The Saw Designed For Everybody? | DeWALT DWE7491RS | Review and All Adjustments

The Saw Designed For Everybody? | DeWALT DWE7491RS | Review and All Adjustments

The most versatile saw on the market? Portable enough for 1 person to move and with a larger rip capacity than a full size contractor saw this may be the best saw on the market. Follow along with me as we do a full overview and check all the possible calibrations to see how this 8 year old saw is holding up.

DeWALT DWE7491RS Table Saw:
FastCap tape measure:
Wixey Digital Angle Gauge:

===Power tools are dangerous==Always unplug when adjusting===Please Work Safe====

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00:00 Intro
00:52 Overview and Walkaround
05:52 Rolling Stand
06:55 Fence
09:26 Riving Knife
09:50 Throat Plate
10:40 Changing Blades
11:02 Inspect and Adjustments
13:26 Bent Fence?!?
15:47 Noise Comparison
16:23 Miter Gauge
17:58 Miter Slots
18:47 Conclusion and Thanks For Watching!!


  1. Martin Thomsen on January 30, 2023 at 4:22 am

    Great simple walk-through of majority of funcitons.

  2. Ricky Earp on January 30, 2023 at 4:23 am

    $300 for a used Grizzly 240volt 3HP cabinet saw from a dead man! His kids were having an "estate sale", selling all of mom and dad’s stuff for 5 cents on the dollar at most. Got a 3 month old $4000 fridge and year-old freezer for nearly nothing too!!! The rest of my 69-year’s life of good work clothes and a literally free $12,000 traditional living room suite (I didn’t like this "modern crap the first time around 60 years ago!) for hauling it off too! When Mommy and Daddy die and the kids live cross-country and their flight leaves tomorrow, be there with several trucks and some hunnert doller bills an’ strong backs!!! You kin get their car cheap too! Might be a few years old but it won’t have no miles on it, an it’ll smell new! (Ask me ’bout my late older Sister’s give-away!)

  3. Motsy on January 30, 2023 at 4:23 am

    I have one of these and it’s great! It accepts a full size 8” dado, although barely. For a portable saw it’s about all you could ask for

  4. John Terpack on January 30, 2023 at 4:25 am

    My wife and I are starting on the reno on the house we just bought. I’m looking at these saws because I have no desire to become a full-time woodworker, but I’m not sure my circular saw can do everything I might need to do. At the same time, the circular saw and a couple of the Kreg gizmos look like they could do about everything while taking up a tenth as much space as even these little tablesaws.

  5. Paul Spencer on January 30, 2023 at 4:25 am

    I have just bought the DWE74582 the little instruction book is difficult to comprehend when you aren’t familiar with the machine. Your video showed me everything I needed to know and made me aware of things I didn’t even know existed. Brilliant and thank you so much. I have now gained in confidence.

  6. lover and a hater on January 30, 2023 at 4:25 am

    Yes the fence is that smooth. Knobs not really necessary 😕

  7. Tony Borzumato on January 30, 2023 at 4:27 am

    The Delta uses an induction motor, which will always be much quieter than the universal motor of the Dewalt. Most Saws in this class use universal motors.

  8. Kevin on January 30, 2023 at 4:28 am

    notice at 18:34 when you start this saw up, the blade and riving knife briefly shudder for a split second? (i had to watch it a few times to see it) I have noticed this with my same saw, only because if you start the saw up with the blade up through a crosscut sled, it tears out/widens the kerf in your sled or zero clearance insert by 1/32? Though once it is up to speed it cuts perfectly fine. I was wondering if this is a jobsite saw thing, or table saws in general? (ive never used a cabinet saw)

  9. C M on January 30, 2023 at 4:28 am

    Is there any way to make the Dewalt a bit more quiet..?

  10. Jeff Z on January 30, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Nice review, guessing by that star next to your name you are a fellow Chicagoan? got a new subscriber for sure. Been trying to decide what saw under 1k to get for my first saw in my shop as a cnc guy getting into more fine woodworking 🙂 I don’t really need to move it around but this still seems like a very viable option after watching your excellent review of it!

