DeWalt Compact Table Saw Corded vs. Cordless

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The DeWalt compact corded table saw model DWE7485 has the same table and frame dimensions as the Flexvolt 60V Cordless table saw model DCS7485. Check out this video to see them in action.

So which one should you get?

If you plan to use this saw in more than one location I’d go cordless. If this is a shop saw corded is the cheaper way to go. But I’ll be honest I prefer the cordless around the house too. I mean who likes cords?

Runtime

I’m getting 12-14 rips out of 2x Doug fir on one 9 amp battery. That’s making 8′ rips with a few seconds between cuts. I’ve noticed when making long 16′ rips the batteries heat up and deplete faster.

Power

The power seems pretty equal between these two compact table saws. I’ve used the Flexvolt to cut everything from soft pine to hard maple and birch with no problem. If you need to rip all day everyday I’d go with a 10″ corded saw with a more powerful motor.

Miter Slot

I have no idea why the cordless has only one miter slot where the corded has two. Could be that the cordless came out first and either DeWalt heard complaints or figured dual miter sledding is more of a shop-saw thing.

So my second Flexvolt table saw just got ripped off out of my truck in a smash and grab. It wasn’t in stock bare-tool from Home Depot or Amazon so I picked one up from ACME TOOL. I’ve bought three DCS7485 saws now. ?

DeWalt 60V Cordless 8-1/4″ Table Saw (DCS7485B)

DeWalt 15 Amp Corded 8-1/4″ Table Saw (DWE7485)

Stands

The only table saw scissor stand is the DW7451, which was originally made for the 10″ saw. I just checked my 60V table saw and the rear bolt holes do not line up with the stand’s holes. I never noticed this before because I’ve never bolted it.

DeWalt Folding Table Saw Stand, (DW7451)

The 7440RS rolling stand also isn’t made for the 8-1/4” saws. The stand’s locator clip doesn’t line up with the Flexvolt’s quick connect brackets in a way that allows for battery access.

DeWalt Rolling Table Saw Stand, (DW7440RS)

I saw a guy on Youtube drill and bolt the brackets directly to the saw feet, which let him use the clip and still access the battery. I saw another guy just set his above the clip. The clip keeps the saw from sliding down when you roll it around.

If you get one of these saws I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

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