DeWalt introduced the FlexVolt 12-inch miter saw in 2016, which relied on two FlexVolt batteries for power. However, their latest generation of miter saws focuses on delivering more power from just a single battery. In this article, we’ll dive into the details of DeWalt’s 60V 12-inch Miter Saw.
The Big Deal: DeWalt 60V 12-Inch Miter Saw
When comparing DeWalt’s DCS781 miter saw to its predecessor, there are significant differences. Notably, the power supply now requires only one FlexVolt battery without compromising power or runtime. The older model achieved up to 289 cuts per charge in 3 1/4″ base molding, but the DCS781 improves that number to up to 675 cuts per charge.
DeWalt also made the bold decision to eliminate the AC power adapter in the 60V 12-inch miter saw. However, with multiple FlexVolt batteries at hand, getting a full day of runtime on the job shouldn’t be a problem.
Moreover, DeWalt managed to shed plenty of weight with the newer model. While the older DHS790AT2 weighed 68.8 lbs bare, the 60V 12-inch miter saw weighs just over 50 lbs.
Featuring regenerative braking technology, the DCS781 saw maximizes its run time by redirecting lost energy back to the battery, similar to the RBS brakes seen in cars. Additionally, its bevel drive transmission significantly reduces power loss that may occur with belt drive designs.
- Achieve up to 255 cuts in pressure-treated 4×4 lumber.
- The AirLock dust port is compatible with DeWalt dust collectors and captures up to 94% of dust.
- It includes standard 1 7/8″ and 2 1/2″ vacuum hose adapters for easy cleanup.
- The CutLine blade positioning system uses LED lights to provide accurate cut line indication.
Price and Warranty
Ready to get your hands on this powerhouse? The retail price for the DeWalt 60V 12-inch Miter Saw is $699 for the bare tool or $849 as part of a kit that includes a 9.0Ah FlexVolt battery and charger. Look for this miter saw at your favorite DeWalt retailers starting in February 2023.
Rest assured, DeWalt backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty and 1 year of free service.
- Model: DEWALT DCS781
- Length: 30.5 inches
- Width: 19.5 inches
- Height: 17.7 inches
- Weight: 50.9 lbs (bare)
- Blade Diameter: 12″
- Maximum Cutting Depth: 6.5 inches
- No-load Speed: 3800 RPM
- Cutting Capacity: 12.1 inches
- Bevel Capacity: 49″ (both directions)
- Power: 60V FlexVolt Battery