Portable Table Saws

DeWalt DWE7491RS Review

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DeWalt DWE7491RS ReviewThe DeWalt DWE7491RS has been a solid performer in the portable site saw range of table saws. It really is an awesome job-site table saw, that is not only light enough to get in your car or truck, but also packs in a lot of the features that you would only normally expect from the bigger table saws expect to get in the bigger saws. There’s a very good reason that this saw is the 2nd highest selling table saw on Amazon. However now is a good time to point out that DeWalt have come out with a the new DWE7499GD so it may be worth checking out our other review on this table saw.


Amps 15.0Amps
No Load Speed 4800rpm
Blade Diameter 10″
Arbor Size 5/8″
Dust Port Diameter 2-1/2″
Depth of Cut at 90° 3-1/8″
Depth of Cut at 45° 2-1/4″
Max Rip To Right Of Blade 32-1/2″
Max Rip To Left Of Blade 22″
Max Width of Dado 13/16″
Tool Weight 90lbs
Shipping Weight 110lbs

Differences Between the DWE7491RS and DWE7499GD

There are some few differences between the these saw’s that may not be immediately obvious but we’ll come to those later. The DWE7491RS doesn’t come with the  “Guard Detect” safety feature. This essentially stops the saw from being used if the blade guard is not installed in its proper position. It is possible to override this feature, but you will manually have to activate the over ride switch. When the guard is not in its proper position, an LED will flash to indicate this is the case.

If this is not an issue for you (and its not for a lot of woodworkers) it could be a good reason to pick up DWE7491RS as it is a cheaper saw.

Other differences between the two.

  • The dust port on the DWE7499GD is smaller (DWE7491RS is 2-1/4″).
  • The DWE7491RS can make cuts of 2-1/4″ at 45 degrees where the DWE7499GD can make slightly bigger at 2-1/2″
  • The max rip to the left of the blade is 2″ smaller that the DWE7499DG (they both have a max rip of 32 1/2″ to the right of the blade)
  • The max width of dado is 1/16″ bigger than the DWE7499GD

Base & Stand

This saw is meant to be moved from job to job and DeWalt have done well with the design here . The legs fold away and allow the saw to wheeled away. When folded it measures approx 27 1/2″ Wide, 46″ Long and 25″ High. It does work well, But I still do feel that the Gravity Rise wheeled base of the Bosch4100-09 is a superior way of moving your saw around.

Table & Fence

DeWalt have given us the same rack and pinion fence system as they have with the DWE7480 and the DW745. You can be confident that you will be able to set the fence quickly and accurately again and again. The table size comes in at respectable 26-1/4″ X 22″


Job site saws need to be light and as we have  come to expect from these types of saw, it is using the 15 Amp brush Motor, which spins at a very respectable 4800 rpm, Which should be good enough for most of your needs on the job site, with the ability to handle most hardwoods.


This is a great, more affordable saw for woodworkers and contractors who don’t need those extra features that are offered by the DWE7499GD. Its portable and can comfortably handle full size 4′ x 8′ sheet materials. The first thing to do is to get a better blade than the one that comes with saw and you will instantly see improved results

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3 Comments on DeWalt DWE7491RS Review

  1. David Martin

    I am not a pro. woodworker, but a full size saw is too large for my shop and being able to move it out of the way is a great benefit. I am very happy with the saw. Angles are accurate and with the right blade cuts are very smooth. I recommend this saw for home shops and I’m sure for professionals who need to take the saw to a job site it would meet the needs.

    • james

      Very true David, Many people don’t have the space or the need for a large stationary saw. Sometimes you just need something that you wheel out and set up quickly to make reliable accurate cuts, Glad to hear you are happy with the saw

      • Mike

        If I don’t need the stand, are you aware of the ability to purchase this saw as a standalone item, without paying for a stand I don’t need? Thanks!

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