The DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is a versatile power which is ideal for amateurs as well as professionals. As a professional carpenter, you cannot do without a miter saw in your shop and this miter saw has been designed to perform all kind of jobs required in a wood shop. This compound saw has a sliding mechanism which greatly increases the cutting width capacity of this model. It also comes with the new XPS lighting which casts the shadow of the blade on the work piece for highly accurate cutting. This light does not require recalibration when you change the blade.
While testing this saw we were impressed by the versatility of this miter saw. This machine has a ton of features. The motor has a capacity of 15 amps and can deliver a maximum RPM of 3800 and the 12-inch blade cuts through almost everything thrown in front of it. The bevel angles and the miter scale are very easy to see and set. It has positive stops at the usual angles and an override for the finer setting. Based on its versatility, high cutting capacity and decent price for the features, we rate it at 4.8 out of 5 stars.
This DeWalt sliding miter saw is very versatile. It has a double bevel which can be rotated to both the right side and the left side from 0 to 48 degrees. As far as miter cuts are concerned, this compound saw allows you cut up to an angle of 60 degrees on the right side and up to 50 degrees on the left side. The adjustable miter detent has ten positive stops in total, and a cam lock miter button lets the user lock angles between the detents.
Bevel angles can also be easily set with positive stops at the most used angles in wood working. Also, the XPS light system makes use of bright LEDs which illuminate the work piece on both sides resulting in the blade shadow creating a very fine line which allows precision cutting.
DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter SawThis machine has huge cutting capacity due to the sliding nature of the miter saw. It can cut a vertical board up to a height of 6.75 inches. As far as crown molding is concerned, it can cut up to 7.5 inches.
A horizontal board up to a depth of 13.88 inches does not cause any problems for this DeWalt DWS780. The back fence of this saw has been designed in a way to allow you to cut 2 x 12 boards up to 45 degrees angle and 2 x 16 boards at 90 degrees angle. The DeWalt saw also has a rail lock latch which keeps the head away from the fence.
The 15 amp motor delivers enough power to cut through soft wood and hard wood with equal ease.
Ease of Operation
Even though this miter saw is loaded with DeWalt DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw features, it is very easy to operate thanks to the superior design. First of all, the XPS LED lights to provide a fine line which is more accurate than any of the lasers out there. Therefore, you can cut more accurately with this miter saw than any other saw.
This miter saw weights approximately 56 pounds and has a top handle which allows it to be carried around easily. The miter scale in this saw is chrome colored with black markings, and the angles can be viewed easily. One can set an angle with a precision up to half a degree.
The detent override works very smooth. Similar to the miter scale, the bevel angles can also be read easily. Also, there is a metal knob behind the blade to set the bevel angle.
The sliding movement of the saw is smooth, and the fence height allows you to work with bigger sized stock. It is easy to change the blade as one needs to loosen only two bolts to change the blade.
What Other People Say About This Miter Saw
One of the buyers, Joel Avrunin, was impressed with the versatility of this chop saw. He also mentioned that this miter saw is comparatively quite and well-balanced as compared to his old miter saw. He also liked the angle setting quality and the consistency of set angles. He rated this miter saw at five out of five stars.
Another buyer, glass69, bought this for professional use as a carpenter. He liked the fact that it can be used without the need to do any alignment and the alignment is very easy to set up, if needed. He also liked the huge cutting capacity as well as the XPS light system and the accuracy of this miter saw. He also rated this Dewalt compound miter saw at five out of five stars.
At the time of writing this review, over 186 customers have at Amazon, have given this an average rating of 4.6 out of maximum possible five stars.
The miter scale and the bevel scale are very easy to read and the adjustments are super comfortable to make.
Overall, this DeWalt DWS 780 compound miter saw is ideal for weekend warriors as well as professional carpenters. We do recommend this miter saw to our readers.