DeWalt DWE7485 Table Saw WITH Dado Stack

DeWalt DWE7485 Table Saw WITH Dado Stack

Everywhere I’ve looked online at product reviews or woodworking/contractor websites state that the DWE7485 does not accept dado blades, which as proven here is false. With a 5/8″ arbor, you can use up to a 3/8″ thick dado stack, which is awesome news for woodworkers, DIYers, or contractors.

Do not take my advice in this video, unless you are willing to accept risks that go against DeWalt recommendations. The arbor nut has a good amount of engaged threads in my opinion… so take it for what it’s worth, my opinion 🙂

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  1. Ferrous Bueller on October 24, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    Can you go into more detail about the 5/8” arbor? And is that all it requires to work?

  2. Mark Sterling on October 24, 2023 at 10:22 pm


  3. Chile Tax Special situations on October 24, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    That’s the worst machine I’ve ever had.
    The gears used to lift the blade are awful……after a while they just don’t work properly anymore.
    Very bad quality tool (toy actually) !!! 😓

  4. mccalejk on October 24, 2023 at 10:31 pm

    Just because you CAN do it doesn’t mean you SHOULD do it. DeWalt RECOMMENDS you don’t do it (they don’t say you can’t) because the motor is small and a dado stack is heavy.

  5. Etc Stuff on October 24, 2023 at 10:31 pm

    I guess a good candidate for this saw would be the Freud box joint cutter set (1/4 & 3/8). Good video!

  6. CGM on October 24, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    Thumbs up from me! Did you find any wobble or vibration at all? Also how deep of a dado would YOU feel safe doing with this?

  7. David Magen on October 24, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    You say in the video “you’re gonna need a zero clearance insert” but you don’t provide any detail or insight as to where to get one. Can you kindly elaborate? (There doesn’t seem to be one readily available for purchase, likely because, by design, dados are not recommended on this saw).

  8. UWill NevahNo on October 24, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    Doing what the mfg doesn’t recommend = assumption of risk = loss of body parts.

  9. Barry Bebenek on October 24, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    Don’t install the washer before the nut. Re-install at all other times. 🇨🇦

  10. KURILCHIK on October 24, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    Единственный кто показал что в 7485 можно поставить диски дадо. Красавчик

  11. HawksterMliveson on October 24, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that tried to figure this out. Looks like I’ll be headed to get a dado stack soon.

  12. fishman on October 24, 2023 at 10:50 pm

    Great video, Why a 6inch dado blade? can you use a 8 inch blade

  13. Babble 244 on October 24, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    thank you I was looking at this table and seen that a Dado blades wouldn’t work, I really like Dewalt products and you saved the day. Fingers crossed on the $500 giveaway haha I’m new to collecting tools and it’s expensive as we all know

  14. michael holmes on October 24, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    interesting , might have to give it a go , thanks for sharing

  15. Roberto MM on October 24, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    Hello im from mexico thanks for sharing this content and your knowledge

  16. Luis Odriozola on October 24, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    How about using an 8" Freud thin kerf combination blade in it? doable or crazy dangerous?

  17. BorisMakesArt on October 24, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    The nut might come off if the motor is not powerful enough which it isn’t. It’s not due to not enough threads it’s something else. Also that piece you don’t know the name of helps reduce the vibration which may help keep the nut from loosening. I’ve had the nut come off mid cut when fully on the arbor and it was tightened very tight before. Very scary.

  18. Harry Karanassos on October 24, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    I own the DeWalt DWE7485 Table Saw in the United Kingdom. When it is convenient, I would appreciate it if you would measure, and let me know, the length of the arbor of your American DeWalt DWE7485, as I suspect the saws exported to the United Kingdom may be fitted with a shorter arbor (so that a dado cannot be used). Many thanks in advance for your advice which is appreciated.

  19. Lyla Lowry on October 24, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    For safety purposes, in some countries like the UK, the bolt the blades go onto is deliberately short so that you can’t use a dado stack. I wouldn’t be messing with it if you have been told you can’t do it.

  20. Yohanathan Downs on October 24, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    I just stagger and stack normal saw blades on mine. Wish it had a full sized arbor. The 10" has the same motor, less leverage and it will still accept them so i dontbuy the idea that these cant handle it. They feel way more powerful

  21. Bernard Moret on October 24, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    The thickness could be increased by using a slightly less thick clamp washer on the arbor (the piece between the arbor nut and the first blade). The clamp washer distributes pressure from the nut evenly in a circle of about 1 3/4" onto the blade and the stock version is quite thick. The outside face (against the bolt) could be filed down some so as to allow a 7/16" or even 1/2" dado stack and keep the same thread depth on the arbor. Again, it’s not recommended — but it’s doable.