March 3, 2018

DEWALT DWE7480 Review

DEWALT DWE7480 Review

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DEWALT DWE7480: QUICK OVERVIEW

Review of: DEWALT DWE7480

Category: Table Saw

Durability

Accessories

Affordability

Warranty

What We Like

  • Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails
  • Metal roll cage base offers greater durability
  • Weighing only 45 lbs.

What We Don't Like

  • No known issues so far

A professional woodworker who regularly takes on sizeable projects will need a cabinet table saw that is capable of producing greater power with greater accuracy. A hobbyist, however, will be just fine with a smaller, simpler saw, such as the DEWALT DWE7480.

Capable of producing power that far exceeds its price and size, the DEWALT DWE7480 will give the woodwork hobbyist everything they need to get through those home repairs and renovations in a timely manner.

DEWALT DWE7480 Review

DEWALT DWE7480 10 in. Compact Job Site Table Saw with Site-Pro Modular Guarding System

With a blade diameter of 10 inches, the DEWALT DWE7480 is a compact table saw that is ideal for hobbyist and semi-professional applications. Its small size means it can even be used to complete quick cutting jobs on worksites where it is not possible to install a full-size cabinet table saw.

Since the release of the DWE7480, DEWALT has released some updated models, such as the DWE7491 and the DWE745, but the differences between the three saws are minimal and are really only visible in the price tag of each.

Who is this product for?

Because of its low price and high-power output, the DEWALT DWE7480 is a great choice for DIYers who are ready to take their woodwork obsession beyond the traditional toolbox and manual saw. Because of its compact size, it can easily be installed in garages and smaller workshops and can even be stored away when not in use, so those with minimal space won’t have to worry about further cramping their home to accommodate their hobby.

The DWE7480 is also a popular choice among professionals who need a secondary table saw to manage their increasing workload or take care of alterations on site. It should be noted, however, that while the DEWALT DWE7480 is a great secondary saw for professionals, tradespeople should not rely on it as their primary table saw as it lacks the speed and power to anchor a company.

What’s included?

As a consequence of its low price, the DEWALT DWE7480 doesn’t come quite as loaded with accessories as more expensive table saws, but those who purchase it can expect a couple of add-ons to create a more pleasant using experience. For example, this table saw comes fitted with a 4800 RPM motor that ensures even hardwood does not survive its blade. Also included is a heavy-duty table saw stand that can be folded flat for easy storage.

Finally, with every purchase of the DWE7480, DEWALT includes a generous three-year limited warranty, so you can be sure of a repair or replacement should the machine give you any trouble in the years immediately following its purchase.

Overview of features

Making fence adjustments can be a real pain in the neck with any table saw, particularly if you’re working on a deadline and need to get your work done as fast as possible. Thankfully, the DEWALT DWE7480 boasts rack and pinion telescoping fence rails that can be adjusted in a matter of seconds.

The DWE7480 also comes fitted with a sizeable dust port with dimensions matching a 2 ½-inch vacuum hook up, ensuring a more complete clean in less time. Many table saws on the lower end of the price spectrum have a subpar coating, which causes friction and makes for an uneven cut. The DEWALT DWE7480, however, boasts a smooth table coating, which makes for an equally smooth cut.

Tutorial

Although it isn’t quite as complicated to operate as some of the more expensive table saws, you shouldn’t attempt to use the DEWALT DWE7480 in any capacity without first familiarizing yourself with how it works. The below video will talk you through the process of using the DWE7480 so you’ll know exactly what to expect when you turn it on for the first time.

Alternatives

While the DEWALT DWE7480 is one of the top hobby saws on the market, it isn’t the only table saw that has proven popular among DIYers. If you’re a non-professional in the market for a table saw to meet your needs but aren’t ready to pay the near $500 that the DWE7480 generally goes for, we recommend the Evolution FURY5-S.

The Evolution FURY5-S table saw boasts many of the features of the DEWALT DWE7480 but sells for half the price. It is strictly a hobby saw and has no place in professional settings, but its multipurpose TCT blade and 85mm cutting depth makes it the ideal saw for DIYers and woodworking novices.

Conclusion

For woodwork enthusiasts who are serious about their hobby and want the next best thing to professional equipment, there is no better table saw than the DEWALT DWE7480. It guarantees the power needed to complete virtually every task you will encounter as a DIYer and even has use in some professional situations, so you can be certain you are using a machine designed by experts for experts.

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