Are you debating on buying DeWalt DWE7491, DWE7485, DWE7480, and DWE745? If yes, you can read the comparison below before buying, find out what are the differences between them and buy the one that fits your needs best.
Let’s look at the comparison table first.
Dewalt DWE7491: 10 inch Jobsite Table Saw
Dewalt Dwe7485: 8-1/4 inch Compact Jobsite Table Saw
Dewalt Dwe7480: 10 inch Compact Job Site Table Saw (this Saw Has Been Discontinued)
Dewalt Dwe745: 10 inch Compact Jobsite Table Saw
|Power Specs||15 amps||15 amps||15 amps||15 amps|
|Arbor Size||5/8 inches||5/8 inches||5/8 inches||5/8 inches|
|Blade Diameter||10 inches||8-1/4 inches||10 inches||10 inches|
|Miter Angle Range||60 degrees left and right||60 degrees left and right||60 degrees left and right||60 degrees left and right|
|Bevel Angle Range||-2 to 47 degrees||-2 to 48 degrees||0 to 45 degrees||0 to 45 degrees|
|Max Cutting Depth at 45 Degree||2-1/4 inches||1-3/4 inches||2-1/4 inches||2-1/4 inches|
|Max Cutting Depth at 90 Degree||3-1/8 inches||2-9/16 inches||3-1/8 inches||3-1/8 inches|
|Dust Port Diameter||2-1/2 inches||2-1/2 inches||2-1/2 inches||2-1/2 inches|
|Rip Capacity to Left of Blade||22 inches||12 inches||12 inches||12 inches|
|Rip Capacity to Right of Blade||32-1/2 inches||24.5 inches||24 inches||20 inches|
|Max Width of Dado||13/16 inches||na||na||na|
|Dado Blade Diameter||8 inches||na||na||na|
|No Load Speed||4800 RPM||5800 RPM||4800 RPM||3,850 RPM|
|Tool Weight||90 LBS(DWE7491RS) or 87 LBS(DWE7491X)(including stand)||46 LBS||48 LBS||45 LBS|
|Table Size||21-7/8″ x 26-3/8″||19″ x 19″||19″ x 23″|
|Stand||Rolling or Scissor Stand||Not Included||Not Included||Not Included|
|Warranty||3 Year Limited Warranty,1 Year Free Service Contract,90 Day Money Back Guarantee||3 Year Limited Warranty,1 Year Free Service Contract,90 Day Money Back Guarantee||3 Year Limited Warranty,1 Year Free Service Contract,90 Day Money Back Guarantee||3 Year Limited Warranty,1 Year Free Service Contract,90 Day Money Back Guarantee|
So, the first thing you should know about is:
Only the DWE7491 accepts a dado blade, the other 3 table saws, dw745,dwe7480,dwe7485, will not support a dado set, since the arbor is too short to accommodate dado stacks.
To use the DWE7491 to do dados, you will need the Dado Throat Plate, part number is DWE7402D1 which is sold separately. It’s recommended to stack dado blades thinner than 13/16-inch (20 mm) and use dado blades which have a diameter of 8 inch (200 mm) and smaller.
In short,if you want to do dado cuts, you’d better buy the DWE7491RS or DWE7491X (read the difference between the DWE7491RS and DWE7491X here).
One other difference you can see is the Rip Capability.
The DWE7491 has much larger rip capability than the others, it rips up to 22 inches to left of blade and 32-1/2 inches to right of blade. The DW745,DWE7480, and DWE7485 rip up to 12 inches to left of blade, and the max rip to the right of blade are 20 inches,24 inches and 24.5 inches.
Another difference is the No Load Speed.
The DWE7485 has the fastest speed, its no load speed is 5800 rpm. While the DW745 has the slowest speed, its no load speed is 3850 rpm. The other 2 saws,DWE7491 and DWE7480, have a no load speed of 4800 rpm.
Bevel Angle Range
There’s slight difference on the bevel angle. The DWE7491, DWE7485, DWE7480 and DW745 have bevel angle range of -2 to 47 degrees left, -2 to 48 degrees left, 0 to 45 degrees left, 0 to 45 degrees left.
Blade Diameter and Max Cutting Depth
Only the DWE7485 uses an 8-1/4 inch blade whereas DW745,DWE7480 and DWE7491 use a 10 inch blade. Since the blade sizes are different, their max cutting capacity differs. The DWE7485 cuts up to 1-3/4 inches at 45 degree and 2-9/16 inches at 90 degree. While the DW745,DWE7480 and DWE7491cuts up to 2-1/4 inches and 3-1/8 inches.
The DWE7480 10 inch Compact Job Site Table Saw Has Been Discontinued.
The DWE7491 are approximately 300 dollars more expensive than the other two. The DW745 and DWE7485 are at the same price level, commonly priced under 300 dollars.
Why Choose the DWE7491 Over the DW745,DWE7485?
With the ability to do a dado, the DWE7491 beats the other models. And the much wider rip capacity is another bonus. It also equipped with mechanism to remove the blade guard assembly/riving knife much easier.
For the people who are interested in buying this table saw, DeWalt does not offer an option to buy the saw only. There are 2 models to choose from: the DWE7491RS with rolling stand and the DWE7491X with scissor stand. The saw is mounted to the stand with bolts, not in a way that you can attach and detach quickly.
Commonly, the RS model is a bit more expensive than the X model. However, with the rolling stand, you can easily roll it to where you need and set it up without any hassle. And it also folds up for neat storage.
If you can afford to spend the extra money, then go for the DWE7491RS.
Why Choose DW745, DWE7485 over DWE7491?
Much cheaper and stand is optional.
If you are a beginner woodworker, you probably do not want to spend 500 to 600 dollars to buy a saw. So the DWE7491 is not your good choice. And for those who already have a saw stand or do not need the stand for some reasons, the 300 dollar or so DWE7485 and DW745 that do not come with a stand are better picks.
Buy the DWE7485 or the DW745?
The DWE7485 uses a very unique 8 1/4 inches blade, smaller than the 10-inch ones. Though it is small, it has a motor that provides a no load speed of 5,800 RPM, which commonly meaning a cleaner cut than the lower speed models such as the DW745 (no load speed is only 3,850 RPM). It also features a better miter gauge DW745.
If you are in the market for a compact, portable, corded table saw that takes up little space, reasonably priced, for limited woodworking, then have a look at the DWE7485.
If you are an amateur woodworker and want a DeWalt table saw with 10 inch blade but not that expensive, than you can consider DW745.
You can also download the instruction manuals for these table saw to learn more details before ordering.
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