Lightweight Circular Saw - 7 1/4" - 15 A

The DWE575 Dewalt circular saw is one of the lightest in its class at 8.8 pounds. With its 15-amp motor, powerful enough for even the toughest applications, and its anti-snag ball bearing lower guard providing smooth guard operation and long life in harsh environments, this lightweight saw is ideal for slicing through lumber and hardwood. A tough cord provides longer durability against cord pull outs while an integrated dust blower function cleans the line of sight during cutting. The DWE575 Dewalt circular saw is equipped with a durable high-grade aluminium smooth base for accurate cuts. It comes with a three-year limited warranty.

Cutting Capacity :2 9/16"
Angle :57°
Amperage :15 A
Revolutions per Minute :5,200
Bevel Stop :22.5° and 45°
Blade Size :7 1/4"
Included :Carbide tipped 7 1/4" blade, blade wrench
Warranty :3-years limited
Bevel Capacity :57°
Power Source :Electric

Can it be used to cut concrete with a diamond blade?

Asked by: HenryL
Answered by: Jangir
Date published: 2018-06-24
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Lightweight Circular Saw - 7 1/4" - 15 A is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Saw Ran out and purchased this DeWalt circular saw to replace an old Craftsman saw that I'd had about 20 years. Craftsman not being what it used to be, I usually buy DeWalt as replacements. This saw seems as good, maybe a little less power but the biggest issue I have with virtually all new circular saws is the fact that the motor sits so low you can't use a speed square to cut a 90, you have to use a framing square if you need a near perfect cut, which is a hassle. The saw won't pass over the upturn of a speed square so unless you're ambidextrous, have extra appendages and/or are polydactyl, enjoy trying to cut a square edge with these new saws.
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from MISALIGNED PLATE - 2nd one works great Bought this saw and took it home, clamped a straight edge to a piece of plywood to test cut before using and after about 6 inches the saw would become very hard to push and blade would start burning the wood and until it would become impossible to push. Measured distance from each edge of the blade to edge of the base plate and saw/motor was not aligned with the base plate. You could not use it to cut a line along a straight edge. Returned saw and the blade it ruined for the same model and second one was square and cuts perfect. Just make sure you test it prior to using. Was very tempted to replace with another brand... [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from extremely nice circular saw After replacing all my old Craftsman power tools with Dewalt, I had one more item on my list, which was the circular saw. Things are made so much nicer now and Dewalts quality speaks for itself. I use this circular saw for cutting down larger sheets of plywood for a variety of my woodworking projects. I did however, replace the blade with a Freud Diablo blade after reading many great reviews on the internet. The saw, along with the blade, cuts like butta! I combined this saw with the Kreg Rip Cut to make the cutting of plywood super easy. I would definitely recommend this saw.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Great Quality! My wife bought this for me for a Christmas gift. I was very happy with the features, such as, paddle locks on adjustments, detents for the popular angle settings, spindle lock for blade changes, rubber chord support to prevent chord wear at the body and the solid base that has square edges right to the bottom for using straight edges that are thin. My old saw was a stamped metal base that was rounded on the corners and after getting accidentally bent was impossible to true back up to the blade and flatten. This solid plate style base and cast angle setting bracket is a much more solid and accurate construction. Nice design and quality.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dewalt - Do I need to say more? I have a Skill saw that is fine but I could never cut well with it. The cut never comes close to lining up with the guide. Its old but has served its purpose. Then I saw this new lightweight Dewalt saw. I happen to also have received a discount coupon in the mail from Lowes - couldn't turn it down. I recently bought a Dewalt power screwdriver and it is amazing! This saw cuts extremely well. The guides are right on! It actually does have electric braking but not instant. The blade wrench snaps in the back near the cord and works as expected. The saw runs very smooth and is lightweight as advertised. I too wish it had come with a 24 tooth blade but since they are only $10 I bought one for it (Dewalt of course). Oh my, does it make a nice cut. I am very glad I bought this saw. Next up for Dewalt replacement is my combination miter saw...
Date published: 2012-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great saw in every way, but... I just purchased this and after making several cuts I realized the base plate is not parallel to the blade.. Could there be an adjustment that I'm missing?? I searched the manual and online, and to the best of my knowledge there is no way to correct this misalignment. It cuts beautifully like a hot knife through butter, but this is a disappointing flaw.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase I bought this Dewalt Saw for my son-in-law for Christmas because I had previously bought my self one years ago and it is still running like new, I use it in my construction business and love the ease of adjustments, the straight true cutting ability and the lightweight handling. I would highly recommend spending the extra dollars for this saw verses the other cheaper brands because I have tried them all and this is the best one I have ever purchased.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw OK. A little background on what I do. I am not just an average DIY'er or homeowner. I am a construction professional by trade and I do this for a living. It supports my family and I and is not just a hobby. I have used hundreds of circular saws over the past 20 years and so far this saw and the Makita 5007MG are hands down better than any other saw on the market. I lost faith in Dewalt after the DWS780 but only re-gained faith in their saws (except for sliding miter saws) and drills after their DWD210G drill and this saw have both impressed me. WEIGHT: This saw weighs just 8.8 pounds-force at sea level. It is the lightest professional-grade circular saw on the market. Yes, some 7-1/4" saws weigh less but they are not professional-grade. ACCURACY: I have never purchased any piece of equipment that didn't require final adjustments. The factory settings are usually quite good out of the box. However, if you have to turn out superior work, each tool will require setup and adjustments over time. Taking the time to go through the process provides you with knowledge of how to make the adjustments. It also allows you to understand when something is not right. The manual is well-written and relatively easy to understand. I used a 4x4 pine beam to check/adjust the bevel. I found that by adjusting the indicator out of the box it is easier to achieve a more accurate and repeatable angle adjustment. POWER: This saw is 2.6 horsepower. It has a very high power-to-weight ratio, but lower than that of the Makita 5007MG or the Milwaukee 6390. I personally think that Dewalt could have made this saw 2100 watts, or 2.8 horsepower by adding some more rotor/stator laminations. SPEED: This saw has 5200 RPM no-load blade speed (NOT MOTOR SPEED!!), which is more than adequate for general construction work. However, I think that along with a bigger motor, they could have increased the blade speed to 5600 RPM. This also increases cut capacity as the gear on the motor shaft would be slightly bigger, pushing the blade shaft slightly downward. CUTTING HEIGHT: This saw will cut 2-9/16" deep at 90 degrees, which is the deepest out of any corded 7-1/4 inch circular saw on the market. This is great because we often cut I-joists that are 2-1/2 inches thick and using our 5007F saws we always had 1/8" that was left un-cut. SAFETY SWITCHES: This saw does NOT have a safety switch, meaning you pull the trigger and away it goes. Professional users will appreciate it. Homeowners and DIY'ers will want to unplug it if they have little hands around. SHOE: The shoes on five of the six DWE575's I received were perfectly flat. The shoe is extruded aluminium and will not bend easily if subjected to a drop. Cheap circular saws use stamped steel, which distorts over time and adversely affects the performance of such a saw. GUARD: The blade guards on some saws (like the 5007F) snag whenever you try to make any kind of bevel, miter, or compound cut. This saw had a nice guard that never snags on anything. Conclusion: This saw is by far the best circular saw that weighs (at sea level) less than 10 pounds-force. I learned a lot about reading the various reviews, especially the writers who complained about things that are not really part of the saw. 90% favorable reviews to 10% critical reviews only proves you can't make everyone happy. If you need or want this saw, buy this one.
Date published: 2015-10-27
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