DeWALT DWE7485 Table Saw

DeWALT’s Incredible Shrinking Table Saw DWE7485

Recently, I found out that I was reviewing another DeWALT job site Table Saw and wondered what the deal was? The DW745S and the DW7480 are both consumer favorites with almost 2,000 reviews on Home Depot with a rating of 4.8 Stars. But now DeWALT is replacing those 10″ blade saws with the 8-1/4″ blade DWE7485? What gives?

DeWALT DWE7485

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot ProSpective Tool Review. Affiliate links included.

DeWALT Shrinks The Table Saw

The 8-1/4″ Table Saw isn’t anything new to DeWALT. The cordless Hybrid FlexVolt DCS7485 has been out for several years now. But a smaller table and a smaller blade isn’t a subcompact trend most people are looking for in table saws.

Despite the shrinking tool trend, it’s actually a regulation that’s causing the reaction. I first saw the reason over on ToolGuyd.com that the UL (safety standards org) is now pushing for a specific ratio of blade height to table size and spacing from the blade. The regulation went into effect at the end of 2019. This means we will being seeing a lot more smaller blades and tables or bigger overall table job site 10″ saws.

The DeWALT DWE7485 Review

The Good

DeWALT Job Site Table Saws are the workhorse of the woodworking and construction community for a reason. They get a lot of things right. On board storage is fantastic for your push stick, fence, riving knife, cord and miter gauge.

As long as you don’t abuse it, the rack and pinion telescoping fence is one of my favorite features in the line up. The DWE7485 also has a 5800 RPM motor compared to the 3850 from the 10″ DW745. Smaller blades mean higher RPM’s though.

The Bad

Despite the smaller saw blade, the DWE7485 weighs 10 lbs. more than it’s 10″ DW745 brethren. In addition, as with most job site saws… ripping plywood is a nightmare without a built in out-feed table and a friend.

Like the other DeWALT job site saws, you cannot add a dado stack. This isn’t exclusive to this model, but that’s a deal breaker to a lot of woodworkers. Also… there’s a TON of plastic, it’s hard plastic, but that’s the sacrifice you make for a portable saw. The dust collection on the blade guard is a nice addition as well, but I found that if there’s any tension in your hose it causes the riving knife to deflect which can cause some issues.

The DeWALT DWE7485 Verdict

To me, blade size is a non-factor here. You aren’t going to be ripping thick stock or running massive crosscuts on a compact job site table saw. The question is whether or not it cuts through standard stock? How accurately does it cut? And how secure and true is the fence?

The DeWALT DWE7485 checks all the necessary boxes for a job site table saw. Especially when you’re looking at a $299 price tag at the time of posting. Just know that if you’re a DIY’er or a Woodworker that wants to supplement a full sized table saw with this saw at a bargain… You’re better off saving your money for a full sized table saw or planning to put this saw into an out feed table. A table saw that can’t safely cut sheet goods because of the size of the deck makes me wonder if it’s a good fit.

~Lazy Guy

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*This post is part of an ongoing sponsored series with The Home Depot. I have been provided with product and compensated for my time in exchange for my opinions on these products. My opinion is my own.

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rul
rul
3 years ago

very good analysis, it helped me choose which saw to buy.

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

It’s $399 everywhere I look now.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  lazyguydiy
3 years ago

Thanks!

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

I got mine on sale $299.00 ……Love this smaller saw. Perfect for DIY.

MRF
MRF
3 years ago

If this is the by-product of a UL regulatory change, why are now other brands following? And just as critical, finding the right blade seems to be a choice between Dewalt and Dewalt. Of course there are other brands but my point is, where are the options? How can a highly regarded saw have so few third party blades

Mark R.
Mark R.
Reply to  MRF
2 years ago

It’s a fairly new regulation and the blades will follow. Keep in mind a patent on a product keeps other companies from infringing on the tool. If a 81/4” blade was patented it could be the issue.

U B
U B
2 years ago

Wow! only $299 in the US? its $899 in Australia (US $663) you guys are lucky when it comes to cheap tools 🙂

Brendan hynes
Brendan hynes
Reply to  lazyguydiy
2 years ago

Its €604 in ireland that’s the cheapest in other shops its €800.

Glendon Griffith
Glendon Griffith
2 years ago

I just used a Dado blade on the DWE7485 for months….thats why I bought it actually. Cut like half a mile of dados.

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Glendon Griffith
2 years ago

What’s the maximum size dado stack you been able to fit on DWE7485?

GEORGE A CONTOS
GEORGE A CONTOS
Reply to  Glendon Griffith
2 years ago

What size (and brand)? I want to do the same. Thanks!

jim f winn
jim f winn
Reply to  Glendon Griffith
2 years ago

Glen, I didn’t think the arbor was long enough to hold a dado set? It worked for you?
Jim W

Curtis
Curtis
1 year ago

I have the DW7485. I have to say, it handled MOST of my workbench build right up until I had to rip the plywood for benchtop and shelf. It wasn’t the outfeed that was the issue for me. I used two 14″ wide roller stands for that. BUT… it was the infeed! ONLY about 5 inches of table before the blade is abysmal! In fact, that’s what I’m looking online to find out. Whether or not there are any recommendations for relocating the power switch, and extending the blade height knob… basically relocating all the front face parts about an… Read more »

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