DeWalt DWE575 Lightweight Circular Saw
- Lightweight at 8.8 lbs
- Convenient onboard wrench storage
- Heavy-duty cord reinforcements
- Built-in dust blower to keep cut line clean
- Relatively expensive for a corded tool
- Quieter, but still loud
- Dust chute for vacuum sold separately
A solid circular saw can make or break a project. You’ll need one that’s powerful, accurate, and reliable. Does the DWE575 fit the bill?
- One of the lightest saws in its class at 8.8 lbs
- 15 amp motor, powerful enough for even the toughest applications
- 57° beveling capacity with stops at 45° and 22.5°
- 2 9/16″ Depth of cut capacity provides additional versatility of applications
- Anti-snag Ball bearing lower guard provides smooth guard operation and long life in harsh environments
- Toughcord provides longer durability against cord pull outs
- Integrated dust blower function cleans the line of sight during cutting
- Durable high grade Aluminum smooth base for accurate cuts
- Clear line of sight aids in blade visibility from any angle
- On-board blade wrench storage allows for easy access to the wrench
This is my second circular saw, I decided to upgrade from my used Ryobi. I decided on this one because reviewers said it was lightweight but powerful, quiet for a circular saw, well-built, and I was happy with my other DeWalt tools. I’m glad I got this circular saw. It is quieter than my old Ryobi, but is still around 106 db based on my decibel test:
For comparison, my Ryobi measured around 115 db.
I decided to go with a corded model because I use circular saws rarely, and from what I’ve seen, a lot of cordless circular saws have a smaller blade (less cut capacity/need to get different-sized blades than I already had) and/or lack power. Recent models of cordless circular saws are pretty powerful, but since I don’t use it often, I didn’t want to pay more for cordless. For more information regarding the choice between corded vs. cordless, check out this page.
I use mine in combination with the DWE575DC dust port, which definitely cuts down on dust, but there is still a fair amount of dust. I do wish it was included with the saw and that it was more effective.
It seems to have plenty of power, I had no problem cutting through 1″ curly maple and padauk, nor 2×4″ studs in a single pass. As it’s designed to be lightweight, it may bog down in the hardest or thickest of materials.
Does Ted Approve?
Overall, I’m happy with this saw and I’m confident it will last a long time. However, for the price, I wish it included a dust port, laser, and/or LED.
Where To Buy
At the time of this writing, the cheapest option I found was around $99.
- Cordless: The DeWalt DCS565B 20V Max 6-1/2″ circular saw (around $160) looks good, but the blade is smaller. For a 7-1/4″ model, the DeWalt DCS573B FlexVolt 20V Max 7-1/4″ circular saw (around $175) looks good, but to use its full power you’ll have to shell out more for the larger FlexVolt batteries.
- Cheaper corded: the Ryobi CSB135L (around $60) looks good and has a laser guide integrated, which is a nice feature.