DeWalt DWS709 vs DWS779

DeWalt DWS709 vs DWS779 wondering which compound miter saw is right for you?

Before we compare both saws to each other lets first have a brief look at each one on it's own. Below you will find a quick review of both the DWS709 and DWS779. After that we will have a look at which is the better saw and why you should buy it.

DeWalt DWS709 Review

The DWS709 from DeWalt is powered by a 15 Amp motor that spins at a no-load speed of 3800 RPM.

It is a double bevel sliding compound miter saw that has a miter adjustment of 50 degrees to the left and 60 degrees on the right hand side. Miter detents are available from left to right at 13 different angles.

The DWS709 has double beveled meaning that is can cut at a bevel angle on either side. To the left it can bevel to 49 degrees and to the right is also 49 degrees.

The cutting capacity of the DWS709 is 9-1/2 inches for a 90 degree cut and at 45 degrees it can cut up to 6-5/8. ​That capacity can be extended by following a few steps in the instruction manual but it is not something you might want to do as a long term solution.


  • 15 Amp motor
  • Cuts 9-1/2 inch at 90 degrees, 6-5/8 inches at 45 degrees
  • 50 degree miter to left, 60 degree miter to the right
  • Bevels 49 degrees in left and right positions
  • 3 year limited warranty

DeWalt DWS779 Review

​The DWS779 from DeWalt is a 12 inch sliding compound saw, double beveled and has a 15 Amp  motor giving a top speed of 3800 RPM.

It has a cutting capacity of 2x16 inch at 90 degrees and 2x12​ at an angle of 45 degrees. The miter range for the DWS779 is 50 degrees to the left and 60 to the right.

The bevel action runs from 47 degrees on the left through to 47 degrees on the right. At 0, 22.5, 33.9, 45 and 49 degrees there are positive bevel stops.​

The DWS779 is a pretty capable performer at it's price point and is a very solid miter saw that can handle quite a lot of work on a job site.

If you require it for very fine woodworking then you want to take the stock DeWalt saw blade and replace it with something of a much higher quality that can give you the finish that you require.

Dust collection is via a dust bag or by connecting a vacuum to the vacuum port. ​

The DeWalt DWS779 was succeeded by the DWS780. If you would like to see how the two compare then you can check out our DWS779 vs DWS780 article.​


  • 15 Amp motor
  • Maximum speed 3800 RPM
  • Bevels 47 degrees left and right with positive stops.
  • 3 year limited warranty

DeWalt DWS709 vs DWS779

​So the DeWalt DWS709 vs DWS779 ?

The DWS709 is somewhat let down by it's cross cut capacity and that really is the most obvious difference between the two saws.​

Depending on where you buy either saw the DWS709 is usually a small bit cheaper and if you are on a strict budget with yours tools and don't mind the reduced cutting capacity then it is still a very high quality saw.​

For us the DWS779 is the clear winner if you need a miter saw that can handle a high work load and need it to have the standard cross cut capacity that you would expect from a 12 inch saw then it is a bit of an obvious choice.


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