The parallel fence is outstanding help !!!
O.K. many table saw's are good. The BIG DIFFERENCE is the fence running on rack and pinion. This is the best !! ...and some more interesting fixtures... It saves so much time. I'm building wooden models and toys..... Absolutely the BEST !!!! Setting the saw first, cutting a small piece of 12mm for example, next piece needed is 19mm, just turn the wheel to 19mm on the scale and it is done !!! Never seen before on any table saw. Peter Aschi from Aschi's Workshop
Terrific table saw. Very compact, versatile and accurate - so nice to set the gauge to a required size and actually get an accurate result! With these types of tools you only get what you pay for so it's worth paying a little more for good Dewalt quality. It's quite noisy in operation but most saws are very noisy. Can't fault anything else - very happy chappy.
Thing of beauty
What an awesome machine. Had it for almost a year and have used it on several home projects. Cut a 2.4 metre board with only half a mm variance from end to end.... im uncoordinated so trust me that's quite an achievement and it's thanks to this machine. It's pretty loud so if you have neighbours probably best to use it during the day. Would recommended to any home enthusiast - spend the money and buy quality rather than fluffing around with brands that'll never cut straight
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This little saw is a beast. I've cut through a lot of jarrah with this saw with no problem whatsoever (60-70mm thick) and continue to be impressed with the accuracy and reliability of this saw.
The rack and pinion fence allows you to cut to width accurately (within 1mm) and because it can be adjusted to be aligned parallel to the saw blade, there is no pinching of the timber against the saw blade and fence, as can be the case with cheaper fences. The fence extends to over 600m wide, which is great for sawing up panels. There is even a flip-...over sub fence to support wide panels so they don't tip over, to aid the relatively small table area. The accuracy of the fence system is such that I no longer do test cuts to measure the width of cut. I simply dial up the width using knob on the front and the metric scale on the table and cut. The fence can also be calibrated with two adjusting screws (front and back) to get this just right. The riving knife/anti-kick back pawls took a while to figure out how to attach to the saw blade assembly, but once fitted worked well. You don't have to move the saw guard up and down either as the blade is moved up and down, because the former is attached to the latter. They move up/down together eliminating another common nuisance with traditional table-saws. The whole saw assembly is enclosed in a metal shroud to direct all the saw dust away. A shop vacuum doesn't really work well enough here (the attachment is too small and not powerful enough). Once I get a proper attachment fitted to my dust extractor, I'd imagine it would work better. The best thing is that mounted onto a trolley with a few screws, it can be wheeled all over my garage to wherever I want it.
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