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Forum topic by kenobi91 posted 08-17-2019 01:31 AM 301 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2019 01:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw dewalt dw744xp-qs

Hello dear woodworkers :)
I am new guy at the forum and I could really use your help. I just started woodworking and after few small projects it is time for me to buy a table saw. There is not a lot of options for buying a table saw where i live but i did found one used Dewalt DW744XP-QS Type 2 table saw. Problem is that i cant find any reviews of this model so i dont know how good it is and how these saws age since it is used one. I could relly use your help if someone had this saw or know anything about it. I will post some pictures of it:


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#1 posted 08-17-2019 02:57 PM

It looks like it is probably not a model that was sold in the US market (?) so we might not have much first hand knowledge over here. In general the Dewalt jobsite saws are solid tools and may be a good starter saw or for someone with limited space. Your best bet is to turn it on and for me anyway, I would even run a piece of wood through it to see if it works okay. If you aren’t experienced with using a table saw, that might not be a good idea so take an experienced friend with you if you can. It looks like the riving knife and guards are missing which are important safety features so definitely deduct from the price so you can buy new ones because as a beginner, you need those. Check to see that there is no side to side play in the blade and arbor. If there is don’t buy it. Also turn the blade by hand feeling and listening for any grinding or resistance that might indicate bad bearings. While you can probably replace them, I wouldn’t want to mess with it on that saw. I also don’t see a miter gauge. If that is missing as well, by the time you replace all the stuff that is missing, you might as well buy another saw.

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#2 posted 08-18-2019 12:53 AM

Well i must say that i agree but the problem is that i can’t eaven buy new one since there is no store taht sells them and only models that you can buy are Einhell so used table saw from someone is only option. I can’t take a look at saw since it is far from me but i do have video that guy sent me.

https://vimeo.com/user101935537/review/354441144/9834991a29

Maybe this can help, i think it is ok saw but i never had any table saw so i need help

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#3 posted 08-18-2019 02:14 AM

My rule of thumb is don’t buy a portable unless you need to lug it from site to site on a regular basis. The portables can be convenient when you need to move one around, but you give a lot of benefits in size, mass, operating area in front of the blade, torque, noise, upgradeability, long term reliability, and feasibility to fix. The majority of advantages go to a decent full size stationary saw with a belt drive induction motor.

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#4 posted 08-18-2019 02:27 AM

I bought a new DeWalt tabletop saw, had It for about 6 months and sold it to my son-in-law for $100, and got a Grizzly G0771Z. My intentions was to save space by cutting the boards down to 36” or less length with my miter chop saw, then rip to width on my DeWalt saw. Every time you move the fence, you can have to reline the fence to get it parallel to the blade vs a stationary cabinet table saw. Wasn’t all the bad but I started doing more woodworking then I planned on. My son-in-law uses the DeWalt for construction job sites now……. Because of the type of fence this saw has, you want a riving knife to help prevent kick backs. This model the blade guard is held in place by the riving knife. Judging by the wear marks on the bed, this saw has a lot of use on it. This type of saw can be a good starter saw if you can get it at a real good price.

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#5 posted 08-18-2019 02:38 AM

If I read the label correctly, this is 230V and not 110V. How is it wired.

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#6 posted 08-18-2019 08:13 AM

Yes, well i live in Bosnia so that’s all good :) and i do agree that stationary saw would be better but i can justify price of one since i m hobby woodworker and selection of saws is very veryyy limited, i made this thread just to evaluate condition of this saw and to see opinion from you guys :)

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