Today we are looking at the Dewalt DW745S Portable Job Site Saw. As portable table saws go, this one is lightweight and easy to move around, and thanks to the adjustable rear feet working on an uneven surface isn’t a problem, and we all know job sites aren’t always perfectly smooth. Although this is known as a job site saw you can use it as your go-to table saw. If you just so happen to have space in your home all you need to do is build a workstation for it, and you can take on bigger jobs. Being that this is light-weight, that’s a plus if you live in apartments more than likely you would have to take things in and out all that time. That’s unless you have a garage. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at this saw.
The 10-inch blade on the saw is powered by a 15 amp motor that drives it up to 3850 rpm, so cutting through hardwoods and treated lumber is nothing to worry about. Usually, when you are looking for a table saw, the number one thing on the list is a good table saw fence. This one happens to be on the of the best in its class, using the rack and pinion system. The Dewalt table saw fence is such an improvement over the older table saw model I have previously owned. Being that this is a job site saw there are some limitations. You can only cut up to 12 inches on the left and 20 inches on the right.
The blade has a maximum cutting depth of 2 ¼ inches at 45 degrees and three ⅛ inches for 90 degrees. The dust collection is pretty good, not great! The dust container is open and allows too much air loss. I believe this affects the suction. A strong Vaccum can help in this case. I used the Ridgid NXT in the shop. Since the dust port has a 2 ½ inch connector so connecting it to a shop vac is simple and easy.
The saw comes with everything you need to get up and running right out the box. Here is what you can expect a stand, push stick, riving knife, blade guard a fence and a 10in blade. The on and off button is located to the left when facing the saw.
I enjoy listening to music, sports radio and audiobook while I work, and I am sure most of you can relate. Headphones and hearing protection can is pretty important when working with powered tools that produce high pitch tools. I get a little tired of the headphone when wearing them for an extended period. I have never been a fan of playing music from my phone speakers, just not my thing. When I got my hands on the Dewalt 20-Volt MAX Bluetooth Speaker, I was not sure what to expect.
Let’s look a what this speaker has offer.
If you are unfamiliar with is one, it’s just a Bluetooth speak not a radio. There are four areas to focus on with this radio. On one of the sides have a USB Charger, perfect for charging your phone and an AUX plug in case you don’t want to use Bluetooth. On the back, you have the battery slot which is the same location as the 120v power port. I would have like to see the speaker also charge a battery when plugged into a wall. At the top, you have the two locations to place your phone and the carrying handle. Along the front, you have the buttons to control the speaker.
The range of the Bluetooth communication to a smart device is up to 100 feet. Pretty good and perfect for a wide open area or on a Jobsite. This radio comes with a power cord, but you can also use Dewalt 20v or 60v batteries with this. If you use the 1.5AH battery that should get you around 15 hours of runtime. Not a feature I would use but it does have wall mount slots if you want to mount it in a more permanent location in your shop. Is it perfectly tuned to get you the best sound ever no! However, it is good enough for me, yes! I love it. The base is good, seems like the mids and highs could be adjusted. I can tune it close enough with my phones setting — no real complaints here, other than the location of the power cord.
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