Dewalt 745 Table Saw Review 2017

DEWALT DW745 review

This is my review of the Dewalt 745 10-Inch Table Saw and for me the best portable one on the market today. I own this one myself and have to say I just wouldn’t buy anything else. Let me begin my review by advising you that this one is suitable for professionals, contractors or very keen DIY amateurs, who do a lot of work with a saw.

The reason I say that upfront is that this one carries a purchase price of around $300 so it is not cheap. That said it is the highest quality that you can get, and is certainly a great investment. I am always very careful when I do reviews and I would never recommend anything that I don’t use myself and am very satisfied with it. This one is a product that I love and have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

Before I buy any product and especially an expensive one, I will do a lot of detailed research because I want it to be the best one that I can buy for the money that I am willing to spend.

DEWALT DW745

You can see from the image above that right off  the bat this one just looks good. It is always nice to own a great looking product.

However on its own that would never be enough for me. It is the power and the range of cutting capability that makes this one pretty special.

Have a look just below and you will see a good video that shows this Dewalt in action.

Good Video Review of the DW745

Have a look at this video as it does a good review of the key features and benefits of this table saw.

Key Features Worth Knowing

If you need a portable saw then it needs to have two important elements which are:

  1. Has to be light enough to carry around
  2. Has to be compact and easy to store

In the video you can see the guy popping this off the stand and lifting it up with some ease. The reason for this is that it weighs around 45 pounds (Just over 3 stones) That means it is solid but not so heavy that it can’t be lifted and moved around. I am not saying you would want to take it a long distance, but from a van or lorry to a job site, will not be a huge problem for anyone.

Likewise this is easy to store and will sit in your garage, shed or van without taking up a great deal of room. It measures 26.5 x 25.8 x 13.9 inches so you can see how that will not take up a lot of room.

The Fence

The rip capacity is 20″. This fence is on a rack and pinion for simple, fast and easy adjustment. It also means there is no shifts or movement so accuracy is guaranteed.

  • Maximum ripping capacity right = 410 mm
  • Maximum ripping capacity left = 315 mm
  • Maximum depth of cut at 90 degrees = 77 mm
  • Maximum depth of cut at 45 degrees = 57 mm

Accurate Fast Cutting

If this was just a fast cut, then I would be happy enough with that. It is the accuracy of this that really makes it so good. If you watched the video, you can see that this one is set up to be as accurate as possible. It is easy to adjust and fine tune this saw to do even really fine cuts or bevels, should you need to do those.

Power

When you hit the button on this one you instantly sense the power of the 15 ampere motor and it quickly gets up to 3,850 revs per minute. The blade is a 10″ one and that is the perfect size for this table saw.

Folding Stand

This product comes with a portable free stand to help set it up wherever you happen to be.

Tool Free Adjustments

You can make all the adjustments that you will ever need and never need a spanner, screwdriver or any other tool for that. That alone is convenient and a real time saver.

Dewalt DW745 Actual Buyer Reviews

You already have my assurance that this is indeed a great table saw. It is always worthwhile getting a second and even a third opinion. One place I always check for good honest reviews is at Amazon. People buy plenty of products there and some of them then take the time to leave reviews with really good content.

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When I checked Amazon for the Dewalt DW415 at that time there were over 400 reviews who rated this product at 4.6 out of 5 stars and clearly made this a best seller. It really is hard to argue with those types of facts.

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Here are just a couple of snippets from these buyers:

Precision cutting.
ByTessei Banon March 16, 2015
Color Name: NAVerified Purchase
My first table saw… I was so shocked how precise and clean it can cut. I use this to cut very small pieces of acrylic and line the blade up to cut 1mm sometimes and it actually does it perfectly. You don’t even need a router which is great. I purchased a upgraded blade but this table saw is worth every penny. Thank you Dewalt.

Accuracy and precision are amazing!!
ByMichael J.C. Murphyon February 27, 2015
Color Name: NAVerified Purchase
Accuracy and precision are amazing!!! For the money, an unbeatable table saw. Get the stand too. They’re perfect. I hang both the saw and stand on the wall and they take up almost no space in my shop. Do yourself a favor and DON’T get a table saw without a rack and pinion fence. The time it saves and accuracy it produces are truly amazing!!!!!!!!

Summary & Our Verdict

We have created a top 10 list of the best table saws available which you can view by clicking here. This one is right at the top and should give you an idea just how good this one is. You do not have to take just my word for this one as you can see from the summary of reviews above. If you are hesitating then there is no need. This saw does a cracking job and is easy to set up and use again and again. With the Dewalt DW745 you really are buying a superior product that will last for many years.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun