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DeWalt DW744X 10-Inch Table Saw Review Roundup – 24-1/2″ Max Rip Capacity & Folding Stand

DeWalt DW744xThe DeWalt DW744X may well have been succeeded by its older brother the Dewalt DW744XRS, but this does not necessarily mean that you should instantly skip over it. While the DW744X may have a few less features than its older brother, it can also now be found at a much lower price and if you shop around you can find some seriously good-value deals on the Dewalt DW744X jobsite saw.

Most of you will know that Dewalt is a name that can be trusted in as far as power tools are concerned. They are among the most popular with tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts alike thanks to their overall reliability, precision and durability. We take a look below to see if the DEWALT DW744X saw continues with those attributes by looking at customer reviews.

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There had been a total of 18 user reviews for the DEWALT DW744X when this roundup was written and the saw was awarded a total of 3.7 from 5 star rating by those people. This is the lowest rating for any table saw we have reviewed so far and much lower than the DEWALT DW744XRS which scored 4.4 from 5.

The review rating breakdown is as follows:

5 stars: 5
4 stars: 5
3 stars: 6
2 stars: 1
1 star: 1

This gives the DW744X an overall satisfaction rating of only 55% – again the lowest for any table saw we have seen so far.

So why exactly did the reviewers rate the DW744X so low? We see below why people were not so impressed:

“The rip fence on the first saw I received would not align parallel to the blade. Out of the box, the rip fence was more than 1/2″ out of alignment…”

The person above also had questions about the saws overall quality, however they admitted they had not actually used the saw at the time of writing this:

“Questionable manufacturing quality… Questionable documentation quality… Questionable engineering quality…”

That customer was not alone however with their opinion, with comments like these from other users…

“Great potential saw with a lot of adjustment…”

“I have had one of these for years and the only complaint I have is that the fence will not stay even with the blade. I swapped it out for a new one and it has the same problem…”

Could it be that Dewalt have produced a product out of line with their usual high standards?

“Poor quality control. I believe once I get beyond these poor factory quality issues I might have a good saw…”

“Poor rack and pinion design…”

The answer to that could be ‘yes’, however some people did rate the DEWALT DW744X so it could still be a decent option for the cost-conscious right? Maybe…

“I respect what the other reviewers have said (hey, if you’ve had a bad experience, you’ve had a bad experience) but mine has been nothing but positive…”

“This saw cuts with ease. The ability to rip up to 24.5 inches has already come in handy in the first week of using it. It makes it easy to cut plywood by yourself and the guard once set up makes consistent accurate cuts every time…”

Also this person actually likes the fence design on the DW744X!

“Fence design is beautiful, you just scroll to the right width and the dual track eliminates the unevenness you get from other fences…”

Though there are positive comments to be had from the reviewers of the DEWALT DW744X, we would find it hard recommending this jobsite table saw to anyone but those looking for a real bargain. The old saying “You get what you pay for” certainly seems to ring true here and while the DW744X can be found at a good price, it does not seem to live up to Dewalt’s usual high standards.

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Have Dewalt missed the cut with the DW744X?

For most people we would recommend looking at the Dewalt DW744XRS over the DEWALT DW744X as judging by the overall feeling towards this saw from its users, there seems to be design and quality issues overall.

Customer Rating:

3.7 out of 5 starsSee the latest rating, user reviews and discount here…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the DEWALT DW744X table saw with folding stand - Source]

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Bosch GTS1031 Jobsite Table Saw Review Roundup

Bosch GTS1031Judging by the customer reviews of the Bosch GTS1031 table saw, it seems this model is a bit hit and miss with users so far. Bosch designed the Bosch GTS1031 with portability in mind while not sacrificing performance and precision and so we take a look below to see if they achieved this. Firstly though, let’s check some basic specs for the Bosch GTS1031.

This jobsite table saw offers a balanced one-handed carry handle in a compact design for ease of transport. The unit can be stored on its side also to save space and comes with a steel base for durability. It has a self-aligning, square lock rip fence, expanding table top, 18 inch rip capacity and smart guard. Everything you would probably expect from the Bosch brand. So how did it stack up with the customers that bought it? Keep reading to find out.

