DeWalt DW745 Review
DeWalt DW745 ReviewReviewed by: Timothy Henderson Last modified:
DeWalt DW745 Review
Features and Benefits of the Dewalt Table Saw DW745
Although the respected DW745 DeWalt is no longer available — here are some of the features that made it popular with amateur and pro users alike.
The DW745 was a great solution for people who demanded an affordable piece of equipment with a significant number of features — with everything you needed for mid-sized DIY and trade projects. Many professionals praised its accuracy, durability, and most importantly — portability. The main advantage of the DW745 was the fact that you could carry it anywhere and effortlessly move it from place to place. Straightforward operation and low on working space requirements — it was an ideal entry-level table saw for home-users who lacked the workshop room for a full-sized unit.
Despite the DeWalt DW 745 being a small saw — it could handle large wood.
Like the upgraded DWE7485, it featured rack and pinion telescoping rails, turning this compact unit into a substantially sized machine — allowing you to tackle joists, fence posts, and drywall slats.
Impressive Rip Capacity
The telescoping rails — in combination with the 24-tooth carbide blade — promised a mighty 20-inch rip capacity. It permitted you to cut through full material sheets, delivering a maximum sawing depth of 3.125 inches at 90 degrees, and 2.25 inches at 45 degrees.
What appealed to many trade users was the grunty motor — despite being a transportable machine.
Knocking out 3850 rpm from its 15-amp powerhouse, it effortlessly sliced through pressure-treated timber, wet lumber, and hardwoods.
For intricate finishing, the DW745 from DeWalt included a zero to 45 degree bevelling facility. Featuring a large, easy-to-read scale, selecting the correct direction of attack was fuss-free — while a quick-bevel lock permitted time-saving selection of the chosen angle.
The DW745’s attention to safety was one of the major reasons it gained a large DIY following — making it low on hazards for even the most inexperienced table saw users. A substantial push bar kept delicate digits away from the spinning blade, while a friction-reducing table surface guaranteed smooth timber propulsion — preventing over-pushing and slipping risks.
The DW745 DeWalt table saw incorporated a 2.5-inch dust collection port. Vacuum compatible, it allowed you to attach a shop or home suction unit to the tool — keeping dust volumes to a minimum. Therefore ensuring a mess-free working environment and shielding you from the hazards of airborne timber particles.
DeWalt Compact Table Saw DW745 SpecificationsAlthough no longer on the market, here are the specs that guaranteed the popularity of the DW745.
|Blade||10-inch carbide tipped|
|Arbor size||0.625 inches|
|Depth of cut at 45 degrees||2.25 inches|
|Depth of cut at 90 degrees||3.125 inches|
What Users Say About The DW745
Although no longer in production, the DW745 from DeWalt still has a remarkably faithful following amongst existing users — illustrating its reliability, power, and ease of use.
Owners praise its lightweight and portable design, applaud its extensive telescoping rails, and welcome the bevelling facility.
Sure, it wasn’t a perfect unit. Many users indicate that the lowering and raising pivot needs frequent oiling — while others complain that vibration levels are high, with no easy anchoring points to prevent ‘walking.’
That said, for a home use or easily transportable trade machine, the DW745 remains a powerful — albeit discontinued — table saw.
Alternatives To The Dw745
- 5800 rpm in comparison to the 3850 rpm of the DeWalt 745.
- Three-year warranty — identical to the DW745.
- Shallower cuts to both the left and right sides, due to the smaller blade.
- Faster speed — 4800 rpm in contrast with the 3850 rpm of the DeWalt.
- Like the DW 745, it possesses a 45-degree bevel feature.
- Includes a safety push bar — like the DeWalt saw.
- Wheeled stand — not a feature of the DeWalt.
- Hefty — 109 pounds as opposed to the 45 pounds of the DW745.
- Restart protector to prevent accidental operation — not seen in the DeWalt unit.
With its lightweight build, versatile telescoping rails, and powerful 15-amp motor — the now discontinued DW 745 DeWalt was an excellent portable table saw for home and trade users.
Boasting a 45-degree bevelling option, it was ideal for cornices and dados — while the vacuum port promoted dust-free operation. And, with a heavy focus on safety features, its push bar and frictionless table surface provided reassuring peace of mind — even for novice users.
Alas, it is no more.
So, if you’re seeking a compact machine that’s equal, if not better than, the DeWalt DW745 — I heartily recommend taking a look at its successor, the DeWalt DWE7485.
DeWalt DW 745 Compact Table Saw FAQs
Q: Where Can I Buy the DW745 DeWalt?
Unfortunately, the DW 745 from DeWalt has now been discontinued. If you’re looking for a machine that’s similarly specced — I suggest you check out the DWE7485.
Q: Is the DW745 Cordless?
No. The obsolete DW 745 ran off a 120-volt mains supply. If you’re seeking a cordless compact table saw, I recommend you take a look at the DeWalt DCS7485T1.
Q: Where Can I Find the DeWalt Saw DW745 Manual?
Although discontinued, you can access the DW745 manual user guide here.
Q: Can I Buy Parts for the DW745 DeWalt Circular Compact Table Saw?
Yes. Although the machine is no longer in production, you can still obtain replacement parts from the official DeWalt website.
To help you identify the correct component, here’s an exploded diagram.