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Adding a table saw to my track saw setup; DeWalt?

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Prizen

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Hello all

Have a track saw that is serving me well for most operations except cuts on narrow stock.

Space ruled out me getting a larger table saw but now considering something relatively small like the DeWalt offering.

Is the Dewalt the best available for a 600 quid budget?

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Assume you have tried the various jigs that you can make up and a lot of patience?

If you have run out of the patience bit, the Dewalt seems to be the favourite small saw. Unfortunately I simply haven’t got room, so I have to carry on using patience.
 

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Apparently the dewalt is a little noisy due to the brushed motor, but all the small site saws are brushed....

Other than that I think the dewalt is generally well regarded as a good circular saw.

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i have the 7492 dewalt table saw, and as previously quoted is quite noisy, but is strong all round in terms of spec
 

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The Dewalt is a loud as a loud thing in a confined space. Excellent fence. Milwaukee have a model that's very similar, but it runs off an 18V battery - it's supposed to be a more refined version of the DeWalt ( https://uk.milwaukeetool.eu/m18-fuel-one-key-table-saw/m18-fts210/ ) - it is more expensive too, but it's supposed to be quieter and better all round - I don't think there's a mains version.

I picked up one of the Draper CTS200 saws that were floating around cheap. It has an induction motor and a cast iron bed. I think Axminster have a newer variant of that - but an induction motor is the only way you'll get something that's really quiet (whilst it's not cutting) DeWalt screams all the time. The axminster / draper aren't site saws and they're heavy, but I don't have a workshop so the draper is on a mobile cart that I have to drag in and out of the house when I want to use it. Not as convenient as just picking it up and walking outside like with the DeWalt but then I still needed something for the dewalt to sit on whilst cutting. You can of course buy one of their stands. If you have a workshop then you might want to consider an induction motor powered saw. I have few issues moving the draper I have on its cart and the locking wheels ensure it doesn't move when I don't want it to.

I don't know if the Axminster has been updated but my draper has non standard mitre slots which means I need to make any runners if I want to make any sleds or guides. Being unable to use off the shelf mitre slot stuff can be a pain but it's made me get to grips with making my own runners :)

It's difficult to fault the fence on the DeWalt/Milwaukee but the noise is annoyingly loud.
 

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I've got the Dewalt 745, in my opinion it's very good for its size, there's plenty of good reviews for it on t'internet or on here.

Cheers!

Ferenc
 

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I've also got the 745 and find it brilliant for thin stock cuts and repeated cuts, I wouldn't be without it now.
I've also got a Festool TS55 track saw and that's brilliant for breaking down large sheet goods but it comes into its own for very accurate 90°cuts using an mft top and bench dogs.

If you can justify the cost and you've got the space then buy the DW745, it's a fantastic piece of kit and very mobile.
 
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