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.
Excerpt: Well I finally burn out my old cheap table saw. I guess cutting some hard oak limbs was too much for it. I shopped around for something that I thought woul;d fit my needs for years to come. I decided on the Dewalt 745. It is going to be a Christmas present from my wife, my daughter and son-in-law and some money i pitched in. I was going to wait till black Friday to see if there was a better price.
Excerpt: Greetings, I wanted to share a review of the Dewalt DW745 portable table saw. I bought this table saw a few months ago to do a hardwood floor install and have been quite impressed with its accuracy and power. I have owned several portable table saw which have been used Makitas. The Makitas are great for power and durability, but just didn’t have what I wanted in safety features and precision.
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.
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: I've had this saw for a few projects now. It is very accurate with good power. The rip fence actually goes up to 20 inches, however I haven't tried a rip at this width yet. It is easy to setup and does well at bevel cuts. The only thing that may be a hindrance later on is it doesn't look too easy to install jigs on the rip fence as it is not straight and flat on the opposite side.