Top 9 Best DEWALT Table Saws

What Real People Are Saying About The DEWALT DW745

Great Saw--Love It!

Absolutely delighted with this saw! I had a great old Craftsman table saw for 20 years--solid as can be, but heavy as an anvil. If I had a barn or large workshop to store it in, I would have kept it. But we just have an ordinary garage and I had to store the heavy, cast-iron beast partially disassembled in an inconvenient spot. Which meant that I rarely bothered to pull it out and reassemble it. On most occasions when I really should have used it, I tended to make do with some less appropriate saw just to avoid the hassle. I finally "saw" the light, sold the old Craftsman and purchased the DW745. Although my tool-geek side preferred one of the larger, more powerful models (e.g. DW7480), I disciplined myself to purchase the model that realistically fits my actual needs--and has the small size and lighter weight objectively fit my situation. The rack and pinyon fence system is my favorite feature, but I like almost everything about it. My only complaint is how difficult access to the screws is to adjust the riving knife. However that is not often required. BTW, I built a small "break-down-able" stand for this saw so that it stands solidly at the exact height I prefer when I use it. It cost half the price of the "official" De Walt stand for this saw and is customized to my needs. Plus it was fun to use the saw to build its own stand!

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Fantastic
  • Drew - May 10, 2017

This is a great table saw. Have it sitting flush with my workbench so I can run full sheets through it. All of the parts are good quality and haven't had any malfunctions after 2 months of use. The ONLY complaint I have is there is no easy fitting you can get with a shop vac for dust collection. I understand this is a portable table saw, but come on. There's got to be an easier way to attach a hose to these dewalt products. And after researching I still haven't found an adapter that goes with it out of the box. Every solution I've seen is something custom made. Makes no sense to me.

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Dewalt DW745 vs. Ridgid R45161

Dewalt DW745(Yellow) vs. Ridgid R45161(Orange): I have never had nor used a table saw. So, I have no experience to judge what feature is important or what feature is no big deal. What I do have, is the reviews, others have taken the time to submit, thank you.

Attached pictures:
When comparing models, I copied the same pictures to both model's review, but for pictures only important to individual model, they are uploaded to that model only.

My APPLICATION:
As a beginner to woodworking I foresee myself to become a lite to average DIY user. I seek a table saw over a 7-1/4in circular saw, to cut 2x4s and small plywood pieces. I am considering a Rockwell Versacut for plywood ripping. But if I did pass on the 7-1/4in circular saw, how would I do say a 45 degrees edge cut to a 4'x4' plywood????

My TOP FEATURES:
Easy to setup, move, lift, and store. Less then $250

QUALITY:
BOTH saws seem equally very good and would be a good choice. I repeat BOTH saws are a good choice. BOTH have pluses ++ and minuses --. Actually a tough choice between the two. I tried to ask a woodworking friend, but all he could see was the Dewalt name. For that reason, as I compare the two, I will refer to them as Yellow vs Orange.

HANDLING:
Weight (out of box, without accessories attach):
Yellow @ 44 lbs
Orange @ 49 lbs
The Orange table saw has wheels and a handle to move. But with only 5 lbs difference, the Yellow saw was so much easier to grab, lift and move around the garage. As I try to foresee myself handling the saw from storing, to setup, and back to storage, the Yellow saw is the winner. For someone who needs to transport over long distance, I would recommend the Orange over the Yellow, due to its wheels.

For Size and Storage, see attached pictures.
Storing the DW745 on its side, will require a small (maybe 3/4inch) block of wood, on the frame, to prevent the sliding fence rails from being damage.

MITER GAUGE:
WOW, all the reviews are correct, the Yellow saw's miter is JUNK! Its hard to slide in its track. While the Orange has a very good miter. Orange's miter has a small wheel at the tip, which fits into a small notch, in the track, to give a smooth movement. Also the Orange miter has notches, that would be easy to mount a homemade extension. The Orange has great storage for the miter gauge, none for Yellow.

WIDTH CUT:
I moved the fences to the far edge, some may say an unsafe position. But they seem solid.
Yellow @ 24-1/2 inches (Box says 20 inches)
Orange @ 26 inches

FENCE:
Yellow: Like the many reviews say, the rack & pinion mechanism seems solid. I really like the locking & unlocking handle. But it is slow to move. Where as the Orange is fast to expand. The Yellow's fence has very thin black plastic at its edge. I would be concern if dropped, the edge would break. As mentioned by one reviewer, the Orange's fence rides along two small white molded plastic pieces, which over time could wear and induce error, however, for the amount of use, I would do, this would be a very long time.

PUSH STICK:
I liked how the stick is stored on the Yellow's fence. There is a place, on the right side of the Orange saw, to store a fence, but, you have to bend down, and align the stick, then twist it into place. I know, this is not a big deal, I am just trying to capture all the ++ & --.

BLADE HEIGHT/ANGLE ADJUSTMENT WHEEL:
I really like how easy the Yellow saw locks and unlocks the wheel. For the Orange saw, the locking mechanism is really stiff, and hard to lock & unlock. Note: The Orange's degrees scale was more accurate then the Yellow. Yellow's page 10, says I can adjust the scale. I used a digital meter gauge attached to the blade, to measure the angle .

DADO:
Yellow: no mention in the manual. However, on Amazon Questions & Answers for the DW745, users have listed a narrow dado that fits.
Orange: yes can do.

BLADES:
Yes both come with blades.

INSTRUCTION MANUAL:
Again, maybe no big deal, I think the Yellow's manual is easier to read, and has more details about operation. Maybe to much. All the little adjustments, here and there for this and that, hmmmmm, like page 6&7, adjust the riving knife for either "thru cut" or" non-thru cut".

