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This miter saw features a powerful 15 Amp, 3800 RPM motor that delivers extended power. Can cut up to 2x 16 dimensional lumber at 90 degrees and 2x 12 at 45 degrees.

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For you guys that missed out on the last deal from Nov and Dec. It's back again! I got a 15% (max $15) on top of this. Free Shipping as well.

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I've done the XPS light installation on this model after snatching it on the last deal. The handle is a bit cramped, but everything fits snugly and it works great. The ability to actually see the saw kerf projected on the work piece is awesome, and I feel the installation process was pretty straightforward and easy for someone with a little know-how.

I used ereplacementparts.com for my order since they put out an excellent video that I used to guide me in the installation process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=391xGv3A7c0

Here are the components you need to complete the install:
https://www.ereplacementparts.com...90968.html
https://www.ereplacementparts.com...56295.html
https://www.ereplacementparts.com...56318.html
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I would give it a few weeks before ordering this saw. They just came off a two month backorder. I received mine from Acme tools and it was the worst QC of any DeWalt product I've ever purchased. It's clear they are pushing hard to meet demand. The head had a ton of play on the first one (1/4" deflection), and the second one has terrible slides. The casted metal is terrible quality and very rough. Both had a ton of sharp edges that should have been taken care of at the factory. The quality is night and day compared to the 11 year old saw it was replacing.
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How did you get the 15% also?
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I just bought the flexvolt version, and the slide was very sticky. I returned for a refund . From what I read the dewalt miter saws are hit and miss for sticky slides. I went to a Home Depot and tried one there and it was a lot better, but still not as smooth as my 10 year old 10" Makita......
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How did you get the 15% also?
Honestly, I am not sure. It just showed the 15% right underneath the pricing
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How did you get the 15% also?
It was probably a YMMV targeted discount for the first tool purchase from Amazon.
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I would give it a few weeks before ordering this saw. They just came off a two month backorder. I received mine from Acme tools and it was the worst QC of any DeWalt product I've ever purchased. It's clear they are pushing hard to meet demand. The head had a ton of play on the first one (1/4" deflection), and the second one has terrible slides. The casted metal is terrible quality and very rough. Both had a ton of sharp edges that should have been taken care of at the factory. The quality is night and day compared to the 11 year old saw it was replacing.
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I would give it a few weeks before ordering this saw. They just came off a two month backorder. I received mine from Acme tools and it was the worst QC of any DeWalt product I've ever purchased. It's clear they are pushing hard to meet demand. The head had a ton of play on the first one (1/4" deflection), and the second one has terrible slides. The casted metal is terrible quality and very rough. Both had a ton of sharp edges that should have been taken care of at the factory. The quality is night and day compared to the 11 year old saw it was replacing.
I got the acmetool backorder as well .. just to cut anything yet but the blade is square and so did is fence

You just had a bad unit though I'm very surprised given Dewalt tools have high QC in general
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Have my eye on the dws780, for 350 I'm thinking of getting this deal. Or should I just go with the 780? Hmm..
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Have my eye on the dws780, for 350 I'm thinking of getting this deal. Or should I just go with the 780? Hmm..
I ordered the parts to essentially turn the 779 to a 780 for 60 dollars.
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I ordered the parts to essentially turn the 779 to a 780 for 60 dollars.
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I ordered the below parts from mmtoolparts.Com

Dewalt Work Light N030317
Dewalt Power Supply N078832
Dewalt HANDLE SET 624730-00

I haven't gotten the parts in yet but From what I can tell the process is pretty simple.
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Alright, I know I'm gonna take major heat just for asking this, but why is a DeWalt worth $216 (+262%) more than the Harbor Freight 12-in Dual Bevel sliding miter saw? And this is an honest question.

I've been using a HF 10" single-bevel, non-sliding, w/ laser for the last 4 years and have never had a problem with it. I've done a deck, a fence, 1000 sf of laminate flooring, a custom closet, and other odd jobs. The laser was spot on out of the box. Anytime I thought it was starting to peter out, I just change the blade and it is good to go again. However, I've been wanting to upgrade to a dual-bevel slider though so I can get through larger lumber and do trim work easier.

So where is the value? Is it basically that HF is suitable for a DIYer, but a tradesman or handyman needs the reliability and durability of DeWalt? A handyman might do all the work I did over 4 years in the matter of 1 month. So I could understand the need for durability for sure.
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I've done the XPS light installation on this model after snatching it on the last deal. The handle is a bit cramped, but everything fits snugly and it works great. The ability to actually see the saw kerf projected on the work piece is awesome, and I feel the installation process was pretty straightforward and easy for someone with a little know-how.

I used ereplacementparts.com for my order since they put out an excellent video that I used to guide me in the installation process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=391xGv3A7c0

Here are the components you need to complete the install:
https://www.ereplacementparts.com...90968.html
https://www.ereplacementparts.com...56295.html
https://www.ereplacementparts.com...56318.html
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