This Dewalt DW744x portable table saw offers some impressive features that make it simple and easy to use. The larger size of this unit allows you to perform even the toughest jobs with ease, thanks to the ton of raw power available. Definitely one of the more popular models on the market, we’ll find out why so many consumers describe this saw as a must have and how this model can stand up to everyday use in a professional shop.
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Features and Performance
While this saw is often advertised as a portable model, it’s very large in size and you should be aware that this particular saw will take at least two people to lift it. Weighing in at a little less than sixty pounds this model features a fifteen AMP high torque motor. This means, the saw can cut through pretty much any type of wood or material. The motor also features soft start, allowing the saw to start more smoothly, reducing the amount of jarring that can happen during start up. This feature helps to enhance the life of the saw, making it run easily.
The compact smart design and space saving features make this durable model the perfect choice for smaller workshops. Don’t be fooled by the small size, though, as the table can fit more than you think at first thanks to its expandable design.
A Few Other Aspects To Mention
The saw utilizes the pinion and rack rails that can be found on most new Dewalt models. This rail system is very accurate and smooth and adjustments can be made quickly and easily. Dewalt has also managed to create a balance between ease of use and safety by creating a safety guard system that’s adjustable without needing any tools.
You’ll be able to remove some parts of the safety system by only using your hands, in order to allow for unique cutting situations. This model comes with modular guarding components which can be stored on-board, making them easily accessible.
One of the greatest benefits of buying a DeWalt model, be it a table saw or any other work tool, is that you are mostly paying for the decades of proved quality. In this model, you won’t find a single part that moves around or misaligns while you work. While other models will require proper and constant maintenance and alignment of the saw blade and other parts, this one will stay in tune for far longer periods cutting down on the time you spend fixing it. Still, if you want to keep it for a longer duration, it is good to have a good maintenance schedule and clean it from time to time. Lubrication is also a must if you want optimal performance and longevity.
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Advantages & Disadvantages
- Very sturdy
- Extremely well-built
- Quality materials
- Extendable table
- Makes precise cuts
- Easy to maintain
- When it comes to installing the dado stack, you shouldn’t use the outer arbor washer and instead should install the outer washer as the inner washer. This issue isn’t mentioned in the user’s manual, so keep it in mind when you’re installing the dado stack.
- The model is also very expensive for someone who isn’t seriously into woodworking
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Conclusion and Rating
This saw comes with ten inch, twenty-four tooth carbide blades, miter gauge, folding table saw stand and the push stick. Consumers gave this model four out of five stars for the ease of use, the powerful engine and the pricing. One consumer stated that you only had to set the guard once and you’ll be sure to get consistent precise cuts with every use. You won’t even be required to measure the wood and can instead simply set the table up to the size you need and go right to work. A good saw is an essential piece of equipment when it comes to well-crafted and keyed in results. This saw offers smart features and an outstanding design, making it one of the top selling models on the market. I gave this model a solid four and a half out of five stars rating mainly due to the high price.