DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw Review
Choosing a table saw is a huge deal for woodworkers. Whether it is the first table saw they have ever purchased or the last one that they ever want to purchase; choosing a bad one could immediately become a waste of good money. For that reason, DEWALT strives to make quality table saws that can do anything you want to do regardless of whether you are a new woodworker or an experienced carpenter. This saw seems to be a great choice, but is it really what you want? Will it do all that you need for it to do? Read on for our full DEWALT 10-inch compact job-site table saw review to find out.
Features of the DEWALT Job-Site Table Saw
This job site saw has a 20-inch max rip capacity to ensure that it can do everything you need for it to do both in your shop and on the job. It also has a cast table top design to ensure your cuts are accurate and as precise as you need them to be.
It is a portable saw, at 22 kg (45-pounds) and it has a steel roll cage to protect it from damage when you are transporting it to and from your work site. It is also resistant to impacts for those times when things may get a little crazy on the job. Another feature that ensures it is portable is the fact that it has onboard storage for the push stick and guarding components.
It uses a rack and pinion fence system and has a front and rear fence lock. It also ensures accuracy by providing clear scales. The fence system provides a total of 610mm rip capacity, which further shows that it can handle large sheets of material and cut it down to the size you want for it to be.
It is rated at 120v. It has a powerful 15 amp high-torque 1850-watt motor that ensures high-performance at all times. This means that its no-load speed is 3,850 rpm.
It allows quick, tool-free adjustments thanks to a Site-Pro modular guarding system. It also has a dust collection port for easy cleanup when your job is done. With your purchase, you get everything you need to get started working immediately. This includes a push stick, miter gauge, the blade guards, and a 10-in, 24-tooth carbide blade. This DEWALT saw also comes with a 3-year limited warranty. However, you also get a one-year free service agreement and a full 90-day money back guarantee if you are not completely happy with the saw.
There is an overload protection system to ensure that you can rely on it when sawing frozen, wet, or hardwoods. This gives you the freedom that you need when working with a variety of wood types and creating multiple types of projects on the job and in your own personal woodworking hobby shop.
It has a quick bevel lock with a large scale for easy, very accurate adjustments. Other settings include the fact that you can cut a maximum depth of 3-1/8 inches when cutting at 90 degrees and 2-1/4 inches at a 45-degree angle.
Buyer’s Feedback on this DEWALT Job Site Saw
This job site table saw has a very good 4.7-star rating from its owners. Most all owners say that it is the best saw that they could have ever hoped to find. They love using it when tackling DIY projects and there are several professional woodworkers who use it on the job site. There are people who say that it is not cabinet builder quality, but they feel that it is a very good contractor’s saw for the money that you have to pay to own it. The people who have purchased it say that it is a well-built saw and they have tested it to the max to ensure that it can do all that they need for it to do.
The biggest issue that most people have with it is the miter gauge. They say that it is too narrow and wobbles a little. However, those same users still give it a very high rating because this is an issue that is easy to work around. Some even suggest using tape to ensure a tighter fit. This saw is also missing a blade lock to set it at a specific height. Again, this is not a major problem for most people because the only thing it stops you from doing is cutting half way through a thick piece of wood. Most owners want a saw to cut away all of the wood and even those who are used to a cabinet saw do not miss the half cuts.
Our Opinion of the DEWALT Jobsite Saw
In our opinion, this is a wonderful tool for the general contractor and novice woodworker alike. It has the ability to make bevel cuts so that you can create decorative edges and it cuts at a very high rpm thanks to a powerful motor backing it. It is a very well-built, solid saw that will be virtually indestructible. This means that once you have it, you will be able to enjoy using it for many years to come. Even if there are a few glitches, most all of them are easily repaired and the 3-year warranty coverage is impressive since it protects you from anything that could be a defect from the manufacturer. We think it has earned its rating and like that even the negative thoughts that people express can be countered by a positive solution in nearly every case. In short, we like the way the DEWALT 10-inch compact job-site table saw looks, the way it performs, the portability it provides, and virtually all other aspects of it. We think you will also.
- Solid Built Saw
- 20” Max Rip
- Impressive Warranty
- Built-In Storage
- Safety Features
- Bevel Cuts Up to 45 Degrees
- Brand Name You Can Trust In
- Ideal for Novice Woodworkers
- Miter Gauge Wobbles
- No Blade Lock for Half Cuts