Dewalt Table Saw DW745 Review

Dewalt Table Saw DW745 Review

Dewalt DW745 table saw comes with a 15-ampere motor that makes its 10-inch blade reach 3.850 RPM, consequently producing precise cuts.
It also has a 20-inch rip capacity, which is great, thanks to its exclusive fence configuration.
Moreover, thanks to its fence's telescoping design, the rail can move out to 20 inches to rip full sheets of material and can be retracted for a compact design that's easy to transport.

Dewalt DW745 Overview Table:

Model

Price

Length 

Motor

Speed

Editor Rating

Dewalt DW745
Dewalt DW745

10-inch

15-ampere

3850 RPM

4.7 out of 5 stars

Dewalt Table Saw DW745 SPECIFICATIONS:

AMPS

15.0 AMPS

ARBOR SIZE

5/8 IN

BLADE DIAMETER

"10"

DEPTH OF CUT AT 45°

2-1/4 IN

DEPTH OF CUT AT 90°

3-1/8 IN

DUST PORT DIAMETER

2-1/2 IN

MAX RIP TO LEFT OF BLADE

12 IN

MAX RIP TO RIGHT OF BLADE

20 IN

MAX WIDTH OF DADO

N/A

NO LOAD SPEED

3,850 RPM

POWER TOOL TYPE

CORDED

TOOL WEIGHT

45 LBS

DW745 Dewalt Pros & Cons:

Pros
  • Coated table surfaces reduces friction to improve the quality of the cuts
  • Has a metal roll cage base which is more durable than plastic ones
  • Dust collection port
  • Three-year warranty
  • portable
Cons
  • Miter gauge quality is not very good

DW745 The Bottom Line

While its miter gauge is not the best thing about it, it is hard to find a better portable table saw at this price range. Its powerful motor, coated table surface, dust port and movable rail make up for the lousy quality of the miter gauge. 

DW745 Table Saw Customer Reviews:

Top Positive Review

"Absolutely delighted with this saw! I had a great old Craftsman table saw for 20 years--solid as can be, but heavy as an anvil. If I had a barn or large workshop to store it in, I would have kept it. But we just have an ordinary garage and I had to store the heavy, cast-iron beast partially disassembled in an inconvenient spot. Which meant that I rarely bothered to pull it out and reassemble it. On most occasions when I really should have used it, I tended to make do with some less appropriate saw just to avoid the hassle. I finally "saw" the light, sold the old Craftsman and purchased the DW745. Although my tool-geek side preferred one of the larger, more powerful models ...... Read Full Review
""This is a great table saw. Have it sitting flush with my workbench so I can run full sheets through it. All of the parts are good quality and haven't had any malfunctions after 2 months of use. The ONLY complaint I have is there is no easy fitting you can get with a shop vac for dust collection. I understand this is a portable table saw, but come on. There's got to be an easier way to attach a hose to these dewalt products. And after researching I still haven't found an adapter that goes with it out of the box. Every solution I've seen is something custom made. Makes no sense to me. ...... Read Full Review

Top Critical Review

"I love Dewalt and I love this saw. I still have it. It cuts very well, and is high quality, except for... the safety guard and components. I had some tall pieces to cut, so took off the plastic blade guard but left the rip fence guard in place. The rip fence is the curved serrated piece that is positioned just behind the saw blade. The rip fence metal guard attaches to the rip fence and shields it. I made very sure that all guards were firmly secured before starting to saw wood. ...... Read Full Review
""This is an excellent saw, but I was forced to return it, and its replacement, for virtually the same problem. After a few days of use, the blade raising and lower mechanism starting grinding and binding, became difficult to turn, not smooth, sudden drops, etc and increasing got worst with each use. Assuming this was a fluke, returned it for a replacement.The replacement worked fine for a couple of days, and then started developing the identical problem. Really disappointed at this turn of events as I really liked the saw, but forced to return again. Reassessing DeWalt quality control .. ...... Read Full Review