DeWalt DW745 250mm Table Saw 240V
Simply the best
Fully agree with all comments.
This is light enough to carry around [not too far though - just from van to site] and packs up well for transportation. I bought the deWalt folding table/trolley to move it around and that makes it very portable over longer distances, as well as giving an ideal working height when you get there.
It's handled everything I've thrown at it, including ripping v. thick stock.
Expensive, but you really do get what you pay for. In this case, superb deWalt quality!
14 Mar 2014
Accuracy is key
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. The mitre slide is a bit under engineered but it wobbles a lot less than some I've seen. The saw plate adjusts and locks in place. You won't get a hernia lifting it around and you can store it under the bench when not in use. The crown guard has an extraction port on it but 99% of the muck comes out the back and is well contained with a vacuum cleaner.
The on/off switch could have been a bit easier to reach and the blade bevelling adjustment is very direct without a hand wheel...well it will never jamb up or break then!
OK it costs a bit more than the usual rubbish but if you are thinking of doing anything more than ripping up fencing or floor boards then this is the machine for you.
9 Jan 2014
great power tool
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.
12 May 2010
Superb Portable Table Saw
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.
The on-off switch could be better located but otherwise it's a great tool and highly recommended.
24 Apr 2010