When I invested in my first table saw, it felt like starting a long-term relationship. I knew I had to choose wisely; otherwise, I’d be stuck with a machine that had frequent breakdowns and gave me endless headaches. Over the years, I’ve gained a lot of experience with various models.
Recently, I took the time to thoroughly test and review the Dewalt DWE7491RS, and I’m eager to share my insights to help you make an informed decision.
What I Like
What I Don't Like
Dewalt is a 100 year old tool company which manufactured the DWE7491RS which was engineered for convenience and durability. The jobsite table saw has a rolling stand that can be easily set up and put away for storage. The rolling stand is very durable and it goes to great lengths in order to stabilize the DWE7491RS saw.
Having the option to wheel the jobsite table saw is a huge perk because it does weigh a considerable amount of 90 pounds. Even though the table saw can be considered cumbersome and large, it is still easy to maneuver it around the job site and move it to different locations.
From my time working with the Dewalt DWE7491RS 10-inch jobsite table saw, I found it exceptionally user-friendly. A few tweaks of its levers and switches, and you’re fully utilizing its range of features. If you’re in the market for a robust and handy model, I’d highly recommend this one based on its exceptional features:
Dewalt DWE7491RS Features
To give you a detailed review of the capabilities of the Dewalt DWE7491RS 10-inch jobsite table saw, I have thoroughly assessed its overall performance in these sections:
Motor and Power
This table saw comes with a 15-amp motor, that guarantees cutting through hardwood like deck boards and thicker materials like a hot knife through butter. Also, at 4800 RPM, you won’t have to worry about ripping and cutting through wood or other materials you have on hand.
The RPM stands for revolutions per minute, and is essentially the speed at which the blade moves.
As a corded option, to reach the full potential of the DWE7491RS, you need to be close to a power source. You can purchase a longer power cord to give you a wider range of mobility, but the length of the power cord is the only thing that limits your movement.
Rip Capacity of Dewalt DWE7491RS
Simply put, rip capacity in these power tools is the distance from the edge of the blade to the edge of the fence. Contractor table saws with a wider rip capacity gives you more space to work with.
One of the most impressive new features of the Dewalt DWE7491RS 10-inch jobsite table saw is the larger capacity of 32 1/2 inches.
Its 32 1/2 inch rip fence is telescoping (which I will cover in more depth later), one can extend to 32 inches to the right and 22 inches to the left side, giving you a lot of room to work.
Dewalt DWE7491RS Fence System
The table saw uses two positions as a telescoping fence that operates on the rack and pinion fence. From what I’ve observed, the Dewalt’s use of rack and pinion gears offers a more fluid movement than some of the traditional fence systems I’ve come across.
Aside from this cutting-edge system, the ripping fence on the Dewalt table saw has a flip over support, which helps secure narrower cuts when the fence is pushed up.
Performance of Dewalt DWE7491RS
The performance section is arguably the most important part of a table saw review; after all, you want to make sure that the table saws can do its job well to prevent you from going back and forth to the market, right?
Factors that influence the performance of the Dewalt portable saws include the powerful motor of 15 amps, and additional components such as the miter gauge, the blade guard, and the riving knife.
The Dewalt unit has a Site Pro system, which allows the switching of the said components to be done quickly and easily. In addition, this Dewalt table saw is a tool-free power tool that allows you to install the riving knife, miter gauge, blade guard, and riving knife with a simple switch of a lever.
Aside from the incredible cut jobs the Dewalt DWE7491RS 10-inch table saw can provide, the table saw itself adds to the performance with the rolling stand. A lot of other models out there including the miter saw are table-top designs. However, with the inclusion of the rolling stand, the Dewalt DWE7491RS table saw is so much more than that.
I also feel the need to shine a light on the efficiency of the Dewalt DWE7491RS table saw. As mentioned, the powerful motor and RPM allowed me to rip through wood deck boards or cut down plexiglass in just a few seconds each time. The 90 deg. cut depth also gives users plenty of flexibility.
For saws to do the job well, they need to accommodate a wide range of materials of different sizes, which is what the DWE7491rs can do with the material support.
