Dewalt’s DWS779 12″ sliding miter saw is a returning holiday season special buy, and a hugely popular one at that.
The Dewalt DWS779 is very similar to the brand’s flagship DWS780 miter saw, but lacks the pricier model’s LED shadow cut line guidance system. There could be other differences, but they aren’t apparent. I believe I was once told that it’s bundled with a different saw blade.
The DWS779 is a dual bevel saw and can cut 2x wood boards up to 16″ long at 90°.
This saw always gets good reviews, and is generally considered to be an incredibly good value, especially compared to the ~$600 DWS780.
If you want max cutting capacity and high bang for the buck, this is probably the best value miter saw on the market right now.
Sale Price: $349
It’s odd – the DWS779 sliding miter saw was a 2017 Black Friday deal, a 2018 Black Friday deal, and it looks to be a 2019 Black Friday deal as well, yet Dewalt still hasn’t listed this saw on their website.
Prior to the emergence of the DWS779, Dewalt had a different holiday season special, model number DWS782. I honestly couldn’t tell you how DWS782 and DWS779 differ from each other. Perhaps the DWS782 model number suggested it was better than their flagship DWS780 model instead of the other way around, warranting a model number change?
If you’ve used this saw before, what are your thoughts?