Summary: Fully agree with all comments. This is light enough to carry around [not too far though - just from van to site] and packs up well for transportation. I bought the deWalt folding table/trolley to move it around and that makes it very portable over longer distances, as well as giving an ideal working height when you get there. It's handled everything I've thrown at it, including ripping v. thick stock. Expensive, but you really do get what you pay for.
Summary: I have only had this machine a week but it is so unbelievably accurate. I fitted a better quality blade (Royobi) which kills most of the noise. 100% accurate straight out of the box and if slight ajustments are needed they are easy to make. The riving knife is quick and easy to fit/remove and the fence has a clever sliding section to ease cutting wonky boards and stop them binding, The rack and pinion fence is a dream since it is secured at both ends.
DeWalt nailed the "Compact Job-site" table saw. DW 745
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 December 2010
Summary: First I am a professional remodeler. I am a Festool Junkie, and I know Tools. This is not a primary Saw, It is not meant for the Do it your self-er or home shop hobbyist. you Cannot cut Dado or rip 24" or have Extensions to allow you to break down sheet-goods by your self. This saw is meant to be thrown in the back of a VAN or Tool trailer a and be *****CARRIED******to the site to Rip down what ever you need.
Summary: I have owned the DeWalt DW745 for over 3 years now. Before purchasing this saw I did extensive research to determine which portable table saw would be the best for me. To give you a little background I worked myself through college as a salesmen in Sears tool department and as a residential finish/trim carpenter. During the course of my carpentry work I never owned my own table saw and the subcontractor who employed me went through several different portable table saws.
Summary: We have needed a table saw for a while now but wanted to buy a light weight portable one rather than the big heavy duty flip over saws, this dewalt model fits the bill perfectly.Initially we used it for ripping down softwood door frames & mdf skirting boards,cut through them like they were'nt even there saved us so much time.It is easy to use,lightweight & powerful possibly the best power tool we have ever bought.
Summary: Chose this saw for DeWalt quality and for being lightweight. No problem lifting out of van to workplace. I especially like the rack & pinion gear on the fence - spot on accuracy! Powerful motor and low friction coating on table makes timber movement easy. I use mine lots when kitchen fitting, cutting fill-in panels, ripping plinth etc. Quite noisy but most of these small saws are. Very good dust collection when attached to a vacuum cleaner.
Good from the box, even better with proper alignment
G. Conner, Amazon
20 July 2009
Summary: A friend got this six months ago for job-site use. It cut pretty well right from the box. The fence has a rack-and-pinion system that is clever, but not quite perfect. We measured the alignment error and have two fixes. If you want to know about them so you can save some money, read on... Using a TS Aligner, we checked the alignment of the fence.
Summary: having cheaper models replaced several times i decided to buy this, as usual it is expensive but well worth it. it has been designed for moving around and the sliding rip fence is solid, good locking down enables you to rip with confidence all tools are located on the sides and well secured. out of the box it is complete even the blade was fitted.
Summary: My main complaint about the saw was the piercing, circular saw-type noise. I replaced the blade with a thin kerf Forrest Woodworker II and added a blade stabilizer from Rockler. The improvement in noise reduction and cutting ability was dramatic. I highly recommend this upgrade. The fence is great and dust collection works pretty well with a shop-vac (which drowns out the noise of the saw!).