It’s no secret that Dewalt make great power tools. I not only have their saws but cordless drills and impact drivers as well. They really nailed it with the DWE7491RS and made yet another quality product. Lets break down the features of this table saw and what you need to know about it before buying.
Features of the Dewalt DWE 7491RS
Size: This saw comes in at 26 x 22 inches making it a good size for most jobs. The powerful 15 amp motor can slice through wood like butter and is built with quality parts. If cutting at a 90 degree angle the Dewalt can make cuts at 3-1/8 inches. If at a 45 degree angle it can make cuts at 2-1/4 inches.
Portability: Are you a contractor on the move? If so you will like that this saw can be transported around with the rolling stand. It only weighs 110 pounds too so it can be rolled quite easily from different parts of the job site. Then when finished it can be picked up and chucked in the back of the pickup.
Safety: One highlight of this table saw is the quality rack and pinion fence. We all know it’s dangerous to have a crappy pinion fence. You don’t have to worry about that with this saw as it has to have the sturdiest one on the market. It can even be locked and unlocked with just one hand to make any necessary adjustments!
On the subject of safety the Dewalt has an awesome power loss reset feature. Say for example someone kicks out the extension cord on the job site, or there’s a power outage. The saw will shut off automatically and not come back on when the power comes back. In order to be turned back on you have to press the green “on” button that is covered by a safety flip cover. The cover is a great addition if kids will be anywhere in the area.
Specs: Ripping large boards on this unit is like nothing else. It has a 32- 1/2 inch rip capacity! That should be good for some pretty big jobs and you can rest easy because this saw has a rail extension to stop the board from breaking or tipping over the saw which would be a disaster.
Dust is another common problem that we all hate when doing some woodworking. The DWE 7491RS features a 2- 1/2 inch dust port at the back and another 1- 1/2 inch port on top of the blade. This is great for giving the lungs a break, as they tend to take a beating in this line of work.
- Highly portable
- Large rip capacity
- Great auto shutoff safety feature
- Solid dust port
- Not many unless the price is too high
The Bottom Line
The bottom line here is that Dewalt makes quality table saws and this one is no different. It’s built to last and has everything a handyman or contractor can ask for. I would definitely recommend it. More table saw reviews await on the homepage if you want something else.