Dewalt Table Saw Review. Looking at the new updated Compact Dewalt DWE7485 Table Saw

Dewalt Table Saw Review. Looking at the new updated Compact Dewalt DWE7485 Table Saw

Dewalt updated their 8-1/4″ Compact Jobsite Table Saw (DWE7485), and this is what we thought.
Dewalt 8-1/4 in. Compact Jobsite Tablesaw

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Compact size for ease of transportation and storage
Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails
24.5 in. of rip capacity for ripping 4×8 plywood or OSB sheets

Maximized for accuracy and capacity this 8-1/4 in. table saw includes on-board storage for blade guard assembly, non-through cut riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, blade change wrenches, miter gauge and push stick. The powerful DEWALT 15 Amp, 5800 RPM motor allows users to complete a majority of applications. The rack and pinion fence allow for fast, easy adjustments and provides the capacity to rip 4×8 sheet goods.

Compact size for ease of transportation and storage
Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate
24.5 in. of rip capacity for ripping 4×8 plywood or OSB sheets
Power-loss reset prevents accidental re-starts following a power disruption when the tool is left in the on position
Blade brake
On-board storage for guard, fence, wrenches and miter gauge
Metal roll cage base for jobsite durability
Site-Pro modular guarding system allows for tool free adjustments of the guarding


  1. Glynn Plantz on January 24, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Good review! What’s the link for the 3M tape?

  2. Brian on January 24, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    I have the DW745, and it’s a good solid bit of kit. I bought the wheeled trolley/ stand too, which makes it way easier to move the saw around, and puts the saw at just the right height for sawing. The cover over the off switch is an excellent improvement.

  3. naesmac on January 24, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    I have several additional issues after some use with this saw. 1: I need a thinner knife for blades with thinner kerf. For example, I was doing a few finishing cuts with a 0.059” blade and it was jamming in the knife. 2; if they have two dust collection ports I think they intended both to be used together or just the main without the top. There should be a splitter for the vacuum hose with a section of smaller hose ready out of the box. 3: once you get used to the rack adjustments foe the fence, you get super frustrated that the blade angle isn’t also rack. I found it just stiff enough hat it was hard to get to the specific degree I wanted. 4: likewise, there’s probably a clever way to add blade height measurement where a knob lets you tell the machine what size blade you have and a ruler and needle tells you the correct blade height just like the fence. 5:need to be able to lock the blade height wheel. I’ve bumped it a few times and the cut depth changed. Not an issue for ripping but is for partial depth cuts like slits/dado

  4. Shawn Barbour on January 24, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    so long story short everywhere is sold out flexvolt version of this saw,
    so could i just use my dewalt battery generator to power this saw? so that its kinda like battery powered with more steps?
    kinda like my 120v duel 60v dewalt miter saw it comes with an adapter to be corded, so in thiery could i use the dewalt generator as a adapter?

  5. Pavol Pivka on January 24, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Recently I’ve bought DeWalt DWE 7485 Table saw. I love it. I think DeWalt beats Makita or any Bosch table saw. The fence (paralel guide) is ingenious. I have QS version of the saw (European version I guess). Both saw blade and riving knife (splitter) is a bit thicker than reads in user guide. The saw blade kerf is 2.4mm. User guide specifics reads 1.8mm kerf saw blade. It cuts with 2.4mm kerf blade pretty good but I’ve bought CMT 1.8mm kerf saw blade. I’ve also made a thinner riving knife from the old saw blade (some Chinese brand it was). Now it cuts wood like a butter. I love the saw. Your video helped me to make my decision as well. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Underground Pianist on January 24, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks for the video! I saw someone unboxing one of these and it came with an anti kickback device that you fit onto the back of your riving knife. I biught one of these dewalts, exact same model but I couldn’t find the anti kickback piece. Hmmmmmmm….

  7. BoardWhareHowse on January 24, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Almost got this today at Lowe’s. A table saw would be so great and Dewalt is such a good name…then I hit the 6:30 mark. I thought all table saws took dado blades; I watch a lot of Youtubers who make dado cuts for things like computer desks. Is there a Dewalt table saw that does accept dado blades?

  8. John Lake on January 24, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks for the review. I’m going to buy one based on it. I was tossing up between the 10" and this one but for the majority of work that I do this will be great. AND it won’t take a heap of room in my restricted space.

