Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ILWW So Far So Good
I'm fairly new to WW although it's all I do. Not understanding that the table saw is the cornerstone of any shop, I bought the $120 Ryobi...and was never more frustrated! The 7490X addresses every single concern I had with the Ryobi. It possesses adequate power whether ripping or cross-cutting. The fence system is EXTREMELY accurate/reliable. I threw the leg-system in the corner and built a custom cart on wheels for it (as I have a small shop) and with its portability, I can't run out of ways to use it. The quick release riving-knife is a really cool feature and its operation consumes only seconds. I hook my shop-vac up to the dust-port and it deals with about 65% of saw-dust. I built a sacrificial fence for dado use, along with a custom throat-plate and dado-cutting is consistently "right on." I love the feature that defaults to "OFF" if power is interrupted and the punch-stop button is pretty cool too. OK...Here's a few features that I don't like:
1. The power-cord is kinda short.
2. You gotta kinda "Mash" the "On" button or you will get a false-start.
3. The table top is non-ferrous so a magnetic feather-board is not an option.
4. The housing is not enclosed so 90% dust-collection proves difficult (without a high-end system).
Although I've only owned this machine for about 3 weeks, I've made 1000 cuts and so far, so good! I'm working my way up to a Delta Unisaw but in the interim, the 4 con's I listed is low hanging fruit compared to the pro's. I really like this machine & would recommend it to my friends.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WoodyWoodWorker The Foundation for many future workworking projects
I am a weekend DIYer and beginner woodworker. My first major power tool purchase was a miter saw. I got a Hitachi model from the other box store as I wasn't ready to invest in a Dewalt or Mikita yet. Fast forward a year and a few projects, I now needed a table saw to continue doing more projects. The thing with woodworking is that you can probably build a jig of some kind to get the job done. If you need to rip large sheets, you could build a track for your circular saw. Of course, that will have limited usefulness given its size and the amount of time you need to measure, align, clamp, cut. It all adds up to a lot of extra time to do a simple job. Knowing I would be doing more projects, I decided to invest in a good table saw. I pick this one because it could rip up to 28" wide and had the rack and pinion fence. This can also take dado blades, is portable, is dewalt quality, and very accurate. After a few days, I can say those things are all true. The only thing that comes with the unit that is not useful is the miter gauge. It's pretty low quality and looks like something you get from a cheaper saw. I suggest Dewalt give customers a better gauge out of the box. Also, the saw comes with a 24 Tooth blade which I upgraded to a 60 Tooth for more precise cuts. I fully expect this saw to last me at least 10 years. I could have gone with a cheaper saw or one gotten a used one but knowing cheap usually means frustrating, I went with the best I could afford. So far, happy with my purchase.
September 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sv2 great tool
I thought this might be to heavy, but found it to be very manageable. the front bolts are in a difficult area if you wanted to use a wing nut, the saw seems very accurate and has plenty of power
September 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pik Dewalt 10" table saw
My only complaint is the blade angle adjuster. The operation of the adjuster is a little fiddly if you need a precise angle. Many saws have the same design. You release the lock/lever, move it with the lock/lever to the desired angle and hope it doesn't move as you lock it.
All other aspects of the saw are GREAT. It is so much better than my old Craftsman table saw, wish I replaced it years ago.
September 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LHguy Happy with product
Easy to assemble and ready to use. We were able to set up the table saw easily and began using right away.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hammerfist Good reliable table saw
I have been a general contractor for over 20 years, this is the third DeWalt table saw I have purchased, still have the second one , first one held up to daily use and abuse for over 10 years, very good saw for the money, could use a little more power, but overall a great portable saw, a lot of improvements over the older model.
August 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dlon Portable, Powerful and Accurate
I am a home do-it-yourselfer. As such, I have not used a table saw much in the last few years, since I gave my old Craftsman to my Son-in Law because I ran out of room in my garage.
I am just finishing up building a 12' X 16" shed with storage loft so that I will have room for the motorcycles, bicycles, pressure washer and other tools.
The new DeWalt DWE7490X table saw has performed flawlessly during this project. I just took it out of the Box and used it. I found the saw to be very powerful and very accurate. I used the saw mostly for ripping 5/8" plywood and 2" X 6" lumber. The 2" X 6" lumber was approximately 2' long rafter tails that had sat out in the rain and were very wet.
I decided to make 2" X 4"'s out of them to use as blocking and backing rather than throw them away.
The saw never hinted that it had encountered the least bit of resistance even when sawing through big knots.
I have a friend who is a professional builder who I consulted with before buying the saw. He recommended this brand.
He recently asked me how I liked the saw. When I related the comments as stated above, he said his job site saw (Mxxxxx )would not perform rip cuts under those circumstances with out a lot of patience and threats of stalling, even with a new blade. As you can tell, I am very happy with the saw. I have the riving knife installed and it works without any interference. I like the clip on the back side of the fence to mount the push stick. (very handy)
I also like the off function of the power switch. You don't have to look for it or grab it, you just hit it (even with your leg) and it turns off the saw. The ability to rip wide pieces of sheet stock was a major factor in choosing this saw and it works very well for that purpose. I used roller stands for the out feed. The gear drive fence on this saw is a lovely thing.
My only disappointment is with the miter gauge. Although I have not used it, it appears to be cheaply made and not on par with the rest of the saw. It looks like something that would come with a $99 saw. The scissor stand that comes with the saw is well made and very sturdy. I am somewhat ashamed to say that I have not used the blade guard and therefore can not comment on it's effectiveness. Home Depot had the lowest price for the saw that I was able to find anywhere.
They also gave e a ten percent discount for being a veteran. All things considered, I am more than happy with the purchase and would highly recommend this saw without reservation.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Golfer01 Love this saw!
Versatile saw and compact. Perfect for my needs. The carpenters that trimmed our new house used this saw. If it's good enough for them it's definitely good enough for me!
January 4, 2015