DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw
While the DEWALT DW745 may present one or two user-challenges, it packs up nicely as a small, compact and powerful table saw for use at home and as a contracting tool. Compared to similar products on the market, it stands out as an excellent purchase.
PROS
Rip capacity
Portability
High-torque motor
CONS
Lash-back or back-lash
Slight flaw
Might ship with bad alignment
9.8
TOP

Are you in the market for a powerful, durable and consistent table saw that is not only portable but is designed for use just about anywhere? The DEWALT DW745 is an excellent choice. Weighing just 45 pounds, it’s easy to move around and set up for quick cutting jobs.

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The DEWALT DW745 Job-site table saw features among other things a modern site-pro Modular Guarding System that has an adjustable setup for use on specific cuts, and it combines a portable design with a 15-amp motor with a very effective 20-inch rip capacity. This DEWALT saw also comes with a push stick, meter gauge, blade guards, and a 24-tooth carbide blade that will get your project finished in no-time.

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Features

High performance

The inclusion of a high-torque motor (15-amp), the DEWALT table saw promises to deliver more power than you actually need for some of your tougher jobs such as cutting through hardwood. The 10-inch blade spins at 3,850 rpm (no-load speed) to give you quick, effective cuts regardless of the application.

Site-pro Modular Guarding System

By allowing the user tool-free adjustment, DEWALT offers significant versatility, making it possible to set up the saw for a variety of applications in very little time. The saw’s high rip capacity is made possible by DEWALT’s unique fence configuration – which enables the 20-inch rip – and pinion fence rails are also included to ease the adjustment process, all leading to a fast and smooth rack and pinion set up.

Aside from the powerful rip capacity, the saw also promises a cut depth of 3- 1/8 inches at a 90° angle, and 2-1/4 inches at a 45° angle. The surface of the table is also coated for better cut quality overall and lesser friction. To give it better durability and a sturdier setup, a metal roll cage base is included in place of the usual plastic bases.

Portability

One of the major selling points for the DEWALT table saw is the weight of the product, just 45 pounds. Reduced weight means that users can move it easily from the workshop to the worksite, and also included in the on-board storage design is easy access to the push stick and guarding components.

This table saw comes with a standard DEWALT warranty package; a three-year limited warranty, a one-year free service contract, and also a three-month money back guarantee.

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Evaluation

Each box includes:

  • DW745 10-inch table saw
  • Miter gauge
  • Push stick
  • 10-inch 24-tooth carbide blade
  • Blade guard

Pros

  • Rip capacity

The telescoping design is what makes it possible for the rails to move out, facilitating the higher rip capacity. It can be retracted for a smaller, compact design that is easy to transport.

  • Portability

The saw only weighs 45 pounds, which is a reasonable weight for when you have to move it from one worksite to another and back to the workshop. It snaps together very easily and the design and configuration also facilitate easy transportation due to a small, compact design.

  • High-torque motor

The 15 amp high-torque motor is made specifically for your tougher projects (such as cutting through pressure-treated lumber) and with a no-load speed of 3,850 rpm, users can expect great results for every application.

Cons

  • Lash-back or back-lash

The fence skews a little when you move it to the left because a connecting rod between the two gears flexes, resulting in some “slop” or “play” in the gears. But there is a workaround; just go past the mark or an inch to the left, and roll the knob back carefully right back to the mark – making sure not to overshoot.

  • Slight flaw

Some users have complained of the table, which in some instances hasn’t come out perfectly flat. While this doesn’t affect performance, it does make it a challenge to rip or crosscut accurately.

  • Might ship with bad alignment

This will make it impossible to cut a straight line. One solution is to fix it by shimming, or alternatively just have them replace it.

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Final Verdict

While the DEWALT DW745 may present one or two user-challenges, it packs up nicely as a small, compact and powerful table saw for use at home and as a contracting tool. Compared to similar products on the market, it stands out as an excellent purchase.