Dewalt Table Saws? #1: DEWALT DW745 10 in. 15 Amp Compact Job Site Table Saw

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Blog entry by WoodShopGirl5 posted 06-28-2011 06:05 AM 7682 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ive been doing woodworking for almost 3 years now in high school. Ive made a variety of quality projects like chessboards, boxes with cedar lining, clocks. I want to buy a table saw to use at home, but I dont want to spend a lot. I want it to be of decent quality though to do precise cuts. Im looking in a price range of $200-$450. Im thinking about this DEWALT DW745 10” Compact Job Site Table Saw. Its about $370. Would this be worth buying? Is it good quality??

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 06:33 AM

As a professional contractor I can vouch for the DeWalt jobsite table saws. The rack and pinion fence is one of my favorite features.

The DW475 has quite a limited cut capacity at 16” but I am sure you are aware of this. If this fits your needs I am sure you will be satisfied with it.

I use the bigger model and tote it around in my work truck and it has served me well for over 10 years. A good blade makes all the difference in cut performance. But I am sure that I am preaching to the choir since you probably already know that;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 06:46 AM

Check out that DeWalt table saw right out front on a typical jobsite setup:)

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-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 11:13 AM

This is an excellent saw! I had one and sold it 2 yrs later for nearly what I paid for it.
Some days I wish I still had it.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 01:13 PM

I have it at work and use it everyday. We caught it on sale at HD, for 329 which usually sells for 369, but has no stand (think we got one on amazon for like 75). The Lowe’s version is 499, but includes the stand. Either way there are always coupons out there so never pay full price. I am going to be in the market for a personal TS in the next few months and while I love this Dewalt as well as the Bosch, I keep going back to the Porter Cable that Lowe’s has for 299 (but with coupon can get down to about 250). It has good reviews so you might want to check that one out, but yes the DW475 is a great saw with an amazing fence system

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 04:31 PM

I use an old Elu TGS173, which I believe the design for the de-walt 743 flip saw is based on, and can thoroughly recommend it as a good all rounder. Cant see why the 745 tablesaw shouldn’t be of similar quality.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 06-29-2011 03:39 PM


My jobsite dewalt TS is incredible. It’s all about the fence and 24” capacity.
Also, The dewalt’s table insert…plate, thing has a smaller blade opening, and it locks.

It’s smaller than the Bosch and the Rigid and has a stronger plastic body. So easy to carry thru doors.

I wasn’t crazy about the stand when I got it (looked flimsy) but it works perfect and is all you need on a jobsite.

I cringed when I wrote the 500.00 check 6 years ago, but never regretted it.
like the 230.00 delta TS… I ended up giving away.

You get what you pay for – rule no.# 1

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