DeWalt DW745 Table Saw Review: 10 Inch Blade & Compact

The DeWalt DW745 is another product that is a very popular for the brand.  It’s a compact portable table saw with a 10-inch blade that is found in many a handyman’s workshop.  Keep reading to find out the pros and cons of this saw and if it’s worth your hard earned dollars…

DeWalt DW745 Features

This saw rips harder woods and lumber fairly easily, making it a top pick for many people.  It’s able to do this thanks to the fence, which snaps into place quickly and smoothly, allowing boards to slide over the top with no trouble. A 16-inch rip capacity makes it a good size for many people.

The roll cage base is composed of metal and is very strong unlike the plastic found on some saws. This is a feature that makes the life of this saw longer than some of the competition.

It even has a classic Site-Pro Modular Guarding System that is found on other DeWalt table saws.  This system enables the rip capacity to be extended up to 20 inches and setting up of the guarding components. The best part is you don’t need any tools for this.  A cut depth of 3-1/8 inches can be done at 90 degrees and a cut of 2 inches can be done at 45 degrees.

The blade is 10 inches and is powered by a 15 amp motor that runs at 3850 rpm and is equipped with all the power you need for getting through thick lumber as fast as possible.  It weighs 45 pounds and is highly convenient and portable.  There’s also a dust collection port in the back that will help out your lungs.  You can hook up the shop vac or an extraction system to help with the cleanup.

Pros

  • Solid construction
  • 3850 rpm motor is very strong
  • Good guarding system can be tweaked without tools
  • Pinion fence rail helps with accurate cuts
  • Storage system is attached

 

Cons

  • Some people report that the guard is a bit flimsy

Verdict

Overall the Dewalt DW745 will make an excellent addition to your garage and is definitely a top pick when it comes to the best table saws.  The construction and parts are high quality and built to last.  The motor is strong and the portability will help you when you need to move around to different locations.