Review: DeWalt DW745 Compact Table Saw (10″) with 16″ Max Rip Capacity

The DeWalt DW745 Compact Table Saw is amazingly compact and packs a lot of punch out of the box. This saw only weighs 45 pounds and can be easily ported around the job site or at home. I don’t know about you, but I like to be able to move tools around without much effort. This is a very rock solid saw, it feels like one big solid part. That is a good thing.

DeWalt DW745 Table SawHow big of a cut can you make with this saw? The fence on this table saw allows for a 16 inch rip capacity, plenty of room to rip full sheets of wood or other materials. It’s easily adjustable as well, making it flexible when it needs to be.

Read on for more details about this fantastic portable saw.

This table saw has rack and pinion fence rails, which is an interesting approach. But it works, and the sliding motion is smooth and snappy. It really is a pleasure to use and make adjustments.

What else makes this saw such a useful tool?

  • A sturdy base, it can hold it’s own
  • A coated cutting table surface that helps reduce friction, making cutting easier
  • Adjustments can be made quickly

And this is also a powerful saw. The DeWalt DW745 table saw has a 15 amp motor and can deliver a no-load speed of 3,850 rpm. That will cut through pretty much anything that fits the height of the blade and the width of the cutting area.

DeWalt DW745 table sawThe blade out of the box is also pretty solid, and cuts better than you would maybe expect a stock blade to cut. This is a nice plus. What types of cutting depths can this saw do?

  • A cutting depth of 3 1/8″ at 90 degrees
  • A cutting depth of 2 1/4″ at 45 degrees

This saw has helped out immensely during a lot of recent home remodeling that included a lot of trim work and similar types of stuff. The cutting efficiency and portability helped to speed things along quite well.

Stands For This Saw

Of course, you may have seen that this table saw can be attached to stand. There are a couple different stands that can be used with this table saw, the most common being the simple four legged metal stand that attaches to the saw via four bolts. There is another option in the rolling table saw stand.

DEWALT DW7450  Table Saw Stand for DW745 DEWALT DW7440RS  Rolling Saw Stand

The one on the left is made specifically for the DW745 Table Saw, but the one on the right can be used for many different models of saws and some other tools as well. Many people who own the rolling saw stand really rave about it. And the standard stand would be a fine choice as well as it’s very stable and easy to port around with the saw.

Buying the DeWalt DW745 Compact Table Saw

We took a look around at some prices, and it seems Amazon usually has the best price on this model and it’s accessories.

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