DeWalt DWE7480 Compact Jobsite Table Saw

For many portable table saws, “compact” can indicate too much loss of function. Not so with the DeWalt.

February 09, 2016
The DeWalt Compact Jobsite Table Saw is a good choice for pros seeking a portable table saw

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I keep a 5 horsepower Unisaw in my shop, but I am in the field doing installs 70 percent of the time. So when I had the opportunity to review the DeWalt DWE7480 10-inch Compact Jobsite Table Saw, I shook off the sawdust and ran right over.

First Impressions

At just 40 pounds, this thing is light. Unpacking and assembly was a breeze: snap on the fence, install the guard, and you're ready to go. The only tool you need is the blade wrench. 

For pros looking for a portable table saw, the word “compact” can indicate too much loss of function. Not so with the DeWalt. The 15-amp motor is pretty much the standard on this class of saw, and you still get a full 24 inches of rip capacity. The rear feet are adjustable, which is helpful if you’re working on a slightly uneven surface. There’s also a standard 2½-inch port for a dust extractor connection.

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About the Author

Richard Kent is co-owner with his son, Matthew, of a stair and trim installation company. 



Used the Bosch. Worked well with plenty of power and accuracy. Would like to try the DeWalt.

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