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Bosch GTS1031

The GTS1031 only had 8 user reviews at the time of writing and the scores were a mixed bag. From those 8 reviewers 2 gave a 5 star rating, 4 awarded 4 stars and 2 people gave only 1 star. No 2 or 3 stars were awarded. This gave the Bosch table saw an overall rating of 3.5 stars from 5. Certainly not the best, but not the worst either.

Reading through the review comments it seems the strong points of the Bosch GTS1031 are its precision in cutting and the storage area underneath the unit.

“The alignments are right on the money and I absolutely love how all the accessories store underneath the saw…”

“Great power- provides nice clean cuts…”

“The saw cut beautifully. I used three difference kinds of wood, ripped them, resawed them, even did a little rabbet and the blade cut true and easy. It left no burn marks and did a good job…”

The ease of use also came into some praise:

“Easily assembled – It took about 15 minutes to put together…”

“Versatile and portable. Can be easily carried and transported…”

However not all comments were positive such as the person below that was not too impressed with the miter gauge:

“It doesn’t come with the best miter gauge but, then again, what saw in this price range “does” come with a decent miter gauge?”

While most reviewers agree that the Bosch GTS1031 has a great design, not all agreed that the quality of build was up to scratch…

“The quality of manufacturing and assembly is far short of “adequate”…”

“First off the saw is below par on quality…”

“I expected it to be built and feel much more sturdy than it is…”

“Right out the box the cable holder/metal tabs were bent…”

Judging by the even number of positives and negative points coming from the reviews as we write this, it is probably hard to recommend the Bosch GTS1031 table saw over some other models in its price range such as the Bosch 4100-09 or DEWALT DW744XRS. However due to the low number of reviewers currently for this product we will check back in the future to see if this changes but the low number of reviews could be telling enough that the Bosch GTS1031 is one table saw to avoid.

Customer Rating:

3.5 out of 5 starsClick here to see the current rating or to save 54% on the Bosch GTS1031…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Bosch GTS1031 jobsite table saw - Source]

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Bosch 4100DG-09 Worksite Table Saw with Digital Rip Fence Review Roundup

Bosch 4100DG-09The Bosch 4100DG-09 is of course the bigger brother of the Bosch 4100-09 that we reviewed earlier. There are a few differences between the models with this “DG” model having a few extra features – namely the digital rip fence.

What we are aiming to find out is if this newer Bosch table saw is worth buying over the Bosch 4100-09 or if it’s just a cash-in and a premium price for a few extra bells and whistles (click the link below for product specs). Keep reading below for our review roundup to see what actual customer think of their Bosch 4100DG-09 table saw.

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Bosch 4100DG-09 Table Saw

We should point out that the original model – the Bosch 4100-09 – scored 4.4 from a 5 star rating. You can see the review here. The Bosch 4100DG-09 in comparison has scored an overall satisfaction rating from the reviewers of 4.5 from 5 stars. So while that’s only an increase of one tick over the 4100-09, it’s still an improvement and every little helps, right?

At the time of writing this the Bosch 4100DG-09 had a total of 27 reviewers scoring the 4.4 star rating. Of those 19 rated the Bosch 4100DG-09 power tool the full 5 stars and 4 users rated 4 stars. That’s a satisfaction rating of 85%. The other stars were made up of 3 people awarding 3 stars and one person giving 1 star. No 1 star rating was given at all for the Bosch 4100DG-09.

Just like the Bosch 4100-09 model, customers were very happy with the overall quality, precision and value of the Bosch 4100DG-09. Bosch are well known for producing good power tools and it seems the 4100DG-09 is no exception…

“An excellent product…”

“One heck of a saw. Everything is thought out. Everything is right there where you need it…”

“This saw is the cat’s pyjamas. I love it…”

“I currently own 3 portable table saws. One Makita, one Ridgid and the Bosch. This is by FAR the best portable saw I have ever used…”

Other than just general praise, users agreed that the main parts of the table saw worked very well as you would expect:

“The fence is true and the adjustable height blade ensures that there will be minimum tear-outs…”

“The best feature has to be the gravity-rise stand – talk about ingenious!”

