Dewalt Table Saw

Dewalt Table Saw

DEWALT table saws and accessories provide the mobility you need to work in various types of environments. DEWALT is known for its high-quality tools, and the company offers many saw options to fit your job sites needs. Whether you need to cut through pressure-treated lumber or create a narrow piece of trim for a home remodel, DEWALT table saws offer features that save time, save space and make cleanup simple.

A table saw is made for portability. These types of saws can be placed on a DEWALT table saw stand anywhere on your jobsite that offers a sufficient amount of flat space. Some stands fold up quickly when not in use to save space while others feature handles and wheels for rolling it to the location it’s needed. Another factor important to the mobility of the saws is weight; DEWALT table saws are made with a lightweight design, which is what you want if you have to move it around a lot.

Their lightweight design and portability aren’t their sole features, however. DEWALT circular saws can feature these elements as well. Circular saws, however, do not offer the smooth, clean cut or the fast pace of a jobsite table saw.

Other saws, like DEWALT portable band saws, may offer mobility and a lightweight design. However, they are more equipped to handle specific jobs on your construction site, like ripping through metal tubing, rebar or pipes. DEWALT table saws give you and your crew the ability to cut through pressure-treated lumber and hardwoods instead. These saws can come with a number of additional features as well, including on-board storage and a dust-collection port.

Key Shopping Considerations

Table saws run the gamut in quality and price, so consider the guidance below when shopping for table saws.

Safety first

We mentioned that working mobile means having less control over working conditions than in your workshop. You might work around other people, some of whom might have, er, lax safety standards. You might work outside, where weather can change abruptly. You might have reliability issues with your power source. You are also limited in alternative tools, so you might feel inclined to stretch your portable table saw’s operational range, whereas if you were back in the workshop you’d use something else. The point is, the variables are greater, but you can still exercise a little control by having as many excellent safety features built into your saw as possible.

Power Particulars

In short, the more horsepower a table saw motor has, the more cutting power it has. Small bench saws that typically feature horsepower in the range of 3/4 HP to 1.5 HP are sufficient for light duty, such as constructing shelving, and for cutting sheet material up to about 5/8-inch thick. Larger bench saws and contractor saws come with 2 HP to 4 HP motors, and cabinet table saws often feature 5 HP or larger motors. The more powerful motors run longer under heavy use without overheating and easily cut through denser types of material, such as ironwood or Brazilian walnut.

Cutting Depth and Blade Size

Table saws are labeled by the size of the circular blade they accommodate; the vast majority take 10-inch blades while a handful of options take 12-inch blades. The blade is adjustable, so you can make a shallow cut just a fraction of an inch deep, as well as deeper cuts. With a 10-inch table saw, you can make a maximum cut up to 3.5-inches deep, and with a 12-inch table saw, you can cut up to 4-inches deep.

Fence Options

The fence on a table saw is the adjustable guide that holds the material in place as you’re cutting. The standard fence that comes with most table saws, called a T-square fence, is suitable for most cuts. Specialty fences include micro-adjust fences that allow the user to fine-tune the measurements of the cut, and some saws come with extendable fences that either fold or slide out to accommodate larger sections of wood. Other table saws feature fences with embedded magnifiers that allow the user to better see the measurements on the saw when adjusting the fence.

Rip Capacity

Table saws are key to ripping wide sheets of material, but the maximum width of material that will fit between the saw blade and the fence varies, a measurement known as the rip capacity. Rip capacity starts around 18 inches for entry-level bench saws and runs up to 60 inches or more for professional cabinet saws. Depending on the projects you plan to undertake, make sure to choose a table saw with a rip capacity large enough to accommodate the dimension of material you’ll be working with. For example, if you want to build 2-foot-high toy boxes, you’ll want a saw with a rip capacity of at least 24 inches in order to cut sections of plywood wide enough for the sides and back.

Optional Dust Collection

If the table saw is used outdoors dust might not be a problem, but in a closed workshop dust collection will help keep the air dust-free and also collect sawdust chips you’d otherwise have to sweep up later. Many table saws feature dust collection ports designed to connect to a standard shop-type vacuum hose; you’ll need to run your vacuum while operating the saw to catch dust and sawdust.

