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Forum topic by taterm6x posted 01-30-2017 02:33 PM 822 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2017 02:33 PM

Im looking at buying a new table saw and was looking at the Dewalt DW745 and the DWE7480. one is $79 more than the other and the only difference i see is the “site pro modular guarding system”

I cant figure out what that is. Can anyone shed some light? Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-30-2017 04:52 PM

They are different saws. For example the rip capacity is 22.5 vs 16”, the rotation speed is 1000 rpm different.

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 10:07 PM

Are you looking for a “portable” table saw, or just a table saw in this price range? If you don’t need portability, a larger stationary saw has a bunch of inherent advantages.

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#3 posted 01-31-2017 03:31 PM

I needed to upgrade my old Ryobi. Im starting to get into more and more projects and want a good saw that doesn’t break the bank. I don’t have a ton of room so with all the reviews on dewalt it seemed to be a good sturdy saw for my needs.

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 04:13 PM

Where Dewalt and Ryoby is good is that they are easily portable so if you want to install floors in your friends house nothing beats them. But that’s where their advantage ends. They do not take much less space than a stationary saw either.
Once you try to rip 5 feet or longer board on the portable saw you will see how dangerous it is.
If you want a new saw Delta 36725 from Lows costs not much more than your dewalt. Many people here will suggest used, however it is very luck dependent.

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#5 posted 01-31-2017 05:32 PM

I’d second the Delta. The one I have is my fourth TS in a progression from a less than $100 Firestorm saw to the Delta 36-725. The Delta, by far, has the most stability and precise fence of any that I’ve worked on.. and yet, can still me rolled out of the way in my garage/workshop…

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