DeWALT – a ToolGuyd sponsor – kicked off their Power the Possibilities promotions, where you can expand your kit with deals on tools and accessories built for the toughest jobs.
In this post, I’ll be talking about some of their recent woodworking offers for the 2022 holiday shopping season. To see their other promos, visit the DeWALT Power the Possibilities page, or click the banner link when you come across it down this page.
These deals are available at participating DeWALT tool retailers and independent dealers, and I have included a couple of retail links for your convenience.
DeWALT DWS779 Miter Saw + Bonus Folding Stand
The DeWALT DWS779 offers great cutting capacity, and can tackle a very wide range of crosscutting tasks.
This 12″ sliding double bevel compound miter saw can cut 2X boards up to 14″ wide at 90°, and up to 10″ wide at 45°. It can be adjusted to a bevel angle of up to 45° left and right, and miter angle of up to 40° left and 60° right.
The fences can support nested crown molding up to 7-1/2″.
With this year’s deal, you can get the DWS779 plus a bonus folding miter saw stand.
Priced as low as $399
DeWALT DWE7485 Compact Portable Jobsite Table Saw
The DeWALT DWE7485 table saw is popular with DIYers and PROs alike, especially this time of year.
It has an accurate rack-and-pinion adjustable fence, it’s convenient to move around and store, and it’s easy-to-use.
Key features and specifications:
- 8-1/4″ blade diameter
- 2-9/16″ max depth of cut at 90°
- 1-3/4″ max depth of cut at 45°
- 24.5″ max rip cut right of blade, 12″ left of blade
- 5800 RPM (no-load)
- Weighs 46 lbs
- Blade brake
- Power-loss reset (prevents accidental restart following loss of power)
The saw comes with a fence, riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, miter gauge, and push stick, and it features on-board storage for all of these accessories.
Priced as low as: $299
DeWALT DW734 Benchtop Planer
The DeWALT DW734 benchtop thickness planer features a 3-knife cutter and can be used on boards up to 12-1/2″ wide.
Features include a 15A motor, infeed and outfeed tables that provide 33-1/2″ of material support, 10,000 RPM cutting speed that makes 96 cuts per inch for a fine finish, turret depth stop, and four-column lock to help reduce movements that can cause snipe.
Priced as low as $449
DeWALT DWP611 Variable Speed Compact Router
A compact trim router can open new doors, enabling woodworkers to create edge treatments, grooves, dados, slots, and more.
The DeWALT DWP611 features variable speed, a fixed base with adjustable router bit height, large spindle lock, and dual LED lights.
It’s not on sale – that I know of – but I feel it’s a great addition to any woodworkers’ tool kit.
Price: $149 – comes with the motor, standard base, collet wrench
The image above is shown with optional dust collection adapter (DNP616), edge guide (DNP618), centering cone (DNP617), and round sub-base (DNP613).
This seems to be a bundle deal on the planer that saves a buck and adds a tote box.
Off-Topic – but ToolUp is doing a $75 off on $300 for Milwaukee for 2 Days
Promo code is MIL75
Nice I just checked this link today 1/5/23.. and the deal is still going!
I ended paying $416 after tax with free home delivery by applying for the store credit card and got $50 off and 6months no interest!
Pretty decent deal I think…
I’m debating between this dewalt miter saw with the stand combo for $400 vs the harbor freight Hercules unit with a stand that has a shadow line function like the top of the line dewalt miter saw for $500. Who would have imagined this competition being conparable a few years ago
You can get a kit for the DWS779 to add the laser line functionality. IIRC it was about $80. I did and it was easy and works great.
I was about to ask if this was still a thing that worked on the new models.
Yes – they even upgraded the kit so you don’t have to cut any wires.
I installed one the other day, and it took 1/2 an hour. The biggest pain is getting all the wires back into the handle.
To be pedantic, the light casts a shadow of the blade, and isn;’s a laser. It’s 100% accurate, because it’s a shadow of the actual blade. It’s can’t be adjusted, nor does it need to be.
When the blade is high, the shadow is blurry. As the blade approaches the workpiece, the line gets crisper and crisper. Just before it touches, it’s perfect, and you see exactly what will be cut, so you can choose which side of the line to cut on. 100% better than any laser. I wish I would have done it sooner.
I think the shadow line is better than the laser for accuracy or something if I’m recalling correctly myself
I’ve have the Hercules for a couple of years now. I am very please. The shadow line works great. I haven’t used a miter saw with a laser to compare, but I’ve read a lot of reviews that lasers go off alignment, while by the nature of it, the shadow line doesn’t. The only thing I don’t like about the Hercules is the included clamp, it’s hard to get to to reach on all cuts and yet be stable. But I think that’s pretty common for miter saws.