Our Top Picks

1. Dewalt DWE7491RS 10 in. 15 Amp Site-Pro Compact Jobsite Table Saw with Rolling Stand

Dewalt DWE7491RS

The DWE7491RS Site-Pro Compact Jobsite Table Saw boasts best-in-class accuracy and capacity. Thanks to the new transmission design, the DWE7491RS delivers more power efficiently to the blade and improves runtime. The DWE7491RS is equipped with a powerful 15 amp 4,800 RPM motor and rips through hardwood with ease.

It also features DeWalt’s Site-Pro Modular Guarding System, a unique system that enhances visibility and versatility by allowing the user to quickly adjust the guarding components appropriate for each application. Featuring a Rack and Pinion telescoping fence, users can expect class-leading accuracy with every cut as well as an extended rip capacity, all without impacting the light weight and compact size of the table saw. The added rolling stand increases portability on the jobsite.

Features:

  • Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth, and accurate
  • Patented material support, can be used for narrow rip cuts
  • 32-1/2 in. of rip capacity easily cuts a variety of larger shelving and trim material
  • On-board storage provides easy access to the Blade Guard Assembly, fence, riving knife and push stick when not in use
  • Site-Pro Modular Guarding System allows for tool free adjustments of the guarding components appropriate for each application
  • Flip over fence, allows for narrow rip cuts
  • Telescoping fence rails retract to create a small, portable package
  • Features a 15 Amp high-torque motor with the power to cut pressure-treated lumber and hardwoods
  • 2-1/2 in. Dust Collection Port easily connects to a vacuum for efficient dust extraction
  • 21-7/8 in. x 26-3/8 in. table provides superior material support
  • Rolling stand designed for easy set up and breakdown with excellent stability

2. Dewalt DWE7485WS 15 Amp Compact 8-1/4 in. Jobsite Table Saw with Stand

Dewalt DWE7485WS

Maximized for accuracy and capacity this 8-1/4 in. Table Saw with Stand also includes on-board storage for blade gaurd assembly, non-through cut riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, blade change wrenches, miter gauge and push stick. The powerful 15 Amp, 5800 RPM motor alows users to complete a mjority of applications. The rack and pinion fence allow for fast, easy adjustments and provides the capacity to rip 4×8 sheet goods.

Features:

  • Compact size for easy transportation and storage
  • Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate
  • 24.5 in. of rip capacity for ripping 4×8 plywood or OSB sheets
  • Power-Loss reset prevents accidental re-starts following a power disruption when the tool is left in the on position
  • On-board storage for guard, fence, wrenches and miter gauge
  • Metal roll cage base for jobsite durability
  • Site-Pro Modular Guarding System allows for tool free adjustments of the guarding

3. Dewalt DWE74911 Rolling Table Saw Cart/Stand

The Dewalt DWE74911 Rolling Table Saw Stand is designed for easy setup and break down with excellent stability. This stand is lightweight for enhanced mobility and portability and features durable steel construction. The DWE 74911 It is compatible with the DWE7490X, DWE7491RS, DWE7499GD, DWE7480 and DW745 Table Saws.

Features:

  • Rolling stand designed for easy setup and break down with excellent stability
  • Designed for easy loading and unloading into and out of a vehicle
  • Durable steel construction provides durability
  • Lightweight stand for enhanced mobility
  • Can be used with Dewalt’s DWE7490X, DWE7491RS, DWE7499GD, DWE7480 and DW745 Table Saws

4. Dewalt DWE7480R 10 in. 15 Amp Site-Pro Compact Jobsite Table Saw

Dewalt DWE7480R

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The DeWalt 10 in. 15 Amp Site-Pro Compact Jobsite Table Saw boasts best-in-class accuracy and capacity. Thanks to the new transmission design, the DWE7480 delivers more power efficiently to the blade and improves runtime. It is equipped with a powerful 15 amp 4,800 RPM motor and rips through hardwood with ease. It also features DeWalt’s Site-Pro Modular Guarding System, a unique system that enhances visibility and versatility by allowing the user to quickly adjust the guarding components appropriate for each application. Featuring a Rack and Pinion telescoping fence, users can expect class-leading accuracy with every cut as well as an extended rip capacity, all without impacting the light weight and compact size of the table saw.

