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m1911 said:
I've already got both, just don't know if this smaller table saw is worth getting...
The little DW is a perfect saw to accompany a track saw. The way I figure it, if you have a track saw, you likely will use that for any rips in sheet goods over 5-6". You only need the table saw for thin rips and 2x framing lumber.
 

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I hate to derail my own post lol, but I haven't ripped a sheet of anything since the day I bought my track saw. Just use the small table saw for narrow rips like wood flooring
I really didn't need another table saw either, but couldn't pass this up. I bought one at the Lancaster, TX store and one at the Terrell, TX store. What do you guys use for a stand with these portable (not job site) saws? My back won't hold up to just setting it on the ground.

Even before I got my Makita track saw, I never used my table saw to rip sheet goods. I attach side rails to a couple of sawhorses and create a platform. I just use a straightedge (usually a piece of 1x6 Hardie) and some 11SP Vise-grip clamps. It was no problem to rip 3 sheets of 7/16" OSB at the same time. Not many would try that on a table saw. With the track saw, I limit my rips to 2 sheets but don't normally get it out for OSB rips. Really, it's OSB. How precise do the cuts need to be?
 

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I really didn't need another table saw either, but couldn't pass this up. I bought one at the Lancaster, TX store and one at the Terrell, TX store. What do you guys use for a stand with these portable (not job site) saws? My back won't hold up to just setting it on the ground. Even before I got my Makita track saw, I never used my table saw to rip sheet goods. I attach side rails to a couple of sawhorses and create a platform. I just use a straightedge (usually a piece of 1x6 Hardie) and some 11SP Vise-grip clamps. It was no problem to rip 3 sheets of 7/16" OSB at the same time. Not many would try that on a table saw. With the track saw, I limit my rips to 2 sheets but don't normally get it out for OSB rips. Really, it's OSB. How precise do the cuts need to be?
I either throw it on my osb table on sawhorse or I use a rosseau stand for it.

Rousseau 2745 PortaMax Table Saw Stand for DeWalt 745 Table Saw http://amzn.com/B000TYT86O
 

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txgencon said:
I really didn't need another table saw either, but couldn't pass this up. I bought one at the Lancaster, TX store and one at the Terrell, TX store. What do you guys use for a stand with these portable (not job site) saws? My back won't hold up to just setting it on the ground. Even before I got my Makita track saw, I never used my table saw to rip sheet goods. I attach side rails to a couple of sawhorses and create a platform. I just use a straightedge (usually a piece of 1x6 Hardie) and some 11SP Vise-grip clamps. It was no problem to rip 3 sheets of 7/16" OSB at the same time. Not many would try that on a table saw. With the track saw, I limit my rips to 2 sheets but don't normally get it out for OSB rips. Really, it's OSB. How precise do the cuts need to be?
I bought the dewalt stand for it. It sits under the roof of my cap on the truck. Always there and out of the way.
 

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Don't need, but bought two?? :clap::clap:
One as a backup for me. I told a buddy about the deal but none of the other stores in our area had one. On the way to my place north of Canton, I stopped at the Terrell HD and they had one NIB. Gave him a call to make sure he still wanted it and he did.
 

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Just wanted to thank Artisan and everyone else who posted to keep this thread in the recent posts section to remind me.

Picked up the last one for $229 at my local HD. Was walking in and thought of this thread and decided I'd buy it if they had one for $229. I didn't want to call myself a liar...
 

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Going to check tomorrow at my local store. I already have one but what's the harm in having a backup. Especially for that price. If not I'm heading to hermatige this week. Ill get one there if you Northerners don't get to them first.
 

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They had one here yesterday morning and I almost bought it. I also had a $15 off $150 coupon. I currently have two table saws and a track. Two of my employees also have table saws.
 

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How does the small dewalt table saw compare to the larger model on power?
I believe the motors are very similar in terns of power; however, they crippled it hardware wise. The arbor shaft is not long enough to accommodate a dado set safely. The most I would comfortably put in there would be 1/4 inch or maybe 3/8. Also, I believe the blade will only raise up to 3–1/8 inch. You won't be able to rip a 2 x 4 easily.
 

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It will rip a 2x4 into two 2x2s just fine. It won't rip a 2x4 into two 1x4s unless you run it through twice, but that's pretty standard among small table saws.
 
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