I had a DeWalt DW744 saw for five years. The saw developed a vibration I could not solve. Finally took it to DeWalt Service Center in Fort Worth, Texas. They gave me a new saw!!! Said DeWalt was not happy with the performance of the DW744 and saws with this problem were just replaced by DeWalt. They gave me a DWE7490X. I liked the miter gage on my 744 better. It fits the 7490 just fine. The one big thing I wish was different is the start up. You push the start button and it starts at full RPM. It's a jerky start. It needs a soft start. I keep thinking I'm going to put one on it, but then I start thinking about the money and well, you know. But DeWalt's approach to the replacement policy is nothing but class. Exhibits real service. Not lip service.
The features on this saw are good - the rolling guide, large top, board extensions, and controls. However, the miter gauge is very poor and is several degrees off a true right angle when set to 90. The gauge is also flimsy, made of plastic, and wobbles in the slot. Except for that gauge, it's great saw. Buy a after market miter gauge.
This saw is easy to use and works well for many differnt uses. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I got this saw to do onsite cuts of both plywood and solid lumber. I have been so impressed with all the features and options as well as the ease of use. It comes with everything you need to start working and it all stores somewhere on the saw for easy transport.
The power of this saw is incredible! For such a small tool, ripping solid lumber is a breeze and the fence allows me to cut full size sheets of plywood without much trouble too! Overall, this is an excellent saw and well worth the money! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]