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Posted on What is best portable table saw to purchase for garage wood shop?

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#1 posted 09-22-2019 06:19 PM

IF, and I say “IF” you decide to forgo the Jet for some reason, IMHO, you cannot beat the Dewalt 745 or it’s siblings. I’ve had my 745 for a number of years now and LOVE it. While it IS true the included miter gauge is substandard, and I have replaced mine, the fence system is fantastic! There are those who whine that there is no dado capability, but good God! Don’t you own a ROUTER??? I’ve built a rolling cart with locking casters for the saw, on which I have included onboard storage for the rip fence, push sticks, a tape, an adjustable square, a blade depth gauge, a hook for a three outlet plug extension cord and shop made zero clearance insert. All KINDS a cart designs on You Tube for the Dewalt. Ya gotta find SOMETHING you can either use or modify to your needs.
I’ve had other, stationary 10” table saws, in shops where there was room to dedicate for that purpose. In a small shop, the 745 on it’s rolling cart is a dream. Easy to roll out and use when desired, easy to push back out of the way when no longer needed. Takes up only a small footprint when rolled off to the side.

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