DEWALT DWE575SB 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight Circular Saw Review

DEWALT DWE575SB Lightweight Circular Saw Review

DEWALT DWE575SB Lightweight Circular Saw ReviewThe Dewalt DWE575SB Sidewinder saw is one of the safest models in the market. This saw is dubbed as one of the perfect saw for beginners and heavy duty work. One of its safety features is its electric braking system that immediately stops the blade once the trigger is released.

For cut efficiency, the model has a built in dust blower.

With 8.8 pounds as its weight, it is one of the lighter model of the Dewalt brand. Most woodworkers praise the improvements made to this model (especially the braking system). It also has the highest bevel capacity at 57 degrees, which is responsible for its versatility.

DEWALT DWE575SB Lightweight Circular Saw|5 Major Features

1. Durability

Despite  being one of the lightest power tool in the market, the product designers of Dewalt DWE575SB did not compromise weight with durability and quality when choosing its building materials.

With its affinity for cutting framing materials, plywood, siding and trim materials, the designers made sure that this tool can withstand a lot of wear and tear in the job site.

It is made with an aluminum shoe plate, magnesium housing, carbide tipped blade, anti-vibration features and a tough cord.

The anti-vibration features protect it from inside damage while its tough 9 feet cord system assures tradesmen that their work will remain uninterrupted.

2. Bevel Adjustments and Cutting Capacity

This is one flexible model of the corded circular saw. Its bevel adjustment ranges from 0 degrees to 57 degrees with the usual positive stops at 22.5 and 45 degrees respectively.

Most customers swears by its  cuts which are about 2 9/16 inches deep at 90 degree angle and 1 29/32 inches at 45 degree angle.

The bevel adjustment knob is made of metal and the labels are in scripted in an easy to read manner. The controls are also very accessible to make it easier for the handler to change angles that are perfect for cutting frames. The blade angle can be locked into position for (safety) and cutting accuracy.

3. Ergonomics

The Dewalt DWE575SB is designed to be light enough not to stress the handler, but tough enough to handle the job’s wear and tear. The Tough Cord system is one added feature since most tradesmen break their cords (when using corded saw).

The dust blower automatically turns on with the saw and the blade is made by gluten free carbide to ensure a smooth and fast cutting speed.

Being a sidewinder, this model boasts balance. It has a spindle-lock which makes blade switching much more easier and convenient using the single hex key.

4. Motor Power

A 15 amp motor with a rotating speed of 5200 RPM (revolutions per minute) when unloaded and 5100 RPM when in use is one feature of the Dewalt DWE575SB that sets it apart from the rest.

The motor power is one important factor why this model is famed for cutting speed, accuracy and clean and smooth output.

It has no trouble cutting through 2 times the amount of material like plywood and framing lumbers. The motor power combined with the blade design gives this an edge among the corded saw industry. It is powerful enough for the jobsite and flexible enough to use in your backyard or garage.

5. Blade Design

This model is equipped with a 7 ¼ inch,  18 tooth, gluten free, carbide tipped blade (which is a very tough steel). The positioning and design of the teeth blade makes it possible to cut through soft or hard materials without damaging the blade.

As you all know that having fewer teeth can make you cut materials in a much faster rate and having a lot of teeth will give you a really smooth cut. The blade of the Dewalt DWE575SB is balanced enough to be of both worlds, giving you a smooth finish and less cutting time.

Why should you use DEWALT DWE575SB  7-1/4-Inch Lightweight Circular Saw?

1. Attractive Packaging

Do you believe that first impressions lasts? Dewalt certainly did as they have a soft carrying cases to protect the tool and make it easy to transport. Most woodworkers describe the design as sexy (in a classical way).

2. Ease of Use

It has a black rubberized handle that makes it easy to grip and has an anti-snag lower guard design that works flawlessly even when making thin cuts and rips. With a flexible easy to adjust bevel that can easily achieve complicated bevel cuts.

3. High Quality Blade

The Dewalt DWE575SB Circular Saw includes a sharp 18 tooth, 7 ¼ inch gluten-free cardide blade that delivers a clean and smooth finish cut.

Due to the blade design, the cutting time is reduced by almost half. Combined with the motor power, this blade can cut through plywood and lumber easily.

4. Integrated Dust Blower

Who wants to have an interrupted cutting time or crooked product? With Dewalt DWE575SB Circular Saw, you are ensured to have an effortless glide to cutting your material. It has an integrated dust blower that clears your cutting line and being a sidewinder.

5. Flexible Cut

With its 0-57 degree cutting angle as well as having positive stops on 22.5 degrees and 45 degrees respectively, this model is one of the most flexible saw in the market today. Its versatility makes it one of the most sought after saw model.

Product Benefits
  • Good money value
  • 15 amp motor
  • Integrated Dust Blower
  • 5200 RPM
  • Excellent depth of cut
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Durable and long lasting design
  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Front handle provides better grip
The Negative Things
  • Cutting is a bit sluggish if the material is ¾ inch thick
  • Not recommended for heavy duty cutting operations
  • Does not come with a rip guide

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is there a cut adjustment?

A: Yes there is. There is a lever and it can be seen in the pictures.

Q: How can you make the baseplate run smoother across the cutting surface?

A: You can wax the baseplate with any available paste wax.

Q: Will this cut through a long board?

A:  It can cut through a long board but you have to make sure that the board is not too thick.

Q: What is the voltage of this saw?

A: The saw operates on a 120 volts.

Q: What is the purpose of the electric brake?

A: The electric brake is the feature that stops the blade from spinning once the trigger is released.

Final Verdict

If you are a beginner and are unused to using circular saw, this model would be perfect for you. As one of the saw in the market with an electric brake feature, 8.8 pound weight, 9 feet Tough Cord design, this is a trend setter for the corded circular saws.

The price is not too expensive with an offer of 3 year warranty from Dewalt. This three year warranty will ensure that their clients are protected against manufacturer defect.

Over all, the Dewalt DWE575SB is a versatile all around saw that has an affordable price with adequate performance and premium features.


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