  11. Steven Allen on January 30, 2023 at 4:29 am

    If you are a contractor this saw is great. If you are a weekend hobbyists this saw is more than you need. If you want to do fine woodworking save your money for a proper cabinet table.

  12. Espressomatic on January 30, 2023 at 4:29 am

    10 years? This is the current model folding stand jobsite saw from DeWalt. The model 10 years ago was significantly different.

  13. carlos prieto on January 30, 2023 at 4:31 am

    lol, Freudian Slip with "Delta"! Been looking at this Dewalt, your Delta, and was thinking about the Rigid (until I saw the bowing issue video, thanks for the heads up!). Great channel, thanks!

  14. Paul Bucalo on January 30, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Laughing at myself for not knowing about the safety switch lock… I replaced my Hitachi hybrid with the earlier version of the saw you are describing. Occasionally I miss the Hitachi’s much larger cast iron top, but nothing else. Surprising accurate cuts, easy to work with rip fence, decent dust collection, useful accessories, and a robust stand for outdoor use (I have my saw mounted to a shop built cabinet in the workshop). The only inaccuracy that requires measuring before a cut is that mine has a "growing" 1/32-1/16" discrepancy as the width of the cut requires switching between rip fence scales–purely an issue with the measuring scale tape glued on.

  15. 1steelcobra on January 30, 2023 at 4:32 am

    I’d say the miter gauge is one of those areas where DeWalt saw no reason to bother. Anybody who’d want to seriously use one will probably just get an Incra or other real one that does a better job, so they put a bare minimum one on to meet safety requirements.

  16. Carpenter4Lyfe on January 30, 2023 at 4:33 am

    If you drop the 2 legs to ground by handle 1st, you can grab frame on other end lift and drop other 2 legs. I find it easier and puts less strain on the 2 legs when you flip the entire unit around. Thanks for the content!

  17. Thomas Kjær-Rasmussen on January 30, 2023 at 4:33 am

    Dope video – great points on adjustments

  18. George Coffman on January 30, 2023 at 4:37 am

    I own this saw and also a portable contractor saw and there are times I have both set up for different operations. Never would be without both to get a job done with ease.

  19. Chris Hornberger on January 30, 2023 at 4:40 am

    I wonder if that thing is available without the rolling stand. I mentioned in another video, this is one of the ones I’m looking at for setting up as a dedicated dado saw.

  20. Gregory Mize on January 30, 2023 at 4:41 am


  21. Sean Gelarden on January 30, 2023 at 4:41 am

    The Makita is better

  22. Gary atch on January 30, 2023 at 4:42 am

    Well done video. You demonstrate the tool very nicely. I am a retired professional carpenter and I understood your presentation perfectly.

  23. cold spring on January 30, 2023 at 4:42 am

    The day DeWalt decided I had to buy a stand to get the 10 inch saw is the day I walked away from them.

  24. Michael Kaplan on January 30, 2023 at 4:46 am

    Thanks for this review. I’ve owned the saw for years and it meets my needs. I did get an aftermarket miter fence to make crosscuts.

    At 15:22 you discuss adjusting the fence vertically square to the table. It can be done but not really engineered to do so. The aluminum section is held to the plastic end pieces with screws that are torqued very tightly and possibly held with Loctite. If one can remove these screws, the aluminum section can be shimmed to get the fence vertical. I had to do this. Another solution is to add an auxiliary fence and shim the auxiliary fence.

    The cut where it was most apparent was when resawing a board when the board was wide enough to require flipping it over to complete the cut. It would leave a slight ridge in the middle.

  25. Chiparooo on January 30, 2023 at 4:46 am

    I’ve got this one and I love it. Super accurate for me. Sets up fast. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Jim Carter on January 30, 2023 at 4:46 am

    Have had that saw for 5 years without any problems. The fence is my biggest complaint, it is thin sheet metal and I’m afraid to clamp anything to it just like on this one it won’t hold up to it. The other thing I wished it had was a crank tilt mechanism. The miter can be ungraded so that’s not such a big deal, but they did short change this machine.Though about stuffing fence but haven’t figured out with what, afraid wood would swell with moisture. I bought so it can be put out of the way when not needed but still a pretty decent tool.

