DWE7491RS Table Saw Review

DWE7491RS Table Saw Review

This is a review of DeWalt’s DWE7491RS Jobsite Table Saw. I’ve had it for a while now and have really loved it. The video I put together of how to set it up has caught a lot of attention so I thought I would put this together to help people who are looking to buy make the best decision for themselves. If you are interested in purchasing this saw they are typically available at Lowe’s or you can get them online at the link below:


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I also go over a lot of the components of the saw and tool storage to try and help answer questions I received on my setup video.

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  1. Ron Fredericks on February 23, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Miter gauge slop can be fixed using a single layer of painters tape under it

  2. k6user on February 23, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for the review video, you did a nice job highlighting the features of this saw.

  3. Jason A on February 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Just to clarify, that low ledge is so you can use the blade guard properly with narrow cuts.

  4. Brian mcDonough on February 23, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Can this saw accept a diablo blade? I was looking at the 7492 model and saw a review that it couldn’t fit a Diablo blade because it was 254mm vs. the 250mm blade the saw comes with. The odd thing is Dewalt’s 10" blades at Home Depot are also 254mm. Any thoughts?

  5. Nickolas Holcombe on February 23, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    I think the left side is lower so your off cut will slide away from the blade. Reducing the chance of it being thrown back at you. I could be wrong but just my thoughts on it.

  6. Bradley David Good on February 23, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you for the awesome review! So many great points. My brand new saw measures higher on the right also. Also, I measured from the floor to the top of the yellow pieces below the black tubing and it is correspondingly different also. So I thought, huh, maybe it is designed that way on purpose. And my next thought was that if it is slanted left, this would tend to make the wood you are cutting slide toward the blade. Maybe that makes sense?

  7. CHUCKYCHUCKYBOBUCKY on February 23, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Heading to Home Depot now to get one! Thanks for your awesome review!

  8. Brad Huson on February 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    My 30 year old craftsman just died. Have been looking at this and 2 others. You have sold me on the Dewalt. Thanks for your honesty and candid tutorial.

  9. Scoville's Adventures on February 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Can the saw take Dado blades?

  10. salense1 on February 23, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    How adjust the fence in 90 degrees?

  11. Ricardo F Martinez on February 23, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Great vid , helped make my decision.

  12. 31kilo on February 23, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Phonetic alphabet. Old school 31kilo here

  13. Stephen Del Signore on February 23, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    I’m interested in this saw as well. Do you know if I can fit a dado blade?

  14. Ryan Berlin on February 23, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Were there things about the other ones you mentioned that you didn’t like that pushed you more towards the Dewalt?

  15. Brian mcDonough on February 23, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for the response to my earlier question. Any problems with a "standard" 10" blade (254mm) vs. the 250mm blade it comes with? I like this saw, but saw another review that said they couldn’t use a Diablo blade because it was 254mm. I looked at Home Depot, etc and everyone’s is 254 – even Dewalts. Any thoughts on that?
    Thank you so much, this is really helping me. I truly appreciate your feedback.

  16. Tom Judkins on February 23, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks for the video. I have this saw in my garage right now. Do you have any clue what the third set of fence mount points are used for? I guess for cutting with thre fence on the left (?)

  17. Sam Duncan on February 23, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Please excuse my question if it seems critical; I assure you it’s not meant that way. When measuring up to the table from the floor, did you set up a level base first? For example, laydown a sheet of ply then shim it to level, then place the saw on that and measure up. I only ask because most garage floors are ever so slightly pitched at 1/8" per foot.

  18. Jim Gray on February 23, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks for the review. In my Christmas stocking today was a card from my wife saying, “Good for one table saw”. Guess I’m going shopping next week!

  19. Dream Look Auto Detailing Auto Detailing on February 23, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Very good video, honest & strait to the point. I’ve been checking around but leaning towards the Dewalt. Been using a buddy’s newer Kobalt & didn’t care for the fencing. It’s not very stable…Now know I’m getting the Dewalt for sure. Thanks!👍

  20. Preston Gaines on February 23, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks for going over the fence in depth; however, I wish you have shown how the stand breaks down and sets up!

  21. CA Rasmussen on February 23, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    maybe your floor is not completely level. I know my garage floor isn’t. I got down on my hands and knees and checked. I am in a rental so nothing I can do.. My workbench is a little wobbly so maybe I need to shim it up a little? I am brand new to all this, learning as I go. Making mistakes but proud I was able to fix a big one. 🙂 This is a great review. I am in the process of looking at table saws. I know I need a jobsite saw for now as I said we rent and have limited space in the garage. I just bought a plunge router that’s DeWalt. So far I love it. I have read a ton of reviews on this saw and a few others. i think for the price this is the one i am going to buy. great tip to wait and see if it goes on sale. personally not a fan of Lowe’s but I’ll go there if I need to to buy this saw.

  22. patrick hoxie on February 23, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    I was wondering why my outfeed table was tilted!!!!??? I always figured I build it wrong! I never even thought to actually measure the darn thing. Good find! What’s up with that ?

