DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw Review

Dewalt DW 745 is a table saw primarily used by woodworkers who need to saw through timber for making shelves, shelving materials, cabinets and timber for making doors, countertops, ramp shed and sidings. It is a powerful table saw that features a 10 inch, 24 tooth blade which spins at 3850 revolutions per minute. This saw has a 20-inch rip capacity and a rack and pinion fence design that delivers accurate and smooth fence adjustments. It is manufactured by Dewalt Manufacturing company, a toll constructor that is headquartered in Maryland, Baltimore USA.


Its powerful motor can easily cut through hardwood and pressure-treated timber.That aside, it is small and portable, weighing in at only 45 pounds. It does not require much storage space as it is foldable and compact. It can cut as deep as 3-1/8 inches at 90 degrees and 2-1/4 inches at 45 degrees.

Why Buy Dewalt DW745 Table Saw Product?

When looking to invest in a table saw, you need one that suits your needs. This particular product has the following qualities that make it popular;

  • It’s light, weighing at only 45 pounds.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • It’s portable.
  • Has port for collecting dust that makes it easy to clean.

Product Description

This tool comes with a user-friendly manual that explains every step of assembling it. The set-up requires no tools at all and can be done just about anywhere since this saw is portable. It has a 15 amplitude motor as well as a 20-inch rip capacity and a 10-inch blade. These features make for clean and quick cuts on even hardwood and wood that is pressure treated. Its revolution per minute (rpm) speed is 3850, making for not just clean cuts quick ones as well.

This table saw comes with a 3-year warranty and a year’s guarantee of free service. If unsatisfied with the product or should it be faulty from the manufacturer, a customer is allowed a 90 day return period, with a full refund guaranteed. Because of its site Pro Modular Guarding system, it’s quite easy to adjust its settings, without the need for tools, to suit your preferences.

Things We Like

  • Dewalt DW745 is a lightweight, weighing at a mere 45 pounds, thus easily portable.
  • Easy to assemble without the need for special tools.
  • The accuracy of the blade is high, thanks to its size - 10 inches and a speed of 3850 revolutions per minute.
  • It has rack and pinion fence design that delivers accurate and smooth fence adjustments.
  • Its site Pro-Modular Guarding system makes it flexible to adjustments that will suit different types of jobs.
  • It has a port for dust collection, thus making it easy to clean.

Things We Don’t Like

  • The warranty is limited. It might not be very well for buyers outside of North America.
  • No dado cutting support.

The Verdict

This product is manufactured by one of the most trusted brands in the market. DEWALT has been in the construction equipment industry for over 80 years. With this kind of exposure and experience, the brand has learned from previous brands and can be trusted to deliver.

This particular tool is very powerful; with the motor strength of 15 amps and the rotation speed of 3850 per minute, it’s able to carry out detailed jobs such as cutting hardwoods, with excellent accuracy. The fact that it can be carried to the site is also a selling point.

The Modular Setup that makes it possible to modify the settings to suit different kinds of jobs makes is like buying different types of tools in one. It‘s durable too.

DEWALT DW745 is a good investment whose efficiency far exceeds the cost.


I have owned the Dewalt DW 745 for 3 years now. During this period, I have only experienced two problems, one that was quickly solved. When I first bought the saw, the power switch went out after 5 cuts. I had to transport it several miles to have it replaced, which took a whole week.

The second issue that I have with this table saw is that when you use the TS aligner, alignment to the left is not 100% accurate. The one to the right is just about perfect, though. This is a small matter that can be corrected through proper alignment, but it’s still a waste of time having to do it myself. If not aligned properly, it compromises the accuracy of the final product. If you have an affinity for proper woodwork, you can’t have that happening.

That aside, Dewalt DW 745 has been one of the best investment decisions that I made. It comes with a price that fits my budget. It is portable as well and hence easier to haul around. I can carry it to sight and assemble it easily. It barely takes me 10 minutes to set it up.

I do not need to have a lot of storage space for it either because it’s foldable and compact.

The rack and pinion fence design is the genius. It gives the saw greater levels of accuracy. I don’t think I could use a saw without this design after this. I wish it came with a stand, though.They give you a 3-year warranty, which is a show of faith in the brand. In the 3 years that I have had mine, I have not had to invoke the warranty.

Overall, it’ a great saw for a good price, depending on the type of work you need it for.

Final Conclusion

DEWALT as a company is responsive. Should a problem be experienced by the user, the company readily replaces the parts that it needs to.

The features of this product that are what anyone looking for an efficient yet budget-friendly table saw would require. The added benefit if three years warranty gives one the confidence that it is a good brand. The portability and power are what make Dewalt DW 745 to me a product that stands out amongst the rest in its level.

An upgrade of the Dewalt DW745 is out, and the new model is Dewalt DWE7480XA. It has a 10-inch blade like its predecessor. However, this new model has a 24-inch rip capacity as opposed to 20 inches, 15 amps and an rpm of 4800 as opposed to the older model’s 3850. It also has a rack to hold it up for easy set-up anywhere.

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Jose A. Brown

Jose A. Brown is a mechanic engineer and an enthusiastic blogger whose mission is to provide the readers with the best tips, guides in the Home Improvement, DIY Project, and Industry.

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