DEWALT DWS780 Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw Review


The DEWALT DWS780 12 inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is powered by a 15 Amp which delivers 3,600 RPM and provides a new precise miter system and machined base fence support for optimal precision. Features a new handle design for maximum portability, cam lock miter, detent override, bevel crown stops and is best in class capacity. This DWS780 miter saw has included carbide blade, dust bag, blade wrench and manual, DEWALT warranty package which includes a three-year limited guarantee, a one-year free service agreement, and a 90-day money back guarantee, vertical material clamp, and accessory DW7187 changeable miter saw laser system. This miter saw weighs 54 pounds.

The DEWALT DWS780 12-inch double bevel sliding compound miter saw expertly walks to the line between the rugged stability and well precision that professionals need on the job site. From flimsy woodworking to tough framing and deck building, the DWS780 miter saw provides the accuracy, precision, capacity, and portability that cabinetmakers, framers, trim carpenters, installers, and contractors need.

This DEWALT DWS780 saw is precise cutting without recalibration. This miter saw features particularly rock-solid construction and the new XPS cross-cut alignment system that has features a superior ultra-bright LED light. This alignment system requires no recalibration that makes this miter saw more sturdy and accurate.

This miter saw features a powerful 15-amp motor which delivers 3,800 RPM. The power cord is routed throughout the rail in the back, eliminating interference with the slide. Additionally, this miter saw has high-capacity cutting. It offers an industry-leading combination of cut capacities and exclusive back fence design.

Product Features:

  • Switch design for additional portability
  • Integrated XPS cross cut positioning system
  • Powerful 15 amp and 3,800 rpm motor delivers enlarged power and durability
  • Exclusive Back Fence design
  • Changeable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10-positive stops develops productivity, ensures accuracy

The DEWALT DWS780 Reviews


The DEWALT DWS780 Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is truly a versatile saw. Despite having a powerful 15-amp motor and a huge 12 inch blade, it is surprisingly well balance, quiet and reasonably portable. Running the saw, the blade and motor are amazingly quiet and lack of vibration shows the device is well balanced. In addition, this saw is easy to move around just by using one hand.

Particularly the XPS system, which is another good feature and the innovative change, applies a flood of LED light with a slim shadow that obtains cast on the work piece. The LED light system is great and genius. Forget lasers, the LED is easy and perfect. The LED light has two nice effects. The problem was that the laser needs to be properly calibrated.


Although this DEWALT miter saw is truly kind of great saw, but still there are some downsides. The most lack of this saw is the slide is terrible. It seems rough, sticky, noisy, and just generally unacceptable for a high quality, precision tool. The other lack of this saw is the design of the saw dust tube. It is worthless it gets full and clogged with saw dust before it even gets to the small bag at the end of the tube. Only negative is the sawdust bag is a bust. Dust collection is very poor. First the dust collection nozzle is a real problem. Yet the nozzle is so narrow, that most dust never gets into it.


Overall, the saw is well built, and the positive locks seem accurate and rock solid. The slide does seem a little sticky. Other features are well designed and make blade change and accurate cutting fast and easy. Thus, I think that I am truly going to recommend this DEWALT DWS780 Compound Miter Saw because it has everything user would want in a miter saw. If you start getting serious about home improvement, then you should buy this DEWALT DWS780 Compound Miter Saw.