  23. Paul Evans on February 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Does the saw support a dado stack?

  24. B Brown on February 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    I had the very same saw. I sold it because of the terrible dust collection. How are you dealing with the saw dust blowing up in your face past the saw blade? Also how are you dealing with all the saw dust blowing at you from that open trunion area under the saw?

  25. Eric Johnson on February 23, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Any idea if there is a throat plate available for this saw to use a Dado stack?

  26. brandi1961 on February 23, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    I recently bought saw and set it up but I have one issue. With the fence attached to the position closest to the blade I can’t get the fence to seat all the way down on the table. Any ideas on this?

  27. TechMAP on February 23, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    hey how about accuracy? how accurate is it to build furniture?

  28. txbob on February 23, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Hi Berlin, I am wondering if this saw can be set up on a table and not use the stand? Please don’t debate why I would want this, I have my reasons. Thanks for the review.

  29. Larry Jung on February 23, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for the review! I bought the 7491RS last week. Do you recommend waxing the table saw top?

  30. Michael McPhearson on February 23, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Best explained video to help me understand this saw!

  31. Jim Selzle on February 23, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Good review of the operation and adjustments of the saw. I just purchased the same saw and the instructions are horrible (for assembly, operation, and adjustments). Good luck on your new house and thanks for putting this together.

  32. Adil Shaikh on February 23, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    How is the dust collection on this saw? Please reply. Thanks!

  33. Cs on February 23, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    I own the skilsaw 10". Very simular, in canada they are far from the same price (dewalt is 200 dollars more here for some misguided reason). The skilsaw is a beast just like the dewalt. My run out + table flatness is likely more severe in the defense of the dewalt being slightly better. I’m guessing skilsaw bought designs from dewalt based on the similarities

  34. Gene South on February 23, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Hi, I enjoyed your videos on the Dewalt 491RS. I have a question for you. While watching a product video made by Dewalt on to set up the 491RS, the speaker says something line " At the end of the day , removing the Riving knife and store it under saw". He then takes the riving knife and quickly reaches it under the table and sticks it somewhere, but for the life of me I cannot find a on-board storage place for the riving knife. I see where to store the arbor wrenches, the miter, where to wrap the cord, but cannot find a place that accepts the riving knife. Would you be willing to take a photo of that riving knife on board storage location and post it or send it to me? Thanks, Gene in Texas

  35. Nicholas Stephens on February 23, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Best review I’ve come across. Answered a lot of questions I couldn’t quite decipher from the manual. Also you’re pretty hilarious.

    Thought in your out feed table, wonder if you’re able to shim the saw where it attaches to the base with a few extra washers. Especially 3/8", I’d imagine it’d work out.

  36. Randy Lasister on February 23, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Been trying to buy this saw for five months. It’s not available in California Nevada not Arizona, it really sucks.
    Most box stores have one and that would be for display with parts missing anyhow. I keep hearing there in sea containers off the Long Beach coast. Surprises me just a bit because I thought Dewalt was an American made brand. Go figure China puts everything together, right¿
    Can’t wait, thanks for the review.

  37. Chico Smith on February 23, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    I just found one of these for a hundred bucks… I think imma buy it.

  38. Anthony Ramirez on February 23, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks for the review, very informative. The legs on the left of the saw; are they the same height as the table to be used as support when ripping wider pieces? Hope that made sense. Thanks.

  39. Jeremy Huggins on February 23, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Great review! Thanks.

  40. Peter Hutter on February 23, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Awesome review!

  41. healthballnut on February 23, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Good review, I bought one of these saws 3 weeks ago, absolutely love it.

  42. harley hawk on February 23, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    put some washers between stand and saw cabinet to fix the unevenness. I just purchased this saw, Yes I watched your video on setting up. it was a saver in frustration. I personally think the saw is awesome.

  43. Christopher on February 23, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Don’t mean to judge but…why concuss the bug? I’ve done it a million times myself 🤣 Somehow I woke up and I’m this old man w weird compassionate feelings 🤔

  44. Kyle Ruiter on February 23, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    What’s the number of, the Diablo blade you purchased thanks

  45. Rchenable on February 24, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for the review, good video. I had a new 7491 xe in australia. I think dewalt is over priced. I ask for a replacement after I found out that the table top had a few area that swell n also not flat, out by 2mm here n there. The fence is not square to the table top. So a new one solved the problems but now the blade wobble when it’s running to a stop you can see. But at high speed you can see it. Change another blade, n it still wobble, I think the arbor is not machined properly. Also I have to align the blade parallel to to the mitre runner n also align the fence to the mitre runner. Do you have any suggestion to the arbor or blade wobbling issue? Thanks in advance.

  46. Nico de Jonge on February 24, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Why did you measure the hight left and right from the floor? The difference in hight will probably be in your floor. Measure the height from the frame it stands on. If you still have a difference, you have a point.

  47. lover and a hater on February 24, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Is it just mine or is there alot of wobble on the stand left to right and slight wobble front to back?

  48. Cuarajhy Rojayju on February 24, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Shared, I just purchased this in Facebook for $124 I hope it’s not a scam as the price here is more?

  49. Ken Kucel on February 24, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Great video and thank you for your service. I’ve got a cheap table saw and would like to upgrade into something like this.