To do a job right, you need the right tools. This is especially true when it comes to table saws. Using the wrong type of blade can ruin material by burning it or producing jagged, rough cuts. Keep a look out for quality blades with carbide tips for extra durability. Also, note how many teeth are on the blade. More teeth mean smoother cuts. 30-tooth blades are included with most table saws these days.
Additionally, using a motor that doesn’t have enough power to cut through the material can leave you wasting valuable material and feeling defeated. If you plan on cutting thick pieces of lumber versus thin hardwood flooring planks, you’ll need a powerful motor and a large saw to make single, clean cuts.
15 Amps is the industry standard for entry-level and mid-level saws. The motor will also determine the RPM which will impact the type of material that can be used with that saw. This article will include Dewalt DWE7491RS review, along with a review of three other similar products.
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What Is The DEWALT DWE7491RS
The Dewalt DWE7491RS is a table saw with 10-inch 24-tooth carbide blade, 32 ½-inch rip capacity, a 15 amp motor, all on a rolling stand. The complete table saw measures to 31 x 24.5 x 31 inches, while the workspace is only 26 x 22 inches. At 90 degrees, this saw cuts 3 ⅛ in deep and 2 ¼ in deep at 45 degrees.
The ripping fence tool on the Dewalt DWE7491RS allows the operator to cut really narrow pieces of wood and unlike some other models, this one flips over for narrow rip cuts. The fence can also be locked and unlocked using one hand. The total span of your available workspace can be expanded using the telescoping fence rails.
The Dewalt DWE7491RS is designed with a rolling stand for easy setup and breakdown without compromising stability. Intelligent features like the large heavy duty wheels help mobilize this table saw at any job site, even over curbs and steps.
Common safety features and tools are included like the push stick and miter gauge, along with power loss reset feature. This ensures that the table saw will not automatically turn on after a power failure, but only after the user pushes the button (under a flip cover for extra protection).
Ease of Use
The rip fencing flips to either side of the blade which allows a versatile workspace. The telescoping fence rails also help create extra space when it’s needed.
The assembly for the Dewalt DWE7491RS consists of attaching the blade, installing the throat plate, rip fence blade guard assembly and the anti-kick guard. It doesn’t require a lot of little pieces to assemble like some other stands do.
The Dewalt DWE7491RS is designed with a Pinion and rack system that is unique to the Dewalt Brand table saws. It is a mechanism that turns rotation into linear motion for high precision and accuracy. The 4800 RPM motor works quickly to rip cut up to 32.5 inch, which requires 120V.
The storage area is big enough guard assembly, miter gauge, wrench, riving knife, push stick and even the power cord when not in use.
This Dewalt table saw has a flipable ripping fence and can make cuts ranging from 3 ⅛ inches at 90 degrees to 2 ¼ inches at an angle of 45 degrees. This particular model includes two dust ports.
One at the back of the table with a 2-in vacuum connection port, measuring 2 ½ inches. The other is only 1 ½ inches, below the blade, leaving the workspace clean. This table saw can also be used to make mitered beveled cuts.
The Dewalt DWE7491RS weighs about 110 pounds, so it may not seem portable, but the rolling stand helps move it around.
Dewalt provides a 3-year warranty.
Pros and cons
- Telescoping fence rail
- Rolling stand for mobility
- Flip-over rip fence for narrower cuts
- Compatible with a dado blade set
- Tabletop finish rubs off easily
- Weighs 110 lbs
- Cheap miter gauge
- No dado plate or storage space for it
We have picked the Dewalt DWE7491RS as our best portable table saw, so we strongly recommend this model if you plan to move it around.