  9. Emilio Daddario on January 24, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    So ive had mine for almost 1 year now and it performs like brand new but the brake doesnt slow down as fast only thing ive noticed is the little boot on the end of the cord is cracking and falling off and for anyone complaining about the plastic are you really throwing your 400 dollar saw around? No dont worry about i also stack loads on top of it from all my jobs and its a solid little saw we also have the ten in saw we keep i never grab tht one if your thinking about which one go with this one

  10. Muanlian DiY and Wood Works on January 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    No slow start?

  11. Tim List on January 25, 2022 at 12:01 am

    it also has anti kickback teeth for use on the blade guard. One thing I have found out is that the common adapters to fit 2.5 inch dust collection ports do not fit this saw. So the dust just goes all over the place since you cannot hook up a shop vac to it. Disappointed

  12. shanes maine shop on January 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    I like dewalt as well.

  13. Yohanathan Downs on January 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Great saw, rarely find myself wishing it was bigger (mostly when in a pinch looking for blades) it’s easy to get to and from a jobsite, and has the power to rip treated lumber and composite decking. No complaints so far

  14. Juan Mendoza on January 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Hi Clint…Great video…Can this saw cut hard woods?

  15. Walter Diaz on January 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    I’m going to buy one today. I think your video is a deciding factor.

  16. Dipping_Stock on January 25, 2022 at 12:03 am

    No screaming in this review, i like it. SUBSCRIBED!

  17. vanster on January 25, 2022 at 12:06 am

    what’s the fence like is it accurate

  18. Yawo Agble on January 25, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Has anyone run dado blades on this model? DWE7485

  19. Kerry Zelkovich on January 25, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Can I rip hardwoods like walnut or maple?

  20. A True American on January 25, 2022 at 12:10 am

    the fence is great .ther fence is my 2 favored my fist INCRA BUT FOR THE MONEYIS DEWALT I have the older one its about 15 years old and runs like I just got it but I take good care of tools.I just think looks like crap some guys 500-600 for a saw and its got so much crap on it .you have to ask your self what was the cutting any way the Dewalt fence is outstanding

  21. Happiness Hotel on January 25, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Great review! This is on sale right now I think I’m gonna buy this one

  22. slownlow86 on January 25, 2022 at 12:11 am

    So glad I watched your video!! I was pretty much sold on getting this saw. Stumbled on your video and heard you mention that it doesn’t accept dado stacks. That’s a deal breaker for me. Thanks!

  23. Tom Forward on January 25, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Hey what horses are those? I like how they look like you could clamp to them easily

  24. Lokesh furniture house Uchana Mandi Jind on January 25, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Nice your number please

  25. Tony on January 25, 2022 at 12:12 am

    2:20 I just got one and it looks like they added holes for a pin or a large padlock

  26. David Beaumont on January 25, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Had mine for two years now, brilliant and that fence did not disappoint. It’s of the stand now and in a table which just increased its versatility. Ripping sheet material is a lot safer now.

  27. Paul Sofronia on January 25, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Great review thxs

  28. Kenneth Wallace on January 25, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Can you use a slot held type feather board on this saw?

  29. Debi Allen on January 25, 2022 at 12:19 am

    This 66 y.o. woman bought one today. A man came up to me when checking out said "He’s going to love it". Of course I corrected him, " I’m the woodworker in our family", and " I will love it". I feel I can never go wrong with Dewalt. I’ll be busy tomorrow, cant wait.

  30. Tool Review Zone on January 25, 2022 at 12:20 am

    FYI. the DW745 is a 10" and this is the 8-1/4". Just in case I did not make it clear enough in the video

  31. Forest Woodworks on January 25, 2022 at 12:20 am

    I’ve seen the top and bottom dust ports used simultaneously. Bottom port gets the bulk of the stuff, while the top port can take care of that annoying stuff that builds up on the table surface during the course of many cuts. You would need to adapt your hose with a junction, specific to your hose and situation. A bigger heavy duty vac could handle a junction, allowing ample air flow to both ports. And a good feature of these saws is that the dust is actually propelled somewhat out the bottom port, so you could stand to lose some of the bottom port’s suction by adding a junction to connect the blade guard port. With a larger 4 inch port standing dust collector, it would be no problem-more than enough air movement to handle both ports. Like mentioned in the review of the dust extraction feature, who has two vacs? I know right? But with some ingenuity and a decent vac/dust collector, both ports could be used and REALY cut down on the dust that ends up on everything. This is great for the home hobbyist or anyone who shares a space. Thanks for the review!

