Many contractors and shops have come to rely on the DeWalt DW745 table saw on the job site, and the shop. While this DeWalt 10-inch saw has been out for a few years, it still meets today’s high-demand requirements. It weighs in at only 42-pounds, but it still has the power to rip — literally.
DeWalt DW745 Table Saw Features
Power for the DeWalt DW745 table saw comes from a 15 Amp motor, spinning at 3,850 RPM. This is a corded tool, so your typical 110V outlet is required. The business end of the motor connects to a 10-inch blade, which delivers a 3-1/8” max cutting depth, at 90°.
Ripping and Cutting
Depending upon the line of work you’re doing will determine what type of work is in store for the DeWalt DW745 table saw. If the job entails framing or roofing, then this DeWalt 10-inch saw will probably see a lot of ripping. Not just ripping 2x4s, but most likely pressure-treated 2x10s and 2x12s. No problem here, this saw can handle it, even without tripping a breaker.
Maximum rip capacity, with the fence on the left side of the blade, is 12-inches. Moving the fence to the right of the blade expands a bit, hence you get a full 16-inches of rip. The rack and pinion fence stays true and parallel to the blade, even when making quick changes.
For the finishing crews and cabinet guys, sheet goods will be no problem for this saw. The DW745 will tackle even the toughest of hardwoods. Hardwoods is where blade-choice will make the difference, but the 15-amp motor will make the cut.
Related Review: We recently reviewed the DeWalt DWS779 Compound Miter Saw
Depth and More
As mentioned above, the DeWalt DW745 10-inch saw cuts a maximum depth of 3-1/8” with the blade at 90°. Bevelling the blade to 45° still provides a cutting depth of 2-1/4”, which allows you to cut any typical 2x lumber. Connecting your favorite shop vac to the 2-1/2” dust port will help keep your job site or shop clean.
A blade guard and anti-kickback are provided with the DeWalt 10-inch saw. A push stick is also included, and they all tuck away nicely on the saw itself. In addition to the tools, the cord has it’s place as well, wrapping around the integrated plastic studs.
Using the DeWalt DW745 table saw is very simple. All the controls and adjustments move freely and easily, such as the blade depth, miter adjustment, and table/fence adjustment. A metal tubular frame acts as a roll-cage, protecting the important stuff inside. All in all, the is a powerful saw with pro features, and it delivers on performance. One hiccup we did notice is that it stops just short of being able to cut through 4x lumber (3-1/2”). While this may not be common for framers, deck-builders may stand to differ. Still, this is a great saw for the price, and you get a stand too.
You can get the DeWalt DW745 10-inch table saw and stand at The Home Depot for just $299. This includes DeWalt’s 3-year limited warranty.
DeWalt DW745 10-inch Table Saw Specifications
Blade Diameter: 10
- Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.: 3.125 in
- Depth (in.): 22.8 in
- Height (in.): 18.75 in
- Width (in.): 23.5 in
- Table Length (in.): 22
- Table Width (in.): 16
- Amperage (amps): 15
- Tool Type: Table Saw
- Bench or Stationary: Bench
- Blade Diameter (in.): 10
- Location: Left
- Speed: 3850 RPM
- Cord Length (ft.): 8
- Cordless/ Corded: Corded
- Depth Control: Yes
- Dust Collection Method: 2.5 in. Dust Port
- Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.: 2.25 in
- Maximum Speed (rpm): 3850
- No Tool Blade Change: No
- Power Tool Features: Blade Guard System
- Product Weight (lb.): 42lb
- Rip Capacity – Left: 12 in
- Rip Capacity – Right: 16 in
- Tools Product Type: Power Tool
- Manufacturer Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty
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