When it comes to cutting tools such as miter saws and table saw, Dewalt has done a fantastic job at creating a tool that performs. The DW745S is not different. Powerful and reasonably priced, it makes a great solution for those portable job site table saws.
A table saw is one of the must-have power tools on the job site. Whether you are cutting a piece of plywood or a filler for a cabinet, a table saw can make a nice, clean, straight cut. While cordless table saws are hitting the market, the corded table saws are still king for those who are cutting thick wood, hardwood or just having a production line. So speaking of corded table saws, let's take a look at the Dewalt Table Saw Review.
Dewalt Table Saw Review Overview
Dewalt has been in the market of producing portable table saws for a long time. In fact, this table saw we are taking a look at today has been on the market for a while. It's true, tried and people love this saw. Powerful and portable, what carpenter wouldn't want that in their table saw?
Dewalt Table Saw Review Features
The Dewalt table saw model DW745S is designed around a 15 amp motor which makes it perfect for hardwood and treated lumber. The motor rotates at 3,850 rpm.
The saw does come with a stand but it's not my favorite. I love Dewalt's older stand where the saw can easily be locked and removed from the stand making it easier to take in and out of your truck. Either way, not a bad stand.
As with other table saws, the bevel is controlled from the front and can be set up to a 45-degree bevel.
The Dewalt uses a 10″ blade and gives it a rip capacity of up to 3-1/8″ at a 90 degree and 2-1/4″ at 45 degrees.
To power up or down the unit, there is a large pull button to turn on the saw. To turn off the saw, you press down on the button. So if you are dealing with a large piece of plywood, you can bump it with your knee to turn it off (Not recommended).
One of the best features is the Rack and Pinion system This system makes the fence stay true. Even if you are putting pressure on the fence when making a cut, it still stayed straight. The saw has a 12″ to the left and a 16″ on the right.
On the right side, you can lock and unlock the fence to slide it to your desired width.
All tools and accessories have a place located on the saw for storage during transportation or when not in use.
Taking off the metal throat plate is like other table saws. Just turn the black knob and you can pull it off. The blade guard system is very easy to put on.
The push stick is located on the back side of the fence so if you do need to access it during a cut, it's very close and you don't have to reach below the table to access the stick.
Dewalt Table Saw Review Performance
The first thing when using this saw that I noticed was the fence system. I love the Rack and Pinion system. It locks the front and back of the fence securely. So I found myself just making one measurement instead of having to measure the front of the blade and back of the blade to make sure my cut is true.
I also love the power. We used this to build our miter station and easily ripped 3/4″ plywood for the tops. We also ran some 2×8 and 2×10 through the saw. While the blade was sharp, it never had any issue keeping up with our work.
For the rest of the saw, it's pretty much what you would expect. Easy to access storage items like the wrench, opening up the throat plate and more.
Dewalt Table Saw Review Value
The table saw retails for about $300 at The Home Depot. You can find saws for cheaper, but they aren't the best solution for the job site. When you take into account a table saw for the job site, most of them are well above the $300 mark. So this is a good value.
Dewalt Table Saw Review Final Thoughts
I have always been a fan of Dewalt table saws. I love the fence and Rack and Pinion system. This allows for true straight cuts. If you are looking for a table saw with a good stand, I would look somewhere else as this stand isn't much. If you want a table saw that performs for the job site, this is the saw to own. Powerful and great value.