Dewalt DWS779 vs DWS780 12 in. Miter Saw

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A comparison chart between DEWALT DWS779 vs DWS780 12-in 15-Amp Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw. Learn more about these products in term of their specifications and features.

Topics

  1.  The Main Difference between DEWALT DWS779 and DWS780
  2. A Comparison Table DWS779 vs DWS780
  3. DIY: How to Install Work LED Light for DEWALT DWS779
  4. More Option: Dewalt DHS790 FLEXVOLT Cordless Brushless 12 in. Sliding Miter Saw

The Main Difference Between DEWALT DWS779 and DWS780

The main difference between these two models is the DEWALT DWS780 comes installed with XPS work LED light. This work light featuring ultra-bright LED light, casts a shadow of a blade which can be used to indicate a cut location.

Even though the DEWALT DWS779 model is not listed at official DEWALT website,  it is however still available in a few online store.  At published time, this model is available at Lowe’s for $349.00 a unit. It is believe that this model will only be available to the market while stock last.

A comparison table DWS779 vs DWS780

DEWALT 12 Inches Dual Bever Sliding Compound Miter Saw
DEWALT 12 Inches Dual Bever Sliding Compound Miter SawDWS779DWS780
Models

Dewalt DWS779

DEWALT DWS779
Dewalt DWS780
DEWALT DWS780
Check the model availability and the current priceDEWALT DWS779 12-in 15-Amp Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw at Lowe's DEWALT DWS780 12-in 15-Amp Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw at Home Depot

DEWALT DWS780 12-in 15-Amp Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw at Lowe's
The Main Difference
Integrated XPS cross-cut positioning system LED work lightNoYes
All The Common Specifications & Features
Specifications
Amps1515
Saw Blade Diameter12-in12-in
BevelDualDual
Maximum Bevel Degrees4545
Spindle LockYesYes
SlideYesYes
CompoundYesYes
Depth of Cut at 90 Degrees (Inches)6.756.75
Depth of Cut at 45 Degrees (Inches)6.756.75
Maximum Miter Cut - Left (Degrees)5050
Maximum Miter Cut - Right (Degrees)6060
Maximum Speed (RPM)38003800
Arbor Size (Inches)0.6250.625
Length (Inches)32.7732.77
Dust HandlingPortPort
Width (Inches)19.0519.05
Height (Inches)2020
Tool Weight (lbs.)5656
UL Safety ListingYesYes
Warranty3-year limited3-year limited
Check Price and Customer Reviews
Check the model availability, the current price and customer reviewsDEWALT DWS779 12-in 15-Amp Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw at Lowe's DEWALT DWS780 12-in 15-Amp Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw at Home Depot

DEWALT DWS780 12-in 15-Amp Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw at Lowe's

DWS779 Instruction Manual

To learn how to operate DEWALT DWS779 and learn the features of this machine please download the DWS779 instruction manual here as provided by Home Depot.

DWS780 Instruction Manual

To learn how to operate DEWALT DWS780 and learn the features of this machine please download the DWS780 instruction manual here as provided by Home Depot.

How to install work LED light for DEWALT DWS779

DEWALT DWS779 is more cheaper compared to DWS780 which do not comes with a LED work light.

However there is a way to install the LED work light to this machine. You will need a few parts to make it possible. The following video by an owner of DEWALT DWS779 shows exactly how it should be done.

Parts that you need for the installation.

  1. DEWALT Work Light (N030317)
  2. DEWALT Power Supply (N078832)
  3. DEWALT Handle Set (624730-00)

All the above parts can be purchased online at mmtoolparts.com,  And base on my research , this marketplace is cheaper compared to the other online stores.

Buy from Dewalt Official Site For Parts:

Or for a slightly higher price, you can buy directly from Dewalt official site for parts and service. The products to buy are DEWALT Work Light (N030317), DEWALT Power Supply (N078832) and DEWALT Handle Set (624730-00)

User Reviews on DEWALT DWS780

Based on our research and analysis of reviews that has been posted publicly at Home Depot website by verified purchasers, we list here some of major points to help you better understand the pros and cons about the products.

The Pros

  • The shadow mark is a great feature
  • Some owners commented that they like the shadow mark better than laser. Plus point is no need to calibrate.
  • Accurate light marker.
  • Simple and easy to use for various cuts

The Cons

  • A few verified purchasers commented that they have issue with DEWALT product quality control out of the box.
  • One verified purchaser mentioned about poor design for dust bag.

To read all the customer reviews and get a better picture on all the reviews please visit:

Dewalt DHS790 FLEXVOLT Cordless Brushless 12 in. Sliding Miter Saw