DEWALT has lots of power tools for the DIYers and professionals and they do have some of the most reliable, compact tools in the market such as the DEWALT DWE7485 Vs DW745. These jobsite table saws are ideal for a wide range of applications or work since they carry adequate power, are easy to use, and have all the useful features. The two however, are not the same and your application may suit one of them better so let’s see about the difference here.
In this comparison, we are going to talk about:
- What to Consider in a Table Saw
- What are DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745
- How are the Design of DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745
- How are the Specs of DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745
- How are the Capacity of DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745
- How are the Performance of DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745
- DEWALT DWE7485 Vs DW745
Choosing Table Saw
There are lots of useful power tools out there based on what you will want to use them for. Not all of us will have the same purpose and what you will want to do with them, such as just installing a small cabinet in the bathroom or making a new room and building on the property. Among those, saws are probably among the most versatile and basic tools for everyone. Chances are most of us have a small or manual saw at home just to fix something when needed.
Manual saws are cheap, easy to use, and versatile to cut and fix some wear in the house, but they are not the best if you will need to work fast and cut lots of material at once. The table saw is more ideal for this type of application and if you are looking to achieve the advantages then we can invest in one. Unfortunately, just like when going for an impact driver like DEWALT Atomic Vs Milwaukee M12, there are plenty to choose from in the market.
If you are going to buy one, do make sure to consider its workload or application. For example most people may want to have one for their convenience when doing the hobby or to improve the house and using their free time to do it slowly which probably only require cross cutting and ripping stock boards but, there are also users who need to make bevels, box joints, raised panels, dadoes, etc. If so, then we have to make sure the saw can handle such jobs.
We also need to consider the location where this tool will be used such as whether you have the space for it or not because not all of us have enough room to store a huge tool and in addition some of us may need something to be transported often.
In general, table saw can be separated into three categories from the bench table top or jobsite table saw, contractor, and cabinet saw. The table saw is what we most often see and use for typical mobile situations and the smallest too. You can use them for making construction-type cuts and usually the system is easy to operate as well where you can mount it on a dedicated stand or in any available robust bench/table. Contractor table saw is larger in general thus, is more stationary.
They can be a great choice for DIYers who want to do lots of cuts and handle lots of material as well. They usually come with 1-2 horsepower and the capacity is much larger than those in jobsite table saw for larger projects. The last cabinet saw is a professional tool and expensive as well as mostly fixed. They are often found in shop or commercial settings and can be paired with table extension as well to increase the capacity with 3-5 horsepower and incredibly accurate cuts.
|Dewalt DWE7485||Dewalt DW745|
|Product Dimensions||22.75 x 22.75 x 13 inches||25.75 x 26.5 x 13.87 inches
|Shipping Weight||54 pounds||53.9 pounds
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About DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745
Now when you have decided which table saw to buy, it is time to see what the market has to offer because there are so many of them out there and you may like one yet, we do highly recommend to match it with the type of job or the budget range itself. Shopping with a budget range is also quick because we can narrow down the option then choosing the most ideal alternatives. It is also quick to shop based on your favorite brand if you have one.
Popular brands of power tools usually have lots to choose from such as DEWALT which is famous with their range of cordless power tools. Most of us are familiar with their compact tools but table saw is also one of the best choices from the company. What’s confusing however, is this brand often uses similar names or makes similar machines that it can be difficult to set apart, moreover if this is your first machine. But, worry not since they do carry some differences based on how the consumer wants to use the tool.
For the table saw, you can find them with DWE and DW labels in which the former is actually a newer line from the company and it can be a bit difficult to find some models in the DW line. Most of their capabilities are very similar however, such as the DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745. Both of them are favorite options from the respective lines because they are not only reliable but also versatile to make different cuts. It almost feels like the DWE is a smaller blade version of the latter.
In terms of functionality, what sets the DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745 apart is mostly how much capacity and related features are on the machine but if your application needs a blade of 10-inch, considering the type of board or stock to cut, then the DW745 is your choice. The saw has been discontinued since quite some time and it seems DEWALT plan to go with the DWE line instead for their jobsite table.
DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745 Design
Most table saws for jobsite are the same, they come with this block-style and are very compact so that one grown up male can carry it alone for ease of transportation. These two are not exactly identical despite the similar name and in dimension the DWE is slightly bulkier as well at 26.6-inch by 14-inch by 27-inch compared to DW table saw at 25.7-inch by 13.8-inch by 26.5-inch. The material and everything seem the same however including the covered power button for accidental activation.
To support the mechanism, there are steel frames that cover the machine’s edges and we can hold them here when transporting or the base itself. The base panel has rubber-like padding to make sure it doesn’t move when in operation as well as reducing the vibration from the machine.
DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745 Specs
Now for the most important part, let’s see what the DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745 can offer starting from the most obvious part which is the motor which seems to be the same 15 AMP type they used for most of the jobsite saws previously. But, the speed is now increased quite a lot because it bumps up the rotation up to 5,800RPM with no load compared to the DW saw which is only at 3,850RPM. This will help in making clean and faster cuts for a fast pace job.
DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745 Capacity
Another difference is mostly about the capacity because the DW is coming with a 10-inch saw and while theoretically we can mount smaller saws in this machine, it is probably not as versatile with the DWE7485 which is already using a 8.2-inch type blade. The blade comes with the machine so we can use them in no time. The cutting capacity of DW745 is also quite further at 3.1 inch with 90 degree angle and 2.2 inch with 45 degree, compared to only 2 inch and 1.1 inch respectively for DWE.
As for the max rip cut for these machines, DWE7485 is offering more to the table with up to 24.5 inches on the right and 12 inches on the left while the latter is only at 16 inches on the right and 12 inches for the left. If you will need a dust port, the two use the same 2.5 inch accessories so we may be able to use the one from the previous machine.
DEWALT DWE7485 and DW745 Performance
Now for the overall experience, these table saws for jobsite are reliable and should be able to work properly based on what you will want to use them for but, the newer machine is actually heavier despite being about the same size as the DW745 making it a little bit of hassle to move them around. In addition, none of the two are recommended to be used with dado stack due to the arbor size which is limiting the versatility if you will need to cut using one.
Dewalt DWE7485 vs DW745
Both jobsite tables are good options based on which seems to fit you better but in comparison the DWE7458 is the saw with smaller blade and lower cutting depth due to the blade size itself but the capacity is larger in the new machine as well as heavier in comparison. The speed is what you probably want in a table saw as it helps moving the job faster and overall more powerful with less kickback too, considering it uses the smaller blade.
You can choose based on the application but we recommend sticking with the DWE7485 because the latter has been discontinued. This saw is also producing less kickback from the small blade as well as faster and has a larger cut capacity on the right side.