DEWALT DWE7490X Table Saw Review
If you are considering buying a table saw, here is a concise review of what we found to be the pros and cons of the DEWALT DWE7490X Table saw model. As with most DeWALT products, as long as you buy this table saw new, you’ll be eligible for a three year limited warranty and one year full warranty.
You can also try it out for a full 30 days, and take advantage of the money back guarantee if you decide for some reason that this model isn’t what you needed, although after you read our review, we are sure you’ll find that it goes above and beyond your needs and expectations.
The 10 inch, twenty-four tooth blade powerfully operates off of a full 15 amps of power, providing you with more than 4,800 RPMs, more than enough force to slice through pressure treated woods and other natural hardwoods for your projects. In addition, this is no lite-weight model, the saw itself is 58 pounds, not too much when you need to move it, but enough to give you stability for your precision cuts.
The DEWALT DWE7490X Table Saw comes with a steel scissor stand. This gives you added flexibility and mobility when in use, and it easily allows for storage when you aren’t working on a project. The stand is a huge plus for this saw, as similar models do NOT come with stands, and certainly not with this top of the line, steel cross, scissor stand. It is also worthy of mention that you can mount this unit onto other stands, if for some reason you preferred a rolling stand, for example.
Clean up with this model is also a breeze. While this isn’t a big deal if you are working outside and on large projects, it certainly is a handy feature if you are doing a small remodel project and need to worry about clean up. There are two dust ports that make containing dust easy and clean up as simple as vacuuming out the dust ports. There is one located below the blade and another dust collector above the blade.
The cutting and ripping capacity of this DEWALT DWE7490X saw is 2nd only to one other DeWLAT saw. You can easily rip 28 1/2 inches wide, and the larger DeWALT saw only adds another few inches onto that, so, over all, this model offers you all of the stamina and ripping power, for a much better price than it’s bigger DeWALT brother.
This unit also has a storage space for any accessories. This makes keeping track of your blade guards, wrenches and other small pieces that easily get misplaced while you are working, easy and convenient.
A review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the flip over fence feature of this model. This allows you to make precision cuts without the blade guard interfering. Plus, you can also lock and use the flip fence as a support underneath a larger piece that you are cutting.
In conclusion, whether you are a professional or a home owner with a list of home projects, if you are looking for a flexible, sturdy table saw for installing hard wood flooring, ripping filler boards for cabinets, installing a deck or any other wood project that your home needs, this model will easily be able to handle anything that you can throw at it. The price is considerably more reasonable for what it offers than more expensive table saws, and you can feel confident with your purchase that you are sure to get many years of projects out of it. For more table saw reviews check out our current top 5 for 2014.