“Easy to use, easy to move, cuts like a dream. I really like the rip fence and digital readout…”

As we said above there were not many negative reviews of the 4100DG-09 but what did the people that rated the 3 star average have to say? Why not full marks like the rest?

Well the Bosch lost a couple of points from a couple of users due to the price and the added digital fence. Some were not sure that the extra price was worth the upgrade from the Bosch 4100-09…

“Good saw questionable digital fence…”

“Nice unit but overpriced…”

“I have been quite happy with the saw, but I question the value of the digital rip fence, especially at a $100 premium…”

As the 85% customer rating above suggests, the majority of users are overly satisfied with their purchase of the Bosch 4100-09 table saw and as you can see from their reviews it seems a good choice for precision work as well as heavy duty cutting jobs. Factors such as the gravity stand, portability, value and precision all rated highly. Judging by the slightly higher rating and extra features, these make the 4100DG-09 model a worthy purchase over the 4100-09.

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Is the Bosch 4100DG-09 worth the premium over the 4100-09 model?

Customer Rating:

4.5 out of 5 starsSee the most recent reviews, rating and 51% discount here for the Bosch 4100DG-09…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Bosch 4100DG-09 and were correct at time of publishing - Source]

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Rockwell Table Saw Review Roundup – Rockwell RK7240.1

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Cheap price, but is the quality cheap too?

The RK7240.1 Rockwell table saw is designed and sold as an economic entry-level table saw that is ideal for novices and professionals at home or in the workshop.

While the Rockwell table saw has a budget price, it includes a surprising amount of features that you would expect from more expensive models. Don’t be fooled into thinking the RK7240.1 is lacking. This table saw is powered by a 13 amp motor, has a 10-inch tungsten-carbide blade, features cast aluminium table top for over 400 square inches of work space. Included in the price of this Rockwell table saw is a stand, blade wrench, rip fence, miter gauge, and push stick.

Currently the Rockwell RK7240.1 costs only $182 which for any table saw with these features is very good – in fact not many come anywhere close to this price. What we want to know though is whether the RK7240.1 is a total bargain or if it’s worth spending a little more on a more established model such as the Dewalt DW744XRS or Bosch 4100-09.

We take a look below at the Rockwell table saw reviews from actual users to find out the answer.

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Rockwell Table Saw

Reviews for the RK7240.1 Rockwell table saw are mixed to say the least. From a total of 23 reviews at the time of writing, seven people (the majority) did rate a full 5 stars, four people rated just below at 4 stars. This equals 43% of people rating the RK7240.1 4 stars or above which may be too low for some people’s liking. Five scored the Rockwell 3 stars, two awarded 2 stars and another five gave the lowest 1 star rating. This meant that the RK7240.1 table saw scored an average rating of 3.3 stars from 5.

Customers that liked the RK7240.1 seemed to have lower expectations of what to expect because of the price and because of this it reflected in their scoreline. They reviewed stating that if you expect top-of-the-range then you will likely be disappointed, however what you get for the price is satisfactory as typified by comments like these…

“Good for this price…”

“It is made for small jobs and that is what I needed. The setup is easy and the performance is great for a small unit. The price was as good as you will find unless you steal one…”

“Works fine! No problems!”

“This is a well made product. For the price it is a great value…”

The Rockwell table saw did impress some reviewers with its portability:

“This is truly a portable as far as weight is concern…”

“Solid small hobby type machine – comes packed perfectly…”

While a few others found the quality and set-up good:

“Fence is good for this price…”

“The setup is easy and the performance is great for a small unit…”

While the above make the Rockwell RK7240.1 table saw sound like a great investment, there are an equal number of not so great comments about the product. People that awarded 3 stars summed up the tool with comments like…

“Less than perfect – table saw that i purchased had one leg shorter than the others but other than that its good saw…”

“I should have spent extra and purchased better quality saw…”

One customers felt that there is a lack of precision and that the product could be more suited to beginner craftsman and DIY’ers…

“This seems to be an adequate machine for non-precision work…”

