A reader recently wrote in about how the popular Dewalt DWS780 12″ sliding miter saw was pulled from Home Depot and Lowe’s websites. Amazon’s listing for the miter saw has also been taken down.
Last week Home Depot & Lowes took the Dewalt DWS780 off display. Also their website says no longer sold at HD or Lowes. Its also unavailable at Amazon. However the Dewalt website shows it as available for sale.
I suspect Dewalt is retiring their top of the line miter saw but I haven’t seen any announcements for a replacement.
I have not heard anything about a replacement model; as far as I am aware, the Dewalt DWS780 is still the brand’s flagship model.
UPDATE: There is a Stop Sale for Dewalt DWS780, DWS779, and DHS790 (FlexVolt) 12″ sliding miter saws, with the affecting models produced between March 2019 and April 2022. More details here.
I have not checked local stores, but can confirm Pete’s observation, that the miter saw is no longer available for purchase at Amazon, Home Depot, or Lowe’s.
Adding to the mystery, Norm wrote in today after having observed something similar about Dewalt’s DW735 and DW735X planer options. Amazon’s listings for these planers result in a “sorry we couldn’t find that page” error.
Independent online dealers still seem to have active inventory for both models.
These benchtop woodworking and construction tools continue to be popular, and Dewalt doesn’t usually pull tools from the market like this when replacements are announced or launched.
Looking deeper, the seasonal-favorite Dewalt DWS779 miter saw, which is a more affordable 12″ sliding miter saw, has also been pulled from Amazon and Home Depot’s websites, with “not found” type of error pages. Lowe’s product page is still up, but with a “this item is no longer sold on Lowe’s.com” alert.
Many other Dewalt miter saws do not seem to be affected by whatever is going on with these SKUs.
If I had to guess, I would suspect that parts shortages or greatly increased shipping fees are to blame, but why would that only affect these models?
Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe’s are major online retailers, and the DWS780, DW735, and DWS779 are extremely popular Dewalt tools. Something strange is going on.
We’ll check with Dewalt to see if they can share any insights, and will report back with any updates.
Thank you to Pete and Norm for the tips!