Features:

  • Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate
  • 24 in. of rip capacity, easily cuts a variety of larger shelving and trim materials
  • Site-Pro Modular Guarding System allows for tool free adjustments of the guarding components appropriate for each application
  • 15 Amp 4,800 RPM motor quickly rips through hardwoods with ease
  • On-Board Storage provides easy access to the Site-Pro Guarding components and push stick when not in use
  • Metal roll cage base offers greater durability than plastic bases
  • Blade can be adjusted 0 – 45 degrees for bevel applications
  • Weighing only 48 lbs., the saw can be easily moved from site to site
  • Adjustable rear ft. designed to level the saw on uneven work surfaces
  • Dust port allows for 2-1/2 in. vacuum hook up and minimizes clean up
  • 24 tooth carbide blade enhances cut quality and prolongs blade life
  • Patented telescoping rails for extended capacity ripping and retract to minimize the table size
  • Table coating reduces friction for smoother cutting

5. Dewalt DWE7499GDR 15 Amp 10 in. Site-Pro Compact Jobsite Table Saw with Guard Detect & Rolling Stand

Dewalt DWE7499GDR

The DWE7499GD Site-Pro Compact Jobsite Table Saw with Guard Detection System boasts best-in-class accuracy and capacity. Thanks to the new transmission design, the DWE7499GD delivers more power efficiently to the blade and improves runtime. The DWE7499GD is equipped with a powerful 15 amp 4,800 RPM motor and rips through hardwood with ease.

It also features DeWalt’s Site-Pro Modular Guarding System and Guard Detection System which warns the user when the guard assembly is not properly installed. It is also a unique system that also enhances visibility and versatility by allowing the user to quickly adjust the guarding components appropriate for each application. Featuring a Rack and Pinion telescoping fence, users can expect class-leading accuracy with every cut as well as an extended rip capacity, all without impacting the light weight and compact size of the table saw. The added rolling stand increases portability on the jobsite.

Features:

  • Rack and pinion telescoping fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate
  • Patented material support can be used for narrow rip cuts
  • 32-1/2 in. rip capacity easily cuts a variety of larger shelving and trim material
  • On-board storage provides easy access to blade guard assembly, fence, riving knife and push stick when not in use
  • Guard Detect system warns user when guard assembly is not properly installed
  • Flip over fence system allows for narrow rip cuts
  • Telescoping fence rails retract to create a small, portable package
  • High power 15 amp high-torque motor powerful enough to cut pressure treated lumber and hardwood
  • Rolling stand designed for easy setup and breakdown with excellent stability

FAQs

What type of electrical circuit do I need for a table saw?

Use a dedicated electrical circuit for your table saw. Most table saws use a circuit with #12 or #14 copper wire with a 15-amp or 20-amp time-delay fuse. Follow the guidelines in the owner’s manual to provide the table saw with power.

Can I use an extension cord with a table saw?

Yes, but make sure the extension cord is in good condition and rated to handle the amperage the table saw draws. Use the shortest extension cord possible. Using the wrong extension cord damages the table saw’s motor. Follow the advice in the owner’s manual to select an appropriate extension cord for the saw.

Why does the table saw motor slow down under a light load?

Using the wrong extension cord with your table saw causes the motor to slow down due to inadequate power. Gum residue binds up the blade and causes the motor to slow down. Making cuts using a dull table saw blade has the same effect. Worn motor brushes or a defective motor also result in the motor slowing down even when trying to saw through something light.

Do I have to use the table saw stand?

No, you can mount the table saw to any stable work surface. The work surface must have an 11-inch square opening below the saw that allows sawdust to fall through to the floor. Without the opening, sawdust can build up under the saw base, causing damage to the motor and potentially starting on fire.

Does the drive motor on my table saw need lubrication?

Most table saw motor bearings are sealed and permanently lubricated at the factory and require no additional lubrication. Lubricate pivot points and threaded rods with dry lubricants such as graphite or silicone; these dry lubricants will not attract and hold sawdust.

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