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My Choice Of DeWalt Table Saw

Updated on October 9, 2013

DeWalt Table Saw

For me a DeWalt table saw is the ideal power saw whether you are a professional tradesman or just a novice DIY enthusiast, Ensuring you use the correct tools whenever you carry out construction work will not only help you but will no doubt allow your finished product to be 1st class and using a quality saw is simply a MUST!

For me, I went straight into the construction business as soon as I left school way back in 1983, when my parents spoke to our local builder who had installed our bathroom the previous year and asked him if he had any vacancies.

To start with I was simply the Tea boy but as time went on, I was allowed to become more involved in the construction side of the company. However anyone who started within the construction industry will know that to start with you are not often allowed to use such power tools as a DeWalt saw. To start with and to help you learn your trade you have to use traditional hand tools.

For me I will always remember being working outside a local office block in the freezing cold cutting large sheets of MDF down into their required size with my bosses trusty old hand saw that he had discovered in the back of his van. Now when I saw trusty old 'hand saw' I actually mean some rusty saw that he hadnât used for years.

rusty hand saw
rusty hand saw

GreenNow obviously, IF I had been permitted to use a power circular saw or even a table saw I would of got the job done far more easily and with a lot less effort, but then again thats the hole point of the exercise. Using the hand saw certainly helped me learn the importance of being able to follow a straight line though!

20 years on and now I of course I use power tools as and where possible. Let’s being honest I would be pretty stupid not to really.

However I still insist that any young staff that come to learn their trade with me and my company, still start out by using hand tools as much as possible. Yes, Possibly OLD SCHOOL, but it didn't do me any harm..........

Now of course, over the 20+ years that I have worked within the construction industry I have used many types and makes of power tool such as table saws and of course have brought various makes and models as well. However for me there is ONLY one choice as a tradesmen that I like to always buy if possible and that of course is DeWalt. Which is one reason I decided to take the time to sit and write this lens about the DeWalt Table Saw.

DeWalt Table Saw

Now of course if I'm going to be writing about my personal choice of DeWalt saw, it seems pretty obvious that I should include one or two links to various saw that maybe of interest to people.

So with this in mind I have chosen 2 such saws to share with you:

DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw with 20-Inch Max Rip Capacity - 120V
DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw with 20-Inch Max Rip Capacity - 120V

15 Amp motor quickly rips through hardwoods with ease

Rack and pinion fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate

Telescoping fence rails retract to create a small, portable package

20-inch of rip easily cuts a variety of larger shelving and trim materials

Metal roll cage base offers greater durability than plastic bases; Blade can be adjusted 0 - 45 degrees for bevel applications

my dewalt table saw
my dewalt table saw

My Choice Of DeWalt Table Saw

As I tend to work mainly within the private sector for residential customers I needed to ensure that any table saw that I went out and brought would be portable; as there is very little point in owning some great big table saw that simply would not fit inside someone’s house.

So for me I chose the DEWALT DW745

For me, I found it to be ideal. I can either take it on site to my customers homes or leave it back at my work-shop. Well in my garage, truth be told.


Compact Size - Fits very easily into the back of my van and also into any room I may need to use it in.Ease Of Use - Ready to use in a couple of minutes.Large 20" Rip Capacity - Makes light work of most sizes of timber.Powerful - Doesn't struggle, even with hard woods.As soon as I brought my table saw I put it right to work, helping to build some bookcases in my parents house and it hasn't disappointed me so far.GOOD - As I have already mentioned I use it quite in customer's houses and in the very first week of owning my DeWalt table saw I was given a job in a customers home to prepare some timber stud work.BAD - Honestly the only slight negative comment I can make about the DW745 is that it needed was a small adjustment of the read-out scale on the rip fence; all other settings were completely fine. I especially like the quick and accurate fence setting capabilities of this DeWalt saw. The light weight of this saw is probably one of the most unexpected bonuses, making it very easy to carry in and out of customers houses.

Courtesy of YouTube - DeWalt DW745

Dewalt Tools on eBay

As well as Amazon, you can always find a bargain on eBay. So make sure you check out what is available......

I would really appreciate ANY comments (Good OR Bad) that you may have.


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    • Fullcrum8 profile image

      Fullcrum8 4 years ago

      I am just getting into renovations and this review is helpfull

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      I loved your personal touch in this review! Really nicely done! My husband is a contractor and loves DeWalt tools. Just got himself a brand new mitre saw last month when his old trusty one finally got tired. :)

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      richardrose 4 years ago

      Interesting to hear how you got started. Bet they pulled some tricks on you when you were the tea boy!