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DeWalt DWE575SB Review: High-performance Professional Circular Saw

DeWalt DWE575SB Review

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What we Like

  • Powerful high-speed motor
  • Electric blade braking
  • Built-in dust blower
  • Superior bevel cuts

What We Don’t Like

  • Can get notably loud

Bottom Line

A powerful and high-speed motor coupled with an electric blade-stopping brake makes the DeWalt DWE575SB a reliable circular saw for professionals and DIYers.

Introduction

If you’re a general contractor of DIYer who enjoys framing, remodeling, siding, and undertaking related tasks that rely heavily on a circular saw, then DeWalt DWE575SB is the tool for you.

The raw power produced by the tool is channeled to a 7-1/4-inch blade that handles the toughest cutting tasks while relying on an electric brake to stop it upon trigger release, for your safety.

DeWalt DWE575SB Review

DeWalt DWE575SB

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Performance: Powerful Motor for Tough Applications

Superior raw power and a high-speed motor are the hallmarks of DeWalt DWE575SB. The tool’s patented motor produces 15 amps of power while drawing a maximum wattage of 1950. So, how much can you achieve with this output?

Professionals, especially framers, general contractors, remodelers, concrete formers, and many other circular saw users can rely on this tool to excel in a wide range of applications including wall framing, plywood cutting, exterior finishing, siding, and many others.

In professional tasks that demand high accuracy levels, this saw does not disappoint. Not only produce 5,100 RPM in blade speed, but precision bevel cuts are supported by the tool’s advanced lower guard geometry.

Speaking of bevel cuts, this saw’s beveling capacity ranges from 0° to 57° with stops at 45° and 22.5°. Combined with a 2.55-inch cutting capacity (at 90°), the saw is able to support a variety of applications while rising above many rival models, especially when you consider its large 7-1/4-inch blade.

Because of the high amount of power delivered to the saw’s blade, DeWalt has included protective safeguards to enhance operator safety during tool operation.

The saw comes fitted with an electric brake. When you release saw’s trigger as the blade runs at 5,100 RPM, it can be dangerous if not handled/stopped properly. This brake kicks in to stop the blade about 2-3 seconds after trigger release. That way, even with accidental contact, the blade will most likely have stopped rotating.

Also, because the electric brake stops the blade at record speed, it allows for faster restarting of repetitive cutting tasks.

As with most power tools with motors, especially those that rotate at high speeds, some degree of noise is expected during operation and DeWalt DWE575SB is no exception. If the level of loudness gets uncomfortable, you can try some ear muffs or any other ideal protective gear.  

Design: Well-balanced with Lowered Guard

Even though DeWalt DWE575SB packs a powerful motor and a large blade, it is not overly heavy. In fact, if you’re coming from using a circular saw that had crossed the 10-pound mark, and switching to this model, you are bound to feel its design is more compact.

Its weight-to-power ratio is well-balanced, which means you have a high degree of control over the tool, especially during operation. The tool’s lower guard adopts a ball bearing design, which enhances flexibility, and by extension, durability. According to the manufacturer “the lower guard design improves performance when making bevel cuts.” This enhancement is great for making accurate custom cuts.

However, if the 8.8-pound tool begins to feel weighty when you use it for extended periods, a break between tasks is always recommended.

Durability: Strong Base with Dust Contamination Prevention

A circular saw’s base needs to be made of strong material that will withstand the harshness of different workpieces. DeWalt DWE575SB excels in this area by using a high-grade stamped aluminum base with superior smoothness for accurate cuts.

And in case you’re concerned about the notorious cord pull-out problem that is common with power tools such circular saw, worry no more. DeWalt implements its patented ToughCord system in this model to provide 3x more resistance to cord pullouts, compared to regular models that don’t use this system. 

Another durability-enhancing feature you’ll love in this circular saw is its superior prevention against dust contamination, which is achieved by the tool’s adoption of a ball bearing lower guard.

Also, the same ball bearing lower guard with help extend the longevity of the tool especially if it is constantly subjected to harsh environments. DeWalt DWE575SB is the kind of tool you won’t be replacing for many years to come.

Ease of Use: Superior Balance and Comfort

Handing and operating the powerful DeWalt DWE575SB demands high degrees of balance and comfort, which we’re happy to note, the tool addresses quite efficiently.

It comes fitted with 2 ergonomic handles, one on the side and the other at the top. Compared to the previous model, the new handles on this one feel more accommodating to the hands’ natural positions, thus enhancing comfort and stability.

In fact, when you operate this tool for the first time, you are likely to notice the decent clearance the handle provides between your knuckles and the blade guard for unrestricted, contact-free movement, which is great especially for people with big hands.

Any contractor or power tool user understands the pain of losing maintenance tools such as wrenches. That’s why DeWalt decided to add onboard wrench storage, which supports easy and convenient blade changes without worrying about tool loss.

You will also get a contractor bag with this tool. The bag especially comes in handy to buy not only providing a convenient way of storing and transporting your tool, but also accommodates other accessories such as additional blades, measuring equipment, maintenance tool, and many more.

Price: Great Value for the Money

If you go searching, you’ll obviously find cheaper circular saws than DeWalt DWE575SB, but few if any of those models come close to rivaling the value of this one.

For less than $150, you’re getting a powerful circular saw with an electric brake system for near-instant blade stops, not to mention the strengthened cord that will resist some of the toughest cord pull-outs.

And lastly, we can’t forget the integrated dust blower that ensures your sightline is constantly clear. There’s so much value offered for the price you pay for this tool.

Verdict

DeWalt DWE575SB is a powerful circular saw for professionals and enthusiasts who demand superior raw power to deliver on all their cutting projects. 

If you’re looking for a circular saw combining high-performance, safety, cutting accuracy, and long-term durability, this tool is your best bet. You’ll also be getting a superior beveling capacity, and a built-in dust blower to maintain a clear line of sight for accuracy.

Specs

  • Product Name: DeWalt DWE575SB
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 10.1 x 10.5 inches
  • Power: 15 Amps (1950 Watts Out)
  • Speed (No Load):  5,100 RPM
  • Power Type: Corded-electric
  • Blade Diameter: 7-1/4 inches
  • Cutting Capacity (at 90 degrees): 2.55 inches
  • Cutting Capacity (at 45 degrees): 1.9 inches
  • Tool Weight: 8.8 pounds

Key Features

  • 15-amp motor powers tough cutting applications
  • Electric brake stops the blade after trigger release
  • The aluminum base provides cutting smoothness
  • Integrated dust blower clears sightlines
  • Tough Cord protection against cord pull-out
  • On-board wrench storage for easy maintenance
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