DeWalt has 8 sliding miter saws and 2 kits. The saws are the models DWS779, DWS709, DWS780R, DWS780, DW718, DW717, DHS790AB, DCS361B, and the kits have the saws DHS790AT2 and DHS790T2. The DW717 has a 12-inch blade, and the DCS361B has a 7.25-inch blade. The rest have 12-inch blades. Save for the single-bevel DCS361B, all sliding miter saws listed here are dual-bevel models. All of these are compound saws.
DeWalt miter saws are known for their easily adjustable detents. You can find and use pre-set detents for usual mitering angles, but you can also adjust at fractions of degrees. The detents can typically be released by pressing on levers located on both sides of the handle. DeWalt miters are also quite easy to lock because of the intuitive design. Instead of having to reach for a knob to be tightened, you just usually have to press on the handle.
The prices are not bad. They are widely varied, so there is something for everyone. You can find low-cost entry-level models or invest in their expensive, top-of-the-line sliding miter saws. We think the hefty price tags of these saws are well-justified by their features.
All the basic and standard sliding miter saw features are present across the entire product group, and the more expensive models have innovative features that are reasonable for the saws’ prices. However, take note that between some models with stark differences in prices, the variation in features may not be enough to justify the price jump, so choose models carefully.
The reviews, which we think are a great way to gauge the quality of a company’s products, are predominantly positive. We did read through some of the complaints and realized that a lot of them are isolated in nature. A lot of them are related to delivery conditions, parts, and other issues that are out of the control of the manufacturer.
Therefore, it is safe to say that DeWalt sliding miter saws are good quality saws. Indeed, DeWalt has been around for a long time, similar to Ridgid, and their longevity says a lot about the quality and performance of their power tools.
The Grizzly cabinet table saw is all about quality cuts and good performance. This has a heavy cast trunnion, precision-ground cast iron table covered with a powder-coated paint. It is powered by a 3 HP Leeson motor, one of the most powerful motors for power tool use. The motor connects to a triple belt drive to power it's cast iron table and wings. Because of this table’s construction, it could give good cuts for a lifetime.
The Grizzly cabinet table saw has a camlock T-fence, a riving knife, heavy cast handwheels, a magnetic switch and a T-slot miter gauge, all of these features will make an efficient table saw for worksite use.