I did the same thing Clay did. It was so simple.
Whatever happened to the rumors dewalt was developing a 120v flexvolt table saw like their miter saw?
They haven’t come out with any 120v tools since the miter saw. For whatever reason they either didn’t like it or didn’t think it was necessary. Even the new 12″ miter saw is single battery 60v – https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-60-Volt-Lithium-Ion-12-in-Cordless-Sliding-Miter-Saw-Tool-Only-DCS781B/319991645
So I don’t think we will be seeing a 120v table saw, but with the advancements in battery and brushless tech a more capable updated 60v table saw could certainly be on the table (pun intended).
I’m curious about what happened to the 120V Flexvolt concept as well. It’s certainly possible that they didn’t think it was necessary, it’s been several years since the 120V miter saw came out and since then we’ve seen single-battery Flexvolt tools that are far more powerful than a 120V corded tool. So it may well be that a single battery is more than good enough.
That is my thought. At this point they would only need 120v for runtime purposes. Even then they don’t need to be 2x60v in series to get 120v, they could do 2x60v, even 3x or 4x, in parallel. That way it could run on as few as 1 battery, but get optimal runtime when you stick 2 or 3 in there.
But why? Of you’re just doing it for runtime, you’re just adding cost and complexity when the battery can easily be swapped out for the charged one sitting right off to the side.
While I generally think that it is nice to have options – they sometimes may come with unacceptable complexity and costs. I think that I agree with Matt – that if you want/need a cordless miter/table saw having a standby extra battery probably makes sense. As long as the saw’s electronics do not allow power/speed to degrade as the battery nears full discharge – is battery-swapping such a big deal? Will the extra battery cost exceed the cost/complexity of adding an AC adapter?
I understand that there are benefits to be had from AC powering many machine tools. I would not think to swap out a battery-powered saw for my 220V Unisaw – nor for some of the 3-phase powered machines we ran in our shop. But when the power profile of a battery powered saw meets your needs, is there really a compelling use-case for an AC adapter?
@Matt+S I see your point, but this is a fairly common practice in power hungry tools, notably OPE.
Yes you could just make a single battery slot, and when your battery dies you just swap it out with a new one. By that logic, every cordless tool ever made has a near infinite runtime because you can always swap a battery. But that’s not really how tools are marketed. I think it is easier to sell the idea to the consumer that you can run an extended period of time without having to stop and swap batteries.
One example is Makita. They have mowers that take 4 18v batteries, but they don’t all run in series at 72v. It runs at 36v and accepts two pairs of 36v batteries for runtime purposes. Sure they could make it only accept a single pair, and when they die you just walk your butt back to the garage and grab two fresh ones. But having the redundant pair already on deck gives you double the runtime with little to no downtime (you do have to flip a switch I think).
I’m not saying it is the best way, I’m saying that if DeWalt develops more multiple battery tools, they don’t need to be 120v, they could still be 60v.
Thanks for your opinion on the METABO 18v triple hammer impact/ drill kit. I picked up a set at that price point. Helps that my 36v batteries are backwards compatible also.
Not related but the 120pc MaxFit Impact Screwdriver Bit Set dropped to 29.98
Nice! Thanks for the update/alert!
I hadn’t seen that 60V mitre saw – one thing I liked about the X2 older model was the AC adapter. It appears that didn’t catch on much – and also they sold alot of those with the adapter only since it was so much cheaper than the 2 battery and charger kit model.
If I recall correctly like 300 dollars cheaper.
There were complaints that the saws were burning up when used primarily on the AC adapter. I don’t know how wide spread that issue was, but that may have played a role in them “abandoning” the 120v/AC hybrid platform.
This new miter is nuts though, rated at 675 cuts in 3 1/4″ molding with a 3Ah (162Wh, so 4.17 cuts/Wh). The old 2x60v miter was only rated at 289 cuts with 2x2Ah batteries (216Wh, so 1.34 cuts/Wh). They also say 255 cuts in a 4×4. So it can make almost as many cuts in a 4×4 as the previous model could in molding, with less juice. It’s impressive.
I still wish they’d offer a 10″ version, but whatevs.
The 734 is good, but it’s really worth it to step up to the 735 four post design. Acme has it on sale for $549.
Just purshased this Dewalt router: https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWP611-Torque-Variable-Compact/dp/B0048EFUV8/?tag=toolguyd-20
I run a CNC router shop and have 6 smaller CNC machines that take these little beasts and they have yet to let me down in the 4.5 years I have been running them. Only thing that needs to be replaced is brushes if you use them a lot like I do …..these run on average 8 hrs a day every day for me and no complaints with them at all …I have 8 of them in my shop now and will not use anything else. Variable speed option is awesome as well.