DeWalt DWE575 7-1/4 in Circular Saw Preview
DeWalt showed us their new completely redesigned 7-1/4″ Circular Saw (DWE575) at their Hollywood Studios Florida press event last week. This is being billed as one of the lightest circular saws in its class and will be offered with an Electric Brake and Kit Bag (DWE575SB). The DeWalt DWE575 circular saw is ideal for framers, concrete formers, general contractors and remodelers who are tasked with completing applications ranging from framing walls to cutting plywood, siding, exterior finishing and more.
Weighing only 8.8 pounds and measuring 7.2 inches in width, the DWE575 is definitely light for a circular saw. DeWalt specs the saw with its ambiguous 1,950 Max Watts Out (MWO) rating as well as 5,100 RPM. An integrated dust blower cleans the user’s line of sight before cutting and high quality gears deliver smooth cutting and high quality performance. The saw also features an impressive and unusual 57-degree bevel capacity, with 22.5- and 45-degree detents. The DeWalt DWE575 has a 2-9/16″ depth of cut capacity, too, so it’s perfect for moving through most dimensional lumber, even when beveled.
“As technology improves, contractors are constantly looking for tools that offer more power in a smaller package. When it comes to circular saws in particular, our field research proves that professionals are also looking for a saw that delivers balance, comfort and smoothness of cut. Throughout the development of our new saws, we kept these requirements in mind to design the products that contractors have requested.”
– Ivonne Meza, product manager, DeWalt
DeWalt also innovated a new ToughCord cord system which provides three times more resistance to cord pullouts when compared to standard circular saws. This saw is actually built to be handled by its cord. Additionally, a ball bearing lower guard and heavy-duty aluminum shoe, help make the saw worksite tough. For comfort and balance, the new circular saw features the expected, but welcome, ergonomic handles and safety-free trigger actuation.
The kitted version of the saw (DWE575SB) features an electric brake that allows for the saw blade to stop after two to three seconds from the time the trigger is released, providing additional safety. This feature also allows users to start repetitive cuts faster.
The DWE575 and DWE575SB will be available in the second half of 2012 at home centers and through the independent channel. The DWE575 is expected to retail for approximately $129, and the DWE575SB is expected to retail for roughly $139. The circular saws will each come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.