Overall, I am quite impressed with the sliding miter saw, and it was difficult to find much to complain about it. The DWS780 saw is priced at $600, which is on-par with other 12″ sliding miter saws in its class. I posted a more photo-rich and detailed review of the miter saw over at Make: Online – check it out!
FOR ONE THING, NO MATER HOW HEAVY THE TOOL IS YOU NEVER , NEVER PICK A MITER BOX UP BY THE HANDLE…AFTER 35 YEAR OF CABINET MAKING AND TRIM WORK THE SAW IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PERSON RUNNING IT. There is a black carrying handle, or tote handle as Blair calls it, which is intended for this purpose.
Bought one of these saws about a month or so ago and I was in a head-on crash soon after with it unsecured in the back of the van. I am not thrilled with the DW780 slide on a full throw at the operator,I have to push the saw through the cut….I would rather slide thru as the tools name says! This could very possibly be the biggest cordless power tool news of 2015, or at least this month: Dewalt’s cordless miter saw is finally official! The new Dewalt DCS361 cordless miter saw, model DCS361M1 for the kit, is a tool that’s been teased about for a couple of years now. Before you get all excited, or disappointed, there are a couple of things you should know right away. The product specs are incomplete at the moment, but the Dewalt 20V Max cordless miter saw can at least cut through 2×8 boards that are set against the fence horizontally. Did you notice the large grab handles at the sides of the saw, and the huge carrying handle on top?
Dewalt equipped the cordless miter saw with their very excellent XPS crosscut positioning system.
In the straight-down image of the saw, you could see where some weight was quite literally cut out of the miter saw’s base. Kit includes (1) Li-ion battery and charger, as well as a blade wrench, hold-down clamp, user guide, carbide blade, and dust collection bag.
While priced higher than consumer-grade saws, the new Dewalt cordless miter saw is appreciably less expensive than competing pro-grade models. The new Dewalt saw strongly resembles its corded brethren, but also looks to shine with a brand new design. About a year ago I bought the Mafell KSS-300 and have used my miter saw about four times since. The Mafell system looks like a nice option for those who need it, but the KSS-300 is way out of miter saw territory at $1000+.
Greater complexity means more things to potentially fail, higher R&D costs, bigger product, and might also be UL guidelines to follow.
And you cant make a motor run on ac AND dc, so you need an inverter (and it would need to be bigger than the inverter to charge a battery, as the draw is much greater to run the saw).
With that said… an accessory that slides into the battery slot with an inverter instead of lithium cells, that could turn any dewalt max tool into a corded tool would be very interesting to have available. With that said… an accessory that slides into the battery slot with an inverter instead of lithium cells, that could turn any dewalt max tool into a corded tool would be very interesting to have available. From an engineering and marketing standpoint, it seems to me it would be a stone cold winner.


Package this saw in a medium Toughbox, with a single 5ah battery, inverter pack and charger, along with a space in the insert for a second 5ah battery, a couple of blades and clamps, and WINNER!!!!
If DeWalt would do the same thing, they might not get the same performance as with the battery though. Ryobi has several tools that can run on either their 18V battery pack, or off of a standard 120V AC cord. There should be no performance loss on AC power, as long as they wouldn’t cheap out on the converter. On the other hand, if you have power available, it doesn’t take much to have a charger and swap batteries every once in a while.
Even Milwaukee, which is leading the brushless power tool market, chose to design their cordless miter saw around a brushed motor. People harp on the brushless thing because they think it’s synonymous with the latest and greatest in this generation of tools.
I think the advantage it would have provided here is the same as it provides in other tools. Do you think that capriciously decided to engineer the saw with a brushed motor instead of a brushless one? There’s no way you or I could say that going brushless would have provided appreciable benefit for minimal extra cost. I think alot of manufacturers are using cheap brushless motors that aren’t much better than brushed just so they can use that marketing buzzword. I think being a miter saw the benefit for brushless would be there, but given the more intermittent usage nature, runtime wouldn’t be such a big deal, and you can make a pretty strong and efficient brushed motor, but the size and weight tend to be on the large size. Stuart, did you see that Dewalt redesigned the dust port and bag to where it is not below the rails like on the bigger saws (i.e. I think DeWalt is designing a lot of these dust bags to be easily interchanged with dust collection systems. I need a new Miter saw they have this model at Costco for around 600, this will not be used Too much but hopefully it will be used more than the 10 inch (Not even a compound) miter saw I was owndering any problems with it?
I've used many types of DeWalt products and tools for years and I've never had a Problem with any of them. Originally Posted By Predator458:To answer the splintering problem with scribe or small molding, cut around the circumference of the piece with a razor knife first and it will not splinter, secondly if it is a small piece and you don't want it to fly away, do not cut completely through the piece. Does it state in the scope of work for the job that the painters are to caulk all gaps three inches or less? It is important to have the brand and model number of your particular tool to find the proper brush. I gushed about its XPS work light, and mentioned the saw as part of my top-5 woodworking tools of 2011 list. Review samples are typically returned, donated, or in some cases retained for further testing or comparison purposes. I believe in comparision to its predecessor the 718, there is alot more plastic parts on it such as the bevel miter gauge. It also means smaller vertical cutting capacity, but the saw can still cut through 2x lumber. No, not the yellow handle that’s used for operation of the miter saw, but the black carrying handle.


