhere), NOT this saw.
So it’s about time I say something about this saw. For the last year or two, the finish team I’ve been working with has been using this particular model for every job we’ve been assigned. To be short, I love this saw.
Very robust, very precise out of the box, it has maintained its precision for the time we’ve been using it, and it has held up to everything we’ve done to it. And trust me when I say that this thing has not been treated well! It’s been thrown into the back of work trucks, it’s had stuff fall on top of it in the back of the work trailer when we went to Moab, UT for a job, it has maintained its power that it had from the first day, and overall has been an outstanding tool to use.
As for cons, the only issue I’ve ever had with it is when working out in the full sun, and that was only ever an issue because it made it difficult to see the shadow line of the blade. Other than that I have zero complaints about this tool.
I bought this saw to replace my aging Skil 10 inch miter saw. Put ofthe box, the saw was lined up and no major adjustment was necessary. Kwasable to cut boards straight o uh t of the box. It has handled many large framing projects, and with a quick blade change, cut crown molding very consistanly.
I use the inboard clamp to hold much of my work, and is easy to move from one side of the saw to the other. The blade guard is sturdy, and follows the contour its cutting vary well. The dust collection is better than other saws that I gave had, but it doesn’t get it all.
Adjusting cut angle is easy, and bevel adjustment us a quick knob turn with an easy to read bevel angle scale. Allowing that to bevel both ways is a major advantage, which us ine reason I bought the saw.
The 12-inch sliding compound miter saw is a versatile and powerful tool that can be used for a variety of tasks. It is a great choice for those who need to make precise cuts, and it can also be used for larger projects such as trimming boards or cutting plywood.
The saw is easy to operate and comes with a variety of features that make it a great choice for both novice and experienced users.
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