With the greatest variations of table saw, Dewalt has been a very popular name in American household for its quality power tools. The solid construction, user-friendly design, safety features and other handy features have made each Dewalt product a perfect symbol of the continuation of Dewalt’s long legacy of the quality power tool. Dewalt DWE7491RS is one of the best table saws by Dewalt. With generous rip capacity, sturdy construction, unique safety features and well-designed fence system this one has been a very popular table saw. The details of those features will be explained in our DeWalt DWE7491Rs review.
— DEWALT DWE7491RS Review —
This is a great job site table saw; obviously one of the best table saws in the market. You know making such a statement is pretty bold, but trust me this is true. Personally, I have been a fan of Bosch tools for pretty long time. But when I started using Dewalt, this is no less satisfactory. The combination of power, solid build, cutting capacity and other handy features have made it one of the top-listed table saw. This tool features multiple safety features those are quite important for such a dangerous power tool like a table saw.
Power and Cutting
Dewalt DWE7491RS is a 10-inch table saw that features a powerful 15 amp motor. The motor delivers power to spin the blade at an increased speed of 4800 RPM under no load. This refers to the ease and smoothness of cutting through any materials with the speed. This higher blade speed assures improved ripping capacity. At 90 degree the saw can make the cut of 3-1/8 inch. In 45 degree angle, the highest cutting depth is 2 ¼ inch.
Fence and Ripping Capacity
The rack and pinion fence system of this table saw is one of the best that I have come across. You can simply unlock and lock the fence without using any tool and then adjust the width according to your need. The telescopic fence is able to extend to the right to the blade and that can accommodate such a wide rip of 32.5 inches. To the left of the blade, the fence can be extended for a 22-inch wide rip. This extension happens with the rail extension. One tip, if you really need to work at the highest rip, make sure that you have someone to help you with the large sheet of wood.
Each of the power tools requires some safety features, indeed. But when it comes to a dangerous power tool like a table saw or a chainsaw, the safety features are essential. The basic safety features are riving knife, blade guard, anti-kickback pawls etc. The riving knife is there to make sure that your body part does not get in touch with the blade. The anti-kickback pawls and the riving knife are there to stop any chance of kickback. Kickback is the reason to most of the saw injuries. Now, this one has an additional safety feature. Dewalt has installed a brand new power switch to this model of table saw. The switch now includes a Power Loss Reset. In a case of any power outage or any other interruption, the table saw will automatically reset. It will not come back on once power is restored. After the restoration of power, you need to push the ON button again to start. The switch is protected by a flip over cover to make sure that you do not start the tool accidentally.
Like the most advanced level of table saws, this one has two dust ports to clean the dust that your powerful motor has created while cutting the wood or whatever the material is. One port is 2.58 inch and the other one is 1.5 inch. The dual capacity is there so that you can capture the dust both above and below the blade. If you attach a job site vacuum with the bigger port on the rear side of the blade, it efficiently collects about 80% of the dust.
Dewalt DWE7491Rs has an incredibly convenient rolling stand. This is better than many other mobile stands that are available in the other table saws of the same category. This strong stand is solidly built and very easy to set up. Most of the time while purchasing a table saw, the buyer prefers to get a portable one. Because the weight of a table saw might be a serious hazard for a single person to lift that up. This rolling stand is extremely effective and easy to use.
There are other handy features worth mentioning. One is the accessories storage. To make it more easy and convenient Dewalt DWE7491RS as an onboard storage of accessories like Blade guard assembly, miter gauge, riving knife, wrenches, push sticks and cord wrap when not in use. The large 21-7/8”×26-3/8” table offers a big space to work on.
— Pros & Cons —
Unlike other DeWalt DWE7491rs review articles, we tried to emphasize on the Cons in our DeWalt DWE7491rs review. But you know, this tool has been leading the market for years, so you hardly find any flaw that is going to be a real deal-breaker.
- Powerful motor system for smooth cuts through a wide variety of materials
- Extra wide ripping capacity with more options with material cutting
- Efficient rack and pinion fence system for easier adjustment and smooth and accurate cut
- Easy to set up rolling stand for enhanced portability and easier use
- Flip-over fence can facilitate narrower cutting
- The table saw accepts dado blade, but there is no dado plate or space for it to be stored
- The miter gauge is not great quality one, but it gets your work done
— Final Verdict —
If you have gone through the whole review, you have noticed the power and speed, the ripping capacity and the handy features that Dewalt DWE7491RS comes with. The excellent safety features and the other features that have made using this table saw very easy and efficient, are the reason behind its extreme popularity. I did not find any major problem that can be a deal breaker. There are few minor issues that you can easily overlook. Because the price you are paying is not too high to get you a great miter gauge or some automated smart safety features. This is true and you have to accept it. The overall tool can be really versatile according to your need. No matter you are a hobbyist or a professional craftsman, this table saw can be a smart addition to the existing tool-set you have.