The DeWalt DWE7485 Table Saw is the latest model of DeWalt’s compact jobsite table saws. It has replaced the existing DW745 and DWE7480. It is very similar to the old models, except that it has an increased rip capacity of 24 1/2 inches. This allows you to rip 4 x 8 plywood sheets, which was tricky on the old DWE745.
Still has a great fence
Just like the other DeWalt table saws, the DWE7485 has a great fence, which uses a rack and pinion system. The advantage of this technology is that the fence always moves an equal amount both on the front and the back. This ensures that it never goes out of parallel with the blade. This is a massive advantage over other saws in the price range, which often have poor fences.
Miter gauge has some play
The miter gauge does not seem to be good (just like with other DeWalt saws), but you could just buy an aftermarket one or add some tape to the gauge bar.
One big difference between the DWE7485 and its bigger brother, the DWE7491/DWE7492 is that it does not take dado blades. So if those are important to you, you’ll have to upgrade to the bigger machines.
Some other features include the two-leaf blade guard and a safety lock to prevent accidentally turning on the machine when you’re not using it. This lock cannot be actually locked, so it doesn’t make it fully safe for kids.