I have found the rip fence gauge to be spot on accurate. But overall I'm really pleased with this saw. For the money this is an outstanding value. Had it more than a year still going strong and cuts great. This is a well-designed and functional machine.
DEWALT DW745S Features & Specs
22 kg unit weight and optimized footprint make this the most portable saw in its Class. Shoe bevels 0° to 45° for beveled cuts
15 amp motor quickly rips through hardwoods with ease
Powerful 1850 watt motor for high performance in all applications (1300 watts 110 version for UK only)
Fence system provides 610 mm of Rip capacity in a portable design for cutting large sheet materials to size
Lightweight; folds flat for easy handling, storage, and transport.No Load Speed:3,850 rpm
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DEWALT DW745S Final Thoughts
"So far so good."
You can do this on your own no problems. The fence is good but not great as others have noted. The motor has more than enough power for my needs. Cast iron table is very nice and heavy and solid. The block isn't mentioned in the assembly instructions.