DeWalt Quality With a Coupe of Quirks
Just recently became the proud owner of a new DeWalt DCS7485N-XJ 54V XR FlexVolt Table Saw and overall I'm pretty happy with it. With a couple of relatively minor exceptions though I can't give it quite 5 stars, maybe I was expecting just a bit too much from DeWalt given their usual high standard of quality going by others' experiences.
I bought his as an unneeded gift, still new in the box, which was supplied with a single battery and a charger. So it was much cheaper than buying it in kit form, which comes with two batteries. And fortunat...ely I got it cheaper than buying it as "Skin only" and then having to buy a battery and charger separately. The blade, straight out of the box was nice and square so I didn't need to adjust that :) The fence however, was a different story. It needed a slight adjustment to make it square parallel to the blade, which was easy enough to adjust, and something that's covered in the manual. But vertically, that was a whole different matter. I ran a bit of wood through it, and checked it with a square and could see the edge was not perpendicular to the face of the timber. I checked the fence with a digital inclinometer and it was leaning in toward the blade by 0.2 deg, enough to make a difference when you're after precision, and it was quite clearly visible too :P
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