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Just saw the DeWalt DWS782 in Lowes for $400.
That's $200 less than the DWS780.

DeWalt doesn't have it on their website....but Amazon does. Is this a stripped down cheaper version?

Not impressed if that's the way things are headed. We already have B&D and Ryobi
 

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This is the one they sell at holiday sales typically. I have seen it out at Memorial day and I suspect it was out at the 4th sale. It will say promotional or something to that effect on the side of the box.

I almost bought one in May.
 

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I went to Home Despot to buy the 745 for $300 but they didn't have it in the store. They had the 7480 instead for $380. It followed me home because you can use dado blades (supposedly you can't with the 745) and you can rip up to 24", which is a real plus since you can rip 4x8s. It sounds great and looks to be well made and thought out, fairly light too, at bit heavier than the 745. I haven't test ridden it yet though but I put one of my cabinet saw carbide blades in it and will find out how she runs soon enough.
 

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Not quite.
Just a week or so ago, I picked up the 780, a stand and a table saw. Then I'm getting light bulbs in HD and there's this stack of 782s. My first thought was newer model.

I really wish I could get some ladder horses from Canada. The Sturdy horses by Mustang out of Calgary. The Canadian Home Depot up in Burnaby, BC. My last pair were damaged by a former builder who cut through the top.



After some digging:
- 780 made in Mexico
- 782 made in Asia

-780 has a cool LED light that creates a blade shadow line. Not really necessary but nice in low light conditions.
-782 nada
 

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The LED light is cheap. It's 33.99 shipped from Amazon. I am going to get one for my 10" slider. The real deal on the 12" was the 780 with a free stand. I almost bought that deal too before settling on the 10". I like the stand but would rather have a rolling standing.
 

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I was going to cobble together a stand or sawhorses low enough but just discovered that the saw fits perfectly into the lid of my plastic bin I carry the chop saw, circular saw and doodads in. This is a bottom heavy set and very stable. Problem solved.
 
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