Dewalt DWS780 12" Miter Saw

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Forum topic by Mark Smith posted 11-27-2012 01:01 AM 3314 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Smith

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11-27-2012 01:01 AM

If anybody is interested Amazon is selling the Dewalt DWS780 for $501.23 with free shipping and then another $25 discount. Total cost is $476.23 if you don’t have to pay sales tax. I’m in California so my total cost was $515.52. Home Depot and Lowes regular price on this saw is $599. The Dewalt Factory online outlet has it for $549.

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 05:46 AM

They also have the dw735x for $485…cheapest I’ve seen recently

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 09:37 AM

Still way too overpriced. For the extra couple inches it cuts it’s just not worth it.

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 12:26 PM

One of Home Depot’s Black Friday specials was a DeWalt 12” sliding miter saw for $399. If you are a veteran, you get another 10% off that price. I also got another 10% off for charging it on a Home Depot account. (It’s a short walk to the service desk to pay on my account, but for 10% off of $400, I’ll stand in two lines for a few minutes.) The saw isn’t exactly the same one they sell for $599, it didn’t have a laser guide or the short side supports. I’m going to build my own work stand and I have two extra roller support stands to make into sliding adjustable supports.

I set the blade angle to 90% and it’s as accurate as my machinists square. Also adjustments are positive and solid. I am going to buy another blade for cutting 2×4’s for rough construction and save this one for furniture and fine boxes. The blade it came with leaves the cut surface almost without saw marks. I think this saw will be one of my best new equipment purchases.

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 03:55 PM

Hal, I saw that saw at Home Depot and almost bought it, but I did want the bigger fence and the laser. The laser comes in handy when you have it adjusted right.

On the veteran discount at Home Depot, I’ve heard that but what do you have to show them, if anything, to prove you’re a veteran? I was in the Air Force for one term 30 years ago, but since I didn’t retire I don’t have any type of military ID. I do have my DD 214 someplace.

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#5 posted 12-07-2013 08:08 PM

Join the VA and you will get a military card to show. However I think that Home Depot is now looking for a disability statement on the card

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 04:47 PM

DD, I did some research on this and I’m not eligible to join the VA. I was in the AF Reserve and although I did 18 months active duty it was all for training so I don’t get any VA benefits at all. I should have stayed with the reserve on more term because my old unit got activate for the first gulf war and that would have made me eligible but it would have also been a huge pay cut for me for that year they spent on active duty.

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