DEWALT DW745 Compact Job-Site Table Saw Review
If you are on the lookout for a table saw that makes hard work seem simple, look no further than the DEWALT DW745. This table saw review offers you an honest insight about the device. This saw simple rips through any material with ease, so you will be able to cut hardwood and shelving like a hot knife cuts through butter. This gadget boasts of numerous features such as metal roll cage, adjustable fences, and a powerful motor to boot.
Ideal for pros and DIY enthusiasts
This tool is ideal for both the professionals and the do it yourself enthusiasts. It boasts of a versatile design, ability to provide quick cuts accurately, and has a high performance 15amp motor. This gadget ships with everything required to start the job immediately such as a push stick, blade guards, miter gauge, and a 24 tooth carbide blade. Relocating this gadget from one site to the other is simple, as it weighs only 45 pounds.
Top DW745 Questions
Q: Is it unsuitable for cutting wood laminate flooring?
A: This is the perfect tool for this purpose.
Q: Can this rip 2x6x10 lumber into 1x6x10
A: Sure can. You might want to purchase a lumber roller stand to assistant in ripping a piece of wood this length safely.
Q: Does the bundle include a blade?
A: Yes, a blade is included.
My take on this saw
This awesome device has the ability to rip consistently straight cuts. Its high torque 15amp motor allows it to take on the most difficult tasks without complaining. The included 10″ blade effortlessly cut through hardwood and pressure treated timber. Boasting of a blade spinning at 3,850 rotations per minute allows for a quick and clean cut in all situations. The saw has the ability to provide different types of cut depths such as 2.25″ at 45º as well as 3/18″ at 90º. A table saw should be able to make adjustments and this gadget does not disappoint on this count.
It permits you to effortlessly make smooth, fast, and accurate fence adjustments. The icing on the cake is that one does not require extra tools for making those adjustments. Instead of adding a plastic roll cage, the manufacturer sensibly added a metal roll cage, which offers additional durability than plastic. This is unique as most compact table saws of this size typically contain plastic cages. It is also possible to connect this gadget to the Shop-Vac through a 2.5″ dust collection port for a cleaner working environment.
• 10″, 24 tooth carbide blades
• Push stick
• Blade guard
Who can use this saw?
With its portability and its small footprint along with its ability to perform extremely accurate cuts, plus its powerful motor & performance makes this saw ideal for professionals as well as for do it yourself aficionados. It is excellent for small jobs too that require on site ripping, Its solid performance combined with its capability to work with lots of different applications is sure to make the life of the professional carpenter easier. It is good for the DIY enthusiasts as they can use it in their home without worrying about sawdust flying all over the room, thanks to the dust collection port. If you are looking for a saw that provides all round performance and do not mind using a gadget that is unable to use dado blades, then this is the ideal saw for you. Powerful and convenient, it offers you great value for money.
What I did not like about this saw:
How does this table saw compare to other table saws?
Dewalt dw745 vs Bosch gts1031: The Dewalt weighs only 45 pounds, whereas the Bosch tips the scales at nearly 65 pounds. Bosch is renowned the world over for the quality of its tools. However, this particular model did not live up to expectations. It also requires frequent adjustments, which is a hindrance when working on a precision job where even slight loss of focus can spoil the job. The warranty offered by Bosch is much less than that offered by Dewalt.
Dewalt dw745 vs Ridgid r4516:
Once again, Dewalt is the hands down winner when it comes to weight, as the Ridgid r4516 weight an additional 18 pounds. However, the Ridgid scores over the Dewalt as it has a sturdy steel base. I would have given equal score to both units in the dust collection segment but had to deduct points, as the dust collection unit of the Dewalt is not properly designed. Both units are equally impressive in the maintenance section as both are easy to maintain. Dewalt easily is the winner because of its comprehensive 3 years warranty.
Dewalt dw745 vs Makita 2704:
The manufacturers have discontinued production of the Makita 2704, hence it would not be fair to compare a table saw not available on the market. However, at $889, the Makita 2704 costs much more than the Dewalt. At 76.9 pounds it is also heavier than the latter. The Makita also fared poorly in the warranty sector. While Dewalt offers a whopping 3 years warranty, Makita offers only 13 months.
What do users say about the Dewalt DW745
It does not matter whether you are a do it yourself enthusiast or a professional carpenter, the Dewalt DW745 is suitable for both. It scores ahead of similar saws because of its portability and its capability of tackling all types of materials without complaining. Professional carpenters know the headache involved in clearing sawdust from the worksite once the job is over. This is another sector where the Dewalt scores over the competitors as it ships with a dust collection port that gathers the dust, eliminating the task of vacuuming the area once the job is done. Buy this table saw today. You can rest assured that it will not disappoint you.