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Old 01-06-2014, 02:29 PM   #31
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I adjusted the indicator so its dead on now. The riving knife still won't come out. It looks like it has some screws in it coming from the inside that I can't get to or even see really.

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I'm glad I found this thread. I've been going back and forth about a small saw for longer than I can remember, either a DeWalt similar to the one in this thread (DWE7480) or the Bosch GTS1031. I was hung-up on not having 24" rip capacity on some of the portable models, but never considered stability issues with a smaller saw and large workpiece. I tend to just use the circular saw with large pieces anyway. With that in mind I could get the Dewalt 745 and save $50.
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I'm glad I found this thread. I've been going back and forth about a small saw for longer than I can remember, either a DeWalt similar to the one in this thread (DWE7480) or the Bosch GTS1031. I was hung-up on not having 24" rip capacity on some of the portable models, but never considered stability issues with a smaller saw and large workpiece. I tend to just use the circular saw with large pieces anyway. With that in mind I could get the Dewalt 745 and save $50.
I too am glad you found it and got UN-Hung on the 24" rip capacity of small saws. All too often it just has to be tried for some to learn. But if they can get that education without getting seriously hurt it usually stays with them for life.
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I'm glad I found this thread. I've been going back and forth about a small saw for longer than I can remember, either a DeWalt similar to the one in this thread (DWE7480) or the Bosch GTS1031. I was hung-up on not having 24" rip capacity on some of the portable models, but never considered stability issues with a smaller saw and large workpiece. I tend to just use the circular saw with large pieces anyway. With that in mind I could get the Dewalt 745 and save $50.
The saw I want is the DEWALT DW744X I have use this saw and I really like it. The 745 don't look like it has a way to screw it down to a table or other stand to be stable. It may be a good little saw, I just have never use one of those.
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Jim--that is the smaller of the two---I find it ideal for a truck saw--and remarkably tough and accurate---I use it when installing cabinets and trim and general construction.

The larger table and wider rip capacity of the bigger model make that a more versatile tool---I am please with the smaller model---for what I do the tool has proven it self----I even ran a shaper head in it ---the little saw is remarkably good.
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Jim--that is the smaller of the two---I find it ideal for a truck saw--and remarkably tough and accurate---I use it when installing cabinets and trim and general construction.

The larger table and wider rip capacity of the bigger model make that a more versatile tool---I am please with the smaller model---for what I do the tool has proven it self----I even ran a shaper head in it ---the little saw is remarkably good.
The 745 is larger than the 744? Wow, this is great, I love that, I thought the 744 was larger. Here is the 744 first then the 745.
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The 745 is larger than the 744? Wow, this is great, I love that, I thought the 744 was larger. Here is the 744 first then the 745.
I have the 744, it's the bigger of the two, same motor though I believe.
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I have the 744, it's the bigger of the two, same motor though I believe.
My nephew who worked for me for 22 years had that first saw, the 744, I really like that saw. I had the Makita and it was a strong little saw but I really did like the 744 a lot better than the Makita.
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My nephew who worked for me for 22 years had that first saw, the 744, I really like that saw. I had the Makita and it was a strong little saw but I really did like the 744 a lot better than the Makita.
It's all about that rack and pinion fence imo. I can't believe other brands haven't followed suit with it.
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The OP asked about a stand of some sort. Check out the Ron Paulk Work bench on You Tube. The saw he uses looks like the one you bought. Hey, if he can build custom homes with it, so can you. :-) He has a lot of detailed videos so the work bench should be pretty easy to build.

I bought his plans and used them to build my miter saw workstation. It is working just great.

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Pretty sure both of these stands will work on the saw I bought.

http://m.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Heav...0RS/203054768/

http://m.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-10-i...450/202516708/
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This one I have used and it may not look too sturdy but it is, or was when we used it. http://m.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-10-i...450/202516708/
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There is a lot of high praise for the DeWalt models here. Has anyone had experience with the Bosch GTS1031? Supposedly, from what I've read, the DeWalt's can't/shouldn't be used with dado blades, while the Bosch does have a throat plate for dado-ing.

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Does that saw telescope the fence, it looks like it would. If it is anything like Bosch has been in the past it would be a winner. Use to Bosch was right at the top in quality when it was made in Germany or Switzerland. IMHO

I just checked out the saw online, that saw is a lot bigger than it looks here, that would be nice. check it out.
http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-GTS1031-.../dp/B004O7FX20
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The fence on my dewalt does telescope out and has a 20.5" cut capability. The display in the stored only has 16" which is interesting. I think they recently upgraded that feature or something. I still haven't gotten the dumb riving knife into position for the blade guards though.

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