Portable Table Saws: We want your feedback!
Ultra-portable table saws from Bosch (model GTS1031) and DeWalt (models 7490, 7491) have been around for several years now. These are the smaller saws you can carry one-handed. We’ve been using both tools for months now, testing them for an upcoming feature article that compares them head-to-head. We’ve developed our opinions, now we’d like to hear about your experience with these smaller jobsite tablesaws.
We want to know if you’ve had any problems, if you’re still using your larger table saw(s), and generally what you like and don’t like about these smaller saws. Your comments might just make it into the magazine layout. Please don’t pontificate about your experience with other tools from these or other tool makers, we really just want to hear about ultra-portable table saws like the ones in the photos.
Look for the Ultra-Portable Table Saw Test in the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Fine Homebuilding.
The DeWalt DWE7490 has 28 1/2 in. of rip capacity. The nearly identical DWE745 can rip up to 20 in. Both saws are available with matching stands.
Bosch reinvented the ultra-portable tablesaw in 2012. The current model, GTS1031 has 18 in. of rip capacity. It too is available with a folding stand.