Another user had a few teething problems when they started using it:

“Saw had an alignment problem. Splitter was bent, causing a blockage of wood piece. Had to bend splitter. Guard locking handle will cause blockage, if above table height. After adjustments, saw has plenty of power and for the price is O.K. item…”

Unfortunately some users were completely disappointed with the Rockwell table saw and awarded a 1 star rating…

“Sub-par, Not up to Rockwell Quality…”

“Spend more money, get a better machine…”

“It has what has to be the worst assembly instructions I have ever encountered…”

“While the reviews were less than sterling, I didn’t think it could be that bad. My mistake…”

With such a mixed bag of reviews with more or less even ratings across each of the 5 stars, it is quite difficult to determine quite how good the Rockwell table saw is. It is obvious that overall quality is lower than average and that the RK7240.1 may not be suitable for serious carpenters or workmen, however for those that use it more leisurely may find it good value.

One thing does seem certain however – if you spend a little more you are less likely to be disappointed with your purchase and sometimes it is worth paying a little extra.

Customer Rating:

3.3 out of 5 starsSee the most recent rating and all user reviews here for the RK7240.1 Rockwell table saw…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the RK7240.1 Rockwell Table Saw - Source]

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DEWALT DW744XRS Review Roundup – 10-Inch Job Site Table Saw & Rolling Stand


Top of the range?

Dewalt have two of the best-selling table saws currently on the market with the DW745 and DW744XRS models. The DEWALT DW744XRS is considered the better of the two, but as you may expect, it has the higher price tag too. Here we look at the overall performance and value of the DEWALT DW744XRS table saw and see what customers like and dislike about the DW744XRS.

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DEWALT DW744XRS Job Site Table Saw

A quick look at the specs for the DW744XRS show that this table saw has a high-torque 15 amp motor powering a speed of 3650 rpm, tool free adjustments, site-pro modular guarding system, telescoping fence rails, rolling stand and dust collection port. Everything you would expect from a company like Dewalt, but does it score well with the reviewers?

In a word ‘yes‘. The Dewalt DW744XRS scored an average of 4.4 out of a 5 star rating from a collective 15 customer reviews. 10 of the 15 scored the maximum 5 star rating, while 3 people gave 4 stars, 1 person gave 3 stars and a single person gave 1 star.

The areas where the DW744XRS scored best with the reviewers were for portability, overall quality and price as the following person so perfectly puts it!

“Overall, I’ve given it five stars for its combination of quality, portability and competitive price among saws with comparable features…”

Another reviewer agrees with the quality factor below:

“I have never had a DeWalt Product let me down on a job…”

The design and durability also comes in for a lot of praise. Customers are more than happy with the feeling that this saw will last the test of time thanks to its solid build…

“Everything about this saw is well built and vary accurate…”

“Well designed system and easy to use…”

“I have several DeWalt tools because of their quality… Great saw and a powerhouse…”

The accuracy and speed of the cuts were mentioned in many people’s reviews also, however one negative point did crop up with a few people and that was due to the accuracy of the gauge. This seemed to be one area where the DEWALT DW744XRS lost a few points…

“I do however concur with one previous rater, you must check the accuracy of the gauge. Though it says it’s calibrated at the factory, mine was off. Minor and easily adjusted…”

“Alignments were off on delivery, but luckily my only minor gripe…”

In a nutshell however, I think the overall opinion on the DEWALT DW744XRS table saw is summed up well by this comment:

“Having used the saw now for close to 2 years I must say it’s a great saw – You would have a hard time matching this combo of saw and stand…”

Customer Rating:

4.4 out of 5 stars See most recent rating, reviews and $564 discount here…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the DEWALT DW744XRS job site table saw - Source]

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Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw Review Roundup – 10-Inch with Gravity Rise Stand

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Powerful & compact...

In the trade, the name ‘Bosch’ is a brand well recognized and trusted. For good reason too. Bosch products have long been a favorite for builders, carpenters, DIY enthusiasts and all other tradesmen and this is thanks to both the general quality and precision of their tools. Luckily the Bosch 4100-09 is no different and is regarded as one of the best table saws currently available.