PRICE: as of Dec 20, 2014 at Home Depot
Yellow $225
Orange $199

OUTFEED SUPPORT:
Nether has it. But Orange's copy saw sold by Sears & OSH (Craftsman 315.218280), does have it. Orange's does have the mounting screw holes for the assembly. Parts can be purchased at ereplacementparts.
Outfeed Assembly: 089110113704 @$45.32
Brackets: 089110113095 @$3.76 You need two
Screws: 410161010 @$3.88 You need four of M6x26mm Hex
Please re-check the part#s just to be sure

As for me, I plan to use an Adjustable Metal Legs Sawhorse, like the
Dewalt DWST11031 / Stanley 011031S (the same sawhorse) with a 1 inch PVC pipe in the sawhorse "V" groove. I may have to sand the PVC, to make it smooth enough to spin in the "V" groove. Or the weight of the wood passing over it, may cause the PVC to dig in, and tip over the sawhorse, time well tell.

I hope this write up and pictures has help someone. My choice the Dewalt DW745, for its ease to handle and store. But again, I have to say, BOTH would be a good choice for a compact table saw.

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clamp the wood to the table and raise the blade while the saw is turning but for smaller lengths the above works great!

If you are planning on using this as a miter then do yourself a favor and throw away the included miter gauge, buy a Incra MITERV27 Miter V27 Miter Gauge, get a one foot piece of 3/4" 1X3 oak board cut at your local big box store and use #14 3/4" sheet metal screws and washers to screw the board to the miter gauge (drill shallow pilot holes first) then run it through the saw on each side. Now you can use a couple of DEWALT 12 In. Large Trigger clamps to hold whatever your cutting. To trim the ends off longer lengths of wood it is easier (and safer) to lower the blade, clamp the wood to the table and raise the blade while the saw is turning but for smaller lengths the above works great!

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Perfect of the DIY'er

I would consider myself new to the woodworking scene and with the purchase of our first house, an amateur DIY'er. I tried to do some projects using just a miter saw and circular saw but when I tried rip cutting 1.5 inch wide lengths from a 2x6, I was frustrated with the inconsistency of the circular saw and it just didn't feel like the safest thing to do. When I was looking for a table saw, I didn't need something with a ton of power or huge but I wanted something that would be able to tackle all my at-home projects.

This saw definitely fits the bill. When I had it all set up, first I was a little disappointed at how small it was. But once I started playing around with it, I knew I made the right choice. It seems like the top is made from aluminum instead of the normal cast iron, which means you don't want to go slamming things down on it but it makes it light enough to easily pick up and move around. I really like that it comes with a push stick because it's something everyone using a table saw should have. The miter gauge seems kind of cheap but you're really better off building a sled for added control and safety.

This saw has handled everything I've thrown at it so far (2x6 pine, 3/4" plywood, etc) and has be a joy to use. I didn't even bother with the stock blade, I replaced it with this set: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005A1H7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and highly recommend those blades. I also purchased the Rolling saw stand: https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW7440RS-Rolling-Saw-Stand/dp/B0019VKEM8/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1491232908&sr=1-1&keywords=DEWALT+DW7440RS+Rolling+Saw+Stand. I'd give the stand 4/5 stars. The one I received has a wobbly wheel and despite this saw being sold in combo with the stand, the mounting holes on the saw are too small for the bolts that come with the stand. You can either drill out the holes to make them larger or I removed the rubber feet on the saw and those holes fit the stand. Despite the wobbly wheel, the combo is great for easily moving the saw around and storing it.

Overall, I highly recommend this saw to someone looking for something with a smaller footprint. It's powerful enough to tackle most jobs but small enough that it doesn't need a dedicated space in your garage.

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People's Choice

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2. DEWALT DWE7491RS Table Saw

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The DEWALT DW745 was really our preferred DEWALT Table Saws. Even so, there were a few other very premium DEWALT Table Saws we wanted to showcase here that barely missed first place.

DEWALT is an additional major manufacturer of Table Saws. They make the tool next on our list. DEWALT's Table Saws are among their premier products. I was ready to have a go at the model DWE7491RS and I was not let down!

This Table Saw is just $563.06. That is a terrific deal for a superior Table Saw like the DWE7491RS by DEWALT. The DEWALT DWE7491RS is really a sound option. Of you are not sure about our top selection, I'd advise to go with this Table Saw.

Full DEWALT DWE7491RS Review

DEWALT DWE7491RS Features

Features a 15.0A high torque motor with the power to cut pressure treated lumber and hardwoods

This product is manufactured in Mexico; Tool Weight: 90 pounds

This product meets customer requirement

No Load Speed:4800 rpm

Besides the option we covered already, I would definitely check out the DEWALT DW745S and the DEWALT DWE7480. Both DEWALT and DEWALT are known for their top quality Table Saws. both of these unique options enjoy exceptional customer ratings also. Customers awarded the DEWALT an rating on average of 4.4/5 stars. Compare that to the DEWALT DWE7480 that holds an average score of 4.6/5 stars.

The DEWALT DW745S has a few features you wont get on other similar Table Saws. One example is 22 kg unit weight and optimized footprint make this the most portable saw in its Class. Shoe bevels 0° to 45° for beveled cuts. The DEWALT DWE7480 although, is very competitive featuring EASY ADJUSTMENTS: Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate and even VARIETY OF CUTS: 24-1/2" of rip easily cuts a variety of larger shelving and trim materials.

I would be eager to endorse either of these DEWALT Table Saws

Honorable Mentions

If the DEWALT Table Saws above fail to cut it, we have several additional selections that might suit you better. We identified a number of fantastic Table Saws during our investigation. The Table Saws we graded above are the best of the best. Having said that, the Table Saws below offer a few unique features and are each top ranked DEWALT Table Saws.