The DEWALT DW744X is designed to be compact and fairly light weight as well as versatile with its 15 amp motor and a maximum rip capacity of 24 ½ inches. This table saw also comes with a folding saw stand, a miter gauge, a push stick, and a 10 inch, 24 tooth carbide blade, and it can be used for cutting hardwood and pressure-treated lumber.
DEWALT DW744X
DEWALT DW744X 10-Inch Job-Site Table Saw Features

  • Modular guarding system allows for tool-free adjustments of guarding components
  • Telescoping fence delivers 24 ½ inch rip capacity
  • Fence adjustments are fast, smooth, and accurate due to the rack and pinion fence rails
  • Telescoping fence rails retract
  • Compact and portable package
  • 15 amp high-torque motor
  • Can be used on pressure-treated lumber and hardwoods
  • No-load speed of 3650 rpm
  • Has a dust-collection port for easy clean up
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • 1 year free service warranty
  • 90 day money back guarantee
  • Weighs 57 pounds
  • Comes with folding stand

Design

The DEWALT DW744X has built in electronic feedback which helps the saw to maintain the blade speeds. This means that the saw runs at a consistently high level resulting in a higher cut quality. The table saw is also designed to maximize user comfort as it has an internal motor mechanism that helps to stabilize the arbor and to keep the vibration to a minimum. It also is a soft start table saw which allows for it to work up to the amount of torque need this helps to reduce the start-up torque.

The site-pro modular guarding system is designed to make the process of setting up for different jobs easier. Its design allows for tool-free adjustments of guarding components specific to jobs. The fence design allows for the 24 ½ rip capacity and the rack and pinion fence rails allow for quick, smooth, and accurate fence adjustments. The fence also has a telescoping design which allows for the rails to be moved in or moved out to 24 inches. This telescoping design allows for the ability to adjust the fence for different sized jobs and it makes the table saw easier to move in its compact form. The table saw is designed to have large rip capacity but to also cut up to 13/16 inches wide and has a maximum cut depth of 3 1/8th inches at 90 degrees and 2 1/4th inches at 45 degrees. The table surface measures 26 ½ inches by 19 ¼ inches which is good for large jobs. Some users have found that constant adjustment of the rack and pinion blocks that hold the rod in place is needed in order to hold the fence in the proper position and that this is needed because of the material that the blocks are made of. Because of the poor construction materials the blocks tend to bend and this causes the fence to be off from the other one. Users have also noted that occasionally the saw is flimsy and they have had to return the table saw in exchange for a different model. However, many users also agree that the saw sits securely on the stand and that it is a powerful saw that can be used for different types of jobs. Others have also noted that the rack and pinion fences are great and that they function fine.

The DEWALT DW744X table saw is designed to be compact and easy to move. The table saw itself weighs 57 pounds and comes with the folding table saw stand and can be easily torn down and to setup. It can be used at a workshop at home or moved and relocated to jobsites. This table saw also comes with storage to make its use more convenient. It also has a 2 inch dust collection tray that allows for easy cleanup. Many that have purchased the table saw have noted that it is easier to move and relocate the saw with two people not because of the weight but primarily because it is awkward to move on their own. Users enjoy the onboard storage but many wish that there was also a cord wrap and onboard storage for the mitre gauge. Some have noticed that the aluminum shield that cover the bottom of the blade under the saw collects sawdust and can overheat the motor a simple fix is to remove the shield and vacuum out the dust port. Other users have noted that because the threaded bar that is attached to the handle is exposed the threads can get clogged with saw dust which makes it difficult to raise and lower the blade.

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Easy to move
  • Compact
  • 15 amp
  • Slow start to minimize torque kick
  • Less vibration
  • User friendly
  • Onboard storage
  • Fold table is stable and sturdy
  • Comes with a dust tray
  • Dust tray is easy to clean
  • Plenty of power

Cons

  • Hard to move with just one person
  • Blade can be flimsy
  • The rip fence have a tendency to not properly align
  • Saw dust often clogs the treads on the push stick and can also cause the saw to overheat
  • Poor construction materials
  • Rack and pinion problems are common

Overall the DEWALT DW744X table saw is a fairly good table saw for the price. It is compact and comes with a folding table that is sturdy and can easily be folded for when the saw needs to be moved. The table itself is large and a decent size, the fence can be adjusted for any type of job. It can be used to cut hardwoods or treated woods. However there are also several common complaints that individuals have noticed. The fence is often off line and has to be manually aligned by the user but it has a tendency to drift while the saw is being used. Also multiple users have noticed that the saw blade itself is flimsy and often have to replace it. The table saw especially the blocks are made of poor materials that do not tighten or hold properly.

Model
Price
DEWALT DW744X
$497.99 from Amazon

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