DEWALT DW744XRS 10-inch – Perfect to the Beginner and Hobbyist

The DEWALT DW744XRS 10-inch Job Site Table Saw with Rolling Stand is a good table saw for a beginner or hobbyist.

It’s nothing spectacular but, as portable saws go, I think it’s pretty well made and does its job.  Dewalt is a trusted brand for a reason and this table saw is a trustworthy, durable machine with a lot of “pros” that balance out the “cons.” If you are looking for the best of the best, this probably is one of them.

And, if you are looking for a good machine that will do the job and that you can take with you wherever you go, then look no further. DEWALT DW744XRS does the job.

DW744XRS Design

Features of DEWALT DW744XRS 10-inch

The main thing to consider when purchasing a table saw is whether you want a very expensive machine that is “perfect” or whether you are looking for value. The other important question to ask yourself is whether you want it to stay in one place (in a shop, for example) or whether you want the convenience of a portable saw.

If you choose to get a portable saw, you need to be prepared to make a few sacrifices. It only makes sense that a saw that you can throw in the back of your truck is not going to be as accurate, quiet and heavy duty as one that is, in essence, a piece of furniture in your shop.

I used DEWALT DW744XRS only a small amount personally because I was busy with some projects that required that I use a higher quality cabinet table saw. I let my son test it out with his contractor business and he said he liked it. He had a lot of issues keeping the fence aligned but, other than that, it was a pretty good tool.

Portable Dewalt

This saw is probably best suited to a beginner or intermediate woodworker. As always, a portable table saw is suitable for people looking to move their table saw around with them. It’s not something that is expected to be a fixture in anyone’s woodworking shop. This one is a midgrade quality and is a good deal for the money.  So, though you will have to deal with the issues with the fence and possibly some noise and shakiness, that is to be expected from portable table saws.

Last Words

In short, this table saw was a bit loud and had some minor accuracy issues but is a really very good saw for the money. It’s good for a contractor who is looking to take his/her saw from place to place and will handle some pretty big jobs.

If you are looking for a perfectly smooth, quiet, accurate machine then, the truth is, that you will have to spend more and you will probably need to purchase a cabinet table saw.  This machine has the same issues that are common of all (or at least most) portable table saws.  However, a cabinet table saw is only sensible for someone who:

  • is going to use it frequently
  • is willing to spend a lot more money
  • is not planning to move the table saw around.


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