I have been using this saw fro a few months now. I love it. Fence is always dead on accurate and so fast to set up its amazing how well thought out everything is. JUST ONE THING MISSING. Electronic power switching keeps you from plugging in a saw that already has the power on. This means you can not lock it in the on position to power it from a power strip that also powers the dust collection. I use a shop vac that just sits under the saw but its a bit annoying to have to feel around for the switch on the vac. I like the electronic power switch, its a no-brainer safety thing, but why not include an aux plug that is powered by the same switch so my vac starts when I power the saw.
I received this as a birthday gift from my Dad. I am getting into woodworking and have limited space. To be able to fold it up and store it is a big deal for me. When it's set up its stable and easy to use. All the accessories are stored on the saw and stay in place with out coming loose or falling off. While not a cabinet saw, it meets my needs perfectly.
After researching for 2hrs on youtube for a replacement to my old jobsite/portable table saw I decided on this one. I do prefer DeWalt power tools. I am a homeowner that takes on some big projects like decks and my own additions and renos from time to time. This seems to be a good saw for its intended purpose. It is not cabinet saw quality but handles ripping of 1 to 1-1/2 inch lumber easily. It is very stable, has enough power and most loose parts/accessories store on the saw. It rolls easily and takes up little space when collapsed.
The fence works very smooth but I don't think it will stand up to commercial use. If you drop it - its toast! Build a better one DeWalt. It should'nt be stored on the top of the saw when transporting or storing and the geared strips it slides on could bend very easy if banged around. The rack and pinion at both ends of the fence makes for a quick adjustments but needs more robust construction. I haven't quite figured out how the fence stores on the saw. The instruction manual is terrible and creates more questions than answers. The mitre gauge is flimsy and low to me but I don't use it very much.
The riving knife is something I hadn't seen on a table saw before. The first time I used it for ripping it kept the work piece in line perfectly and a second push stick or feather board was not needed to keep the work against the fence.
I haven't ripped plywood yet but the stand appears it can be very stable. I prefer to use a straight edge and my Dewalt "skil" saw to break down the big sheets then use the table saw for further cutting. Often I don't have a helper handy.
As a jobsite table saw this does the job just fine, but for a more permanent solution it will fall a bit short. The blade is not perfectly perpendicular to the table, the left rail is .760 while the right rail is .750, making it hard to make jigs for it. The side notches make it difficult to attach extension wings (home made at least). Other than that the table runs fine, there is also a known issue when lowering the blade from the highest point, it gets stuck around 3/4 down. I'd say it's a bit overpriced for what it does.
Bought this saw after using one a friend had. Doing work at his house installing flooring and jamb extensions. Decided after years of using a circular saw and or running back to shop to use the shop saw it was time to make the jump to thhis unit. works well so far.
Howdy y'all. I bought this saw so I could build a crib for our first born ( I know, overkill, but hey...) It cuts through the 3/4" MDF like a hot knife through butter and eats through 4x4 lumber like me at a buffet line. It does bog down a little when I feed a 4x4 through too fast but still has plenty of power and doesn't leave much hanging on (have to either flip the 4x4 or use a hand saw to finish the cut through). I only had to align the blade to the miter slot a little bit, table top is flat (It's not a multi thousand dollar cabinet table saw, I wasn't expecting perfection but pretty much have it) and the rip fence mounts are close enough to parallel with the blade for the girls I date. I also love the closed in blade so I don't have to worry about someone or something getting wound up in the blade. Coupled with mobility, provisions for all of the tools on the saw. The only thing I wish it had is a way to store extra blades on the side/bottom somewhere. But overall, extremely impressed and satisfied.