DeWalt recently released a new compact corded table saw model DWE7485. It has the same table and frame dimensions as their Flexvolt 60V Cordless model DCS7485. Check out this video to see it in action.
So which one should you get?
If you’re in, or plan to be in, DeWalt’s battery platform I’d go cordless. Otherwise, I’d go for the corded model.
I carry three 9amp and three 6amp Flexvolts along with two 5amp and two 2amp 20 volts and can comfortably get through the day if I’m the only one using my tools. I wouldn’t feel confident carrying anything less and plan to add a 12amp. I also carry an eight amp fast charger.
So it takes a decent investment in batteries to run cordless. It’s much cheaper and more reliable to run corded. The freedom of cordless is countered by the trap of being tied to any one battery platform. The real freedom will come when DeWalt releases a single battery ac adapter to match Metabo. I’m not holding my breath.
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