Best DeWALT Miter Saws – Top Picks & Reviews 2024

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DeWALT are one of the best manufacturers of miter saws. It’s no coincidence that they have become the go-to brand on the worksite.

With a variety of miter saw models and a big difference in price it leaves the question of which one is right for you?

We’ve dived in to find out the differences between the models to ensure you’re getting a tool specced ad priced for your user requirements.

So let’s get started with our comprehensive reviews that highlight four best DEWALT miter saws you can purchase on today’s market.

Quick Picks

Here's 3 products we picked out that thought you would be interested in depending on your budget...

Best Pick
If you’re a professional looking for a miter saw to use every day then this is the best one for you. Users found this to be a well made, long-lasting tool for them.
Best Value
Not as expensive as the DWS780 but still a spec to be reckoned with. If you’re a professional tradesman and looking for the best value then tradesman has found this to be the optimum point of value for money.
Best Budget
If you’re on a budget then this could definitely be the one for you. The spec still packs some of the amazing patented DEWALT features like the detent plate and detent override function.

Best Dewalt Miter Saws with Reviews 2024

Here's a list of the best dewalt miter saws we found on the market:

1. DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw

  • Innovative gearbox and belt drive design
  • Integrated XPS cross cut positioning system
  • Powerful 15 AMP motor
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate
  • Dust collection system


  • 3-year manufacturers warranty
  • DEWALT XPS crosscut alignment system
  • A super-efficient dust collection system


  • Users found the tool to feel quite heavy (54 lb).


Our top pick!

A powerful motor mixed with a high spec and a long warranty makes this product really something to consider.

Users found a broad range of cutting widths whilst remaining a high level of accuracy to be very handy.

We found a lot of feedback from professionals saying how smooth the tool operated with no sticking.

It’s not loaded up with the Flexvolt battery and also doesn’t have a cordless option but if you’re not put off by those factors then this could be for you as opposed to the top pick.

2. DEWALT DWS779 12-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw

  • Powerful 15 amp, 3, 800 RPM motor
  • Exclusive back fence design for cutting at different angles
  • Cuts up to 2x16 dimensional lumber at 90 degrees and 2x12 at 45 degrees
  • A super-efficient dust collection system
  • Integrated CUTLINE blade positioning system


  • Maximum Cutting Thickness is 6.75 inches
  • Backed by DEWALT'S 3-year limited warranty
  • Good price point


  • One of the heavier miter saws. Weighing in at 56 lbs
  • No clamp storage space on the tool


So we found from user feedback that this product to be the best value for money.

This product packs some amazing DEWALT features like the CUTLINE system which is very handy when trying to complete cutting tasks.

Users seem very surprised that this tool retails for under $350.

We found a lot of feedback from existing users saying how easily this tool cut through materials.

If you’re looking for something straight down the middle of the road then this could be the right miter saw for you.

3. DEWALT DWS715 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw

  • 15 AMP, 4,000 rpm motor
  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 14 positive stops
  • Lightweight design and built-in carry handle for portability
  • Tall sliding fences to support crown molding
  • Optimal cross-cut capacity


  • Kit includes a carbide blade, dust bag, blade wrench, vertical clamp, and comfortable side handles
  • Not as heavy as pick one and two. Only 42.8 lbs
  • Very well priced at under $250


  • Not packed with all the features of the higher models
  • Only corded use


If you want the durability, power and reliability of a DEWALT miter saw but not all the add ons then this is the right tool for you.

Described as smooth, accurate and precise by existing users.

It also has its pros compared to the top two picks. It’s considerably lighter in weight which is very handy when having to move the tool from site to site.

The main plus we found from users that kept popping up was how well priced the item is.

To get a tool of this quality and that’s manufactured by DEWALT at this price point is quite something.

A must buy for users looking to purchase a miter saw on a budget.

4. DEWALT DHS790AT2 Cordless Miter Saw

  • The convenience of cordless with the performance of corded

  • A powerful 120V brushless motor

  • Integrated adjustment-free Cutline Blade Positioning System

  • High visibility bevel scale

  • Adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate


  • The sheer power of the motor at 120V
  • Can be used as corded or cordless
  • Flexvolt battery that can change voltage dependant on which tool is being used


  • Quite pricey but you do really get what you pay for with this
  • Quite heavy in weight, 56 pounds
  • Cordless technology still quite new to the market
  • Heavy users found the tool dying on them


This really is a top of the range product when it comes to DEWALT miter saws.

With the technology of cordless still being quite new, we decided that this product just about missed out on the top spot.

We found a small percentage of users saying that after around a year they were having issues with the tool dying. This seems to be a consistent issue with heavy users.

The 120V brushless motor provides not just a lot of power but also a long running time. The switch between corded and cordless is a great feature to have in case you run out of battery power.

DEWALT has really made something special with the Flexvolt battery. It allows you to slide the battery into a whole new lineup of 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* tools from DEWALT.

> ALSO SEE: Best Cordless Miter Saws

Buying Guide


When looking to purchase a miter saw you want an as powerful motor as possible.

The power of the motor is measured in AMPs and is stated in the spec.

The higher the measurement of AMPs in the spec of the product equals a more powerful motor.

You will need the higher end, more powerful motors if you’re looking to use the miter saw on a frequent basis with a heavy workload.


This is more for practicality for the user.

In this case, here it’s the most budget model that’s actually the most lightweight and mobile.

There is around a 14lb difference between the heaviest DEWALT miter saw and the lightweight DWS715.

If this is a big factor for you and you really need something built for mobility then the DWS715 is the way forward.

Dust collection

When cutting materials a large amount of dust is created.

For user safety as well as tidiness this dust needs to be cleared up.

When choosing a miter sure try to look for one that has a system that can hook up to a shop vac to clean up all the dust created whilst works were being carried out.

Corded vs cordless

Currently, there’s only one DEWALT miter saw with the cordless option.

The DeWALT DHS790AT2 has both corded and cordless functions so you’re never without power.

For the majority of tradesmen setting one of these up on-site as a corded tool should be the go-to tool as the cordless model seems to have some issues regarding reliability. If you’re someone that uses your miter saw often, you’ll want to avoid this problem altogether. As this is their first cordless miter saw, it’s likely they will release an updated version some point in the future which should iron out any issues.

Wrapping it up

We’ve tried to display the best 4 DEWALT miter saws for you whilst taking into account different users looking for different factors.

The DWS780 came out as top pick due to all the fancy add ons DEWALT has loaded this beauty up with.

The DHS790AT2 missed out on the top spot as we found from user feedback that they’re not the most long-lasting tool. This could be due to the cordless technology still being quite new to the market.

For those looking to spend a bit less and still get a decent product then there should also be something suited to you in our guide.

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About Jacob Hanson

Jacob is the Editor at He used to be the owner of a local construction company with over 20 years experience in the trade. He now enjoys thoroughly researching DIY tools as well as publishing guides to help readers.


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