  27. shoham blau on January 30, 2023 at 4:48 am

    Excellent video

  28. PlunderAndPillage on January 30, 2023 at 4:50 am

    This and a new miter fence or a used 12" Powermatic table saw?

  29. clmahs728 on January 30, 2023 at 4:51 am

    I’ve watched two of your review videos and they are really well done and informative. You’re pretty thorough but I have yet to see you check the tables for flatness which is as important as fence and miter slot alignment to the blade.

  30. Matt on January 30, 2023 at 4:51 am

    Excellent video. Thank you!

  31. tyrus 08 on January 30, 2023 at 4:51 am

    I like the saw, but 10 years old, well he didn’t use it much. It has multiple features over my 1988 Makita however what yours has, I’ve always like most found a way to make it so. Interesting, and well presented, thank you………..lucky you.

  32. Mike M on January 30, 2023 at 4:51 am

    I have one of these in my small workshop, and access to a cast iron table 3hp saw with sliding cast iron mitre table in my local Men’s Shed. I prefer my DeWalt! Just as accurate, and much lower maintenance. Dust collection is better, changing blades or riving knife much faster and easier. My DeWalt is noisier, but that is the only downside.

  33. Jake c on January 30, 2023 at 4:54 am

    I have this saw and it sucks the table has tons of low spots making getting the blade square almost impossible it’s good rustic projects that don’t need to be perfect

  34. Spartan_1007 on January 30, 2023 at 4:55 am

    I have had this saw for over 5 years now. Great saw! I make cabinets and do high end trim with it. Fence is sturdy never needs adjustments. Motor is more then powerful enough IF you use the right blades for your job. Ex. Ripping I use a thin kerf ripper. All else I use 60+ tooth combo blades. I dado with it as well. Spins up an 8" dado set no problems!
    I would highly recommend using your compressor to blow out the bottom of the saw and fence rails after all jobs. Then give all adjusting gears on the bottom a good spray with dry lube. You will be very happy you did.
    The miter gauge supplied is useless for me. I make a ton of jigs for the saw to accomplish everything I need.I hook up my shop vac directly to the dust port and use a dual pluging switch and it works great.
    My only complaint. And this is minor! The switch recently went on me. I replaced it with a simple 20amp rated light switch and a chrome cover plate using the same internal box to mount it. Came out as a nice clean looking install. And works great!
    This saw owes me nothing! I have owned a mini max sc3 slider and had to down size. I went cheap and bought the Ridgid equivalent to this saw. Went threw 2 of those garbage saws in less then a year. Got the last one warrantied and sold it asap. Then bought the dewalt, money well spent.
    Highly recommend.

  35. rocketscience777999 on January 30, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Great video. Lots of great info to think about before I buy a table saw in a concise amount of time.

  36. Sebastian Reyes on January 30, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Cuánto es el voltaje de entrada

  37. Not3xactly on January 30, 2023 at 4:57 am

    I got the 8 1/4 DeWalt table saw and it’s been okay but I regret not spending more for this saw. No dado stack is the biggest issue

  38. Alan Richardson on January 30, 2023 at 4:57 am

    It’s a lousy machine. The trunnion doesn’t keep the blade in position and and and 😫

  39. Chris Hornberger on January 30, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Sorry if I posted about this previously, but my old Skil table saw had that same fence system, and I wish my big-boy saw had it. It’s an amazingly good system, and stupid-easy to calibrate.

  40. Richard Recupero on January 30, 2023 at 5:00 am

    I have this saw. My first table saw. I like it. It’s accurate and powerful for 3/4” materials. With a good calibration it’s only real holdup is the size of its top.

