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Portable table saws are a useful for any professional carpenter or DIY home remodeler. These table saws allow you to measure and cut wood boards or trim on the spot without having to make an extra trip to the shop. When looking for the right portable table saw, there are a few things to consider. The size of the saw’s blade and the power of its motor combine to determine the cutting ability and depth of the table saw. The ripping capacity is a major factor because it determines the size of the wood stock you can cut. You’ll also want a table saw that is durable if you’ll be transporting it from one place to another. When we decided to review the best of the portable table saws on the market, DEWALT’s DWE7491RS stood out as a happy medium among other table saws. It’s a good-sized table saw that handles well enough when moving it thanks to its roller stand, and the reviews of past customers indicated that it’s a quality product. Still, we wanted to put it through our rigorous review process to make sure it passes our real-world tests. When we sat down to write up this review, we had to admit it was a great value for the price DEWALT is asking for it.
|AMPS||15||ARBOR SIZE||5/8 IN|
|BLADE DIAMETER||10″||DEPTH OF CUT AT 45°||2-1/4 IN|
|DEPTH OF CUT AT 90°||3-1/8 IN||DUST PORT DIAMETER||2-1/2 IN|
|MAX RIP TO LEFT OF BLADE||22 IN||MAX RIP TO RIGHT OF BLADE||32-1/2 IN|
|MAX WIDTH OF DADO||13/16 IN||NO LOAD SPEED||4800 RPM|
|POWER TOOL TYPE||Corded||TOOL WEIGHT||90 LBS|
- Smooth and accurate rack and pinion fence system
- 32-1/2-inch rip capacity handles cutting shelves and other materials easy
- 15-amp motor can cut hardwoods with ease
- The rolling stand provides good stability and is simple to set up and take down
- 2-1/2-inch dust collector port provides a vacuum hookup
Dewalt 7491RS Review: The Design
The DWE7491RS was designed for carpenters and other on-site woodworkers to rip larger wood stock like hardwood floorboards, cabinet filler boards, or wood deck boards. In short, if you need to cut stock to size for an outdoor or remodeling job, this table saw can be a good choice. It has a roller stand that can be used to wheel it to the jobsite, which then folds up and locks stable legs into place. Having wheels certainly helps you move the table, but the legs it stands on while you work aren’t heavy duty.
The DWE7491RS is a bit behind the times in terms of safety, given that later models DEWALT offers have guard systems that disable the saw when they are removed. Still, this model’s safety is adequate for anyone who knows their way around a table saw. It’s sturdy build and fence rails keep boards from falling or slipping, and there’s a well-placed e-stop for emergencies.
DEWALT DWE7491RS vs DWE7499GD
The DWE7499GD is a newer model that the DWE7491RS, but they are largely the same table saw. Both have 10-inch blades with a 15-amp motor that can run at 4,800 RPM. They share similar rolling table designs that allow you to easily move them to the desired location. Where the DWE7499GD differs is that it has an enhanced safety guard that the DWE7491RS lacks. It’s equipped with DEWALT’s Guard Protect, which is a shield that sits over the table saw and turns the motor off if it’s removed. This added safety feature makes the DWE7499GD a bit more modern, but dollar for dollar, you’ll get more performance for the price with the DWE7491RS.
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DWE7480 vs DWE7491RS
Both the DWE7491RS and the DWE7480 have 10-inch blades, but the DWE7480 is half the size of the DWE7491RS, meaning that you get only 24-1/2 inches of ripping capacity, compared to the larger table’s 32-1/2-inch capacity. The DEWALT DWE7480 review says it is much more portable and comes with a saw blade guard. Beyond these differences, these two table saws have the same features. If you’re looking for something that can stand on its own legs and has greater capacity, the DWE7491RS will be worth the extra expense.
- Plenty of ripping capacity
- Convenient wheels for moving table
- User-friendly controls
- Doesn’t have modern safety features
Things we liked about it
Things we didn’t like
A problem with any portable table is going to be how sturdy it stands once it’s in place. The DWE7491RS certainly isn’t flimsy, but it’s not the same as a workbench. You’ll need to exercise some caution when it comes to long boards that could tip the table.
General User Experience
Reviews by users of the DWE7491RS who had upgraded from the previous models like the 744 series table saw by DEWALT have been impressed by the more powerful motor, but what they appreciate most is the wide 32-1/2-inch ripping capacity that a larger table affords. The more typical 24-inch capacity that’s found among portable tables really isn’t enough to cut a 48-inch board without a second pair of hands to help support it. Putting this table together out of the box is not difficult, either. The instructions are well written with clear diagrams to help you through the process without much fumbling. Calibrations and adjustments are not complicated at all. Its safety features that get when compared those of newer table saws are still good. There are a large e-stop and handy storage space to keep all your safety gear between jobs. One reviewer did point out that the accessories available for the DWE7491RS leave something to be desired. The dado blade inserts that fit DEWALT’s older table saws don’t fit this one, and new ones were not available when they searched for them in DEWALT’s listings. Infeed and side supports are also lacking, though you can find generic dado plates to use with this table saw.
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Once we were finished with our testing for this DWE7491RS review, we knew we had a winner on our hands. For the price DEWALT is charging, this is a great table saw to use for outdoor or remodeling projects away from a woodworking shop. We recommend it to any carpenter or DIY homeowner over the smaller or fancier table saws on the market in 2018.