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Dewalt's new WormDrive Circular Saw DWS535


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Looks like it's confirmed!

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DEWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, launches a new Worm Drive (DWS535) Circular Saw with user-driven innovations and field-proven durability enhancements, resulting in an improved jobsite solution for framers, concrete formers, and other professional circular saw users.

Featuring DEWALT's Toughcordâ„¢ cord retention and protection system, a sturdy magnesium shoe and rugged control levers and handles, the new Worm Drive Saw offers users the increased durability they demand on the jobsite. This model includes a true worm drive mechanism for longer life and higher torque. The new Worm Drive Saw also has a class-leading 53-degree bevel capacity with DEWALT's patented bevel detent system, enabling the user to set common cut angles quickly and accurately.

For even greater productivity, the DWS535 features an extra wide saw hook for modern engineered lumber up to 2 1/2" thick and a top-access spindle lock that is easy to actuate, engages immediately, and eliminates oil leaks. Additionally, the Worm Drive Saw has dual ports in the shoe to work with DEWALT's new DWS5100 Dual Port Rip Guide for accurate rip cuts up to a 14 1/2" capacity.

"The advanced features and durability enhancements of the DWS535 Worm Drive Circular Saw are a direct result of countless interviews with users and extensive field testing," said Jon Bigden, Product Manager for DEWALT. "We are confident that the DWS535 represents a major step forward for worm drive circular saws."

In addition to the DWS535, DEWALT will also be offering a model (DWS535T) that features a Twist Lock plug.

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I saw it on display at my local Lowes the other day. Looks like a Skil Mag77. I do like the larger truss hook, and the overall feel. I guess if your going after a specific market, make it look and feel a lot like the number 1 product out there. DewaltTV on Youtube posted a cool video on how the Dewalt Saw can remove that pesky diamond insert on the circ saw blades using the bevel adjusting lever.

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I know that it isn't really new anymore, but I just saw this thread.  I have the 535, and it is incredible.  Keep in mind that it is competing against a great saw (mag77), so the comparisons are not to say that the mag is bad, just that their weak points where improved in the DeWalt, while their good pionts where copied shamelessly.  For instance, the deck on the DeWalt is far superior, as anyone with a mag older than a couple of weeks can attest to the fact that all mag decks bend early and easily.  Second, look at your local Home Depot and find any replacement parts for circ. saws (besides blades).  You will only find one, and it is a replacement cord for the mag.  DeWalts new shock design for the cord provides far superior cord pull-out protection.  the other features are nice, but not critical.  Things like the better location for the arbor lock, as well as the 16 locking positions (as apposed to 2 on the mag) are just added bonus's to the saw.  Lastly, the DeWalt allows the blade to plunge deeper, allowing you to cut larger material in one pass.

As I said, the mag is a great saw, it just has not really been updated in 20+ years.  The DeWalt copied their good ideas, and modernized and improved on their weak ones.

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the saw looks nice.  is it front heavy like the bosch/skil saws? 

i like the older dewalt dw378.  you could easily pick it up and cut with one hand.  however those saws had a weak gear design and would wear out rather quickly. you had to tear apart the saw to lube the gears. 

i'd like to see dewalt come out with a redesigned dw378 with a lubricated gear design like the new dewalt above.

the saw above is geared towards the old schoolers in my opinion.  just too front heavy though.

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The DW535 is a warm drive, which is DeWalts first.  The other saw you are talking about is a hypoid, which is inherently lighter, but the gears are not as strong.  DeWalt does offer a number of direct drive circ. saws as well.

ok, hypoid.  that saw was a great design.  if dewalt could just make it last longer.

i dont care too much for the regular circular saws, unless the blade is on the left side.

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They still make the hypoid, but I not sure what changes have been made to the gearing.  I do know that a replacement gear set is pretty affordable though, and a piece of cake to replace.

dewalt.com says it is discontinued. 

i had like 4 or 5 dead hypoid saws, but threw them out a few years ago.

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huh, I wasn't aware that they discontinued it!  That must have happened recently with the launch of the 535.  Personally I would take the Dw535 over any saw on the market.  I have used Mag77's all my life, but the 535 beats it in every way, as well as being nearly 2 pounds lighter (though it is still heavy when compared to Hypoid or Direct drives).  The tourque and durability more than make up for the weight in my book.  Different strokes for different folks though.

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huh, I wasn't aware that they discontinued it!  That must have happened recently with the launch of the 535.  Personally I would take the Dw535 over any saw on the market.  I have used Mag77's all my life, but the 535 beats it in every way, as well as being nearly 2 pounds lighter (though it is still heavy when compared to Hypoid or Direct drives).  The tourque and durability more than make up for the weight in my book.  Different strokes for different folks though.

isnt the dws535 about the same weight as the mag77?  13.8 versus 14 pounds ?

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My interpretation of the two is;

Worm Drive gearing is made of a helical gear and a screw gear connection on a perpendicular axis. This type of gearing is created by a sliding action rather than a rolling action. This is supposed to create lower friction and better contact between teeth. Because of the tight fit, lubrication is a must. Overall a powerfull, long lasting gear driven system that will last a long time if the user changes oil as recommended.

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Hypoid gears are all to familiar in the automotive industry, and work very well. They consist of two helical gears connecting 90 degrees off center. Their is more friction and a loss of efficiency with this style of gearing. You do however achieve a better gearing ratio, allowing for faster speeds. Overall a good choice especially if you want to achieve higher RPM's.

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They still make the hypoid, but I not sure what changes have been made to the gearing.  I do know that a replacement gear set is pretty affordable though, and a piece of cake to replace.

dewalt.com says it is discontinued. 

i had like 4 or 5 dead hypoid saws, but threw them out a few years ago.

I was surprised to see that a replacement gear set is available and affordable.  I have not been able to find one and mine is toast.  I can find a replacement arbor which I assume has the gear on the end, but it's around $85, I can't find the other gear.  Where can we find replacement gears?

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It's currently available in Europe and it will go on sale in the US beginning of July.

See also this topic.

I already got 2 of these boxes and they are really tough.

Standing on top of them they don't give a crack. Not even when jumping.

I hope that my local lowes carries them... Because That would be purfect for my saw.....  I went yesterday to try and find something that would work but found nothing guess i will have to wait untill the first of july because i really like the the looks of the toughbox system..

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