DeWalt Compact Table Saw Corded vs. Cordless

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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 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 might be the way to go.

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I’m getting 12-14 rips out of 2x Doug fir on one 9 amp battery. For the remodeling work that I do that’s great. If you need to rip boards all day the cordless probably isn’t for you. I carry two 9 and two 6 amp Flexvolts, two 5 and two 2 amp 20 volt XRs, and a fast charger. As long as I’m the only one using my tools that’s more than enough power to get through the day. I have more batteries but I leave them at home.

Check Your Table

The table on these saws are not perfectly flat, which isn’t unusual for a table saw. If you lay a level across the top you will see some daylight. Up to a 1/32” of fall-off toward the edges in various places. I checked three saws and all three had some fall-off. It varies between saws so check yours when you get it to see if it’s acceptable.

Both saws performed equally well on fir. I’ve used mine extensively on Doug fir and PT wood but haven’t used it for hardwood yet. If you have experience using either one of these saws for fine woodworking let us all know what you think in comment section below.

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Stands

Below behold the DW7451 scissor stand. This is the stand for the 8-1/4” saws but I just checked my Flexvolt and the rear bolt holes do not line up. They may have updated the stand since I bought mine but word on the street used to be DeWalt will send you instructions on how to rig the stand to use the bolts.

I never noticed they didn’t line up before because I’ve never bolted it. Bolting and unbolting it every time I load out isn’t something I’m interested in. The stand works great without the bolts, not that I recommend you use it that way. Just a saying, that’s what I do. 😎

Below is the 7440RS rolling stand, which isn’t made for the 8-1/4” saws either. The stand’s locator clip on the one I bought didn’t line up with the Flexvolt’s quick connect brackets to allow for battery access. And I don’t remember it being adjustable.

I saw one 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, that WrangleStar dude, set his above the clip. The clip keeps the saw from sliding down when you roll it around so setting it above the clip seems like a good solution.

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

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Hey, I'm Alex and I love tools. Having worked in carpentry and as a painting contractor I have a great appreciation for tool innovation. The freedom of cordless is amazing. These days, when not traveling with my wife Zhou, I remodel houses and write tool reviews. Enjoy the website. :)

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