Dewalt DWS780 Miter Saw Review 

By  Enda McLarnon

The DWS780 is one of the very best compound miter saws on the market right now. It has been around for some time and does get really strong and consistent reviews.

When you see lots of satisfied buyer reviews and a consistent high rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, then you know you have a winner on your hands.

The Brand

DEWALT is well known as an industry benchmark company in the manufacturing of quality power tools. They are the choice of contractors and are mainly used in the commercial world.

Many serious users who do a lot of work around the home, or on bigger projects will also purchase a product of this quality.

At around $600 this is not a cheap option, but if you do decide to go ahead, then you know that you will own a very high quality saw.

“Probably the best compound miter on the market. Of all my tools, this is probably the most enjoyable to work with. Strong, sturdy and can take a beating. Well worth the money.”


If you want to cut quickly with a miter saw, then you need power. There is no questioning the power of DEWALT and it comes with benefits.

If you need to make precision cutting it becomes a great deal easier if you have enough power to easily slice through the toughest and hardest of woods.

The saw is a beast and this stand makes it very easy to transport, set-up and store. This saw can cut just about any type/size building material and I love the new LED “shadow” saw blade guide.


The DEWALT DWS780 has a high cutting capacity. That means it will be able to handle almost any job that you plan on doing. A saw like this will easily cur great miters and bevels in trim work, baseboards and even 4 x 4 fence posts with some considerable ease.

All I can say is this saw is great. The horizontal cutting capacity is amazing. I am cutting things I never dreamed I could cut on it. Shelving for closets was the last job I did on it and it worked wonders.”


This saw very well made and as you can see from the image, it not only looks the part, but has been built to last. This is a workhorse and with the warranty that comes with this, you should also have great peace of mind when using it.

The DWS780 is truly a versatile saw, and you can tell the second you get the box that it is solidly built and not like some of the cheaper off-brand tools you see today. This is the quality you expect from DEWALT.”


As the old carpenter used to say “Measure twice and cut once.” If you do that then this saw is very accurate when it comes to dropping the blade on the wood and making the perfect cut. It uses XPS technology to clearly show you where the blade of the saw will connect with the material you are cutting.

The XPS system uses a flood of LED light with a thin shadow that gets cast on the work piece. The LED light has two nice effects. First, it lights the entire area so you can see what you are doing. Second, by using the shadow of the blade to create a line, it makes an accurate mark that needs no calibration.”

DWS 780 Key Features At A Glance

DEWALT DWS780 reviewHere is a list of the main features:

  • Size and Weight 23.5 x 30.5 x 19.8 inches and weighs 68 pounds
  • 15 amps
  • 3800 rpm
  • 10 positive stops
  • Dust collection system
  • 3 year limited warranty

What Buyers Liked About The DWS780

We checked out the full reviews from actual buyers on Amazon and this is what they generally said were the main benefits of owning a saw like this:

  • High cutting capacity – could take on the bigger jobs
  • LED cutting guide – makes accurate cuts a lot easier
  • Powerful – all the power you need for the toughest woods
  • Durable

What Buyers Didn’t Like About The DWS780

  • Sticks a little during the adjustment period

To give you an idea of the general flavor of the reviews we have included one review that we thought summed this saw up really well.

“As all you contractors and professional DIY’ers know, you can’t have tools failing on you – they are our lifeline… I demand the best and will not put up with anything less… In my opinion, I got that from this saw… Nice work DEWALT!!”

Summary & Verdict

The bottom line for us is that Dewalt is a great brand and they make great tools. The DWS 780 is in our opinion one of the very best miter saws available on the market.

As such we have no hesitation in recommending this one to you at all. You will not be disappointed should you decide to spend your money on this one.

Enda McLarnon

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun

Enda McLarnon

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