This could explain also why it is one of the best-selling so below we see exactly what customers of the Bosch 4100-09 really think of it.


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Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw

There has been 214 Bosch 4100-09 reviews from real users at the time of writing this and the table saw scored a very respectable 4.4 out of 5 stars rating.

140 people awarded the full 5 star rating to the Bosch 4100-09 and 47 gave the 4 star rating, that’s 87.3% of people awarding 4 stars and above, not bad!

Overall users of the Bosch 4100-09 praised the table saw’s inclusion of the gravity rise stand, the good price and precision of wood cuts as among the favorite features. Here are some typical comments from user reviews:

“Exceptional Table Saw…”

“Bosch knocks one out of the ballpark…”

“The best on the market…”

“If you want a good basic table saw that will stow away easily, I don’t think there is anything out there that comes close. I love it!”

“If you think you’ll own a home for decades invest in this tool!”

I think you get the idea. Of course the above only come from reviews of people that rated the Bosch 4100-09 5 stars and although this is the majority rating, what did the people say that had gripes with Bosch’s table saw? Well it seems one of the most common complaints for marking the Bosch 4100-09 down is the quality of the blade that comes with it…

“The included blade is of mediocre quality (though that’s to be expected from stock blades these days)…”

“The included blade is alright for ripping, but most people will want to install an upgraded combination blade…”

As well as the blade, a few people were surprised that they did not receive a user manual…

“I was surprised that I did not receive manuals – I retrieved electronic versions from Bosch…”

A few of the others that rated the Bosch gave overall impressions like:

“Good for what it was designed for…”

“This is a very nice table saw, and has the best stand in the business – I’d actually give it 3 1/2 stars if I could…”

As you can see 3 star ratings did not necessarily result in negativity, more like they came from more conservative reviewers.

Overall the Bosch 4100-09 table saw scored one of the highest overall ratings for any current table saw on the market. The fact that 214 people had taken time to review the product speaks for itself, especially considering the 87% satisfaction rating.

Bosch 4100-09 users were generally satisfied with the quality, size, precision and price and this reflected in their reviews.

Customer Rating:

4.4 out of 5 starsSee up-to-date rating, user reviews and $705 discount here…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Bosch 4100-09 worksite table saw with gravity stand - Source]

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Dewalt DW745 Table Saw Review Roundup

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15 amp motor delivers 3,850 rpm

Dewalt have an admired reputation in the trade industries with thanks to quality design, reliability and precision of their power tools. The Dewalt DW745 table saw is no exception and has so far garnered much positive feedback for carpenters and DIY enthusiasts across the country.

The Dewalt DW745 itself features a modular guarding system that results in quick but accurate cuts and is highly portable yet powerful with a 15 amp motor and 16 inch rip capacity.

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Dewalt DW745 Table Saw

So what do customers of the DW745 table saw really think of its performance and overall value? Well out of the 78 reviews (at time of writing) 54 scored the Dewalt DW745 table saw 5 stars from 5 and 19 scored this piece of kit 4 stars. That means only 6% of people graded it 3 stars or lower – pretty impressive for any item and comments like these are typical when people describe their experience with the DW745:

“Good from the box, even better with proper alignment…”

“You can get many times your money’s worth! (About FIVE times in fact!) Highly recommended!”

“Best compact table saw…”

“Absolutely the best saw in its class!”

Ok I think you get the impression!

It seems that Dewalt have made another high-grade piece of woodworking equipment here with the DW745 table saw, though what were the negatives fromthe few that were not so impressed? Well a couple of people complained that the saw is a little over-priced as this person wrote…

“Even at Amazon’s lowest price this saw (after 6 mo duty) is over priced…”

Another person seemed to take delivery of a broken saw:

“The metallic surface arrived broken in both ends of the table, very desappointed…”

Overall most users were delighted with the Dewalt DW745 and generally in the reviews were happy with the quality, compact size and accuracy of its cuts.

Customer Rating:

4.6 out of 5 stars – See the complete ratings and all user reviews here…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Dewalt DW745 table saw - Source]

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DeWalt DW745 In Action

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