There shouldn’t be any compromise to strength, but that does add to the manufacturing complexity.
The Makita weighs about 28lb and will cross cut a 2×12 but disappeared from just about every tool website for some reason.
The beauty of this saw is it weighs about 7lb and it does almost everything a miter saw does and does it about three times faster.
Even if Dewalt or another brand came out with an inverter attachment that allowed cordless tools to be powered by AC wall outlets, you’re going to be limited to that same current ceiling as if the tools were battery powered. That being said I am skeptical about how much a brushless motor would have raised the price. If the motor is powerful enough, and provides for decent runtime, then would the extra complexity and cost be justified? It’s essentially a buzzword now, with very little understanding as to why it makes it better. The tools run more efficiently requiring fewer battery changes meaning your load is lighter (which is a consideration when you’re in a spot requiring a cordless mitre saw in the first place) and your time is used more efficiently (I will concede that this point could be less relevant if the existing model provides exceptional runtime) and brushless motors in general require less maintenance long term.
All they have right now is their drills, impact drivers, screwdrivers, and a framing nailer. Since this is a stationary tool, weight isn’t such a big deal, nor is the size an issue when the rest of the machine is as large as it is.
I have yet to see a miter saw that doesn’t spew as much chips and dust outside the bag as in.
Fold up into a rolling package like a furniture dolly and folds out to provide a longer table with adjustable rollers at both ends, really slick. Also, the rails diameter on the 718 are smaller than alot of the other brands (milwaukee [which i have], bosch, ridgid), making it more susceptible to deflection.
Instead of taking long or heavy boards to the saw you take the saw to the board – incredible time saver. 1) An auxiliary power cord allowing users to plug in to a power source should one be avaliable.
There’s still brushed tools being released that are more powerful than some brushless items, with better runtime and longevity (minus the 1 minute it takes to change brushes, which is heavily marketed as a HUUUUGE advantage), and at a lower cost. Im really picky about my 45 degree cuts and usually they always turn out like crap would like to stop that with thisI think the model costco carrys looks like this oneAnd any thoughts of the Aftermarket Lazer you can add?
Spend the rest on the portable workstand and laser.I'm a professional, i had a black and decker employee offer me whatever i wanted , and thats what i chose. If it is what I am thinking about you will have to make sure the piece goes from backstop to backstop. To the people who will use this saw, I am not sure $399 and $499 would change their decision. The large gap under the blade doesn't support very small mouldings causing them to vibrate and splinter. Today, I still would either buy a bosch or Milwaukee slider over the dewalt if you arent gonna tote it around alot.



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Comments to «Dewalt miter saw and stand»

  1. Lifeless writes:
    The $170 variety, a bit more expensive than fathers workshop.
  2. BIG_BOSS writes:
    Has a much more rounded feel down into.
  3. pff writes:
    Whether you're cutting, twisting, or prying-you can loosen hold on to whatever it is I am cutting ever.
  4. 665 writes:
    24,000+ woodworking tools and higher accuracy than a hammer choice switch that enables the rotary mode.
  5. Juan_Gallardo writes:
    And precise double-edged carbide blade set, and.


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