Dewalt 8-1/4 Inch Compact Table Saw DWE7485 Set-up & Review

Dewalt 8-1/4 Inch Compact Table Saw DWE7485 Set-up & Review

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In this week’s video, I set-up my new Dewalt DWE7485 Table Saw. I perform a complete safety check, and walkthrough the main features of the table saw. This includes doing an initial test cut to see how it performs out of the box. This table saw is designed for a 8-1/4 inch blade and comes with a matching riving knife. I will need to build a new workstation for this table saw but that will be the next week’s video. NOTE: THIS VIDEO IS NOT SPONSORED. THE TABLE SAW WAS PURCHASED OUT OF MY OWN POCKET AND WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW. Happy 2021!

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  1. Jeff W on March 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I have the 10" version of this saw and built a zero clearance plate, I only use it if absolutely necessary for all the reasons you stated. You also discovered you need to hold the ‘start’ button for a fraction of a second for it to actually start lol. Congrats, great saw, you’ll love it.

  2. Cathy Lawler on March 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I bought this last year but just getting a chance to put it together now. The instructions mentioned an anti-kickback item – but I did not find it included. Did you receive one?

  3. Bill Hart on March 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I had the Ryobi jobsite saw that your Ridgid is based on. looks almost the same but it it blue instead of orange. I loved it but after 15 years it was getting a little tired. I bought the 8 1/4 Dewalt to replace it. It is great it is way more easy to take to a jobsite and for all but the largest cuts it works great. I have had it about 8 months. I almost bought the 60v version but I didn’t have any of those batteries and I already have four battery brands to worry about.
    Now I want to install an inverter and big battery in the truck.

    A big part of the reason I bought this was because of you using smaller blades in your other table saw. And realized I almost never needed a 10 inch blade on a table saw.

  4. NAVRET on March 25, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Eric, is the arbor long enough to utilize a dado stack? My job site Dewalt cannot take a stack.

  5. Rick Dowe on March 25, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve been to 3 local dewalt dealers and they don’t have 8 1/4" table saw blades. They have 7 1/4"

  6. Anthony McNair on March 25, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Hey Eric, thanks for the great review of this table saw. I also have the 10" version of this saw and I have built a zero clearance throat plate. For the locking mechanism I 3D printed one from a design I found on Thingiverse. I also swapped out the stock mitre gauge for the Incra 1000SE.

  7. Erik The Viking on March 25, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Great overview and breakdown. I have an old Ryobi BT3000 saw from 1991 (my dad gave it to me when he stopped using it a few years ago) and was considering this particular saw to eventually replace it down the road.

  8. Yabba Dabba on March 25, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I have this saw too and while it does the job and is by no means a bad tool, I regularly wish I had made more of an investment into something a bit better. Oh, and no dados for you!

  9. Carmen perez on March 25, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Awesome review I have a koblat saw with built in stand it’s just to big to lug around to job site for day jobs saw I scooped this one up. Best I saw was 279 in 2019 should have bought it. Lol.
    Depot just put it $299 with stand scoop it up.

  10. Evan Vemury on March 25, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    What made you decide to switch away from the Ridgid? I’m in the market for a new table saw and don’t have much space, so I was looking at getting the r4514 with the rolling stand for 350. Would I regret it?

  11. Alex Fedrick on March 25, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    I really enjoy your vids. I have this saw as well will you do a vid on aligning the blade to miter slots and alignment of fence to the slots?

  12. Rafael C on March 25, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for the post. A question, please: When you measured the 1", was it from the fence to the inside edge of the carbide tip of the blade?

  13. Tan Trinh on March 25, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you for detail review 👍

  14. cwebblocksmith on March 25, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I appreciate your review of this saw because I went to Lowe’s and bought the identical one. I’ve watched your video a few times already. One thing is the motor has a whine sound when it is plugged in. It starts fine and runs strong. No other issues that I know at this time.

  15. Sureno Black on March 25, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I have this table saw and love it BUT for the life of me struggling to find any decent blades for it cross and long. Are you still using the original blade?

  16. Tim List on March 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    How do you handle the dust collection on the dwe7485? I need an adapter to reduce the output to fit my shop vac (1-1/4 hose)

  17. David Toms on March 25, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    I keep hearing this saw is too small to rip sheet good? Curious if you e had any problems doing that? Is there a stand you can get to help support sheet goods. I just bought this saw and I’m mounting it in a dewalt rolling miter saw heavy duty stand.

  18. James Williams on March 25, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    I have a very small shop as well, and have been putting off buying another table saw primarily because of space limitations (I had a larger Delta a number of years ago). After viewing your table saw mobile station video, the light bulb popped over my head and I went out to buy this DeWalt. So far I’m quite impressed. Within its limitations, this is a powerful and precise tool. I am particularly impressed with the fence system, which is more square and accurate than many more expensive table saw fences. I’ll be building the saw station this week and look forward to getting on to the projects I’ve been deferring.

  19. Ducky Drummer on March 25, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    I have the DeWalt 745 mobile table saw. Ive had it for about 3 years and it is a work horse. I thought about getting the newer 748 model but there’s not much difference between the two. The miter gauge on the 748 has pre-drilled holes to make a cross cut sled, the 745 has holes too but in a different location. The on/off button is a little different on the 748. The arbor on the 745 is short and will not accommodate a dado blade.

