Product Comparison: DEWALT DWS709 vs DEWALT DWS779


General Specifications
Brand
DEWALT
DEWALT
Model
DWS709
DWS779
Origin
Taiwan
Taiwan
About the Product
The DWS709 12" Sliding Compound Miter Saw has a 15 Amp motor for extended power and durability. Features stainless steel miter detent plate and cam miter lock for repeatable accuracy and durability with easy adjustments. Exclusive Back Fence Design cuts up to 2x14 dimensional lumber at 90°. Tall sliding fences support 5-1/2" of nested crown and 4-1/2" of base molding vertically.
The DEWALT DWS779 slide compound miter saw is ideal for most cutting applications including crown molding up to 7-1/2 in. This miter saw is designed with a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power and durability. The exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2 x 14 dimensional lumbers at 90 degrees and 2x10 at 45 degrees.
Key Specs
Type
Miter saw
Miter saw
Speed
3800 RPM
3800 RPM
Blade Type
Disc
Disc
Size & Weight
Height
19.5 in.
18.8 in.
Width
22.75 in.
23.75 in.
Depth
30.75 in.
33 in.
Weight
51 lbs.
56 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
DEWALT DWS709 Slide Compound Miter Saw
  • It's got good weight to it, so it doesn't shift around at all and worked flawlessly right out of the box.
  • It is relatively light weight, easy to carry and job-site rugged.
  • Really like the light weight compared to what I used to use for many years.
  • This saw works great. Is just the right size and weight.
  • I recommend this saw for its build quality, accuracy, compactness, light weight (50lbs approximately) which make it easy to take to and move around a job site.
DEWALT DWS779 Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • It is lightweight enough and i can easy take it away after working.
  • Amazing value in my opinion, and powerful for its surprising light weight.
  • This is the perfect chop saw for a do-it-yourselfer like me. It's got good weight to it, so it doesn't shift around at all and worked flawlessly right out of the box.
  • It is relatively light weight, easy to carry and job-site rugged.
  • Solidly built, reasonable price, right on with the 45s angles, good stock blade (prob will upgrade to 40 or 50 tooth blade), its pretty compact and light weight.
Cutting
Blade Diameter
12 in.
12 in.
Arbor
0.625 in.
0.625 in.
Cutting Angle
Miter: 50° left, 60° right; Bevel: 49° left/right
Miter: 50° left, 60° right; Bevel: 49° left/right
Miter Cut Depth (at 45º)
6.8 in.
9.6 in.
Miter Cut Depth (at 90º)
9.5 in.
13.75 in.
Bevel Cut Depth (at 45º)
9.5 in.
13.75 in.
Vertical Capacity
4.5 in.
7.5 in.
Horizontal Capacity
8 in.
13.75 in.
What customers say about "Cutting"
DEWALT DWS709 Slide Compound Miter Saw
  • Pretty happy with this saw...definitely an upgrade from my 10" Ryobi. The 12" saw makes cutting larger baseboard a lot easier, and this saw has very nice power (it slices through a 2x4 like butter).
  • Saw cuts pretty true, right out of the box and is also pretty easy to adjust. Very impressed with the amount of miter cut available and much quieter and smoother than my old Dewalt compound miter. Very worthwhile purchase for a home shop.
  • It cuts confidently and smoothly. I did replace the blade that came w/ the saw with a better one (carbide and more teeth).
  • Cuts smooth and straight. I am a hardwood installer who needs a well built tough saw and this cuts hardwood like butter. Great for tall baseboards. It will cut all the way through on 45 miter cut with 5 1/2 baseboard with room to spare.
  • Four stars because this saw will NOT cut 14 inches as advertised unless you take off the fence and fabricate a tale top to allow the saw to cut its maximum amount.
DEWALT DWS779 Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • 12" blade. upgraded from a 10" so this is a big deal for me. i can cut a thru 4X4 in one pass.
  • The saw has very good compound angle indents and very securely locks. night and day difference compared to my old ryobi.
  • Solid angle adjustment feel with good detants.
  • Excellent angle locking mechanism. MUCH improved from older model.
  • The miter locks (detents) were among the best I tested of all the brands. Very tight. This thing cut exact 90 & 45's right out of the box.
  • The bevel adjustment is a little awkward but i don't think it's much better on any other miter saw
Features
Dust Collector
Yes
Yes
LED Light
No
No
Cutting Depth Adjustment
Yes
Yes
Rubber-Coated Handle
No
No
D-Shaped Handle
No
Yes
Front Assist Handle
No
No
Electric Brake
Yes
Yes
Extras
Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2x14 dimensional lumber at 90° and 2x10 at 45°, Miters 60° to the right and 50° to the left providing increased capacity, Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 13 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy, Oversized bevel scale makes bevel angle adjustments accurate and easy, Dual horizontal steel rails with linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable, and compact saw
Super efficient dust collection system captures over 75% of dust generated, Miters 60° to the right and 50° to the left providing increased capacity, Compact, lightweight design (56 lbs.) allows for easy transport and storage, Precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize durability and cutting accuracy, Powerful 15 amp, 3,800 rpm motor delivers extended power and durability, Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops improves productivity and ensures cutting accuracy, Oversized bevel scale makes bevel angle adjustments accurate and easy, Cam lock miter handle with detent override deliver quick and accurate miter angles
What customers say about "Features"
DEWALT DWS709 Slide Compound Miter Saw
  • The detent over-ride and lock out feature is nice and allows the saw to be easily and quickly locked on to uncommon settings.
  • The non-sliding feature allows you to place the saw closer to a wall. Dust collection is good but not great.
  • I love the 5-second brake feature and it comes with a little bag you can place over the exhaust to help control dust.
  • The brake is works great, slow and stopping the blade when release the power button.
  • One inconvenient feature for me is the blade guard, its bulky and slightly annoying lining up cuts without a laser sight.
  • The dust bag that comes with the saw is useless.
DEWALT DWS779 Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Maybe not a big deal for others but i was pleasantly surprised with an ergonomic handle. i have medium hands and the handle fits great in my hand.
  • Horizontal handle and positive trigger are a big plus.
  • Smooth operation. The belt drive is quieter and smoother. I like this a little more than the operation of my Delta.
  • Dust port is a joke. will be hacking it with some cardboard in the future.
  • The folding lock is a small aluminium knob. would be more convenient to have a bigger knob
  • No soft-start motor, almost all others in this class offer this. The saw arm seriously jerks up when started.
Power
Power Source
Corded
Corded
Power Output
15 A
15 A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
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