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DeWalt 254mm DWE7491-X

DeWalt 254mm DWE7491-X

3.4 from 5 reviews

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Jesse

JesseSydney, NSW

  • 7 reviews

Saw does what I ask of it

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Purchased in June 2017 at Sydney Tools NSW, Alexandria for $1,000.00.


WhoDat

WhoDatGlen Iris

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Overpriced with bad design expensive repair

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Just got my 7491 back from Dewalt. It has a bad design on the blade raise screw. Instead of taking responsibility and fix or covering it with warranty, Dewalt push it back on the owner and they claim misuse and won’t cover it. The thread takes all the weight. And it’s completely exposed to sawdust. Cost me $250au to repair.

Purchased in January 2017.

BarrySumpter

BarrySumpterGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 17 reviews
  • 22 likes

DeWalt is dishonest and deceptive.

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Deceptive advertising stating heavy duty. It's not. Deceptive 3 year warranty. DeWalt won't honor warranty. Deceptive dewalt repair lying about mis-use when it's hardly been used. Don't buy this item because of the 3 year warranty. It's useless. And dewalt repair centre is dishonest. It's faster to get the part and repair it yourself instead of waiting 10 business days. DeWalt is dishonest and deceptive.

Purchased in March 2017.

Phil777

Phil777Perth

  • 20 reviews
  • 24 likes
  • Verified purchase

Solid, clever and accurate

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I was rising up between the Metabo table saw (2000W) and the Dewalt. The Metabo is very good and has built in folding legs, but the accuracy of the fence and the way it is geared so that it is always parallel is brilliant and is what eventually swayed me. The fence support and fold over for fine work is also clever.
All accessories can be stored in the machine during transport.
It's very sturdy and well built the motor has plenty of grunt. They are popular and I can see why. If you buy one you won't be disappointed.


harmo

harmoACT, 2914

  • 33 reviews
  • 2 likes
  • Verified purchase

One of the most versatile portable table saws I've used.

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Questions & Answers

BarrySumpter

BarrySumpterasked

Deceptive advertising stating heavy duty. It's not. Deceptive 3 year warranty. DeWalt won't honor warranty. Deceptive repair lying about mis-use when it's hardly been used. Don't buy this item because of the 3 year warranty. It's useless. And dewalt repair centre is dishonest. It's faster to get the part and repair it yourself instead of waiting 10 business days. DeWalt is dishonest and deceptive.

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harmo
harmo

Hi Barry,

I haven’t had that experience at all, so I can’t really respond to this complaint other than to thank you for this heads-up. I don’t know what you consider “heavy duty” but I have ripped and cross cut hundreds of metres of hardwoods like ironbark and Jarrah slabs/sleepers 75mm thick on this table, and only had to replace the blades and the push stick. Which were always going to end up as consumables, one way or another.

Having said that, this is less of a question and more of a warning. So I will try to be helpful here.

Feel free to add your own review so the statistics consider your experiences. Please do not use the question system if you aren’t actually asking a question. I understand that you are upset, but this isn’t the best way to go.

By the way, from my friends in the tool repair business, they mentioned that Bosch has a lower returns rate than DeWalt. Maybe that will help if you are considering a replacement.

Good luck!
Hamish


Milo

Miloasked

Can I fit a dado set on Dewalt 7491XE model?

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harmo
harmo

I don't have a dado blade. I use my router jig for that so I don't have to keep changing blades, unless you are doing a LOT of dado trenches all at once, doing what is necessary for getting dado's to work (relatively) accurately isn't always fun!

Dewalt says that you can theoretically put one on, but I'm not sure if this covers the differences between the US, European and Australian models. If it is possible, (The US version is said to be compatible) the throat plate will need to be replaced with one suitable for a dado blade. (Sold separately of course).

From memory, the 7491 has a 5/8 inch (approximately 16mm) arbour (please check that) on some of the forums it's mentioned that the metric/imperial blades are similar enough to be interchangeable. I just stick with the imperial because they match the supplied blade that came with the saw. If you don't have the right blade, you could try adapting it via some bushing/reducer but it is not recommended for dados... especially when working with hard woods).

As for width... I'm sure you know this, but please for your own safety, ensure there's enough thread left to securely attach the blade to the shaft. I've seen some interesting adaptations of dados over the years... and some have come somewhat loose at the worst possible time.

I'm sorry, I'm not much help. Good luck though!
Hamish


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