  20. Mee You on March 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Hello and thank you for the review. I just ordered mine through Home Depot they have it on sale for 299 with stand off anyone wants to jump in on this.

  21. Anthony Pelton on March 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you I will buy this table saw, I already had this tablesaw but I returned it now I miss it I also ordered a grizzly portable table saw I will be going back to the store in a week or so to pick this one back up and making a cart for it as well

  22. Heisenberg on March 25, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Achtung! Die deutsche Version, ist nicht die gleiche Ausführung wie im Video gezeigt wird!

  23. Tim List on March 25, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I just got mine. Much nicer than a 7-1/4 saw mounted under an MDF base.

  24. Frank Black on March 25, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I got one of these a few months ago (couldn’t say no to $280 from Amazon) and it’s my first table saw ever. A terrifying tool but this one seems high quality (I’ve used Bosch, Skil and other Dewalt’s before) and the fence is very good.

    Really look forward to your zero-clearance for this. The stock plate is quite large for edge banding purposes.

  25. Charles Shannon on March 25, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Same saw i have and after 3 years I’m still 100% satisfied.
    God bless

  26. Gerald Roth on March 25, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I don’t like the 8.5” blade. Seems odd size, what would a replacement blade cost?

  27. Ragazzo Lucas on March 25, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    How much you paid for that great table saw???

  28. Adam Waller on March 25, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Looking at this for my first table saw. Anxiously awaiting your bench/storage build for this too.

  29. Dust is a Must on March 25, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    What the advantages (other than blades cost less) of the 8/14" over a 10"?

    I have a Grizzly G0869 – 10" 2 HP Benchtop Table Saw which I bought last year for $375 (with a promotion of free shipping). It seems to have all the same features (rack and pinion fence in particular which for me was a "must have") and a couple of nice "pluses" such as soft-start, adjustable table extension at the back to support longer work pieces and variable speed which allows me to cut plastics without melting. It also has a larger table but maybe that is a disadvantage for some. The Dewalt has a better STOP switch which is much smaller on the Grizzly. I needed customer support (how to adjust the trunnions) and was very pleased with the responses.

  30. Anthony Pelton on March 25, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I just picked mine up yesterday,

  31. Eric Sorensen on March 25, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Hello Friends! Happy New Year! I want to mention that this is not a sponsored review. I bought this table saw with my own money over the holidays. It was $90 off the retail price. I paid $395 for it, which is considered a good deal where I live. Normally you will see these retail at around $485 – $495. At any rate, well worth the money for the quality of the tool. Enjoy this set-up video.

  32. Sapele Steve on March 25, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    That looks like a very nice table saw Eric. Good luck using it & look forward to what you have in store for 2021! 👍👍😉😉

  33. Steven Bond on March 25, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Will this saw take a dado blade?

  34. rich andy on March 25, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Nice video. Does the table saw come with an anti- kickback part? Thanks Rich.

  35. Vapin Gamers on March 25, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Really appreciated this video! I just picked one up myself since my wife and I are remodeling our bathroom which means framing etc. I am new to table saws and was slightly confused by the instructions. Especially on zeroing in the measure but your video made it easy to line up the guide with the blade. Cheers and thanks for this!

  36. Gates Lattes on March 25, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    What a joke. Was going to buy the ridgid table saw but I lost out on the deal and I bought the dewalt. Looks like I made a good choice. Thanks

  37. Jan Riis Sørensen on March 25, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Just bought this saw based on your review. It is my very first table saw, so approached it with equal amounts of fear and excitement 🙂 I really like the fence system as it seems very accurate and stable. It cuts like a dream with the standard all purpose blade. Havent tried another blade yet.

  38. Cal L on March 25, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Did you ever have a chance to run this with a Diablo .059 kerf for 7.25" blades for through cuts? The riving knife says 0.063 so I assume it will be okay. It looks a bit high to attempt cutting a slot.

  39. Mark blankenship on March 25, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Is the arbor big enough to except a dado blade?

  40. Donna Anderson on March 25, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Trying to find a DEWALT table saw stand with wheels Had one at hom e and had to return it as it did not fit. Dewalt dealer is trying to find out from Dewalt what stand with wheels works with a DWE7405

  41. DanO on March 25, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Great video Eric!! I got my 7485 from HD on veterans day with the vets 10% discount. I love this saw. It was almost perfectly adjusted right out of the box. The blade is parallel to the miter slot and the fence to the blade. It has all the power one would need, I have used it to re-saw 4" wide oak boards like a hot knife through butter. Also swapped out the miter gauge for a Incra V120. I have been considering several designs for a mobile bench/saw stand with outfeed table and look forward to seeing what your design looks like. Thanks for sharing.

  42. TannedTexan _ on March 25, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Great review. Curious as to why you picked this model vs something like a delta “hybrid” 725T2 saw. I’ve been looking into this one and all the EXPERTS on Reddit bash it for being small and not precise enough for woodworking. From what I’ve seen on your videos, it looks plenty precise and capable. Thanks!

  43. Monarch15w on March 25, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    What size screw goes in the bottom of the feet to bolt to the stand?