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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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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 In Action

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