(To know how DeWalt compares to other brands, you can also check our DeWalt vs Milwaukee review here)
Dewalt DWE7491RS Stand
As I mentioned, the built-in stand really makes the DWE7491RS a top contender in the table saw category. The stand is sturdier and more reliable than similar ones sold separately by the brand. The built-in stand also allowed me to pack up the portable table saws easily.
Having the portability makes the job site table saws less of a permanent fixture and one that can accompany you from site to site. Even if you plan on setting up the table saws in one location for the foreseeable future, the rolling stand will give you an option should you change your mind.
Material and Durability
As said in the beginning, Dewalt created the DWE7491RS portable table saw with convenience and longevity in mind. The saw utilizes carbide , which will provide higher precision than a regular steel blade and last for much longer as well. Speaking of the blade, the saw is compatible with a dado blade.
The largely steel build is accompanied by plastic parts, which many users have grievances about, but these components can be easily replaced if necessary.
If you are looking for portability, you can also check high-performing portable tables saws here.
Dust Collection System
I’ve always paid attention to features like the sawdust port, which many tend to overlook. That’s why I always emphasize wearing safety gear like goggles. And let’s not even get started on the cleanup afterward—it can really eat into your time if you’re not prepared.
Most people choose portable package table saws to set up outdoors to mitigate the lengthy cleanup, but a sawdust collection system is the most important part. The DWE7491RS has not one but two dust ports to connect to a vacuum.
It will handle the dust collection as you work and is effective enough to clean up 80% of the mess, but of course, this depends on the material you are cutting.
Also, you need to make sure the vacuum hose is compatible with the dust port. Luckily, the search for the correct size is easier with this model because there are two-port sizes. The one below the table is 2-½ inches and the one on top of the blade guard is a 1-¼ inch dust collection port.
I have seen some DWE7491RS reviews claiming the stability of the job site table saw is an issue. In my experience, it’s sturdy and stable enough for the most part. The rolling stand does help secure the saw, but I won’t argue that the stability of the model can be improved.
Also Read: DEWALT DWX726 Rolling Miter Saw Stand Review
Dewalt DWE7491RS Accessories
Other than the saw itself, you have the blade, the push stick, the miter gauge, blade guard assembly and of course, the rolling stand. Although the saw can accommodate a dado blade, you need to purchase the dado throat plate separately.
This particular table saw model comes with an onboard storage. Having the on-board storage space gives you easy access to things like the wrenches you need, push stick, miter gauge, and anything else the model comes with. The on-board storage is also an excellent solution to store your power cable.
The safety feature is another important feature to consider when operating a large tool such as a table saw like the high-powered DWE7480 and DW745. You must make sure you have the proper gear including gloves if necessary and eye protection. What safety features does the Dewalt table saw itself include?
The table saw comes with a push stick to help with smaller wood pieces and a blade guard. Aside from this, there aren’t a ton of safety systems on this particular saw model, so when you are ripping and cutting, I recommend you pay special attention to where they place your fingers.
Price and Warranty
The price of the 90 pounds DWE7491RS table saw is a few hundred dollars. That doesn’t seem ludicrous for all that you get with this particular saw. It provides you with a wide cut range and the 32 1/2 inch rip capacity is wider than the competition.
Still, it isn’t as cheap as some other models out there, and for the lower stability and a lot of plastic components, some would argue it isn’t worth it.
However, I feel the mobility of the saw thanks to the stand makes up for the slightly higher price. It may not justify the cost for all users, especially if you don’t have the need for a portable saw, but for what you get, in this table saw review, the Dewalt DWE7491RS really is an excellent choice.
Additionally, for an expensive investment, you want the highest level of buyer protection possible. The Dewalt brand offers a generous 30-day money-back guarantee with up to a 3-year limited warranty.
(If you want to know how DeWalt compares to other brands in terms of warranty, quality, and more, check this DeWalt vs Makita brand comparison here.)
From my experience with this saw, the Dewalt DWE7491RS deserves a solid 5-star rating, particularly for those valuing portability. If you’re hesitant about making the investment, it’s reassuring to know that the brand backs your purchase with a robust guarantee and warranty.
The extra ripping capacity allows more cuts and a wider cut range that enhances the performance of the saw. It is engineered for durability, the carbide blade is reliable and is all you need to make the perfect cut.
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