Dewalt DWE7480 Table Saw Review
The Dewalt DWE7480 table saw has been out for a few months now, and the other reviews are rolling in. But coming in at not only a hefty size but also a hefty price of around $500, it’s no wonder that you may be looking for different overviews and opinions. We’ve got you covered. In today’s review we’ll go over the features of the DWE7480 and the pros and cons of the machine.
The latest Dewalt table saw comes with a slew of features that are certain to attract some eyeballs. First of all, fence adjusting has been made a lot easier, more accurate, smoother, and even faster thanks to the new rock and pinion telescoping fence rails. There is also a 24 1/2″ of rip that claims to easily cut a large variety of shelving types and many trim materials.
On top of this, the DWE7480 boasts a 4800 RPM motor at 15 amps for maximum power. If this isn’t impressing you yet, Dewalt has done away with plastic bases and instead have replaced them with metal roll cage bases for greater durability and stability. The best feature of all, in our opinion? This hunk of power only weighs about 45 pounds, so you should be able to move it around between project sites with ease. Oh, and don’t forget the Site Pro Modular and Guarding System that allows for tool free adjustments. Now you know we’ve gotta dig in and see what the pros and cons are for all of these great sounding features.
Usually when you encounter large tools like these, there is some setup involved. This is probably our least favorite part of the unboxing. After all, we want to just jump in and enjoy our new tools. But the Dewalt DWE7480 not only came in a nicely padded box, but it was also a total snap to put together. In all, it only took about fifteen minutes to put together, and most of that was arguing about whether or not to read the manual. (Hint: read the manual.)
Actually using the saw was likewise a breeze. Not only was it ready to go within twenty minutes, but we had a blast tearing through some leftover materials we had from an old project. The accuracy on this thing was pretty amazing, and just as it promises, the fence adjusting was one of the easiest we have ever encountered.
The blades are fine now, but we have a feeling that once they become dull we’ll be throwing them in the garbage and replacing them instead of trying to sharpen them again. They’re pretty cheap, but it’s not enough for us to stop playing with our new tool. The weight is also a bit of a problem. Dewalt claims it’s only 45 pounds, but either we’re due back at the gym or they low-balled this a bit. It’s still highly movable though, but we don’t recommend doing it every day. It’s kind of like having a desktop replacement laptop. Sure, you can move it around, but do you really want to?
The new Dewalt DWE7480 table saw is nothing to laugh at. It’s a good successor to the older models, but you’r not going to revolutionize the world. However, we do recommend it to anyone looking to get a new table saw of this caliber. It’s even better if you can find a discount for it somewhere nice.