  41. Alan Green on January 30, 2023 at 5:00 am

    I bought this saw 4 yrs ago. It will do everything I ask of it BUT cut accurate crosscut with that miter guage. I replaced it with an Incra brand…and..something not commonly known, I cut a strip the actual width of the miter slot and sanded the bottom flat. No more issues. It does everything I ask of it now with zero problems. I have a small shop, so the ability to fold it up and store it against a wall is a big plus! Thanks for the review. You did a fantastic job!

  42. John Richter on January 30, 2023 at 5:02 am

    I need to get my head around rip capacity, as to how important that may be to me. Comparing with Skil. Solid review, thanks. Not dissing review at all, and I think speaks well to strength of unit, but . . . Has Dewalt cut some corners on specs and quality of materials over the years? Did you say your neighbor’s wax 10 yrs old? Be curious if they are holding same standards if I were to get one today. Conversely, may they’ve improved it with a few product design tweaks. Again, as always, your reviews are solid, helpful walk throughs.

  43. Mellow Guy on January 30, 2023 at 5:04 am

    Thanks for the excellent review.
    I’ve been using the older brother, the DW745 for many years. Love that saw, and it just keeps going and going. As for rip capacity, it’s never been an issue for me. I track saw sheet goods down to 16 inches or so, and then they can be run through the DeWalt pretty easily and safely, especially when used with a shop-built outfeed table. And you’re right; the miter gauge is a joke.

  44. Craig Phillips on January 30, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Interesting that you compared it to the Delta contractor saw. They’re virtually the same price (the Delta is currently $30 more).

    I would like to see a shootout between the smaller DeWalt, this DeWalt, the Skil, and the Metabo and see what the different price points get you.

  45. 1965ace on January 30, 2023 at 5:07 am

    I have one I built two homes with and have been very pleased with it.

  46. Justin on January 30, 2023 at 5:10 am

    I’m not as lucky with the fence I received. Mine is twisted where the bottom is closer to the blade than the top. I just purchased a new one to replace it. There’s no way to make that adjustment either.

  47. Stevieray on January 30, 2023 at 5:11 am

    I am trying to decide between the delta 36-725t2 vs dewalt dwe7491rs. They are both about the same price. which one has a more accurate fence? Is the motor a problem on the Delta? I have read on a few sites and some youtube videos people are complaning about the motor burning up. Is this a true problem or just an isolated issue? I do not need to worry too much about portabliity. which saw works better with a crosscut sled?

  48. Abram Olsen on January 30, 2023 at 5:15 am

    Really appreciate your honest reviews Mike! I’m a hobbyist working out of a very small shop and am wanting to do some cabinets and other furniture. I’m leaning towards the Dewalt over the Delta for the portability, but do you get the sense the Dewalt is too small to create projects of that caliber well? I don’t want to sacrifice quality over saving a little space, but I’m okay with the tradeoffs of it being a little louder or coming with a crap miter.

  49. Mike Taylor on January 30, 2023 at 5:18 am

    Mike what is your favorite table saw for an average garage shop?

  50. DankCoyote on January 30, 2023 at 5:20 am

    I own this saw, and the smaller one that takes the 8 1/4" blade. I’m a carpenter/contractor working on mostly exterior projects. We do a lot of custom joinery and mill/router all of our own trim sizes and detail pieces. On top of that I’m remodeling our home. I see no reason to own anything else. Maybe if I was building cabinets and cutting 4×8 sheets all the time I might consider a permanent shop table saw but I see no reason to waste the space on that. For the record, I’m a Milwaukee fan boy, I’ve purchased(and returned) about every brand of portable table saw. The DeWalt jobsite table saws are the best(in my opinion). I learned carpentry from rough framing I’ll tell you the number one thing that was yelled at me was this: "We’re not building Fing pianos out here"… The thing is this, the really really nice tools are a nice to do for 99% of projects. You don’t need the absolute best tools out there to do your work. When you look at some really nice carpentry work, do you think "I wonder if they used Makita or DeWalt on that one?"

    Does it do the job you need it to do? That’s it.