I finally purchased my new table saw – the DeWalt DW745!
After owning a few table saws over the years, I sold them before we moved knowing that I was going to shop for a new one. I wanted a table saw that was portable and powerful since I wasn’t sure what my shop set up would be, and I wanted to be able to take it with me if I have projects in the field. I compared to Ridgid and Bosch, as well as the more expensive version (by $100) of this saw, the DWE7480 (which the biggest difference other than price is that it rips up to 24″ and is heavier – both not enough to justify it for me.)
Here’s my unboxing video.
Everything was awesome! I have already used it a few times and here is what I love…
- Not too heavy but very firm on the table, even when starting and during use.
- Rack and pinion fence rail system. This is a NO-BRAINER. To only have to dial the fence in square once and be able to slide it back and forth is amazing.
- The non-jump start. It turns on strong without a major jolt and is smooth.
- The blade and action out of the box was near perfect. I don’t need a new blade for a while.
- The cord is good material and strong.
- The feet are stable and grip well.
- The throat plate is well constructed and strong.
- The dust collection housing is metal and fits the hose connecter great.
- Plenty of power.
- The price!
This is a great saw. I am planning on building a Paulk Workbench and mounting this saw on the side so I didn’t need a stand and am going to have plenty of out feed table space.
DeWalt DW745 (no stand) – BUY HERE
DeWalt DW745 (w/ Stand) – BUY HERE
DeWalt DWE7480 (to compare) – BUY HERE
Bosch GTS1031 (to compare) – BUY HERE