  32. D. White on January 25, 2022 at 12:21 am

    I think this will be the one to replace my grandfathers 60+ year old one. The old one will be retired and because of the 10mm cast iron top will be a "new" welding table. As a saw, the old one I have is just plain dangerous with 0 safety features.

  33. michael on January 25, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Nobody hooks up two vacs, they use a hose that splits in two parts.

  34. DJB 204 on January 25, 2022 at 12:24 am

    120v or 240v?

  35. HeliRy on January 25, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Gotta love the reviews saying that it’s loud. Well… duh.

  36. Galvez on January 25, 2022 at 12:28 am

    This table saw is trash.!!!
    Don’t buy.!!!!
    Skilsaw SPT99T-01 table saw is way better
    I bouth this table saw and the same day i had to return it.!!
    buy the skilsaw SPT99T-01 table saw also is the same price.!!
    It is a best.! Table saw

  37. ChrisMoSquad on January 25, 2022 at 12:29 am

    3:16 – You get the “Like” and subscription for the Steel logo. 😎👍🏻

  38. Mason T on January 25, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Why would they make a table saw at this price that doesn’t accept dados?

  39. Deborah Eck on January 25, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Can I use a 10 " blade on my 7485?

  40. Adrian Garcia on January 25, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Thanks for the awesome review

  41. Michael Vandelinder on January 25, 2022 at 12:32 am

    There is a reversible blade on Amazon that will cut a 1/4 and 3/8 “ dado/ rabbit/ finger joints. Oshland sbj -0830 8”. With a small mod to the blade cover plastic it works great.

  42. WOW on January 25, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I just purchased one today. I appreciate this review. This will be my first time ever utilizing this machine. Thanks!

  43. Daniel Nordstrand on January 25, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Are the cutting angles accurate? is the fence parallel to the blade? Are the T-tracks parallel to the blade? How much Arbor movement is there? I enjoyed your review, but some objective measurements would have made it a A Class review. Everyone has different degrees of "perfectness" and how good is good enough…

  44. Richard Harrold on January 25, 2022 at 12:36 am

    The first cut I had to make was about ⅛" deeper than the saw would extend to (a fence post I was cutting down to make a leg for some shop furniture) so I had to bring my old saw out of the retirement for one last cut :), but from then on the new DeWalt rocked. We’re paying a good bit more for this saw in the UK, so I was keen to see if I’d truly got my money’s worth and so far, no complaints. The rack and pinion sliding table is a great feature, and the micro gauge is a welcome addition to the scale. I like the storage system too. I take the point about the safety cover’s extra exhaust tube being surplus to requires. Does a dust collection bag on the top and a vac on the bottom work? Seems like the obvious solution to me seeing as no one is likely to attach two vacs.

    Great review. No nonsense and tells us what we need to know. This saw is quieter than my old one, so even that point didn’t put me off.

  45. Michael Cabbage on January 25, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Does anyone know what size the thread is on the bolt hole in the bottom of feat? Thx.

  46. J-Prez on January 25, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Hey boss, why would you choose this one instead of the 10 inch one? I can live without the dados, I can do those with my router or my circ saw.

  47. Jeff C on January 25, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Dude, if you aren’t from New York, I’d be shocked. 🙂

  48. Giuseppe castaldo on January 25, 2022 at 12:39 am

    good morning.
    i’d like your advice, between the table saw, Triton Bosch Gts11xc and Dewalt 7492, which is better?

  49. Eric Williams on January 25, 2022 at 12:39 am

    This is a job site saw. DeWalt should consider producing a swing arm cabinet saw???
    These saws are ok for the job site….but what if you want to cut some hard wood all day long. Woods like walnut, red oak, and hell, even cedar.

  50. Rick Dowe on January 25, 2022 at 12:42 am

    I just got mine and could not ask for better. I have a small shop area fits well for what I have. Dust collection good, calibration spot on. Good addition to my shop.