Delta Cruzer Vs DeWalt DWS779

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Forum topic by Bwags53 posted 02-24-2018 04:10 PM 2817 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2018 04:10 PM

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Need help in choosing whether to purchase a 12” Delta Cruzer for $500 with a 11% rebate or have to drive 120 miles to get a DeWalt DWS779 for $400.

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#1 posted 02-24-2018 05:09 PM

You don’t have to drive 120 miles if you want the DWS779. You can get it delivered to your door for $350 from I haven’t used either saw but I would favor the Delta based on the fact that it doesn’t use dual rear mount cylindrical slides for saw support. The DeWalt design requires the saw have close to 4 feet of clearance from the wall.

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 05:21 PM

They don’t seem equivalent. Cruzer looks like a nice saw.

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#3 posted 02-26-2018 07:54 PM

So I picked up the Cruzer, it’s a nice saw and I love the features. The robot arms are super smooth, but there is a lot of movement side to side when fully extended. This would not have been the end of the world as I don’t pull the saw side to side when cutting 90deg. But when I beveled it to the left, it deflected so much that the blade hit the throat plate. So I returned it and ended up just picking up a DWS780. I could have ordered the DWS779 on amazon but I wanted to purchase locally so if I had to make an exchange I didn’t have to go through shipping anything. The 779 is basically the 780 without the XPS light.

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#4 posted 02-26-2018 10:47 PM

I got a 12” Cruzer before Thanksgiving ($399 + free stand) and have no complaints so far. There’s a little bit of side to side movement if you push it hard enough, but no worse than any other saw I’ve tried. Haven’t done any bevel cuts to notice any issues there though. The smooth glide is so nice compared to the Dewalt, which usually feels like there’s sand in the slides.

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