DeWalt DW745 Table Saw Review: 10 Inch Compact

The DeWalt DW745 is another product that stands out from the rest.  It is a 10 inch compact portable table saw that will make a great addition to any contractor or handyman’s arsenal of tools.  Keep reading to find out the pros and cons of this saw and if its worth it for you to buy.

Features of the DeWalt DW745

dewalt dw745One of the features that makes this saw one of the most popular options on the market is that it is so easy to rip harder woods and lumber on it.  The reason for this is that the fence snaps into place easily and is accurate and very smooth to allow the lumber to slide right over.  The rip capacity is 16 inches which is a good size to cut a variety of material.

Solid construction is another aspect that is sure to please most people.  The roll cage base is metal and strong unlike the plastic found on other inferior models.  It also has the classic Site Pro Modular Guarding System common on DeWalt saws.  This allows the rip capacity to be extended to 20 inches and configuration of the guarding components without the need for tools.  A cut depth of 3-1/8 inches is possible at 90 degrees and a depth of 2 inches is possible at 45 degrees.

dewalt dw745 guard railThe 10 inch blade is powered by a strong 15 amp motor that runs at 3850 rpm and delivers all the power you need for slicing thick lumber fast and effectively.  The 45 pound weight makes the unit highly portable and convenient.  Its also easy to clear the dust out of the collection port in the back.  You can just hook up the shop vac or an extraction system for easy cleanup.

Pros

  • Solid metal construction
  • Powerful 3850 rpm motor
  • Versatile guarding system can be adjusted tool free
  • Accurate cuts with pinion fence rail
  • Attached storage system

Cons

  • Some reports of the guard being a bit flimsy but not many

Final Word

Overall the Dewalt DW745 is definitely worth the money and definitely a contender for the title of best table saw.  The construction and parts are built to last and high quality.  The powerful motor and portability will make it an excellent addition to your power tools.