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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


DEWALT DW744XRS

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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