Best DeWalt Table Saw Reviews 2020
There are some great companies that make some outstanding table saws, but in our opinion, none do it better than DeWalt. In this article, we have made our top picks from the DeWalt table saws that are on the market and we’ve tried to be smart about it.
To start off we’ve picked out our favourite overall DeWalt table saw. Next, we have chosen our best budget option that has the perfect balance between performance and price. Finally, we’ve picked out what we believe to be the best portable table saw manufactured by DeWalt.
DeWalt have such a high-quality range of table saws so deciding which is best was not easy. The simplest decision for us was the best DeWalt portable table saw and this is because it is just simply a masterpiece. Their continuous development of the latest technology has managed to create the power of a standard static table saw in a lightweight and compact design. This makes it super easy to transport and is perfect for the operator who doesn’t need a table saw all the time or needs it in different places.
To finish off (as we do with all of our power tool reviews), we have added a table saw buying guide at the bottom of the page. This full guide allows you to learn about the common features of table saws and what they do to make sure you pick out the right type of saw for you.
DeWalt DWE7491RS - Best Overall Table Saw
The DWE7491RS is our top pick for the best DeWalt table saw for a very simple reason. It’s an absolute beast. It is the type of table saw that can cut anything you throw at it (although please don’t actually throw anything at it), and only slows down a little for the hardest projects. It delivers an unbeatable combination of power, accuracy and attitude that we just love. At Wonkee Donkee, we are also massive fans of the price too.
We also like that it’s nice and compact. So it will easily fit into a tight workshop space, a must if you don’t have much workbench spare. In addition, this compactness comes in handy when transporting the table saw, which means if you really wanted to do you could work with it on the move. The design makes it a great tool for beginners and experienced operators alike with simple operation.
Unfortunately, there is one drawback that we found on the DeWalt DWE7491RS and that is the mitre gauge. For us, it just could be better. Plus when testing the table saw, it could and did pop out at very inconvenient times. Not the biggest deal, but slightly annoying when you are making a cut. You can simply eliminate this problem, to do this we suggest that you buy a compatible mitre gauge that won’t pop out.
Overall, it’s a great tool. Powerful, reliable and compact. Simply, it is a great portable table saw. Try not to be put off by the mitre gauge, for this price the DeWalt DWE7491RS table saw is heads and shoulders above others.
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DEWALT DW745 – Best Value Table Saw
To get the most bang for your buck, we’ve picked one of the most popular table saws on the market. The DeWalt DW745 table saw. For us, it blends power, reliability and practicality. In fact, it is very similar to DeWalt’s DWE7491RS, which is a beast of a machine and one of our favourites. However, the DeWalt DW745 is a more compact model and doesn’t have quite the same rip capacity.
If you need that raw power, then our advice would be to go for the bigger brother, but it’s not in the same price range. As always, the key to finding the best power tool is getting the right balance. If you plan to do a lot of cutting on a large project, and I mean like really heavy-duty work, and you can afford it, go for the bigger DeWalt table saw. On the other hand, if you are using it for standard use then the DW745 is an amazing piece of kit and you won’t really recognize any difference.
Unfortunately, the Dewalt DW745 table saw also shares its bigger brother’s failings with its mitre gauge. But that’s the only complaint we have. At Wonkee Donkee, we love this DeWalt table saw and if you read the reviews, so does everyone who buys it. That is why it is the most popular table saw available on the market today. You know what they say if you can’t beat them, join them. We know you won’t regret it.
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DEWALT DCS7485B - Best Portable Table Saw
The DeWalt DCS7485B table saw is lightweight, portable and battery-operated. It’s a superb portable table saw that ticks all of the boxes. We just really like, well, everything about it. Portability is key for a lot of people looking at buying a new table saw. The convenience of easily transporting and using a table saw to work on-site is something that once you start doing, you’ll never look back. So that’s why we like the idea of a table saw that doesn’t potentially give you a hernia every time you lift and move it.
