Product Comparison: DEWALT DWS709 vs DEWALT DWS780


General Specifications
Brand
DEWALT
DEWALT
Model
DWS709
DWS780
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 DWS780 12" 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" of nested crown and 6-3/4" of base molding vertically. Exclusive Back Fence Design cuts up to 2x16 dimensional lumber at 90°. Increased miter capacity of 60° (R) and 50° (L) features durable stainless steel miter detent plate with cam lock for repeatable accuracy with easy adjustments.
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 DWS780 12'' Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Heavy, great for a fixed setup. Stiff.
  • Pretty light weight and easy to grab and move (if needed).
  • Light weight, great capacity and a nice built in work light as well.
  • I liked the form factor and weight is great for a 12" saw.
  • Heavy, a pain to move.
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 DWS780 12'' Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Basically 0 runout with my forest blade. Cuts those 12" panels like a breeze.
  • R side cut to 60 degrees is super nice and extremely handy for larger than normal miter's - Left side to a little over 50 is also nice.
  • R & L miter "click" stops for angles are also very accurate.
  • The quality and accuracy of the cuts produced are great and the saw seems to have plenty of power.
  • When using the depth stop the blade doesn't cut all the way to the fence, so have to use spacers in there.
  • I found that the saw does not cut accurate 45 degree miters and the 45 degree detents are not adjustable. You either have accurate 90 degree cuts or one accurate 45 degree cut.
Features
Dust Collector
Yes
Yes
LED Light
No
Yes
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, Innovative gearbox and belt-drive design increases vertical cutting capacity
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 DWS780 12'' Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Powerful, easy to set up and adjust, accurate using the advanced XPS cross cut positioning system, fairly good dust collection port.
  • The LED light works great and is extremely accurate.
  • My favorite feature is the XPS cross cut positioning system that lights the blade from both sides so you get a shadow of the actual kerf you are about to cut. Very nice!
  • Hold down clamp is hard to use, slides are not as smooth as they should be.
  • Tilt tightening screw is a bit cheesy. I have to get two hands on it and grunt to get it tight.
  • Dust collection does not grab everything - even when I built an encasement and added a Jet dust collector. It does get most, but not all.
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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