DeWalt has been a leading manufacturer of quality power tools for decades and the DW745 compact job-site table saw is no exception. Designed for mobility, this small saw is geared for the professional that has to be mobile while still delivering quality craftsmanship that relies on the use of quality tools.
Jam packed with features, this little saw has a lot to offer. However, one of the best features of the DW745 would have to be its metal roll cage base. While many portable table saws are constructed of plastic bases, the DW745’s heavy-duty metal cage ensures both durability for a longer life and stability when making precision cuts. Another great feature is the DeWalt Site-Pro Modular guarding system which enables fast and easy setup for various applications.
Durable, mobile, and stability are just a few of the advantages this model offers. Equipped everything you need to get started right away, the DW745 is ready to go straight out of the box. It comes with a 10-inch 24-tooth carbide blade, blade guards, push stick, and a miter gauge. Its modular guard systems helps to protect fingers and hands and its tool-free adjustments make switching between cutting applications fast and simple.
Another advantage is the DeWalt DW745 is the three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money back guarantee. Additionally, the powerful 15-amp motor enables this little dynamo to cut through the toughest material you can throw at it and the coated cutting surface will help to reduce friction.
One of the only disadvantages of this particular saw is its price. Depending on where you shop, the price tag on the DW745 starts at over $400.00. Even though this is a high quality machine, that is a hefty price tag for such a small saw. But this is one case where the old adage of “you get what you pay for” is very true. However, many users of this tool feel that it could have been priced a little cheaper.
The only other disadvantage is the fact that the DW745 cannot support a DADO stack. On the other hand, this saw is designed for smaller jobs that usually do not require the use of a DADO so this feature is not necessarily a must for most that purchase this saw.
Best Suited For
The DW745 is best suited for mobile applications and smaller jobs. This is definitely not a saw designed for cabinetry work or cutting large material. So for the DW745, the construction professional that wants a quality saw that is both durable and portable would be best suited for this model. If you are looking for a more robust option for larger jobs then you might want to take a look at the Grizzly GO690 model or the Bosch 4100-09 model.
Its metal cage base will ensure both durability and stability while its moderate weight of just 45 lbs. and built-in carrying handle make it ideal for portable applications on the job-site. Hobbyist could also make use of the DW745 so long as they did not try to complete large projects and/or did not try to complete projects that require the use of a DADO stack. if for some odd reason this table saw does not fit your needs you can always take a look at our table saw page which have a bunch of different saws for you to choose from.