If we are honest then it’s not a table saw that will get through a massive amount of work. But this is because it’s battery operated and this feature is what that truly makes it portable. So, you do have to provide some leeway on that front and decide which is more important to you. We recommend that this is the perfect saw for contractors who only need a table saw occasionally or for limited tasks. It is also a good fit for most amateur enthusiasts with limited space as it is small and compact so can be stored away easily when not in use. In addition, it is a very quiet table saw when in use, which makes the overall user experience much nicer.
At Wonkee Donkee, we highly recommend the DeWalt DCS7485B portable table saw. It really is a well-designed table saw and a great option as a portable light use saw. Finally, as with the majority of DeWalt table saws, it is really competitively priced when you consider the amount of quality you get for your money.
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DeWalt Table Saw Buyer’s Guide
We totally get that this review is about which DeWalt saw is the right saw for you. So, we’ll create the buyers guide with that in mind. But, as most table saws are fairly similar in specifications and feature the same points will equally be as important across all brands. So if you find yourself looking at another brand of table saw, then you can also use the majority of the information in this buyer guide as it will apply to those saws too.
If you are not sure whether a DeWalt table saw is right for you, or you want to see what else is out there on the market, then you should take a look at our best table saw review. At the bottom of that article there is another table saw buyers guide which takes a look at different features on a more general level.
The Table Saw You Need...
The first step always has to be to make sure that you match a saw with your actual needs. There are so many different types of table saws, it can be a minefield. You can’t simply, go out and buy the biggest and best. Well, you can, but this can potentially be very expensive and they might not actually meet your needs. For example, you should consider a range of questions such as: How experienced are you? What kind of features do you need? Does it need to be portable? What power sources are available? All of these questions and maybe a couple more will need answering. But don’t worry, we’ll talk you through it.
This has only really become a consideration in the past couple of years and this is because high-quality table saws have only just really come on to the market. The technology in order to maintain a high power output whilst also being compact and lightweight has really advanced. Making the portability of a table saw a real consideration.
For contractors, table saws are usually job site saws and you’ll really want to take a look at specs related to how easily it moves around. They vary massively, depending on if you’re looking for a table saw that can complete a project that includes cutting a lot of wood, heavy-duty work, longer projects or just the simple odd jobs. For the first few project types, you will need a table saw with good power output and the ability to take a reasonable level of use. Whilst for small odd jobs then a smaller compact table saw that you can have set up in minutes will be a better fit.
Weight is clearly a factor when it comes to how portable a table saw is. But make sure to think about the weight of the extras too, not just the table saw itself. This is because they can really add up. The average compact table saw weighs around 22kg or 50lbs, to give you a ballpark idea what to expect.
Unfortunately, price is a factor. We all wish we had an unlimited budget for power tools but sadly we are restricted. So you need to look for the best table saw that will give you bang for your buck. We think that the easiest way to do this is to look at the type of tool you need, in order to figure out how much you need to invest. Of course, quality is important. That’s why a lot of operators go for a DeWalt.
There is a reason why they are one of the most trusted and highly regarded power tools and that’s because they only release great power tools. You know that you’re getting a high level of reliability, durability and the assurance of a guarantee. We also think that DeWalt does all this whilst still remaining very competitive on price. For example, you can see from our budget option, that you don’t necessarily have to break the bank for a great DeWalt table saw.
At Wonkee Donkee, we cannot stress enough the importance of good safety features included in the design of power tools as a whole, not just in table saws. There is a tonne of features that can help with the safety of a table saw. The safety features you need can also be related to your level of experience in using a table saw. For example, if you’re a beginner, we really recommend getting a table saw that has automated shutoff.
If you take any message away from this table saw buying guide then make sure it is this. It is vital that the power tool you pick has the level of protection you need for the level of experience and expertise you have. That’s another thing we love about DeWalt, they take extra measures when it comes to safety features and this is how you know you can rely on them to keep you safe.